In the era of the fast-evolving smartphone industry, there are so many innovations that we are witnessing and crave for that new feature or function to be in our smartphone. But changing your smartphones on the basis of new advancements can be a tougher task as we desperately want to upgrade our phones but unfortunately, they come with expensive price tags. One such feature is the new pop-up selfie camera that has created a buzz among the millennial. The pop-up selfie culture initially began with Vivo NEX. In India, it was launched at Rs 44,990. Post Vivo Nex launch, many other brands such as OnePlus, Asus, Xiaomi, Oppo, Lenovo stepped up and launched smartphones with pop-up selfie shooter but they had no control over the price as most of the phones are priced above Rs 30,000 (No doubt these phones have other stunning features too). We are bringing a list of pop-up selfie smartphones that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. So, check out the phones that offer pop-up selfie shooter under Rs 20,000.
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has launched its first phone with a pop-up selfie camera — Y9 Prime 2019 — in India for Rs 15,990. The smartphone features a triple rear camera setup carrying a 16MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP depth sensor on the back. The triple camera setup has an extra 6P glass lens that effectively gathers light to enhance the resolution and contrast to show better images. The 16MP AI pop-up selfie shooter is one of the hottest selfie cameras in town.
The phone features a 6.59-inch screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 391 pixels per inch. With a 16MP popup-selfie camera, the phone has a 91.0 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The phone houses a 4,000mAh battery. In fact, it is the cheapest smartphone with a pop-up selfie.
The smartphone is available in 64GB and 128GB configurations with a standard 4GB RAM memory. The MicroSD slot has a capacity of up to 512 GB. There are two nano card slots with the second one capable of becoming a microSD card slot if needed.
Keeping the new selfie trend in mind, Oppo has unveiled Oppo K3 that sports a dual-camera setup with the combination of a 16MP + 2MP camera sensor with an LED flash. At the front, there is a 16MP camera. In terms of performance, this setup performs as good as the ones placed on the best of camera phones. In well-lit situations with lots of natural light, the phone’s primary camera clicks great landscape shots with a lot of detail in it.
The smartphone comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Super AMOLED display. The display covers almost the entirety of the front, offering a near bezel-less screen. Overall, you get a 91 percent screen ratio, which looks pretty attractive. The display offers vivid and saturated colours and deep black levels. It’s a great display for watching content and playing games. The Oppo K3 also comes with Widevine L1 certification, which means you can stream movies and TV shows on platforms like Netflix and Prime Video in true HD resolution.
The Oppo K3 is priced at Rs 16,990 for the base variant that offers 6GB + 64GB while the 8GB +d 128GB is priced at Rs 19,990.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo K3 runs Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top. It is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB. Additionally, the Oppo K3 packs a 3,765mAh battery that supports fast charging through Oppo’s VOOC 3.0.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme’s Realme X is available in two storage variants for Indian consumers. The smartphone starts at Rs 16,999 for the base model with 4GB + 128GB, while the 8GB + 128GB variant is available at Rs 19,999.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Realme X arguably looks better on paper. It also comes with a dual-camera system that includes a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5MP secondary camera for portrait shots. The smartphone flaunts a 6.53-inch FHD+ screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There is a 3,765mAh battery with support for VOOC Flash Charge 3.0.
The device comes with an octa-core (2.2GHz dual-core Kryo 360 and 1.7GHz Hexa-core, Kryo 360) processor, which is seated upon the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip. It has an Adreno 616 GPU and a 4GB RAM that enhance the overall user experience. Overall, it can deal with heavy games and multiple tasks together without any issues. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone has 4G VoLTE enabled support. It also has Wi-Fi, which features Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C, Mass storage device, USB charging, etc.
According to the Counterpoint Research released in July, the smartphone shipments in India grew to 37 million units, single-digit annually during the second quarter of 2019 setting a second-quarter shipment record.
“In India, the pricing sweet-spot for consumers has moved to Rs 10,000-20,000 price bands and it will remain the biggest contributor in the India smartphone segment this year,” Tarun Pathak, Associate Director, Counterpoint Research, said in the report.
“Brands are focusing on bringing the latest premium level specifications such as notch display, full-screen view and multiple rear cameras, pop up selfie feature and in-display sensor technology in this segment to stimulate consumer demand”, he added.