Android smartphones have always been popular among consumers thanks to their availability at various price ranges and better value for money factor. As we enter the new year 2023, it’s no surprise that these devices continue to be among the best-selling electronics products online in India.
With the launch of the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus 11R smartphones scheduled for February 7th, the best sellers list is sure to be disrupted. These highly-anticipated devices are expected to be popular among consumers and could take the crown for the best-selling smartphone in February 2023.
Another major player in the smartphone market, Samsung, is also set to unveil its Galaxy S23 series of Android smartphones at its Unpacked 2023 event. These devices, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, are also expected to be popular among consumers and could climb the charts in the coming months.
The demand for 5G smartphones is also at an all-time high, thanks to the test launch of 5G from Telecom giants Reliance Jio in many cities. This is reflected in the best sellers list, with 5G smartphones like the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite, OnePlus Nord 2T, Galaxy M33, Oppo A74 5G, and OnePlus 10R 5G climbing up the charts. If you’re in the market for a new smartphone and want to experience the fast speeds and improved connectivity of 5G, be sure to check out these top-selling devices.
In conclusion, it is clear that Android smartphones continue to be popular among consumers, and with the launch of new devices from OnePlus and Samsung, the best-selling list is sure to change in the coming months. With 5G technology becoming increasingly accessible, consumers are also looking to upgrade to 5G devices that offer improved connectivity and faster speeds. So, if you’re looking to buy a new smartphone in 2023, be sure to keep an eye on the latest releases and best-selling devices.
There were rumors OnePlus will be launching just a single smartphone in the upcoming 2023 OnePlus 11 Series. That’s now proven wrong thanks to the launch announcement of the OnePlus 11R 5G smartphone. Amazon India ( Amazon.in ) has a teaser page up with minimal info displayed. It will launch in India on the same date as the OnePlus 11 – Feb 7th, 2023 at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time.
While the OnePlus 11 5G is expected to come with flagship specs and new features, OnePlus 11R 5G would be a less powerful variant. Looking at the specs of the current OnePlus 10 Series line-up, we expect the OnePlus 11R to be powered by a Mediatek chipset instead of the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which the OnePlus 11 is confirmed to be equipped with.
Expect the 11R to feature a lower-resolution screen, cameras with less Megapixels and features etc. The 8K recording and Wireless charging won’t be available either. Chances are both will feature the same capacity battery though.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 is another product OnePlus will be launching on Feb 7th in India. Stay tuned.
Samsung has launched its latest mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy A23 5G, in India online. The device is now listed and available for purchase on Amazon.in, with a starting price of ₹22,999 for the 6GB RAM model (SM-A236E) and ₹24,999 for the 8GB RAM model ( SM-A236E ). The MRP price in India ranges from ₹28,990 – ₹30,990.
Even though this model is launching in India in 2023, it was announced back in 2022. So basically, this is Galaxy A23 2022 model.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor
6GB – 8GB ram
6.6-inch Full HD+ screen
Android 12 with Samsung One UI 5
Full HD video recording
The Galaxy A23 5G boasts a sleek and stylish design, available in Silver, Light Blue, and Orange color options. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 octa-core processor with a clock speed of 1.7GHz to 2.2GHz. The device features a 6.6-inch FHD+ PLS LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, providing a smooth and responsive user experience.
Galaxy A14 5G SM-A146B is another Android smartphone Samsung launched in India recently. This is cheaper than the Galaxy A23, and is powered by Mediatek MT6833 Dimensity 700 processor.
Galaxy A23 5G comes with a triple-lens rear camera setup comprising of a 50MP F1.8 aperture main camera, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and 2MP macro and depth sensors. The front-facing camera is an 8MP sensor, perfect for selfies and video calls. According to the specs available on Samsung Website, the max resolution video recording this supports is Full HD video recording at 30fps.
The Galaxy A23 5G is equipped with a big 5000mAh battery and comes with several features such as Game Booster, Dolby Atmos, Samsung Knox security, and a fingerprint sensor built into the power button. The device runs on Android 12 with Samsung’s One UI 5, providing a seamless user experience. It is expected to get Android 13 update in the coming months. Samsung already updated the US Galaxy A23 model to Android 13 a few weeks back.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is a solid mid-range smartphone with a great set of features at a reasonable price. With 5G support, a high-refresh-rate display, and a capable camera system, the Galaxy A23 5G is a great option for those looking for a budget-friendly device that doesn’t compromise on performance.
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
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.
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.
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.
OnePlus 10T 5G Android Smartphone is now available to pre-order in India online from Amazon.in. The price starts at ₹49,999. ( Aug 3, Launch Price ). You can buy this in two different color options – Moonstone Black and Jade Green. The base model comes with 128GB storage and 8GB ram. If you want more ram and storage, you can get the 12GB ram 256GB storage model, which costs ₹54,999 in India.
Check out the current Lowest price for OnePlus 10T 5G on Amazon.in here.
OnePlus 10T 5G Launch Offers on Amazon.in
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OnePlus 10T 5G even though is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, is not the current flagship smartphone in the OnePlus line-up. OnePlus 10 Pro 5G which has a slightly less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, still offers better overall specs and features. The new OnePlus 10T 5G is the first time OnePlus launching a high-end smartphone without an Alert Slider since OnePlus 2 launch.
OnePlus 10T 5G features a 6.7 inch 120hz Fluid AMOLED Display with a native resolution of 2412 X 1080 pixels. OnePlus has equipped this model with a 4800 mAh battery and supports a ridiculous 150W SuperVOOC fast charging which is almost double what the Pro variant supports. Not only does this have super fast charging support, OnePlus also ships this fast charging adapter in the box, which should be appreciated as more and more OEMs are opting to ship their smartphones without charging adapters.
In the camera department, OnePlus is using a 3 camera system at the rear. The main camera is a Sony IMX766 50MP sensor with OIS support. You also get a regular ultra-wide-angle 8MP camera along with a 2MP macro camera. The OnePlus 10 Pro on the other hand came with a Hasselbald tuned Sony IMX 789 main camera and had a dedicated 8MP Telephoto lens.
OnePlus 10 T 5G ships with Oxygen OS based on the Android 12 operating system. While we all loved the close-to-stock Android flavors older flagship OnePlus smartphones came with, that’s no longer to be seen as newer models use Oppo’s Color OS style UI.
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
OnePlus 10 Pro 5G, the latest flagship smartphone from the Chinese giants will go on sale in India from April 5th onwards. You can buy this online from Amazon.in. OnePlus 10 Pro price in India starts at Rs 66,999. You can get it for a lower price part of the Launch offer.
For a limited time, OnePlus and Amazon.in are offering a Rs 4500 instant discount when buying with an SBI Credit Card. So including the discount, you can grab it for Rs 62,499.
OnePlus 10 Pro 5G features a 6.7 inch Fluid AMOLED LTPO display with a max refresh rate of 120hz supported. The native resolution of this panel is 3216 X 1440 pixels offering 525 PPI. It comes with features like Nature tone display, Eye comfort, Night Mode, Image sharpener, Video color enhancer, etc.
OnePlus 10 Pro 5G is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform which is currently the fastest chipset available from Qualcomm. For graphics, it has Adreno 730 GPU onboard. OnePlus has equipped this smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery and supports 80W SUPERVOOC fast charging as well as 50W AIRVOOC wireless charging.
You can buy the new OnePlus 10 Pro 5G in two color options in India – Volcanic Black and Emerald Forest Green. The base model comes with 8GB of ram and 128GB of storage. You can also get it with 12GB ram and 256GB storage. The 12GB ram 256GB storage OnePlus 10 Pro has a launch price of ₹71,999 in India.
OnePlus collaborated with the camera giants Hasselblad to bring a better camera system to this smartphone in terms of image quality, colors, and features. There are 3 cameras at the back offering wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto focal lengths. The main camera house a Sony IMX789 48MP sensor the ultra-wide has Samsung ISOCELL JN1 50MP sensor. On the front, the OnePlus uses a Sony IMX 615 32MP sensor with a fixed focus lens.
You can record up to 8K video at 24 FPS with the back camera thanks to the high megapixel sensor and high-end Snapdragon chipset on board. The front selfie camera only supports Full HD video recording.
Do I get 80W SuperVOOC charger adapter in the box with the OnePlus 10 Pro?
When is the first OnePlus 10 Pro 5G Sale in India online on Amazon.in ?
What is the Launch Price of the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G in India?
The base model ( 8 GB RAM + 128 GB Storage ) has a launch selling price of ₹66,999 while the 12 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage OnePlus 10 Pro costs ₹71,999 in India.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Android Smartphones – Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra are available to pre-order online in India. Amazon.in has now listed some of these models on their website, and you can pre-order them today. Samsung has also announced some cool launch offers that is valid for a limited time.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Launch Offer You can get a free Samsung Galaxy Buds2 + Rs 5000 Bank Cashback when you pre-order Galaxy S22 from Amazon.in. Check here for more info.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Launch Offer Samsung is offering the Galaxy Watch 4 at just Rs 2999 if you buy it along with the new Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G. You can also get Rs 5000 Instant Discount on ALL Banks Cards. Check here for more info.
Galaxy S22 Price in India – Rs 72,999 – Rs 76,999 Galaxy S22 Ultra Price in India – Rs 109,999 – Rs 118,999.
Samsung has stopped making Galaxy Note Series of Smartphones. Instead, they are bringing the flagship Note to the S series line-up in the form of Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G. It comes with a stylus build-in like previous-gen Note models and features top of the line, flagship specs, and features. So if the price is not an issue, you should get the S22 Ultra model instead of the S22+ and S22. You won’t be disappointed.
Galaxy S22 Ultra can be bought in 3 different color options – Burgundy, Phantom White, and Phantom Black. According to the listing, S22 Series will be released in India on March 11, 2022 ie Pre-order customers will get the device after that date.
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.