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Amazon's Great Indian Festival 2020: All the details and best deals

Versus rounds up all the essential info and hottest deals for this year's Amazon Great Indian Festival

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is taking place in select countries on October 13th and 14th, but Amazon India has other plans for great deals on top gadgets and goods. This year, the Amazon Great Indian Festival will be held on October 17th, and Amazon Prime members get early access to deeply discounted products and great deals on October 16th.

What else is there to know about the Amazon Great Indian Festival 2020? There’s a major focus on supporting small business this year and the event will see the launch of over 900 new products from top brands such as Samsung, Apple, OnePlus, Amazfit, and more. Here’s what to know about the annual sale.

Supporting India’s small businesses

Amazon Prime Day 2020, which is taking place in countries such as the US, UK, Germany, and Spain, is focusing on showcasing small and medium businesses by offering discounts for spending with these merchants, and it’s no different with the Great Indian Festival

In an effort to accelerate the reopening of the country’s commerce and economy, Amazon India is currently offering 10% cashback when you purchase goods from small and medium-sized businesses. However, the deals don’t stop there. They’ve also partnered with HDFC Bank to offer 10% off when shopping with debit or credit cards. Prefer to use Amazon Pay UPI? You can receive daily shopping rewards worth Rs 500 using Amazon Pay UPI.

It pays to be a Prime member

While similar to Amazon Prime Day, the Great Indian Festival extends to offer deals and discounts to the general public, not just Prime members. However, Prime members are able to access deals up to 24 hours before the general public. 

If you frequently shop on Amazon India or plan to purchase more than a few items during the Great Indian Festival, it certainly pays to be a Prime member (and not just because you’re able to access the deals a day earlier). Prime members enjoy unlimited free, fast delivery on eligible items, access to Amazon’s robust video streaming library, ad-free music, and exclusive access to deals year-round.

Preparing for the Great Indian Festival 2020

In preparation for what’s expected to be the largest Amazon event in India this year, the mega marketplace has added nearly 200 delivery stations around the country to support delivery infrastructure. They’ve also added thousands of delivery partners to ensure quick, efficient delivery to customers participating in the event.

So, what do you have to do in order to prepare? Signing up for Amazon Prime is a great choice if you want to get early access to the best deals. Aside from that, you can check the specs of the gadgets you’re interested in on Versus, and check back here to browse the deals we’ve curated below.

What are the best deals during the Great Indian Festival?

As part of the focus on small businesses, Amazon India is currently offering impressive deals when you spend with local businesses. This (currently) means that you’re able to enjoy up to 60% off home and kitchen items, up to 70% off clothing, up to 50% off food items, and up to 70% off electronics and accessories.

There are plenty of hot deals on new tech releases. This means up to 50% off new launches and on select gadgets, Echo smart speakers up to 50% off, a Fire TV stick for 40% off, and smart displays up to 40%. 

Shoppers can expect to snag hot products at steeply discounted prices in categories such as laptops, printers, vacuum cleaners, and office electronics. With so many deals on offer, it can be hard to find the best ones. That's why we've done the hard work for you by picking out some of the best deals during this Amazon Great Indian Festival.

Although the sale opens up for everyone on the 17th of October, there are already great deals available a day early for those who are Prime members. Here are some of the best offers so far:

  • boAt Rockerz 450
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    1. boAt Rockerz 450

    3,213 points

    boAt Rockerz 450

    The boAt Rockerz 450 wireless headphones already offered great value for money, but during this sale you can grab a pair for just ₹ 999.00. For this low price you get a solid pair of Bluetooth headphones that weigh just 200g and offer up to 8 hours of audio playback.

  • OnePlus 8T
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    2. OnePlus 8T

    3,506 points

    OnePlus 8T

    The latest phone from OnePlus is finally here and comes with an impressive set of specs including 12GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 865 chipset with support for 5G speeds. Other features include an under-screen fingerprint scanner (which allows for a gorgeous 6.55” edge-to-edge screen) and super-fast 65W charging. It can be ordered now for ₹ 45,999.00, or ₹ 42,999.00 if you opt for the 128GB / 8GB RAM version.

  • Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime Edition
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    3. Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime Edition

    2,767 points

    Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime Edition

    This special edition of the Samsung Galaxy M31 is launching exclusively this Great Indian Festival. The M31 is already one of the most popular smartphones on Amazon, thanks to its huge 6000 mAh battery, an amazing quad-camera setup (which boasts a 64MP shooter on the back), and 32MP selfie camera. The Prime Edition has extra integration with Amazon apps, plus you get 3 months of Amazon Prime for free!

  • LG Smart LED TV 43UM7290PTF 43"
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    4. LG Smart LED TV 43UM7290PTF 43"

    3,068 points

    LG Smart LED TV 43UM7290PTF 43"

    If you’re looking to buy a TV in the Great Indian Festival, this LG 4K Smart LED TV is highly rated. The super sharp 4K resolution and IPS technology guarantees a great viewing experience from any angle, plus it runs the WebOS smart TV system, giving you access to apps like Netflix and YouTube. You can pick one up now for ₹ 34,990.00 — a saving of 34%.

  • Asus ROG Strix G17 Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
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    5. Asus ROG Strix G17 Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

    3,400 points

    Asus ROG Strix G17 Intel Core i7-10750H 2.6GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

    Those looking for a gaming laptop deal this weekend have plenty to choose from, but we’re choosing to highlight the amazing Asus ROG Strix G17. With 16GB of RAM, a 10th generation 6-core Intel processor, and GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics card, you can play the latest games with ease — all displayed on the immersive 17.3” LED-backlit display. Grab yours now for the knockdown price of ₹ 1,04,990.00, a saving of 27%.

  • Apple iPhone 11
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    6. Apple iPhone 11

    2,971 points

    Apple iPhone 11

    Looking for power and performance all rolled into one fantastic phone? Try the iPhone 11. It offers a battery built to last all day, a dual-camera system with Ultra Wide and Night mode, and the chance to try out the new A13 Bionic, Apple's fastest chip ever. There's no better time to take advantage of this fantastic deal - during the Great Indian Festival you can get yours for over ₹20,000 off.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
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    7. Samsung Galaxy Note 20

    3,762 points

    Samsung Galaxy Note 20

    The newest generation Galaxy Note packs a pro-grade 8K camera, 120Hz refresh rate, and an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that allows users to play over 100 Xbox games on their phones. It also comes with advanced spatial awareness technology, allowing users to share files by simply pointing the phone. While it normally costs over ₹86,000, Amazon is currently offering them for under ₹78,000.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
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    8. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

    3,019 points

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

    The Galaxy Tab A7 is a slim tablet with a durable metal body that weighs a total of 476g. It's made for entertainment lovers, as well as gamers, and packs 32GB of storage that is expandable up to 1TB. Get yours during the Great Indian Festival for 14% off.

  • Honor Band 5
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    9. Honor Band 5

    4,017 points

    Honor Band 5

    While this smartwatch's large AMOLED screen pulls you in, the new Honor Band 5 has more to offer than pure, stunning beauty. It offers multiple stylish watch faces, a 14-day battery life, and the ability to choose between various different sports modes. Complete with AI-driven algorithms for high-precision heart rate readings, the Honor Band 5 offers continuous heart rate monitoring to help you reach maximum fitness. Get yours on Amazon India for 27% off.

  • Lenovo Tab M10 HD
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    10. Lenovo Tab M10 HD

    2,730 points

    Lenovo Tab M10 HD

    Ideal to share between the whole family, the Lenovo Tab M10 HD is a tablet offering top-tier features such as facial recognition, outstanding audio, and the ability to switch on a kids' mode whenever you want to let the little ones browse safely. HD entertainment plus ample storage space ensures that you'll get lots of use out of this tablet, which is now selling for 42% off the retail price.

  • boAt Stone 650
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    11. boAt Stone 650

    2,603 points

    boAt Stone 650

    Carry style with you everywhere you go with the super portable boAt Stone 650 personal speaker. Weighing just 655g, this speaker packs a punch in terms of superior sound and a rich, deep bass that flows out of the built-in subwoofer. Boasting a battery life of up to seven continuous hours, there's no reason not to jump on this hot Amazon deal; it's one of their most discounted items at 60% off.

  • Sony SRS-XB12
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    12. Sony SRS-XB12

    3,172 points

    Sony SRS-XB12

    Superb sound personifies this tiny speaker, which boasts a 16-hour battery life and IP67 rating (waterproof and dustproof), making it ideal for day trips anywhere you go. Plus, you can pair two of them together, which is all the more tempting as you can snag one with a hefty 30% discount during the Great Indian Festival as a Prime member.

  • Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
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    13. Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

    2,241 points

    Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

    Control your music, alarms, smart home, and more with the new third-generation Echo Dot. This smart speaker has been improved with higher speaker quality to allow for richer sounds throughout, making it easy to receive answers from Alexa as you ask questions, set alarms, and control your life wirelessly with your voice. This Prime Day, Amazon India is offering Echo Dots for over 20% off.

  • OnePlus 8
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    14. OnePlus 8

    3,799 points

    OnePlus 8

    Featuring a 6.55" Fluid AMOLED display that has a 90Hz refresh rate plus a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, you'll find that the OnePlus 8 is one stunning, powerful phone. Photographers will fall in love with the 48MP Triple Camera, complete with a 116-degree Ultra-Wide camera and other pro-grade features.

  • boAt Airdopes 441
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    15. boAt Airdopes 441

    1,585 points

    boAt Airdopes 441

    Featuring cutting-edge Insta Wake N' Pair technology that allows these wireless earbuds to instantly connect to devices as soon as you open the case, the boAt Airdopes 441 also offer immersive sound and 3.5 hours of continuous playtime per charge. Amazon Prime members can get theirs for 68% off during the Great Indian Festival event.

  • Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Intel Core i5-9300H 2.4GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
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    16. Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Intel Core i5-9300H 2.4GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD

    3,282 points

    Acer Nitro 5 15.6" Intel Core i5-9300H 2.4GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD

    Gamers rejoice! Acer Nitro 5 is one of the best gaming laptops for you, featuring a high-definition IPS display, an Acer CoolBoostTM cooling fan, and lag-free performance throughout. Take command of the device's powerful features with NitroSense Key and enjoy invigorating, immersive audio that's ideal for hours and hours of gameplay. At nearly 50% off, this is quite a steal for eager gamers interested in upgrading their current setup.

  • Sony WH-1000XM4
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    17. Sony WH-1000XM4

    4,160 points

    Sony WH-1000XM4

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones offer more than just wireless listening. Premium sound and personalized controls offer higher-level listening alongside cutting-edge noise-canceling technology, which adjusts to external noise levels and adjusts acoustics at over 700 times per second. As one of the hottest pairs of headphones on the market, the 10% off deal that Amazon is offering is pretty generous.

  • boAt Airdopes 171
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    18. boAt Airdopes 171

    1,386 points

    boAt Airdopes 171

    6mm drivers mean truly immersive sound when you're jamming out with the boAt Airdopes 171, which also offer stereo calling features. These wireless earbuds come complete with an impressive 380mAh charging case, meaning that you can enjoy three times the charging capabilities when you're out and about. Get yours for 75% off during this exclusive Amazon event.

  • Asus TUF Gaming FX705DD 17.3" AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 2.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD
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    19. Asus TUF Gaming FX705DD 17.3" AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 2.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD

    2,852 points

    Asus TUF Gaming FX705DD 17.3" AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 2.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD

    Powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 processor and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics, the Asus TUF Gaming FX705DD is one of the best gaming laptops for those eager to enjoy the best in performance and power. Hpyercool technology and a highlighted WASD key group make gaming a breeze. Get yours for 19% off during this Amazon event.

  • boAt Rockerz 255 Pro
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    20. boAt Rockerz 255 Pro

    1,805 points

    boAt Rockerz 255 Pro

    Featuring Bluetooth 5.0 and a connectivity range of up to 10m, the boAt Rockerz 255 Pro are some of the most lightweight and long-lasting earbuds on the market. Pitch-perfect sound and fast charging technology make these cost-effective earbuds feel much more expensive than they actually are. And, at 71% off, they're even more accessible than ever.

  • Huawei Watch GT 2e
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    21. Huawei Watch GT 2e

    3,290 points

    Huawei Watch GT 2e

    From the blood oxygen monitor to the 14-day battery life, the HUAWEI Watch GT 2e has a lot to offer users. Sports fanatics will enjoy the ability to choose between 15 professional workout modes that are all powered by the Kirin A1 processor. Get yours during the Great Indian Festival for a whopping 50% off.

  • Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless
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    22. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless

    3,874 points

    Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless

    Fingertip touch control and fine listening details make the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbud a delight for any listener. The built-in listening technology allows users to indulge in category-specific sound and Transparent Hearing. Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity ensures that your calls will be crystal clear, and the 48% off discount makes them more affordable than ever.

  • boAt Airdopes 281
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    23. boAt Airdopes 281

    1,697 points

    boAt Airdopes 281

    Interested in truly wireless earbuds that offer high-quality sound and impressive battery life? The boAt Airdopes 281 are the earbuds for you. With the ability to charge 100% within just an hour, these earbuds are truly portable and provide premium sound through the 6mm titanium alloy drivers. Amazon India is offering these Airdopes at 65% off their original price.

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