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 October.
Below is the list of latest smartphones priced under Rs. 15,000 in India.
Xiaomi Mi A1 (Price in India – Rs. 14,999)
Xiaomi has launched its first ever Android One smartphone called Mi A1 in India for Rs. 14,999. The device is sold through all the leading offline and online stores along with Mi.com & Mi Home stores. Unlike the other Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi A1 runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with Pure Android UI and will soon get the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Though it runs on the stock Android, the device still includes a few Mi apps like camera and Mi Remote. It sports a unibody metal design and comes in Gold and Black color options. On the front of the device is a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display. Under the hood, it comes powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is a 12MP dual camera setup on the rear that offers 2x optical zoom. The device gets its juice from a 3,080mAh non-removable battery that also supports fast charging using the USB Type-C port.
Lenovo K8 Note (Price in India – Rs. 12,999)
Lenovo K8 Note is the first K-series smartphone to be launched in second half of 2017. The device comes in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants priced at Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 13,999 respectively. Both the variants will be exclusively available on Amazon India. The USP of the device is 13MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the rear that offers DSLR-like bokeh effect. Lenovo is also ditching the in-house Vibe UI on favor stock Android UI. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Under the hood is the MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. The K8 Note runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. For selfies, there is a 13MP front camera with LED flash. It is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery that also supports fast charging via 15W turbo charge. The device is also splash proof, thanks to the Nano-coating technology.
10.or G (Tenor) (Price in India – Rs. 11,999)
After debuting the Indian smartphone market with 10.or E smartphone, Tenor now came with a new smartphone called as 10.or G. The pricing of this device starts from Rs. 11,999 and is exclusive to Amazon India. It sports a 5.5-inch IPS display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the top. It packs Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, and 3GB/4GB of RAM. While the 3GB RAM variant packs 32GB of internal storage, the 4GB RAM variant offers 64GB of built-in storage. On the rear of the device is the dual camera setup featuring 13MP RGB and 13MP Monochrome sensors with PDAF and LED flash. The 10.or G also comes equipped with a whopping 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. The 4,000mAh battery on this device should easily last more than a day of normal usage. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is guaranteed to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo by the year-end.
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual (Price in India – Rs. 14,999)
Earlier in September 2017, Asus launched three new devices called Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro, Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual and Zenfone 4 Selfie in India. The Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual is the affordable Asus smartphone to offer dual cameras. It comes with a price tag of Rs. 14,999 and is available exclusively on Flipkart.com. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with Zen UI 4.0 on top. It sports a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display and comes powered Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. It packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In terms of optics, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual sports 20MP & 8MP sensors on the front for perfect selfies. On the rear is a 16MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and EIS. It is kept powered on by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery and includes fast charging support. The Zenfone 4 Selfie Dual Camera also features dual SIM card slots along with a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
YU Yureka 2 (Price in India – Rs. 11,999)
YU Yureka 2 is the company’s latest affordable smartphone priced at Rs. 11,999. It comes in Champagne Gold color and went on sale during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. Earlier to the Yureka 2, the company launched the Yureka, Yureka S, and Yureka Black smartphones. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display and is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. There is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via MicroSD card slot. In the camera department, the Yureka 2 features a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front camera for selfies and video calls. The smartphone is backed by a 3,930mAh non-removable battery and also supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. Though the device packs decent specifications, it still runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
InFocus Snap 4 (Price in India – Rs. 11,999)
InFocus Snap 4 is most probably the world’s most affordable smartphone to feature four cameras. At Rs. 11,999, the company is offering dual camera setup on the front and rear of the device. While there is a 13MP + 8MP dual camera setup on the rear, on the front are the dual 8MP sensor. The device supports dual SIM dual standby and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It comes with a 5.2-inch On-cell IPS display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. The Snap 4 includes MediaTek MT6750N octa-core processor coupled with Mali T860 MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It packs 64GB of internal storage and there is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion.The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear. Connectivity options on both these devices include 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. The InFocus Snap 4 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and measures just 7.99mm thickness.
Lenovo K8 Plus (Price in India – Rs. 10,999)
The Lenovo K8 Plus looks similar to K8 Note and also offers similar specifications. It costs Rs. 10,999 and is available exclusively on Flipkart. Just like the K8 Note, the K8 Plus also offers dual camera setup on the rear with 13MP and 5MP sensors. It comes with a slightly smaller 5.2-inch and offers Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels). The K8 Plus is backed by a MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. For selfies, there is an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree wide-angle lens. On the rear of the device, we can spot the circular fingerprint sensor. Even with a smaller form factor, the K8 Plus packs the same 4,000mAh battery as on the K8 Note. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG, GPS, A-GPS, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. Apart from the volume rocker and power button, the device also includes an additional hardware button called as Music Key for controlling the music player.
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