The new year is yet to start but the smartphone makers are not waiting for it to bring new devices to the market. Consequently, we saw a bunch of loaded phones being launched in the month of November. From the much-awaited mini flagship OnePlus X, to the world’s first smartphone to sport two front-cameras. From budget smartphones from the Korean giant Samsung, to the battery beast from Gionee. Last month sure saw a great deal of activity across varying price segments. And we have rounded it all in this slideshow mentioning the top smartphones launches in the month of November.
The Gionee S Plus is a mid-ranger from the brand which comes with a 5.5-inch HD display. The device comes equipped with a USB Type-C port and rocks Face Unlock feature as well. Powering the device is a 64-bit 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek processor mated to 3 gigs of RAM. Available in dark blue, white and golden hues, the Gionee S Plus is up for sale across channels.
A mid-range smartphone from HTC, the Desire 728G is a phablet with 5.5-inches of screen real estate. The smartphone does not support 4G connectivity, but works on both GSM as well as CDMA networks. Under the hood it gets a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek CPU aided by 1.5GB of RAM. The Desire 728G comes with dual front-firing BoomSound speakers with Dolby Audio tech. You can grab the phone in Purple Myst and White Luxury colour variants.
The Galaxy On7 is the pricier of the two Galaxy On models that were launched recently. The phone ships with a large 5.5-inch display and just like its sibling, the Galaxy On5, sports a faux leather back panel. Processing on the On7 is done by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 chip, which works in tandem with 1.5GB of RAM. The On7 comes in white and gold colour variants.
One of the latest budget offerings from Samsung, the Galaxy On5 is a compact device with a 5-inch HD display and comes powered by Samsung's own 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor, coupled with 1.5 gigs of RAM. The phone sports a faux leather back panel and can be grabbed in black or gold hues.
The Gionee Marathon M5 ships a 5.5-inch AMOLED HD display and hence falls squarely in the phablet category. The smartphone rocks a two-cell battery pack, each rated at 3,010mAh, thereby providing a battery backup worth a whopping 6,020mAh. The MediaTek MT6735 SoC powered Marathon M5 can be bought exclusively via Flipkart.
The Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G is an entry-level 4G enabled smartphone from the brand, which comes powered by a 1.0GHz quad-core MediaTek processor assisted by 2GB of RAM. The phone sports a 5-inch HD display and hence falls among the more compact devices. The Canvas Xpress 4G is available exclusive via Flipkart.
The Micromax Canvas 5 is the latest flagship from the brand and sports a faux leather back panel. The phone also rocks 3GB of RAM which supports a 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The Canvas 5 comes with support for 4G, and Micromax's seven-day service guarantee.
The Lenovo Vibe S1 is the world's first smartphone to rock a dual front camera setup. It used an 8MP shooter with BSI sensor as its primary front imaging sensor, along with making use of a 2 meg cam to capture depth. To take care of the rest, it gets a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek CPU along with 3GB of RAM. The Vibe S1 is available in Pearl White and Midnight Blue.
The latest smartphone from OnePlus, the OnePlus X is a compact and stylish device which sports a 5-inch full HD AMOLED display. Though small, the phone comes powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC and gets 3GB of RAM. The OnePlus X comes in two variants - Onyx and Ceramic, and can be bought exclusively via Amazon on an invite-only basis.