From flagships to foldables: 5 most expensive smartphones of 2019
The year 2019 will be remembered as the year of 5G phones and foldable marvels as cutting-edge technologies like 5G modems, 3D cameras, and flexible displays are coming to more and more smartphones.
And because these newer innovations are yet to become mainstream, they bring with them astronomical price tags.
So, here's a look at some of the most expensive smartphones of 2019.
The most expensive smartphones announced in 2019
Huawei Mate X: Priced at around Rs. 1,82,000
Huawei's Mate X features an 8-inch OLED display which folds into a 6.6-inch front display and a 6.38-inch rear display.
In terms of optics, it has a 40MP wide-angle lens, 16MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and an 8MP telephoto camera.
The phone is backed by Kirin 980 processor, Balong 5000 chip, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, and 4,500mAh battery with 55W fast charging support.
Apple iPhone Xs Max (top model): Priced at Rs. 1,44,900
Though launched in late-2018, Apple's flagship continues to be one of the most expensive smartphones available.
iPhone Xs Max features a full-HD+ 6.5-inch Super Retina AMOLED display, 12MP+12MP dual rear-cameras, and a 7MP selfie camera with Face ID setup.
It is powered by an A12 Bionic chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and 512GB of non-expandable storage.
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Samsung Galaxy Fold: Priced at around Rs. 1,40,000
Samsung's first-ever foldable phone was unveiled last month.
It features a 4.58-inch HD+ external screen, a 7.3-inch QHD+ Infinity Flex display, and a total of six cameras.
The Fold is powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage.
Under the hood, it has a battery capacity of 4,380mAh and runs Android Pie-based One UI.
Samsung Galaxy S10 (top model): Priced at Rs. 1,17,900
Samsung's top-end Galaxy S10+ model features a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display with a QHD+, ceramic body, and is IP68-rated.
In terms of optics, the phone has 12MP+12MP+16MP triple rear-cameras and 10MP+8MP dual front-cameras.
Under the hood, this model comes with Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 processor, 12GB RAM, 1TB of storage (expandable by upto 512GB), and a 4,100mAh battery with support for two-way wireless charging.
Royole FlexPai: Priced at around Rs. 1,14,200
Touted as the world's first foldable smartphone, Royole's FlexPai was officially launched in 2018.
It features a 7.8-inch full-HD+ AMOLED foldable display and a dual-view 16MP+20MP dual-camera setup.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
Under the hood, FlexPai packs a 3,800mAh battery with 25W RO fast charge support and runs Android Pie-based WaterOS 1.0.