The lights have dimmed, the music has mellowed down, and as the chaos that engulfed the last couple of months is slowly smoking away. The two showstoppers take centre stage, each showcasing the flavour of the season in their own unique styles, have entered the building. Put your hands together for the reigning triple camera queens:
OnePlus 7T - Minimalist, yet classy
The difference between a classy ensemble and a loud one lies in its simplicity, choice of colours, and the general fit. For a smart phone, this translates to minimalist design, subtle but attractive colours and performance that puts competitors to shame. The much-awaited festive release from OnePlus -- the 7T seems to have got it right. Cashing in on the season's obsession with camera specs, the 7T comes with a triple back camera that includes a 48 MP primary, an ultra-wide and a telephoto camera, all of which is tastefully placed in a large halo ring right above the OnePlus logo. With smooth edges and an all-around metal hand-feel, the device claims to come with a screen that is 38% more responsive than its predecessors. With HDR 10+ and optimized modes for video stabilization, the 7T is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor.
The 6.55 inches device comes with a 90 Hz screen refresh rate, a special chromatic reading mode as well as an optimized gaming mode that leverages its Haptik vibration motor and stereo speakers. For Rs. 37,999 (8 GB + 128 GB) and Rs. 39,999 (8 GB + 256 GB), the 7T is the best showstopper of the season. However, you might also want to check out the OnePlus 7T Pro, if you are looking for an even better gaming experience, a more immersive screen and a more subtle camera module design. The 7T Pro starts at Rs. 53,999.
Nokia 7.2 - Say halo to Nordic design
The second showstopper of the season is an old-timer that has reinvented its style to suit millennial sensibilities. Powered by its Nordic design thinking and craftsmanship advantage, its latest entrant into the Indian market is the perfect mix of style and camera excellence. The Nokia 7.2 is the company's first triple camera phone, with advanced Zeiss optics.
The back camera module is a tastefully created halo that houses a 48 MP primary, 8 MP ultra-wide and 5 MP depth sensor, along with a 20 MP front camera. This time around, Nokia's collaboration with Zeiss has resulted in three new Bokeh modes -- Swirl, Smooth and Modern, each with a signature blur and AI powered depth-sensing to make the subject stand out. The Nokia 7.2 comes with a 6.3 inches display with a special visual processor, always-on HDR and a dedicated Google Assistant button. Powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, the Nokia 7.2 carries on the legacy of using AI for low-light photography and power optimization. Since it is an Android One device, the 7.2 comes with guaranteed and on-time updates from Google. This festive season, buy the Nokia 7.2 if you want to own a triple-lens champion from a trusted brand that takes its design game seriously. It is priced at Rs. 18,599 (4 GB + 64 GB) and Rs. 19,599 (6 GB + 64 GB).