October was an exciting month for the world of technology. OnePlus launched its much awaited flagship smartphone, Apple’s ‘affordable’ iPhone became available in 50 countries, and Google unveiled its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. So the month saw three technology giants refreshing their flagship lineup and a number of other launches. Here, we bring to you 15 smartphones that were launched in the month of October:
OnePlus has always managed to create a stir when it launches new products. And OnePlus 6T was no exception. After months of rumours and speculations, the OnePlus 6T smartphone was launched on October 30 in India. The smartphone is available in 6GB RAM/128GB storage, 8GB RAM/128GB storage and 8GB RAM/256GB storage variants that are priced at Rs 37,999, Rs 41,999 and Rs 45,999. OnePlus 6T retains a number of specifications from OnePlus 6. The differences include an in-display fingerprint sensor, a waterdrop shaped notch, a bigger 3,700mAh battery and the presence of Android 9.0 Pie. The device has also replaced the 3.5mm headphone jack with a Type-C port.
Apple iPhone XR
Apple’s ‘affordable’ iPhone XR, went on pre-orders in India on October 19 and its sale began last week on October 26. Most of the specifications of the smartphone are the same as that of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Speaking of differences, unlike iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max which feature OLED screens, iPhone XR sports a 6.1-inch LCD screen with 1,792×828-pixel resolution. Also, it does not support dual rear cameras on its back panel. Instead, it comes with a 12MP wide angle rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization. Also, it doesn’t come with an IP68 rating, but does have an IP67 one. The price of iPhone XR begins at Rs 76,900 and it is available in six colour options including blue, coral, yellow, white, black, and Project Red.
Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL
The month also saw the launch of Google’s flagship devices of the year – Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The two smartphones share most of the specifications. Both the smartphones sport a dual front camera setup with 8MP+8MP sensors and feature a 12.2MP camera on the back panel. They are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 clubbed with Adreno 630 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL also come with Pixel Visual core, Titan M Security Module and comes with IP68 dust and water resistance. They devices run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. they only in terms of battery and display. While Google Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ flexible OLED display and houses a 2915mAh battery, Google Pixel 3 XL features a 6.3-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display and packs a 3430mAh battery. In India, Google Pixel 3’s price starts at
Nokia 3.1 Plus
HMD global updated its budget lineup in India this month with the launch of Nokia 3.1 Plus. The device comes with a 6-inch HD+ IPS display and is powered by MediaTek HelioP22 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM. The smartphone runs Android Oreo out of the box and has 32GB of storage on board. It houses a 3500mAh battery and has a dual rear camera setup with 13MP and 5MP sensors. In India, the price of Nokia 3.1 Plus is Rs 11, 499.
Nokia 8110 4G ‘Banana’ phone
We were so happy to see the Matrix phone come to India. The revamped version of the iconic Nokia 8110 – Nokia 8110 4G smart feature phone sports 2.45-inch QVGA curved screen display, runs KaiOS and is powered by 1.1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 processor. It has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. There is also a 2MP rear camera and a 1,500mAh battery on board. Nokia 8110 4G is priced at Rs 5,999.
Lenovo K9 and Lenovo A5
We also saw Lenovo’s comeback this month with its K9 and A5 smartphones. Both fall in the budget segment, with Lenovo K9 priced at Rs 8,999 and Lenovo A5 bearing price tag of Rs 5,999. Lenovo K9’s specifications include a 5.7-inch HD+ display, 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6762 octa-core processor, 13MP+5MP dual rear cameras and a dual selfie camera with the same sensors. Furthermore, it packs a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Coming to Lenovo A5, it comes with 5.45-inch HD+ IPS display, 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor and is available in 16GB and 32GB storage options.
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
If you still love BlackBerry, then the next smartphone on our list is definitely something you would like. BlackBerry launched its KEY2 LE smartphone in India this month which is priced at Rs 29,990. BlackBerry KEY2 LE comes with a 4.5-inch full-HD+ IPS LCD display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, Android 8.1 Oreo, 3,000mAh battery and 13MP+5MP dual rear cameras.
Honor 8X got launched in India this month in 4GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/128GB storage variants. The smartphone models cost Rs 14,999, Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. The specifications of Honor 8X include a 6.5-inch fullView display, octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, dual AI camera setup on its back panel, and a 3,750mAh battery.
Asus Zenfone Max M1 and Asus Zenfone Lite L1
A number of specifications in Asus Zen fone Max M1 and Asus Zenfone Lite L1smartphones are the same. Both of them come with a 5.45-inch LCD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 13MP primary snapper and Android Oreo with ZenUI on to. Talking about the differences, Asus ZenFone Max M1 comes in 3GB RAM/32GB onboard storage, while the ZenFone Lite L1 has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Both pack a 4,000mAh and 3,000mAh battery respectively. While ZenFone Max M1 sports an 8MP selfie snapper, the ZenFone Lite L1 features a 5MP front shooter. The smartphones were priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 6,999 respectively and are available at Rs 7,499 and Rs 5,999 as a part of an introductory offer.
Coolpad Note 8
The key features of Coolpad Note 8 include a 5.99-inch Full-HD+ display, 1.5GHz MediaTek MTK6750T quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM,64GB of internal storage, Android 8.0 and a 4,000mAh battery. For imaging duties, the smartphone comes with 16MP and 0.3MP dual rear cameras and an 8MP selfie camera. Coolpad Note 8 bears a price tag of Rs 9,999 in India.
Infinix Hot S3X
Priced at Rs 9,999 in India, Infinix Hot S3X comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 32GB of onboard storage, and a 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras. The smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo and houses a 4,000mAh battery.
Panasonic Eluga Ray 600
Panasonic Eluga Ray 600 costs Rs 7,999 in India and its key specifications include a 5.99-inch HD+ IPS display, 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6739WA quad-core processor, Android 8.1 Oreo and a 13MP primary camera.