OnePlus, Realme, Samsung and Xiaomi – all of India’s leading smartphone companies have started paying attention to the Rs. 30,000 price segment these days. This comes years after everyone struggled to attract the masses in more affordable brackets. Last year, OnePlus tried to disrupt the Rs. 30,000 segment with the OnePlus Nord. Many viewed the phone as the best choice among the Rs. 30,000 price range. However, Samsung and Xiaomi recently expanded their offering in this segment to take over OnePlus.
On this week’s episode of the Orbital Gadgets 360 podcast, host Akhil Arora speaks with Roydon Cerejo, Assistant Reviewer of Gadgets 360 and Aditya Shenoy, the Reviewer to discuss which of the available models has the potential to be the best phone among the Rs to be. 30,000 price segment. Think of it as a continuation of last month’s episode on the best phones to buy at Rs. 15,000.
Qualcomm and MediaTek both recently started making new midrange chipsets that offer more powerful processing capabilities and 5G support. This has allowed companies like OnePlus, Samsung, and Xiaomi to make some interesting decisions in the Sub-Rs. 30,000 price range.
In addition to the faster chips, smartphone vendors have begun to leverage technologies such as stereo speakers, higher refresh rates, and IP (ingress protection) to make their new smartphones dust and water resistant.
After years of slow climbing the price ladder, OnePlus has regained a strong presence in the Rs. 30,000 price segment since the introduction of the OnePlus Nord in July last year. Since then, Xiaomi has tried to put up with OnePlus in this segment with models like the Mi 10i and the recently launched Mi 11X.
The best smartphones can be bought in India under Rs. 30,000
Samsung is also showing more interest in the Rs. 30,000 segment with the newly debuted Galaxy M42 5G. Then there is Realme with the Realme X7 Pro 5G. Finally, there’s LG, which left the smartphone market last month, now with the LG Wing in this segment – thanks to ongoing discounts.
Of course there are more waiting in the wings. Samsung has another model in the Galaxy A52 5G. And could the Pixel 5A debut around Rs. 30,000? We may find out soon at next week’s Google I / O 2021.
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