The first month of the year saw a number of exciting smartphone launches. While Samsung launched its much-awaited Galaxy M series smartphones in the budget segment, Honor tried to pose competition to OnePlus 6T with its View 20 smartphone. The month also saw two launches from Oppo. Here’s a look at the top smartphones that were launched in January 2019 in India
Samsung Galaxy M20
South Korean technology giant Samsung launched its much-awaited Galaxy M20 this month. The device sports a 6.3-inch full HD+ Infinity-V display and runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with Samsung Experience. Powered by octa-core Exynos 7904 processor, the smartphone comes with up to 4GB RAM, up to 64GB storage, and houses a 5,000mAh battery. On the camera front, the handset has 13MP+5MP dual rear cameras clubbed with an 8MP selfie snapper. The price of Samsung Galaxy M20 starts at Rs 10,990.
Samsung Galaxy M10
Samsung Galaxy M10 was launched along with the Galaxy M20 and the two smartphones share some of their specifications. Samsung Galaxy M10 features a 6.2-inch HD+ TFT display and much like Galaxy M20, it comes with an Infinity-V screen. Powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7870 processor, the smartphone comes with up to 3GB of RAM, up to 32GB of onboard storage and houses a 3,400mAh battery. For imaging duties, it has the same dual rear cameras as Samsung Galaxy M10 and for selfies, it houses a 5MP front-facing snapper. The starting price of the Samsung Galaxy M10 is Rs 7,990.
Honor View 20
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched its View 20 smartphone in India this month. The device is the first smartphone to be launched in India with a hole-punch display and it is also the first to sport a 48MP primary camera. The smartphone features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ TFT LCD All-View display and runs Android 9 Pie skinned with Magic UI 2.0. It is powered by 7nm octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor clubbed with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The device has a dual rear camera setup with a 48MP sensor and a 3D ToF sensor. It houses a 25MP selfie sensor in its display. The starting price of the Honor View 20 smartphone is Rs 37,999.
Realme C1 (2019)
Realme C1 (2019) features a 6.2-inch HD+ display and runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with ColorOS 5.1. Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, the smartphone comes with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and can hold a microSD card of up to 256GB. Realme C1 (2019) houses a 4,230mAh battery and sports a 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras and a 5MP selfie camera.
Honor 10 Lite
Another device from Honor on our list, the Honor 10 Lite smartphone features a 6.21-inch full-HD+ display and runs Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0 baked on top. Powered by HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor clubbed with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the camera front, the handset has a dual rear camera setup with 13MP and 2MP sensors. For selfies, there is a 24MP front camera and the device houses a 3,400mAh battery. Honor 10 Lite is available at a starting price of Rs 13,999.
Oppo A7 features a 6.2-inch In-Cell HD+ display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It is worth mentioning that although the 3GB RAM version has just been launched, the 4GB RAM model was already available in the market. Oppo A7 runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with ColorOS 5.2. Oppo A7 houses a 4,230mAh non-removable battery and comes with 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras. The 3GB RAM variant of the smartphone is available at a price of Rs 14,990.
Huawei Y9 (2019)
Huawei launched its Y9 (2019) smartphone that features a 6.5-inch FHD+ FullView display and is powered by a 2.2Ghz octa-core Kirin 710 processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The device runs Android Oreo skinned with EMUI 8 and houses a 4,000mAh battery. Priced at Rs 15,990, Huawei Y9 (2019) comes with 16MP+2MP dual selfie cameras and 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras.
Oppo R15 Pro
Oppo R15 Pro smartphone features a 6.28-inch full HD+ on-cell OLED display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor clubbed with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with the company’s own ColorOS 5.0 and houses a 3,430mAh non-removable battery that supports Oppo’s VOOC Flash Charge technology. The company’s VOOC technology is supposed to have the ability to deliver two hours of talk time with five minutes of charging. The smartphone is priced at Rs 25,990 in India.
Nokia 106 (2018) feature phone
Nokia 106 (2018) has a 1.8-inch QQVGA TFT display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6261D processor clubbed with 4MB of RAM and 4MB of storage. The device has a microUSB port, comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, an FM radio and an LED flashlight. Nokia 106 (2018) houses an 800mAh battery that can deliver up to 21 days of standby time or 15 hours of talk time with just one single charge. The handset has the classic Snake Xenzia game preloaded on it and it is priced at Rs 1,299.