5 Smartphones to look for in 2021

Despite the Pandemic, we saw some great Smartphone launches in the year 2020. Apple came out with iPhone 12 Series with super fast chipsets and great cameras. Google on the other hand focused on launching mid-range smartphones like Pixel 4A and Pixel 5 5G instead of flagship mobiles. We also saw better foldable smartphones from Samsung. LG did their thing by designing phones nobody thought of bringing out to the markets. 2020 also saw Honor becoming an independent brand, probably as a part of plans to launch with Google Apps.

2021 is going to be a continuation of what we got in 2020. We are going to see a lot of Android Flagships with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Like last year, Megapixel wars will be full-on with 64MP and 108MP cameras showing up on more and more smartphones. 120Hz and 144hz refresh rate screens are going to show up on even budget Android smartphones priced under Rs 15,000.

5 Smartphones to look for in 2021

OnePlus 9 / OnePlus 9 Pro
Even though we saw OnePlus settling with mid-range and cheaper Nord Series of smartphones in 2020, their main focus for 2021 would definitely be on launching their flagship OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Android smartphones. These models will come with Snapdragon 888 chipset and pack multi rear cameras. This would be the first OnePlus flagship to feature a 64MP main camera instead of the 48MP ones they used in older flagships like OnePlus 8 and 7 Series.

Google Pixel 6
Instead of competing with flagship smartphones from Apple, Samsung, and OnePlus, Google focused on bringing affordable Pixel phones in 2020. We can expect them to adopt a similar strategy in 2021 as well, and bring Pixel 5A and Pixel 6 5G smartphones for affordable prices. Google hasn’t cared to change the Camera hardware on the Pixel phones for some generations now. Despite having an old sensor, these phones take great photos thanks to the amazing computational photography algorithms Google Camera software has. With the upcoming Pixel 6, we can expect them to bring a new-gen 12MP Sony sensor instead with improved HDR Plus and Nighsight features.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series
There are many leaks already in the wild of these upcoming flagships from Samsung. There is also a rumor Samsung would stop making the hugely popular Galaxy Note Series and bring the stylus capabilities to the S21 models. Let’s wait and see. Samsung in 2020 surprised everyone by launching an affordable flagship with Galaxy S20 FE ( Fan Edition ). We are definitely going to see an S21 FE Edition in 2021 with improved overall specs and features.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Apple usually uses the same Main camera on all the phones in their series. However, they changed that with the iPhone 12 Series. The most expensive iPhone 12 Pro Max features a better, bigger sensor offering some unique photography and videography capabilities other iPhone 12 models can’t do. In 2021, we are going to see an improved version with the iPhone 13 Pro Max, with Apple’s own A15 Bionic chipset on board while the cheaper iPhone 13 models will gain some features from the 12 Pro Max.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
Xiaomi has already announced Mi 11 Android Smartphone with Snapdragon 888. However, the top-end flagship from them will be launching at a later time in 2021 – the Mi 11 Pro model. It will have a lot in common with the regular model but will feature more and better cameras as well as a more premium display with a higher refresh rate.

Dell Inspiron 5409 D560373WIN9PE Laptop Price in India ( 11th Gen i5-1135G7 )

Dell has launched Inspiron 5409 D560373WIN9PE Laptop powered by the Tiger Lake 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor in India online. It has an MRP price of Rs 73,999 and will be available for a lower price online. It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price ).

March 2021 Price update: Rs 68,990 now

Dell Inspiron 5409 D560373WIN9PE is a mid-range laptop powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.4Ghz and a max turbo boost of 4.20Ghz. This is a 10nm chipset and supports 8 threads. For graphics, Dell has equipped this laptop with Nvidia MX 350 2GB Graphics GPU.

It comes with 8GB of ram and has 512GB SSD storage. It ships with Windows 10 Home and has Microsoft Home and Student 2019 pre-installed. The display on this laptop is a 14 inch Full HD screen with an anti-glare coating. It is powered by a 53Whr battery.

Dell D560374WIN9PE ( MRP Price: Rs 91,999 ) powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor ( i7-1165G7 ) is another variant that came in stock online. Dell has also launched other Laptops with 11th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. Check out their lowest prices here.

Dell Inspiron 5409 D560363WIN9PE Laptop Specs

  • 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 ( 10nm SuperFin / 4 cores / 8 threads / 2.4Ghz base clock speed – 4.20Ghz Turbo Boost / 8MB cache )
  • Nvidia MX350 2GB Graphics GPU
  • 8GB RAM ( DDR4-3200 MHz )
  • 512GB SSD ( M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive )
  • 14 inch Full HD screen ( 1920 x 1080 / Anti-Glare / LED Backlight / WVA Display )
  • 4-cell 53Whr battery
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • USB ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports / 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone/mic jack
  • 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi
  • Windows 10 Home
  • MS Office Home & Student 2019
  • Finger Print Reader unlock

LG 29WL500 29inch Ultra-wide Monitor Price in India ( WFHD / sRGB 99% / HDR10 )

LG has launched 29WL500 29inch Ultra-wide Monitor in India online. It has an MRP price of Rs 23,000 and the current lowest price of Rs 16,915. It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price ).

LG 29WL500 is an ultra-wide monitor with a WFHD resolution anti-glare screen. It supports a max resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels offering a 21:9 aspect ratio.

This monitor features an IPS panel with HDR10 support. For better color accuracy, this can achieve sRGB 99% (CIE1931) color gamut. The max refresh rate supported is 75hz and the max brightness supported is 250nits.

AMD Radeon FreeSync is supported by this monitor. It comes with other regular LG monitor features like Dynamic Action Sync, Black Stabilizer, Super Resolution +, Reader Mode, Smart Energy Saving, etc. It also supports On-Screen Control (OSC) for easier changing of settings.

Other Ultra-wide LG Monitors available in India : 29WL50S ( Lowest Price: Rs 18,185 ) / 34WL50S ( Price: Rs 27,613 ) / 29WN600 ( Price: Rs 20,737 ) / 34WL500 ( Price: Rs 27,999 ) / 34WL750 ( Price: Rs 37,498 ).

Check out all LG ultra-wide monitor prices on Amazon.in here.

LG 29WL500 Monitor Full Specs

  • 29 inch IPS screen
  • 21:9 aspect ratio
  • 2560 x 1080 resolution ( WFHD )
  • HDR 10 support
  • sRGB 99% (CIE1931) color gamut
  • 5ms (GtG at Faster) response time
  • 700:1 (Min.), 1000:1 (Typ.) contrast ratio
  • Anti Glare, 3H
  • 16.7M colors
  • 178º(R/L), 178º(U/D) viewing angle
  • 2x HDMI Port
  • Headphone Out port
  • AMD Radeon FreeSync
  • Dynamic Action Sync
  • On Screen Control (OSC)
  • No Built-in Speaker

Dell 24 inch S2421HN Monitor Price in India

Dell has launched a 24 inch S2421HN Monitor in India online. It has an MRP price of Rs 13,099 and a launch selling price of Rs 10,600. It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price ).

Dell S2421HN is an entry-level 24 inch Full HD, IPS monitor offering a maximum 1920 X 1080 pixel resolution. This monitor supports a max refresh rate of 75hz. The max brightness supported is 250nits.

Dell has equipped this model with AMD Free Sync and has a max response time of 4ms. It has a flicker-free screen with ComfortView that reduced harmful blue light emissions for a better, longer viewing experience.

Other Dell Monitors: Dell P2419H ( Rs 12,380 ) / Dell S2419H ( Rs 12,985 ) / Dell S2421H ( Rs 11,300 ) / Dell P2219H ( Rs 10,990 )

Dell 24 inch S2421HN Monitor Specs

  • Full HD 1080p Screen
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • 75 Hz refresh rate
  • IPS Panel
  • Anti-glare, 3H Hard Coating
  • Response time: 8 ms (grey-to-grey normal); 5 ms (grey-to-grey fast); 4 ms (grey-to-grey extreme)
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 16.7 million colors
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 2x HDMI Ports
  • Audio line-out
  • 250 nits brightness
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 72% NTSC (CIE 1931) color gamut
  • Flicker-Free technology
  • Dell Display Manager

ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV Monitor Price in India ( 27 inch / WQHD / 100% sRGB )

Asus has launched ProArt Display PA278QV Monitor in India online. It has an MRP list price of Rs 34,500 and a launch lowest price of Rs 32,950 ( Dec 2020 ). It is now in stock online on Amazon.in sold by nationalPC seller ( check here for the lowest price )

ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV is a 27 inch Professional Monitor that features a WQHD IPS panel. The max resolution supported is 2560x 1440 pixels offering a 16:9 aspect ratio. For better color accuracy, this monitor outputs 100% sRGB / 100% Rec. 709 color gamuts. According to the Promo pages, this monitor is Calman Verified with factory calibrated for excellent Delta E < 2 color accuracy.

It supports 350nits max brightness and offers a 75hz max refresh rate with Adaptive-Sync technology (48~75Hz). Asus has equipped this model with Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort, HDMI, dual-link DVI-D, audio in and earphone jack, plus 4 USB 3.0 ports.

Asus has also launched ProArt PA329C 4K 32 inch Monitor in India ( Check here for the lowest price )

From the manufacturer
ProArt Display PA278QV is a 27-inch monitor designed to satisfy the needs of creative professionals, from photo and video editing to graphic design. ProArt Display PA278QV is factory calibrated and Calman Verified to deliver superb color accuracy (∆E < 2). It also provides industry-standard 100% sRGB / 100% Rec. 709 color space coverage. With ASUS-exclusive features, such as ProArt Preset and ProArt Palette with six-axis color, black-level and brightness adjustments, PA278QV makes it easy to achieve the exact look you desire quickly, easily and precisely.

ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV Full Specs

  • IPS Panel
  • Non-glare
  • 27 inch Monitor
  • 100% sRGB / 100% Rec. 709
  • WQHD resolution ( 2560×1440 pixels )
  • 75hz refresh rate
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 350nits
  • ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 100000000:1
  • 5ms Response time
  • 16.7M display colors
  • ∆E < 2 Color Accuracy
  • 6-axis color adjustment mode (R,G,B,C,M,Y)
  • ProArt Preset : 9 Modes(sRGB Mode/Rec. 709 Mode/Scenery Mode/Standard Mode/Rapid Rendering/User Mode 1/User Mode 2/Reading Mode/Darkroom Mode)
  • Adaptive-Sync supported
  • 2W x 2 Stereo Speakers
  • Input ports: HDMI(v1.4), Mini DisplayPort 1.2, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI-D
  • 4 USB 3.0 Ports
  • 3.5mm Mini-Jack
  • Power On (Typical): < 18.6W

Dell Inspiron 5406 D560369WIN9S Laptop Price in India

Dell has launched Inspiron 5406 D560369WIN9S Laptop in India online. It has an MRP price of Rs 1,05,000 and the lowest launch price of Rs 98,000. It now available to pre-order from Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price )

Dell Inspiron 5406 D560369WIN9S is a mid-range 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.8Ghz and a max turbo boost clock of 4.7Ghz. For graphics, Dell has equipped this model with NVIDIA GeForce MX330 2GB graphics GPU

It comes with 8GB of ram and has 512GB SSD storage. There is no HDD drive available on this model. The display on this laptop is a 14 inch Full HD screen with touch support. It ships with Windows 10 Home and has MS Office Home & Student 2019 pre-installed.

Other recently launched 11th Gen Intel Dell Laptops on Amazon.in
Dell Inspiron 5406 D560367WIN9S ( Lowest Price: Rs 72,902 – i5-1135G7/8GB/512Gb SSD )
Dell 7400 D560382WIN9S ( Lowest Price: Rs 1,54,727 – i7-1165G7/16 GB/512 SSD/Nvidia MX 350 )
Dell 5406 D560368WIN9S ( Lowest Price: Rs 87,396 – i5-1135G7/8GB/512 SSD/Nvidia MX330 2GB )
Dell 7306 D560371WIN9B ( Lowest Price: Rs 1,30,555 – TGL-U i7 / 16 GB / 512 SSD / Integrated Graphics )

Dell Inspiron 5406 D560369WIN9S Laptop Specs

  • Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor ( 10nm SuperFin / 4 cores / 8 threads / 2.8Ghz base clock – 4.7Ghz Turbo Boost / 12MB cache )
  • NVIDIA Geforce MX 330 Graphics, 2GB
  • 14-inch Full HD screen ( 1920 x 1080, 60Hz, touch, Wide Viewing Angle )
  • 8GB ram ( DDR4, 3200 MHz )
  • 512GB SSD storage ( M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive )
  • English International Backlit Keyboard
  • No optical drive
  • Stereo Speakers with MaxxAudio Pro
  • 720P HD camera with dual-array microphones
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 2×2 (Gig+)
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 4-cell 53 Whr battery
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Ports: SD Card Reader / 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A / Headphone/Microphone Combo / HDMI 1.4b / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DP/Data Transfer/power delivery)
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019
  • Fingerprint Reader

Lenovo L28u-30 65FAGAC2IN 4K Monitor Price in India

Lenovo has launched L28u-30 65FAGAC2IN, 4K Monitor, in India online. It has an MRP price of Rs 31,907 and a launch selling price of Rs 27,359. It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price ).

Lenovo L28u-30 65FAGAC2IN is a 28 inch 4K IPS Monitor with a maximum 3840×2160 resolution supported. It supports a 10-bit profile and can display 1.07 billion colors. This monitor offers a 99% sRGB gamut and 90% DCI-P3 color gamut for better color accuracy.

The monitor supports a 60hz refresh rate ( Amazon.in lists it having 75hz, while Lenovo site has 60hz ) and the max brightness supported is 300nits. For a smoother viewing experience, AMD Radeon FreeSync is on board as well. Lenovo has equipped this with Natural Low Blue Light technology along with Eyesafe Display Certification from TÜV Rheinland ensures high color performance without eyestrain by reducing harmful blue light without color distortion.

Recently launched 4K monitors on Amazon India: LG 27UL550 27 inch 4K Monitor, LG Ultragear 27GN950 4K Monitor, LG 27UL850 Ultrafine 4K Monitor.

Lenovo L28u-30 65FAGAC2IN Monitor Full Specs

  • IPS Panel
  • 4K UHD 3840×2160 resolution
  • 157.35 dpi
  • 178 / 178 viewing angle
  • Response time: 4 ms (Extreme mode) / 6 ms (Typical mode) / 14 ms (off mode)
  • 60hz refresh rate
  • 1.07B Colors
  • 300nits max brightness
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 99% sRGB
  • 90% DCI-P3
  • HDMI and Display Port Inputs ( 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DP 1.2 )
  • 1 x Audio Out (3.5 mm)
  • 31W / 48W Power consumption
  • Raven Black color
  • Eye Comfort / EyeSafe Display ( Natural Low Blue Light technology )
  • 3-year base warranty
  • On-Screen Display
  • AMD Radeon FreeSync

HP 15s-eq0144AU Laptop Price in India [ Jan 2021 ]

HP has launched 15s-eq0144AU Laptop in India online. It has an MRP list price of Rs 50,314 and a launch selling price of Rs 43,990. It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the current lowest price ).

Jan 2021 Price: Rs 43,990.

HP 15s-eq0144AU is an entry-level laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen 5-3450U quad-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.1Ghz and a max boost clock of 3.5Ghz. For graphics, this laptop uses an integrated Radeon Vega 8 Graphics GPU.

It comes with 8GB of ram and has 512GB SSD storage for better performance. The display on this laptop is a 15.6 inch Full HD screen with a max brightness of 220nits and offers 45%NTSC. It ships with Windows 10 Home and has Microsoft Home & Student 2019 pre-installed. This laptop is powered by a 3-cell 41Whr battery.

HP 15s-eq0144AU Review: Currently, this laptop has 4.7 out of 5 Ratings on Amazon.in. Check here for Certified Buyer reviews to know more about the Pros and Cons of this laptop.

HP 15s-gr0010AU Laptop – Price: Rs 39,990 ( same specs, but has 1TB HDD instead of SSD storage ) is also in stock online. Check here for the lowest price of this model.

HP 15s-eq0144AU Laptop Full Specs

  • AMD Ryzen 5-3450U ( 4 Cores / 8 Threads, 2.1Ghz – 3.5GHz / 4MB L3 Cache )
  • Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
  • 8GB ram ( 1x8GB / DDR4 2400 SDRAM / Expandable Upto 16 GB )
  • 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 15.6 inch Full HD display ( SVA micro-edge / BrightView / 250nits )
  • HP True Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphones
  • No Cd drive
  • Dual speakers
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN
  • Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1×1) Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Ports: 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C (5Gbps) / 2x SuperSpeed USB Type-A (5Gbps) / HDMI 1.4b, RJ-45
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro sd card reader
  • Windows 10 home
  • Full-size, jet black keyboard with numeric keypad
  • Microsoft Office 2019 Home & Student
  • Weight: 1.69kg
  • 3-cell 41Whr battery
  • 65 W Smart AC power adapter

Lenovo IdeaCentre G5 2020 90Q1004HIN Gaming Desktop Price in India

Lenovo has launched IdeaCentre G5 2020 90Q1004HIN Gaming Desktop ( IdeaCentre G5 14AMR05 ) in India online. It has an MRP price of Rs 73,590 and available for the lowest price of Rs 57,990 ( Dec 2020 price ) It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price ).

Lenovo IdeaCentre G5 2020 90Q1004HIN ( IdeaCentre G5 14AMR05 ) is a mid-range Gaming Desktop Tower powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 hexa-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 3.6Ghz and a max turbo boost clock of 4.2Ghz. It supports 12 threads and has 32MB L3 Cache. For graphics, Lenovo has equipped this with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB GDDR6 GPU.

It comes with 8GB of ram and has hybrid SSD+HDD storage. You get a 256GB SSD storage for faster booting and performance as well as a 1TB HDD drive for regular storage. It ships with Windows 10 Home 64 and has Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 pre-installed. You get a USB Calliope Keyboard and USB Calliope Mouse part of the package.

Lenovo IdeaCentre G5 2020 90Q1004HIN Gaming Desktop specs

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 ( 6 Cores / 12 Threads, 3.6Ghz / 4.2GHz, 3MB L2 Cache / 32MB L3 Cache)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB GDDR6
  • AMD PRO 565 Chipset
  • 8GB ram ( 1x 8GB UDIMM DDR4-3200 )
  • 256GB SSD storage ( M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe )
  • 1TB HDD Storage ( 7200rpm 3.5″ )
  • Integrated 100/1000M
  • Raven Black Case Color
  • System Fans: 1x Front + 1x Rear
  • Power supply: 380W 92% Energy Star
  • Ports: 2 USB 3.2, 1 USB 3.2 Type-C, 4 USB 2.0, Headphone/Mic combo jack (3.5mm), Ethernet (RJ-45), HDMI, VGA, Line-out (3.5mm), 3-in-1 Card Reader
  • No Cd drive
  • USB Calliope Keyboard, Black, English (IN)
  • USB Calliope Mouse, Black
  • Windows 10 Home
  • In The Box: Desktop, Keyboard, Mouse, Power Adapter, and User Manual

Dell Inspiron 5406 D560368WIN9S Laptop Price in India

Dell has launched Inspiron 5406 D560368WIN9S 2-in-1 convertible Laptop in India with 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor. It has an MRP list price of Rs 87,396 and will be available for a lower price online in India. It is now in stock online on Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price ).

Dell Inspiron 5406 D560368WIN9S is a mid-range 2-in-1 laptop powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.4Ghz and a max turbo boost of 4.20Ghz. This is a 10nm chipset and supports 8 threads. For graphics, Dell has equipped this laptop with NVIDIA GeForce MX330 2GB graphics GPU. It ships Windows 10 Home and has MS Office Home & Student 2019 pre-installed.

This laptop features a 14 inch Full HD display with Touch support. It comes with 8GB of ram and has 512GB SSD storage for faster booting and performance. Dell has equipped this laptop with a 3-cell 40Whr battery.

Dell Inspiron 5406 D560367WIN9S ( Price: Rs 73,990 ) is also in stock on Amazon.in (i5-1135G7/8GB/512Gb SSD/Integrated Graphics/Win 10 + MS Office/Titan Grey).

Dell has also launched Inspiron 7400 D560382WIN9S with 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor in India.

Dell Inspiron 5406 D560368WIN9S Laptop Specs

  • 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 ( 10nm SuperFin / 4 cores / 8 threads / 2.4Ghz base clock speed – 4.20Ghz Turbo Boost / 8MB cache )
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics GPU ( integrated )
  • 8GB RAM ( DDR4-3200 MHz )
  • 512GB SSD ( M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive )
  • 14 inch Full HD screen ( 1920 x 1080 / Anti-Glare / LED Backlight / 300nits / WVA Display )
  • 3-cell 40Whr battery
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • USB ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports / 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone/mic jack
  • 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi
  • Windows 10 Home
  • MS Office Home & Student 2019
  • McAfee Security Center 15 month subscription
  • Finger Print Reader unlock
  • Weight: 1.52kg