After disrupting the Sub-Rs. 10,000 price segment, the Chinese smartphone manufacturers are now more focusing at a slightly higher price bracket. We have a few devices launched in the month of July and interestingly, most of the devices are also sold through the offline market. Also, check out the best upcoming smartphones of August 2017.
All the below-mentioned devices support 4G VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and can be used with the Jio 4G SIM.
Just after launching the Galaxy J7 Pro and J7 Max, Samsung also launched a new mid-range smartphone called Galaxy On Max. Interestingly, the Galaxy On Max looks similar to the Galaxy J7 Max. The Galaxy On Max costs Rs. 16,900 and is available exclusively through Flipkart. It sports 5.7-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display but misses the AMOLED panel. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor clocked at 2.39GHz. The device also features 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage with MicroSD card slot. It runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat with the TouchWiz UI on top. On the rear is a 13MP shooter with f/1.7 aperture and LED flash. For selfies, the company is offering the same 13MP sensor but with f/1.9 aperture. It is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and supports dual SIM dual standby. The physical home button includes the fingerprint sensor and supports Samsung Pay Mini.
Earlier in March this year, Nubia launched the Nubia N2 along with the Nubia M2 and Nubia M2 Lite smartphones in China. Now, the company has brought the Nubia N2 to the Indian market for Rs.15,999. The USP of the device is its 5,000mAh battery that is rated to give up to 60 hours of talk time. It comes with metal built unibody design with a 2.5D curved glass on the top. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It comes coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and dual tone LED flash. On the front is a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 80-degree wide-angle lens. It supports dual SIM dual standby using the hybrid slot. The device measures 155 x 75 x 7.9 mm and weighs 180 grams.
Back in October 2016, Kodak launched its new Android smartphone called Kodak Ektra. Now in July 2017, the company launched it here in India for Rs. 19,990. The smartphone will be sold exclusively through Flipkart. The USP of this camera-centric smartphone is its 21MP rear camera with custom built camera app and scene selection dial. It also offers fast focus with f/2.0 aperture, OIS, and PDAF. For selfies, there is a 13MP front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. Talking about other specifications, the Ektra comes with a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. It also packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be further expanded via MicroSD card slot. It packs a 3,000mAh battery and supports fast charging using the USB Type-C port. With the additional dial, the device measure 9.69 mm in thickness.
Nubia M2 is another high-end smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, Nubia. It comes with a price tag of Rs. 22,999 and is sold exclusively through Amazon India. The device will be available in Champagne Gold and Black Gold color options. It sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Full HD resolution and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. The device includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It sports 13MP dual camera setup on the rear with f/2.2 aperture and Sapphire glass protection. There is also a 16MP camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture and 80-degree wide-angle lens for selfies. Even with all the high-end specifications, the Nubia M2 still runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based Nubia UI 4.0. The physical home button on the front also comes with an integrated fingerprint sensor. It is backed by a 3,630mAhnon-removable battery with NeoPower fast charging technology.
A couple of weeks back, Xiaomi has launched a new phablet called Mi Max 2 in India. Unlike in China, the smartphone comes only in one variant and is priced at Rs. 16,999. The Mi Max 2 units sold in India will be assembled locally at the Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh. It will be available via all the major online and offline retailers. It sports a 6.44-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood is the power efficient Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. There is 64GB of internal storage which should be good enough for multimedia consumption. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based MIUI 8 out of the box. It also packs a 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The device is kept powered on by a 5,300mAh non-removable battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. It measures 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6 mm and weighs 211 grams.