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- Motorola One
- Oppo A5
- LG X2
- Xiaomi Mi 6X Hatsune Miku special edition
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro
- Nokia A1 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
- Moto Z3 Play (6GB/128GB edition)
Motorola is tipped to launch the Motorola One alongside the Moto Z3 and the Motorola One Power during an event which is going to be held on August 2.
The device recently appeared on the internet when a couple of render images were leaked. The leaked images show off a glass panel at the back and a notched display.
The Oppo A5 appears to be a mixture of the Oppo Realme 1 and the Oppo A3. As per the reports, the upcoming Oppo A5 will sport a 6.2-inch HD+ display giving out a resolution of 720 x 1,520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. There will be a notch at the top of the display which will house the front camera as well as the device’s sensors. The power button sits on the right side of the device whereas the volume rocker is on the left.
The rear of the device resembles the Realme 1 and, once again, there is no physical fingerprint scanner coming with the Oppo A5 as well.
LG has recently announced a new entry-level smartphone dubbed the LG X2. The device has been kept at an asking price of $175.
Starting things off with the display, the LG X2 sports a 5-inch HD display with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio. If you are a fan of the currently trending bezel-less screens, you would be disappointed here as there is no 18:9 novelty coming up with the LG X2. The volume buttons sit on the left of the device while the power button is on the left. The device measures 144.8×71.9×8.2mm and weighs in at 152g. Thankfully, there is a fingerprint scanner at the back.
Under the hood, we get an unnamed Qualcomm chipset clocked at 1.3GHz and coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which has a scope of further expansion with the help of an external SD card.
Xiaomi Mi 6X Hatsune Miku special edition
Xiaomi recently announced a new special edition of the famous Xiaomi Mi 6X dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 6X Hatsune Miku edition.
The Xiaomi Mi 6X Hatsune Miku edition comes as a limited edition device with only 5,000 units being up for grabs. The device carries a price tag of 2,099 Yuan which roughly converts to around $317.
Starting things off with the box, the device comes in a special retail packaging which highlights the character. Inside the box, we find the special edition of the device with a bunch of some other items. The box itself is dubbed as a gift box and includes the Turquoise-colored Mi 6X with Hatsune Miku engraved on the back, a metal nameplate, a custom-designed plastic cover, and a custom-made 10,000 mAh power bank.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro
Xiaomi is soon going to launch the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro. Recently, the specifications and the price of the device have popped up on the internet. The Mi Max 3 Pro is allegedly going to be sold for an asking price of CNY1,699 which roughly converts to around $258.
As far as the specifications go, the Mi Max 3 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card. There will be a dual camera setup at the back and the primary sensor out of the two will be a Sony IMX363 unit.
Nokia A1 Plus
HMD Global is reportedly working on launching a new smartphone dubbed the Nokia A1 Plus. As per the reports, the Nokia A1 Plus is going to feature an under-display fingerprint scanner, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB/8GB of RAM, and 128GB/256GB of internal storage which will have scope for further expansion via an external SD card.
Samsung Galaxy S10+
We all are waiting eagerly for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9. More than that, the world of Android has the eyes on the next year’s Galaxy flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup. As per the latest reports, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ will feature a triple camera setup at the back.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Xiaomi recently announced the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro. The device boasts of some impressive specifications.
Starting things off with the display and the design, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro sports a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch at the top of the display. The notch houses the front camera as well as the device’s sensors.
Even with the notch, there is a considerable amount of bezel at the top of the device which appears to be a strange design choice by the company. Adding more to the design language, the chin of the device is pretty wide which is so big that it could incorporate the capacitive keys thereby giving more real screen estate. As a matter of fact, the company could even have tried to put the fingerprint scanner on the front which would have been so much better in terms of a design choice.
Moto Z3 Play (6GB/128GB edition)
Motorola has launched a new variant of the Moto Z3 Play. The new variant is currently launched in Brazil and differs from the original device in terms of the RAM and the storage space. With the new edition, you will get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The rest of the specifications remain the same.
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