Poco M5, Moto Edge 30 Ultra, Redmi 11 Prime look to steal iPhone 14 launch thunder; are they special? Check list

Apart from the premium iPhone 14, a bunch of new and exciting smartphones are on the way - from Poco M5, Moto Edge 30 Ultra, Redmi 11 Prime, and many more. Let’s have a look.

| Updated on: Sep 05 2022, 14:56 IST
Poco M5 to launch today; priced under Rs. 15,000, check out key specs and first look in pictures
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1/5 Poco M5 comes in a yellow coloured box with the branding, the name of the smartphone and Made in India listing. In-box accessories include a USB Type-C cable, an adapter, a SIM-eject tool, a protective case and some documents. The device features a 6.58-inch LCD screen with 90Hz IPS, FHD+ resolution and 240Hz touch sampling rate. On the back, the device sports a "chic-leather-like" finish. (HT Tech/Himani Jha)
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2/5 The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio G99 processor. The handset I received packs 6GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2-technology-based storage. Additionally, it boots Android 12 OS with a custom MIUI skin for Poco on top. The handset also supports Widevine L1 certification, which means users will be able to consume Netflix content in 1080p resolution. (HT Tech/Himani Jha)
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3/5 Poco M5 packs a triple rear camera setup with a depth-sensing snapper, and macro sensors. The cameras are assisted by an LED flash. Both rear and selfie cameras deliver decent pictures in daylight. The detailed camera specs are yet to be revealed.  (HT Tech/Himani Jha)
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4/5 The Poco M5 with a hole-punched panel on the front would come in 3-colour options- grey, blue, and white and 2 storage variants 4/6GB RAM, and 64/128GB storage. The company has tagged the device as most powerful 4G smartphone in sub-15 k segment. (HT Tech/Himani Jha)
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5/5 The 4G-enabled smartphone is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery, which supports 33W fast charging technology. Further, it ships with a side-mounted fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5. (HT Tech/Himani Jha)
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Upcoming smartphone launches this week in India: iPhone 14, Poco M5, Moto Edge 30 Ultra, Redmi 11 Prime, and many more. Check the full list. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

This week is going to be super exciting for all tech enthusiasts! Undoubtedly, the iPhone 14 launch is grabbing the spotlight so far, but other manufacturers are looking to steal Apple's thunder by launching some special phones of their own. But will they manage to compete with the Apple iPhone? Apple iPhone 14 launch is all set to for September 7 during the Apple Far Out Event. Ahead of the iPhone 14 launch, several other big brands are making this week super busy with a series of launches. From Xiaomi, Motorola, and Realme to Poco - all are bringing their new devices in the market from affordable to premium. The excitement is building up all around for these upcoming smartphones. Let's have a closer look at these launches - iPhone 14, Poco M5, Moto Edge 30 Ultra, and many more.

Smartphone launches this week

Poco M5

The new Poco M5 is coming today! Poco is all set to launch its next smartphone of the M-series, the Poco M5 with a 6.58-inch full HD+ LCD IPS display and a 90Hz refresh rate, which will be powered by MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. It will also pack a 5,000mAh battery with support for Type-C-based 33W charger. It is expected to be launched around Rs. 15,000. Yes, it is quite affordable and nowhere near the iPhone 14 price-point.

Redmi 11 Prime 5G

Redmi is set to launch a couple of new devices. The Redmi 11 Prime 5G is launching in India on September 6, which is expected to be a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 11E that was unveiled in China. Based on its China version, it is expected to feature a 6.58-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and may pack the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset. This smartphone is also expected to be a budget smartphone with a price tag around Rs. 15,000. No, it will not compete with the iPhone 14 either.

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Redmi A1

Apart from Redmi 11 Prime, there is another budget smartphone - the Redmi A1 which is launching tomorrow. We already know a lot of details about the smartphone which may pack the MediaTek Helio G22 chipset with LPDDR4X RAM and eMMC 5.1 support. It may feature a 6.52-inch HD+ display and an 8MP main camera. It too is not the kind of heavy-weight that can target an iPhone.

Realme C33

Realme is also coming up with a new budget smartphone on September 6, the Realme C33 with Unisoc T612 chipset, 5000mAh battery, and a 50MP main camera sensor. Impressive specs, but still not amounting to a face-off with an iPhone.

Moto Edge 30 Ultra

Just a day after the iPhone 14 launch, Moto India has scheduled an event to unveil two handsets - Moto Edge 30 Ultra and Edge 30 Fusion on September 8. As touted earlier, the Moto Edge 30 Ultra will be the first phone that will offer a 200MP camera sensor and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. It definitely stands a chance to start some kind of a rivalry. Its price is somewhat near the iPhone 14 level too.

iPhone 14

Apple is most likely to launch four new models - the standard iPhone 14, large iPhone 14 Max/Plus, the Pro version and the highly specced iPhone 14 Pro Max. Rumours and leaks are hinting toward major upgrades on the Pro models - from design, camera upgrades, new chipset, premium features and much more. The starting price is expected to be anything between $749 to $799.

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First Published Date: 05 Sep, 14:56 IST