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8 Smartphones launching in India this July 2018

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The first half of the year 2018 is gone and we have seen many good smartphones coming out, most of them were budget and midrange smartphones. One feature that most OEMs concentrated in 2018 is the display department, as a result, we got to see displays with a notch, 18:9 displays, 19:9 displays and more on. Also, budget smartphones are getting better and better with respect to camera and performance. The second half of the year is all set to bring some of the innovative smartphones like Vivo Nex S, Oppo Find X, and flagships from Moto, Asus and more. Here are the smartphones that we are expected to launch in India this month.

Asus Zenfone

Asus has already confirmed the launch of their flagship smartphone, the Asus Zenfone 5Z which will be launching in India on July 4th. The smartphone was initially announced at the Mobile World Congress 2018. The 5Z comes with a 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass IPS display, Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. It comes with a dual 12MP+8MP rear camera at the rear and an 8MP selfie shooter at the front.

Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z

Asus Zenfone 5Z Specs

  • 6.2-inch Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass IPS display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 4GB / 6GB / 8GB RAM
  • 64GB /128GB / 256GB internal storage with microSD support up to 2TB
  • 12MP+8MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, OIS/EIS, the secondary 8MP camera comes with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 120-degree wide-angle lens.
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, OV8856 sensor, 83-degree wide-angle, portrait and Selfie panorama
  • 3300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Dual speakers, Hi-Res Audi, dual microphones
  • Thickness: 7.85mm and Weight: 155g
  • 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C

Nokia X6

The first smartphone from the house of Nokia to come with a notch, the X6 sports 5.8-inch Full HD+ display, it is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor, up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The Nokia X6 was announced in China last month and is expected to come to India later this month, if not early August.

Nokia X6

Nokia X6 Specs

  • 5.8-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8Ghz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 3/4/6GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage, with microSD card support up to 128GB with microSD
  • 16MP (f/1.2 aperture)+5MP (f/2.2 aperture) rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, background blur, face recognition, dynamic expression, filters
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Android 8.0 Nougat
  • 3,060 mAh built-in battery, Quick charge 3.0
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C

Moto Z3 Play

The successor to the Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z3 Play sports a 6.01-inch edge-to-edge Full HD+ 18:9 display, it is powered by a Snapdragon 636 Processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The device was announced for US market last month for a starting price of $499. The Z3 Play comes with a Sony like side fingerprint scanner and also it supports moto Mods. It is expected to arrive in India at the end of this month.

Moto Z3 Play

Moto Z3 Play Specs

  • 6.01-inch edge-to-edge Full HD+ 18:9 display, gorilla glass 3 protection
  • 1.8Ghz Snapdragon 636 Processor, Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB storage, sd card support up to 2TB
  • 12 MP+5MP dual rear camera, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um, Dual Autofocus Pixel (pDAF), Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash, Zero Shutter Lag(ZSL)
  • 8 MP front facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um, wide-angle 84° lens, screen flash
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Side fingerprint scanner
  • 3000mAh battery, Turbocharge support
  • Water-repellent coating
  • Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, NFC, and Type-C USB.
  • Thickness: 6.75 mm and Weight: 156g

Moto E5/E5 Plus

Along with a midrange smartphone, Moto Z3 Play Moto is all set to bring in two budget smartphones too. The Moto E5 and the Moto E5 Plus comes with HD+ display, they are powered by Snapdragon SoC’s and are running Android 8.0 Oreo and come with features like Turbocharging, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2. These budget smartphones are expected to be launched in India in the first half of July.

Moto E5 Specs

  • 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 IPS display
  • 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 425, Adreno 308 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 128GB
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF,f/2.0 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4000mAh battery with fast charging
  • Thickness: 8.9mm and Weight: 174g
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Audio
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2

Moto G6, G6 Play, G6 Plus, E5, and E5 Plus

Moto E5 Plus Specs

  • 5.99-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 IPS display
  • 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 425, Adreno 308 GPU
  • 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage, microSD card support up to 128GB
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF,f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size, Laser Autofocus
  • 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 5000mAh battery with fast charging
  • Thickness: 9.3mm and Weight: 197g
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2

Vivo Nex S

One of the two trending smartphones of the year, the Vivo Nex S comes with big 6.59-inch (2316×1080 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED, 19.3:9 aspect ratio display and there is no notch on the phone which makes a 91.24% screen-to-body ratio. Also, it houses an 8MP front-facing pop-up camera with f/2.0 aperture which raises automatically when you open the front camera. It doesn’t have an earpiece, instead, it vibrates the screen using Screen SoundCasting technology for better bass and softer treble. The Nex S, along with the Nex A was unveiled in China last month is expected to arrive in India on July 19.

Vivo Nex

Vivo Nex S Specs

  • 6.59-inch (2316×1080 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED, 19.3:9 aspect ratio display
  • 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 SoC, Adreno 630 GPU
  • 8GB RAM+128/256GB storage
  • 12MP+5MP dual rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, f/2.4 aperture shot refocus, AI, 4-axis OIS
  • 8MP front-facing pop-up camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging technology
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Thickness: 7.98mm and Weight: 199g
  • Dual SIM, 3.5mm audio jack, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C

Oppo Find X

The other smartphone of the two which we said earlier, Oppo Find X also comes without a notch upfront and a motorized pop-up camera setup which sports all the three(dual rear camera and a selfie) cameras, when you launch the camera on the phone, it will bring up 3 cameras in 0.5 seconds. The Oppo Find X is expected to be announced in India on July 12.

Oppo Find X
Oppo Find X Specs
  • 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 SoC, Adreno 630 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128/256GB storage
  • 16MP+20MP dual rear pop-up cameras with LED flash
  • 25MP front-facing pop-up camera
  • ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4000mAh battery with VOOC fast charging
  • 3D facial scanner
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C

OnePlus 6 Red Edition

Not5 a new smartphone launch, but, OnePlus will be announcing a Red variant of their flagship smartphone, OnePlus 6 as per their Social media teasers. Just a couple of weeks ago, OnePlus announced MidNight Black OnePlus 6 with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. So, with this OnePlus 6 will be available in Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White, and Red. Also, not to forget the Avengers Edition. The Red edition will be announced tomorrow, i.e July 2.


OnePlus 6 specs

  • 6.28-inch (2280 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio OLED display, Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • 2.8GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P20 processor, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 6/8GB DDR4X RAM
  • 64/128/256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage with no support to sd card
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.0
  • 16MP+20MP dual rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.6″ Sony IMX519 sensor, 1.22μm pixel size, OIS+EIS, the secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, Slow-mo @ 480fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX 371 sensor
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock
  • Thickness: 7.75mm and Weight: 177g
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C
  • 3300mAh battery with dash charging
  • Colors: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White, and Red

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