The first week of December 2022 saw the launch of up to ten smartphones from brands like Realme, iQOO, Samsung, Tecno, and OPPO. The week started with Tecno unveiling its Phantom X2 series, and ended with Samsung pulling out its Galaxy M04. Realme 10 Pro series, iQOO 11 and Tecno Pova 4 series also arrived in the middle of the week. Here’s a quick overview of every major smartphone launched this week, globally and in India.
Realme 10 Pro series
Realme 10 Pro has been launched in India with a starting price of Rs 18,999 and will go on sale from December 16. Realme 10 Pro+ starts at Rs 24,999 and will be available on December 14th via Flipkart, realme.com, and offline stores.
Realme 10 Pro: The phone has a 6.72-inch FHD+ 120Hz LCD display that draws power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. A 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging keeps the lights on. It has a 16MP front camera and a dual rear camera: 108MP primary and 2MP.
Realme 10 Pro+: It features a 6.7-inch FHD+ 120Hz Super AMOLED curved display that gets its fuel from a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging support. MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC powers the show paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Along with the 8MP ultra-wide lens, the Realme 10 Pro+ has a camera setup similar to the one on the 10 Pro.
iQOO 11 series, iQOO Neo 7 SE
The iQOO 11 and iQOO Neo 7 SE series were announced in China this week and are expected to arrive in India in early 2023. The phones start at around Rs 24,800.
iQOO 11: The device has a triple rear camera setup: 50 MP primary, 13 MP ultrawide and 8 MP. You get a 16MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls. It features a 6.78-inch FHD+ 144Hz AMOLED panel, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support, and up to 16GB of RAM with 512GB of storage.
iQOO 11 Pro: The iQOO 11 Pro comes with a similar spec sheet apart from a few tweaks here and there. You get a QHD+ display, support for 200W fast charging, and a better triple rear camera setup: 50MP primary, 50MP ultrawide, and 13MP ultrawide.
iQOO Neo 7 SE: Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC, iQOO Neo 7 SE comes with a 6.78 inch Full-HD+ 120Hz AMOLED panel. A 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support powers the show. The camera setup includes a 16MP selfie camera and a triple rear camera setup: 64MP primary, 2MP portrait, and 2MP macro.
Tecno Phantom X2 series
Tecno Phantom X2 and Phantom X2 Pro were announced in Dubai this week. The company confirmed that the first model will be launched in India later this month, while the Phantom X2 Pro will arrive early next year.
Tecno Phantom X2 phones offer a 6.8-inch FHD+ 120Hz curved AMOLED panel. The hardware is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9000 5G SoC paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Both phones pack a 5,160mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging.
Photography on the Tecno Phantom X2 is taken care of by a triple camera setup: 64MP, 13MP, and 2MP. On the other hand, the X2 Pro has a triple camera setup of 50MP, 50MP, and 13MP. Both phones have a 32MP front camera.
Samsung Galaxy M04
Samsung Galaxy M04 has landed in India with a reasonable price of Rs 8,499. Up front is a 6.58-inch HD+ display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate. A 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging keeps the lights on, and a MediaTek Helio P35 processor pairs it with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It has a dual rear camera: 13 MP primary and 2 MP secondary. There is a 5MP camera on the front for your video calling and selfie needs.
Tecno Pova 4, OPPO Reno 8 Pro House of the Dragon
This week also saw the debut of Tecno Pova 4 and OPPO Reno 8 Pro House of the Dragon Limited Edition. The latter packs the same configuration as the standard OPPO Reno 8 Pro but comes with House of the Dragon theme cover, accessories, and wallpaper.
Tecno Pova 4 is a 6.82 inch phone with an HD+ IPS LCD panel that supports 90Hz HRR. There is a dual rear camera setup of 50MP and an 8MP selfie camera for photography. It has a MediaTek Helio G99, 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, and a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.