If you are in the market looking for some high-end smartphones with a low price tag, here are some new releases from this month. It has been an interesting month for the smartphone industry, as it marked debut for some new companies like Meizu and Coolpad while other tech companies move forward to strengthen their grip.
It may get confusing while deciding the right smartphone, especially when you are under a tight budget. To help with that, we have narrowed down the list to top five smartphones that were released this month. Going with a newly launched product gives you an edge of having the latest device at the same time get support for the upcoming software updates.
Check out our list of top smartphones under ₹20,000 that have a lot to offer compared to other high-end models in the market.
Micromax Canvas Nitro 2 (₹10,149)
Micromax is trying to cover all price ranges with its smartphone models. This has been a smart strategy by the Indian smartphone-maker who wants to rule the market. The newly-released Canvas Nitro 2 comes with competitive specs and features, but at the lowest price in this category.
Micromax Canvas Nitro 2 is powered by a 1.4GHz Mediatek processor and has a 5-inch HD display. It equips 2GB RAM and offers 16GB of onboard storage with further expansion via microSD card. On the camera side, buyers will be impressed with the 13mp primary shooter with LED flash and 5mp front snapper for selfies. There is a 2,400mAh battery to keep the phone charged for long hours and has dual SIM card support sans 4G.
Meizu M1 Note (₹11,999)
Meizu's debut in India with M1 Note has been quite interesting. The handset offers a fresh design and looks good on the inside (specs-wise). It has a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by a 64-bit Octa-core Cortex MediaTek processor. Meizu M1 Note packs 2GB RAM and has 32GB onboard storage.
Meizu offers great camera specs too. The M1 Note is fitted with a 13mp rear facing camera with f/2.2 aperture and dual LED flash along with a 5mp front snapper. To keep things running for longer hours, there's a reliable 3,140mAh battery.
Going by the competition, Meizu priced its M1 Note effectively at ₹11,999 and is sold by Amazon in India.
Lenovo S60 (₹12,999)
Lenovo S60 is yet another challenging device in this category. Lenovo has secured a strong position in the Indian market with its low-cost devices. S60 is counted among premium devices but its price tag make it appealing over most rivals. The S60 smartphone has a 5-inch display with 720p resolution, a 13mp rear camera with LED flash, 5mp front snapper and a 2,150mAh battery.
Lenovo S60 is powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage. The handset is priced at ₹12,999 and is available online.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini (₹16,999)
ZTE's subsidiary Nubia marked its entry into the competitive Indian smartphone market with its Z9 Mini. The new handset packs impressive specs, but cross the price mark of ₹15,000. To justify the higher price tag, Nubia Z9 Mini offers incredible specs.
Nubia Z9 Mini is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage (up to 128GB). It has a 5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
The camera can capture more details with the 16mp primary Exmor RS sensor with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. On the front side, there is an 8mp shooter with f/2.4 aperture and 80-degree wide angle picture. Powering up the handset is a 2,900mAh battery, which promises to deliver up to 43 hours of talk time.
ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is available online via Amazon.in for ₹16,999.
Coolpad Dazen X7 (₹17,999)
Coolpad is going after some of its Chinese rivals who have sustained a remarkable place in India's budget smartphone space. With the launch of Dazen X7 in India, the company is looking to attract premium buyers. Priced highest in this category, Coolpad Dazen X7 offers a 5.2-inch Full HD display and runs on a 1.7GHz Mediatek Octa-Core CPU, which is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage.
Coolpad is backtracked on the Android software as it runs Android 4.4 KitKat on its Dazen X7. But the handset offers a 13mp rear-facing camera with impressive f/1.8 aperture and dual-LED flash. The front side of the handset is fitted with an 8mp snapper for great selfies.
The battery is measured at 2,700mAh and the handset supports 4G LTE as well as dual SIM cards.
Availability of the Dazen X7 is exclusively tied with Snapdeal, which has listed the handset for ₹17,999.