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5G-ready Smartphones in India


Testing of the 5G network was supposed to start in June 2019 in India, but things have been delayed, and it seems like welcoming the 5G technology in India is going to take longer than anticipated. Since 5G is the next standard after 4G, smartphone manufacturers have already started cashing on this technology and have launched their devices future-ready for the Indian market. Here are a few options for your smartphone selection to make it future-proof:


Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G smartphone was launched earlier this year. The phone comes with a 6.90-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440×3200 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 990 processor that features 2 cores clocked at 2.73GHz, 2 cores clocked at 2.5GHz and 4 cores clocked at 2GHz. It comes with 12GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G runs Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G supports wireless charging, as well as proprietary fast charging.

Price: INR 97,999



The smartphone runs OxygenOS 10, based on Android 10, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, coupled with 8GB/12GB RAM. Talking about the internal storage of the phone, OnePlus 8 Pro has 128GB and 256GB storage versions. It comes with an impressive 6.78-inch AMOLED panel. There is a quad rear camera setup that consists of a 48 MP primary camera, an 8 MP secondary camera with a telephoto lens, a 48 MP camera with a wide-angle lens, and a 5 MP ‘Color Filter’ camera sensor. Also, it features a 16 MP camera at the front that lets you capture amazing selfies. The OnePlus 8 Pro is powered with a non-removable 4,510mAh battery.

Price: INR 54,999



The iQoo 3 has a big 6.44-inch display and is a bit heavy at 214g. It also packs in a 4,440mAh battery and has support for 55W FlashCharge. It runs iQoo UI on top of Android 10 and has a few apps preinstalled. The smartphone has a quad-camera setup at the back comprising of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 13-megapixel telephoto camera, 13-megapixel wide-angle-camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The base variant has 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage, the mid-variant has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage while the top variant has 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Price: INR 34,990



The phone comes with a 6.80-inch touchscreen primary display with a resolution of 1080×2460 pixels). It also features a 6.80-inch touchscreen as its second display, with a resolution of 1080×2460 pixels. It comes with 8GB of RAM. The LG V60 ThinQ 5G runs Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh battery. It supports Quick Charge 4+ fast charging. As far as the cameras are concerned, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G on the rear packs a 64-megapixel primary camera, a second 13-megapixel camera, and a third toF-megapixel camera. It sports a 10-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Price: INR 79,990 (To be launched soon)



Realme X50 Pro 5G smartphone runs on the Android v10 (Q) operating system. The phone is powered by an Octa-core processor. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Chipset. It has 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. On the camera front, there’s a 64+12+8+2 MP camera with features like Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. It is backed by a 4200 mAh battery. The smartphone comes in 2 other storage and RAM variants – Realme X50 Pro 256GB, Realme X50 Pro 8GB RAM.

Price: INR 39,999 (To be launched soon)

Munzela Rizvi
She wears a marketing hat, can host live events and calls the camera her best friend. A techie at heart, she has some serious insights on the latest tech and fiddling with gadgets (safely, of course!) qualifies as her top hobby.

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