Top 10 Smartphones Pakistanis Googled in 2020

Yesterday Google unveiled its annual ‘Year in Search Pakistan’. It basically lists what everyone in Pakistan is searching for on Google across different categories including movies, people, Coronavirus, trending events and occasions, and smartphones.

Among the top 10 smartphones searched for in Pakistan in 2020, the highest number of searches were for Huawei’s Y9a, which is a shocker since the company has been losing sales and popularity in the region due to the lack of Google apps and services.

The list was almost completely dominated by Chinese smartphones, with no Samsung or Nokia in sight. Other than 2 Huawei phones, there were 4 different Vivo phones, 2 Infinix phones and the Oppo F17 Pro.

It is not surprising that there were no high-end flagships (save iPhone 12) on the list. Instead, the most searched smartphones belong either to the upper entry-level tier (from PKR 15,000 to 26,000) or the mid-range tier (from PKR 40,000 to 60,000).

Here are more details of the most searched smartphones in 2020.

Huawei Y9a

The smartphone was launched in September at the IFA 2020 event. It is a tweaked version of the Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus that debuted in China a while ago.

Huawei Y9a comes with a pop-up selfie cam, a Mate 30-inspired camera aisle with a quad-sensor camera setup, MediaTek Dimensity 720 chip, and a 4200 mAh battery with 40W fast charging.

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Specifications

  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz Octa-core
  • GPU: Arm Mali-G52 MC2
  • OS: Android 10, EMUI 10.1 (No GMS)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.3-inch IPS LCD with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6GB, 8GB
    • Internal: 128GB UFS 2.1
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
    • Front:16 MP
  • Fingerprint sensor: side-mounted
  • Battery: 4,200 mAh, 40W fast charging
  • Price: PKR 43,999

Infinix Note 7

Launched in April this year, Infinix Note 7 focuses on providing consumers with a high value for money. The smartphone comes with a huge 6.95-inch display, Helio G70 SoC with 6GB RAM, a 48 MP rear camera system, and a 5000 mAh battery. Like most Infinix phones, this smartphone also targets Gen Z.

Specifications

  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G70
  • CPU: 2.0GHz Octa-core
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • OS: Android 10.0, XOS 6.0
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.95-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1640 pixels
  • Storage:
    • RAM: 6GB
    • Internal: 128GB
    • Card Slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Main: 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + low light camera
    • Front: 16MP
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Side-mounted
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, 18W fast charging
  • Price: PKR 25,999

Vivo V20

This upper mid-range smartphone was launched by the BBK-owned Vivo in September this year. Design-wise the smartphone takes after the Vivo X50 series.

Internally, it is powered by the Snapdragon 720 SoC and is equipped with a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with an old-school notch that houses a dual-sensor selfie camera. At the back, it flaunts a triple sensor camera system sitting on a left mounted rectangular camera bump.

Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • CPU: 2.4 GHz Octa-core
  • GPU: Adreno 620
  • OS: Android 10, Fun Touch OS
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Display:
    • 6.44-inch AMOLED, 1080p resolution, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Internal: 128GB, UFS 2.1
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Triple): 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
    • Front (Dual): 44MP + 8MP
  • Fingerprint sensor: In-display
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh, 33W fast charging
  • Price: PKR 59,999

iPhone 12

Sitting in fourth place is the iPhone 12, the most anticipated smartphone of the year globally. Marking its biggest roster expansion this year, Apple announced four new iPhones dubbed the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. However, amongst them, the iPhone 12 seems to have dominated Google searches in the region.

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Aesthetically, the smartphone is an amalgam of the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 4. It is powered by the company’s latest A14 Bionic SoC, touted as the ‘fastest chip in a smartphone’.

Specifications

  • CPU: Hexa-core
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
  • Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
  • OS: iOS 14
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Display:
    • Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 625 nits, 1200 nits (peak), 6.1 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
  • Memory:
    • 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Camera
    • Primary: 12 MP + 12 MP
    • Selfie: 12 MP + 3D
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,
  • Battery: Li-Ion, non-removable
  • Price: ~ PKR 189,000

Infinix Hot 9

Another Infinix smartphone that made it to the list is the Hot 9 featuring a Samsung S20-like design, Helio P35 chipset, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB onboard storage, Quad-sensor rear camera setup, and a 5000 mAh battery.

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Specifications

  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio P35
  • OS: Android 10, XOS 6
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.6-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64GB,128GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear: 16 MP + 2MP + 2MP + depth sensor
    • Front: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Price: PKR 17,999

Oppo F17 Pro

Featuring an iPhone 11-inspired designed, the Oppo F17 Pro was launched in September this year. The mid-range handset comes with a 6.43-inch AMOLED panel, MediaTek Helio P95 chipset with 8 GB RAM, and 128 GB storage, Color OS 7.2 based on Android 10, and a quad-sensor rear camera setup.

Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: PowerVR GM9446
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio P95 (12 nm)
  • OS: Android 10.0, ColorOS 7.2
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display:
    • Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 6.43 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
  • Memory
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
    • Selfie: 16 MP + 2 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (in-display)
  • Battery: 4000 mAh (30W charging)
  • Price: PKR 51,999

Vivo S1

Since its launch last year, Vivo S1 is considered one of the most stylish mid-range smartphones available. The design-oriented smartphone comes with a  triple-lens primary camera, Super AMOLED display, in-display fingerprint sensor, and 128GB of storage.

Initially, it was launched in only one memory variant with 6 GB RAM. However, a few months after the launch a budget-friendly 4 GB variant was also announced.

Specifications

  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio P65
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • OS: Android 9, Funtouch 9
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.38 inches Super AMOLED, 1080 x 3240 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~404 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Quad): 16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
    • Front: 32 MP
  • Fingerprint sensor: In-display
  • Battery: 4500 mAh, 18W Fast Charging
  • Price: PKR 36,000

Vivo Y20

In August this year, Vivo launched its Y20 series as a budget-friendly option for teenagers and elderly citizens who don’t have high processing power requirements. The Vivo Y20 has a typical Vivo mid-range aesthetic with a rectangular camera bump, waterdrop notch display, thin bezels, and a paint job that mimics light rays. It is powered by the Snapdragon 460 topped with 4 GB RAM.

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Specifications

  • Chipset:Qualcomm SM4250 Snapdragon 460 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • OS: Android 10, Funtouch 10.5
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.51 inches IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Quad): 13MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
    • Front: 8 MP
  • Fingerprint sensor: side-mounted
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, 18W Fast Charging
  • Price: PKR 25,999

Vivo Y51

In September this year, Vivo launched the Vivo Y51 smartphone as the perfect blend of style and technology. The smartphone features a chic diamond-shaped camera bump housing a 48MP AI Quad Rear Camera. It is powered by the 11 nm Snapdragon 665 SoC and is available in three colors: Mystic Black, Jazzy Blue, Dreamy White.

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Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • OS: Android 10, Funtouch 10
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.38 inches Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~404 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Quad): 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
    • Front: 16 MP
  • Fingerprint sensor: in-display
  • Battery: 4500 mAh, 18W Fast Charging
  • Price: PKR 36,999

Huawei Y6P

Rounding up the top 10 is the Huawei Y6P launched in June this year. It is an upper-entry level smartphone with a  6.3-inch LCD, 64GB storage, 3GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 655 SoC, and a triple sensor rear camera setup.

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Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • OS: Android 10, EMUI 10.1, No GMS
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.3 inches IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~278 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Quad): 13 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP
    • Front: 8 MP
  • Fingerprint sensor: rear-mounted
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Price: PKR 20,000



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