Upcoming phone launches in India for October 2022: Specs, launch date, and price

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We are in October and will be getting some exciting launches this month. 

Last month saw a lot of action, with more than ten major smartphone launches. The festive season is still here, and many phones will launch in October. 

The big launch everyone is waiting for is the rumoured Jio Phone 5G, which is expected to launch along with the 5G rollout of Jio.

Here are the top smartphones going to launch in October, in the order of launch dates.

Moto G72

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  • Status: Launched
  • Launch date: October 4
  • Expected price: Rs. 18,999

Moto G72 is the latest 4G smartphone from Motorola in India. It comes with a 120Hz POLED display and supports a brightness of 1300nits. 

MediaTek Helio G99 SoC powers the phone. It will come with a 108MP triple camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The phone comes with a near-stock Android 12 experience out of the box. 

Moto G72 was launched in India for a surprisingly high price of Rs. 18,999, which were much more than our expectations for this phone.

Google Pixel 7 series

Pixel 7 series

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  • Status: Launch date scheduled
  • Launch date: October 6
  • Expected price: Rs. 60,000

Google has shockingly revealed that the Pixel 7 series will launch in the Indian market along with the global launch. The launch date is scheduled for October 6, at 9.30 PM

It's been some time since we saw Google's flagship Pixel phones in India. Pixel 3 series was the last one; we only got to experience the budget of a series of smartphones from Google since then. 

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Both the phones were leaked recently, and the rumours point to the phone being powered by a Tensor G2 chipset. Pixel 7 Pro will come with a 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, while Pixel 7 will come with a 90Hz AMOLED display. 

Both phones would get a 50MP primary camera, while the secondary cameras are different. Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 will get identical 12MP ultra-wide cameras, while only Pixel 7 Pro will get a 48MP telephoto camera. There'll be a 10.8MP selfie camera on the front of both phones. 

Xiaomi 12 Lite

Xiaomi 12 Lite

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  • Status: Rumoured
  • Launch date: Not yet announced
  • Expected price: Rs. 23,000

Xiaomi 12 Lite was launched in the global market previously, and it is slated to soon launch in the Indian market. 

It comes with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. It is powered by Snapdragon 778G SoC. 

There is a 108MP triple camera with 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro. On the front, there is a 32MP selfie camera. A 4300mAh battery backs up the device with support for 67W fast charging.

Jio Phone 5G

Jio Phone Next

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  • Status: Rumoured
  • Launch date: Not yet announced
  • Expected price: Rs. 10,000

Jio is rumoured to be launching the Jio Phone 5G along with the rolling out of its 5G services in India. 

It has been leaked to be codenamed Ganga and is supposed to come powered by the Snapdragon 480 5G SoC. It is a budget chipset from Snapdragon that was used in Moto G51, and you could say it is an older SoC. The phone reportedly has a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. 

Further, the phone will come with a 13MP dual camera with a 2MP macro, secondary sensor. On the front, there will be an 8MP front camera. In terms of battery, they would be a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. 

Based on these specifications, the phone would be placed at an affordable price, and it is rumoured to be priced around Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 12,000.

Vivo X80 Pro Plus

vivo x80 pro

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  • Status: Rumoured
  • Launch date: Not yet announced
  • Expected price: Rs. 80,000 

When the Vivo X80 series was launched earlier this year, everyone was wondering where is the Plus variant, Vivo X80 Pro Plus. Now a new report from Gsmarena has claimed that Vivo will be launching Vivo X80 Pro Plus in September globally.

Vivo X80 Pro Plus will be a major upgrade over the previous phone and it won't be an iterative one. It is expected to come with Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and the rumours suggest that the phone will be coming with a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor as primary and a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL JN2 sensor as secondary. 

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Abhijith S
Tech Journalist

Abhijith specialises in phones, computing and everything Tech at Techradar. He is based out of Kerala. He has been writing about Tech since 2013, on his own blog. He also used to host a YouTube channel about phones.