October was a busy month for smartphones. It started with the launch of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Soon after Google announced the third-generation Android Pixel Cleaner phones, OnePlus took the wrappers from its first phone with a fingerprint sensor on the screen and that was the OnePlus 6T. In addition to Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and OnePlus 6T, the other stars of October were Honor 8X and Nokia 3.1 Plus from HMD Global. The budget of Apple iPhone XR was also released in India and is now available.
It seems that November can prove to be a busy month. Smartphone makers such as Xiaomi, Nokia, Vivo, Huawei and Samsung will launch their next phones in India. The most anticipated of all is the Redmi Note 6 Pro that Xiaomi has just begun in China and Thailand. Rumors show that Xiaomi could priced the Redmi Note 6 Pro under the Rs 20,000. Giving a tough competition to the Xiaomi phone, Vivo seeks to launch a 15,000 Rs phone called Y95 in the country. Vivo has not yet revealed details of the Y95, but we at India Today Tech can confirm that the smartphone will start by the end of November, possibly after Xiaomi starts Redmi Note 5 Pro successor. Huawei is also looking at the launch of Mate 20 Pro in India this month, and this is something the company has already confirmed.
So, some phones are coming soon. However, it is worth noting the following.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Xiaomi has already promoted Redmi Note 6 Pro to Thailand and China. Now that the smartphone is already official on its domestic market, we expect Xiaomi to bring Redmi Note 6 Pro to India very soon. Although the company has not yet revealed the details of India's launch for the Redmi phone, rumors suggest that Redmi Note 6 Pro may come to India before Nov. 20. Some rumors also imply that Redmi Note 6 Pro may be charged somewhere near Redmi Note 5 Pro which today sells for Rs 14,999 in India.
Apart from India's starting dates and price, we already know everything about Redmi Note 6 Pro. Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a series of upgrades compared to Redmi Note 5 Pro. The big upgrade, however, is in the camera. This is Redmi's first phone and also a 20,000 Rs phone with a total of four cameras in India. The Redmi Note 6 Pro incorporates two front and two rear cameras. The Xiaomi phone also comes with a stunning screen and a narrow frame on the side. In India, this will be Redmi's second phone to come with a notch after Redmi 6 Pro.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei launched Mate 20 Pro along with Mate 20 in October at an event in London. The company is ready to launch the Pro version in India very soon. Last month, Huawei announced the advent of Mate 20 Pro in India, but unfortunately did not reveal the exact start date of the phone. In the official teaser, Huawei just scored Mate 20 Pro, so by now there is no word if Mate 20 will also come to India. In London, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro started at a starting price of 1,049 euros, which translates to approximately 88,400 Rs. This value is valid for 6GB and 128GB RAM. From now on, there is no word about India's Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei has been silenced for quite some time now. The main advantages of Mate 20 Pro are: Kirin 980 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, SuperCharge 40W technology and 3D Face Unlock technology. The smartphone will probably be available exclusively at Amazon.in when it starts in India.
HMD is rolled. The Finnish smartphone company is starting a phone after another in India for the past few months. HMD Global recently launched Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus, which followed Nokia 3.1 Plus. Rumors now indicate that HMD will launch Nokia 7.1 in India this month. The company, however, has not yet revealed the exact details of launching Nokia 7.1.
Nokia 7.1 has already been announced on the European market. With regard to overall design, Nokia 7.1 looks and feels similar to Nokia 6.1 Plus, which is really great, as Nokia 6.1 Plus received a positive response for its design from all glass finishes and sleek looks. Some rumors suggest HMD could priced Nokia 7.1 around Rs 20,000 in India so it could compete with the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. Both Nokia and Xiaomi phones fit into their cameras. Nokia 7.1 comes with Zeiss optics such as Nokia 7 Plus. It comes with a 12MP + 5MP camera configuration on the back.
Vivo promotes V-series phones in India, but this time the company is changing its strategy. We at India Today Tech can confirm that the Vivo will launch the Y95 in India by the end of November. Like all Y series phones, this will come with a price below the value of 15,000 Rs. However, the official price of the phone has not yet been revealed. With the Y95, Vivo will try to take on similar to the Redmi Note 6 Pro, which is likely to be launched in India in November.
Rumors indicate that the Vivo Y95 will come with V11 Pro like the Halo notch or a waterdrop notch. This will make the Y95 the first Vivo phone under the price range of 15,000 Rs to come with the waterdrop slit. The Y95 will be the successor to the Y83. The rumors suggest that compared to the Y83, the upcoming Vivo Y95 will see major upgrades in virtually every aspect, whether it's design, camera setup, software or the inside of the hardware.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Samsung launched the Galaxy A9 2018 Edition in Kuala Lumpur last month. The key feature of the smartphone is the quadruple camera setting or the four cameras on the back. The Galaxy A9 started for a starting price of 599 euros, which when translated into INR reached 51,300 Rs. Samsung has not yet announced the details of the launch of the phone in India, but we expect that Samsung's four mobile phones will hit Indian stores later this month. Some rumors around the internet also support the same thing that the Galaxy A9 will be launched in India very soon.
The four-camera system at the back of the Samsung phone includes a main 24MP f / 2.8-channel sensor, an ultra-wide 8MP f / 2.4-inch lens, a 10MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, the Galaxy A9 features a 24MP sensor camera.