The past year has been very fruitful for the smartphone industry. 2018 witnessed a lot of innovations and premium features in smartphones such as notch display, dual and even triple rear cameras, and powerful chipsets with more RAM. We expect this trend would only be better this year with more innovative features like display hole for selfie camera and 48MP camera. The first month of 2019 seems to have come with such interesting smartphone launches. Here’s a list of upcoming smartphones in India in January 2019.
Honor View 20
Honor recently launched the Honor V20 in China and later teased it in India as Honor View 20 on Amazon. So, the View 20 is expected to be launched this month in the country after the global launching in Paris. The smartphone comes with a hole in the display for the front camera. Moreover, it sports industry’s first 48MP rear camera accompanied by a 3D ToF camera. Other features are a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display, Kirin 980 chipset, 25MP front camera and a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support.
Huawei Nova 4
The Huawei Nova 4 was launched in China last month. It is one of the first smartphones to come with a hole in the display for the front camera. The smartphone is expected to be launched in India this month only. The device sports a 6.41-inch Full-HD+ display, Kirin 970 chipset, 25MP selfie camera, 20MP+16MP+2MP triple rear setup and a 3,750mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20
There are rumors that Samsung is working on a new series of smartphones for the Indian market. The Galaxy M10 and M20 are the first alleged phones from the new Galaxy M series. Both the Galaxy M10 and M20 will be mid-range phones with Exynos 7870 and Exynos 7885 chipsets respectively. Also, the upcoming Galaxy M series smartphones are expected to come with a new Infinity U display that means a waterdrop notch.
Huawei Y9 2019
Huawei is also teasing the launch of Huawei Y9 2019 in India. The mid-range smartphone was launched two months back in China. It comes with features like curved design in a 3D arc, a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with the notch, Kirin processor, 16MP+2MP rear cameras, 13MP+2MP front camera with AI photography features and a 4000mAh battery.
HMD has finally confirmed that it will launch next flagship Nokia 9 in January. The company released a teaser that Nokia 9 will be launched within a month. So, after the global launch event in January, Nokia 9 launch in India seems imminent. The highlight of the new smartphone is its Penta-lens camera set up with Zeiss optics at the back. It will be running Android 9.0 Pie with Android One branding and will get Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood.
Redmi Pro 2
Xiaomi confirmed back in December that it will launch a smartphone with 48-megapixel AI rear cameras. So, the Redmi Pro 2 will be the company’s first phone with the new Sony IMX 586 48MP sensor. Xiaomi President suggested it would be launched early next year. Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Pro 2 in India soon after the China launch. The device will be powered by a Snapdragon 675 processor and is expected to come with a hole in the display for the camera.
Realme is once again all set to launch another budget smartphone in India. The phone will reportedly be called Realme A1 and it could be launched in January. The smartphone is expected to come with a similar water drop notch design as the previous model Realme U1. The smartphone is expected to be launched at a cheaper price than the U1.
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