Top Mobile Phones Launched in November 2023

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November 2023 has been a bit cold for smartphone launches especially for the Indian market. But it doesn’t mean that the overall smartphone market has been quiet. There have been many significant launches in the global market especially in China. Besides, India witnessed some special releases too like the Moto Razr 40 Ultra Glacier Blue or Lava Blaze 2 5G on the budget spectrum. In this article we have compiled a list of all the smartphones launched in Indian and Global markets in November 2023.

Smartphones Launched in India in November 2023

While the Indian smartphone market has mostly been quiet throughout November 2023. It had some interesting smartphone launches like Moto Razr 40 Ultra Glacier Blue colour variant, Samsung Galaxy A05s,Samsung Galaxy A05, and Lava Blaze 2 5G. Here’s everything you need to know about these devices:

Moto Razr 40 Ultra Glacier Blue Colour Variant

moto razr 40 ultra

In July, Motorola released its clamshell foldables, the Moto Razr 40 and the Moto Razr 40 Ultra, in the Indian market. The company initially offered the Moto Razr 40 Ultra in Viva Magenta and Phantom Black colours. Recently, Motorola has introduced a new variant of the Moto Razr 40 Ultra in Glacier Blue.

Specifications:

  • Display: It flaunts a 6.9-inch FlexView pOLED foldable display and 3.6-inch QuickView pOLED cover display.
  • Processor: The smartphone draws power from the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (SM8475) chipset.
  • RAM and Storage: It comes in a single storage option with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
  • Software: The device runs on the Android 13 out of the box.
  • Rear Cameras: In terms of cameras the Razr 40 Ultra features 12MP + 13MP rear/cover display cameras.
  • Front Camera: On the foldable display it features 32MP camera.
  • Battery: The smartphone packs 3800mAh battery with 33W wired and 5W wireless charging support.

Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (Rs)
Moto Razr 40 Ultra Glacier Blue 8GB 256GB 89,999

Pros:

  • Large external display
  • User-friendly software
  • Fast battery charging

Cons:

  • Underwhelming cameras
  • The phone is only water-repellant

Price in India and Availability:

Samsung Galaxy A05s

galaxy a05s

The Samsung Galaxy A05s was released in India last month as the newest addition to the A-series lineup from the South Korean brand. Initially, it was launched in a sole configuration featuring 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. However, the conglomerate has now introduced a new variant of the Samsung Galaxy A05s with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.

Specifications:

  • Display: The Galaxy A05s features 6.7-inch PLS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution.
  • Processor: Beneath the display it draws power from the Snapdragon 680 chipset.
  • RAM and Storage: The smartphone packs 4GB, 6GB RAM and 128GB Storage.
  • Software: It runs on the Android 13 based OnmeUI out of the box.
  • Rear Cameras: Regarding optics the Galaxy A05s houses 50MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera setup.
  • Front Camera: On the front it houses 13MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery: The device is backed by 5000mAh battery paired with 25W fast charging support.

Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (Rs)
Samsung Galaxy A05s 4GB 128GB 13,499
Samsung Galaxy A05s 6GB 128GB 14,999

Pros:

  • Impressive battery life
  • Good daylight photography
  • Adequate performance

Cons:

  • A tad heavy
  • No charger in the box

Samsung Galaxy A05

galaxy a05

Samsung has officially revealed its latest addition to the Galaxy A-series, the Galaxy A05, in India. It was initially identified on Croma a few days ago, providing a preview of what to anticipate. This smartphone joins the Galaxy A05s, which was officially introduced in the country last month.

Specifications:

  • Display: The Galaxy A05 flaunts a 6.7 inch display with 720×1600 pixels resolution.
  • Processor: The smartphone is powered by Mediatek MT6769V/CZ Helio G85 chipset.
  • RAM and Storage: It comes in 4GB, 6GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB storage options.
  • Software: The Galaxy A05 also runs on the Android 13 based OneUI out of the box.
  • Rear Cameras: In terms of optics the smartphone features 50 MP + 2 MP camera setup.
  • Front Camera: It features 8MP selfie shooter on the front.
  • Battery: The device gets its juice from the 5000mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging support.

Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (Rs)
Samsung Galaxy A05 4GB 64GB 9,999
Samsung Galaxy A05 6GB 128GB 12,499

Pros:

  • Impressive battery life
  • Good daylight photography
  • Adequate performance

Cons:

  • A tad heavy
  • No charger in the box

Lava Blaze 2 5G

lava blaze 2 5g

The Lava Blaze 2 5G, the first sub-Rs 10,000 smartphone with a camera ring light, has launched in India. It’s an upgraded version of last year’s Lava Blaze 5G, offering a more powerful processor.

Specifications:

  • Display: the latest offering from Lava flaunts a 6.56-inch, LCD, HD+ display.
  • Processor: Under the hood it runs on the Mediatek Dimensity 6020 chipset.
  • RAM and Storage: The device comes in 4GB, 6GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB storage options.
  • Software: It runs on stock Android 13 out of the box.
  • Rear Cameras: The smartphone houses 50 MP + 0.08 MP camera setup.
  • Front Camera: On the front there’s a 8MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery: The device packs 5000mAh battery and supports 18W wired charging.

Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (Rs)
Lava Blaze 2 5G 4GB 64GB 9,999
Lava Blaze 2 5G 6GB 128GB 10,999

Pros:

  • Stock Android experience
  • Smooth performance
  • Good battery life

Cons:

  • No Widevine L1 support

Smartphones Launched Globally In November 2023

On the flip side, the worldwide smartphone market, particularly in China, has witnessed notable activity. From the recently introduced Redmi K70 series to the iQOO 12 series, there has been an abundance of smartphone launches. Here’s a rundown of all the smartphones launched in China or other international markets:

Honor 100 Series

honor 100 series

Honor recently introduced its newest smartphones, the Honor 100 and Honor 100 Pro, in China. These smartphones are equipped with the latest-generation Snapdragon chipsets and feature a 1.5K resolution display with 3,840Hz pulse width modulation (PWM) dimming.

Specifications:

  • Display: The Honor 100 has a 6.7-inch 1.5K OLED display, while the Pro version boasts a larger 6.78-inch curved OLED display.
  • Processor: The Honor 100 runs on Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, while the Pro version uses Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
  • RAM and Storage: The Honor 100 comes in 3 storage options (12GB+256GB, 16GB+256GB, 16GB+512GB), while the Pro version has 4 choices (12GB+256GB, 16GB+256GB, 16GB+512GB, 16GB+1TB).
  • Software: Both the smartphones packs Android 13 based MagicOS 7.2.
  • Cameras: The Honor 100 has dual rear cameras (50MP primary, 12MP ultra-wide, and the Pro variant has triple rear cameras (50MP primary, 12MP ultra-wide, 32MP telephoto).
  • Front Camera: Both the smartphones feature 50MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery: These smartphones have a 5000mAh battery, supporting 100W wired fast charging. The Pro version adds 66W wireless charging.

Expected Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (CNY)
Approx Price in India (Rs)
Honor 100 12GB 256GB 2499 29,300
Honor 100 16GB 256GB 2799 32,800
Honor 100 16GB 512GB 2999 35,200
Honor 100 Pro 12GB 256GB 3399 40,000
Honor 100 Pro 16GB 256GB 3699 43,400
Honor 100 Pro 16GB 512GB 3999 47,000
Honor 100 Pro 16GB 1TB 4399 51,000

Pros:

  • 1.5K OLED display
  • Up to 16GB RAM and 1TB internal storage
  • Up to 100W fast charging

Cons:

  • Runs on Android 13 based MagicOS 7.2

RedMagic 9 Pro Series

redmagic 9 pro

Nubia has revealed its newest RedMagic 9 Pro series in China, comprising two devices: the RedMagic 9 Pro and 9 Pro+. It succeeds the RedMagic 8 Pro series, introduced in January last year. The latest gaming smartphone features a completely flat back panel and is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.

Specifications:

  • Display: Both phones feature a 6.8-inch 1.5K OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 1600nits peak brightness, and 2160Hz PWM dimming.
  • Processor: The RedMagic Pro series runs on the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset with Adreno 750 GPU.
  • RAM and Storage: RedMagic 9 Pro comes in 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, 12GB+512GB storage options and the Pro+ variant comes in 16GB+256GB, 16GB+512GB, 24GB+1TB storage options.
  • Software: Both smartphones come pre-installed with the Redmagic OS based on Android 14.
  • Cameras: The RedMagic 9 Pro series has a 50MP primary sensor, 50MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro camera.
  • Front Camera: Both the smartphones feature 16MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery: The RedMagic 9 Pro packs 6500mAh battery with 80W charging support and the Pro+ packs 5500mAh battery with 165W charging support.

Expected Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (CNY)
Approx Price in India (Rs)
RedMagic 9 Pro+ 16GB 256GB 5499 64,600
RedMagic 9 Pro+ 16GB 512GB 5799 68,100
RedMagic 9 Pro+ 24GB 1TB 6999 82,200
RedMagic 9 Pro+ 16GB 256GB 5699 66,900
RedMagic 9 Pro+ 16GB 512GB 5999 70,400
RedMagic 9 Pro 8GB 256GB 4399 51,600
RedMagic 9 Pro 12GB 256GB 4799 56,300
RedMagic 9 Pro 12GB 512GB 5199 61,000

Pros:

  • 1.5K OLED display
  • Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset
  • Up to 24GB RAM and 512GB storage

Cons:

  • Only 120Hz refresh rate

OPPO Reno 11 Series

oppo reno 11 series

OPPO has revealed its Reno 11 series in China, consisting of two models, the standard Reno 11 and Reno 11 Pro. These devices will follow the Reno 10 series, which was launched in July of this year.

Specifications:

  • Display: The Reno 11 has a 6.7-inch OLED display, while the Pro model features a 6.74-inch OLED display.
  • Processor: The standard model uses the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset, while the Reno 11 Pro opts for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC with an Adreno GPU.
  • RAM and Storage: The Reno 11 comes with 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB, and 12GB/512GB storage options. In contrast, the Reno 11 Pro offers 12GB/256GB and 12GB/512GB storage options.
  • Software: Both the devices run on the Android 14 OS out of the box.
  • Cameras: The Reno 11 features a 50MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, and 32MP telephoto sensors. On the other hand the Reno 11 Pro features 50MP + 8MP + 32MP telephoto sensors.
  • Front Camera: Both the smartphones pack 32MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery: The Reno 11 5G is equipped with a 4700mAh battery with 67W fast charging, whereas the Pro version utilises a 4800mAh battery with 80W fast charging.

Expected Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (RMB)
Approx Price in India (Rs)
Reno 11 Pro 5G 12GB 256GB 3,499 41,100
Reno 11 Pro 5G 12GB 512GB 3,799 45,100
Reno 11 5G 8GB 256GB 2,499 29,700
Reno 11 5G 12GB 256GB 2,799 32,900
Reno 11 5G 12GB 512GB 2,999 35,300

Pros:

  • 6.7-inch OLED display
  • MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset,
  • Run on the Android 14 OS

Cons:

  • Only 4700mAh battery

Tecno Spark 20C

tecno spark 20c

After Tecno Spark Go 2024, Tecno launched another device in the Spark series – Tecno Spark 20C. It resembles with the recently launched Tecno Spark Go 2024 and Tecno Pop 8.

Specifications:

  • Display: 6.6-inch LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate, HD+ (720 × 1612) resolution, centralised punch hole notch, and Dynamic Port.
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 with PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: The smartphone comes with a 4GB/ 6GB RAM and 6GB Extended RAM and 128GB internal storage with a up to 1TB micro-SD card support.
  • Software: It runs on Android 13 based HiOS v13.x out of the box.
  • Cameras: The Spark 20C houses 50MP primary shooter with 1/2.8-inch sensor size, PDAF, and HDR, AI lens, and dual LED flash
  • Front Camera: On the front it packs 8MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery: It draws power from the 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

Expected Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (CNY)
Approx Price in India (Rs)
Tecno Spark 20C 4GB 128GB
Yet to be announced
Tecno Spark 20C 6GB 128GB
Yet to be announced

Pros:

  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Helio P35 chipset
  • Up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage

Cons:

  • LCD display

Redmi Note 13R Pro

redmi note 13r

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 13 Series in China, gaining attention in the midrange. They are also reportedly working on another device to accompany the device with Redmi Note 13, Note 13 Pro, and 13 Pro+.

Specifications:

  • Display: The Redmi Note 13R has a 6.67-inch OLED screen with 2400 x 1800 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 1920Hz PWM dimming, and a 10-bit colour depth.
  • Processor: Under the hood, it draws power from the MediaTek Dimensity 6080 chipset.
  • RAM and Storage: The company has launched the device in a single 12GB RAM + 256GB storage.
  • Software: It runs on Android 13 based MIUI 14.
  • Cameras: The device has a dual-rear camera setup with 108MP main camera with and 3X in-sensor zoom, along with a 2MP depth sensor.
  • Front Camera: It features 16MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery: The device packs 5000mAh with 33W charging support.

Expected Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (CNY)
Approx Price in India (Rs)
Redmi Note 13R Pro 12GB 256GB 1,999 23,200

Pros:

  • 6.67-inch OLED display
  • MediaTek Dimensity 6080 chipset

Cons:

  • Only 5000mAh battery

Vivo X100 Series

vivo x100 series

Vivo has launched the Vivo X100 series in its home market, featuring MediaTek Dimensity 9300 processor and Immortalis G720 GPU. Memory options include up to 16GB LPDDR5X and 16GB LPDDR5T.

Specifications:

  • Display: Both devices have a 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED display with 1.5K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 3000 nits peak brightness, and HDR10+ support.
  • Processor: The Vivo X100 and X100 Pro are powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chipset.
  • RAM and Storage: It comes with 12GB or 16GB LPDDR5X RAM options, and offers 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB storage options.
  • Software: Both the smartphones run on Andeoid 14 based OriginOS 4.0 out of the box.
  • Cameras: The standard X100 features 50MP + 50MP + 64MP triple rear cameras and the X100 Pro features 50MP + 50MP + 50MP triple rear cameras.
  • Front Camera: Both the smartphones sport a 32MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery: The X100 packs 5000mAh with 120W fast charging support, while the X100 Pro packs 5400mAh battery with 100W fast charging support.

Expected Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (CNY)
Approx Price in India (Rs)
Vivo X100 12GB 256GB 3,999 45,600
Vivo X100 16GB 256GB 4,299 49,100
Vivo X100 16GB 512GB 4,699 53,600
Vivo X100 16GB 512GB 4,999 57,100
Vivo X100 16GB 1TB 5,099 58,200
Vivo X100 Pro 12GB 256GB 4,999 57,100
Vivo X100 Pro 16GB 256GB 5,299 60,500
Vivo X100 Pro 16GB 512GB 5,499 62,800
Vivo X100 Pro 16GB 1TB 5,999 68,500

Pros:

  • Smooth performance
  • Solid battery life
  • Premium build
  • Refined main camera performance

Cons:

  • Snapdragon 680 is not made for heavy games
  • It does not have an ultra-wide camera and stereo speakers

Redmi K70 Series

redmi k70 series

Recently at an event in China, Xiaomi introduced the Redmi K70 series, consisting of three models: the Redmi K70e, Redmi K70, and Redmi K70 Pro. As the moniker suggests, the Redmi K70 Pro stands out as the flagship in the lineup, powered by the leading Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. the company also collaborated with Lamborghini to unveil a special edition called the Redmi K70 Pro Automobili Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

Specifications:

  • Display: It features a 6.67-inch OLED display, with 12-bit panel, 2K (3200 × 1440 pixel) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 4000 nits peak brightness.
  • Processor: Under the hood it draws power from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset (TSMC’s 4nm process) with Adreno 750 GPU.
  • RAM and Storage: the lineup offers 12GB / 16GB / 24GB LPDDR5X RAM options paired with 256GB / 512GB / 1TB UFS 4.0 storage respectively.
  • Software: All the devices run on the Android 14 based HyperOS out of the box.
  • Cameras: Regarding optics the lineup includes 50MP Sony LYTIA 800 sensor with 1/1.55-inch sensor size and OIS, 50MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash.
  • Front Camera: On the front there’s 16MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery: The Redmi K70 series packs 5000mAh battery with Surge G1 battery management chip and supports 120W fast charging with Surge P2 charging management chip.

Expected Price in India

Model RAM Storage Price (CNY)
Approx Price in India (Rs)
Redmi K70e 12GB 256GB 1,999 23,500
Redmi K70e 12GB 512GB 2,199 25,900
Redmi K70e 16GB 1TB 2,599 30,600
Redmi K70 launch 12GB 256GB 2,499 29,300
Redmi K70 launch 16GB 256GB 2,699 30,800
Redmi K70 launch 16GB 512GB 2,999 34,200
Redmi K70 launch 16GB 1TB 3,399 38,800
Redmi K70 Pro 12GB 256GB 3,299 37,700
Redmi K70 Pro 16GB 256GB 3,599 41,100
Redmi K70 Pro 16GB 512GB 3,899 44,500
Redmi K70 Pro 24GB 1TB 4,399 50,300

Pros:

  • Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset
  • Up to 24GB RAM and 1TB internal storage
  • New HyperOS

Cons:

  • Only 5000mAh battery
  • 16MP selfie shooter