Some phone launch dates have been announced but delayed, same time others that have launched and can’t be sold yet
With India and globe has under lockdown because of the COVID-19, online shopping sites and deliveries for everything other than essentials has been put on hold now. People are being asked to stay home and head out only in case of an any emergency condition. We have seen multiple smartphones stalled in the pipeline because of the lockdown. While we know about some of these new products and the prices they have been launched at internet, but we can’t get our hands on them just yet. Here are some of the most interesting and exciting phones that you’ll be able to get your hands on soon after lockdown is lifted.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
The Redmi Note series is highly expected-after as these models offer good value for money. Xiaomi did launch the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in the country, but the lockdown before the first sale of this smartphone could take into place. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC and a quad-camera setup on the back. It also packs in a massive 5020mAh battery capacity and supports 33W of fast charging.
Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be priced starting at Rs. 14,999 in india which seems like an excellent price for that hardware. We’ll definitely want to get our hands on this one when the lockdown lifts. Meanwhile, check out our review of the Redmi 9 Pro soon here.
Apple iPhone SE (2020)
Who wouldn’t like an affordable iPhone well, the relatively affordable one, at least? Apple had launched the iPhone SE (2020) 2nd series, internationally while we were in lockdown, and announced its pricing in India as well. Starting at Rs. 42,500, it will get a lot of attention which it does go on sale here, but we don’t know exactly when that will be. The design is virtually identical to that of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 which follows a similar design to the iPhone 6 also going as far back as 2014. It has huge bezels above and below the display. It also misses out on FaceID and a few other with the modern features. However, the internals of the device are very powerful. It packs the Apple A13 Bionic processor (the same as the iPhone 11 series). The is the powerful hardware and the relatively low price make the Apple iPhone SE 2020 worth looking forward to.
OnePlus 8 / OnePlus 8 Pro
Just before Apple has launched the iPhone SE 2020, Then OnePlus also finally announced the OnePlus 8 series. With these new models, OnePlus has once again bumped the price up for its smartphones. The OnePlus 8 starts at Rs. 41,999 while the OnePlus 8 Pro starts at Rs. 54,999. However, these prices are lower than OnePlus’ US pricing, it’s the first plus point of price.
Both phones in the OnePlus 8 series has punch-hole displays. The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, and both as well support 5G connectivity. These devices also pack multi-camera setups and run the latest version of OxygenOS on Android 10. The prices higher than ever before, it remains to be seen if they will pack the same punch as previous OnePlus models, that’s noticeable.
While Apple took us back to 2014 with the traditional design of the iPhone SE (2020), Motorola has gone even further, resuscitating the iconic Razr brand and design from the dead. The new Motorola Razr 2019 was launched internationally late last year. It took its time to come to the Indian market of this year, but it hasn’t been able to go on sale yet because of the covid-19 lockdown. The new Motorola Razr has a foldable display and a design that’ll remind you of the old iconic original.The price starts At Rs. 1,24,999, it will be one of the most expensive smartphones to go on sale in India. We also wouldn’t recommend slamming the new Motorola Razr shut like an original.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung jumped from the Galaxy S10 series to directly S20 series, and it also introduced a new top-of-the-line model, as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. While its siblings are the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ managed to go on sale just before the lockdown starts.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is one of the best that Samsung has to offer in the market. It packs the powerful hardware of Exynos 990 SoC and it has a big 6.9-inch QHD+ 8K display. It has 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also packs a quad-camera setup at the back with its signature feature, and it has 108-megapixel primary camera.
Realme Narzo 10 / Narzo 10A
Realme latest Narzo series has been in the news as the company has had to push its launch plans ahead not once but with twice times. Clearly, the Realme wants to get these smartphones into the market and we are curious to get our hands on them. The Narzo 10 and the Narzo 10A are said to be prices are tipped to be under Rs. 15,000 only.
The Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A are rumoured the specs to sport the MediaTek Helio G80 and Helio G70 SoCs respectively. Both phones are also tipped to massive capacity 5000mAh batteries.
Vivo had also set March 26 as the next of their company launch date for the Vivo V19, and that was then pushed into April 3. Ultimately, the launch has been deferred indefinitely as the global lockdown has not yet been lifted. Vivo did launch the smartphone as the international markets. While the Snapdragon 712 SoC isn’t too exciting, but this phone does have a hole-punch with dual front cameras at the front and a quad-camera setup at the back side. It also gets Vivo’s new Funtouch OS version 10 with Android 10 OS.
Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi also has been releasing Redmi smartphones in the country at a fast pace, but the premium Mi series has been on the back at the burner. Xiaomi Mi 5 was the last phone from this particular series to come to the our Indian market and its on it now. Things were supposed to have changed, and Xiaomi did set the March 31st as the launch date for the Mi 10 in India. While the global lockdown has delayed the launch of this smartphone, we already know what to expect from the device features.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 has been powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with the 8GB of RAM. It also packs a quad-camera setup at the back with a 108-megapixel primary camera. We are looking forward to this phone post at the lockdown, as it will be interesting to see how Xiaomi prices it.
Huawei P40 series
Huawei has been launched the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and the P40 Pro+ internationally and it looks like the company wants to launch these products in India too. Huawei has already listed the Huawei P40 and the Huawei P40 Pro on its website while the lockdown. These smartphones hardware are powered by the Kirin 990 5G SoC and will run the latest EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10. Both the smartphones have 8GB of RAM. The smaller P40 comes with the storage of 128GB of storage while the P40 Pro gets has the 256GB of storage.
The Huawei P40 has a powerful triple camera setup while the P40 Pro has a quad-camera setup. Both have the same of 50-megapixel primary camera sensor. Huawei hasn’t set any of launch date for India yet. But we can expect these devices to hit the market soon after the lockdown lifts.
Motorola Edge Plus
The Motorola officially revealed the Edge and Edge Plus devices on April 22, 2020. During that event, it revealed you would be able to buy the phones available from May 14, 2020.Unfortunately, Motorola didn’t give any information about the pre-orders on their site.
The device has equipped with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 system-on-chip, which has become a prerequisite for a 2020 flagship of the smartphone. The chipset is paired with the 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and wich has 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The phone has a capacity of 5000mAh battery, which the company claims can deliver up to two days of usage, but no test results yet published on internet. The Moto Edge+ supports 18W wired fast charging over USB-C and it has 15W wireless charging as well as 5W reverse wireless charging with Qi-compatible gadgets.Upfront, the phone will has the feature of a 6.7-inch display with curved edges.
we can expect it to be cheaper than the $999, but how much we are not sure. It will also be a Verizon exclusive in the US, though.
These are the smartphones are that have been stuck after being announced with a price, and have not been able to reach the consumers. There are also a few other devices that were scheduled to be launched in India but haven’t been yet announced officially because of the covid-19.
We would have expected several new models from Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo, and others this month, but everything will have to wait to take upto a few weeks longer. Which of these smartphones are you looking forward to the most? Do let us know in the comments in below.