Top 5 smartphones launching in India in July-August 2019
In June, we saw the launch of some premium mid-range handsets such as ASUS 6Z, Samsung Galaxy M40, and Honor 20 series among others. However, there is still a long queue of smartphones that are going to arrive in India in July and August. So, if you are planning to buy a new handset, take a look at our cherry-picked list (across the spectrum).
Redmi K20 Pro: Expected to launch in mid July
The Redmi K20 Pro will arrive as a direct rival to OnePlus 7 Pro. It features an all-screen design with a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and an on-screen fingerprint sensor. The handset is powered by flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with upto 8GB RAM and upto 256GB storage. Lastly, it packs a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The Redmi K20 Pro offers a triple lens rear camera setup comprising a 48MP (f/1.8) main sensor, a 13MP (f/2.4) secondary sensor, and another 8MP (f/2.4) sensor. Up front, it houses a 20MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper which is housed in a motorized pop-up module.
Realme X: Expected to launch on July 17
Next in our list is mid-ranger Realme X. The phone sports an all-screen design with a 6.53-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and an on-screen fingerprint sensor. It is powered by Snapdragon 710 processor, paired with Adreno 606 GPU, upto 8GB RAM and upto 128GB of expandable storage. Further, it packs a 3,700mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 (20W) fast-charging support.
Realme X comes with a pop-up selfie camera
On the imaging front, the Realme X houses a dual rear camera setup comprising a 48MP (f/1.7) main camera along with a 5MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. The phone also packs a 16MP (f/2.0) front-facing camera packed in a pop-up module.
Samsung Galaxy A80: Likely to arrive on July 18
The third phone in the list, Samsung Galaxy A80 sports an all-screen design with a rotating camera and features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 730 chipset, coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Lastly, it packs a 3,700mAh battery with 25W fast-charging support.
Samsung Galaxy A80 comes with a rotating camera module
Samsung Galaxy A80 comes with a motorized triple lens rear camera comprising a 48MP (f/2.0) main lens, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 3D Time-of-flight sensor to capture depth details. Interestingly, this camera module flips up to serve as a front-facing camera, offering high-resolution selfies.
LG G8 ThinQ: Expected to launch on August 2
From the house of LG, we have G8 ThinQ. It features a 6.1-inch 'FullVision' OLED display with 3120 x 1440 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and IP68 rating. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 855 processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Moreover, it runs on Android Pie OS and packs a 3,500mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast-charging technology.
LG G8 ThinQ is no slouch in the camera department
In India, the LG G8 ThinQ will reportedly arrive with dual rear cameras comprising a 16MP main camera and a 12MP secondary camera. On the front, it sports an 8MP (f/1.7) snapper along with a 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Likely to launch on August 7
Last but not the least, we have Galaxy Note 10 on our list. Going by the leaks, it may feature a punch-hole design with a 6.3-inch screen, Infinity-O AMOLED display, and an on-screen ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor. The handset will be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 processor, paired with upto 12GB of RAM and upto 1TB of embedded storage (possibly, UFS 3.0 format).
What's the camera like on Samsung Galaxy Note 10?
The renders suggest that the Galaxy Note 10 will offer a quad lens rear camera and we expect the setup to comprise an ultrawide-angle lens, wide lens, telephoto lens, and another sensor. Lastly, it will house a single selfie camera in punch-hole setup.