October, better known to us tech nerds as techtober consists of multiple smartphone launches, from both small brands and the tippy top brands. So, without any further ado, let us list out the devices that were launched in the month of October in 2020.
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1. Infinix Hot 10
The first device to launch in the month of October comes from Infinix, in the form of the Infinix Hot 10. The brand recently went through a list of changes, which included a shift in the processors featured on the devices, which received a major bump from the weak Helio A22 or P22 to the P70 and G70, which are much more powerful in comparison.
In terms of cameras, there is a quad-camera setup with a primary 16-megapixel sensor, 2MP macro, 2MP depth sensor, a low-light camera with an 8-megapixel selfie sensor. The Hot 10 features a 6.78-inch HD+ display coupled with a punch-hole camera to the top. The device is powered by the Helio G70, coupled with 6 GB of RAM. The device is backed by a 5200 mAh battery, which means it is also a battery champ considering the price. In terms of the pricing, the device is priced at INR 9,999 for the base variant.
2. Motorola Razr 5G
Up next, Motorola announced the 5G variant of Motorola Razr with a few improvements to the overall folding mechanism and a lot more. The Motorola Razr 5G features a similar 6.2-inch POLED panel, but with a refined hinge. The cover display is retained, with newer and more useful features for the same. In terms of performance, there is an upgrade compared to the 2019 variant, in the form of the Snapdragon 765G.
For the cameras, the sensor has been upgraded to a 48-megapixel sensor from the older 16-megapixel sensor. In terms of Indian pricing, the device is priced at INR 1,25,000 for the 8+256GB variant of the device.
3. Poco C3
The Poco C3 was the third launch of the month, with the brand focusing on the budget segment instead of targeting the mid-range crowd. This device is somewhat of a rebrand, considering that it shares most components with the Redmi 9C, but, that is not a bad thing.
The device features a 6.53-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel and a water-drop notch on the same, which houses the 5-megapixel selfie camera. The cameras on the rear are a triple camera affair, with a primary 12-megapixel sensor. As for the performance, the device is powered by the Helio G35, which is not bad, considering the price. Now that we are talking about the price, the Poco C3 is priced at INR 7,499 for the base variant, with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
4. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE was well, how to put it, weird. The device made the recently launched Galaxy Note 20 from the brand look like an overpriced device, considering the similarities that both devices possess. But, that is a tale for another day. The S20 FE features a 6.5-inch AMOLED panel, with a refresh rate of 120Hz, similar to the regular S20 lineup. In terms of performance, in India, the device is powered by the Exynos 990, with global variants featuring the Snapdragon 865.
The cameras are toned down from the regular S20, with 12-megapixel sensors for the three different sensors, instead of larger numbers. Additionally, the device is available in six different colors, which look beautiful and are tailored for different kinds of people. The device is priced at INR 49,999 in India for the 8GB variant.
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5. Realme 7i
Where there is a Redmi, there is a Realme. Right on the heels of the Poco C3 (basically a Redmi) realme launched the Realme 7i, which is a confusing device, considering it features multiple downgrades when compared to the 6i. The device features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The panel is an IPS LCD panel, with a punch-hole to the top.
The device is powered by the Snapdragon 662, which is a capable chip, but, no match for the G90T found on it’s predecessor, the 6i. The optics are a bit better, with a 64-megapixel primary sensor coupled with an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor and dual 2-megapixel sensors for macro and depth. The device is priced at INR 11,999, which puts it into direct competition with the likes of the Poco M2 and the Redmi Note 9.
6. Realme 7 Pro Sunkissed Leather Edition
The Realme 7 Pro was launched in September, so, what is it doing in this list? Well, the company decided to add a special edition of the device within a month of it’s release, in the form of the realme 7 Pro Sunkissed Leather Edition.
The device features the same specifications as the Realme 7 Pro, meaning the same AMOLED panel with 60Hz, the same 64-megapixel Sony sensor-based quad-camera stack, and yes, the Snapdragon 720G. The only difference is the back panel, which has been swapped out from plastic back to a leather finish consisting of orange and white colors, which make the device feel premium. Pricing for the same is identical to the normal Realme 7 Pro, i.e INR 19,999.
7. Samsung Galaxy F41
As part of the new ‘F’ series of devices, Samsung launched the Galaxy F41, which is quite similar to the previously launched M31 from the brand. In terms of the specifications, the device features a 6-4-inch Super AMOLED panel, with a Infinity-U style notch to the top. The device is powered by the same old Exynos 9611, coupled with 6 GB of RAM and up to 128GB of Internal storage. There is a 64-megapixel sensor based quad camera stack. The device starts at INR 15,499 for the 6+64 GB variant in India.
8. Pixel 4a
Google launched the Pixel 4A in India, a few months after its global launch, but, better late than never. The 4a comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel, which means that the device is quite small and can be used easily with one hand. This is quite refreshing, considering 6.5-inch displays are considered the normal screen size in 2020.
The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, which means no 5G support, but, in India, that does not matter as much as in international markets. The device features a single 12.2-megapixel sensor, which coupled with Pixel software means that the device is the best in class for photography and competes with devices way above its price and, with one or two exceptions, beats the rest. The Pixel 4a was launched at an introductory price of Rs. 30,000 but, currently, it retails at Rs. 32,000.
9. Tecno Camon 16
Tecno also went down the same road as Infinix, with the brand improving it’s VFM proposition with the inclusion of more powerful chipsets. One of the first few devices to be a part of this change is the Tecno Camon 16, which features the Mediatek Helio G70.
In terms of the other specifications, the device features a 6.8-inch HD+ panel, which is an IPS LCD panel, with a punch-hole to the top. In terms of the cameras, there is a quad-camera stack, with a primary 64-megapixel Samsung sensor. To power this device, the brand also equipped the Camon 16 with a sizable 5000 mAh battery. The device is priced at INR 10,999 for the base 4+64 GB variant.
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10. Vivo V20
The only device to launch on the day the new iPhones were going to be launched, which is a pretty bold move from any brand, was the Vivo V20. The device features some interesting features which make it quite interesting. The device comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED panel, which is also FHD+. The device does not come with a punch-hole, rather it sticks to the water-drop style notch of 2019.
In terms of performance, the device comes with a Snapdragon 720G chipset, coupled with up to 256 GB of internal storage as well as 8GB of RAM. The rear cameras consist of a primary 64-megapixel sensor, coupled with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and two additional sensors. The selfie sensor, however, is the main attraction, with a 44-megapixel sensor for the same. The device can be availed in three interesting colors, with the main variant, featured in the promotional variant being the Sunset Melody. The device can be bought starting from INR 24,990, which is the price for the 8+128 GB variant.
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11. iPhone 12 Mini
The smallest of the four new iPhones, the iPhone 12 Mini is the return of the older, smaller form factor of something like the iPhone 4 or iPhone 5. The device features a 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, which is an upgrade over the LCD or Liquid Retina displays available on the XR and 11.
The device is powered by the A14 Bionic chipset, which is the fastest mobile processor currently available in the world. The cameras are also interesting, with a dual-camera setup consisting of dual 12-megapixel sensors for the primary lens and the ultra-wide sensor. The battery is a 2227 mAh battery with support for 15W USB PD charging and support for MagSafe. The device also comes with IP 68 Water and dust resistance. In India, the 12 Mini is starts from INR 69,990.
12. iPhone 12
The base iPhone, the iPhone 12 features a similar display as the 12 Mini, but, with a larger size, coming back to the base size of 6.1-inch, which was available for the iPhone 11. The device features the same cameras as the 12 Mini, with other aspects of the device being the same as well. The 12 is priced starting INR 79,990, which is a 10K premium over the 12 Mini for a size difference, as other aspects of the two devices are identical.
13. iPhone 12 Pro
The Pro series device, the iPhone 12 Pro is a bit of an odd child in this lineup, considering it is a sort of a middle ground between the iPhone 12 and the Pro Max. The 12 Pro features the same display as the base iPhone 12, with no major difference. The storage variants are a bit different and the major difference comes in terms of the camera, with the addition of a third 12-megapixel telephoto sensor. The device is available in four different finishes, with a new pacific blue variant. The pricing starts from INR 1,19,900
14. iPhone 12 Pro Max
The big boy of the lineup, the iPhone 12 Pro Max pushes the boundaries of what an iPhone is. The device features a massive 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED panel, with a PPI of 458. The device is powered by the same A14, which is available on all devices which are part of the 12 series. The cameras are the biggest difference, even in comparison to the 12 Pro, with a 47% larger primary sensor, a 7-element lens, support for Dolby vision video at 60 FPS and more. The pricing starts from INR 1,29,900
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15. Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime
The latest member of the M series of devices is the Galaxy M31 Prime, which was launched a day or two after the iPhone launch. On the surface, the device looks identical to the M31, and you are not wrong if you think so. The only difference is the addition of 3 months of free Amazon Prime, hence the name M31 Prime. For reference, the M31 Prime features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel, the Exynos 9611 chipset and a 64-megapixel sensor based quad camera stack. The device is priced at Rs 16,499 in India for the base variant.
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16. OnePlus 8T
The newest device of the OnePlus 8 series is the OnePlus 8T. It is not as big of an upgrade over the 8 as the 7T was over the 7, but, the 8T features tasteful additions that improve the value quotient of the device.
The 8T features a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The processor is the same as the OnePlus 8, which is the Snapdragon 865 and the cameras are also identical. One major improvement is the charging speed, which is 65W that can charge a 4500 mAh battery in under 40 minutes. The device can be bought starting INR 42,999.
17. Mi 10T
One of the two Mi 10T series of devices, the Mi 10T is the toned-down version of the series or to put it more nicely, the base variant of the 10T series. The device features a 6.67-inch FHD+ panel, which is of the LCD variety. The display also features a 144Hz refresh rate, which is the first in India for a non-gaming device. To power the device, there is the Snapdragon 865 chip, which is the same as the Mi 10. As for the cameras, there is a 64-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a 13-megapixel ultrawide sensor and a 5-megapixel macro sensor. The device can be bought from INR 35,999.
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18. Mi 10T Pro
The Pro version of the Mi 10T Pro features the same processor and design as the Mi 10T, with some subtle changes. The major difference is in the camera module, wherein the Mi 10T Pro features a 108-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a 13-megapixel ultra wide sensor and a 5-megapixel macro sensor. The device can be bought in India starting at just INR 39,999.
19. Coolpad Cool 6
Coolpad is back and it is trying to do something that no other brand is. They are bringing to the user good specifications coupled with a pop-up camera mechanism. The Coolpad Cool 6 features a 6.53-inch FHD+ display which is of the LCD variety. The device is powered by the Helio P70, paired with 6 GB of RAM. The cameras include a 21-megapixel selfie sensor and a 48-megapixel based rear quad camera stack. One can buy this device starting INR 10,999.
20. Oppo A15
The newest member of the Oppo ‘A’ series, the Oppo A15 comes with a 6.52-inch display with HD+ resolution. The device comes with a water-drop notch to the top. As for the cameras, there is a 13-megapixel primary sensor and dual 2-megapixel sensors for depth and macro. In terms of performance, there is the Mediatek Helio G35. All this can be had for just INR 10,990
21. Oppo A33
Another new entrant of the A-series, the Oppo A33 tries to bring some interesting features for it’s price. The device features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The panel is of the LCD variety and comes with a punch-hole camera to the front. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 460 and has a triple-camera setup with a primary 13-megapixel sensor. One can buy this device for INR 11990.
22. LG Velvet
One of the two devices launched on 28th of October, the LG Velvet features a 6.8-inch FHD+ OLED panel, with a small waterdrop notch on top. The device is powered by the dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with 6GB of RAM. The device features a triple camera stack, with a primary 48-megapixel sensor coupled with an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor and a third 5-megapixel depth sensor. The device can be bought for INR 36,990.
23. LG Wing
The revolutionary device from LG, the Wing is basically a Pro version of the velvet. The device features a main 6.8-inch FHD+ OLED panel display similar to the Velvet, with a trick up it’s sleeve in the form of the 3.9-inch OLED swivel display, which is showcased in the above image.
The processor used here is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, with 8GB of RAM. In terms of the cameras, there is a primary 64-megapixel sensor with a 13-megapixel ultra wide sensor and a third 12-megapixel gimbal mode camera. The Wing can be bought for INR 69,990
24. Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition
The final device to have been launched in October, the Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition is basically a C15 with a Snapdragon 460 chipset. In terms of the other specifications, the device features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch on top. The device also comes with a 6000 mAh battery and features a 13-megapixel primary sensor coupled with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
This concludes our list of the devices launched in October 2020.
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