This week in Mobiles witnessed the arrival of many interesting smartphones that cater to different sets of audience. Some of the launch events that created a buzz in India were Xiaomi’s ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ Redmi 5A and Micromax Bharat 5. Meanwhile, a new big battery Asus smartphone was found listed in Russia. So let’s do a quick roundup of the key things that happened in the mobile world this week.
1. Will Samsung Galaxy S9, LG G7 debut at CES 2018?
Samsung and LG are both tipped to announce their respective flagship smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7, at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Industry sources claim both the handsets are expected to debut in January next year. Samsung Galaxy S9 will succeed the company’s flagship Galaxy S8 lineup. Meanwhile, LG G7 is expected to be the next addition to the company’s existing flagship lineup. (Read our full coverage).
2. OnePlus 5T now available in Red colour option
OnePlus launched a new Lava Red variant of OnePlus 5T. Earlier, OnePlus announced its latest flagship smartphone in a single colour variant- Midnight Black. OnePlus 5T ‘Lava Red’ limited edition with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage goes on sale in China for 3499 Yuan (approximately Rs 34,150) starting December 12. (Read our full coverage).
3. Asus launches Zenfone Max Plus (M1) in India
Asus expanded its lineup of Zenfone Max big battery smartphones in Russia with the all-new Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1). Some of the key highlights of this smartphone are 18:9 minimal bezel display, dual rear camera, and 4,130mAh battery. Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1) looks like a decent all-round offering. (Read our complete coverage).
4. Xiaomi launches ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ at Rs 4,999
After building a week-long hype, Xiaomi finally announced Xiaomi Redmi 5A aka ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ in India. It starts at an introductory price of Rs 4,999 for 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variant. Xiaomi Redmi 5A goes on sale exclusively on Flipkart and official Xiaomi online store mi.com starting December 7. (Read our complete coverage).
5. Micromax launches Bharat 5 with big battery
Homegrown smartphone maker Micromax announced Micromax Bharat 5 in India for Rs 5,555. The handset packs a massive 5000mAh battery which is rated to deliver more than two days of battery backup. It’s already up for grabs in both online and offline market. (Read our complete coverage).