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Upcoming Smartphones in May: Price, Expected Launch date and Overview

Smartphones play a lead role in our day-to-day life. And with the never-lasting demand for more smartphones, the makers are launching a plethora of smartphones every now and then. Here is an overview of all the smartphones that may release this month.

Even though there is a Covid-19 outburst in the country, the demand for smartphones is not reduced as the smartphone-making companies are expanding their market by launching new phones every month. From Budget-friendly to mid-range to top flagship phones, we may see as many smartphones getting released this month. Following are the most anticipated upcoming smartphones.

Also Read: Redmi Note 10 Price in India Hiked by Rs. 500: Details and Overview


Poco Gaming Phone

Poco is prepared to launch Poco F3 in India, but it is noted that the Poco F3 isn’t the rebranded version of Redmi K40, but there are rumors that it is going to be the rebranded version of the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition.

Xiaomi launched Mi 11X series in India last week which are the rebranded Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro+, therefore the Poco F3 may launch in India in the name of Poco F3 GT, a rebranded version of Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition.

As per the leaks, the Poco F3 GT has been teased with the model number M2104K0I which runs on MIUI 12. Poco F3 GT will have a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, packed by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. The smartphone will be available in 12GB RAM, and 256GB storage configuration.POCO F3 Gaming Edition

The Poco F3 GT will have a rear triple-camera setup with a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. For selfies, the device will have a 16MP camera. Poco F3 GT will be packed with a 5,056mAh battery with 67W Type-C fast charging, and 5G connectivity. The pricing of the Poco F3 GT in India may start at around Rs 30,000.


Redmi Note 10S 

As per Xioami’s chronology, the Redmi Note 10S may launch in India this month. Redmi Note 10S will sport a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a top-centered punch-hole. The smartphone has a peak brightness of 700 nits. The smartphone will be packed by MediaTek Helio G95 SoC. The phone is expected to be P53 water and dust resistant and has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.Redmi Note 10S

As per the resources, the smartphone may arrive in India in three configurations – A base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, and a top variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Note S smartphone will run on the Android 11 operating system with MIUI 12.5. The smartphone comes with a rear quad-camera setup with a 64MP primary camera, 8MP ultrawide sensor, 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor.


Realme X7 Max 5G

Realme launched X7 and X7 Pro on the 4th of February, Another phone from the X7 series is all set to launch in India in the name of X7 Max 5G which may launch soon in May only. As per the leaks, the Realme X7 Max will be the rebranded version of the Chinese Realme GT Neo.

The Realme X7 Max 5G is expected to powered by the Dimensity 1200. Recent leaks suggest that the Indian variant will be available in two models: 8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage capacity and 12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage capacity. The smartphone is set to launch in three color options: Mercury Silver, Asteroid Black, and Milky Way. Realme X7 Max 5G will flaunt a 6.43-inch S-AMOLED Full HD+ display.Realme X7 Max 5G

The phone will have a 120Hz refresh rate, LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and is powered by a 4,500mAh battery. At the rear, the phone will have a 64MP primary sensor in a triple camera set-up with an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. At the front, It will have a 16MP camera to take selfies. The phone is expected to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm audio jack, Realme UI 2.0 which runs on the Android 11 Operating system, and 50W Type-C fast charging support.


OnePlus Nord 2

OnePlus Nord 2 may launch in May, or probably by next month-end. Previously images of OnePlus Ebba were leaked, rumored to come as the next OnePlus Nord, teased to be OnePlus Nord 2. It may feature a top-left corner hole-punch cutout camera with a 6.49-inch display. It will have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the right side of the metal frame.

The OnePlus Nord 2 will be released in the second quarter of 2021, powered by MediaTek’s premium flagship, the Dimensity 1200 5G chipset. This will be the first time that the OnePlus phone will flaunt a MediaTek processor instead of a Qualcomm chipset. OnePlus Nord is still the best-seller in the category of mid-range smartphones.OnePlus Nord 2


Google Pixel 5A

Google Pixel 5A may launch this month. Even though there is no confirmation about the launch, there are rumors about the launch as Google accidentally shared a photo taken with the device. Pixel 5A has a screen resolution of 4032 × 3024 pixels. It is expected to pack the same 12.2MP sensor with upgraded software with an aperture of f/2.2, 16mm focal length, teasing an ultra-wide-angle camera. Pixel 5A may flaunt a dual-camera setup with support for Portrait Mode, HDR+, Night Sight, and other features.Google Pixel 5A 1

Google might follow the same procedure as the previous phones with Pixel 5A, no fancy specifications, just a budget-friendly phone with needy features. Google was known for its premium phone category, it entered the mid-range category with Pixel 3A in 2019.

Pixel 4A, which was launched last year was a commercial success in the category. People who love to click a lot of photos and like low light photography are eagerly waiting for this phone.


Poco M3 Pro 5G

Poco may launch the successor of Poco M2 Pro, the Poco M3 Pro, which has received BIS certification, and now has grabbed Indonesia Telecom certification with the model number M2103K19PG. The smartphone is expected to be the first smartphone from Poco to get 5G bandwidths. As the smartphone is spotted on both BIS and FCC certification, the smartphone may launch in India soon.Poco M3 Pro 5G

As per the leaks, the Poco M3 Pro may come with the same design and may sport a 6.5-inch 90Hz IPS display, 5,000 mAh Type-C Fast charging battery, and 48MP main camera. The only difference from its predecessor may be 22.5W charging instead of 18W charging. It is expected that the smartphone might get MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC processor paired with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU.


Asus ZenFone 8 Series

Asus ZenFone 8 series has been officially confirmed by the company and the same will launch on May 12. Asus is expected to launch three phones in ZenFone 8 Series. The three phones that are expected to launch are –  ZenFone 8 Mini, ZenFone 8, and ZenFone 8 Pro.

The new addition to the 8 series is the mini version. The specifications of the smartphones have been listed on Geekbench. The smartphones are scheduled to launch on May 12, Asus has officially put up a timer on its official website.Asus zenfone 8


Realme 8 Pro 5G

Realme has launched the Realme 8 5G last month and it is expected to launch the 5G variant of its pro variant also. An unknown phone with Snapdragon 750G processor has been spotted, expected to be Realme 8 Pro 5G. The model number RMX3161 in the TENAA certification confirms the launch of a new phone and the same model number is also spotted on the Geekbench platform. The smartphone is expected to run at a base frequency of 1.80GHz.Realme 8 Pro 5G

Realme 8 Pro 5G Geekbench listing shows that the smartphone may be available in an 8GB RAM variant and run on the Android 11 operating system with Realme UI 2.0 customization. The phone will be 8.8mm thick and will flaunt a 6.5-inch display. The 5G phone will be packed with a 4880mAh Type-C Fast Charging battery with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a rear quad-camera system.


Redmi 10 Series

Redmi is expected to launch the successor of the Redmi 9 series, the Redmi 10 series. Redmi launched 5 phones in the 9 series which included Redmi 9, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9i, Redmi 9 Power, and Redmi 9 Prime. The Redmi 10 series is also expected to have four to five phones as well. Redmi 10 series phones will run on Android 11 OS with MIUI customization and Full HD+ display.Redmi 10 Series

As per the leaks, the EVOL design language seen in Redmi Note 10 series could also be present in the upcoming Redmi 10 series. Redmi 10 pricing in India is expected to be around Rs 10,000 for the entire series.


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