Android Phones have won the hearts and minds of people what with a large number of users liking their versatile interface and immense capabilities. After the summer holidays, the manufacturers would be rushing into launch their best mobiles phones in the market. So, let’s go ahead and try to figure out the gladiators that will seamlessly become the latest heartthrobs of the masses.
Samsung Galaxy J8 and J8 prime:
Samsung’s well-to-do midrange smartphone J7 prime appeased it’s fans in 2017. It was one of the most popular mid-range phones in this year. But the only thing it lacked was a fingerprint scanner. Samsung J8 is lined up already for the late 2017 or early 2018 and hopefully this time with a biometric scanner. We are also expecting an upgrade in the chipset viz. Snapdragon 615 and a slight upgrade in battery to cope-up with. (That is 4000mAh). But the prominent show have to be it’s price. Will it be able to lock horns with Xiaomi’s pocket-friendly yet pretty powerful phones?
Xiaomi Redmi 4s and 4s prime
Xiaomi phones are already rocketing up the markets for their ultra affordable prices and up-to-date specifications. The thriving demand of Redmi 4A is a corroboration of this statement. Xiaomi might be planning to launch 4s and 4s prime which will be successor to the existing Redmi 3s and 3s prime phones. We are expecting an upgrade in it’s build quality, camera and of course it’s chipset. It is also rumoured to feature best-ever display in ₹10,000 phones range.
Lenovo bendoo (Official name unannounced)
Recently, a video showing the bendable display technology was viral on social-media. It featured a tablet which was flexible enough to be bent into a dual-display phablet and a phone which was bent to a wearable smartwatch. We might see lenovo to launch this technological miracle in the near-future. If that happens, it has to be the best-in-class smartphone which might even overtake Iphone’s sales.
Nokia has made a comeback in the smartphone market with it’s Nokia 6. Now it’s time for the company to enter mid-range pocket-friendly smartphone market. Well, that’s what D1C is about. The phone comes with a 5.5 inches full HD display, an octa-core snapdragon 435 chipset and the highest front camera resolution (16MP) for Nokia. A 3000mAh capacity battery, 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM are some of the speculated specifications of the phone.The phone is foreseen to be announced in July this year with a price tag of almost ₹13000.
Although HTC has been off the charts lately, this time they are coming up with a new edge-sense technology. This tech features a pressure sensitive body(edges) which will sense the squeeze and will respond to the gestures assigned. Wait that’s not all in the box. This phone is also featuring a 3d sound surround tech. That is it will record and play the audio in real 3d. Speaking of performance, it comes with a snapdragon 835 chipset and a 3500mAh battery. The camera also is one of the most efficient smart phone cameras we already have seen with OIS,DXOMARK and what not. The price is not clear yet, but it’s definitely will be a flagship from HTC.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Mi mix 2 is likely to feature a 6.4 inches extra large bezel less display running on android Marshmallow and boasting a quad core snapdragon 835 chipset with 6GB of RAM paired with 128GB of internal storage. With a 4500 mAh battery capacity support for fast charging is a must. Which is why Mi Mix 2 comes with Qualcomm fast charging along with a USB type-c port. The phone is expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2018 and the price rumoured is around ₹40000.
Motorola Moto E4
Motorola’s Moto E series has been quite successful in the market given it’s price and performance. Motorola is looking forward to launch the successor of Moto E3 in coming August 2015. The phone will be featuring a metal body, a 5.5 inches fHD display, a 12 megapixel rear shooter paired with 8 megapixel front facing camera. Running on Android v7.0 , it comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage.
LeEco Cool Changer 1C
Leeco has been working on a new device lately, called Cool changer 1C. This smartphone will have a user-changeable body coming with over 35 options. Talking about what’s comes inside, it’s packed with an octa core Mediatek MT6737M processor and 3GB of RAM. It has a 13 MP rear camera and a 8 MP front camera. Also featuring 32 GB of internal memory and 4000 mAh battery. The expected price of the phone is around ₹11000.
Google pixel 2
The search engine giant has already created a benchmark by giving birth to one of very few elite smartphones of the market namely google pixel and now it’s once again planning to take the fans with a bow with it’s new variant. The upcoming pixel is rumoured to have very high-end specifications. Talking about special features, it might come up with best dual camera setup in the market. It will be completely dust and waterproof. Boasting an iris scanner and improved version of existing Google assistant. The release date is not clear yet although we are speculating it’s price to be around ₹70000.
Like its predecessors, the latest offering from Galaxy Xiaomi Mi 6 will pack more punch as far as the features are concerned. It will incorporate the improvements over the Mi 5 version. According to the unconfirmed sources, the phone will display 5.2 inch UHD screen with a resolution of 4K pixels. It will deliver crystal clear pictures with adequate facility for lighting. Xiaomi Mi6 will have Qualcomm snapdragon octa processor with a 2.5 GHz clock speed.
As per the rumours, the resolution of the rear camera would be 23 MP and for the front end, it might display a range of 7 to 10 MP. It would display impeccable performance as far as the display of high-end games is concerned along with the streaming of the high definition movies.
LG always played catch up to the Samsung Brand but it beat the big brother in providing vital functionalities in the phone such as detachable micro SD slots and removable batteries. Another important attribute in the G6 would be a metallic frame that will make the product look aesthetically appealing.
LG G6 would be having a front camera of 7 megapixels along with rear delivering a performance of 24 Mega Pixels. Available in black, blue, copper and white colours, the phone may become the cynosure of all eyes. In addition, G6 would have bendable display accompanied by Corning Gorilla Glass and fingerprint scanner. Memory is configured in the slabs of 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB internal memory that could be later on increased to 128 GB for storing lots of data.
HTC nexus 2016
It is rumored that HTC would be partnering with Google to release nexus 2016. It would not be very stylish but might boast of latest Android operation controlling the hardware. With a small screen size of 5.5 inches, the display features would be seeing a 0.2-inch reduction. As HTC and Google are reputed companies, they might opt for Quad Core processor with 2 GHz clock speed and the capability to transfer 64-bit data. It would also have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner to ensure authentication of information. Battery configuration might lie in the vicinity of 2770 mAh with a long standby time.
One Plus 4
One plus company is reputed for providing top of the range hardware with mid-range prices. The 4th version of the smartphone will sport the same screen size of 5.5 inches. For displaying virtual reality, one plus 4 may provide a resolution in excess of 2k. Based on the AMOLED technology, the device will provide vibrant screen display when compared to LCD screen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Note 7 will be launched in August or September 2016. It will be a successor of Note 5. Samsung will skip the Note 6 this year and name it Note 7 to keep up with other flagships such as galaxy S7, iPhone 7 etc. It is confirmed now that Note 7 will feature a eye scanner feature which will unlock the phone by scanning the retina of the user. This will be an exclusive feature which we’ve not seen in any smartphone yet. Apart from that, Note 7 will be more powerful and performance packed.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung will release its flagship smartphone in 1st quarter of 2017. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have won the hearts of people all over the world. Samsung would like to continue this for the successor too. SO, expect some good features and high performance hardware in the Galaxy S8.
Google project ARA
This is one of the most anticipated smartphone project from Google. Project ARA is a modular smartphone. You can add or remove modules into the smartphones based upon your requirements. Google is working on the prototype at the moment. There is a lot needed to be done, but they have come a long way. It is expected to be released within 2 years.
Through this model, Nokia is going to make its come back in the market and claiming their presence. This awesome appearing and Nokia assurance oriented handset would be definitely going to mark the record selling, as the Nokia brand lovers are now finally going to experience their beloved brand under the category of smartphones. This handset is supposed to be launched with most promising features such as:
• Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system
• 4G, 3G, and dual sim support
• 2 GB of finest RAM
• 32 GB of inbuilt memory
• 1.4 GHz Octa-core processor
• 5 inches of touch screen
• 3000 mAH of battery, etc.
These are some of the known features which have been acknowledged by the company itself. It is about to be launched by the first week of September. Mobile specialists have given it 67/100 points and the price has been estimated nearby $200.
Nokia is going to launch their most accepted ‘E’ series handsets under the ambit of smartphones. This handset falls under the range of middle-higher standard, as it is expected to be launched nearby $450. The specifications of this handset are completely outstanding and it goes something like:
• 20 MP and 5MP of primary and secondary camera, respectively
• 2.3 GHz Quadcore snapdragon processor
• Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system
• 4.95 inches of touch screen
• 32 GB of inbuilt memory
• 4G, 3G, and dual sim support
• 2700 mAH battery
It seems that Nokia is going to put the camera and picture experiencing trend on fire through their most powerful camera in this range of handsets. Though, the specialists have provided this handset with 69/100 points may be this is because of the vague picture regarding its performance amid of other android and Smartphone proficient brands.