Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G Launching on Amazon India on April 27th – Check Specs and Features

Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G – the latest flagship Android smartphone from the Chinese giants will launch in India on April 27th. Amazon India ( Amazon.in ) has a teaser promo page already live showcasing various specs and features of the Xiaomi 12 Pro India model. Official MRP launch prices and launch offers will be revealed in the coming days.

Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G was announced back in Dec 2021. Since this is a flagship, top-end smartphone, expect a starting price of Rs 80,000 or above.

Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm chipset and is equipped with a 4600 mAh battery. For graphics, it has got Adreno 730 GPU.

The base model has 8GB of ram and 128GB of storage. You can also buy this in 8GB ram + 256GB storage as well as 12GB ram + 256GB storage option. Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G comes in 4 different colors option – not sure all these models will come to the Indian market.

There are 3 cameras at the back of the Xiaomi 12 Pro. All are 50MP sensors. The ultra-wide lens has an F2.2 aperture and offers a 115-degree field of view. The telephoto lens and the main lens come with an F1.9 aperture lens. The telephoto lens offers 2x optical zoom and has PDAF auto-focus. The main camera supports Dual Pixel PDAF and has OIS support. Thanks to the big, higher megapixel sensors, you can record up to 8K@24fps videos.

Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G supports fast charging up to 120W and fast wireless charging up to 50W. This also supports 10W reverse charging which would let you easily charge your compatible wireless accessories.

Like most 2022 smartphones, there is no 3.5mm jack available. This has got WiFi 6 network support and comes with Bluetooth 5.2 to connect accessories. It uses an under the display fingerprint reader to quickly and securely unlock the system.

All in all, Xiaomi has equipped the 12 Pro with top-of-the-line features and offers a great alternative to other flagships from Samsung and Apple. This post will be updated with launch price, pre-order info and launch offer once Amazon.in officially announce these on April 27th.

Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G India Technical Details
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Graphics: Adreno 730 GPU
  • Memory: 8GB or 12GB ram
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB Internal Storage
  • Display: 6.37 inch 1440 x 3200 pixels LTPO AMOLED screen
  • Display refresh rate: up to 120hz
  • Display brightness: 100nits – 1500nits ( Peak )
  • Display protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Operating system: MIUI based on Android 12
  • Rear Cameras: 50 MP f/1.9 Wide / 50 MP f/1.9 Telephoto / 50 MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle
  • Front Camera: 32 MP f/2.5
  • Battery Capacity: 4600 mAh
  • Fast Charging support: up to 120W wired, up to 50W wireless
  • Expected launch price in India: Rs 80,000 – Rs 1 Lakh

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G First Sale on Feb 22 on Amazon India | Check Price, Specs

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G will launch in India online on Feb 17th, 2022. Amazon.in has a teaser page already up showcasing many of the specs and launch info of this upcoming smartphone. The expected launch selling price in India is ₹23,999 – ₹29,999.

Update
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Price in India: ₹23,999. First Sale on Feb 22, 2022.

Launch Offers ( Limited Time )
Up to Rs 1500 Discount on ICICI Bank Credit Cards.
Red Cable Care Plan at Rs 999

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is the second OnePlus phone Oppo is launching in India in 2022. OnePlus had earlier launched the OnePlus 9RT 5G model powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. OnePlus has also launched the high-end OnePlus 10 Series a few weeks back, however, we are yet to see any info on the launch date of these flagship models in India.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is the successor to the popular OnePlus Nord CE 5G which now sells for ₹24,999. According to the leaks specs online, the newer 2022 model has a lot in common with the older variant.

While the older model came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G octa-core processor, the newer one is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 900 chipset. Thanks to this chipset, Oneplus can charge the phone faster than the previous model. OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G supports 65W SuperVOOC fast charging.

The Mediatek Dimensity 900 is a TSMC 6nm octa-core processor that has 2x Arm Cortex-A78 cores ( up to 2.4GHz frequency ) and 6x Arm Cortex-A55 cores ( up to 2GHz ). For graphics, it has Arm Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. There are plenty of other Android smartphones powered by this processor such as Honor 60 SE, Oppo Reno 7 5G, Honor X30 Max, Oppo Reno 6, etc.

According to the leaked specs, Nord CE 2 5G features a 64MP main camera and has a 16MP front camera for your selfies. It is equipped with a 4500mAh battery and comes with an AMOLED screen protected with Gorilla Glass 5.

Stay tuned for full specs and features. Check out the promo page here on Amazon.in to know more about first sale info, launch offers, pricing etc.

Related: New Launches in Tech and Gadgets in India online ( Feb 2022 ).

OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G Specifications
SpecificationValue
ProcessorMediatek Dimensity 900 chipset ( 5G supported )
GraphicsArm Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
Memoryup to 8GB ram
Display6.43” AMOLED screen with 90hz refresh rate supported
Battery4500mAh
Fast Charging 65W SuperVOOC
Camera64MP AI Triple camera, 16MP front camera
Operating systemOxygen OS 11
Colors available inGray Mirror, Bahama Blue
Launch price in India₹23,999 ( starting price )
First sale dateFeb 22, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G up for Pre-order on Amazon India | Launch Offers

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G 2021 models are now available to pre-order in India online on Amazon.in. The 12GB ram + 256GB storage base model has a launch price of ₹1,49,999 and an MRP price of ₹1,72,499. The 12GB ram + 512GB storage model is also available to pre-order for a price of ₹1,57,999.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is available to purchase in three colors in India – Phantom Black, Phantom Green and Phantom Silver. Currently, the black and green models are available to pre-order from Amazon.in. These models will be released and ship to customers on September 10, 2021.

As a launch offer, you can get a Free 1 Year Samsung Care+ Accidental & Liquid Damage Protection worth Rs. 7999 and also get a Flat INR 7000 Instant Discount when purchased with HDFC Bank Cards. This offer will be available until 30th Sep 2021. Pre-order Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G from Amazon.in from here.

Samsung has also launched Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G model in India. It has a pre-order launch price of ₹84,999 ( 8GB ram / 128GB storage ). Samsung has also listed Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic online and will be available to pre-order in the coming days online.

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core processor and has a 4400mAh battery. It features a 7.6 inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 2208 x 1768 pixel resolution. This panel supports a 120hz adaptive refresh rate. The secondary display, which Samsung calls Cover Display is a 6.2 inch Dynamic AMOLED one with 2268×832 pixel resolution.

Samsung has somehow made this foldable IPX8 Rated water-resistant making it the first foldable phone to have this rating. This is also the first Samsung Fold phone to support S-Pen features.

In the camera department, this Samsung foldable comes with a triple camera setup at the back. There are 3 12MP sensors – wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto. Samsung has equipped this model with a 4MP Under Display Camera as well as a 10MP Cover Selfie camera for videos calls and selfies.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G up for Pre-order on Amazon India

Samsung has officially launched Galaxy S21 Ultra Android Smartphone in India. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon.in. It has an MRP price of Rs 1,28,999. The current lowest price for S21 Ultra is Rs 1,05,999 ( Launch Price – Jan 2021 ).

Galaxy S21 Ultra can be bought in two color options right now from Amazon – Phantom Black and Phantom Silver. It is available in other colors as well but is not currently available in India. You can buy this model with 12GB ram + 256GB storage or 16GB ram + 512GB storage. The 512GB S21 Ultra has a price tag of Rs 1,16,999 in India.

S21 Ultra Launch Offer on Amazon.in: Flat INR 10000 Instant Discount on HDFC Bank Credit Card, Credit EMI, and Debit EMI Transactions. More Info here.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G India Variants are powered by the 5nm Exynos 2100 octa-core processor. The US variant has a 5nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset instead. It features a 6.8-inch WQHD+ ( 3200 X 1440 pixels resolution ) AMOLED screen with a variable refresh rate ( 10hz – 120hz ). Samsung has equipped this model with a 5000mAh battery.

In the Camera department, S21 Ultra features a 108MP F1.8 aperture main camera. This is the 2nd gen sensor of the one we saw on the S20 Ultra with improved Auto focus and image quality. It supports Laser AF, PDAF and has OIS build in. Thanks to having a big sensor with a lot of MP, this can shoot 8K @ 24fps videos.

There are 3 more cameras at the back. You get two 10MP telephoto cameras – one offering 3x zoom while the other offering 10x zoom ( periscope lens ). The fourth camera is your usual ultra-wide-angle 12MP sensor offering a 13mm full frame equivalent focal length. On the front, S21 Ultra features a 40MP sensor with 4K @ 60fps recording supported.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G India Specs

  • 2.9GHz Exynos 2100 octa core processor
  • 5000mAH battery
  • 6.8 inch WQHD+ screen ( Dynamic AMOLED / 3200 X 1440 pixels / 515 PPI / 16M colours / 10hz – 120hz refresh rate )
  • Quad Rear Cameras + 40MP Front Camera
  • 108MP F1.8 main camera
  • 10MP 3x telephoto camera
  • 10MP 10x telephoto periscope camera
  • 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera ( 13mm )
  • S-Pen support ( not included in the box )
  • Model no: SM-G998BZKHINU
  • Android 10

Xiaomi Mi 10i Launching in India on 5th Jan 2021 on Amazon

Xiaomi has officially announced Mi 10i India launch date. The launch event is scheduled for Jan 5th, 2021, and will be available to pre-order / purchase soon after the launch. Amazon.in has a promo page up already showcasing some key specs and features.

Xiaomi Mi 10i is a mid-range Android smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Octa-core processor. This is an 8nm chipset, supporting Qualcomm Kryo 570 CPU cores up to 2.2Ghz. It supports 5G network and has on-device AI support as well. For graphics, it uses Qualcomm Adreno 619 GPU. On Antutu, this chipset scores above Snapdragon 765G processor.

Xiaomi Mi 10i features a 108MP main camera, which we saw on other variants in the Mi 10 series launched earlier in 2020. According to the promo pages, Mi 10i has 4 cameras on the back.

THE official MRP price for the Mi 10i will be announced on Jan 5th during the launch event. Earlier launched Mi 10T 5G has a current lowest price of Rs 35,999 and the Mi 10T Pro 5G variant sells for Rs 39,999. ( check them out here ).

Xiaomi has also announced Mi 11, their next gen Flagship series with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset on board. Mi 11 Pro will be coming soon as well. Official India launch date is yet to be announced for these new Mi 11 series of smartphones. Stay Tuned.

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.

Google Pixel 4A India Review

I have been using Google Pixel 4A for a few weeks now. I bought it from Flipkart on the launch day and got it shipped very fast.  During the launch, the price was Rs 29,999 + Instant Discount with SBI Cards. Now the price has gone up to Rs 31,999.

Initial Impressions

When you get the phone out of the box for the first time, the first thing you would notice is how compact and small this smartphone is. It’s so easy to carry around in your pocket and can be used with one hand. If you are coming from bigger phones with bigger displays, it will take some getting used to the elements on the screen as the texts and icons would look a bit small for your eyes. You can go to the display settings and change these settings to get the look that suits you.

Performance

Pixel 4A is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Octacore processor. This is a mid-range 4G chipset and offers good performance overall. This is not made for high-end gaming and hence I wouldn’t recommend you buy this phone for a great gaming experience. During my day to day tasks, I didn’t encounter any lags or issues.

Does Pixel 4A Overheats?

I got an overheat warning on my 4A twice. The first time it was when I was setting up my phone for the first with a lot of apps downloading and installing in the background, while I got out and took lots of photos non-stop. The warning message told me some of the functionalities in the camera won’t be available. So I let it cool for a few mins, and everything was back to normal. It didn’t shut down or rebooted. The second time I got the overheat warning was again using the camera non-stop. 

Stock Android Experience

Many buy Pixel phones from the Stock Android Experience and camera. On the Pixel 4A, I got the update to Oct 2020 security updates immediately and updated it to it without any issues. Apart from some small bugs here and there, Stock Android 11 experience is great. This version of Android ships with Night mode and some great battery optimizations. 

How good are the cameras on the Pixel 4A?

If you have a Pixel 3, 3A, or 4, you are getting almost the same experience from the 4A. The hardware hasn’t changed, so the image quality is almost the same. How good is it? It is really good. HDR+ and Nightscape offer better images than your regular 30K smartphone offers. If you are an old Pixel owner and are buying 4A for the camera alone, I would recommend you wait for the next generation with a better camera sensor as the image quality difference is not that big. 

The Pixel 4A portrait mode works not just on faces, so you can take bokeh shots on any subject you like. The edge detection is often good, but it’s not always perfect. You can readjust the depth and blur using the Google Photos app if you are not satisfied with the end result. 

Astrophotography mode is another great feature Pixel phones come with. In order to capture the milky way, you would need to be in a very dark place, far away from city lights. If you live in the city, you can’t get a clear night sky due to light pollution. 

Pixel 4A can take 4K @ 30fps videos. The quality is good, but not that great. iPhone 11 series take much better videos than the 4A for sure, and it supports 4K @ 60fps as well. 

How good is the battery life on the Pixel 4A?

Older generation Pixel phones had terrible battery life, however, the newer models perform much better. Pixel 4A has a smaller battery comparing to the Pixel 5 and many other Android smartphones in this price range. However, thanks to the Android 11 optimizations Google made, I was able to get 4-5 hours of daily screen on time with the 4A. If you want to get better idle battery usage out of the pixel, I would recommend you disable the Mobile hotspot when not in use.

It does come with a fast charger in the box. If you have used an OnePlus 8 series or Oppo flagship smartphone, you would consider this charger a bit slow. In other words, it’s not that fast. 

What about the Pixel 4A display?

It’s not exceptional, but it’s an OLED screen. If you have never used an OLED screen before, you would be very happy to see the deep blacks and better colors on the OLED screen. Under the direct sunlight, the screen got bright enough, and I had no difficulty in seeing the text or photos on the screen. 

Overall, I am very happy with the purchase of Pixel 4A. In India, you get many other phones in this price range with better overall specs for sure, but if you are an Android fan and want to get fast updates, Pixel 4A is currently the best phone you can buy right now in India. 

What i like about the Pixel 4A

  • Good Camera
  • Stock Android Experience
  • Headphone jack
  • Decent battery life ( wish it had a 4000mAh one )
  • Compact and Easy to carry around size.

What i don’t like about the Pixel 4A

  • No Ultra-wide-angle Camera
  • No 4K @ 60fps support

OPPO F17 Pro up for Pre-order on Amazon India

Oppo has launched F17 Pro Android smartphone in India. It has an MRP price of Rs 25,990 and a launch selling price of Rs 22,990. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon.in ( check here for the lowest price ).

Oppo F17 Pro is a mid-range Android smartphone powered by the 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio P95 octa core processor and IMG 9XM-HP8 GPU. It is available to pre-order in 3 different colors – Matte Black, Metallic White and Magic Blue. It comes with 8GB of ram and has 128GB of internals storage.

The display on this Oppo phone is a 6.43 inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED with 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution. It features an in-display fingerprint scanner. Oppo has equipped this with a 4015mAh battery and has 30W VOOC Flash Carge 4.0 support for faster charging. It ships with Color OS 7.2 which is based on Android 10 operating system. Unlike Huawei phones, this ships with Google Apps and Play Store.

In the camera department, Opop F17 Pro features a quad-camera setup at the back. The main sensor is a 48MP sensor. There is an ultra-wide 8MP sensor next to it. You also get a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there are dual cameras. The main sensor is a 16MP one and there is a 2MP depth sensor next to it to help with bokeh aka portrait selfie shots.

Oppo F17 Pro Specs

  • 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio P95 octa core processor
  • 6.43 inch Full HD+ screen ( Super AMOLED / 2400 x 1080 pixels / in-display fingerprint )
  • Color OS 7.2 ( based on Android 10 )
  • 8GB ram
  • 128GB storage ( 3-card slot )
  • 4G LTE support
  • 4015mAH
  • 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0
  • 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad camera
  • 16MP + 2MP depth Front Camera

Xiaomi Redmi 9 and Oppo F17 Pro coming soon on Amazon India

Amazon India has started teasing the launch of two new Android smartphones – Xiaomi Redmi 9 and Oppo F17 Pro. According to the promo pages, Redmi 9 will launch in India on Aug 27th and will be available to purchase soon after. Oppo F17 Pro promo page doesn’t reveal a launch date, however it is expected to be available to pre-order soon as well.

Redmi 9 is an entry level budget smartphone powered by Media Tek Helio G80 octa-core processor. It will be available to purchase in 3GB + 32GB or 4GB + 64GB variants. The display on this is a 6.53” FHD+ Dot Drop display with 400 nits max brightness. Xiaomi has equipped this with a big 5020mAh battery. It features a quad camera setup at the back – 13MP+8MP+5MP+2MP.

We don’t know much about Oppo F17 Pro except that it is going to be the sleekest phone under Rs 25,000. According to the promo page, it is 7.48mm thin and weighs 164g.

Official Price in India for Oppo F17 Pro and Redmi 9 will be revealed in coming days.

Motorola One Fusion+ First Sale on June 24th on Flipkart

Motorola One Fusion+ First Sale on June 24th on Flipkart | Price : Rs 16,999 ( Twilight Blue / Moonlight White colors )

Motorola One Fusion+ is a mid-range Android smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Octacore processor. In India, the price for the Moto One Fusion+ is Rs 16,999. It will go on sale for the first time on June 24th online on Flipkart. This is a Flipkart only smartphone, hence it won’t be available to purchase from Amazon.in or Snapdeal.

Moto One Fusion+ comes with a 6.5 inch Full HD+ IPS display and has support for viewing HDR10 content. It is equipped with a big 5000mAh battery. The main camera on the back is a 64MP sensor with 4K @ 30fps recording support. Check out the full specs below.

Buy Motorola One Fusion+ online on Flipkart from here.

  • Snapdragon 730G chipset
  • 6.5 inch Full HD+ display ( 2340 x 1080 Pixels )
  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • Android 10 operating system
  • 6GB ram
  • 128GB storage
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP cameras
  • 16MP front camera
  • SAR value: Head: 0.52 W/kg, Body: 1.43 W/kg

This is one of those rare Android smartphones to come with a pop-up selfie camera. Recently, Huawei has launched Honor 9X Pro with a similar pop-up selfie camera setup. Since there is no notch to house the front camera, you get to experience a good full view immersive experience.

Motorola has also launched a few other phones in India in the last couple of months. – Moto G6, Moto Edge+ and Motorola Razr Gold.

Moto Fusion+ is available to purchase in two different colors – Twilight Blue and Moonlight White ( check here )