What's Common Between OnePlus, Realme, Oppo, Vivo, & iQOO?
Man's World|August 2021
The world’s largest smartphone maker’s unusual strategy has given birth to some truly outstanding smartphone brands
Afzal Rawuther

iQOO 7 5G

Featuring a 6.62-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ support, up to 1300 nits brightness, the iQOO 7 has probably one of the best displays in the segment. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 — the same processor on phones like the OnePlus 9R that are way more expensive. The attractive Monster Orange colour variant comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone has some unique, gaming centric features like the presence of a liquid cooling system and 6000mm2 graphite board that is said to reduce temperature by up to 11 percent. Rs. 31,990

OPPO RENO 6

Arguably the best looking Android smartphone to arrive on our shores in the past couple of months, the Oppo Reno 6 is the value buy in the Reno 6 lineup. The curved edges of the Reno 6 Pro are replaced with straight, squared-off edges, and thus has resulted in a smartphone that is a clear standout visually. The 6.42-inch AMOLED display has a full-HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 90Hz refresh rate, and peak brightness of 700nits. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 Soc that is supported by 8 gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of storage. It also gets 65W fast charging. Rs 29,990

REALME GT


Marketed heavily as the most affordable smartphone with a Snapdragon 888 chipset, the Realme GT is expected to arrive in India soon. It will feature a 6.43-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the Snapdragon SoC will be ably supported by up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. The phone will get a triple rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 primary sensor. The 4,500mAh battery will support 65W fast charging (much like in the OnePlus 9 Series). Price: to be announced

VIVO Y53S

Taking on the very popular Samsung M51 is the Vivo Y53s. Boasting a 64-megapixel primary camera in a triple camera setup, the newest Y Series smartphone from Vivo is pitched as a great camera smartphone for the price. With 33W fast charging, it outdoes the Samsung when it comes to charging speeds. It features a 6.58-inch full-HD+ display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate along with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The Y53s is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM. It gets a 128GB of onboard storage, and 3GB of what Vivo likes to call ‘Extended RAM’ — essentially using the internal storage for multitasking. Rs. 19,490

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