Top phones launched in July 2022: Nothing Phone (1), OnePlus Nord 2T, Redmi K50i, and more

The month of July saw tons of new phone launches in the country. The list includes the OnePlus Nord 2T, Nothing Phone (1), Redmi K50i, Vivo T1X, and OPPO Reno8 series, among others. Here’s a roundup of all the top smartphones that went official in India in July 2022, along with their prices and specifications.

Top Smartphones Launched in India in July 2022

Nothing Phone (1)

The device that has been most anticipated over the last few months has to be the Nothing Phone (1). The phone includes certain market-first features and falls into the premium mid-range category. The phone flaunts a 6.55-inch Full HD+ 10-bit OLED panel that supports a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, HDR10+ certification, and a 1200 nits peak brightness. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC with Adreno 642L GPU. The phone is being offered in three variants with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS3.1 storage.

Nothing Phone (1)

On the optics front, it features a dual 50MP camera setup with OIS, EIS, and a 16MP selfie snapper up front. The handset packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging and 15W Qi wireless charging. Additional features on the Phone (1) include an in-display fingerprint scanner, Android 12 out of the box, WiFi 6, Reverse wireless charging, facial recognition, dual stereo speakers, and an IP53 rating. The Nothing Phone (1) starts at Rs 31,999.

Read our review here.

Google Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 6a has been the month’s second-most anticipated gadget. The phone has a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display with an HDR certification, a 60Hz refresh rate, and features like an always-on display. It only comes in a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration and is driven by the company’s own Tensor SoC.

The phone sports a dual camera system on the rear that combines a 12.2MP wide camera and a 12MP ultra-wide lens, while an 8MP snapper up front takes care of the selfies. A 4,306mAh battery with 18W fast charging powers the Pixel 6a, which also has an in-display fingerprint reader, IP67 protection, Android 12L out of the box, a Titan M2 security chip, 100 GB of Google One cloud storage, and many more features. The Pixel 6a is priced at Rs 43,990 in India.

Redmi K50i

The Redmi K50i, the brand’s newest performance-based smartphone, is also the most affordable Dimensity 8100 SoC-powered device. The phone packs a 6.6-inch Full-HD+ LCD panel with a 144Hz variable refresh rate, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ certification, and a 270Hz touch sampling rate. It has a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC and comes in two versions with up to 256GB of UFS3.1 storage and up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

On the imaging front, the phone gets a triple camera setup on the rear with a main 64MP sensor, which is assisted by an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, we get a 16MP selfie snapper. Additional features on K50i include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a high impedance 3.5mm audio jack, dual-stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos, Liquid cooling 2.0 technology, an IR blaster, and much more. A relatively sizable 5,080mAh battery powers the phone and supports 67W fast charging. The Redmi K50i starts at Rs 25,999 and goes up to Rs 28,999.

Read our review here.

OnePlus Nord 2T

The well-liked Nord 2 has a mid-refresh with the OnePlus Nord 2T. The phone features a 6.43-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED panel that still retains a 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ certification, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC and comes in either 8GB RAM/128GB storage or the top-end 12GB RAM and 256GB storage option.


The Nord 2T has a triple camera arrangement on the back, which consists of a primary 50MP sensor with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. Selfies and video calls are handled via the front-facing 32MP camera. It contains features like an in-display fingerprint sensor, dual stereo speakers, an Alert slider, and a sizable 4,500mAh battery with support for 80W SuperVOOC fast charging. It runs the most recent Oxygen OS 12.1 release based on Android 12 out of the box. The OnePlus Nord 2T starts at Rs 28,999.

Read our review here.

OPPO Reno8 Series

After much teasing, OPPO finally announced their Reno8 series in the country. The two models Reno8 and the Reno8 Pro carry the same design language but differ in the internals. The Reno8 has a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC and is available with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

On the other hand, the OPPO Reno8 Pro packs a 6.7-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification. It is powered by the Dimensity 8100 SoC and is available with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

OPPO Reno8

On the optics front, the Reno8 gets a triple camera setup on the rear with a main 50MP sensor which is coupled with a 2MP B/W and a 2MP macro sensor. Selfies on the phone are handled by a 32MP camera. The Reno8 Pro also has a triple camera setup with a main 50MP sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. It also gets the same 32MP sensor on the front as the vanilla model. The Pro also gets access to the MariSiliconX chip, OPPO’s in-house chip for imaging. Both phones are juiced by a 4,500mAh battery that supports 80W SuperVOOC fast charging. The Reno8 Pro price in India starts at Rs 45,999.

Read our review here.

I live T1X

Continuing their T1 lineup, Vivo launched the T1X, the company’s latest budget smartphone. It packs a 6.58-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor paired with Adreno 610 GPU and comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.


The Vivo T1X sports two cameras: an 8MP sensor up front for selfies and a 50MP main sensor on the back with super night mode and a 2MP macro lens. The phone also has a 4-layer heat-dissipating cooling system, Android 12 out of the box with FunTouch OS, VEG (Vivo Energy Guardian) technology, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging . Vivo T1X starts at Rs 11,999.



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