The month of May 2023 was interesting, with several great smartphone launches. We got the Pixel 7A, Moto Edge 40, the Poco F5, Lava Agni 2, and more. June is another packed month with several notable launches from all the famous companies. We’ll cover them in detail in this article.
List of Upcoming Phones in June 2023
- Realme 11 series
- OnePlus Nord 3
- Samsung Galaxy F54
- iQOO Neo 7 Pro
- Motorola Razr 40 Series
- Tecno Camon 20 Series
- Oppo Reno 10 series
- Infinix Note 30 series
- Vivo V29 Pro (Vivo S17 Pro)
- Realme GT3 240W
- Realme GT Neo 5 SE
1. Realme 11 series
The Realme 10 series was launched just a couple of months ago. However, Realme will replace it with the Realme 11 series since the number series launches typically happen twice a year.
The Realme 10 Pro+ was a decent phone that moved away from the typical Realme target audience. Instead of offering the best specs for the range as you’d expect, it provides a flashy rear design and a curved screen, reminiscent of Oppo’s strategy to pick up offline buyers instead of the specs.
We know the specs since the 11 Pro+ is already out in China. It will have a 120Hz curved 1080P OLED screen, the MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chip, a 5000mAh battery with 100W of fast charging, a new flashy back design, a standout spec, and a 200MP primary sensor.
The new sensor is large at 1/1.4″ and is a clear step up from the IMX766 or HM6. There aren’t any pricing leaks yet, but since the Realme 10 Pro+ started at 24,999 for the base 8+128 GB model, we can expect this to carry the same price tag or maybe a few thousand rupees extra thanks to the celebrity endorsements and new hardware.
On the other hand, the new Realme 11 Pro has an unknown new 100MP primary sensor with OIS. The charging is slower at 67W, and the Phone has no ultra-wide camera. However, it’s a significant upgrade from the underwhelming Realme 10 Pro. So, the price might be much higher than 19,999- though we might still get it for under 20,000 during offers. We expect the Realme 10 Pro to be priced at around 22,999. The Realme 11 series will launch in India on June 8.
2. OnePlus Nord 3
This Phone will most likely launch on June 21, 2023, and a similar model already exists in the Chinese market. In China, they call it the OnePlus Ace 2V. We know it’ll share mostly identical specifications, but the Indian model could have a different primary sensor.
The Chinese model uses a tiny OV64B 64MP sensor from Omnivision with no OIS, 8MP ultra-wide, and a useless 2MP camera. The other specs are excellent, with a 1.5K high-resolution AMOLED display with 120Hz and a flagship Dimensity 9000 SOC. The specs look impressive on paper.
It’ll run Oxygen OS 13 out of the box, and the design does feature the signature OnePlus Alert Slider. We might potentially see three years of major OS updates as well. However, we must determine how the chip is tuned on this Phone. Gamers won’t enjoy high frame rates unless OnePlus works specifically with developers or if the games are tuned for the Dimensity 9000.
While the primary sensor for India could be swapped with the IMX890, there’s still no word on whether it’ll have an optically stabilized lens. The OnePlus Nord 2T was 29,999 at launch.
The OnePlus 11R already retails for 39,999, so this Nord 3 will probably replace the Nord 2T at 29,999. There’s a chance of the price shooting up to 32,999, but the base model will likely stay under 30,000 to compete with Moto’s Edge 40.
3. Samsung Galaxy F54
The Galaxy F54 is already out in other markets under a different name- the Galaxy M54. In India, Samsung differentiates their Amazon and Flipkart listings with the M and F series names, respectively, but they mostly overlap in design and specifications.
The M54 has standard midrange specs and the usual Samsung perks like One UI ecosystem benefits and feature-packed software. Samsung’s camera processing is also one of the best in the industry, so the upcoming F54 will probably have one of the best cameras in the target price range.
However, the Phone has the typical Samsung mid-range phone weaknesses—pricing and the chipset. At this mid-range territory, we can find phones with the Dimensity 8020, Snapdragon 870, or even the 778G, which are all better chips than the Exynos 1380.
The pricing is another problem. According to leaked box specifications, this Phone could hit a whopping 34,999. It might sell online at 29,999 since the box price is typically much higher than the retail price. This is a massive bump from the sub-25K pricing of the M53, and 30,000 for these specifications is somewhat obscene, looking at the competition.
However, it’s still worth waiting for since the specifications are better than the A34, and we might see the price go lower during offers. The 6000mAh battery is a selling point, but it is let down by lackluster charging speeds.
The Galaxy A54 will launch on June 6 in India.
4. iQOO Neo 7 Pro
The iQOO Neo 7 is a popular phone for gamers under 30,000 rupees. The Neo 7 Racing, as with most phones in this list, is already out in Chinese markets. We already know the specs.
It falls in a very competitive segment, which is around 35,000 INR. One perk is the fully clocked Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 version on the TSMC Fabrication. Phones in 2023 with the 8+ Gen 1 use TSMC’s fabrication, but they don’t have the full clock speeds and are essentially 8 Gen 1 phones with a new node.
However, the iQOO Neo 7 Pro came out last December and will get the full clock. This is very beneficial to gamers. iQOO adds extensive cooling systems, works with game developers, and has neat software features for gamers. Unlike similarly priced models, the Neo 7 Pro also supports high frame rates in many games.
The base model could start at 128 or 256GB, and we expect a price of 35,000 INR. The specs are a 120Hz AMOLED 1080P screen, 1/1.57″ primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP Macro. It has a 5000mAh battery and 120W of fast wired charging.
We expect this Phone to launch around the middle of June or at the end of the month. It is said that the phone could launch around June 20.
5. Motorola Razr 40 Series
The Moto Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra are two new competitive flip-style foldable phones. Moto officially confirmed that an Indian launch would happen soon. Since the Phone came out in global markets in May, we can expect these phones to launch in India this month.
The Razr 40 has a 7 Gen 1 chip with severe heating concerns and a relatively large 4200 mAh battery. It has a 1.5″ cover screen and a 144Hz 1080P panel, with 60Hz on the cover screen. The camera hardware is nothing to write home about.
The Razr 40 Ultra has a large 3.6″ cover display with LTPO and 144. The inner screen refreshes at 165Hz and has a smaller 3800 mAh battery. The main difference is the SOC powering the two phones since the Ultra has the 8+ Gen 1 SOC. The 8+ Gen 1 uses a 4nm TSMC node, giving it an edge in performance and thermals.
Since Moto’s competitive pricing in India, the Razr 40 could start at around 60,000 INR, and the Ultra could go as high as 95,000. Motorola didn’t specify a launch date, but we assume it’s in the middle of June.
Another phone, the Moto Edge 40 Pro, with a 165Hz 1080P screen, a proper 50MP+ 12MP +50MP camera setup, wireless charging, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, USB-C Type 3.2, 4K on the front camera, and IP68 water resistance- this could launch alongside the Razr series, for around 55,000 as a OnePlus 11 competitor.
6. Tecno Camon 20 Series
These phones were announced in May, and we’ll finally see the official launch in June. The Camon 20 has an underwhelming G85 SOC and 60Hz AMOLED with no wide angle, making it hard to recommend. The pricing is 14,999 in India.
The Camon 20 Pro has slightly better specs: a 120Hz AMOLED screen and a 64MP primary camera with OIS. It has an excellent Dimensity 8050 chip for the asking price of 19,999. It also has a 5000mAh battery and 33W fast charging.
Finally, the Tecno Camon 20 Premier has standout specs. It has a 108MP ultra-wide, which you don’t find in phones that are double the price. It also has a 1/1.56″ primary sensor and OIS, 45W charging, and a 5000mAh battery.
The pricing of the Camon 20 Premier in India is unknown. Some crazy rumors predict a 512GB variant for just 30,000 INR. Besides, we’re not sure about the authenticity of this leak.
The Camon 20 is already available for purchase on Amazon. The Camon 20 Pro should join it soon, and the Premier might debut this month’s end.
7. Oppo Reno 10 series
Oppo didn’t officially confirm the launch in India, but it’s mostly happening in June or July. We saw the Reno 9 series in July 2022, and it’s been about one year since a major Reno launch in India. We know the Reno 8T, but that wasn’t a major launch.
The Reno 10 Pro+ has a 1.5K AMOLED 120Hz display, and the 8+ Gen 1 and a 64MP 3X periscope for even better zoom flexibility. The Pro+ might be around 55,000 in India. The other two phones will also feature intermediate zoom telephoto cameras, making the Reno series camera-centric again.
The Pro could launch for about 45,000, mostly 35,000 for the vanilla Reno 10 model.
8. Infinix Note 30 series
The Infinix Note 30 has a 120Hz IPS LCD, the MediaTek Helio G99 SOC, and a 64MP primary camera. 45W charging and a 5000 mAh are pretty decent for the rumored 14,999 launch price. This competes with the Tecno Camon 20.
The Note 30 Pro has the same G99 SOC and skips the ultra-wide but has a 108MP primary camera. It also brings 68W wired and 15W wireless charging and a 120Hz AMOLED screen, all for mostly under 20,000 INR.
The Note 30 5G features the Dimensity 6080 chip, a rebrand of the Dimensity 810. The 810 is extremely weak and benchmarks even lower than the terrible Snapdragon 695, so it doesn’t look like this Phone is worth the asking price unless it’s dirt cheap. It also has an LCD screen, a low 4GB RAM on the base model, and no wide angle.
There is no official release schedule for the Infinix Note 30 series, but we could see it in either June or July.
9. Vivo V29 Pro (Vivo S17 Pro)
Just a few months into the launch of the V27 Pro, Vivo is already teasing the launch of the Vivo V29 Pro. We expect it to launch on June 8 for a price tag of about 40,000 INR.
It’s said to ship with a 1.5K 120Hz AMOLED screen, an IMX766V as the primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 12MP 2X telephoto. With the Dimensity 8200 and 66 or 80W of fast wired charging, this Phone is packed with excellent specifications.
10. Realme GT3 240W
This Phone was announced in February, and the launch might happen in either June or July in India. The phone shares near-identical specifications with the OnePlus 11R. It swaps out the curved panel for a flat one, making it more gamer-focused.
It has the same IMX890+ 8MP+ 2MP camera setup as the OnePlus 11R and the same 8+ Gen 1 SOC. The GT3 also has some lights on the back, and the marquee feature is 240W of fast charging. This can go from 1% to 100% in just ten minutes. That’s extremely fast charging, nearly double the charging speed of the OnePlus 11R.
However, these are just laboratory tests, and practical results may ultimately vary since 240W is just the peak charging number and not the sustained wattage this phone charges.
11. Realme GT Neo 5 SE
If you observe this list, there’s a trend that most of the launches are around the 40,000 or 30,000 INR segment. These two are the most competitive right now, and the 500$+ market is rapidly growing, even in India.
The 30,000 market already has the exceptional Moto Edge 40, the upcoming Nord 3, the iQOO Neo 7, etc. The iQOO Neo 7 and the Poco F5 are two phones mainly for gamers. The F5 uses the 7 Gen 2, but there are severe concerns with Poco’s aftersales and Quality Control.
There might be another option for gamers with the 7+ Gen 2 SOC. The 7+ Gen 2 is slightly weaker than the 8+ Gen 1 and is a flagship-grade chipset.
The Neo 5 SE’s specs are excellent, with a 1080P 144Hz AMOLED display, the 7+ Gen 2 SOC, a massive 5500mAh battery with 100W of crazy fast charging, and the cameras seem to be the only weakness. It’ll have a standard OV64B (64MP)+ 8MP+ 2MP, and you can get better cameras at this price.
There isn’t an official launch date, but a new limited edition in China is coming out on June 9. We might see an Indian launch around that time, too. We expect a 29,999 starting price for the base model, but take this with a pinch of salt since it’s just speculation.