July was a busy month in the tech space. We’ve seen several major launches across different product categories, such as smartphones, laptops, headphones, and more. However, in terms of smartphones, there have been some of the most talked-about launches such as the Nothing Phone 1, Google Pixel 6a and more. Let’s take a look at the top five smartphone launches that happened this month:
1. Nothing Phone (1)
The Nothing Phone (1) from Carl Pei’s new company, co-founder of OnePlus, received a lot of attention on July 12. The Nothing Phone (1) has an interesting design with illuminated LED strips on the back panel. These are called the Glyph interface and users can sync their ringtone to it or use the 900 LEDs as a flash for their smartphone. The Nothing Phone (1) costs Rs 32,999 and comes with a 6.55-inch 120Hz display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus chipset coupled with up to 12GB of RAM. The Nothing Phone (1) comes with a 50 megapixel dual camera.
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2. Google Pixel 6a
The Google Pixel 6a was the first Pixel smartphone to be launched in India since 2020. The smartphone has been launched in India at a price of Rs 43,999 for the only 6GB RAM variant. The Google Pixel 6a comes with the same design as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, and comes with the same Google Tensor chipset paired with 6GB of RAM. The Google Pixel 6a comes with a dual rear camera which includes a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens.
3. Asus ROG Phone 6 Series
Asus also launched the latest version of its gaming smartphone, the Asus ROG Phone 6. The ROG Phone 6 series includes the ROG Phone 6, priced at Rs 71,999 and the ROG Phone 6 Pro which is priced in the country at Rs 89,999. The smartphone has been launched with a custom Samsung AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz and a touch response of 720 Hz. Both the Asus ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset coupled with up to 18GB of RAM.
4. Redmi K50i 5G
The Redmi K50i 5G has been launched in India at a price of Rs 25,999 and later for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage base variant. The 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant, on the other hand, costs Rs 28,999 in the country. The Redmi K50i 5G has launched with a 6.6-inch LCD display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset coupled with up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. The Redmi K50i has a triple rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary Samsung ISOCELL shooter, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro shooter.
5. Oppo Reno 8 Series
Oppo launched the Oppo Reno 8 series in India on July 18. The Oppo Reno 8 5G is priced at Rs 29,999 and the Oppo Reno 8 Pro is priced in India at Rs 45,999 and later in the country. The Oppo Reno 8 comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with support for a 90 Hz refresh rate, while the Reno 8 Pro has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The Oppo Reno 8 and Reno 8 Pro smartphones are powered by MediaTek Dimensity1300 and Dimensity 8100 Max chipset respectively.
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