Smartphone launches PENDING in January 22: Realme 9i, Xiaomi 11T Pro, etc

    Smartphone launches pending in January 2022: A few new phones from Realme, Xiaomi and iQOO are expected to launch soon.
    By AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
    | Updated on Jan 11 2022, 06:15 PM IST
    The Xiaomi 11T Pro is one of the many new phones launching in January 2022.
    The Xiaomi 11T Pro is one of the many new phones launching in January 2022.
    The Xiaomi 11T Pro is one of the many new phones launching in January 2022.
    The Xiaomi 11T Pro is one of the many new phones launching in January 2022.

    It has been barely two weeks since the calendars turned and already the market is full of activity. In the last 12 days, We have seen numerous smartphone launches from all manufacturers, all trying to bring something new across various price points. If you had assumed that the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, Moto G71 and Samsung Galaxy S21 FE were the only big launches, then you are mistaken.

    As January 2022 progresses, some big launches in the world of smartphones are pending. Xiaomi is set to announce its flagship-grade Xiaomi 11T Pro while Realme is kicking off its episode in India with the budget Realme 9i. iQOO has also teased the iQOO 9 series, although an exact launch date is yet to be announced.

    If you are planning to hold on for all the new launches in January 2022, check out some of these upcoming launches.

    Upcoming phones launch in January 2022

    Realme 9i

    Realme 9i
    Realme 9i
    Realme 9i
    Realme 9i

    The Realme 9i has already launched in global markets and we expect the phone to arrive in India unchanged. That means we could see the phone coming with the Snapdragon 680 chip, 6.6-inch FHD+ 90Hz LCD display, a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging, and Realme UI 2 based on Android 11. You get a 50MP main + 2MP macro + 2MP B/W sensor, and a 16MP front camera on this one.

    Considering that this is a “i” series device, you can expect it to cost the same as the Moto G31 and Infinix Note 11.

    Realme GT Neo 2 Dragon Ball Z Edition

    Realme GT Neo 2 DragonBall Z edition could launch globally, including India.
    Realme GT Neo 2 DragonBall Z edition could launch globally, including India. (Francis Wong, Realme)
    Realme GT Neo 2 DragonBall Z edition could launch globally, including India.
    Realme GT Neo 2 DragonBall Z edition could launch globally, including India. (Francis Wong, Realme)

    The Realme GT Neo 2 isn't new anymore but Realme has been actively teasing bringing the Dragon Ball Z special edition version to India. The specs are likely to stay unchanged but the rear will wear a tasty Dragon Ball Z-inspired paintjob. Users can also expect a special theme to celebrate this Anime cartoon series.

    Xiaomi 11T Pro

    Xiaomi 11T Pro is set to come with the 120W fast charging
    Xiaomi 11T Pro is set to come with the 120W fast charging
    Xiaomi 11T Pro is set to come with the 120W fast charging
    Xiaomi 11T Pro is set to come with the 120W fast charging

    The Xiaomi 11T Pro is coming very late to India but could replace the ageing Mi 11X Pro. Armed with a Snapdragon 888 chip, this could give the Realme GT a run for its money, especially with a 108MP main camera and Xiaomi's brilliant 5MP macro camera. The headlining feature on this one though is the 120W fast wired charging.

    No hints on the price yet but Xiaomi could bring the starting price down to 35,000 in anticipation of the Realme GT 2 series and the iQOO 9.

    iQOO 9 series

    iQOO 9 Pro and iQOO 9 coming to India soon as flagship iQOO models.
    iQOO 9 Pro and iQOO 9 coming to India soon as flagship iQOO models.
    iQOO 9 Pro and iQOO 9 coming to India soon as flagship iQOO models.
    iQOO 9 Pro and iQOO 9 coming to India soon as flagship iQOO models.

    iQOO is yet to announce a launch date for the iQOO 9 series but the “coming soon” tag hints at a launch in the next few weeks. The iQOO 9 Pro will be the high-end flagship model with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 whereas the iQOO 9 is likely to rely on the Snapdragon 888 chip. Both phones are expected to retain the aggressive pricing the iQOO 7 series introduced last year.

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    First Published Date: 11 Jan, 06:15 PM IST
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