From the Galaxy S10 to the LG G8 and the Xiaomi Mi 9, exciting new phones are coming our way over the next few weeks. After a momentary silence for a few weeks after the Christmas holiday season and the new year, the smartphone launch season will start with a bang this week. More phones will come at the Mobile World Congress 2019 next month. However, today we will have a look at a few phones that will be launched in India over the next couple of months. If you’re planning to buy a new smartphone, you should have a look at these phones before making your purchasing decision.
First, the Galaxy M30 will join the Galaxy M10 and the Galaxy M30 on February 27 to complete Samsung’s defense against ASUS, Honor, Realme, and Xiaomi. Later, Xiaomi will launch its most awaited mid-range phone for 2019, the Redmi Note 7. At around the same time, OPPO will launch its triple-camera monster, the OPPO F11 Pro, to compete with the Vivo V15 Pro which will launch later this week. Samsung will launch two more phones—Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50—in the next couple of months, making way for the Galaxy S10 series sometime in late March or early April.
Samsung Galaxy M30
The Samsung Galaxy M30 has already been leaked and the company has confirmed that the phone will be launched in India on February 27. At the front, the Galaxy M30 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and a U-shaped notch. There’s a fingerprint reader at the rear along with a 13MP+5MP+5MP triple-camera setup. A 5MP ultra-wide angle camera and the 5MP depth sensor help the 13MP primary sensor. It can capture 4K videos, too. At the front, there’s a 16MP selfie camera.
The phone runs Android 9 Pie-based Samsung Experience 9.5, and uses the Exynos 7904 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Storage space can be further expanded using a dedicated microSD card slot. It has a dual-SIM card slot, dual-4G LTE + VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Galaxy M30 is powered by a large 5000mAh battery and is compatible with 15W fast charging technology. The Galaxy M30 is expected to be priced somewhere in the INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 price segment.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
The Redmi Note 7 is probably the most exciting mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi in a while, and it is due to four reasons: 48MP camera, design, Snapdragon 660 processor, and USB Type-C port. Never has there been such a huge jump in Xiaomi’s Redmi lineup of affordable smartphones. The phone will be launched in India on February 28, but it has been available in the Chinese market for over a month now.
The Redmi Note 7 features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution and U-shaped notch. The notch hides a 13MP selfie camera within. At the rear, there’s a 48MP+5MP dual-camera setup with 1080p video recording. There’s a fingerprint reader, too. The phone uses the Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The phone features a triple-card slot (SIM 1, SIM 2, microSD), dual-4G LTE + VoLTE, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, IR blaster, USB 2.0 Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi Note 7 comes packed with a 4000mAh battery, complete with support for Quick Charge 4.
OPPO F11 Pro
The OPPO F11 Pro is very similar to the Vivo V15 Pro in terms of design and features, with the biggest difference being the processor. It is being reported that the F11 Pro will be launched in March 2019. Pre-orders will begin in India on February 22, though, and it will go on sale in India through Flipkart.
The F11 Pro features a completely bezel-less 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080p resolution. The 32MP selfie camera pops up from the top of the phone, much like the Vivo NEX and the Vivo V15 Pro. At the rear, there’s a 48MP+8MP+5MP triple-camera setup and a fingerprint reader.
It is being expected that the OPPO F11 Pro will use the MediaTek Helio P80 processing chipset, 6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB internal storage. It runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS software. The phone could come powered by a huge 4500mAh battery with 18W fast charging technology.
Samsung Galaxy A30
The Samsung Galaxy A30 will launch in India sometime in the next two months. It will feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, Always On Display and a U-shaped notch. The phone will run Android 9 Pie and come equipped with the Exynos 7904 processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB internal storage. It will have a 16MP+5MP dual-camera setup at the rear and 16MP front-facing camera. The phone will have a fingerprint reader at the rear and a 4000mAh battery inside with 15W fast charging technology. It will also feature Samsung Pay.
Samsung Galaxy A50
The Samsung Galaxy A50 will come with a few improvements over the Galaxy A30. The Galaxy A50 will feature an in-display fingerprint reader, a more powerful Exynos 9610 processor, and better cameras. The phone will launch with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, Always On Display, and U-shaped notch. It will run Android 9 Pie-based Samsung Experience UI.
The recently released Exynos 9610 processing chipset will be used inside the Galaxy A50 in combination with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage. It will have a 25MP+8MP+5MP triple-camera at the rear and a 25MP selfie camera. The phone will have dedicated dual-SIM and microSD card slots. Being a Galaxy A series phone, the Galaxy A50 will feature Samsung Pay for MST and NFC transactions. There will be a 4000mAh battery inside the phone.