The launching of so many innovative smartphones across various price points has become quite a routine in the Indian smartphone market.
Hence, when it comes to buying a smartphone under 20000, then you may feel confused about which one to go.
Nothing to worry, we are going to enlist most innovative smartphones across brands and others concerning other features that were smash hits in 2019 in this post! It is as per a detailed report published recently by Trakin Tech. Continue reading!
Most innovative smartphones at a glance
In 2019, only a handful of brands actually tried being innovative with the features of their phones and a few of them have been able to do that with elan.
Nominees – Samsung Galaxy Fold, Asus Z6, Huawei P30 Pro and Asus ROG 2
Winner – Asus ROG 2
Best budget smartphones at a glance
Nominees – Realme C2, Redmi 7, Redmi 8A and Infinix Hot 8
Winner – Redmi 8A.
Best Mid Range smartphones at a glance
Nominees – Realme 5 Pro, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M30s and Vivo U20
Winner – Redmi Note 8 Pro
Best premium mobile phones at a glance
Nominees – Vivo Z1x, Realme X2, Redmi K20 and Poco F1
Winner – Realme X2
Best Entry Premium Budget Flagship phones at a glance
Nominees – Honor 20, Asus 6Z, Redmi K20 and Realme X2 Pro
Winner – Realme X2 Pro
Best Flagship of the Year phones at a glance (2019)
Nominees – Oppo Reno 10x, Huawei P30 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, OnePlus 7T Pro
Winner – iPhone 11 Pro Max
Most stylish smartphones at a glance
Nominees – Redmi K20 Pro, Asus 6Z, Oppo Reno 10x and Huawei P30 Pro
Winner – Oppo Reno 10x
Best selfie camera smartphones at a glance
Nominees – Asus 6Z, Vivo V17 Pro, Realme X2 and Oppo Reno 2
Winner – Asus 6Z
Best budget gaming phone under 15000 at a glance
Nominees – Motorola One Power, Redmi Note 7 Pro, MI A2, Honor 8X, Vivo Z1 Pro, Realme 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
Winner – Redmi Note 7 Pro
Smartphone brand of the Year (2019)
Nominees – Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo and Infinix
Winner – Realme
What has helped Realme being innovative enough to beat Xiaomi in 2019?
You may have been surprised to see Realme beating Xiaomi in 2019 to rise as the smartphone brand of the year in 2019. What have been the factors that helped a brand that was launched in India 2 years before gain so much popularity?
While Xiaomi is busy expanding its lead over Samsung in the Indian smartphone market, a new competitor has slowly risen to pose a threat to its crown.
It is Realme, a brand that was launched in India in 2018 (being an Oppo sub-brand but later started operating as an independent entity). The brand now commands an incredible 16% market share in 2019 from being 0.1% in 2018.
Upcoming 5G Phones
The good news is that Realme is soon going to launch it’s 5G smartphone in Indian market. The upcoming 5G phones of realme will be Realme X50 Pro. The date declared for this smartphone is 24th of February 2020 and it also has been declared that like Xiaomi, it will be sold out through an online-only event. The one more thing about it is that it’s going to be the second flagship phone from the brand Realme.
On the other hand, Xiaomi will launch back to back it’s two 5G handsets: Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro. The brand model Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro will be launched in the month of February while another Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro has been decided to launch in March 2019.
While Xiaomi still dominates the Indian market with a market share close to 28%, Realme has piped it when it comes to handset shipment volume. Realme has shipped about 7.1 million devices, a rise of 401.3% when compared to the same period in 2018.
The reasons behind Realme turnaround are aplenty such as:
- Launching most innovative devices at the lowest prices – Realme C2 and most recently, Realme C3 is the latest one. Xiaomi had to launch its Redmi 8A Dual to sustain the launch of Realme C3 recently.
- Launching smartphones under 20000 with advanced features – The launch of quality smartphones under 20000 such as Realme 5 Pro, Realme X, Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro helped its cover the product lines of Xiaomi.
- Chasing Xiaomi on pricing and features – Realme is chasing Xiaomi and positioning its models in India with features and pricings similar.
They are soon going to lock horns in financial, Smart TV, IoT and fitness brands in 2020.