Each year, smartphone brands unveil new smartphone models, hoping they would fetch them a bigger chunk of the market share.
While Apple and Samsung compete with each other when it comes to the premium segment, multiple brands vie to capture a bigger piece of the pie in the budget and mid-range segments.
The new smartphone models usually come with significant upgrades, such as faster processors, better camera quality and more storage space.
If you are planning to purchase a new smartphone, here are the top featured smartphones that were launched this year.
1.Realme X50 Pro 5G
One of the most eagerly-awaited smartphones of the year was unveiled back in February, with Realme officially introducing its 5G smartphone, the Realme X50 Pro 5G.
Realme’s flagship product sports a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, and comes with loud stereo speakers. Furthermore, its base variant comes with a 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage capacity, and is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.
On the camera front, the smartphone packs a quad-rear camera setup with a 64MP primary camera, and houses a dual-camera setup on the front, with 32+8MP cameras.
Realme’s premium smartphone provides all the latest features and cutting-edge technology you would expect from a flagship product, while costing little more than Rs. 40,000.
2. Realme 6
Often heralded as the best phone under 20000, Realme 6 was unveiled earlier this year, and is catered to the mid-range segment.
Coming with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with 90Hz refresh rate, Realme 6 boasts impressive features such as 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage in its base variant, and sports a quad-rear camera setup with 64MP primary shooter, and a 16MP front camera.
This smartphone is conveniently priced under Rs. 13,000, and is expected to push Realme to the top, as it tries to compete with Xiaomi for greater market share in the country.
3. Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro
This upcoming phone from Xiaomi is expected to be released later this year, with Poco F2 Pro sporting a 6.67-inch display, and housing a quad-rear camera setup with a 64MP primary camera.
Furthermore, the smartphone is also going to be catered to the premium segment, with Poco F2 Pro running on the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. With its base variant coming with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, this model is already one of the most eagerly-anticipated smartphones of the year for Indian consumers.
4. Apple iPhone SE (2020)
In an effort to cater to the upper mid-range segment, Apple had earlier announced that it would be upgrading its previous SE model with the latest features, and roll out with the iPhone SE 2020 model.
Running on the powerful A13 Bionic processor, which is arguably the most powerful processor in the industry today, iPhone SE 2020 reuses a host of iPhone 8 features, while delivering superior performance.
This smartphone is ideal for consumers wanting a compact smartphone, as it comes with a 4.7-inch display, and provides 64GB internal storage for you to store your files.
On the camera front, it uses the same 12MP primary camera and 7MP front shooter, which may not be ideal if you want to shoot professional-grade videos, or want a smartphone with the best available camera resolution.
5. OnePlus Nord
While OnePlus unveiled its upgraded flagship product, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro earlier this year, the brand has now decided to go back to its roots in an effort to capture greater market share, and announced their upcoming phones, OnePlus Nord. In an effort to cater to the upper mid-range segment, OnePlus has decided to offer its new 5G smartphone at a lesser price, which has already created a lot of hype among the Indian consumers.
OnePlus Nord comes in a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage base variant, and sports a 6.44-inch fluid AMOLED display. The smartphone also houses a quad-rear camera setup with a 48MP primary shooter, and on the front, it comes with 32+8MP dual cameras. The smartphone also supports 30W fast charging, to ensure that you can charge your smartphone quickly.
6. Samsung S20 series
While Apple recently launched its iPhone 11 series, Samsung too had unveiled its S20 series, targeting the high-end consumers by offering their flagship models. Its base model, the Samsung S20 smartphone is powered by the octa-core Samsung Exynos 990 processor, and comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage in its base variant.
The Samsung S20 Ultra 5G is 5G-compatible, and is arguably the best premium phone available in the market today. Sporting a rich 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X touchscreen, the S20 Ultra model comes with 12GB RAM and 128GB internal storage in its base variant, along with an impressive quad-rear camera setup with the industry-leading 108MP primary camera, and a 40MP front shooter.