New Smartphones Launched in India in May-June 2019

When looking for a smartphone, most of us prefer to get our hands on the latest models. Not only do these come with the latest technology, but also guarantee a longer support cycle by the manufacturers in terms of software and security updates. And with a number of launches happening every month now, we’ve put together the list of the new smartphones launched in India in the last 30-60 days. The pros and cons mentioned below are for their respective price budgets.

So here are the most recently launched smartphones in India.

New Smartphones Launched in India in May-June 2019:

 

Realme C2

Realme C2
3GB RAM/32GB

2GB RAM/16GB

What’s good:
A number fo things have changed since the Realme C1 including Android 9.0 on board, a better processor, and improved cameras. The P22 is certainly ahead of the 450 too.

 

What could have been better:
No fingerprint scanner.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    166g
  • Display
    6.1 inch, IPS
    1520 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    16/32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helios P22 Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    2/3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.2
    2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    5 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Xiaomi Redmi 7

Redmi 7

What’s good:
The cheapest Redmi has been overhauled with the Redmi 7 which is a massive upgrade over the Redmi 6. It comes with one of the best processors in the budget, dual cameras, Android 9.0 on board

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1520
  • Display
    6.26 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 632 Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz + 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2
    5MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 60FPS rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Mar, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Battery
  • Display

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Redmi 7S

Redmi Note 7
4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
If Redmi 6 series didn’t impress you much the new generation of Redmi phones should change that. Meet the Redmi 7S which delivers an extremely competitive processor and a large battery at a compelling price point. You also get a 48 megapixel camera on the back that should hopefully deliver some stunning smaller sized pictures. Making things better is Android 9.0 Pie onboard. Oh, by the way, it’s the same as the Redmi Note 7 except for the rear camera.

 

What could have been better:
Only the hybrid SIM slot.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Pie
  • Weight
    186g
  • Display
    6.3 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 660 octa-core 2.2GHzx4 + 1.8GHzx4
  • GPU
    Adreno 512
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    48 MP, f/1.8
    5MP, f/2.4 (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    13 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@120fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 18W charging QC 4.0
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    May, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Fast charging
  • Camera
  • Hybrid SIM slot

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Xiaomi Redmi Y3

Redmi Y3

What’s good:
Redmi Y3 is Redmi 7 with a better front camera. It comes with a decent processors for this budget, dual cameras on the back, Android 9.0 on board, and up to 64 gigs of storage.

 

What could have been better:
For 12K, we would have liked a 1080p screen.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1520
  • Display
    6.26 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 632 Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz + 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2
    5MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    32 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p 60FPS rear
    1080p 30FPS front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Front camera
  • Battery
  • Display

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Samsung Galaxy M40

galaxy m40

What’s good:
The M40 offers a punchhole camera which is a refreshing change from the usual teardrop. It also comes equiped with a decent processor, 6GB RAM, triple cameras, and Android 9.0 on board. Honestly, there’s not much to complain. Loks like a better phone than the A50 to us.

 

What could have been better:
The hybrid SIM slot. No 3.5mm jack either.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    6.3 inch, TFT
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.0GHz & 6×1.7GHz) Qualcomm SDM675
  • GPU
    Adreno 612
  • RAM
    4/6GB
  • Camera
    32 MP, f/1.7
    8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
    5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,500mAh, 15W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Jun, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Missing 3.5mm jack
  • Hybrid SIM slot

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Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung Galaxy A70

What’s good:
So an affordable Samsung with a touch of premium. Let’s see. Things to like: massive battery; fast charging; Android 9.0; maybe the ultra massive screen. It also comes equipped with in-screen fingerprint scanner.

 

What could have been better:
Yes, it’s a Samsung but that doesn’t mean you put a processor that’s seen in 12k phones on a phone that sells for 30k.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    183g
  • Display
    6.7 inch, sAMOLED
    1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.0GHz & 6×1.7GHz) Qualcomm SDM675
  • GPU
    Adreno 612
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    32 MP, f/1.7
    8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
    5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    32 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,500mAh, 25W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Charging
  • Processor

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Oppo Reno

oppo reno

What’s good:
So what has the Reno got going for itself? Well, it comes with a shark-fin pop-up selfie that does look more sturdy than the cylindrical modules we’ve seen on other phones. There’s also 8GB RAM and fast charging.

 

What could have been better:
Not sure why this phone is so expensive. It offers a pretty mid-range processor and nothing worth 32k honestly. Why would anyone get this instead of the OnePlus 7? Also, no wireless charging.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    185g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    128
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz ) Snapdragon 710
  • GPU
    Adreno 616
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide)
    5MP, f/2.4 (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    3,765mAh, 20W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • No notch
  • RAM
  • Processor

 

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OnePlus 7

oneplus 7

What’s good:
The best processor? Yes. Much better fingerprint scanner than the 6T? Yes. Better cameras? Seems so. Fastest storage available in the market anywhere? Yes. Good amount of RAM and storage? Yep. Decent battery and charging times? Yes and yes.

 

What could have been better:
There’s no headphone jack here. Also, no wireless charging.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    182g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    128/256GB UFS 3.0
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2.8 GHz x 1 + 2.42 GHz x 3 + 1.8 GHz x 4) Snapdragon 855
  • GPU
    Adreno 640
  • RAM
    6/8GB
  • Camera
    48MP, f/1.7, OIS
    5MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    3,700mAh, 20W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    May, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Processor
  • RAM

 

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Google Pixel 3a

Google Pixel 3a

What’s good:
No, it doesn’t have four cameras on its back but the one that is there can beat phones with four. The Pixel 3a won’t beat other phones in terms of specs. It won’t probably even hold a candle. But for 40k, it will give you the best camera experience in this budget. Also, those of us looking for a phone that fits in the pocket, this seems like a blessing.

 

What could have been better:
Yes, it might have the best camera, but you can’t be expected to shell out 40k and survive on just 64 gigs of memory. There are a lot of sacrifices to make on this phone.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    147g
  • Display
    5.6 inch, OLED
    1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.0GHz & 6×1.7GHz) Qualcomm SDM670
  • GPU
    Adreno 612
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), OIS
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, 18W charging
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    May, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Camera
  • Processor
  • Single SIM
  • Non-expandable memory
  • RAM

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Google Pixel 3a XL

Google Pixel 3a XL

What’s good:
No, it doesn’t have four cameras on its back but the one that is there can beat phones with four. The Pixel 3a XL won’t beat other phones in terms of specs. It won’t probably even hold a candle. But for 44k, it will give you the best camera experience in this budget. It’s same to the Pixel 3a in terms of major specs and differs only in size and battery.

 

What could have been better:
Yes, it might have the best camera, but you can’t be expected to shell out 40k and survive on just 64 gigs of memory. There are a lot of sacrifices to make on this phone.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    167g
  • Display
    6.0 inch, OLED
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2×2.0GHz & 6×1.7GHz) Qualcomm SDM670
  • GPU
    Adreno 612
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), OIS
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,700mAh, 18W charging
  • Connectivity
    Single SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    May, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Camera
  • Processor
  • Single SIM
  • Non-expandable memory
  • RAM

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Oppo Reno 10X

oppo reno

What’s good:
If the Reno seemed disappointing, this should make you feel better. The Reno 10X comes with the best processor in the market and offers a whopping 256GB storage. But that’s not its selling point. That award goes to the 5X lossless zoom thanks to the telephoto lens. The shark-fin pop-up and no notch seem great too.

 

What could have been better:
No wireless charging or 3.5mm audio jack.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    210g
  • Display
    6.6 inch, AMOLED
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    256GB UFS 2.1
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2.8 GHz x 1 + 2.42 GHz x 3 + 1.8 GHz x 4) Snapdragon 855
  • GPU
    Adreno 640
  • RAM
    8GB
  • Camera
    48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), OIS
    13 MP, f/3.0, 130mm (telephoto), OIS
    8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,065mAh, 20W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • No notch
  • 5X lossless zoom

 

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OnePlus 7 Pro

oneplus 7 pro

What’s good:
The best processor? Yes. Much better fingerprint scanner than the 6T? Yes. Better cameras? Seems so. Fastest storage available in the market anywhere? Yes. Good amount of RAM and storage? Yep. Decent battery and charging times? Yes and yes. What’s better compared to the OnePlus 7? No notch, a much higher resolution display with 90Hz refresh rate, a wide angle camera, a pop up selfie, faster charging, and a larger battery.

 

What could have been better:
There’s no headphone jack here. Also, no wireless charging. Also, a Rs 16,000 premium over OnePlus 7 seems a bit of a stretch.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    206g
  • Display
    6.7 inch, AMOLED
    1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Storage space
    128/256GB UFS 3.0
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Octa-core (2.8 GHz x 1 + 2.42 GHz x 3 + 1.8 GHz x 4) Snapdragon 855
  • GPU
    Adreno 640
  • RAM
    6/8GB
  • Camera
    48MP, f/1.7, OIS
    16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
    8 MP, f/2.4, 78mm (telephoto), OIS
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide)
  • Video
    2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 30W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    May, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • No notch
  • 90Hz 2K HDR10+ display

 

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Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above, we’ve listed the specs as (megapixels), (aperture), (OIS-if present), (sensor size). Generally speaking, bigger the aperture and sensor size, better is the camera. Which means smaller number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture or sensor size is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. Also 1/2.2″ is a bigger sensor than, say, 1/2.6″. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. It also produces a better brokeh. Also, OIS refers to optical image stabilization, which helps in reducing blur.

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