Budget smartphone category in India is the heated segment at the moment. Several smartphone brands are looking for an upper hand in the sub Rs. 15,000 price point, but only a few are successful in gaining customers trust. Xiaomi, Lenovo, Motorola, Coolpad are some of the brands who’ve done a great job in recent times.
Last month, we’ve seen smartphones such as Lenovo K8 Note, Motorola Moto G5S Plus making its way to the Indian market. And this month is going to be the same with a slew of smartphones slated to launch in the country. Here are the five budget smartphones to watch out for in September 2017.
Lenovo K8 Plus
Lenovo recently launched the K8 Note smartphone in India and the company is planning to launch K8 Note’ smaller sibling, dubbed, the K8 Plus in India this month. The Lenovo K8 Plus is confirmed to feature dual camera setup at the back and is expected to cost below Rs. 10,000.
Rumoured features of the K8 Plus include MediaTek Helio P25 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and a 4000mAh battery. The K8 Plus is scheduled to be unveiled on September 6. Lenovo is expected to launch the standard Lenovo K8 as well later this month.
iVoomi Me3 and Me3S
iVoomi has sent out media invites for an event on September 5, where the Chinese brand will unveil the budget iVoomi Me3 and Me3S. iVoomi has already confirmed that one of this smartphone will feature a shatterproof display, same as Motorola’s Moto Z2 Force. iVoomi will surely put these smartphones below Rs. 10,000. And yes, we’re excited to see a budget oriented shatterproof display smartphone.
South Korean smartphone brand, LG shocked everyone by releasing the LG Q6 at Rs. 14,990 in India. LG has confirmed that it will be launching the LG Q6+ next week, which will be an offline exclusive model.
The smartphone’s highlight is the 5.5-inch FHD+ Full Vision display up front. It is fuelled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The price of the LG Q6+ is expected to be above Rs. 15,000.
Coolpad Mega 4A
Back at the launch of Coolpad Cool Play 6 in Dubai, Coolpad announced that they will launch the entry-level Coolpad Mega 4A and flagship Coolpad Cool S1 in India this month. The Coolpad Mega 4A is priced at Rs. 5,999 and features a 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and Android 7.0 Nougat. The device is expected to go on for sale by the end of this month.
Xiaomis’ Mysterious Dual Camera Smartphone
We’re just a few days away from the Xiaomi’s dual camera smartphone under an all new series in the Indian market. Xiaomi will launch a smartphone on September 5, which is heavily expected to be the Mi 5X, but with stock Android.
With Motorola launching the G5S Plus at Rs. 15,999, Xiaomi will surely price the device competitively. For the unaware, the Mi 5X comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, dual cameras at the back, 5MP front-facing camera, stock Android 7.0, and 3080mAh battery.
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