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Cashify Roundup: All Smartphones Launched in May 2021


We see new smartphone launches every month with several brands launching multiple smartphones in the same month. Despite the ongoing pandemic where most of the states are in lockdown, the smartphone launches in April 2021 were in full flow. Brands like Vivo, Oppo, Samsung, and more have delivered their fair share of smartphones to keep up with people’s appetite for new devices.

- Updated: 1st May 2023, 16:14 IST

Despite expecting a rather lazy month with the Covid-19 pandemic at its peak, we have seen some compelling launches in the smartphone market in the month of April. We have seen new launches from various brands including Vivo, Oppo, Samsung, and Motorola. These new smartphones are in different price ranges and have different priorities but mostly offer good value for the money and the latest innovations in terms of 5G and much more.

Here’s a comprehensive Roundup of smartphones launched in the month of April 2021:

Vivo V21 5G

As expected, Vivo has launched the V21 5G, the company’s latest mid-range 5G smartphone in the V series, in India. It has a 44MP autofocus front camera that records 4K video. The display is a 6.44-inch Full HD+ E3 AMOLED with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The phone is fueled by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, which has 8GB of RAM and supports extended RAM technology.

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Vivo V21 5G

The smartphone has a 64-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera that can also film portraits, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It has an AG matte glass finish, a 7.2mm slim frame, and a 4000mAh battery with 33W quick charging support, allowing it to charge up to 63 percent in 30 minutes.

Price in India: ₹29,990

Samsung M42 5G

Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy M42 5G, the company’s latest budget 5G smartphone, in India. It has a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U HD+ touchscreen, a Snapdragon 750G SoC with 5G SA/NSA support, and up to 8GB of RAM, Android 11 with OneUI 3.1 on top.

The software features include Knox security with protected folder, AltZ with Quick turn, content recommendation, and Samsung Pay, and runs Android 11 with OneUI 3.1 on top.

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Galaxy M42

It has a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 5-megapixel depth of field camera for live focus, a 20-megapixel front camera. The phone has a layered pattern and a 3D structure that provides a secure grip. It also has a 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W quick charging.

Price in India: ₹21,999.00

Oppo A53s

Oppo A53s

As anticipated, OPPO has launched the A53s 5G, the company’s latest budget 5G smartphone in India. It comes with a 6.5-inch HD+ screen with an 88.7% screen-to-body ratio, a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM, and ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11. It has a RAM expansion feature that maximizes the unused RAM to boost the smartphone’s performance.

The Oppo A53S features a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. It is also backed by a 5000mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner on the edge.

Price in India: ₹14,999.00

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iQOO 7

In India, iQOO has just released the iQOO 7 the company’s new flagship 5G smartphone in India. It has a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz, a touch sampling rate of 300Hz, peak brightness of up to 1300 nits, and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.4 percent.

The iQOO 7 is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and a Vapor Chamber that dissipates heat from an area up to 4096 mm2 and a heat dynamic pump that lowers CPU temperature by up to 14° C.

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iQOO 7

The phone has a 48-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 13-megapixel portrait camera. The iQOO 7 also has a 66W quick charging capability, which can charge the phone’s 4000mAh battery from 0% to 100% in 22 minutes.

Price in India: ₹31,999.00

Xiaomi Mi 11X & 11X Pro

Xiaomi has just released the Mi 11X and 11X Pro smartphones, as well as the Mi 11 Ultra, in India. The Mi 11X and 11x Pro feature a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED screen with MEMC, 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate, DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR10+, 8,192 levels of dimming, and a 2.76mm ultra-small punch-hole that houses a 20MP selfie camera, a DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR10+ support.

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Review

Xioami Mi 11X

The Snapdragon 870 SoC powers the Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro with 8GB RAM on both devices, while the Mi 11X also has a 6GB RAM variant. The Mi 11X has a 48-megapixel IMX582 sensor, while the Mi 11X Pro has a 108-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor, with the same 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 5-megapixel telephoto macro lenses. They have a 4,520mAh battery that can charge from 0 to 100% in 52 minutes and supports up to 33W wired charging.

Price in India: ₹31,999.00

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Realme 8

Realme 8

Realme announced the Realme 8 5G, the company’s newest mid-range 5G smartphone in India. It has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, a 90.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, and an internal 16-megapixel sensor.

The Realme 8 5G runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC with 8GB RAM, 5G SA/NSA support, and Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0. It has a 48-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel black-and-white camera, and a 2-megapixel 4cm macro camera. The phone has a fingerprint scanner on the side and a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

Price in India: ₹17,999.00

Oppo A74 5G

Oppo A74

OPPO introduced the Oppo A74 5G, the company’s newest 5G smartphone in India. It has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ 90Hz Hyper-color Screen with a 90.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, promising better color saturation and accuracy than the previous A-Series generation.

The Oppo A74 5G runs ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11 and is powered by a Snapdragon 480 SoC with 6GB of RAM. A 48-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel mono camera are included for photography on the handset. It has a fingerprint scanner on the side and a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

Price in India: ₹17,999.00

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Moto G40 Fusion and Moto G60

Motorola also released the Moto G60 and Moto G40 Fusion smartphones In India. Both feature a 6.8-inch Max Vision FHD+ LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 compatibility. These run Android 11 and have Business Grade Security with ThinkShield for Mobile and are powered by Snapdragon 732G with up to 6GB of RAM. These have a 6000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower charging support.

Moto G40

The G60 has a 108-megapixel main camera and a 32-megapixel front camera with LED flash, while the G40 Fusion has a 64-megapixel main camera and a 16-megapixel front camera. Both have an 8MP ultra-wide rear camera capable of macro photography and a 2MP depth sensor.

Price in India: ₹13,999.00 Onwards

Infinix Hot 10 Play

Infinix Hot 10 Play

Infinix has released its Hot 10 Play smartphone in India, which is another mid-range device from Infinix. It has a 6.82-inch HD+ LCD IPS In-cell display with a 90.6 percent screen-to-body ratio, a MediaTek Helio G35 SoC with 4GB of RAM, runs Android 10 with XOS 7.0 on top.

In terms of camera, the device features a 13-megapixel rear camera with a depth sensor and an 8-megapixel front camera. The phone has a flow textured design on the back with a glass finish, a fingerprint scanner on the back, and a massive 6000mAh battery.

Price in India: ₹8,499.00

Samsung Galaxy F12 & F02s

Samsung also introduced a new mid-range device in India in the form of Galaxy F02s and Galaxy F12, two new devices in the F-series smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy F12 is a variant of the Galaxy M12 that features a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 2GHz Octa-Core Exynos 850 processor with 4GB of RAM, and runs Android 11 with OneUI 3.1.

Galaxy F12

A 48-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and an 8-megapixel front camera are all used for the smartphone. It has a fingerprint scanner on the side and a 6000mAh battery with 15W rapid charging support.

The Samsung Galaxy F02s, on the other hand, is a budget device that is a variant of M02s. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 450 processor and packs a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD Infinity-V display at the front. The base variants have 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and feature Dual SIM support, and are powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 15W adaptive fast charging.

Price in India: 8,999.00 Onwards

Also read: Best Mobile Phones Under 50,000

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Highlights of the Story

  • Oppo has been a major contender in the smartphones market this month with four new devices launched
  • Xiaomi has also launched its impressive flagship series including the Mi 11X, Mi 11X Pro, and the Mi 11 Ultra
  • iQOO has also launched their latest flagship smartphone this month with some noticeable upgrades to the performance