The Indian smartphone market is very competitive with all the major brands trying to attract customers by offering their devices with impressive specs. Even many gamers have launched their smartphones in India with 5G support, although 5G technology has not yet arrived in India.
We have seen different brands like Realme, Oppo, Samsung, Xiaomi and many more already launch their 5G smartphones in India, while some brands are still preparing to launch their 5G devices in the country. But do you know what these brands are? Let us tell you!
This article will see the list of brands that have yet to launch their 5G smartphones in India.
Indian cellphone maker Micromax has yet to launch its first 5G smartphone in India. Micromax made a comeback in the smartphone market late last year with two smartphones under the âinâ brand. The brand last launched Micromax IN 2b in India in July this year, starting at Rs 7,999. However, it was only a 4G handset.
According to our previous exclusive report, Micromax could launch its 5G smartphone in India towards the end of the year. However, there is no specific launch date. It is therefore not known when Micromax’s 5G device will mark its entry into India. Even the name of the smartphone is also not known at the moment.
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Chinese cellphone maker Transsion Holdings owns Tecno and itel in India. Tecno is another brand that has not launched its 5G device in India. Earlier this month, the brand launched Tecno Spark 8, a 4G handset of course, in India for Rs 9,299.
It’s unclear when Tecno’s 5G device will hit the Indian market. Recently, it was reported that the company is probably working on its first 5G phone called Tecno Pova 5G. This phone will be powered by the Dimensity 900 chipset. It will offer users 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage. Additionally, the Pova 5G is reportedly packed with a 6000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
Infinix is ââanother brand that has yet to launch its 5G smartphone in India. The brand launched two 4G handsets in India in September this year. The Hot 11 and Hot 11S smartphones of the Hot 11 series were launched in the country at Rs 8,999 and Rs 10,999 respectively.
According to previous media reports, apart from entry-level and budget smartphones, Infinix plans to launch two 5G smartphones in India in the near future, but no official announcement has been made yet. These two devices would be powered by MediaTek chipsets. However, we have to wait for the company to announce the rollout of its 5G smartphone.
Itel is also one of the brands of Transsion Holdings Ltd. The brand has so far launched many budget smartphones in India and they are all 4G mobile phones. So far, there have been no reports that this brand has launched a 5G smartphone in India. It looks like Itel will focus more on launching entry-level and budget smartphones only in the country.
Just to refresh, Itel last launched Itel Vision 2 in September this year. The smartphone is sold at a price of Rs 6,999 for the storage of 2 GB + 32 GB alone.
Coolpad is a brand that hasn’t launched a single smartphone in India this year. Instead, they launched Coolpad Cool 6 in India from Rs 10,999 in October of last year. However, Coolpad entered the audio accessory market in India in January of this year. The brand launched its first truly wireless headphones called Cool Bass Buds in India for Rs 1,199.
Notably, Coolpad launched its first 5G smartphone called the Coolpad Legacy 5G at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 tech event in the United States last year. Keeping in mind its launches in India, the likelihood of a 5G smartphone launching in India is very low.
Much like Coolpad, Gionee did not belatedly launch many smartphones in India. The company has only launched one smartphone in India this year. Gionee Max Pro was launched in March this year in India for Rs 6,999.
However, after that, the Gionee Stylfit GSW7 smartwatch launched in India for Rs 2,099 in June. After that, Gionee Stylfit GSW6 and GSW8 smartwatches were also launched in India. Since the company doesn’t launch its smartphones too frequently in India, we don’t expect it to launch a 5G smartphone anytime soon in India.