OnePlus 11 5G Launching in India on Feb 7th, 2023 [ Amazon.in ]

Amazon India has a promo teaser up showcasing one of the most anticipated smartphones of the upcoming year 2023 – The OnePlus 11 5G. It will launch in India on Feb 7th and will be available to pre-order / purchase soon after. OnePlus Buds 2 Pro is also expected to launch along with this smartphone.

What to expect from OnePlus 11 5G ? – Specs and Features

  • Qualcomm SM8550 Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4 nm) processor
  • Hasselblad cameras
  • Triple rear cameras
  • Higher SUPERVOOC fast charging speeds
  • Bigger Sony image sensors
  • Alert Slider is back.

OnePlus has always used the latest powerful Qualcomm chipset to power it’s flagship smartphones. The OnePlus 11 is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor which will also be used on upcoming 2023 flagship smartphones like Vivo X90 Pro+, Nubia Z50, Xiaomi 13 Series, Motorola X40, Samsung Galaxy S23 series etc.

OnePlus has always been generous with the amount of ram their smartphones come with. Expect the base model to come with 8GB with a 16GB ram model expected.

OnePlus is bringing back a feature that they skipped on their last released flagship smartphone – the Alert slider. The promo pages have confirmed it will make a comeback on the OnePlus 11.

OnePlus’s partnership with Hasselblad is still on. So the OnePlus 11 cameras will naturally be tuned by the Hasselblad team and will come with their branding. The image sensors that capture the actual image, are expected to be made by Sony. While many manufacturers have started using a big 1-inch sensor like the 1-inch 50 MP Sony IMX989 sensor on their smartphones, it’s highly unlikely OnePlus 11 would feature this.

If you have been out of touch with all the Never Settle OnePlus news, you would be disappointed to know that OnePlus no longer ship their smartphones with Oxygen OS which was a great Stock Android-style OS with some great features. It now uses Oppo’s color OS style UI in their smartphones.

Top 5 Android Smartphones to look out for in 2023

The year 2022 showered us with some great smartphones. Samsung, Apple, Google, Asus, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, etc all came up with their flagship smartphones for the mobile markets worldwide. Almost all high-end smartphones from these companies were received and sold well. More and more companies are realizing the huge potential of the big Indian market, and are now launching the smartphone in India on the global launch day itself.

In 2022, Apple up the game with 4 new iPhones. It included two iPhone 14 Pro models and two regular iPhone 14 models. Google soon followed suit and launched the Pixel 7 Series with Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro models which were basically an improved version of last year’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

Samsung continued their foldable smartphone game with Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold4 smartphones. OnePlus which no longer go with a Never Settle attitude came out with their OnePlus 10 Series with the latest one in the series called OnePlus 10T 5G.

Asus, perhaps made the most interesting flagship, Android smartphone of the year 2022. The Zenfone 9 which is powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform features a 5.9-inch display making it one of the most compact high-end smartphones you can buy today anywhere in the world.

2023 is just around the corner. Let’s have a look at some of the best Android smartphones expected to be launched soon in the coming year.

What to expect from 2023 Flagship Android Smartphones

  • 1-inch Sony camera sensors
  • 8K video recording support
  • Latest flagship Snapdragon processor
  • shipping with Android 13 or newer
  • ‘Pro’ and ‘Plus’ models
  • Faster Wired Fast charging and Wireless charging
  • maybe a Mini LED screen ( highly unlikely )
  • 240hz refresh rate smartphones
  • 6Ghz WiFi 6E support
  • 5G network support out of the box
  • No charger adapter in the box
  • up to 10x periscope telephoto lens
  • No more silly 2MP macro cameras
  • AI + Computation photography magic

Samsung Galaxy S23 Series

Samsung no longer makes Galaxy Note series smartphones, instead, they now bring the features we loved on the Note series to their flagship S Series smartphones. The Galaxy S23 is expected to launch in Feb 2023 during the Galaxy Unpacked event. S23 series is expected to feature a 200MP main camera, of course, made by Samsung. If Samsung get’s everything right, this should blow other camera smartphones out of the water with ease.

Samsung is expected to launch 3 variants with the S23 Series – Galaxy S23 ( cheapest model ), S23 Plus ( flagship model ), and an S23 Ultra with all flagship features crammed in. We might also see an S23 FE ( Fan Editon ) down the road.

Google Pixel 8 Series

Last month ( Oct 2022 ), Google launched their Pixel 7 Series in many markets including India. These were well-received thanks to their incredible cameras and overall vanilla stock Android performance. In the interwebs, there are already talks about what to expect in the next-gen Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro models. We can expect a new Google Tensor G3 chip, with new and improved rear cameras as well as plenty of new software magic which often are exclusive to the series.

Before the Pixel 8 Series, Google will be launched the Pixel 7A model with the Tensor G2 chip. It is expected to carry the same main camera as the Pixel 7 Flagship models. If the price is right, this smartphone is going to sell well worldwide.

OnePlus 11 Series

OnePlus is no longer run by OnePlus. It is now merged with Oppo Mobiles and now offers Color OS on their Android smartphones instead of the popular Oxygen OS. Oppo is a big player in the mobile industry and often comes up with features very early than their competitors. For eg, they were one of the first to launch Android smartphones with an HD screen and a Full HD screen. They also love to experiment with out-of-the-world features like the rotating camera we saw on the old Oppo N1. So having Oppo handling the OnePlus, we can expect some great smartphones in the upcoming OnePlus 11 Series. OnePlus will also be launching some smartphones in the more affordable Nord series.

Oppo is expected to unveil Oppo Reno9, 9 Pro and 9 Pro Plus models soon. It is expected to be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8000 chipset instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon.

Update: OnePlus 11 5G Launching in India on Feb 7th, 2023 [ Amazon.in ]

Samsung Fold 2023 Series

Even though the first Samsung Galaxy Fold was notorious for its very fragile built quality, Samsung learned from its mistakes and now sells very good quality foldable smartphones. While its competitors like Xiaomi have started building foldable mobiles, Samsung continues to be the king in this series of smartphones.

In the second half of 2023, we can expect Samsung to launch Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 smartphones with the latest Qualcomm processor and top-end features.

Xiaomi 13 Series

In the early days, Xiaomi used to launch affordable, best-value-for-money Android smartphones worldwide. They continue to produce such smartphones and being sold well in markets like India. They now also launch some high-quality smartphones with cutting-edge features.

Xiaomi 12S Ultra which has a 1-inch image sensor is already out but is not available in India as of this writing. So this may be one of the smartphones we can possibly see at the start of 2023 in India. Xiaomi is also expected to launch next-gen Xiaomi 14 Series smartphones soon.

Also Check out: New Laptops Launches in 2023 – What to expect?

Google Pixel 7 Pro – the flagship Android Camera Smartphone you should buy

Google has officially launched the Pixel 7 Series in many countries including India. If you look at these devices and read the specs sheets, you would be sure tempted to skip this series and wait for the next generation Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro models as the new Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 have a lot in common with the last year’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

The main camera is the same. The ultra-wide-angle camera is the same. The processor inside is almost the same. The displays as well. Why would you want to upgrade to a new phone or buy it when you can get the older generation models for a cheaper price?

Let’s analyze. What’s the number one reason people buy high-end smartphones these days? Even though you could argue a few would buy it for a high-quality display, a high-end processor performance, or just to show off the fruit logo on the back, the majority buy an expensive new flagship smartphone to get the best camera experience. The new iPhone 14 Pro models and the Google Pixel 7 Pro models are going to be bought for their cameras by the most rather than their displays or fast processors.

Let’s talk about smartphone cameras. Over the years, Smartphone cameras have come a long way. Thanks to the computational photography magic on both iPhones and Google Pixels, or just take any other phone, whether it be flagship phones from Samsung or OnePlus, you can easily create high-quality photos with these modern-day smartphone camera sensors. Let’s assume you have all these smartphones, and you take a ton of photos in the daytime, you would be surprised to see the differences in quality between these new smartphone cameras aren’t that big. You surely can see a difference if you Pixel-peep between a high-end iPhone and a low-end Android smartphone. But people don’t view photos like that. If you post these on places like Instagram, Tiktok, Facebook, etc, if you didn’t mention the smartphone name, most wouldn’t be able to differentiate between a regular landscape photo taken on a Pixel and a low-budget Android phone.

There are, however some areas in which high-end Apple iPhones and Google Pixels shine. For eg, Night shots.

Google used the same main camera from Pixel 2 onwards to Pixel 6a, still every new generation produced better images ( Again, you would need to pixel peep to see these differences often ). The new Pixel 7 Pro is using the same main camera sensor as the last-gen Pixel 6 Pro. Even though not confirmed, we can expect the upcoming Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to use the same sensor as Google has for a couple of years tuning their Google Camera app to churn out perfect photos from this sensor. If Google plans to introduce a completely new sensor in the upcoming Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8, then they will have the extra task of tuning all the algorithms to match the new sensor which would be a time-consuming task for even a giant corporation like Google.

Why do I think you should get the Google Pixel 7 Pro if you love photography?

  • New Macro Mode
  • 10bit HDR recording
  • Unblur feature
  • Better telephoto lens
  • New Super res zoom algorithms
  • 4K @ 30fps on all rear cameras
  • Cinematic blur ( Apple had it in iPhone 13 Pro )

With the Pixel 7 Pro, Google is introducing some new features in the camera department. It has better zoom controls, new upscaling algorithms to offer better digital zoom, a macro mode, a better telephoto lens, 10bit HDR recording, 4K @ 60fps on all rear cameras, unblur feature, etc. If we look at the history of camera hardware changes landed on Pixel phones, the next-gen Pixel 8 Series is expected to carry almost identical hardware ( maybe a new Google Tensor G3 chip that supports 8K Video recording ), with improvements made with Google’s software magic. So many of the new software chances, if Google chooses, can land on the Pixel 7 Pro via Pixel feature drops.

The best camera is the one you have in your pocket they say. With the Pixel 7 Pro in your pocket, you are getting a camera with macro capabilities, an ultra-wide-angle lens, a regular lens, a 5x zoom lens with new upscaling algorithms, a camera that can record 10-bit HDR videos which can be uploaded straight to many social media platforms thanks to Google working with them, real tone that captures subject’s real skin tone, Night modes, and Astrophotography modes, Cinematic Blur in videos etc.

This smartphone is a real camera powerhouse, perfectly made for the modern social media generation. IMO Google Pixel 7 Pro is the best flagship Android Camera Smartphone you should buy today ( I have grabbed one from Flipkart already ).

Recommended Read: Google Blog – The latest and greatest: meet Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Nokia T10 Android 12 Tablet listed on Amazon India | Check Price, Specs, Features

Looking to purchase a cheap Android 12 Tablet in India? Just launched Nokia T10 Tablet might interest you. The price in India starts at ₹12,999 MRP. The launch selling price will be lower than this. You can buy Nokia T10 in two ram+storage options. The base model comes with 3GB of ram and 32GB of storage. If you want more ram memory, you can pay extra and get the 4GB ram 64GB storage option. As of this writing, the price difference between these two Nokia T10 variants is not that big – so go get the 4GB ram 64GB storage option.

Model names and Prices
‎NOKIA T10 TA-1472 WIFI 3/32 IN BLUE – MRP Price: ₹12,999
‎NOKIA T10 TA-1472 WIFI 4/64 IN BLUE – MRP Price: ₹14,499

Check out the current lowest price for Nokia T10 on Amazon.in here.

Nokia T10 is powered by a lesser-known Unisoc Tiger T606 (Spreadtrum) octa-core processor. The CPU on this consists of 2x ARM Cortex A75 cores and 6x ARM Cortex A55 cores offering the best of both worlds. This tablet comes with Widevine L1 support. It is available to purchase in a single color only – Ocean Blue.

Nokia T10 features an 8-inch HD resolution ( 800 x 1280 pixels ) display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It has an 8MP rear camera with Auto Focus support and a 2MP Fixed Focus front camera. An LED flash is available at the rear. As the specs indicate, expect average image quality out of these cameras.

When it comes to connectivity, the Nokia T10 tablet can connect to WiFi 5 networks ( 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5.0 GHz dual-band) ) and has Bluetooth 5.0 support to connect wireless accessories. It has a USB Type-C port with USB OTG support. You also get a 3.5mm combo mic/headphone jack.

If the internal 32GB or 64GB memory is not enough, you would be happy to know this tablet supports MicroSD cards up to 512 GB. It ships with the Android 12 operating system and Nokia is guaranteeing 2 OS upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates. So Nokia T10 is expected to get Android 13 updates and probably if everything goes well the next Android 14 update as well. Fingers crossed.

Nokia T10 also has a WiFi+4G Cellular variant which will cost a few thousand more. That model will support AGPS and has a Proximity sensor. Regular WiFi models do not have these features. Accelerometer (G-sensor) and Ambient light sensor are available on all models. Nokia has equipped the T10 tablet with a 5250mAh battery and supports a max 10W charging.

With the T10 tablet, Nokia is trying to grab the entry-level, budget Android Tablet market. By offering 3 Years of security updates and 2 OS version updates, Nokia is offering what many other budget Android tablet makers don’t provide.

Nokia T10 weighs 375 grams. You get a Jelly Case, USB Type C Cable, Charger, Quick Start Guide, and a Sim Pin ( 4G variants only ). It has a Polycarbonate back and has a basic IPX2 Water Resistant.

Buying Advice: Nokia T10 Specs is suitable for general-purpose home use. The guarantee that this will get OTA updates in the future can be a big reason to consider purchasing this tablet. It doesn’t have a Full HD screen is the biggest con of this tablet.

Related models available at this price range: Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 ( Amazon.in ), Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite ( Amazon.in ), Lenovo Tab M10 HD 2nd Gen ( Amazon.in ), Lenovo Tab M8 FHD ( Amazon.in ).

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.