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The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 24 June
- Xiaomi Redmi 6 lineup
- Vivo Y81
- ZTE Nubia Z18
- Moto One Power
- Nokia 5.1 Plus
- Oppo Find X
- LG X5
- Meizu 16 lineup
- Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi 6 lineup
Xiaomi recently launched the Xiaomi Redmi 6 lineup of smartphones. The two devices – Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Xiaomi Redmi 6A are essentially mid-range smartphones offering a lot for the price point they are being offered at.
Starting off with the Redmi 6, the device sports a 5.45-inch IPS LCD display giving out a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, we get a 12nm Helio P22 chipset powering the device which is clocked at 2.0 GHz. Coupling the processor is 3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card.
The Redmi 6A, on the other hand, is a budget smartphone with some great specifications. As far as the specifications of the device are concerned, the device features the same screen size as that of the Redmi 6. The difference lies in the processor and the storage options. We get a Helio A22 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage which is expandable. There is no fingerprint scanner this time around and you would have to stay content with the traditional PIN/Password/Pattern unlock or the facial unlock mechanism using the front camera.
Vivo recently launched a new mid-range smartphone dubbed the Vivo Y81. The device sports a 6.22-inch HD+ display giving out a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Powering the device is a Helio P22 chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card.
ZTE Nubia Z18
The ZTE Nubia Z18 has been around in the news for a little while now. The device recently received the CMIIT certification. Additionally, we received a live shot of the device last week which shows off the entire front of the device in all its glory.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the device is tipped to 5.99-inch FHD+ display with ultra-narrow bezels. The screen-to-body ratio expected to go beyond 90%.
Under the hood, we are going to get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card.
Motorola Moto One Power
Motorola is soon going to launch the Android Go powered Moto One Power. Recently, a bunch of live shots of the upcoming device appeared on the internet which revealed the design language. As per the images, the Moto One Power will feature a bezel-less display with a wide notch at the top of it.
There will be a dual camera setup at the back and the front camera will also have an LED flash for low-light selfies.
Nokia 5.1 Plus
HMD Global is soon going to launch the Nokia 5.1 Plus or the Nokia X5. The device will have considerably lower specifications when compared with the recently launched Nokia X6 as apparent by the model number.
Coming to the specifications of the device, the Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a 5.86-inch HD+ display giving out a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Unlike the other recently launched notched devices, the notch found on the Nokia 5.1 Plus is fairly wide and looks kind of ugly.
Oppo Find X
Oppo recently launched the revolutionary Oppo Find X smartphone. The device features a lot of interesting characteristics which make it one of the best Android smartphones released as of late. For starters, we get a sliding mechanism for the front as well as the rear camera modules which enable it to hide the cameras and provide a true bezel-less experience.
The device is equally powerful if we talk about the SoC. Under the hood, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card. The device is fueled by a 3,730 mAh battery with VOOC fast charging.
LG X5 (2018)
LG recently announced a new mid-range smartphone dubbed the LG X5 (2018). The device costs $330 and features some decent specifications.
Starting things off with the display, the LG X5 (2018) sports a 5.5-inch HD display giving out a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. The display is an IPS LCD panel which gives out bright and punchy colors.
The device measures 154.7 x 78.1 x 8.9mm and weighs in at 177 grams. There is only a single color variant of the device which has been introduced as of now – Moroccan Blue. There is no fancy glass back and the device sports a polycarbonate back.
Meizu 16 lineup
Meizu will launch the Meizu 16 lineup of smartphones in the month of August and this has been made official by the company as well.
Recently, we got a bunch of live shots of the device which tell us everything about its design language. Additionally, some new reports have also emerged which have highlighted the specifications of the device as well.
As per the reports, the standard Meizu 16 will be launched in two different variants – one running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and the other on a slightly modest and recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
The Pro variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 6, the Redmi 6 Pro is going to be launched on June 24 along with the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4.
Coming to the specifications of the device, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Measuring at 149.33 x 71.68 x 7.5mm, the device looks pretty sleek and comfortable to grip.
Under the hood, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card.
These were the best Android smartphones announced this week. What are your thoughts on them? Which one is your pick? 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.