November saw a slew of launches in India including the new coloured OnePlus 6T and the world’s first smartphone with quadruple rear camera setup. Just in the last week, the Indian smartphone markets saw three key entries in the budget segment. Here, we have curated a list of top smartphones that were launched in India in November 2018:
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A9 is the world’s first smartphone to come with four rear cameras. The smartphone has a 24MP primary sensor, a 10MP telephoto sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. The smartphone houses a 24MP selfie camera on its front panel. Other key specifications of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) are 6.3-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, 3,800mAh of battery, and the presence of Bixby, Samsung Pay and the Face Unlock feature. The starting price of Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is Rs 36,990.
OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple
OnePlus fans who were disappointed with just Midnight Black and Mirror Black colour options of OnePlus 6T, this month got more choice with the Thunder Purple variant of the device. There is no change in the specifications of the smartphone. It is only available with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage and is priced at Rs 41,999.
Asus ROG Phone
Asus ROG Phone is aimed towards gamers in India. Priced at Rs 69,999, Asus ROG Phone comes with features like ultrasonic AirTrigger touch sensors, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU. It also has an AMOLED display that has support for HDR. The smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with the company’s ROG Gaming UI.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
This is another photography centric smartphone that has been launched in India. Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a triple rear camera setup with a 40MP primary wide-angle sensor, a 20MP ultra wide angle sensor and an 8MP 3X telephoto sensor. For selfies and video calls, there is a 24MP RGB front facing snapper. The smartphone houses a 4,200mAh battery that supports 40W SuperCharge technology and is priced at Rs 69,990.
Realme launched its selfie centric smartphone Realme U1 in India this month. The smartphone’s starting price is Rs 11,999 and it comes with features like a 25MP selfie camera with AI enhancements, MediaTek Helio P70 processor, 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras and a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dewdrop LCD panel.
Honor expanded its budget lineup in India this month with Honor 8C smartphone. The newly launched Honor smartphone comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ TFT IPS LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras, an 8MP selfie camera and a 4,000mAh battery. The starting price of Honor 8C is Rs 11,999.
The Oppo A7 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display and a 16MP front facing camera. The smartphone is priced at Rs 16,990 and it has specifications like Snapdragon 450 processor, Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with ColorOS 5.2, 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras and a 4,230mAh battery.
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo launched its Y95 smartphone in India this month. It is the successor of the company’s Y93 smartphone and comes with a Halo Fullview Display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor. Like all other Vivo smartphones, Y95 is selfie-focussed. So, on its front panel, the smartphone comes with 20MP selfie camera that has AI capabilities. Vivo Y95 costs Rs 16,990.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Xiaomi just changed a few features of Redmi Note 5 Pro and launched a fancier version as Redmi Note 6 Pro this month. The starting price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is Rs 13,999, and it comes with the same processor, dual rear cameras, battery capacity and RAM and storage options as its predecessor. The display and design are different and the company has touted the smartphone to have some AI enhancements.