YEARENDER 2019: Most Popular Smartphones Of The Outgoing Year

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 December 2019, 03:28 PM
YEARENDER 2019: Most Popular Smartphones Of The Outgoing Year (Image: OnePlus 7T Pro)
YEARENDER 2019: Most Popular Smartphones Of The Outgoing Year (Image: OnePlus 7T Pro) (Photo Credit : Twitter )

Due to the cut-throat competition between brands like Redmi, Oppo, Vivo, Apple, Realme, and Samsung, the Indian market witnessed many new smartphones this year. The year 2019 also witnessed many smartphone makers go aggressive at different price levels. As the year 2019 is all set to end, News Nation brings to you a list of 10 popular smartphones.

ONEPLUS 7T PRO

OnePlus 7T Pro - Image Credit: Twitter

OnePlus 7T Pro sports a 6.67-inch QHD+ (1440x3120 pixels) Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. OnePlus 7T Pro supports dual-SIM (Nano) technology and is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, paired with Adreno 640 GPU and 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. OnePlus 7T Pro has the single, 256GB UFS 3.0 of inbuilt storage. It runs Android 10 along with the proprietary OxygenOS skin on top.

On the imaging front, OnePlus 7T Pro comes equipped with the triple rear camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.6 lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS) as well as electronic image stabilisation (EIS) support. The camera setup also has an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 telephoto lens and OIS support and a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens that offers a field of view (FoV) of 117 degrees. Also, the smartphone has a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 camera sensor on the front.

OnePlus 7T Pro packs a 4,085mAh battery that supports the Warp Charge 30T fast charging technology. The price for the lone 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant of OnePlus 7T Pro in India has been set at Rs 53,999. OnePlus 7T Pro comes in a single, Haze Blue colour option.

REALME X2 PRO

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Realme X2 Pro features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Super AMOLED Fluid display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone supports dual-SIM (Nano) connectivity and runs Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.1 on top. Under the hood, Realme X2 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ octa-core SoC, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It has an internal storage of up to 256 GB.

On the imaging front, Realme X2 Pro comes equipped with a quad rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 primary sensor with a six-piece, f/1.8 lens. It further comprises a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.5 telephoto lens, 8-megapixel tertiary sensor with an 115-degree ultra-wide-angle lens that has an f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the smartphone has a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 camera sensor with an f/2.0 lens for selfies.

The price for the 8GB + 128GB model of Realme X2 Pro in India has been set at Rs 29,999. On the other hand, the high-end 12GB + 256GB model of Realme X2 Pro costs Rs 33,999. Realme X2 Pro Master Edition with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option is priced at Rs 34,999.

IPHONE 11 PRO MAX

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max supports dual-SIM connectivity via a Nano-SIM card slot and an eSIM. It runs on iOS 13 and packs the Lightning connector. The iPhone 11 Pro Max features a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR (1,242x2,688 pixels) OLED display with 458ppi and 800-nit peak brightness. The iPhone 11 Pro Max is powered by A13 Bionic chip and is rated IP68 for dust and water-resistance. The iPhone 11 Pro Max can last up to 4 metres underwater for up to 30 minutes.

As far as the optics on the iPhone 11 Pro Max are concerned, Apple’s newly-launched phone comes equipped with a triple camera setup that houses a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera (f/1.8), 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.4) and 12-megapixel telephoto camera (f/2.0). On the front, the phone has a 12-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture.

The 64GB variant of the iPhone 11 Pro Max base is priced at Rs 1,09,000. The 256GB model's price has been set at Rs 1,23,900, while the top-end 512GB storage version will set buyers back by Rs 1,41,900. The iPhone 11 Pro Max can be ordered in Midnight Green, Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.

VIVO V15 PRO

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Vivo V15 Pro features a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Ultra FullView Display, a Super AMOLED panel. The smartphone runs Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie. The dual-SIM (Nano) Vivo V15 Pro comes equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 AIE SoC, coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

On the imaging front, Vivo V15 Pro houses a triple rear camera setup that has a 48-megapixel primary Quad Pixel sensor with an f/1.8 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary along with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel tertiary, depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there is a 32-megapixel shooter with the pop-up camera module.

The smartphone packs a 3,700mAh battery that supports Dual-Engine fast charging technology. The Vivo V15 Pro is available in Topaz Blue and Ruby Red colour options. Vivo V15 Pro 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant costs Rs 23,990 and the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option is being retailed at Rs 26,990. On the other hand, the 6GB RAM variant debuted in February with a price set at Rs 28,990.

SAMSUNG GALAXY M10

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Samsung Galaxy M10 comes with a larger 6.2-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) Infinity-V Display panel along with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Samsung Galaxy M10 is powered by Exynos 7870 SoC and comes with 2GB and 3GB RAM options.

In terms of optics, Galaxy M10 has a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-MP primary sensor along with an f/1.9 lens and a 5-MP secondary, ultra-wide sensor. There is a 5-MP sensor at the front for selfies. Galaxy M10 packs a 3,400mAh battery with a Micro-USB port.

The 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage variant of Samsung Galaxy M10 is priced at Rs 6,990 while the 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage model is available for Rs 7,990.

SAMSUNG GALAXY A50S

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Samsung Galaxy A50s features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Infinity-U Super AMOLED display. The smartphone supports dual-SIM (Nano) and it runs on Android 9 Pie with One UI on top. Samsung Galaxy A50s is powered by octa-core Exynos 9611 SoC, based on the 10nm manufacturing process. The device packs up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot (up to 512GB).

On the imaging front, Samsung Galaxy A50s comes equipped with a triple rear camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel primary shooter with f/2.0 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, there is a 32-megapixel selfie camera as well. Samsung Galaxy A50s packs a 4,000mAh with 15W fast charging support. The price for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage option of Samsung Galaxy A50s in India has been set at Rs 19,999. On the other hand, the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of Samsung Galaxy A50s costs Rs 21,999.

VIVO Z1 PRO

Vivo Z1 Pro - Image Credit: Twitter

Vivo Z1 Pro features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It supports dual-SIM (Nano) connectivity and runs Funtouch OS 9 based on Android Pie. The phone is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 712 SoC, paired with Adreno 616 GPU and up to 6GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Vivo Z1 Pro offers 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage options.

The new SoC is based on a 10nm manufacturing process and includes eight Kryo 360 CPU cores clocked at up to 2.3GHz and Adreno 616 GPU. The smartphone houses a 32-megapixel in-display selfie camera and triple rear camera setup with LED flash. Vivo Z1 Pro packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging tech.

The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of Vivo Z1 Pro in India costs Rs 13,990. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model and the top-end 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option costs Rs 14,990 and Rs 15,990, respectively.

REDMI NOTE 8 PRO

Redmi Note 8 Pro - Image Credit: Twitter

Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, waterdrop-style notch and Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back. The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Note 8 Pro runs on MIUI 10, based on Android 9 Pie. The smartphone is powered by Helio G90T SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM.

On the imaging front, Redmi Note 8 Pro sports four cameras the back. It is the first smartphone to have a 64-megapixel main camera. The primary sensor is joined by the 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter and two 2-megapixel cameras. On the front, the smartphone houses the 20-megapixel selfie camera.

Redmi Note 8 Pro packs a 4,500mAh battery with support of 18W fast charging. The price for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of Redmi Note 8 Pro in India has been set at Rs 14,999. While its 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option costs Rs 15,999, the top-of-the-line 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs 17,999.

MOTOROLA ONE VISION

Motorola One Vision - Image Credit: Twitter

Motorola One Vision, which comes with dual-SIM (Nano), runs on Android 9 Pie. It features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2520 pixels) with a 21:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass. The smartphone is powered by octa-core Samsung Exynos 9609 SoC, clocked at 2.2GHz and paired with Mali G72 MP3 GPU and 4GB of RAM.

On the optics front, the One Vision sports a 48-megapixel snapper with f/1.7 aperture and another 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture. On the front, there is a 25-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture as well.

The One Vision packs a 3,500mAh battery with TurboPower fast charging support. The price for the 4GB RAM + 128GB Storage Motorola One Vision in India has been set at Rs 14,990.

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD

Samsung Galaxy Fold - Image Credit: Twitter

Samsung Galaxy Fold comes equipped with two displays - with one flat-screen featuring at the front and the second internal screen that sports a foldable design. While the front display has a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED panel with an HD+ (840x1960 pixels) resolutions and 21:9 aspect ratio, the foldable display includes a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED panel that has a QXGA+ (1536x2152 pixels) resolution with 4.2:3 aspect ratio.

Samsung Galaxy Fold runs Android 9 Pie with a tweaked One UI skin on top. The phone is powered by an octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM. It also comes with a 512GB of internal storage. Note that the storage is not expandable. On the imaging front, Samsung Galaxy Fold has a triple rear camera setup, two cameras at the front, and a single selfie shooter on the cover.

On the back, the triple camera setup includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an ultra-wide f/2.2 lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with a Dual Pixel AF lens that supports OIS and variable f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture. There is also a 12-megapixel telephoto tertiary sensor with PDAF, OIS, an f/2.4 lens that enables 2X optical zoom. The front-facing dual camera setup features a 10-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary RGB depth sensor with an f/1.9 lens. On the other hand, the cover of the phone includes a 10-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens.

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It packs a dual battery that has a capacity of 4,380mAh and supports wired as well as wireless charging. The price for the lone 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant of Samsung Galaxy Fold in India has been set at Rs 1,64,999.

First Published: Monday, December 30, 2019 03:04 PM
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