Smartphones to watch out in this October

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What a month October has been! This is not only the month of festivals but also a month of sale events conducted by various ecom sites. There were some great deals on all the categories including our favorite – electronics. Not only that, many smartphone manufacturers have come up with the latest models during this month. Let’s check them out.

OnePlus

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The best player in the Flagship segment – OnePlus has launched two of its flagships in two different events.

First up, the OnePlus 7T was launched in the last week of September. It has a Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. There’s a triple camera setup on the back with a 48 MP primary sensor, 16 MP wide-angle and a 12 MP telephoto camera. The front has a teardrop notch hosting a 16 MP front-cam. It also has a 3800 mah battery coupled with Warp Charge 30T which uses a 30W charger.

Then at another event in London two weeks later, OnePlus has unveiled OnePlus 7T Pro & OnePLus 7T Pro McLaren edition.

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These phones are also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC. The OnePlus 7T Pro has a Quad HD+ Fluid AMOLED display also with a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a 48 MP primary sensor, 16 MP wide-angle and an 8 MP telephoto sensor on the back. It has a pop-up camera which has a 16MP selfie camera. 7T Pro has a 4085 mah battery which supports Warp Charge 30T.

Coming to pricing, OnePlus 7T starts at Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant while the OnePlus 7T Pro starts at Rs. 53,999 for 8GB + 256GB variant. The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is sold at Rs. 58,999 which offers 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.

Samsung

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At the end of September, Samsung launched two mid-range phones – Samsung Galaxy M30S & Samsung Galaxy M10S which are upgraded versions of the M30 & M10 respectively.

The Galaxy M30S comes with a 6.4 inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. It has triple camera setup on the back – 48 MP + 8 MP + 5MP. The front has a teardrop notch which has a 16 MP camera. The best thing about this phone is that it has a massive 6000 mah battery which supports 15W fast charging. It also has a Type-C port. The M30S is powered by Exynos 9611 octa-core processor and comes in 4+64 option priced at Rs13,999 and 6+128 variant priced at Rs.16,999.

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The Galaxy M10S comes with a 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display. There is a 13 MP + 5 MP dual-camera setup on the back. The front camera is an 8 MP sensor sitting in a teardrop notch. M10S has a 4000 mah battery which also supports 15W fast charging and has a Type-C port. This phone has an Exynos 7884B processor. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and is priced at Rs. 7,999.

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Realme has come up with a budget flagship to counter its competitors and that is the new Realme X2 Pro. It is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor and comes with a Full HD+ Super AMOLED display which supports 90Hz refresh rate for smoother transitions. It has an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The back houses a quad-cam setup – 64MP primary sensor, 13 MP telephoto sensor, 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The display has a teardrop notch with a 16MP camera unit. It has a 4000 mah battery which supports 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge that can reportedly charge the phone till 100% in just 5 minutes which is insane.It comes in 3 variants – 6GB+64GB, 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB and the pricing starts at CNY 2,699.

But this is phone is not available in India yet, it will be launched here in December this year.

Xiaomi

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Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 8 series here in India in October.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by a Mediatek Helio G90T processor. It has a quad-camera setup on the rear – 64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP. There is an FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch that has a 20MP selfie camera. It comes with a 4500 mah battery with an 18W fast charger. It also has an IP52 rating which means it is water and dust resistant to a certain extent.

The Redmi Note 8, on the other hand, runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. It has a 13MP front cam in the teardrop notch while the rear setup is 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP. It has a Full HD+ display and 4000 mah battery which supports 18Q fast charging.

The Note 8 Pro comes in 3 variants – 6GB RAM + 64 GB storage at Rs. 14,999 , 6GB+128GB at Rs. 15,999 and the 8GB+128GB variant at Rs. 17,999.

While the Note 8 has 4GB+64GB option at Rs. 9,999 and a 6GB+128GB option at Rs. 12,999.

So which phone is your favorite among these? Do let us know in the comments below.