Next month, the government of India will conduct 5G spectrum auctions. PM Narendra Modi led the Union Cabinet in approving a proposal for spectrum auctions to be conducted by the Department of Telecommunication, after which allocate spectrum to successful bidders to provide 5G services. Since 5G will soon be a reality, let’s look at some of the best affordable 5G smartphones on the market today.
What Do You Get With 5G Smartphones?
Remember that today’s 5G smartphones feature a Qualcomm or MediaTek chipset as the only 5G feature built into them. There are new SoCs from these two chip makers for mobile devices with 5G modems built-in. They end up paying a premium for a technology that hasn’t yet gained widespread acceptance when phone companies purchase these chipsets from them.
5G Phone For The Future
Although no one knows how fast data speeds will be in the country, many brands have marketed 5G to buyers. With 5G, they are primarily looking to future-proof their devices. If 5G networks come online sometime in the next 2-3 years, you won’t have to worry about upgrading your current phone.
If you plan to buy a high-end smartphone, you won’t have to worry about the upcoming 5G bands and other features. Although 4G phones are equally reliable and competent, you can rest assured that buying one will not render it useless in 2 years. When you have 20,000 rupees or more to spend, 5G phones make a lot of sense to buy.
Listed below are some 5G smartphones under Rs 20,000 available in India:
Samsung Galaxy M33 5G
Priced at Rs 17,999, Samsung Galaxy M33 5G was introduced earlier. In addition to the 6.6-inch display and 120Hz refresh rate, the smartphone features an FHD+ resolution. Featuring two 5-megapixel wide-angle lenses, two 2-megapixel depth sensors, and one 2-megapixel macro lens. It comes equipped with a 6,000mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G
Priced at Rs 15,999 onwards in India, the Samsung Galaxy F23 5G is a midrange device. It features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ display and a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is equipped with a powerful processor. This smartphone has an internal storage capacity of 128GB and a 6GB RAM chipset. In addition to a wide-angle shooter that is 8 megapixels and a macro shooter that is 2 megapixels. The smartphone has a 5,000mAh battery with a fast charging capability of 25W.
Realme 9 Pro 5G
Prices in India start at Rs 17,999 for the Realme 9 Pro 5G. An FHD+ 6.6-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate is included on the smartphone. Snapdragon 695 processor drives the device, which features up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Three rear cameras are available on the device, including an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. With a 5,000mAh battery and 33W fast charging, Realme 9 Pro 5G is equipped with a powerful battery.
Vivo T1 5G
The Vivo T1 5G is Priced at Rs 15,990 in India. With 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, the handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processors. A 50-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel second camera, and a 2-megapixel third camera are included on the Vivo T1 5G’s rear panel. Fast charging is provided by an 18W charger paired with the smartphone’s 5000mAh battery.
Poco X4 Pro 5G
Priced at Rs 18,999 in India, the Poco X4 Pro 5G is available from Poco’s online store. It features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. There are 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G smartphone. The Poco X4 Pro 5G comes with an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel camera. With a 5,000mAh battery, you can recharge the smartphone in just 67 minutes.
iQoo Z6 5G
Pricing in India begins at Rs 15,499 for the iQoo Z6 5G. It features a 6.58-inch display. The smartphone has a display resolution of 2560×1440. Up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage are available on the smartphone, which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695G chipset. Triple rear cameras on the smartphone include a depth sensor with a 2-megapixel sensitivity and a macro lens with a 2-megapixel sensitivity. An 18W fast charger is paired with a 5,000mAh battery.
Realme 9 SE
One of the new smartphones that Realme launched, the Realme 9 SE, is priced at Rs 19,999 in India. It features a 6.6-inch display. Snapdragon 778G processor powered the handset, which has up to 8GB of RAM and internal storage of up to 128GB. There are three cameras at the back of the Realme 9 SE. The 5,000mAh battery of the smartphone supports fast charging.
Moto G71 5G
It costs Rs 19,099 to purchase the Moto G71 5G. With its 6.4-inch full-HD+ AMOLED screen, the smartphone boasts excellent visuals. The Moto G71 5G comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor. There is an 8-megapixel wide angle lens and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. With a 5,000mAh battery and 33W fast charging support, the moto G71 5G has good battery life.
Infinix Zero 5G
The Infinix Zero 5G starts at Rs 17,999. The smartphone has an 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage option, which is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset. There are three rear cameras on the Infinix Zero 5G. The number one is a 48-megapixel sensor, and the second and third are depth sensors and a telephoto lens with a battery capacity of 5,000mAh and fast charging support of 33W on the Infinix Zero 5G.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Priced at Rs 19,999 in India, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G is available now. This smartphone features a Full-HD+ display. With 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, the smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor. There are three cameras on the back of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G: 64 megapixels for a primary shooter, 2 megapixels for depth, and 2 megapixels for macro. With the 33W SUPERVOOC charging support, its battery holds 5,000mAh.
Edited by Prakriti Arora