Last week, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Y2 in India. Successor to the selfie-centric Redmi Y1 from last year, the Y2 packs in a major upgrade in almost every aspect. The selfie camera at the front has also seen a major improvement in performance which should please selfie lovers out there.
Last month, Oppo unveiled the RealMe 1, its first smartphone under its new online-only RealMe brand. If the name did not give it away, the company is looking to take on Xiaomi’s Redmi series with the RealMe 1.
Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J6 in India. The latest budget smartphone from the company competes against the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro, both of which have turned out to be incredibly popular in the country.
The OnePlus 6 was unveiled by OnePlus earlier this month and went on sale in India and other major markets of the world last month.
Last week, Huawei sub-brand Honor launched its flagship smartphone for Europe and other Asian markets: the Honor 10. The handset is based on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro but makes some compromises to reach its price tag of less than $500.
Asus recently unveiled the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in India. While Asus has previously launched numerous ZenFone handsets in India, the Max Pro M1 is special because of attractive price-to-performance ratio. The handset easily gives tough competition to the current reigning budget mid-range handset in India, the Redmi Note 5 Pro in every major department.
At MWC this year, Nokia unveiled a bunch of phones but its the premium mid-range Nokia 7 Plus that seems to have gotten the most consumers interested.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy J7 Duo in India to take on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The handset is priced around the 15k segment, one of the hottest and fastest growing smartphone segment in the country. The handset faces stiff competition from the likes of Redmi Note 5, Moto G6, and others in this segment.
After the success of the Nokia 6 last year, HMD Global has released its successor with the same name. The Nokia 6 (2018) improves on its predecessor and HMD Global has taken user input to fix some of the pain points of the previous handset.
Oppo recently announced its latest flagship phone for India: the Oppo F7. The Chinese company has seen its smartphone sales declines by a significant margin in the country over the last few months so there’s a lot riding on the shoulders of the F7.