What an action-packed month it was! To begin with, CES 2017 took place earlier this month in Las Vegas that showed the glimpse of the new upcoming technological innovations. Post that, a lot of new and exciting phones arrived in India. In this article, we have listed top five 4G phones launched in India in the month of January 2017.
Lenovo launched Lenovo P2 earlier this month at the starting price of Rs 16,999. It boasts of a massive 5100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, which is claimed to offer up to three days of backup. It flaunts a full aluminium unibody design wrapped in Graphite Gray and Champagne Gold colour options. Up front, Lenovo P2 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device packs in an octa-core Snapdragon 625 chip and 3GB RAM under the hood. It also comes with yet another 4GB RAM variant, priced at Rs 17,999. However, the 32GB of built-in storage remains for both the memory options. The Lenovo P2 is a Dual-SIM handset with two Nano SIM slots. It features a front-mounted fingerprint scanner that also doubles up as the home button. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out-of-the-box. In terms of optics, Lenovo P2 gets a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, Sony sensor, and LED flash. The camera is can record Full HD (1080p) videos at 30fps. On the front, there is also a 5MP selfie camera. Standard connectivity features aside, Lenovo P2 supports voice calling over the high-speed LTE network.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
This month, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy C9 Pro in India, which costs Rs 36,000. However, the phone will be available to grab starting next month. The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro was first unveiled in China in October last year. In terms of the design, it has an aerospace-grade aluminium unibody offering in Black and Gold colour options. It also features an fingerprint scanner up front, which then also acts as the home button. The device has two Nano SIM slots with a dedicated memory card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB. Furthermore, it sports a bigger 6-inch Full HD screen featuring the layer of 2.5D curved glass on top. Inside are an octa-core Snapdragon 653 chip clocked at 1.9GHz and 6GB RAM. The device embraces as much as 64GB of built-in storage. On the camera front, the Galaxy C9 Pro houses a 16MP rear camera as well as a 16MP selfie camera. It packs in a 4000mAh battery with fast charging and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow software. The device not offers support for VoLTE, but also NFC and USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
This month also witnessed the expansion of Xiaomi’s popular Redmi line in India. Yes, Xiaomi India launched the most-awaited Redmi Note 4 starting at Rs 9,999. It flaunts an aluminium unibody design with new antenna design as opposed to its predecessor Redmi Note 3. The smartphone is backed by 4,100mAh battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow software with the company’s MIUI 8 running on top. To get started, the Redmi Note 4 offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.D curved screen layered on top. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core chip clocked at 2GHz and combined with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. It comes with three variants — 2GB RAM with 32GB storage, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The built-in storage is further expandable up to 128GB by means of a microSD card support. In the camera department, The Redmi Note 4 packs in a 13MP primary camera with a dual-tone LED flash and PDAF. For selfies, there is a 5MP secondary shooter up front. It then features a rounded fingerprint scanner, sitting right below the fingerprint scanner. The phone ships in Black, Gold, and Gray colour options and offers VoLTE and IR blaster.
Vivo V5 Plus
Vivo introduced the selfie-focused V5 Plus this month. The biggest attraction, the device comes with a dual-front camera setup. It is an upgrade to the company’s last year’s Vivo V5 Plus, which currently costs around Rs 16,500. Up front, the Vivo V5 Plus feature massive a 20MP selfie camera alongside an 8MP selfie camera. Furthermore, it boasts of a 5.5-inch Full HD screen featuring 2.5D curved glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and 401 PPI pixel density. What powers this phone is a 2GHz Snapdragon 625 eight-core processor paired with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB RAM. It further embraces 64GB internal storage, which can further be expanded up to 256GB with the help if a hybrid SIM slot. That being said, it offers two SIM slots and Funtouch OS 3.0 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow software. As far as camera is concerned, the Vivo V5 Plus houses a 16MP rear shooter with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, and PDAF. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner on the front, which also functions as the home button. The VoLTE-enabled Vivo V5 Plus is based on a 3055mAh battery with support for fast charging. It costs Rs 27,980 and goes on sale starting February 1st.
Honor continued its dual-camera saga with the introduction of Honor 6X in India, priced at Rs 12,999 for the base variant. The phone shows off a metal unibody design while featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass on top. Running inside is a 2.1GHz HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core processor and Mali-T830 GPU for graphics. The phone exists in two memory options — 3GB RAM with 32GB built-in storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB built-in storage. The internal memory, however, is further expandable up to 128GB through a hybrid SIM slot. The device comes with two Nano SIM cards and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system running out-of-the-box. Talking about the camera, the Honor 6X has a 12MP rear camera on the back with a 2MP secondary depth-sensing camera, PDAF, and LED flash. It then carries an 8MP secondary camera for the selfie lovers out there. The device is backed by support for voice calling over LTE (VoLTE) in addition to a 3340mAh battery with no support for fast charging, sadly. The Honor 6X comes in Gold, Silver, and Gray colour options and goes on sale exclusively on Amazon starting February 2nd.