The vulnerable situation of Nepali ATM and banks is now known to everyone. We used to listen about ATM card skimming and other frauds but this time, we heard about a new attack. Chinese hackers hacked PIN and security system of the Nepali banks through ATM and withdrew cash. They were caught in the act and now this has shown that the banking system is very vulnerable. After the event, Nepal Rastra Bank or NRB ordered IT and security audit for all banks.
One year after the successful launch of Mi A2, Xiaomi Nepal has launched the new Mi A3. The A-series is one of the best selling and most love smartphone from this company. This is due to the highly praised stock Android OS. Xiaomi ships their phone with MIUI but in A series they ship Stock Android One with no UI on top. This became a huge hit with Mi A1 and people loved it. The A3 continues this trend with new improved specs and design. The Xiaomi Mi A3 price in Nepal is Rs 23,999 for 4 GB variant and Rs 27,999 for 6 GB edition.
After successful pre-booking of Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, Samsung Nepal has launched the two devices on August 26th. We estimated it to be in 25th but the launch happened after 6 days in India. This is not that far from the international retail launch date. The company has now launched two models in specific storage options. There are different RAM models and storage but the company has only put out one option. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is a smaller variant this time while the plus is the best model. The price of Galaxy Note 10 is Rs 1,16,000 in Nepal and the price of Note 10 Plus is Rs 1,35,000.
Samsung Nepal has started pre-booking for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. The company is going to launch the new flagship models very soon in the market. The pre-booking of these new smartphones starts today on August 12 and ends on August 23rd. This means Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch in Nepal is August 25th. It is estimated date according to past launch patterns. The price of both phones has been announced as well. The price of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 in Nepal is Rs 1,16,000 and price of Galaxy Note 10+ is Rs 1,35,000.
Samsung Plaza has launched its new service for exchanging old Samsung phones with a new website or platform Arkophone. This is a service that provides estimates for old Samsung devices. Users can go to the nearest Plaza or showroom to sell their old phones or tablets and get a new one after online evaluation. This is a really great service because it is what we all were needing, Many third-party sellers and retailers in Kathmandu provide mobile exchange offer. In the past, they usually used to do such offers in festivals but now, they run all the time. Arkophone exchange or evaluation service is official and users can get estimates online very easily.
Vivo Nepal launched a very exciting and exclusive phone in the Nepali market. This is the Vivo S1 and it is a mid-range smartphone with pretty interesting hardware. The phone just came in April in China and it has made its way here. This smartphone has a giant halo full view display with a small notch. It has triple cameras at back and an enormous battery. All this hardware comes at a price of less than thirty-five thousand. The Vivo S1 price in Nepal is Rs 34,690 and it falls in a very competitive zone. It competes with popular models of Samsung, Oppo, Huawei, and Xiaomi.
After the launch of Pride 1A a few months ago, Colors has launched new Pride 1x in Nepal. This is also a sub ten thousand rupees phone. The tagline of this mobile is saying 1 Series but many features. Colors is a manufacturer that specializes in this price range. They always bring new smartphones with updated software and hardware for the lower price category. This phone also brings new things to the table and the Nepalese market. The Colors Pride 1X price in Nepal is Rs 8,495. At this MRP it is offering things like a big HD screen, 4G support and Android Pie.
Honor Nepal has launched the new Honors 8S in Nepal. This is their new budget range smartphone for the masses. It came to the international market in April. However, we are getting this phone in July. This is a basic model smartphone but it has quite a good amount of features. The launch event was hosted at Hotel Akama and we also tested the device. Here we want to share experience and impressions with you. For the cost, the Honor 8S price in Nepal is Rs 12,500.
Khalti is a very popular online wallet in Nepal. They have a very good reputation and they also got a license of payment service provider from NRB. Now they are enabling a new feature that allows users to pay directly for Demat and MeroShare renewal fees. Usually, users need to go to the office of their capital or depository participant (DP). Khalti requires users to enter some necessary information and they can pay in realtime using their wallet.
OnePlus Nepal has now launched the new OnePlus 7 in Nepal. This is the new smartphone that everyone was waiting for. The OnePlus 7 Pro was launched a few weeks back. Pro models are amazing but they are on the higher end and expensive side. The normal OP 7 is actually a real upgrade over the predecessor. They come at a good price and do offer a lot as well. In our view, this is one of the best phones at the price. The OnePlus 7 price in Nepal is Rs 66,999 for the 256 GB version.