New Smartphones Launched in India in December-January 2018

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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 December-January 2018:

 

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Redmi 5A
32GB/3GB RAM

16GB/2GB RAM

  • OS Android 7.1.2
  • Weight 137g
  • Display resolution 1280 x 720
  • Display 5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16/32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 425, quad-core 1.4GHz (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 308
  • RAM 2/3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.1
  • + Internal memory
  • + RAM

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Panasonic Eluga I9

Panasonic Eluga I9

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 143g
  • Display resolution 1280 x 720
  • Display 5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor MediaTek MTK6737, quad-core 1.3GHz (A53)
  • GPU Mali 720MP
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.4
  • Battery 2,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.0
  • + Internal memory
  • + RAM
  • – Not the best processor

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Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime

Galaxy On7 Prime
32GB memory, 3GB RAM

64GB memory, 4GB RAM

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 167g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Exynos 7870 1.6GHz octa-core
  • GPU Mali T830MP1
  • RAM 3/4GB
  • Camera 13MP (f/1.9)
  • Secondary camera 13MP  (f/1.9)
  • Video [email protected] rear, 1080p front
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + RAM
  • + Internal memory
  • – Essentially the same phone as J7 Prime with minor updates

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite

Honor 9 Lite
32GB memory, 3GB RAM

64GB memory, 4GB RAM

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 149g
  • Display resolution 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.65 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Kirin 659 Octa core (4×2.36GHz A53 +  4×1.7GHz A53)
  • GPU Mali T830MP2
  • RAM 3/4GB
  • Camera 13MP + 2MP
  • Secondary camera 13MP + 2MP
  • Video [email protected] rear, 1080p front
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Android 8.0
  • + RAM
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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Huawei Honor 7X

honor 7x
32GB memory

64GB memory

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.93 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Kirin 659 Cortex-A53 Octa Core 2.4GHz
  • GPU Mali T830MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16 MP (1/2.9″) + 2 MP
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,340mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual cameras
  • + RAM
  • + Internal memory

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Honor View 10

Honor View 10

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 172g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display 6 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • 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) + 20 MP
  • Secondary camera 13 MP (f/2.0)
  • Battery 3,750mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual rear camera
  • + Internal storage
  • + RAM
  • + Android 8.0

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Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)

samsung galaxy a8

  • OS Android 7.1.1
  • Weight 191g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Display 6 inch, sAMOLED
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53), Exynos 7885
  • GPU Mali-G71
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP (f/1.7)
  • Secondary camera 16MP+8MP (f/1.9)
  • Battery 3,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual front camera
  • + Rear camera aperture

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LG V30+

lg v30

  • OS Android 7.1.2
  • Weight 158g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Display 6 inch, OLED
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU Adreno 540
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera Dual 16 MP (f/1.6, 3-axis OIS) + 13 MP (f/1.9)
  • Secondary camera 5 MP (f/2.2)
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual rear camera
  • + Internal storage
  • – Hybrid SIM slot

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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.