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Top 16 smartphones launched in India in December 2018

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December saw a number of smartphone launches in India. From OnePlus’ fifth anniversary smartphone to Meizu’s comeback devices, the month saw an action-packed one. Here we are listing down all the smartphones that were launched in the country during this time:

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

OnePlus 6T McLaren

OnePlus teamed up with racing giant McLaren for its fifth-anniversary smartphone. OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes with the McLaren’s logo embedded on it and the side edges of the device are Papaya Orange in colour. The smartphone has a massive 10GB RAM and supports company’s Warp Charging technology. Priced at Rs 50,999, OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition comes with a subtle carbon fibre pattern underneath its glass back panel and has an Orange charging cable instead of a signature Red one.

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Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1

Priced at Rs 26,999, the Nokia 8.1 smartphone features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display that has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Nokia 8.1 runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and is a part of Google’s Android One programme. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is a dual rear camera setup onboard with 12MP and 13MP sensors and Nokia 8.1 comes with a 20MP selfie camera too. The smartphone houses a 3,500mAh.

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Oppo R17 Pro and R17

Oppo R17 Pro

The month also saw the launch of the Oppo R17 and R17 Pro smartphones. While the former is priced at Rs 34,990, the latter costs Rs 45,990 in India. Coming to the specifications, Oppo Rs 17 Pro runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with ColorOS 5.2, features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display, has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage and sports a triple rear camera setup with 12MP, 20MP and a TOF 3D stereo sensor. The device features a 25MP AI front-facing snapper and is the first to come with the company’s Super VOOC flash charging technology in India. Coming to Oppo R17, most of the specifications remain the same. The differences include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, a 16MP and 5MP dual rear camera setup, and a smaller 3,500mAh battery.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is certainly among the best smartphones that were launched this month. And we personally thought that it gives a tough competition to all the handsets that are currently ruling the budget segment of the Indian smartphone market. The device has a 6.3-inch Full-HD+ display, is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and comes with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM. The device has a dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 5MP sensors and a 13MP selfie camera. The smartphone houses a 5,000mAh battery and its base model is priced at Rs 12,999 in India.

Meizu M16th, M6T and C9

meizu M16th

Meizu made a comeback in India this month with three smartphones – M16th, M6T and C9. While the Meizu M16th is priced at Rs 39,999, the M6T costs Rs 7,999 and C9 bears a price tag of Rs 5,999. Meizu M16th features a 6-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC clubbed with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device has a dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 20MP sensors and its front panel houses a 20MP selfie camera. Speaking of Meizu M6T, the handset sports a 5.7-inch HD+ display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 processor coupled with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The smartphone has 13MP and 2MP dual rear cameras and an 8MP front-facing snapper. There is also a 3,300mAh battery onboard. The entry-level Meizu C9 smartphone has a 5.45-inch HD+ display and is powered by a quad-core Unisoc SC9832E processor. It has a 13MP primary camera, an 8MP selfie camera and has a 3,000mAh battery onboard.

Asus Zenfone Max M2

asus zenfone

Asus Zenfone Max M2 comes in 3GB RAM/32GB onboard storage and 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage options. While the former is priced at Rs 9,999 and the latter bears a price tag of Rs 11,999. The device comes with a 6.3-inch HD+ IPS LCD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor. The Android 8.1 Oreo-based smartphone houses a 4,000mAh battery and comes with 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras and an 8MP selfie camera.

Micromax Infinity N11 and N12


Micromax also launched two smartphones in the budget segment this month. Called Micromax Infinity N11 and N12, the two smartphones share most of the specifications and are priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively. The smartphones come with a 6.19-inch HD+ display and are powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor. While Infinity 12 packs 3GB RAM, Infinity 11 comes with 2GB of RAM. Both the smartphones house a 4,000mAh battery and feature 13MP+5MP dual rear cameras. While the bigger sibling has a 16MP selfie camera, Infinity N11 has an 8MP front-facing snapper.

Coolpad Mega 5, Coolpad Mega 5M, Coolpad Mega 5C


Coolpad launched three devices in the Indian smartphone market this month – Mega 5, Mega 5M, Mega 5C. All three are entry-level smartphones and the most expensive of them is Coolpad Mega 5, which is priced at Rs 6,999. Coolpad Mega 5 features a 5.7-inch HD+ display, is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor and has 3GB of RAM. The Android 8.1 Oreo-based smartphone comes with a 13MP+0.3MP dual rear cameras and houses a 3,000mAh battery. Coolpad Mega 5C, on the other hand, has a 5.45-inch HD+ display and runs the 1.3GHz quad-core processor clubbed with 1GB RAM. On the camera front, it has a 5MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie camera. Speaking of Coolpad Mega 5C, it has a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor clubbed with 1GB RAM. The smartphone has a 2,000mah battery and it comes with a 5MP primary camera along with a 2MP selfie camera.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Alpine White

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung launched an Alpine White coloured variant of its Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. While there is no change in the specifications of the device, it will only be available in 128GB storage model and cost Rs 67,900. Prior to this, it was available in Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, and Lavender Purple colours.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Polaris Blue

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Polaris Blue

Samsung Galaxy S9+ also got its own new coloured variant – Polaris Blue. The new coloured variant is available only in the 64GB storage variant and bears a price tag of Rs 64,900. Before this, the smartphone was only available in Blue, Black, Purple, Red, and Sunrise Gold colours.

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Avani Bagga
Avani Bagga
Avani has an immense love for reading, travelling and food, but not necessarily in the same order. Avani almost started pursuing law, but life had other (better) plans for her and she chose to be a writer instead (luckily!) She previously covered technology at Times Internet and wrote about smartphones, mobile apps and tech startups. When she’s not writing, you’ll be able to find her in book stores or catching up on her social life.
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