This week will see the second big wave of smartphone launches this year. Chinese smartphone maker Realme and South Korean major Samsung are set to launch their latest smartphones in India.
Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro
Realme will launch the Realme 5 and 5 Pro. The smartphones haven't been unveiled anywhere else, and India will the first market to get them. Realme has skipped the number '4' in their naming scheme as the number is considered inauspicious by them.
The Realme 5 is confirmed to be priced under ₹10,000 by CEO Madhav Sheth, and is touted to be the world's first smartphone in this price category to sport a quad camera setup. A listing on benchmarking platform Geekbench showed a smartphone codenamed "RMX1911" with Snapdragon 665 and 4GB RAM. Further, the smartphone is not expected to sport the 48MP camera that the company is marketing so hard on its Twitter handle.
The Realme 5 Pro is expected to come with the 48MP quad camera setup. It is also expected to sport a Snapdragon 7-series chipset. The smartphone might also ship with a VOOC fast-charger.
We can expect the design of the smartphones to be similar to the Realme 3-series, and not as radically different as the Realme X.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Samsung's second flagship, and perhaps its most feature-rich smartphone series to date, the Galaxy Note 10, was globally launched earlier this month at an event in New York. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 duo, consisting Note 10 and Note 10+, will make its way to India on Tuesday.
The Indian pricing of the two smartphones was already announced at the New York event. The Note 10 will have a price tag of at ₹69,999 and be available in one variant with 8GB Ram and 256GB storage in three colours – Aura Red, Aura Black and Aura Glow.
The Note 10+ will start at ₹79,999 for the "base" 12GB RAM and 256GB storage version in three colours – Aura Black, Aura White and Aura Glow. The second variant of the Note 10+, with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage, will available for ₹89,999.
The Note 10-series will sport Samsung's in-house chipset, the Exynos 9825, a revised S Pen and a new Infinity display that has a centrally placed circular notch cutout. There are some subtle differences between the two that would make you want to buy the Note 10+, like a higher resolution display (qHD), higher battery capacity (4,300mAh) and an additional time of flight camera to capture depth information for AR purposes.