Appraisal season is here. Before going any further, we wish all of you the very best and hope you get kickass raises and maybe a promotion or two. Because you’re really going to want to keep some dough aside to splurge on one (or more) of these 10 amazing smartphones that are hitting the market in April. Take your pick from this list. You’re welcome! 

Note: Some of the images in the article may be concepts or renders and the finished products may have slightly different features or appearances.  

1. Realme 3 Pro

Tech-heads have been waiting for this one for a bit. And for good reason. It’s going to be packing the advanced Snapdragon 675 processor and will most likely include the Sony IMX 586 sensor for its camera. This phone is being touted as a flagship killer-killer, taking aim directly at the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Let’s see how that turns out!

2. Redmi 7

Xiaomi released the 7th generation of the Redmi smartphone in China. The phone is a firecracker of a package with good specifications and features priced at a very aggressive point. Think around Rs. 7,000 rupees aggressive. It has a 6.3 inch HD+ display with a dot notch. It runs on a Snapdragon 632 processor and is powered by a 4000 mAh battery. It comes with Android Pie out of the box and has a dual camera setup at the back.

3. Huawei P30

Huawei has seen better days. But they are not easily deterred or demotivated. They have recently unveiled two much hyped phones, the Huawei P30 & P30 Pro. The Huawei P30 is going to be exclusively available via Amazon in India. The smartphone runs on a 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor. It has an AMOLED display, so the screen is brilliant for sure. It goes fancy with an in-screen fingerprint scanner too. It has a triple camera setup at the back and supports fast charging. Not bad. Not bad at all.

4. Huawei P30 Pro

The Huawei P30 Pro ups the feature game on its sibling with a Leica quad camera setup on the rear with 10X Hybrid Zoom. Like its sibling, the P30 Pro will also be available in India via Amazon India. The smartphone can capture low light shots with AIS and maximum ISO rating of 409,600 on P30 Pro. So if you’re someone who lives to click that perfect shot or selfie, this one’s for you. You won’t have to worry about running out of juice either, because this puppy comes with 40W wired fast charging and 15W Qi wireless fast charging.

5. Samsung Galaxy A90

Samsung has a whole bouquet of wonderful launches planned for April. One to really watch out for is the A90, which is going to be unveiled on April 10. A high-end smartphone, it’s going to have a bezel less display and a pop up selfie camera.It’s rumoured that it will be powered by the very potent Exynos 9710 octa-core chipset for some serious processing power.

6. Nokia 9

Nokia will always have a soft corner in every Indian’s heart. Now that they’re making Android powered smartphones with great features, they’ll be finding their way back into our pockets soon enough again. This one stands out because it carries the “Pureview” moniker and justifies that tag with a penta-camera setup. That’s right, this phone is going to have 5 ZEISS lenses; three BGR lenses and two monochrome lenses. As a cherry on top, the phone will run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Overkill? Certainly not. Bring it on, Nokia!

7. OPPO Reno

OPPO will unveil a new smartphone series called Reno on April 10. It is speculated that it will feature the much-hyped 10X loss-less zoom technology. The talk in the town is that the Reno will have variants running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 710 chipsets respectively. The periscope styled 10X lossless zoom camera is going to be a proprietary feature in the upcoming OPPO Reno smartphones.

8. Xiaomi Mi A3

The Xiaomi Mi A2 sold like hot cakes here in India. So it comes as no surprise that there are rumours floating around that Xiaomi will soon launch the Mi A2 successor, the next Xiaomi Android One smartphone. The “Mi 9X” is expected to be rebadged as the Mi A3 in India, and leaks suggest it will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner and triple rear cameras. It’s going to run on a Snapdragon 675 chip with the 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor. Expect it to retail between 16,000 to 18,000 Rupees. For these specs, it’s an outright bargain.

9. Samsung Galaxy A40

The A90 is not the only Galaxy A smartphone coming here. The A40 will follow close behind. The Samsung Galaxy A40 will come with a 5.9-inch full HD+ AMOLED Infinity-U display, dual rear camera setup with a combination of 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. It’s going to be powered by Samsung’s own in-house Exynos 7885 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage running on Android 9.0 Pie.

Here’s to a very smart April!