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- Xiaomi Mi 6X
- Nokia X6 (2018)
- Moto Z3 Play
- Meizu 15 lineup
- Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)
- ZTE Nubia Red Magic
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Active
Xiaomi Mi 6X (A2)
Xiaomi recently unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 6X or the Xiaomi Mi A2 this week. The device boasts of some impressive specifications at a decent price. The cameras of the device have been one of the most talked-about features as of late. The Xiaomi Mi 6X boasts of a dual rear camera setup (a 12 MP Sony IMX486 with f/1.75 aperture and 1.25 μm pixel size plus a 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor) which results in an amazing smartphone photography.
The front camera of the device has also been improved when compared with the previous generation Mi 5X or the Mi A1. We get a 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor at the front of the device as well, the photos taken from which took all of us by surprise some days ago.
Nokia X6 (2018)
Nokia is soon going to launch a new mid-range smartphone dubbed the Nokia X6. The Nokia X6 is going to feature a bezel-less display with a notch at the top. There will be a dual camera setup at the back of the device. The device will be launched in two variants – one running on a Helio P60 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and one powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 unit with 6GB of RAM.
Meizu 15 lineup
Meizu recently unveiled the Meizu 15 lineup of smartphones. There are two smartphones in the lineup – Meizu 15 and Meizu 15 Plus. Both the devices feature a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Talking about the beefier Meizu 15 Plus, the device sports a 5.95-inch 2K Super AMOLED unit with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Coming to the rear of the device, there is a dual camera setup at the back (a 12MP Sony IMX380 1.55um sensor and a 20MP Sony IMX350 wide-angle sensor) with a 6-LED flash underneath them.
The camera features 3x lossless zoom and a 4-axis optical image stabilization combined with Rainbow’s multi-frame synthesis technology which would ensure some amazing images in low-light conditions.
The front camera is a 20MP sensor equipped with 4-in-1 synthetic pixels. Both the front and the back cameras feature AI capabilities and you can take portrait shots from both of them.
Powering the device is a Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)
Samsung recently launched a new budget Android smartphone dubbed the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018). The device features decent specifications at a modest price point ($123).
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can further be expanded up to 256GB with the help of an external SD card.
Coming to the display, the J2 Pro sports a 5-inch qHD Super AMOLED display giving out a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and a pixel density of 220 pixels per inch. As far as the cameras are concerned, the device sports an 8MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie snapper. Both the front as well as the rear camera feature an LED flash.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Active
Samsung is reportedly working on launching the active variant of its current flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S9.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Active will sport a massive 4,000 mAh battery. According to a leaked image (shown below), the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 Active will have the model number SM-G893 which falls in line with the previous Galaxy Active devices (the Galaxy S8 Active had a model number SM-G892 and the Galaxy S7 Active was SM-G891).
ZTE Red Magic gaming smartphone
ZTE announced its first-ever gaming smartphone dubbed the ZTE Red Magic this week. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There is, however, a 6GB/64GB variant available as well.
At the display front, the phone features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with an edge-to-edge 2.5D NEG T2X-1 screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1500:1 contrast ratio.
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.