Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Hot smartphone launches

For Shakespeare, May was the month of "darling buds," but back home it may well be the time for some white-hot smartphone launches

Rajiv Singh
Published: May 15, 2018 10:26:34 AM IST
Updated: May 15, 2018 10:31:58 AM IST

Hot smartphone launches

Mi Mix 2S

With a vertical dual camera setup at the back, the Mi Mix 2S is powered by Snapdragon 845, runs the latest MIUI 9 on top of Android Oreo, has curved ceramic design and sports a fingerprint sensor at the back. India’s biggest smartphone brand with a 31.1 percent market share, Xiaomi is likely to launch the model in May.

Realme 1  

With a metallic frame and glossy back panel with diamond cut pattern, Oppo is set to launch its online-only, sub-brand Realme 1 on Amazon on May 15. With a 5.6 percent market share, OPPO was the fourth biggest smartphone brand in the first quarter this year, according to Counterpoint Research.

Honor 10
Honor 10 is likely to hit the market this month on Flipkart. It will sport a glass body, an AI camera, a flagship Kirin processor and Android Oreo with EMUI 8.1 on top. Honor is the fifth biggest smartphone brand with a 3.4 percent share of the Indian market, according to Counterpoint Research

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, OnePlus6 will come with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage and is likely to hit the market this month. OnePlus has a 25 percent share, occupying second slot in the premium smartphone segment in India.


(This story appears in the 25 May, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)