Best Upcoming Smartphones of February 2018.
In the coming months, the digital market will be flooded with all-new flagship smartphones. We will be seeing some of them at the upcoming MWC 2018 that is scheduled to be held from February 26th to March 1st. Apart from flagship smartphones and new technologies, manufacturers will be bringing several other smartphones too. Below is the list of all the smartphones that are rumored to be unveiled in next 25 days:
Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+.
The South Korean giant, Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+ smartphones on February 25th at MWC 2018. The devices will come powered by Snapdragon 845 or Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 processor, depending on the markets. The new Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices are expected to feature stereo speaker setup and advanced IRIS + Face Unlock technology. While the Galaxy S9 offers only 4GB of RAM and 12MP single rear camera, the Galaxy S9+ will be coming with 6GB of RAM and 12MP dual rear cameras. However, the primary 12MP cameras on both the S9 devices will include variable aperture mode.
Nokia 3310 4G, Nokia 6 2018, Nokia 7 Plus.
HMD Global launched the Nokia 3310, 2G model, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones. We’re already seeing leaks about the possible launch of the new Nokia 3310 4G, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 7 Plus, at the MWC 2018. The Nokia 3310 4G and Nokia 6 (2018) are already launched in Chinese market. As the name suggests, the Nokia 7 Plus is said to be an upgraded variant of the Nokia 7 with 18:9 display and Snapdragon 660 processor. While there are leaks about the Nokia 9 and Nokia 10 too, but we don’t expect from Nokia to launch a new flagship alongside the Samsung’s Galaxy S9 devices.
Moto G6, G6 Plus, E5 & E5 Plus.
There are already several leaks about the above mentioned moto devices. While the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Plus will offer trending 18:9 aspect ratio, the Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus will still feature a 16:9 aspect ratio with thick bezels. The Moto G6 and G6 Plus will come powered by the Snapdragon 600 series chipset. Even with the 18:9 aspect ratio screen, the Moto G6 devices will retain the front facing home button. The Moto E5 will be launched with the MediaTek chipset. The Moto dimple on the rear of the Moto E5 devices will come with a fingerprint sensor.
LG G6 Lite or Compact.
LG will soon launch the affordable version of the last years LG G6 called the LG G6 Lite or LG G6 Compact. It will be priced around Rs. 25,000 and offers only 32GB of internal storage. However, the new device includes a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage. Costing around Rs. 25,000, this new variant of LG G6 will be the most affordable smartphone with Quad HD+ display in the market. It comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and packs 4GB of RAM. The company will also release the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG G6 devices soon.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.
We expect the Chinese maker, Xiaomi to launch the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in India. The Redmi Note 4 was one of the most popular budget-centric smartphones launched in 2017. Now, the new Redmi Note 5 will come with an 18:9 display aspect ratio. Xiaomi already sells Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China with the trending 18:9 displays. The Redmi Note 5 might come packed with a Full HD+ 18:9 display and the Snapdragon 630 or 660 octa-core processor. It will still run on Android 7.1 Nougat based MIUI 9. Just like the Mi Note 4, the new Redmi Note 5 will also come in different storage variants.
Huawei MediaPad M5.
Huawei is rumored to skip launching the 2018 flagship smartphone at this year’s MWC, but the new leaks hint the company to actually launch the MediaPad M5 tablets. The 8.4 inch sized variant of the MediaPad was recently spotted on FCC. There are also leaked renders of the 10.1-inch MediaPad M5 tablet. Both the variants sports metal unibody design and includes a physical home button with an integrated fingerprint scanner. The 10.1-inch MediaPad M5 tablet will also come with magnetic pins for connecting additional accessories like a keyboard.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium.
At the CES 2018, the company unveiled three new mid-range Xperia smartphones. Now at the MWC 2018, Sony will unveil its latest flagship smartphone. While there is no official confirmation, the smartphone is expected to be the Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium, the successor to last year’s Xperia XZ Premium. The new Xperia XZ1 Premium is rumored to come with a 4K HDR display with 18:9 aspect ratio. We might also see dual camera setup at the rear. The smartphone will be running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Let’s see whether Sony will opt for the AMOLED display for this device or not.
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