We have seen very few budget smartphone launches in May 2019. However, the newly announced price drop on a few of the popular best selling smartphones makes the deal even sweeter. Below is the list which also a few of the newly launched smartphones along with the best selling smartphones under Rs 10,000.
Xiaomi Redmi Go
Xiaomi recently launched the 16GB storage variant of the Redmi Go smartphone. While the 8GB variant is retailing for Rs 4,499, the new 16GB variant is launched for Rs 4,799. We only recommend this smartphone only to those who are earlier using feature phones. It comes with the same 5-inch IPS display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The device also runs on Android Oreo Go Edition OS and the company hasn’t mentioned any ETA for the Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition update.
Under the hood, it comes powered by the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor. Both the 8GB and 16GB storage variants come with just 1GB of RAM. There is also a dedicated MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 128GB. It sports an 8MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.2 aperture. The device is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery and comes with a 5W power adapter. It can be purchased from Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores.
The Nokia 3.2 is another entry-level smartphone to launch in the month of May. It comes with a large 6.26-inch HD+ LCD display with a waterdrop notch which is good for watching videos or streaming live TV. The 4,000mAh battery also gives good battery life as it comes with basic specifications. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SoC and packs 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. The users can further expand the storage up to 400GB using the MicroSD card slot. There is a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.
It also comes with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and also supports face unlock. The Nokia 3.2 runs on stock Android OS and comes with zero bloatware apps. It also gets monthly security patch updates and at least two major Android OS updates. There is also a dedicated Google Assistant button and now it also works in Hindi. It supports dual SIM dual VoLTE and comes with basic connectivity options. While 3GB + 16GB variant is priced at 8,990, the 3GB + 32GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs 10,790.
A couple of weeks back, Vivo launched the 3GB RAM variant of the Vivo Y91 smartphone in India. It is priced at Rs 9,990 and will be available in Starry Black and Nebula Purple color options. The device looks modern with the waterdrop notch display and gradient finish body. On the front, it sports a 6.22-inch IPS display with HD+ (1520×720 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It uses 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.
However, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 out of the box. We hope the company very soon released the Android 9.0 Pie update. While there is a 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the rear with f/2.2 aperture, the front of the device is an 8MP camera for selfies. It is backed by a 4,030mAh battery and also supports fast charging technology. On the rear, we can also spot the circular fingerprint scanner. It comes with a triple card slot which can hold two nano SIM cards and one MicroSD card.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
In February this year, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in the Indian market. It is one of the most powerful smartphones available in Under Rs 10,000 price range. Now, the company has officially confirmed to replace the Redmi Note 7 with Redmi Note 7S. If the camera is not your priority, then you can save Rs 1,000 by opting for the RedmI Note 7 over the new Redmi note 7S. While the 4GB RAM variant is already out of stock, there are only limited units available in the market. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back. Talking about the hardware, it comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Dot Notch Display.
The Snapdragon 660 processor comes coupled with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. respectively. In terms of optics, the device sports dual rear cameras featuring a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 aperture. On the front, the Redmi Note 7 sports a 13MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 4.0 technology using the USB Type-C port. The base variant of the Redmi Note 7 is priced at just Rs 9,999.
The Realme 3 is still one of the best smartphones for playing PUBG Mobile under Rs 10,000. It packs the powerful 12nm MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core chipset and is priced as low as Rs 8,999. The device comes with a polycarbonate body and is available in Dynamic Black, Gradient Blue, and Black colors. It sports a 6.2-inch FullView display with HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. The device is packed with 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the rear and a single 13MP selfie camera on the front.
Even at such a low price, the device comes with advanced camera features like auto scene detection, AI beautification, portrait mode and more. It is backed by a 4,230mAh and comes with 5V/2A (10W) power adapter. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie based ColorOS 6.0 out of the box. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner and supports face unlock. The company recently started selling its smartphones via offline stores.
Samsung Galaxy M20
The company has already more than 2 million Galaxy M smartphones in the Indian market. Also, Samsung announced a Rs 1,000 price cut on the Galaxy M20 which makes it now available for just Rs 9,990. While the device was launched with the Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, the newly released the Android 9.0 Pie update also brings the all-new One UI to this budget smartphone. It comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) display with a waterdrop notch on the top. Under the hood is the Exynos 7904 octa-core processor.
The Galaxy M20 is available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage respectively. On the rear, the device sports 13MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, there is an 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Galaxy M20 can be securely unlocked using the fingerprint scanner and face unlock. It is backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging.
After launching the Realme C1 2019 at the beginning of this year, Realme launched the Realme C2 in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants in April. It also comes with a diamond cut design and is available in Diamond Blue and Diamond Black color variants. Even though the device is priced at Rs 5999, it comes with a 6.1-inch waterdrop notch display with HD+ resolution. The display offers 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 89.35% screen-to-body ratio. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie based ColorOS 6.0 out of the box.
The Realme C2 is powered by 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of storage. It even sports dual camera setup on the rear featuring a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. The 5MP camera on the front can be used for selfies and face unlock. However, it lacks the fingerprint scanner. The device is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and supports 10W power input. It comes with a triple card slot for two nano SIMs and one MicroSD card.
As of now, these are the best and newly launched smartphones priced under Rs 10,000. Share your favorite smartphone in the comment section below. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for the latest updates about the upcoming smartphones!