New Smartphones Launched in India in May-June 2018

When looking for 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.

Speaking of latest, also check the best phones in India with Android 8.0 and the best phones with 18:9 display (bezel-less) in India. So here are the most recently launched smartphones in India.

New smartphones launched in India in May-June 2018:

 

Honor 7A

honor 7a

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 150g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 430 Octa core (4×1.4 GHz & 4×1.1GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP + 2MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
What’s good:
Honor 7A seems like a great proposition at Rs 8,000 mainly because it comes with Android 8.0 out of the box, has a decent processor, and features a dual camera on the back.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing in particular.

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Honor 7C

best phones under Rs 10,000 - honor 7c

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 164g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 6 inches
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 450 Octa core (1.8GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3/4GB
  • Camera 13MP + 2MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor
  • + RAM (4GB)
What’s good:
Honor 7C comes with a great processor comparable to phones under Rs 15,000 along with Android 8.0 and dual cameras.

 

What could have been better:
We wish it came with a full HD display instead.

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Redmi Y2

redmi y2

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 170g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 6 inches
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa core (2GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3/4GB
  • Camera 12MP + 5MP, f/2.2, EIS
  • Secondary camera 16MP
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery 3,080 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor
  • + RAM (4GB)
What’s good:
Redmi Y2 comes with a great processor comparable to phones under Rs 13,000 along with Android 8.0 and dual cameras. Oh, the main selling point for the phone is its front camera though.

 

What could have been better:
We wish it came with a full HD display instead for the version that retails at 12k.

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Moto G6 Play

Moto G6 Play

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 175g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 430 Octa core (4×1.4 GHz & 4×1.1GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear, 1080p front
  • Battery 4,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Battery
  • – Display
  • – Processor
What’s good:
Well let’s quickly run past the things we like because there isn’t much. Oh, it comes with Android 8.0 and has a huge battery.

 

What could have been better:
Now now. Moto G6 Play isn’t half a phone it could have been. It’s using a 2-3 year old processor, comes with just 3GB RAM at 12k and doesn’t even have a full HD display. Can’t say we are not disappointed

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Oppo RealMe 1

best phones under 15000 - realme 1

  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160
  • Display 6 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor MediaTek 6771 octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,410mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Storage
  • + RAM
  • + Processor
  • + Android 8.1
What’s good:
Oppo phones are usually under-powered and overpriced. Not this sub-brand though. The RealMe 1 is a winner under 15k that comes with a processor that beats the Snapdragon 636, class leading RAM and internal memory, and Android 8.1 out of the box. This phone ticks all the check boxes.

 

What could have been better:
We are yet to find one.

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Moto G6

Moto G6
3GB/32GB

4GB/64GB

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 167g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 450 Octa core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f/2.2)
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Video 1080p 60FPS rear, 1080p front
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
What’s good:
Well, keeping up with the competition, the G6 offers dual camera on the back, enough RAM and storage, Android 8.0 out of the box and the solid reliability of a Motorola.

 

What could have been better:
Compared to the Snapdragon 625 on the G5 Plus, we’re not sure what Motorola was thinking putting an inferior Snapdragon 450 on this one. No it’s not bad, but it doesn’t hold a candle against the better phones in this budget. Yes, it’s a successor to Moto G5 and not G5 Plus, but then what exactly is it doing in that price territory?

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Nokia 6.1

nokia 6.1

  • OS Android 8.1
  • Weight 172
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 630
  • GPU Adreno 508
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16 MP (f/2.0)
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.1
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid SIM slot
What’s good:
If you’re a fan of the good old 16:9 displays but need a phone that isn’t outdated, this might be the phone for you. Nokia has updated the original Nokia 6 with features like a better processor, Android 8.1 out of the box and sufficient RAM and internal memory. Oh and it’s on the Android One program so expect timely updates.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really except the hybrid SIM slot.

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Huawei P20 Lite

huawei p20 lite

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 145g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Display 5.8 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 659
  • GPU Mali-T830 MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera Dual 16 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP
  • Secondary camera 24 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Front camera
  • + Android 8.0
What’s good:
Huawei’s latest addition under 20k boasts a 24MP front camera, which seems massive by any standards. It also comes with Android 8.0 out of the box and sufficient storage space. The dual rear camera should also allow great brokehs. We’re not sure how many of you are a fan of the notch though.

 

What could have been better:
Hybrid SIM slot. So you’re stuck if you need more than 64GB space and a second SIM. A lot of phones from Huawei under 20k come with almost similar specs. If you leave out the front camera, this one is clearly overpriced.

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Honor 10

Honor 10

  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight 172g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Display 5.84 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 970
  • GPU Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 24 MP (B/W)
  • Video 2160p 30FPS rear, 1080p 30FPS front
  • Secondary camera 24 MP (f/2.0)
  • Battery 3,400mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual rear camera
  • + Internal storage
  • + RAM
  • + Android 8.1
  • + Processor
What’s good:
Honor 10 is a cheaper version of the Pro 20, but is rather similar to the Honor View 10. We love how it comes with an AI function for better photos. You also get top of the line processor, RAM and internal storage. This is flagship material phone and at this price, honestly it’s a steal. Oh, and did we mention the brilliant material used in its construction to give it one of the most rare looks.

 

What could have been better:
No sir, nothing.

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VIVO X21

VIVO X21

  • OS Android 8.1
  • Weight 156g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Display 6.28 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) Snapdragon 660
  • GPU Adreno 512
  • RAM 6GB
  • Camera Dual 12MP, f/1.8 + 5MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera 12MP, f/2.0
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear and front
  • Battery 3,200mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.1
  • + Internal memory
  • + In-screen fingerprint scanner
  • + RAM
  • – Processor
What’s good:
What makes the VIVO X21 stand out is the fact that it comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, something even Samsung or Apple haven’t achieved. The phone also comes loaded with tons of RAM and memory.

 

What could have been better:
Snapdragon 660 is no match for the Snapdragon 835 or 845. The camera lacks OIS, which is disappointing in this budget. Consider this a good buy close to 30k instead.

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OnePlus 6

best phonesns under rs 40,000 - oneplus 6
6GB/64GB memory

8GB/128GB memory

  • OS Android 8.1
  • Weight 177g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Display 6.28 inch, AMOLED
  • Storage space 64/128GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385) Snapdragon 845
  • GPU Adreno 630
  • RAM 6/8GB
  • Camera Dual 16MP, f/1.7,OIS + 20MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual camera
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Internal memory
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
What’s good:
The OnePlus keeps getting better every year albeit with a price bump. This yea’s phone offers the Snapdragon 845 which makes it among the cheapest phones to offer it in the market. The controversial notch also gets added. At 6.3 inches, it’s not exactly small though even for a 18:9 display phone. As usual, OnePlus has loaded it with enough RAM and internal memory along with Android 8.1 and as many cameras as you’d want in your phone.

 

What could have been better:
We’d have to think really hard to find some flaws.

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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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