Here’s a look back at all the new smartphones that made their debut in India in the month of July
It was a smartphone launch fiesta in July with as many as 15 smartphones being launched in India alone from major smartphone makers such as Samsung, OnePlus, Realme, and Xiaomi. We take a look at all the new phones that were launched in the country in July, ranging from entry-level to the premium segment. The list includes highly anticipated and popular phones like the OnePlus Nord, Samsung Galaxy M31s, ASUS ROG Phone 3, Realme 6i, and POCO M2 Pro.
Smartphones launched in July 2020
- OnePlus Nord
- Samsung Galaxy M31s
- ASUS ROG Phone 3
- Realme 6i
- Redmi Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy M01s
- POCO M2 Pro
- Realme C11
- OPPO Reno 4 Pro
- Vivo X50 series
- Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
- Tecno Spark 5 Pro
- Vivo Y30
- Tecno Spark 6 Air
- Lava Z61 Pro
1. OnePlus Nord: Rs 24,999
OnePlus Nord (review) is the first mid-range smartphone from OnePlus in years. The handset is the cheapest 5G-phone in India yet, with its price starting at Rs 24,999. The specifications of OnePlus Nord include Snapdragon 765G SoC, a 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED 90Hz display, 48MP quad rear cameras, 32MP + 8MP dual selfie cameras, and a 4,115 battery with 30W Warp Fast Charge. The phone runs Android 10-based OxygenOS out of the box and sports in-display fingerprint scanner for security.
2. Samsung Galaxy M31s: Rs 19,499
The Samsung Galaxy M31s is an incremental upgrade to Galaxy M31, which was launched not too long ago. You get some new goodies such as Infinity-O sAMOLED display, 64MP Intelli-Cam quad cameras at the back, 25W fast charging support, and reverse charging support. Apart from this, the Samsung Galaxy M31s features the same 6,000mAh battery, Exynos 9611 SoC, and run Android 10-based OneUI 2.0 out of the box. The Samsung Galaxy M31s price in India starts at Rs 19,499.
3. ASUS ROG Phone 3: Rs 49,999
ASUS ROG Phone 3 is a gaming-centric smartphone with the all-new flagship Snapdragon 865+ 5G SoC ticking at its core. That’s not all, the handset also sports a 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED sreen with 144Hz refresh rate, up to 12GB RAM, 128GB/ 256GB fast UFS 3.1 storage options, and 64MP triple camera setup at the back. For selfies, there is a 24MP sensor up front. The ROG Phone 3 comes with a massive 6,000mAh battery with 30W hyper charging support. There are dual front-facing speakers on the phone as well. The ROG Phone 3 has been priced in India at starting at Rs 49,999.
4. Realme 6i: Rs 12,999
Realme refreshed its numeric ‘6’ series lineup in India in July with the launch of Realme 6i (review). The handset is a stripped-down version of the Realme 6 and retains most of the specifications of its sibling such as the MediaTek Helio G90T SoC and 90Hz display. However, the phone does make a few compromises, including offering a 48MP camera instead of a 64MP sensor and 20W charger bundled in the box as opposed to a 30W charger, to keep the cost down. The handset comes with a sticker price of Rs 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB base variant, while 6GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs 14,999.
5. Redmi Note 9: Rs 11,999
The Redmi Note 9 (review) is the latest affordable offering from Xiaomi. The handset has similar design language as Redmi Note 9 Pro series, including near bezel-less punch-hole display, Aura Balance design with Gorilla Glass 5, and quad cameras in a squarish module at the back. The all-new Redmi Note 9, however, sports a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, underpowered MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, and 13MP in-screen camera. Other features include 48MP quad rear cameras, a 5,020mAh battery, and a 6.53-inch FHD+ DotDisplay. The Redmi Note 9 has been launched in India with Rs 11,999 price tag.
6. Samsung Galaxy M01s: Rs 9,999
Samsung Galaxy M01s is a refreshed version of M01 that was launched back in June. The handset comes with a physical fingerprint sensor for security and Dolby Atmos for a better audio experience. The phone is powered by entry-level MediaTek Helio P22 SoC and sports a 6.2-inch HD+ TFT Infinity-V display and 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup at the back. For selfies and video chats, there is an 8MP unit on the front. A 4,000mAh battery drives the entire setup. The Samsung Galaxy M01s is priced at Rs 9,999.
7. POCO M2 Pro: Rs 13,999
POCO M2 Pro (review) is Xiaomi’s spin-off brand POCO’s first-ever affordable smartphone. The handset comes with a sticker price starting at Rs 13,999. The POCO M2 Pro shares a lot of the same specifications as the Redmi Note 9 Pro, including the Snapdragon 720G chipset, dot notch display, and 48MP quad rear cameras. The POCO phone, however, has faster 33W fast charging tech instead of 18W. The handset houses 5,000mAh battery and boots Android 10-based MIUI 11, with POCO launcher atop.
8. Realme C11: Rs 7,499
Realme C11 (review) is an entry-level offering that rocks 13MP + 2MP dual rear-facing cameras in a squarish module, a 6.5-inch HD+ display with waterdrop notch, and an all-new geometric design. The phone also features a 5,000mAh battery, MediaTek Helio G35 chipset and Nightscape mode for the primary camera. The front camera of the phone gets a 5MP sensor for selfies and video calling. The Realme C11 price in India is set at Rs 7,499 for the sole variant with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage variant.
9. OPPO Reno 4 Pro: Rs 34,990
OPPO Reno 4 Pro (review) is the latest smartphone in OPPO’s premium mid-range Reno lineup. The handset touts 90Hz refresh rate 6.5-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 720G SoC, and an impressive 65W VOOC 2.0 fast charging tech to juice up 4,000mAh battery in no time. The Reno 4 Pro sports quad cameras at the back – headlined by 48MP primary sensor, and 32MP shooter on the front for selfies and video calling. The smartphone runs ColorOS 7.2 with Android 10 out of the box and sports an in-display fingerprint scanner for security. As for the price, the OPPO Reno 4 Pro costs Rs 34,990.
10. Vivo X50 series: Rs 34,990
Vivo X50 and X50 Pro are new mid-range smartphones from Vivo that tout a slim and lightweight design, powerful hardware and impressive cameras. Both handsets sport 90Hz refresh rate AMOLED screens, 33W fast charging support, and 48MP quad cameras. The Vivo X50 Pro, however, highlights a Gimbal Camera System that promises to deliver ultra steady photos and videos and Snapdragon 765G SoC that comes with 5G modem integrated under the hood. The vanilla Vivo X50, on the other hand, is powered by underpowered Snapdragon 730 chipset. The Vivo X50 series price in India starts at Rs 34,990.
11. Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Rs 5,499
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core is the second M-series phone that was launched in India in July. Unlike the M01s, the Samsung Galaxy M01 Core is an Android Go smartphone with entry-level specifications. The handset sports a 5.3-inch HD+ display, MediaTek MT6739 SoC, up to 2GB of RAM, and 16GB/ 32GB storage options. As for the cameras, the Galaxy M01 Core has an 8MP main camera with LED flash and a 5MP selfie snapper on the front. The phone is equipped with a 3.5mm audio jack and hybrid SIM slot. A 3,000mAh battery fuels the phone. The Samsung Galaxy M01 Core price in India starts at Rs 5,499.
12. Tecno Spark 5 Pro: Rs 10,499
Tecno Spark 5 Pro is a budget offering that takes on the likes of Realme Narzo 10 and Redmi 8 in the Rs 10,000 price segment. The specifications of the phone are as follow a 5,000mAh battery, MediaTek Helio A25 chipset, and a 6.6-inch display with 90.2 percent screen-to-body ratio. In the camera department, the Tecno Spark 5 Pro sports a triple camera setup at the back with 16MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, a 2MP macro lens and an AI camera. On the front, there is an 8MP snapper for video chats and selfies. The phone sports has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and AI face unlock for security and carries a price tag of Rs 10,499.
13. Vivo Y30: Rs 14,990
Vivo Y30 is a sub-Rs 15,000 smartphone in India that ships with MediaTek Helio P35 chipset and a 6.47-inch HD+ (1560×720) LCD display. The phone is driven by a 5,000mAh battery and runs Android 10-based Funtouch OS out of the box. The handset has quad rear-facing camera, which comprises a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP sensors. Up front, the phone gets an 8MP selfie camera. In terms of connectivity, the handset features a Type-C port, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz and 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, dual SIM, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.
14. Tecno Spark 6 Air: Rs 7,999
Tecno Spark 6 Air has the beefiest battery and biggest screen size for its price. The handset sports a 7-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch and slim bezels. The phone is fueled by a 6,000mAh battery. In addition to that, the Tecno Spark 6 Air packs MediaTek Helio A22 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB user-expandable storage, 13MP triple rear cameras, and an 8MP selfie shooter. The handset boots Android 10-based HiOS 6.2 out of the box. The smartphone has been priced in India at Rs 7,999.
15. Lava Z61 Pro: Rs 5,774
Domestic smartphone maker Lava also showed its hand in July with the launch of Lava Z61 Pro in India. The vendor has priced the handset in the entry-level segment targeting users who are planning to switch to smartphone from feature phone. The Lava Z61 Pro sports a traditional 18:9 aspect ratio design with bezels all around the display. The handset is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage onboard, which is user-expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. For photography, the phone rocks 8MP snapper at the back with an LED flash, while the front camera packs a 5MP sensor for selfies and video calling. A 3,100mAh battery rounds off the specs sheet of the smartphone. The Lava Z61 Pro price in India is set at Rs 5,774 for the sole variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.