Ever bought yourself a phone only to realize that a better one was only days away from launch? We know how that feels and to prevent you from making these mistakes, we have made this list. Here, you can find all the major upcoming smartphones in Nepal in 2021. That too, with their estimated price. Some of them have launched elsewhere and awaiting Nepal launch while the others are yet to be announced.
Top Upcoming Smartphones in Nepal:
For the most part, Poco M3 is the same device as the Redmi 9 Power that was recently launched in Nepal. There are two notable differences – one in the design and the other in the camera aspect. The phone sports a vegan leather finish that gives it a comfortable grip. It also has a huge camera module on the back. Unlike the Redmi 9 Power, there are only three cameras on the back – a 48MP primary camera and two 2MP lenses.
Under the hood, it packs in Snapdragon 662 chipset. Fueling the device is a massive 6,000mAh battery with support for an 18W fast charger. Poco includes a 22.5W brick inside the box. Other features include a 6.53-inch FHD panel, stereo speakers, Type-C connectivity, IR Blaster among others. We can expect the price of Poco M3 in Nepal to start at NPR 18,500.
Xiaomi Mi 11
Mi 11 was initially launched in China back in December 2020. It is the first phone to be powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset. As of now, there is no phone with that chipset in Nepal and the Mi 11 could be the first when it launches in March.
The phone features a 6.81-inch E4 AMOLED panel with WQHD+ resolution. It has a 120Hz and 480Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate, respectively. This display also has an A+ rating from Display Mate. Users can choose between frosted glass back and vegan leather back. The triple camera setup on the back consists of a 108MP primary camera, 13MP ultra-wide camera, and a 50mm telephoto-macro lens. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera.
Other features include a 4600mAh battery, an in-display fingerprint scanner with heart-monitoring, 55W wired charging, stereo speakers tuned by Harmon Kardon, 5G, NFC, and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Xiaomi Mi 11 is expected to cost around NPR 100,000 for the 8/256GB variant.
Vivo Y1s is a budget device that is already available in India and will make its way to Nepal soon. As with other Vivo products, the design is its main selling point. It has an elegant gradient finish on the 3D curved rear panel. There are two is available in two color options – Olive Black and Aurora Blue.
The phone features a 6.2-inch HD+ panel with a teardrop notch. It boasts a screen-to-body-ratio of 88.6%. Vivo is still sticking with the Helio P35 when other brands have moved onto the better optimized Helio G series. There is a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front.
A 4030mAh battery powers Y1s and there is no fast charging support. Other features include Wi-Fi (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, and OTG via the Micro USB port. We expect the Vivo Y1s to cost around NPR 13,500 in Nepal for the 2/32GB variant.
Samsung Galaxy M12
Moving on, Samsung Galaxy M12 was announced earlier this month and it will soon be available in Nepal. Taking about the specs, it features a 6.5-inch Infinity V display with an HD+ screen. The notch on the display is home to an 8MP selfie camera. At the back, there is a square-shaped camera module. The module encloses a 48MP primary camera, a 5MP ultrawide camera, and two 2MP sensors.
The phone is powered by Exynos 850 that we saw in last year’s Galaxy A21s and features a massive 6,000mAh battery. Other features include 15W fast charging support and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The 4/64GB could cost around NPR 19,000 in Nepal, whereas the higher-end 6/128GB will cost around Rs. 22,500.
Samsung Galaxy M02
Here, the Galaxy M02 is the toned-down version of the M02s that was launched at the start of the year. The phone features a 6.5-inch HD+ panel with an Infinity V notch for the 5MP selfie camera. Similarly, its rear panel is covered with stripes. The pill-shaped camera module is home to the 13MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
The device is powered by MediaTek MT6739W. It packs a massive 5000mAh battery. It will cost around NPR 13,000 for the 2/32GB memory configuration.
Nokia 5.4 is the most advanced phone among HMD Global’s recent releases. It is a successor to last year’s Nokia 5.3. It features a 6.39-inch HD+ display with a punch-hole cutout for a 16MP selfie camera. The rear panel features a similar design to its predecessor. You get a circular camera module housing the quad-camera setup. The setup consists of a 48MP primary camera, a 5MP ultrawide camera, and two 2MP sensors.
The phone has Snapdragon 662 chipset and comes with a stock Android 10 experience. Nokia is also promising two major Android updates and one additional year of software updates. Fueling the phone is a 4,000mAh battery and there is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometrics. Nokia 5.4 could start at NPR 24,000 in Nepal.
Top Upcoming Smartphones in Nepal (Unannounced)
Samsung Galaxy M62
According to our sources, Samsung will rebadge the Flipkart-exclusive Galaxy F62 as M62 for the market outside of India. The highlight of the phone is the Exynos 9825 processor. It’s a two-year-old flagship chipset that was used in 2019’s Galaxy Note 10+. It features a new Laser design on the back and is available in three colors – Black, Blue, and Green.
The phone will feature a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED panel with a circular cutout for the 32MP selfie camera. On the back, the phone will flaunt a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64MP primary camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and two other 5MP sensors. Similarly, Galaxy M62 will have a 7,000mAh battery with support for a 25W charger. Other feature includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Knox security, wired reverse charging, and others. With all this, the Samsung Galaxy M62 is one of the most anticipated upcoming smartphones in Nepal.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
Unlike the Mi 11, the Mi 11 Lite is still awaiting official launch. If the rumors are true, the phone will sport an FHD IPS panel with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. It will be powered by Snapdragon 732G, which looks to be a downgrade from the SD 765G in the Mi 10 Lite. The triple camera setup on the back will house the 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 5MP depth sensor.
Moving on, the phone will feature a 4,150mAh battery and will support a charging speed of up to 33W. The leak suggested that the Mi 11 Lite will cost around VND 7,500,000 for the 6/128GB variant which is approximately NPR 40,000 in Nepalese currency.
Realme 8 series
Display and charging speed were the company’s biggest focus shifting from Realme 6 to Realme 7 series. And, now it looks like the company is turning towards 5G for the Realme 8 series. Last December, a Realme device with model number RMX3092 popped up in a different listing. The phone is said to be the upcoming Realme 8. It will be powered by Dimensity 720 chipset which comes with an integrated 5G modem. Other specs revealed by these certifications are an 8GB RAM variant, 65W fast charger, and Android 10 OS. On the other hand, leaks about the Pro model are still scarce.
Oppo F19 Series
According to the rumors, the Oppo F19 series will be announced in March. It will first land in India but we expect it to be launch in Nepal as well. The information about the upcoming F19 and F19 Pro are still scarce but the rumors suggest that the phones could come with an advanced hybrid zoom technology.
Other than that, we expect Oppo to prioritize design and camera over performance as that has been the case with the earlier iteration. We can expect the Oppo F19 series to come with a sleek body, glossy glass back, and decent cameras.
Vivo V21 Series
Last year’s Vivo V20 was actually an interesting device in the V-lineup in a while. The phone had decent performance and excelled in camera and design aspects. Thus, we are excited to see what Vivo has to offer in its successor. According to reports, the V21 series will be among the 11 smartphones that the company will launch in India by April.
Recently a phone with model number VIVO V2072A was spotted on Google Play Console Listing. Many are claiming it to be part of the Vivo V21 series. According to the listing, the phone has MediaTek Dimensity 1100 5G. The render of the device reveals a dual-selfie camera setup. It has a wide notch as the one in the V20 Pro. The phone features 12GB of RAM and ships with OriginOS based on Android 11.
Top Upcoming Smartphones in Nepal [Summary]
|Smartphones||Expected Price in Nepal|
|Poco M3||NPR 18,500 (4/64GB)|
|NPR 20,500 (4/128GB)|
|Xiaomi Mi 11||NPR 100,000 (8/256GB)|
|Vivo Y1s||NPR 13,500 (2/32GB)|
|Samsung Galaxy M12||NPR 16,999 (3/32GB)|
|NPR 19,499 (4/64GB)|
|NPR 21,999 (6/128GB)|
|Samsung Galaxy M02||NPR 12,000 (2/32GB)|
|Nokia 5.4||NPR 24,000 (4/64GB)|
|NPR 25,500 (6/64GB)|
|Samsung Galaxy M62||NPR 42,499 (6/128GB)|
|NPR 45,599 (8/128GB)|
|Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite||NPR 40,000 (6/128GB)|
|Realme 8 Series||TBA (April)|
|Vivo V21 Series||TBA (April)|
|Oppo F19 Series||TBA (March)|