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Upcoming Smartphones in Nepal

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We will be listing all the smartphones as soon as we know their status of future availability in Nepal. If you are waiting to buy a phone or going to buy a phone, it would be wise to check this list frequently to see if any interesting new products are coming into Nepal.

The smartphone market keeps getting updates. Almost on a daily basis. There are swarms of new smartphones being released regularly whether it be from the big players like Samsung, HuaweiXiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and the new brands like UMIDIGI etc. Keeping track of every phone that is possibly going to hit the market is virtually impossible.

Every phone takes at least a while to be released in the Nepali market after its international launch. But there will be rumors regarding which phones will be released next. So, we have compiled a list of upcoming smartphones in Nepal. These are the smartphones that will soon hit the Nepali market.

Upcoming Mobiles in Nepal Expected Price
VIVO S1 Pro TBD
VIVO V19 TBD
Huawei Y9s TBD
Xiaomi Note 10 TBD

Upcoming Smartphones in Nepal


VIVO S1 Pro

The VIVO S1 Pro has a pretty stylish design. The front is not flashy at all; it just has the plain water-drop notch with a teeny tiny notch. The rear, on the other hand, is rather flamboyant. Especially the diamond-shaped cut-out for the quad-camera array is quite eye-catching.

It’s not just the design that’s appealing about the device. The phone’s 6.38” FHD+ AMOLED screen is quite a sight for the eye as well. One of the major perks of having the AMOLED screen is the in-display fingerprint sensor. By itself, the sensor looks quite fast and smooth as well. The animation produced on unlocking the phone by fingerprint sensor seems neat too.

Under the hood, the phone features a Snapdragon 665 SoC. The processor is coupled with an 8/128GB internals. The processor is quite alright and there’s no flexibility in the storage section, which is a slight bummer, in my opinion. On the surface, the phone runs on Android 9 with Funtouch 9.2 on top.

Moving on to the quad-camera array, the rear setup is entirely centered around the 48MP primary sensor. Aside from the 48MP, the array consists of an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP dedicated macro camera. Hiding in the water-drop notch is a 32MP selfie camera as well.

Finally, we have a huge 4500mAh battery life that powers the device easily for a day. In addition, we also have the 18W fast charge which can get the phone charged up in no time at all.

VIVO S1 Pro Key Specifications

    • Display: Super AMOLED, 6.38 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
    • Chipset: Snapdragon 665 SoC
    • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
    • GPU: Adreno 610
    • Internals: 128GB 8GB RAM; microSD, up to 256 GB
    • Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
      8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
      2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
      2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor  
    • Front Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm
    • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9.2
    • Battery: Non-removable 4500 mAh battery; Fast battery charging 18W

VIVO S1 Pro Price: TBD

Pros Cons
Aesthetic Design
Great Display
Better camera system

VIVO Y19

Vivo Y19 has a 6.53 inches IPS LCD screen with a screen resolution of 1080*2340. Y19 has a water drop style notch on the front and a gradient finish on the back. The phone looks quite similar to the Vivo S1 which is already available in the market.

Vivo Y19 rocks a triple camera setup on the rear. While the triple camera setup is common, it has a 2MP macro lens instead of the depth sensor that we can find on the S1. Except that, it’s a similar setup as that of Vivo S1. There’s a main 16MP Sensor ( f/1.8, (wide), PDAF) and an 8MP Ultra-wide-angle sensor ( f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)).

Vivo Y19 comes with Mediatek’s Helio P65 chipset. The same chipset on the Vivo S1 performs fairly well as we found out in our review. In terms of memory, the Vivo Y19 has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. This is the only variant available so far and it comes in two colors: Spring White and Magnetic Black.

Another USP of Vivo Y19 is its huge 5000mAh battery which is backed up with 18W fast charging support. The fingerprint scanner is rear-mounted and it supports face unlock as well.

Vivo Y19 Key Specifications

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P65 Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Processor
  • Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD display
  • Resolution: 1080×2340 pixels
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM/128GB ROM can be expanded up to 256GB
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera Rear Setup // 16 MP, f/1.78, 13mm (ultrawide), PDAF // 8 MP, f/2.2, (wide) // 2 MP, f/2.4, macro sensor
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Front Camera: Single 16MP front camera at f 2.0 and video: [email protected]
  • Battery: Non-removable 5000 mAh battery, Fast Charge 18W
  • Security: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock

VIVO Y19 Price in Nepal: TBD

Pros Cons
Good Camera Setup Okay-ish Design
Large RAM and Storage Average Display
Huge Battery and Quick Charge support

Huawei Y9s

The design of the Huawei Y9s is pretty much the standard mid-range type. It’s got glass on the front as well as the back with aluminum frames on the sides. The rear is fairly clean with just the vertical triple cameras on the left side. What about the fingerprint sensor? Well, they’re physical sensors that are side-mounted.

The phone is quite tall with its 6.59” FullView IPS LCD screen with an FHD+ resolution. The best part about the screen is that there is no notch at all! The front camera is placed under the retractable pop-up mechanism.

Under the hood, the phone hides a Kirin 710F processor paired with 6/128GB internals. Considering the processor, the performance of the device should be good in my opinion. The phone runs on EMUI 9.1 on top of Android 9. The phone does support google apps entirely so, no worries on that part. Personally, not a huge fan of the EMUI interface and would skip on it entirely if given the choice.

Moving on, the phone features a rear triple camera layout with the 48MP sensor in the spotlight. In addition, the 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor back up the primary sensor pretty well. As mentioned earlier, there’s a 16MP selfie camera on the pop-up mechanism.

Finally, the phone features a respectable 4000 mAh battery. The battery life is quite remarkable but the same cannot be said for the charger. The phone does not support fast charging and comes with a 10W charger right out of the box. Charging this phone is going to be a painful waiting process.

Huawei Y9s Specifications

  • Display: 6.59″ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)
  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
  • Primary Camera: Triple: 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF

8MP f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth sensor)

  • Secondary Camera: Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.2
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery, 10W Standard Charging

Huawei Y9s Price in Nepal:  TBD

Pros Cons
Good Camera Setup Okay-ish Design
No Fast Charging

Xiaomi Note 10

The Mi note 10’s design is pretty much what you’d expect from a flagship device. The phone does have glass around the front and back with the frontal edges curving perfectly to meet the rear glass. The vertical penta camera setup does look neat but feels a little out of place when compared to other fancy flagship camera bumps.

The Mi Note 10 sports a massive 6.47” Super AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution. The phone does seem to have a small drop-down notch for front camera which is quite unexpected on this device. Under the hood, the phone will house a Snapdragon 730G processor paired with 6/8GB RAM and a flexible 64/128/256GB internal storage. On the surface, the phone will run MIUI 11 on top of Android 9.

The main highlight of the phone is obviously the Penta camera setup centered around 108MP primary sensor. The Mi Note 10 will have a 5MP telephoto which, coupled with the digital zoom, can get as high as 50x. Other than that, the phone will also include a 20MP ultrawide and 2MP macro lens.

Last but not the least, is the monstrous 5270mAh battery life. The battery is quite impressive but more impressive is maybe the 30W fast charger. Xiaomi claims that it can charge more faster than any other 30W charger on the market.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Specifications

  • Display: 6.47 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors (~87.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~398 ppi density), 600 nits max brightness, HDR 10
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11
  • Penta Camera: 108 MP (7P lens), f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.0, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom + 5 MP (upscaled to 8MP), f/2.0, (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 5x optical zoom + 20 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, Laser AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
  • Secondary Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120/240fps, [email protected]
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5260 mAh battery, Fast battery charging 30W (58% in 30 min., 100% in 65 min.)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, In-Display fingerprint, Gyro, Compass

Xiaomi Mi Note 10: TBD

Pros Cons
Flagship Specifications
Best Camera Setup
Humongous battery and 30W Fast Charging

These aren’t the only smartphones that are going to be released of course. There are a lot more out there. However, the above-listed smartphones are the ones we thought were important to cover.

We will be listing all the smartphones as soon as we know their status of future availability in Nepal. If you are waiting to buy a phone or going to buy a phone, it would be wise to check this list frequently to see if any interesting new products are coming into Nepal.

One of them may catch your eye, or a newer model of a phone may take the price of an older model down. So, make this list your goto to make a wise purchasing decision, and we will be updating this list constantly to help you do just that.




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