We are witnessing 5G phones launching here and there now. Almost all the major OEMs in India have already launched a couple of 5G phones. However, all of these phones are priced quite high. This is because the hardware required for the support of 5G is quite expensive. Now for 5G phones to become widespread like 4G phones in India, OEMs will have to think about launching phones at a price tag closer to 10000 INR.
5G to low-cost Smartphones
As of now, all the major Telecom operators of India are working to develop the infrastructure for 5G a soon as possible. But it is still quite far away. Still, people are now considering 5G as a feature when they are purchasing their new device to make sure that they don’t miss out on it when it officially launches countrywide. Even though brands like Qualcomm is maintaining the price of their 5G enabled chip, competitors like MediaTek are trying to exploit it.
MediaTek is doing all it can to provide a flagship like a processor at a fraction of the cost. They might even launch a 5G enabled processor in the future with a price tag that is lower than its competitors. Then we might finally see 5G near the 10000 marks. As of now though, there is no news of anything like that happening any time soon.
List of 5G Mobile Phones Under 10000
Note: As of now, there are no 5G phones under Rs 10000 in India. However, you can check out these 5G phones that cost below Rs 15000:
Jio 5G Phone
Jio is never short on anything these days. So when it comes to 5G connectivity, they will not stay idle. Recently there have been reports about Jio developing and setting up the 5G infrastructure in India. It is in full swing as of now but Jio is not the ones to only provide the network, it will indeed provide a device too.
Jio reportedly working on a phone under 10000 segments as in this price range the highest majority of the smartphone is purchased in India.
Initially, JioPhone 1 and 2 made 4G easily available for the masses. So, something similar is planned by Jio in terms of 5G connectivity too. They will initially launch the JioPhone 3 as a 4G variant but we will later see a 5G variant for it too.
Jio has a partnership with both Qualcomm and Google, so both the hardware and software for this upcoming phone should be well taken care of. But how will people react to this new Jio 5G phone?
If it is launched with a price tag under 10000 then it will be an instant hit among the masses for sure.
Mukesh D. Ambani on Jio 5G roadmap.
— Reliance Jio (@reliancejio) July 16, 2020
Realme V3 5G
Realme V3 5G is currently available in China with a price tag of 999 Yuan (Rs 10750 approximately). So if Realme bring this smartphone to India then it should be priced around Rs 10000. With V3 5G we get a 2.0 GHz Dimensity 720 chipset coupled with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. It sports a mini-drop notch display of 6.5 inches with an IPS LCD panel that supports 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. A 5000 mAh battery powers the smartphone. The battery can be topped up quickly using an 18W charger.