The new G100 will also support 5G.
Although we are nearing the fourth quarter of 2021, India is still expecting an influx of smartphones to release in the country.
Smartphone technology continues to move at a rapid rate.
A touchscreen phone was once considered revolutionary but the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence and high-definition cameras has become the norm today.
The year 2021 has seen a number of smartphone releases but the final few months of the year continues to expect more exciting releases.
The most anticipated smartphones in India are Android devices due to the hefty price tag that iPhones are associated with.
With 2021 nearing an end, we look at seven innovative smartphones that will be releasing at the end of the year as well as their features.
Motorola Moto G100
Although Motorola unveiled the Moto G100 in March 2021, the Android phone is expected to launch in India sometime in October 2021.
It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 octa-core processor along with an Adreno 650 GPU, making for a powerful and fast device.
The new G100 will also support 5G.
It has a 6.7-inch LCD display along with a quad-camera setup carrying a 64-megapixel (MP) main camera as well as two others, with eight and two megapixels, respectively.
On the front are two cameras (16MP and 8MP), guaranteeing the perfect selfie.
The Moto G100 will run on the Android 11 operating system and will also come with a massive battery capacity of 5,000 mAH.
In India, it will be a mid-range phone, costing around Rs. 40,000 (£400).
Vivo X60T Pro+
The Vivo X60T Pro+ has a 6.56-inch AMOLED screen that boasts a 1080 x 2376 pixel resolution.
A fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor powers the smartphone and it also comes with an Adreno 660 GPU that is ideal for gamers.
It operates on the Funtouch OS, which is based on the Android 11 operating system.
In terms of photos and videos, it has a quad-camera setup at the rear, with a 50MP primary camera, 48MP Sony IMX598 ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 12MP, and 8MP supporting cameras.
The X60T Pro+ also has a 32MP front-facing camera.
When it comes to security and unlocking the phone, it has an under-display fingerprint sensor as well as face recognition.
It comes with a respectable 4,200 mAH battery, ensuring that all your needs with the phone are met without having to worry about it running out of battery.
It will be one of the more expensive Android phones to release in India at the end of 2021, costing around Rs. 60,000 (£595).
Asus Zenfone 8
Taiwanese company Asus is set to launch the Zenfone 8 in India later in 2021.
It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor along with an Adreno 660 GPU.
The Zenfone 8 also comes with 8GB of RAM as well as 128GB of storage.
It runs on the Android 11 operating system.
For photography, the Zenfone 8 has a dual-camera setup at the rear, with a 64MP main camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera.
The Android phone is also capable of recording videos in 8K, using its 5.92-inch display with a full HD+ AMOLED panel.
It is expected to cost around Rs. 44,000 (£430) when it launches in India in October 2021.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold
The Mi Mix Fold is the newest addition to Xiaomi’s Mix series and it is set to release in India in October 2021.
The internal display comes with an 8.01-inch flexible OLED display that unfolds should you want to use a bigger screen for browsing.
Additionally, the external display comes with a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 840 x 2,520 resolution.
Powering the Mi Mix Fold smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor, which is common in most Android devices. It also comes with an improved GPU.
The three variations are:
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage support.
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage support.
- 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage support.
All three versions operate on MIUI 12, which is based on the Android 10 operating system.
The rear has a triple camera setup with a 108MP primary camera, an 8MP 123-degree ultrawide angle lens, and a 13MP third camera.
It also has a 20MP front-facing camera.
The Mi Mix Fold has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for unlocking and security.
It comes with a 5,020 mAH battery that has a support of 67 Watts fast charging. This means it only takes 37 minutes to go from 0% to full capacity.
However, it is an expensive phone, costing around Rs. 111,700 (£1,108).
Huawei P50 Pro
Huawei plans to launch the new P50 Pro in India towards the end of 2021.
It is expected to come with a curved edge display, along with a 6.63-inch panel and 1,200 x 2,640 resolution.
Powering the P50 Pro is the Kirin 1020 Octa-Core processor. The new processor offers a significant boost in gaming as well as multitasking.
It will support 5G.
The P50 Pro comes with a triple camera setup, offering a 40MP main camera, 16MP telephoto lens and a 40MP ultrawide lens.
It is expected to cost around Rs. 68,000 (£675).
Samsung Galaxy A32
Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy A32 which supports 5G connectivity at the beginning of October 2021.
It comes in four colour options – blue, black, white and grey.
The device has a 6.5-inch display along with a 1,600 x 720 resolution.
In terms of performance, the Galaxy A32 is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G octa-core processor fabricated on a 7nm chipset along with an ARM Mali-G57 GPU.
It also operates on the Samsung One UI 3.1 based on the Android 11 operating system.
For pictures and videos, it has a 48MP quad-camera setup with an 8MP ultrawide angle lens, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor that offers you high-quality pictures as well as 4K video recording.
The Galaxy A32 also has a 13MP front-facing camera.
To ensure you are secure, the device has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
It is set to cost around Rs. 24,000 (£240).
Google Pixel 6
Google will be expanding their Pixel series with the Google Pixel 6.
It will be powered by the Tensor, which is Google’s first custom-built security operating centre specifically for Pixel smartphones.
It is believed that the Pixel 6 will have a 6.4-inch display.
Apart from using computational photography leveraging machine learning and AI processing to take quality images, Google will be using Dual cameras in the Pixel 6.
It will have a front-facing camera under the display.
The Pixel 6 will come with a 4,000 mAH battery with both fast wired and wireless charging.
However, the price means that this smartphone is targeted at those with higher budgets, costing around Rs. 61,000 (£600).
The final few months of 2021 continues to be an exciting time for smartphones and these seven are evidence of that.
They offer lots of features and have a broad range of prices, meaning that there is a device for everyone in India.
This shows that technology, specifically smartphones, is being developed and launched all year round.