If you recently talked to anyone that is glued to the developments in wireless technology, they would have mentioned 5G technology at least a dozen times this year. 2020 was supposed to have witnessed the next big step in the evolution of wireless technology with the introduction of 5G in India. However, the lack of infrastructure required to roll out 5G network, along with the coronavirus pandemic have thrown a wrench in those plans, and it is now being speculated that 5G network would be available for the Indian consumers from either late 2021, or early 2022.
While the government is expected to auction the 5G spectrum soon, it is now unrealistic that the Indian consumers could experience the hyper-connected world, thanks to the 5G technology, anytime soon. That said, it hasn’t stopped smartphone brands from rolling out with the latest smartphone models that support 5G networks. Smartphone brands like iQoo, Realme, Xiaomi and Samsung have already unveiled smartphone models that will support the 5G network, and it hasn’t taken too long for the Indian consumers to get excited about 5G, which is expected to revolutionize the smartphone industry.
If you are thinking about buying a 5G mobile, but cannot spend exorbitant amounts to purchase a flagship model from a premium brand, here are the best affordable 5G smartphones that are available in the market, or will be released in the near future.
OnePlus recently got back to its roots, and unveiled its first mid-range smartphone in almost 3 years with OnePlus Nord (also dubbed ‘OnePlus Z’). The smartphone is considered to be one of the best 5G phones unveiled to date, and comes in three variants: 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM, 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM, and 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM. Furthermore, this 5G mobile runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor, and also packs a powerful 4115mAh battery. If you are an avid gamer, then this smartphone gives you the optimal experience, as it also comes with a 6.44-inch screen. OnePlus Nord houses a quad-rear camera setup with a 48MP primary shooter, and runs on Android v.10 OS.
2.Realme X50 5G
Realme has quickly cemented its place as one of the best smartphone brands in the country, offering feature-rich phones at affordable prices to the consumers. If you are planning to purchase a 5G smartphone that costs around Rs. 25,000, then the Realme X50 5G smartphone is surely an enticing option.
This upcoming smartphone from Realme runs on Android v.10 (Q) OS, and is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. Furthermore, the smartphone comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, and flaunts an elegant IPS LCD display. Talking about its cameras, the smartphone boasts a quad-rear camera setup with a 64MP primary shooter, along with a 16MP + 8MP dual-front camera setup.
3.Redmi K30 5G
Xiaomi has already established itself as the most reliable, and the most affordable smartphone brand in the country. Redmi K30 5G smartphone, which is the successor of Redmi K20, comes with a powerful 4,500mAh battery, and will sport a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.
Furthermore, the smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, and will sport a 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage in its base variant. When it comes to the smartphone’s cameras, Redmi K30 will house a quad-rear camera setup with a 64MP primary camera, and will also flaunt a 20MP + 2MP dual front camera setup.
Expected to be one of the best smartphone under 20000, Redmi 10X is an upcoming mobile phone from Xiaomi, which flaunts a 6.57-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a 2.5-D curved glass. On the camera front, the smartphone will house a triple-rear camera setup with a 48MP primary shooter, and comes with impressive features, such as exposure compensation, HDR mode and digital zoom.
On the front, Redmi 10X will sport a 16MP selfie camera, while the device will be powered by the MediaTek MT6875 octa-core processor, clocking at a speed of 2.6GHz. The smartphone will also pack a 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card, and will house an impressive 4,520mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging functionality.
During the first quarter of 2020, Vivo was one of the top-five selling smartphone brands in India, and for a good reason. The company has carved a place for itself in the Indian smartphone market, and is one of the few smartphone companies to release a 5G-enabled smartphone under Rs. 25,000.
The Vivo Y70s comes with a 6.53-inch full HD+ display, and is powered by the octa-core Exynos 880 processor with ARM Mali-G76 MP5 GPU. The smartphone comes in two variants: 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. With a triple-rear camera setup with 48MP primary shooter, and a 16MP front-facing camera, Vivo Y70s is surely one of the best value-for-money smartphones available in the market today.