From Rs 5,000 to Rs 1 lakhs there were several releases of smartphones from various big brands. The budget phone segment was popular in India with Xiaomi leading the shipment numbers and then Samsung, Realme, Vivo, among others.
The smartphone market in India is a very competitive one and provides excellent value for money. It was also fast for brands to launch the latest edition of smartphones last year. We are going to be in for a ride this coming year.
SMARTPHONE LAUNCHING IN FEBRUARY 2021 IN INDIA
- Poco M3
- Samsung Galaxy M02
- Realme X7
- Realme X7 Pro
- Redmi Note 10 series
- Xiaomi Mi 11
- Moto G9 Plus
In the first month of 2021, we were introduced to a range of smartphones like those from Xiaomi and Samsung. Lava is amazing because they will soon launch five new phones all priced under Rs. 10,000. Oppo unveiled its latest Reno 5 Pro phone on the Dimensity 1000 Plus in India.
In February 2021 we may get the POCO M3, Realme X7/X7 Pro, and Samsung M02 also Xiaomi and Moto phones respectively hit the market as well.
The first launch of the month, Poco M3 has a special dual-tone finish with a rectangular form module bearing the triple camera at the back with the Poco logo present on it. POCO gives you a 6.53-inch Full HD+ dot drop display. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 632 octa-core SoC coupled with up to 128GB of storage space and 6GB of RAM.
The Poco M3 smartphone flaunts a triple rear camera with the 48MP main one with a ½ sensor size, f/1.79 aperture, autofocus, etc. There are a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor each with an f/2.2 aperture. Selfies were taken by an 8MP camera. This Poco M3 loads 6000mAh largest battery unit with 18W fast charging.
The Samsung Galaxy M02 will be an inexpensive phone that’s priced under Rs 7000. The system will update Samsung Galaxy M01 which was released in June 2020. The 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V display is given for the Galaxy M02. Under the hood, the device can feature a huge 5000mAh battery. The details suggested that the device is operated by an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset with a 1.8 GHz clock speed. The graphics encoding will be done by Adreno 506 GPU. The device would contain at least 3GB of RAM.
REALME X7 SERIES
One of the much-awaited launches of 2021 may be the Realme X7 and X7 Pro this month. The phone comes with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen. On the inside, it is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 Plus 5G chipset. It is available in three variants with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The Realme X7 Pro packs a 64MP primary Sony IMX 686 sensor and a wide-angle 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP retro portrait lens. To the front, there is a single 32-megapixel sensor. The mobile uses a battery having 4,500 mAh with 65W quick charging help via Type-C slot.
On the other hand, the Realme X7 packs a 6.4-inch HD+ AMOLED screen. It is powered by Density 800U SoC, which is a mid-range SoC built on a 7nm fabrication process with up to 8GB of memory and 128GB of internal storage. The Realme X7 Pro is like Realme X7. This unit is backed by a 4,300mAh battery, and it has support for 50W fast charging, too.
REDMI NOTE 10 SERIES
The Redmi Note series in India has established itself as the top budget-oriented smartphone. Redmi Note 10 is likely to launch around February this year.
For now, Redmi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro are scheduled to be released in India. Xiaomi would possibly continue to use the IPS LCD panel in its handset. We expect the Pro version comes with the AMOLED display or with a faster refresh rate. While still a mystery, one of the key areas is the results. Redmi Note 10 series could be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 5G or Snapdragon 5G SoCs(750G) or Snapdragon 4G processors(732G).
It seems that the storage capacities are verified for the Redmi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro in India. The Redmi Note 10 would definitely be launched in a minimum of two versions – 4+64GB and 6+64GB. Redmi Note 10 Pro versions can come in 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, and 8GB+128GB. According to the reports, the Redmi Note 10 series (maybe Pro) would sport a 108MP primary camera with an ISOCELL image sensor produced by Samsung.
XIAOMI MI 11
The next Xiaomi Mi 11 is supposed to arrive after the Xiaomi Mi 10 series releases in India. The Snapdragon 888 is the first smartphone with the chipset and is already available in China. The Mi 11 has a 4.600mAh battery, combined with 55W wired, 50W wireless charging, and 10W wireless charging for reverse charging.
As far as optics are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a triple camera configuration on the back a 108MP f/1.85 main shooter (Samsung ISOCELL HMX) with PDAF and OIS followed by an ultra-wide 13MP f/2.4 and a 5MP macro shooter with a 50mm focal length and support for autofocus. There is a 20MP selfie cam on the front. The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a 6.81-inch OLED panel with a QHD+ (3,200 x 1,440) resolution, which curves on all four sides. There is a 120Hz refresh rate.
MOTO G9 PLUS
Recently, the Moto G9 is all over the news as it could eventually get released in India in February. So far, the Moto G9 has been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards in India. In addition to the Moto G9 Plus, a new Moto Edge S could be introduced in India.
The Moto G9 Plus offers a 6.8-inch Full HD+ LCD display. The mid-range phone under the hood is powered by Snapdragon 730G chip and is combined with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The rear quad camera has a main shooter 64MP(f/1.8), accompanied by an 8MP(f/2.2) 118° ultra-wide-angle sensor, a macro lens 2MP(f/2.2), and an f/2.2 depth sensor 2MP. On the front, the system is fitted with a 16MP(f/2.0) selfie camera. This device can be operated by an internal 5,000mAh battery with TurboPower 30W charging.