The Indian smartphone market, despite the slowdown, has a slew of new launches scheduled for August. As the new month begins, there are a number of new smartphones that will be launched in India this month. From flagship smartphones to foldable phones and value-oriented phones, the smartphones launching this month in India and around the world will have an interesting mix – suitable for almost every segment of buyers. The devices would do well to help the smartphone industry bounce back from the mid-year slump as it leads to the holiday season and year-end launches. Without further ado, here are the smartphones launching this week.
Possibly one of the most anticipated smartphones on this list, the OnePlus 10T will launch globally and in India on August 3. The smartphone is the mid-life refresh of OnePlus’ flagship smartphone series and is expected to offer premium design and build quality along with flagship-class specs. It could be priced in the premium segment as OnePlus has diversified its smartphone range and serves the mid-range with other devices.
The OnePlus 10T is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC along with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It is expected to come with a full HD 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 50MP triple rear camera and a 16MP front camera. Other key features expected in the smartphone include a 4,800mAh battery with 150W fast charging standard. The smartphone is expected to launch in India for around Rs 50,000.
iQOO, a sister brand to OnePlus in the BBK Electronics portfolio, has launched its own flagship smartphone offering just ahead of the OnePlus 10T. Like the latter, the iQOO 9T is a premium smartphone and therefore comes with flagship specs.
The key specs of the iQOO 9T include Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset, 50MP primary camera, Android 12 OS, a 120Hz AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, and a 16MP selfie snapper on the front. The price of the phone in India starts from Rs 49,999.
Motorola Razr 2022
The Moto Razr 2022 itself is unlikely to launch in India this week, although the global launch is expected to take place at an event in China today, i.e. August 2. This year Motorola is likely to show an improvement in hinge durability design, while an overall improvement is also expected in terms of folding and external display specs.
According to reports, the Moto Razr 2022 is tipped to become the world’s first foldable phone to run on the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC and also comes with 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage options – which could outshine flagship phones in any case. on paper. Once unfolded, the smartphone will reportedly have a 6.67-inch full HD+ OLED display – with a size that matches what you’d expect from modern smartphones. On the outside, a 2.65-inch external OLED screen would provide a larger secondary display on the clamshell folding phone design.
Battery specs are yet to be announced, but the Moto Razr 2022 is expected to feature a 50MP dual camera setup. Prices of the smartphone have not yet been announced, although it will likely charge a premium for the foldable design.
Moto Edge X30 Pro
Moto’s more mainstream flagship phone, the Edge X30 Pro, is also expected to be launched by Motorola at the event in China. The smartphone is expected to launch in the global market under a different name, although the first unveiling is likely to take place in the Edge X30 Pro avatar.
In terms of specs, the smartphone could be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC along with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The device could get a large 6.73-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, and the highlight is tipped as a 200MP Samsung image sensor as part of the triple camera setup on the rear. Not much else is known about the phone yet but it is tipped to cost Rs 70,000 in India once it launches.
Infinix Hot 12 Pro
In terms of budget, the Infinix is Hot 12 Pro, which will launch on Flipkart on August 3 alongside the OnePlus 10T. The smartphone will clearly be a mid-range device, which is suggested by the spec sheet.
According to reports, the Infinix Hot 12 Pro has a 6.6-inch HD+ display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. So far there is no clarity on which chipset it will be powered by, or on the RAM and storage variants. The smartphone promises to offer a 50MP dual rear camera as well as a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. More details will be revealed once the smartphone is unveiled in India later this week, including the price tag.
Realme GT Neo 3T
While the Realme GT Neo 3T has already been launched globally, the smartphone is expected to come to India later this month. While confirmation of the launch date is yet to come, the smartphone is tipped to launch in India on August 8.
The smartphone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC along with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It has a 6.62-inch full HD+ AMOLED 120Hz display along with a 64MP triple rear camera and a 16MP front camera. It also has a 5,000mAh battery with 80W fast charging. The previous version of the smartphone, the Realme GT Neo 3, currently costs Rs 42,999 in India, so it’s likely the GT Neo 3T could also do the same. cost.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
Samsung’s latest-generation foldable phone is expected to launch on August 10, featuring new innovations that the company has managed to achieve in the design of the foldable phone. Since all generations of Samsung’s foldable flagship smartphone have been launched in India so far, the Z Fold 4 is expected to come to India as well.
The new-generation foldable smartphone features a 7.6-inch foldable AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the external display is also expected to have a fast refresh rate with a screen size of 6.2 inches. Rumors also say that the Z Fold 4 will also get a built-in S-Pen slot, but there are conflicting views about that.
In terms of performance, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 gets a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. On the outside, the smartphone can get a 50MP dual camera setup, while both the internal and external displays can get cameras below the display. The device could get a 4,400 mAh battery, with 25W fast charging too. The flagship foldable phone will likely still cost as much as the previous version, which currently costs up to Rs 1.47,999 in India.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
The last entrant in the list, the more affordable Galaxy Z Flip 4, is also expected to be part of the phones unveiled later this month. The smartphone is expected to feature a 6.7-inch full-HD AMOLED folding screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 1.9-inch external display for camera previews and music playback controls. It is expected to get the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It could also get 50MP dual cameras and a similar battery configuration to the Z Fold 4. While there is no word on pricing, the smartphone could cost in line with the price of the previous generation Z Flip smartphone.