Upcoming Smartphones to be Launched in India with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC

Smartphones were never perfect. If a smartphone is right for the camera, then it was a letdown with its battery life or other aspect and vice versa. Last year, we saw several smartphone vendors such as Gionee, Asus, Xiaomi making their move towards delivering a phone with great battery life.

Lenovo P2

Gionee went with a formula of embedding big batteries on their phones, but that did not help, and the same methodology was followed by Asus and other brands as well. However, as the year passed on, the focus was shifted towards delivering a better camera phone.

But, chip maker Qualcomm had some other plans. At the start of 2016, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 625 chipset which is said to offer 40 percent more battery life than its predecessors. Qualcomm was not kidding, and the results were justified once after the chipset was used in some phones such as the Asus Zenfone 3 and Motorola Moto Z Play.

Both the smartphones reached Indian shores a couple of months ago and received substantial praise from the audience due to the battery life they offered. Major tech blogs rated the Moto Z Play as the best Android phone with battery. Though it featured just a 3510mAh battery, the results were amazing.

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Clearly, the prowess for this is the Snapdragon 625 chipset. With the new year getting started and the festive season arriving, we might see several smartphones with Snapdragon 625 SoC under-the-hood. Hereby, we are compiling a list of upcoming smartphones in India that are said to feature or confirmed to feature the Snapdragon 625 chipset.

1) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone vendor, had a great run last year in India and all the credit goes to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which is rated as the best budget smartphone of all time. Xiaomi already unveiled the Redmi Note 4 in China, but there the company used a MediaTek chipset. When coming to India, the firm is not licensed to sell MediaTek powered phones in the country.

With that being said, Xiaomi is said to go with the Snapdragon 625 chipset for the Indian variant of the phone. If the rumors are believed to be true, Xiaomi will launch the smartphone by the end of January in three variants with 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM. Xiaomi also posted that they are looking for explorers for the phone and the program is called as ‘Mi Explorers.’

2) Lenovo P2

Lenovo unveiled the successor to the Lenovo Vibe P1, the Lenovo P2 last year. But, it was just last week, Lenovo India on their official Twitter handle teased the phone as coming soon to the country. The Lenovo P2 features the Snapdragon 625 chip along with 4GB of RAM. We are expecting the phone to be unveiled next week in India before the festive season. Aided to the chip is the 5100mAh battery to make it stand out from others in this list.

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3) Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom

The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom unveiled just a couple of days ago at the CES 2017, but it will be launched in India very soon. Last year, Asus launched the Zenfone Zoom in India on January 22, and we are expecting the same with Zenfone 3 Zoom as well. At the heart of the phone, we have the Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and massive 5000mAh battery to make it last longer than others. The phone might be unveiled at the end of January or early February.

4) Huawei Nova/ Nova Plus

While Huawei is preparing to launch their Honor 6X in India on January 24, we are expecting that there might be a twist at the event. The Chinese tech giant might unveil their Huawei Nova and Nova Plus at the same event as both the phones are powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC and 3GB of RAM.

That said, if you are looking for a smartphone that lasts longer, then we suggest you wait for another 15 days or a month for the above-mentioned phones to hit the Indian shores.

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January 11, 2017 11:31 am 11:31 AM

@SuperGeek: It would be great if you can also compile the list of existing devices & upcoming-devices that support LTE-A.

January 10, 2017 10:51 am 10:51 AM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is launching on 19th of January

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January 9, 2017 7:53 pm 7:53 PM

Okay… anyways. But I can’t just understand why the moblie manufacturers disables some modules on SoC (in some models). Such as 4G LTE (this is the most important) , compass, EVDO etc. And now most of the manufacturers can enable at least the 4G feature to make them 4G compatible (via software upgrade). And even most of the SoCs do supports global LTE bands. So any company can enable any band which they want.

Can anyone give answer to my question? I’m eagerly waiting for at least one answer to this question.

January 10, 2017 8:32 pm 8:32 PM

May be a marketing technique …..

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
January 10, 2017 3:08 am 3:08 AM

yes they can enable any band they want. they make a specific set of bands so that they get more money per country.

January 9, 2017 5:09 pm 5:09 PM

Lenovo P2 will be bought by most of the people…. Especially from People who are having flagship at the moment….. We were waiting for such phone since long time

January 9, 2017 3:26 pm 3:26 PM

Xiaomi India 2017 has Redmi 4 prime with 625, RN 4x with 653. Also India get Redmi pro with Amoled screen,dual camera at 17k+ category, MI6 at 30k range..

January 9, 2017 11:03 pm 11:03 PM

Redmi pro will not be less than 20000 in India…. Same goes with Mi6…. It will be costlier…. One plus 3T will be big seller in India in next few months……

January 9, 2017 2:25 pm 2:25 PM

Guys I have applied for mnp from aircel to airtel via ekyc based activation, will it still take 7 days for mnp procedures!

January 9, 2017 5:09 pm 5:09 PM

My Airtel to Jio did not finish porting yet, I have done it on day 1 of port I’d, this 11th is last date….I don’t know how porting works and time they take post Jio, porting taking too long…may be it’s for me only…from my before Mnps 7-12 days is normal….ekyc or normal way.

Deepak Vasudevan
January 9, 2017 6:40 pm 6:40 PM

Looks like you are being taken to a ride by Airtel. Rise a PgPortal against Jio to take up the issue with Airtel and get it sorted out.

Abhi UPE
January 9, 2017 3:41 pm 3:41 PM

It will hardly take 3 days

Anas Ahmad
January 9, 2017 2:25 pm 2:25 PM

Lol article with lol logic.
Xiaomi will use the SD 625 for Redmi 4 maybe but not Redmi Note 4.

Note 4 should come with SD653 atleast.

January 9, 2017 8:29 pm 8:29 PM

How to update mi 5 in naugut please help if know

January 9, 2017 11:05 pm 11:05 PM

Flash the cm 14 rom

January 9, 2017 2:13 pm 2:13 PM

Redmi Note 4X comming with SD653

January 9, 2017 2:08 pm 2:08 PM

Xiaomi is going to use SD654 not SD625, chk your news source.


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