From the last one year, we have seen quite a few smartphones with high-end specifications and sturdy build quality priced under Rs. 15,000. Below is the list of newly launched mid-range smartphones priced between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 15,000. Earlier, the online exclusive devices used to offer better specifications than the others, but the gap is now narrowing down. All the listed smartphones come with 4G VoLTE connectivity for using with Jio 4G SIM and offer dual SIM support. Also, go through the list of upcoming smartphones that will be launching in June.
Moto G5 Plus – Rs. 14,999
The Moto G4 Plus with a 16MP camera is one of the budget smartphones launched in 2016. Now in 2017, the company launched the Moto G5 Plus with even better specifications and build quality. It comes with an Aluminum built unibody design and runs on the latest Android 7.0 nougat out of the box. It even gets the Google Assistant which was made available for the all the latest smartphones. The device comes in 3GB RAM+16GB storage and 4GB RAM+32GB storage variants priced at Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 16,999 respectively. On the front is 5.2-inch Full HD display and beneath it is a large home button with integrated fingerprint sensor. It packs Snapdragon 625 SoC, 12MP rear camera, and a 5MP selfie camera. It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery and supports fast charging with the 18W TurboCharge adapter. It comes with a total of three slots for two SIM cards and one MicroSD card. The device is exclusively sold through Flipkart and comes in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colors.
Smartron srt.Phone – Rs. 12,999
Smartron has finally launched its first product this year called srt.Phone. Unlike the t.Phone, the srt.Phone is a mid-range device and packs some decent specifications. It comes in 32GB and 64GB storage variants priced at Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 13,999 respectively. However, the device comes with a polycarbonate body even at this price tag. The device sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display and has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. Under the hood is the 1.8GHz Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. Both the variants include 4GB of RAM, and it should work fine even with heavy usage. The srt.Phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the vanilla flavored UI. In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture. There is also a 5MP selfie camera on the front with the wide-angle lens. It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery and support Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging technology using the USB Type-C port. The company also mentioned the srt.Phone to receive the upcoming Android O update once it is available for public release.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime – Rs. 14,900
From the last few weeks, we have been seeing the leaks about the upcoming Galaxy J7 2017 and Galaxy J5 2017 smartphones. However, Samsung India launched the 32GB storage variants of the last year’s Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy J5 Prime. Apart from the doubled storage, there is no other difference between the 16GB and new 32GB storage variants. The new Galaxy J5 Prime is priced at Rs. 14,900 and comes with a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display. It is powered by the in-house Exynos 7870 octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and includes 3GB of RAM. It supports dual SIM dual standby and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the TouchWiz UI laid on top. It sports a 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and a LED flash. For selfies, the Galaxy J5 Prime comes equipped with an 8MP front facing camera. It is backed by a 2,400mAh non-removable and lacks the fast charging support. Apart from the bloatware apps, the company is also adding the exclusive features like S Power Planning, Ultra Data Saving (UDS) mode, and S Bike.
Micromax Canvas 2 (2017) – Rs. 11,999
As we exclusively covered, Micromax officially launched the Canvas 2 (2017) with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The company also mentioned replacing the damaged display one time for free within the first year after the purchase. It is priced at Rs. 11,999 and comes with 4G data (1GB/day) and unlimited free calling for free for one complete year. Normally, Airtel is offering the unlimited plan with the same benefits for Rs. 349 per month. The Canvas 2 (2017) sports a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display and an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. There is 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage on this device that can be further expandable up to additional 64GB. Interestingly, the deice runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and includes the bloatware apps which decreases the available storage on this device. On the camera front, the Canvas 2 (2017) has a 13MP rear shooter with LED flash and a 5MP front camera with wide-angle lens for selfies lens. It supports dual SIM dual standby and packs a 3,050mAh non-removable battery.
Lava Z10 (3GB RAM) – Rs. 11,500
A couple of months back, Lava launched the new Z series smartphones to compete with the affordable Chinese devices. The Lava Z10 powerful device among the two newly launched devices and recently, the company came up with a 3GB RAM variant. It is priced at Rs. 11,500 and is sold via offline retail stores across the country. Lava is also offering 365 days screen replacement warranty where the user can get the display replaced for free. It comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display, and there is a 2.5D curved glass laid on top. The device packs an unspecified octa-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based StarOS 3.3 out of the box. Talking about the cameras, the Lava Z10 comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. With all these specifications, the device is powered by a 2,600mAh battery. It also supports 11 Indian regional languages on the system level. This dual SIM device also comes with 4G VoLTE support and offers other basic connectivity option.
Nubia M2 Lite – Rs. 13,999
After launching the Nubia M2 and Nubia M2 Lite smartphones in China, the company brought the affordable Nubia M2 Lite to the Indian market. The device is priced at Rs. 13,999 and is sold exclusively through Amazon India. It sports a metal built unibody design and comes with a physical home button that has an integrated fingerprint sensor. On the front is a 5.5-inch display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution.Under the hood is the MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-T860 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It includes 32GB of onboard storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the highly customized Nubia UI laid on top. The USP of the device is the 16MP selfie camera on the front. The rear camera on the Nubia M2 Lite is limited only to 13MP resolution. There is a 3,000mAh non-removable battery that should easily last for more than a day long usage. It measures 155.73 x 76.7 x 7.5 mm and weighs 164 grams.
If you can extend your budget, then check out the list of recently launched 4G VoLTE smartphones priced above Rs. 15,000 in India.