Firstly, are 48MP cameras beneficial or just a marketing gimmick?
Talking of cameras, more megapixels don't necessarily mean better photos, considering sensor size, aperture, OIS and image processing are also crucial.
However, the latest 48MP (0.8-micron pixels) sensors should offer impressive lossless digital zoom by preserving more details.
Further, Sony and Samsung are also claiming of a 4-in-1 pixel binning technology that offers higher quality low-light images equivalent to a 12MP 1.6-micron pixel camera.
Honor View 20: Expected to be priced around Rs. 40,000
The recently launched Honor View 20 is one of the most-talked-about smartphones available today.
The flagship phone sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display with and in-screen camera design and a striking chevron design on the back.
It comes with a Kirin 980 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of non-expandable internal storage.
Moreover, it runs Android Pie-based Magic UI 2.0.1 and packs a 4,000mAh battery.
Honor View 20: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
Honor View 20 sports a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 48MP (f/1.8) Sony IMX586 sensor, paired with a 3D Time-of-Flight sensor. The main camera comes with 4-in-1 pixel binning technology and supports 960fps slow-motion video recording. Up front, it packs a 25MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper.
Huawei Nova 4: Expected to launch at around Rs. 35,000
The mid-premium Huawei Nova 4 is quite similar to its cousin, the Honor View 20.
It features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display, in-screen camera design, and a gradient finish on the rear.
The phone is powered by the Kirin 970 chipset, paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage.
Moreover, the Huawei Nova 4 runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9 and packs a 3,750mAh battery.
Huawei Nova 4 sports a triple rear camera
The premium variant of Huawei Nova 4 sports a triple rear-camera setup comprising a 48MP (f/1.8) Sony IMX586 sensor, paired with a 16MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle sensor and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. Up front, the 4.5mm display hole houses a 25MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper.
Redmi Note 7: Speculated to be priced at Rs. 10,500
Part of its Redmi sub-brand, Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 is an impressive entrant in the mid-range segment.
The phone sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ notched display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
It is powered by Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage.
Redmi Note 7 runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 9 and packs a 4,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The Redmi Note 7 comes with a dual rear camera setup comprising a 48MP (f/1.8) Samsung ISOCELL GM1 main sensor, paired with a 5MP depth sensor and LED flash. Up front, the phone offers a 13MP selfie camera.
Motorola P40: Tipped to be priced at around Rs. 20,000
Motorola is expected to launch its P40 mid-range smartphone sometime in the first quarter of 2019.
According to leaks, the phone will sport a 6.2-inch IPS display with HD+ resolution, in-screen camera design, and curved glass back.
It will run on Snapdragon 675 processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage.
Lastly, Motorola P40 will pack a 4,132mAh battery and run Android Pie.
Motorola P40 will also come with a 48MP rear camera
According to leaks, the Motorola P40 will sport a dual-rear camera setup comprising a 48MP (f/1.75) main sensor, coupled with a 5MP secondary sensor and dual-LED flash module. Up front, the phone is said to come with an AI-powered 12MP (f/1.8) selfie camera.
Xiaomi Note7 Pro: Expected to be priced around Rs. 16,000
Expected to launch in February 2019, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is likely to retain the design, display, and other internals of the Redmi Note 7.
However, the phone will come with a 48MP Sony IMX586 rear camera instead of the Samsung sensor.
Recently, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth confirmed that the company is developing a smartphone with a 48MP camera sensor. However, he remained tight-lipped and didn't give away other details about the launch of this phone or its specifications.