The last month passed off with a great number of smartphones launching almost every other day. And this month is going to be no different as a bucket load of new smartphones are also waiting to see the daylight.
From the premium like that of the Apple iPhone 11 series to the OnePlus 7T line and the mid-rangers such as the Realme XT to the Samsung Galaxy M30s there will be an array of new smartphones to catch our fancy.
The Google Pixel 4 series was initially being rumored to launch in September as well but it appears it might join the league a month later. Similarly, the Redmi Note 8 series despite being launched in China is officially confirmed to take a little more than a month to make it to the Indian market.
Nevertheless, there will still be a plentiful of handsets coming out in September. Out of the bunch, we pick five top smartphones that will likely create a maximum buzz in the market as well as offer great value to buyers. So, here we go.
Apple iPhone 11 series
If there is anything that remains much anticipated every year it is the launch of iPhones which for this year is taking place on September 10. Dubbed as the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Max, the portfolio has much simpler names this time though the phones can still look like the previous year’s models. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be big and important changes.
For instance, the new iPhones will sport a square-shaped rear camera module to fit in more sensors. The iPhone 11 is expected to sport dual rear cameras whereas the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max will mount three rear cameras with wide-angle lens support.
The new generation of iPhones are also to come with improved Face ID to better work in low light, faster and power-efficient 7nm A13 Bionic chipset as well as reverse wireless charging support. Most importantly, Apple seems to have heeded the demand from its fans as it is likely to embrace the Apple Pencil for at least one of its iPhones in 2019.
HUAWEI Mate 30 series
Caught up in the crosshairs of a trade war between the US and China HUAWEI has been on a sticky wicket but that didn’t deter the Chinese vendor from announcing that the much-awaited HUAWEI Mate 30 series will launch on September 19 in Munich, Germany.
The series will include the HUAWEI Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro most likely to be powered by the Kirin 990 SoC made using 7nm UEV process. The devices duo will mount four cameras at the back but in different orientation- square-shaped for the Mate 30 while the circular setup for the Mate 30 Pro.
The camera configuration of the HUAWEI Mate 30 is still not known but the Pro version is likely set to arrive with 40MP+40MP+18MP+5MP camera configuration on the rear. A 4,200mAh battery and a 4,500mAh battery will respectively fuel the devices with 55W wired and 25W wireless fast charging support.
The display of both the devices come with the most discernable differences as the Mate 30 is expected to come with a flat-screen and a small cut out for selfie camera upfront while the Mate 30 Pro is likely to come with a dual-curved edge display with a boat-shaped wider notch.
The Mate 30 will flaunt a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and 60Hz refresh rate, whereas the 30 Pro will feature a bigger 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate.
OnePlus 7T series
OnePlus usually launches two smartphones in a year with a “T” version coming only in the second half of the year. This year, however, the company bifurcated the line by launching the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro and now both the smartphones are set to get their T-version refreshes- the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro, taking the tally to four smartphones this year.
But as of now, there is an official silence over the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro, but thanks to the grapevine the smartphone pair is likely dropping on September 26 on the sidelines of the launch of the OnePlus TV in India.
Strong buzz is that both the new smartphones will be kitted with a beefed-up Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC but with same RAM and storage configuration as in the original OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. Also, on the software front, the latest Android 10 seems like a given thing for both the handsets.
The OnePlus 7T Pro is likely to hold on to triple cameras at the back as well but for a change, they might be arranged in a circular layout. The circular module is also rumored for the OnePlus 7T but with an addition of a third sensor.
The regular OnePlus 7T will carry forward the same notch display from the OnePlus 7 however with enhanced 90Hz refresh rate which was the hallmark of the OnePlus 7 Pro.
It may be debatable as to which smartphone, the Redmi Note 8 Pro or the Realme XT is world’s first phone with much-touted 64MP camera, but so far as the Indian market is concerned the Realme XT is surely going to be the first smartphone of such kind as it will launch towards the end of this month trumping the launch of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
By the way, Realme XT is already all over the internet with its first impressions out thanks to the company’s ingenuity in shipping the phone to the prominent influencers and YouTubers in India so as to steal away some hype from the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
The Realme XT will feature a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner similar to the Realme X but lacking in the pop-up selfie camera from the latter as it makes do with a dew-drop notch for a larger screen footprint.
The Realme XT integrates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core SoC paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 built-in storage much in the same fashion as the recently launched Realme 5 Pro does. The fuel is derived from a 4,000mAh battery that supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging over USB Type-C port and on the software side of things, the smartphones boots ColorOS6 based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
Besides the 64MP primary sensor, the quad-camera suite on the rear includes an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. There is 4K video recording capability as well as EIS thrown into the setup. Upfront, a 16MP selfie shooter peeps out of the dew-drop notch.
Samsung Galaxy M30s
No matter the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 are important phones launching this month but we tempt to include the Samsung Galaxy M30s in our top 5 list for the sheer reason that the Galaxy M30s, an upgrade to the Galaxy M30, promises a whopping 6,000mAh battery along with a 48MP triple-rear camera and a new Exynos processor.
A 6,000mAh battery is so far first for any Samsung smartphone and with good reason could prove to be the panacea for the Indian users who, of late, have gotten used to heavy gaming and multimedia consumption.
The Galaxy M30s is set for a September 18 launch as per the listing on Amazon India’s microsite, albeit with little details mentioned above. However, the image listed on Amazon gives away that the smartphone dons the same aesthetic and design of the Galaxy M30 with gradient color finish, Infinity-U display, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a vertical triple-rear-camera layout.
The display is listed on Amazon as AMOLED and if we scour the Android Enterprise listing of the Galaxy M30s it comes out to be of 6.4-inch size. We, guess, the talked-about new processor could be the 10nm Exynos 9610 octa-core SoC mated to 4GB RAM and up to 128GB default storage. Nevertheless, more info about the phone will likely spill out towards its launch. Stay tuned.