This week was indeed a pretty busy one. We saw a lot of smartphones getting announced. Though the smartphones launched this week were not flagships, some of them are pretty capable devices.
Here are some of the best Android smartphones launched this week:
Android Weekly #12: The best Android smartphones announced this week
HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12+ ($250)
HTC has announced a new lineup under the Desire series, dubbed the HTC Desire and the HTC Desire 12+. Both of these smartphones are pretty capable mid-range smartphones boasting of an amazing design.
Starting up with the basic Desire 12, the device has a 5.5-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 720 resolution. Powering the device is a MediaTek MT6739 chipset coupled with 2GB / 3GB of RAM (HTC could have done much better in the power department though). On the memory front, we get either 16GB or 32GB depending on the variant you select.
Coming to the camera, there is a 13MP camera at the back and a 5MP unit at the front for taking selfies. There is a 2,730 mAh battery which supports quick charging.
Coming to the Desire 12+, this is the bigger, beefier variant in the Desire 12 lineup. The device sports a 6-inch display with the same aspect ratio and, sadly, the same resolution as the Desire 12.
Rather than making use of a MediaTek chipset, the company has fortunately decided to opt for a Qualcomm unit.
Meizu E3 ($350)
Next up is the Meizu E3. The device has a 5.99-inch 18:9 display, a Snapdragon 636 chipset, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Vivo X21 and Vivo X21 UD (~$570)
Vivo announced a new smartphone dubbed the Vivo X21 recently. The flagship device has a lot going on under the hood. There is a bezel-less display with a notch at the top, a Snapdragon 660 chipset, and a dual-camera setup at the back. There is also a premium variant of the X21 dubbed the Vivo X21 UD which boasts of an on-screen fingerprint scanner and 128GB of RAM
Huawei P20 lineup
The Huawei P20 lineup is going to be unveiled on March 27. It is not confirmed that we are going to get a special Porsche edition of the Huawei P20 as well. The P20 lineup is a much-awaited one owing to the fact that it has three cameras at the back.
Sharp Aquos S3
The Sharp Aquos S3 is going to be unveiled on March 28. The device features a 6-inch Full HD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and a notch at the top, dual rear camera, and 6GB of RAM.
The Oppo A1 features a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage.
The lack of a fingerprint scanner and the presence of a single camera at the back kind of question the company’s decisions a bit. That said, the device is out there and in case you are a fan of Oppo smartphones, the Oppo A1 is going to be launched pretty soon.
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