Redmi Note 7 India Launch Date, Samsung M30 Price in India, Mi 9, Moto G7 Power, and More News This Week
Redmi Note 7 India Launch Date, Samsung M30 Price in India, Mi 9, Moto G7 Power, and More News This Week

Highlights

  • Redmi Note 7 India launch has been set for later this month
  • Samsung M30 price in India tipped to start at Rs. 15,000
  • Moto G7 Power launched in India this week

Redmi Note 7 launch date in India was revealed, Samsung M30 details were leaked, and Mi 9 teasers dominated the tech news headlines this week, while the Moto G7 Power showed up in India.  Ever since its announcement in January, the Redmi Note 7 has constantly been talk of the town. It has been a while since a phone was so much part of the conversation and Xiaomi is clearly loving it. After a number of weird and cryptic teasers, the company this week revealed that it is finally ready to launch the phone outside China. Xiaomi India tweeted that the India launch of the Redmi Note 7 is scheduled for February 28. Key details like the exact availability information and exactly which version of the phone will reach India remain unclear for now, but we won’t have to wait for long.

We do know that Redmi Note 7’s Chinese version features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ screen and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. The phone also includes up to 6GB of RAM, up to 64GB of inbuilt storage, and a microSD card slot of further expansion of the storage. In terms of the imaging capabilities, Xiaomi has packed a dual rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor in the Redmi Note 7. The phone also comes with a 13-megapixel selfie sensor as well with features like AI face unlock, AI smart beauty, and AI single shot blur.

Coming to Redmi Note 7 price in India, Xiaomi is likely to offer the phone around its Chinese price tag. To give you an idea of what to expect, the Redmi Note 7 starts at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,300) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option, going up to CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs. 12,400) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option, and CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,500) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option.

Samsung M30 price in India and launch date

Another smartphone lineup that has generated a lot of buzz is Samsung’s India-first Galaxy M-series. After the successful launch of Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20, Samsung is now gearing up to bring the Galaxy M30 to the Indian shores. News agency IANS recently revealed that the Samsung M30 is going to be powered by Exynos 7904 SoC and will feature a Super AMOLED Infinity V display. The phone is said to be coming with up to 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of built-in storage, and a massive 5,000mAh battery. Additionally, the Samsung M30 will reportedly sport a triple-rear camera setup.

The report also notes that Samsung is likely to price the Galaxy M30 starting Rs. 14,990, Rs. 4,000 more than price of the base Galaxy M20 variant. The entry-level Galaxy M10 retails starting Rs. 7,990 in the Indian market. There is no word on the price tags of the rest of the variants of the Galaxy M30, but they are unlikely to be priced more than Rs 2,000 apart.

The Samsung M30 will help the company establish an alternative to the Xiaomi smartphones as the Chinese smartphone maker is all set to launch the Redmi Note 7. After the Galaxy M30, Samsung is already preparing to bring the onslaught of the next-generation Galaxy A-Series models. The South Korean tech giant recently told Reuters that it is going to a launch a new Galaxy A-Series phone every month for four months starting March. Although the company didn’t share any details about the lineup, the rumours indicate that it will include the phones like Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50.

An alleged leak had divulged the key specifications of the three phones in the lineup this week. The Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50 are said to be coming with Infinity V and Infinity U displays and will include 4,000mAh battery each. The Galaxy A10 will reportedly feature a 6.2-inch HD+ screen, whereas the Galaxy A30 and A50 will come with a 6.4-inch full-HD+ panel. The phones will also pack dual-SIM support as well as a dedicated microSD card slot. Further, you can expect a glossy plastic body and single selfie cameras. On the back, Samsung is said to be packing a single 13-megapixel shooter on the Galaxy A10, dual 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel setup on the Galaxy A30, and triple 25-megapixel, 5-megapixel, and 8-megapixel setup on the Galaxy A50.

To mark the Valentine’s Day, Samsung began selling two new colour variants of its Galaxy A8s phone in the Chinese market. The new variants – one with pink and blue gradient finish and other with pink and yellow gradient texture, are called Unicorn edition in the country. The new variants carry a price tag of CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 29,300). There is no word when the Galaxy A8s’ new colour variants will be launched in markets outside China.

In other Samsung news, the company started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy Note 8 ₹ 43,990 smartphone. The update brings the company’s new One UI to the smartphone among other features. The Seoul-based company also confirmed that it will be unveiling its first foldable smartphone at the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event in San Francisco next week.