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Upcoming phone launches in India for October 2021: Specs, launch date, and price

Motorola Edge 20 Pro
(Image credit: Future)

Smartphone launches in the month of October will not be as busy as we’d witness in the month of September. With most smartphones launched in the previous month going on sale for the first time during October, we have only a handful of devices that are expected to launch. 

Motorola will launch its flagship Moto Edge 20 Pro on the first day of the month. Asus, which has been teasing the launch of the compact flagship, Asus 8z is also expected to launch in October after more than four months of wait. 

Realme has confirmed to bring the Realme GT Neo 2 to India and Micromax is also gearing up to release a new budget phone. Here is the list of all the phones that are launching in India this October along with their expected specs, release date, and expected price. 

Moto Edge 20 Pro

  • Status: Confirmed
  • Launch date: October 1
  • Price: Around Rs 40,000 (expected)

(Image credit: Future)

In August, the Moto Edge 20 and Moto Edge 20 Fusion devices were unveiled. In October, the Moto Edge 20 Pro will be launched in India. The Moto Edge 20 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 and sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ 10-bit OLED with a 144Hz screen refresh rate

In terms of optics, the Moto Edge 20 Pro sports a 108MP main camera, an 8MP periscope camera with 5x optical and up to 50x digital zoom, and a 16MP ultra-wide angle shooter. The selfies are handled by a 32MP shooter on the front. Lastly, the Moto Edge 20 Pro comes with a 4,500mAh battery coupled with a 30W fast charger. 

Motorola Edge 20 Pro review

Moto E40

Moto E40

(Image credit: Flipkart)
  • Status: Confirmed
  • Launch date: October 12
  • Price: Around Rs 10,000

Motorola will be adding a new device in the affordable E series, the Moto E40. Ahead of the launch, the company has already revealed the specs of the device on Flipkart. The Moto E40 will come with a 90Hz punch-hole screen, 48MP triple camera system, and it will be powered by Unisoc T700 processor. 

Further, the phone will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Other features of the device includes IP52 water resistance rating, Google Assistant button, and a big 5,000mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner. 

Realme GT Neo 2

(Image credit: Realme)
  • Status: Confirmed
  • Launch date: October
  • Price: Around Rs 30,000 (expected)

The successor to the Realme GT Neo, the GT Neo 2 was unveiled a few weeks back in China and Realem’s CEO has confirmed that the phone will launch in India soon. The Realme GT Neo was launched as Realme X7 Max in India and now that the company is done with the X series, we expect the GT Neo 2 without any change in the moniker. 

The Realme GT Neo 2 comes with a 6.62-inch E4 AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1300 units of peak brightness. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 870 chipset with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. In terms of optics, the Realme GT Neo 2 features a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro shooter. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera as well. The phone is backed by a big 5,000mAh battery with a 65W fast charging solution. 

Realme GT Neo 2 launch in India teased

Asus 8Z

  • Status: Expected
  • Launch date: October
  • Price: Around Rs 50,000 (expected)

(Image credit: Asus)

After being pushed back by at least four months in India now, the Asus 8Z is finally expected to launch in India in the month of October. The Asus Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip launched globally in May are expected to arrive in India as the Asus 8Z and 8Z Flip. Although, there is no word on the Flip version for now. 

The Asus 8Z will be a compact Android flagship smartphone with a smaller screen, but flagship-grade specs. The Asus 8Z Flip on the other hand is a top-of-the-line flagship phone with flip cameras. Both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor. 

The Asus 8Z comes with a 5.9-inch Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED display and sports a 64MP + 12MP dual rear camera and a 12MP selfie shooter. The device is backed by a 4000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. 

The Asus 8Z Flip comes with a 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide and an 8MP telephoto lens. The same camera also flips and can be used for selfies. The device is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 30W charging support. 

Asus 8z price in India, launch date and availability

Micromax In Note 1 Pro

  • Status: Expected
  • Launch date: September
  • Price: Around Rs 15,000 (expected)

(Image credit: Micromax)

Micromax In Note 1 Pro was spotted on Geekbench recently revealing some of the key specs of the device. The device was spotted with MediaTek Helio G90 chipset along with 4GB RAM and Android 10 OS.  A few months back in an interview, Micromax had confirmed that it was working on a smartphone with a 90Hz refresh rate and 6GB of RAM. 


Here are some of the smartphones expected to launch: 

  • Vivo V23 series
  • Nokia G50

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Srivatsa Ramesh

Srivatsa is a prolific writer who spearheads the core writing team on tech news, buying guides, reviews, and all gadget articles. He is passionate about technology.