Blackberry Keyone

Have you been planning to buy a smartphone this month? There are many phones that are released every month at the world level. Some of them come to India instantly while some are made available after a while. In this case, you get carried away with the latest launches and can’t make a decision.

Well, here we list some latest and very good phones that might be coming to India this July. These phones are already launched globally and are expected to make their debut in the Indian market soon.

Moto E4

Status: Available, offline

The first phone in the list that is now available in retail stores in India is the latest from Motorola, Moto E4. Although the parent company Lenovo has not officially launched the Moto E4 in India, a Mumbai-based retailer has posted an unboxing video of the device stating the phone is now available in India for Rs. 8,999.

Moto India recently posted a Moto E4 Plus teaser, that means the company may also launch Moto E4 along with it. Let’s talk about the specs of the Moto E4.

Moto E4

Key Specifications

Moto E4 features a 5 inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. The smartphone is backed by a 2800mAh removable battery. It supports single SIM.

Indian variant of Moto E4 is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT673. The US variant of Moto E4 was launched with a Snapdragon processor. This is further coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

On the camera front, the Moto E4 features an 8 MP camera on the rear side with auto focus, f/2.2 aperture, and a LED flash. While, on the front, the device comes with a 5 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a LED flash. Also, the beautification mode makes it ideal for selfies.

The phone is priced at Rs. 8,999 and will be available across retail stores. The phone comes in India in two color variants – Liquorice Black and Fine Gold.

So, going by the price, the phone is a good buy, if you are buying a smartphone for normal usage. But, due to its hardware, that is compromised by the company, it would not be a great performer for heavy usage.

Moto E4 Plus

Status: To be launched

Moto E4 Plus will be a more powerful variant of Moto E4. This phone is supposed to come with a bigger display and a massive battery. The Moto India Twitter handle has posted a teaser of the phone and it may soon launch in India.

Key Specifications

As the E4 Plus is already launched in the US, we can assume the specs will be the same in India too. The phone will feature a 5.5 inches display with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It will also run on Android Nougat 7.1.1.

The major difference from the E4 in this phone will be its massive 5,000 mAh battery. The phone will also be powered by a MediaTek 6737 Quad-Core processor. It will house a 3GB of RAM with 16 GB internal memory that is further expandable up to 128 GB.

If we talk about the camera, E4 Plus to sport a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0, autofocus, and LED flash. The front shooter will be of 5 MP with f/2.2 and LED flash.

Going by the features and specs, this very much obvious that the Moto E4 Plus will be priced more than the Moto E4, which means it could be priced at around Rs. 10,000.

With Moto E4 Plus, the company is trying to lure the Indian customers by offering big battery, and latest Android version. But then again, it has done compromises in hardware section on this phone too.

So, if you want to own a smartphone just for basic usage, these phones can be a good buy. But, the smartphone may not be suitable for heavy usage. Do keep this thing in mind before buying.

Blackberry KEYone

Status: Released, Upcoming in India

BlackBerry KEYone smartphone was launched back in February 2017. It was available in America since last two months, and now it is all set to be launched in India.

Blackberry Keyone

Key Specifications

The phone features with 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen along with QWERTY keypad, that may be icing on the cake for some of you. The device will run on Android 7.1 Nougat.

The KEYone is backed up by a Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM. The phone houses 32 GB of internal memory that is expandable to 256 GB. The phone will house a Non-removable Li-Ion 3505 mAh battery with the support of Quick Charge 3.0. Which means it will get charged 50% in 36 minutes only.

If we talk about the optics, the phone sports a 12 MP camera with f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash. On the front, it features an 8 MP selfie shooter with f/2.2. Other features of KEYone include a front-mounted Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. It will support only single Nano SIM.

Also, it is to be noted that the Indian variant of the Blackberry KEYone may have slightly better specifications than the global variant.

The Blackberry KEYone is available in the U.S and Canada at $549 that translates to approx Rs. 35,500.

So, if we compare the features and specs of the phone, it may have a good hold on the market. If you are a fan of QWERTY keypad and blackberry, you can consider it.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Status: Released, Upcoming in India

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was launched in China back in May 2017. Now, according to the rumors the company is all set to launch the Mi Max 2 in the Indian market on July 26.


Key Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features a 6.44-inch full HD display and runs on MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat 7.1.1.  The phone houses a massive 5,300mAh battery. The battery also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.

The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM. It will have two memory variants 64 GB AND 128 GB that is also expandable up to 256 GB using microSD card.

It will sport a 12 MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and dual-LED flash. The front camera is 5 MP with aperture f/2.0.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was launched in China with a price tag of RMB 1,699 for the 64GB variant and RMB 1,999 for the 128GB variant. So, going by the pricing in China it is expected to be priced at around Rs 20,000 in India. The leaks further suggest that the Mi Max 2 will be sold via online channels initially, but will also be available in retail stores.

Since Xiaomi is currently having a very strong foothold in India market, the phone is also expected to be a hit. The last released from the company Redmi Note 4 was one the best selling phones in India. If you are a fan of big display, big battery, and Xiaomi, you can go for this flagship.

These are some popular upcoming phones that might come this month in India. If you think of any other phone that we missed here, let us know in comments below.


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