The year 2021 has just begun, but we’re already seeing some really good smartphones. And, things promise to get better as we go along. With 5G smartphones coming into the market, phones are not only getting more powerful, but there are new features coming along too. We’ve seen what’s in store for the flagship class already, with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra impressing both critics and users. But that’s not where it ends, with 5G coming to phones across price ranges this year, there’s a lot to look forward to. Here’s are the best upcoming phones in March 2021.
Upcoming phones in India in March 2021
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Series
- Realme 8 Series
- Oppo F19 Series
- Moto G10 and G30
- iQOO 5
- Asus ROG Phone 5
The prices and launch dates mentioned below are expected prices, unless mentioned otherwise. The companies haven’t confirmed the launch and price details just yet.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Series
The Xiaomi Redmi Note series have always been a rager for India, and the company aims to keep that up this year. The Redmi Note 10 series will likely have a 60Hz FullHD+ display with an AMOLED panel. It will also have a quad camera setup on the back, with a 48MP primary camera on the cheaper SKUs. The top model though will likely sport the 108MP camera that we saw last year as well. The company should be selling the phone in the Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 price ranges.
Expected Price in India: Between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000
Launch in India: March 4 (confirmed by Xiaomi)
Realme 8 Series
If Xiaomi is going to make phones with 108MP cameras, can Realme be far behind? The company recently teased a 108MP camera on its upcoming Realme 8 series, which will likely take on the Redmi Note 10 series from its fellow Chinese competition. It should also run on the MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset, which supports 5G connectivity. Reports say there will be an 8GB RAM SKU with 128GB storage to boot. It should also support 65W fast charging.
Expected Price in India: under Rs. 20,000
Expected Launch in India: March 23
Oppo F19 series
It seems March will be a big month for mid-range smartphones. The Oppo F19 series, which includes the Oppo F19 Pro and the Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G are expected to launch around the last week of March. The phone is expected to come with a telephoto lens that offers 10x lossless zoom. The company will likely peg this on the camera’s low light capabilities, but it is also expected to support Oppo’s proprietary fast charging technologies.
Expected Price in India: under Rs 30,000
Launch in India: March 21
Moto G10 and G30
Motorola wants to add two new affordable smartphones to its portfolio this month. Recent leaks indicate that the Moto G10 and Moto G30 will be launched in India this month, with at least one of them sporting 5G connectivity. The Moto G10 will likely run on the Snapdragon 460 chipset from Qualcomm and will have a 6.5 inch Max Vision HD+ display. It will probably have 6GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB SKUs, with up to 512GB expandable storage. On the other hand, the Moto G30 will likely run on the Snapdragon 662 chipset and will have a 90Hz display.
Price in India: under Rs. 15000
Launch in India: First week of March
iQOO Neo 5
The successor to the iQOO Neo 3, the iQOO Neo 5 smartphone from Vivo’s stables, is likely going to have a 48MP camera with Sony’s IMX598 sensor. It will likely also have a 13MP ultra-wide camera and another 2MP camera for depth sensing. The device will feature an aluminium chassis and will probably be powered by a 4000 mAh battery. It will also have a 120Hz display, according to most reports.
Price in India: under Rs. 45000
Launch in India: mid-March
Asus ROG Phone 5
Another flagship-class phone, the Asus ROG Phone 5 is aimed at the gamers, though we don’t know how well it will do now that PUBG Mobile doesn’t exist in India anymore. The phone will likely have a 6.78 inch AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and up to 16GB of RAM inside. The device will also be powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset from Qualcomm and will have 512GB internal storage. It will likely run on a 6000 mAh battery and will have 65W fast charging support. The cameras aren’t the highlight here, but it’s expected to have three sensors on the back, with at least one that has 64MP resolution.
Price in India: under Rs. 50,000
Launch in India: March 10 (confirmed by Asus)