June 2015 was a significant month for the Indian smartphone industry, with as many as 10 top devices across price segments launched.
It's true that most Indians still prefer budget smartphones, but there is demand for mid-budget and high-end handsets also.
Here are the top 10 smartphones launched in June.
Lenovo K3 Note
Inspired by the grand success of budget smartphones A6000 and A7000, Lenovo came up with another below-₹10,000 smartphone – K3 Note – to take on Xiaomi's latest Mi 4i.
Like A7000, Lenovo K3 Note caters to big screen lovers by featuring a 5.5-inch, 1080x1920 pixels, 401 PPI display. The K3 Note is powered by an octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 processor backed with 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in memory, expandable up to 32GB. The Lenovo K3 Note runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and sports 13MP+5MP camera combination. Powered with a 3,000 mAh battery, the Lenovo K3 Note is available through Flipkart for ₹9,999.
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G
Experiencing the immense popularity of handsets that cost less than ₹10,000 in India, Samsung launched 4G smartphone Galaxy Core Prime 4G for ₹9,999.
The Galaxy Core Prime 4G comes with a 4.5-inch WVGA display with 480x840 pixels resolution and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system. The Core Prime 4G is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core CPU backed with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, expandable up to 64GB. Sporting a camera combination of 5MP+2MP, the Galaxy Core Prime 4G has to compete with Moto E 4G, Yu Yuphoria and Lenovo A6000 Plus in the online market, but since all of these are exclusive online, Samsung might achieve decent sales through offline stores.
Priced at ₹10,999, InFocus M530 boasts of a 5.5-inch, 720x1280 pixels full laminated display and two 4G capable SIM slots. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6595 SoC, which combines a 2GHz Quad-Core, 1.7GHz quad-core Cortex A17 processor along with a PowerVR Series 6 GPU.
The smartphone packs 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage, expanded up to 64GB. On the camera front, the smartphone houses a 13MP Sony Exmor sensor with Optical Image Stabiliser and f/1.8 aperture for the back and a similar 13MP Sony Exmor Lens with f/2.2 aperture for the front.
Coolpad Dazen 1
Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad launched Coolpad Dazen 1, which features a 5-inch 720P display and runs on Android Kikat 4.4.4 overlaid with Cool UI 6.0 skin. The Dazen 1 is powered by Snapdragon 410 SoC along with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM with expandability support up to 32GB. The 4G-LTE smartphone packs a 2500mAh battery and a 8MP+5MP camera combination and is available for ₹6,999 exclusively through Snapdeal.com.
ZTE Blade QLUX
Priced at ₹4,999, the ZTE Blade QLUX might do well in the ultra-budget segment. For the price, the ZTE Blade QLUX features a 4.5-inch, 480x854 pixels IPS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6732M Quad-Core processor. The Blade QLUX packs 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and expandability support up to 32GB. The 4G-LTE device packs a 2,200 mAh battery and 8MP+5MP camera combination. The smartphone is available exclusive through Amazon.in.
Sony Xperia Z3+
Xperia Z3+ is Sony's latest flagship device with waterproof ability and boasts of a 5.2-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels IPS display. The Xperia Z3+is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, backed by a 3GB RAM, 32GB Built-in storage expandable up to 128GB through Micro SD card. The Xperia Z3 Plus also comes with a 20.7mp rear camera and a 5mp camera. Powered by a 2,930mAh battery, the Sony Xperia Z3+ is available for ₹55,990.
Xolo Cube 5.0
The new Xolo Cube 5.0 features a 5-nch, 720PIPS screen and comes with 1.3GHz Mediatek quad-core processor backed by 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory, a 2100 mAh battery that can run the handset for close to 600 hours under standby time.
It also houses an 8mp camera on the back, 2mp snapper on the front side. The Xolo Cube 5.0 is available for ₹7,999.
HTC One ME
HTC launched another high range smartphone with amazing specification. Priced at ₹40,500, the HTC One ME packs a 5.2-inch 2K display (1440x2560 pixels) and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop skinned with Sense 7.0. Powered by a 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core SoC, the HTC One ME features 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and memory expandability up to 2TB. The device is powered by a 2840 mAh battery and packs 20MP+4UP camera combination.
iBall mSLR Cobalt 4
mSLR Cobalt 4 flaunts a 5-inch IPS qHD display (540x960) and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS. The phone supports 15 regional languages, is backed by an octa-core processor and 1GB RAM. It is powered by a 2,000mAh battery.
The smartphone houses an 8mp rear camera on board with a dual-LED flash and autofocus, while on the front it packs a 3.2mp front-facing shooter with a soft LED flash for selfies. The built-in 8GB of internal memory is further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card.
Available for ₹8,499, the iBall mSLR Cobalt 4 bundles 4 detachable lenses to meet different photography needs.
Micomax Canvas Knight 2
Micormax launched a mid-budget smartphone Canvas Knight 2 for ₹16,299. For the price, the Canvas Knight 2 offers a 5-inch 1280x720 pixels AMOLED display, Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16 GB ROM with 32GB memory expandability. The Android 5.0 Lollipop running dual SIM smartphone packs 13MP rear snapper and a 5MP front sensor and comes powered by a 2,230mAh battery.