The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 14 April

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Welcome to Android weekly. Let’s have a look at the best Android smartphones launched in the 13th week of 2018:

The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 14 April


  • Xiaomi Black Shark
  • Samsung Galaxy A6 lineup (2018)
  • ZTE Nubia Z18 mini
  • BlackBerry Athena
  • Xiaomi Mi A2 (6X)

Xiaomi Black Shark

xiaomi black shark official images

 

Xiaomi recently launched its gaming subbrand with the first smartphone being the Black Shark. The Black Shark smartphone has some pretty amazing specifications at a very compelling price.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM. At the display front, we get a 6.99-inch Full HD+ panel which has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a 97% DCI-P3 coverage at the front.

There is a dual camera setup at the back (12 MP f/1.75 + 20 MP f/1.75) which is backed up with a dual-tone LED flash. At the front, we get a 20MP selfie snapper.

Running the Black Shark is a massive 4,000 mAh battery capable of quick charging.

Read:


xiaomi black shark full reviewXiaomi Black Shark full review: Everything you need to know


Samsung Galaxy A6 lineup (2018)

samsung galaxy a6+ full review

The upcoming Samsung smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A6+ is reportedly going to feature an 18:9 aspect ratio infinity display.

The Galaxy A6+ is rumored to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

The storage will have a scope of expansion with the help of an external SD card.

The device will run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with the latest Samsung Experience 9.0 on top. There is no word as to whether or not the device will have support for Bixby.

The Samsung Galaxy A6 and the Galaxy A6+ came to highlights last week when several reports suggesting their specifications popped up on the internet. You can follow our previous coverage on the same by following the link below:


Samsung Galaxy A6 full featuresSamsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ (2018): Everything you need to know





ZTE Nubia Z18 mini

zte nubia Z18 mini color variants and price

The ZTE Nubia Z18 mini is one of the most significant smartphones announced this week. The device has pretty solid specifications and an amazing design.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM. At the storage front, we get two variants of the device – one with 64GB of internal storage and the other one with 128GB.

Coming to the camera of the device, the Z18 mini sports a dual camera setup at the back (24MP, f/1.7 + 5MP) and an 8MP front camera with a f/2.0 aperture and an 80-degree wide angle field of view.

At the display front, we get a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio giving out a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. The device is covered entirely by a Corning Gorilla Glass at both the sides, surrounded by a metal chassis. It certainly is one of the most premium looking smartphones in its price range.

On top of that, the Z18 mini is certainly one of the most colorful devices as well. The device is going to be available in 5 color variants – Pink, Purple, White, Black, and Light Blue.

Read:


zte nubia Z18 mini color variants and priceZTE Nubia Z18 mini review: Everything you need to know





BlackBerry Athena

Blackberry Athena full review

BlackBerry Athena is the successor to the last year’s BlackBerry Keyone. The device is indeed the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual camera setup at the back. The company has decided to keep the keyboard intact this time around as well. The fingerprint scanner is going to be embedded onto the spacebar.

Read:


Blackberry Athena camera performanceBlackBerry Athena initial impressions: Everything you need to know


Xiaomi Mi A2 (6X)

mi a2 mi 6x full specifications

Xiaomi is soon going to launch the Xiaomi Mi A2 or the Xiaomi Mi 6X. The device is reportedly going to be unveiled on April 25.

While earlier rumors suggested that the device would make use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset, new developments have surfaced out which suggest that it would be powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 processor instead.

The device is going to sport a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. At the memory front, the device is tipped to be coming in two variants. While the base variant will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, the top model will pack in 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The device might house a 2,910 mAh battery. As far as the OS is concerned, the Mi 6X is most likely going to run on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 on top.

Read:


mi a2 mi 6x full specificationsXiaomi Mi A2 (6X): Everything you need to know




These were the best Android smartphones announced this week. What are your thoughts on them? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

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