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India is ranked second after China in the world's largest smartphone market ranking. March 2016 was an interesting month for mobile phone shoppers as several renowned brands launched various models in both premium and budget smartphone segments in the country.

Here's a compilation of some noted smartphone launches in March along with their key specifications. This list should help those who are looking to buy a new phone or upgrade their existing one.

Xiaomi Mi 5

Key specifications:

Display: 5.15-inch Full HD display with curved 3D glass, 428ppi
Processor: 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
RAM: 3GB DDR4
Storage: 32GB/64GB
Camera: 16MP Sony IMX298 camera with PDAF, OIS, dual tone flash and 2µm (micro-meter) pixel based 4MP camera
Battery: 3000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 technology
Add-ons: Metal body, fingerprint scanner, dual SIM, 4G LTE, IR sensor
Price: Rs. 24,999

[Read: Xiaomi launches Mi 5 with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage in India; price, specifications]

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Key specifications: (Samsung Galaxy S7)

Display: 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4, 557ppi
Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB/ 64GB (expandable up to 200GB)
Camera: 12MP dual-pixel camera, f/1.7 aperture, smart OIS and 5MP front snapper with f/1.7 aperture
Battery: 3000mAh with fast charging on both wired and wireless
Add-ons: 3D glass and metal fuse body, fingerprint sensor, IP68 water-proof certification, MST, Always Display feature, 4G LTE
Price: Rs. 48,900

Key specifications: (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge)

Display: 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 4, 534ppi
Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB/ 64GB (expandable up to 200GB)
Camera: 12MP dual-pixel camera, f/1.7 aperture, smart OIS and 5MP front snapper with f/1.7 aperture
Battery: 3600mAh with fast charging on both wired and wireless
Add-ons: 3D glass and metal fuse body, fingerprint sensor, IP68 water-proof certification, MST, Always Display feature, 4G LTE
Price: Rs. 56,900

[Read: Samsung launches water-proof Galaxy S7 series in India]

Samsung Galaxy J3

Key specifications:

Display: 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 294ppi
Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core CPU
RAM: 1.5GB
Storage: 8GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera: 8MP primary camera with LED flash and 5MP front snapper
Battery: 2,600mAh
Add-ons: 4G LTE, dual SIM, S Bike mode, Ultra Data Saving mode
Price: Rs. 8,990

[Read: Samsung launches Galaxy J3 (2016) with S bike mode in India; price, specifications]

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

Key specifications:

Display: 5-inch Full HD display, 441ppi
Processor: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core CPU
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera: 13MP primary camera with OV13850 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and 5MP front camera
Battery: 2750mAh
Add-ons: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Dolby Atmos, TheaterMax VR set, twin speakers
Price: Rs. 8,499

[Read: Lenovo launches metal-clad Vibe K5 Plus with Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC in India]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Key specifications:

Display: 5.5-inch Full HD display, 401ppi
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core CPU
RAM: 2GB/3GB
Storage: 16GB/32GB
Camera: 16MP primary camera with PDAF, dual LED flash, dual ISP and 5MP front snapper
Battery: 4050mAh
Add-ons: 4G LTE, metal unibody, fingerprint scanner, dual SIM, VoLTE
Price: Rs. 9,999 (16GB), Rs 11,999 (32GB)

[Read: Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 with fingerprint sensor in India]

InFocus Bingo 50

Key specifications:

Display: 5-inch HD on-cell display
Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 CPU
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 16GB (expandable)
Camera: 8MP front and back cameras with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash on the rear
Battery: 2500mAh
Add-ons: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, metallic casing, Sandstone back
Price: Rs. 7,499

[Read: InFocus launches Bingo 50 with 3GB RAM, 8MP selfie camera at Rs 7,499]

Micromax Canvas Spark 3

Key specifications:

Display: 5.5-inch HD IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core CPU
RAM: 1GB
Storage: 8GB (expandable)
Camera: 8MP primary camera with LED flash, 5MP front snapper
Battery: 2500mAh
Add-ons: 1.5CC Box 2509 speakers, 3G, dual-SIM slots
Price: Rs. 4,999

[Read: Micromax launches ultra-affordable Canvas Spark 3 in India]