The penultimate week of May saw several smartphone launches from different brands. Eight smartphones were launched this week, both in India and globally. The week started with Vivo Y01 as the company’s budget offering and ended with Vivo S15 and S15 Pro.
Realme Narzo 50 and Realme50 Pro 5G, Vivo Y75 and Infinix Note 12 and Note 12 Turbo were launched in India this week. OnePlus Ace Racing Edition, Huawei Mate Xs 2 and OnePlus Nord 2T made their global debuts this week. Here’s a quick rundown of the specs, price, and on-sale date of each phone, launching in India and globally between May 16-22.
Long live Y01
Vivo Y01 debuted in India on May 16. The handset is loaded with MediaTek Helio P35, 5000mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Vivo Y01 has a single 8MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front. It features a 6.51-inch HD+ screen.
Vivo Y01 Price in India: Vivo Y01 sells for Rs 8,999 in India.
Sale: Vivo Y01 is available for purchase from Vivo official website and retail stores.
OnePlus Ace Race Edition
OnePlus Ace Racing Edition was launched in China on May 17. It sports a OnePlus 10 Pro-like design. OnePlus Ace Racing Edition has a 64MP triple rear camera and a 16MP selfie camera. The device is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max processor paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging. OnePlus Ace Racing Edition features a 6.59-inch Full HD+ 120Hz LCD display.
Price: OnePlus Ace Racing Edition retails at RMB 1,999 (around Rs. 23,000) for an 8GB RAM/128GB storage unit, RMB 2,199 (around Rs. 25,300) for the 8GB/256GB model and 2,499 RMB (around Rs 28,700) for the 12GB/256GB storage variant.
Sale: OnePlus Ace Racing Edition will go on sale on May 31 in China.
Realme Narzo 50 5G, Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G
The Realme Narzo 50 5G series was launched in India on May 18. Realme Narzo 50 5G comes with a 6.6-inch 90Hz display, powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G SoC paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It has a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W Dart charging.
Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G, meanwhile, features a 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED display powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It has a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W Dart charging.
Realme Narzo 50 series price in India
Realme Narzo 50 5G
4GB/64GB – Rs 15,999
4GB/128GB – Rs 16,999
6GB/128GB – Rs 17,999
Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G
6/128 GB – Rs 21,999
8/128 GB – Rs 23,999
Sale: Realme Narzo 50 5G will go on sale on May 24 at 12 p.m. Realme Nazro 50 Pro 5G will go on sale May 26 at noon.
Huawei Mate Xs 2
Huawei Mate Xs 2 was launched on May 19 in the global market. It has a 6.5-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 7.8-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate when unfolded. Huawei Mate Xs 2 packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 8GB of RAM, 4600mAh battery and 512GB of storage. Huawei Mate Xs 2 has a 50 MP triple rear camera and a 10.7 MP selfie camera.
Price: Huawei Mate Xs 2 is priced at EUR 1,999 (around Rs 163,500) for an 8GB RAM / 512GB storage unit.
Sale: Huawei Mate Xs 2 is available for purchase through the company’s official website.
OnePlus Nord 2T
OnePlus Nord 2T was launched in the global market on May 19. It has a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED 90Hz display. At the heart of the device is a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. OnePlus Nord 2T packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports 80W charging. It has a 50MP triple camera and a 32MP selfie camera.
OnePlus Nord 2T price: OnePlus Nord 2T is priced at EUR 399 (around Rs 32,500) for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage model and EUR 499 (around Rs 41,000) for the 12GB RAM/256 storage variant Go.
Sale: OnePlus Nord 2T will go on sale on May 24.
Long live Y75
Vivo Y75 launched in India on May 20. It is equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED display, MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, 4050mAh battery supporting 44W fast charging and 128GB storage. Vivo Y75 features a triple-camera setup on the back with a 50MP primary camera. The handset has a huge 44MP selfie camera. It packs 8GB of RAM expandable up to 4GB via virtual RAM feature.
Prices in India: The price of Vivo Y75 in India is Rs 20,999 for 8GB RAM / 128GB storage.
Sale: Vivo Y75 will go on sale in India from May 31.
Infinix Note 12 and Infinix Note 12 Turbo
The Infinix Note 12 series was launched in India on May 20. The Infinix Note 12 sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED panel powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 processor paired with a 5,000mAh battery. It has a 50MP triple rear camera on the back and a 16MP camera on the front.
Infinix Note 12 Turbo features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with support for Full-HD+ resolution. It packs a Mediatek Helio G96 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, a 5,000mAh battery, and a 50MP triple rear camera setup. A 16MP selfie snapper is housed in the front.
Infinix Note 12 series price in India
Infinix Note 12
4GB/64GB – Rs 11,999
6GB/128GB – Rs 12,999
Infinix Note 12 Turbo
8GB/128GB – Rs 14,999
Sale: Infinix Note 12 will go on sale on May 27 and Infinix Note 12 Turbo on May 28.
Vivo S15 and Vivo S15 Pro
Vivo S15 and Vivo S15 Pro launched on May 21 in China. The Vivo S15 is equipped with a 6.62-inch Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, as well as a 4500 mAh battery. It has a 32MP selfie camera and a 64MP triple rear camera.
The Vivo S15 Pro comes with a 6.56-inch Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC, up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and a 4,500mAh battery. It has a 32MP selfie camera and a 50MP triple rear camera.
8GB/128GB – CNY 2,699 (around Rs 31,000)
8GB/256GB – CNY 2,999 (around Rs 34,500)
12GB/256GB – CNY 3,299 (around Rs 38,000)
Vivo S15 Pro
8GB/256GB – CNY 3,399 (around Rs 39,000)
12GB/256GB – CNY 3,699 (around Rs 42,600)
Sale: Vivo S15 and S15 Pro will go on sale from May 27.