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The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 27 July
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3
- Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Huawei Honor Note 10
- ZTE Nubia Z18
- Huawei Nova 3
- Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
- Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite
- Infinix Hot 6 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Sharp Aquos C10
- Sharp Aquos B10
- Honor 9X
- Nokia 6.1 Plus
- Moto E5 Play
Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Xiaomi is going to announce the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 on July 19. Right ahead of the launch, the company has posted a new teaser image on its official Weibo handle which reveals the display of the device. Additionally, another post on Weibo which contains the live shots of the retail packaging of the device confirms the leaked specifications of the device.
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Samsung will launch the latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ in 2019. Recently, the famous Korean publication, The Bell has claimed that the device will feature a dual front camera setup as well.
There is still no word on the camera resolution, the recent leaks, however, suggest a 16MP + 8MP setup.
Huawei Honor Note 10
Huawei is soon going to launch the Huawei Honor Note 10. The Honor Note 10 recently appeared on the Geekbench database, thereby revealing some of its specifications.
As per the Geekbench database, the Honor Note 10 has scored 1,901 in single-core scores and a respectable total of 6,818 in multi-core test.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Honor Note 10 is going to sport a 6.9-inch Super AMOLED display with a notch at the top of it. This got further solidified when a report suggesting that the company has ordered 6.9-inch AMOLED panels from Samsung popped up on the internet.
ZTE Nubia Z18
The upcoming ZTE flagship, the ZTE Nubia Z18 has been into the news for quite a while now. Recently, the device hit the Geekbench database and gave pretty impressive results. Though the Geekbench scores don’t decide the real world performance of the device, it is certainly something worth noticing.
Huawei Nova 3
The Huawei Nova 3 is going to launch on July 18 and the global rollout is going to start on July 26.
Coming to the specifications of the device, there will be a 6.3-inch FHD+ display giving out a resolution of 2240 x 1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The device is going to measure 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm and weigh in at 166 grams. Considering the big screen size, the dimensions and the weight of the device are pretty impressive.
Moving to the cameras of the device, the Huawei Nova 3 is going to sport a dual camera setup both at the rear as well as at the front. At the back, we are going to get a 24MP + 16MP combo whereas, at the front, we’ll see a 24MP + 2MP setup.
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Sony has launched the Plus variant of the Sony Xperia XA2 lineup of smartphones. The latest addition to the lineup dubbed the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus offers more or less the similar specifications, the difference lying in the display department. The Xperia XA2 Plus sports a bezel-less display and is the first device in the lineup to offer an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite
Xiaomi is going to launch the Xiaomi Mi A2 and the Xiaomi Mi A2 Liteon July 24. As per the sources, the upcoming Global product launch by the company is going to be the venue wherein the company will unveil the Mi A2 lineup.
Talking about the Xiaomi Mi A2 first, the device is one of the most-awaited smartphones of the current time. The mid-range smartphone is going to be the global variant of the previously launched Xiaomi Mi 6X which was launched in the month of April.
The Mi A2 Lite is a newbie as far as the leaks are concerned. The device will feature a notched display and will be much cheaper when compared with the original Mi A2.
Infinix Hot 6 Pro
Infinix has launched a new mid-range Android smartphone dubbed the Infinix Hot 6 Pro. The device is kept at an asking price tag of INR 7,999 which roughly converts to $120 and will be sold exclusively via Flipkart in India. The latest addition to the Hot lineup of smartphones offers some decent specifications and is surely a worthy contender in the budget to the mid-range segment.
Sony Xperia XZ3
Sony is soon going to launch a new smartphone dubbed the Sony Xperia XZ3. The device will fall into the flagship Android smartphones category and will carry a pretty hefty price tag.
As the previous generation Xperia XZ2Premium was introduced at a whopping $999 price, we can certainly expect the Xperia XZ3 to have a similar price.
Recently, a new image has been leaked on the internet which suggests that the device will sport a dual camera setup at the rear as well as at the front.
Sharp Aquos C10
The Sharp Aquos C10 is going to be announce pretty soon. The device features a bunch of top-notch specifications.
Starting off with the display, the device sports a 5.5-inch display giving out a resolution of 2040 x 1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. There is a notch at the top of the display which houses the front camera. The notch is only meant to make room for the camera and it takes as little space as possible.
There is a little amount of bezel at the top and a pretty significant one at the chin. The fingerprint scanner sits at the chin of the device. The size of the scanner, however, appears to be a bit awkward. At the top of the scanner, we can see the Sharp branding.
Sharp Aquos B10
Accompanying the Sharp Aquos C10, there will be a more affordable smartphone dubbed the Sharp Aquos B10 which will be launched alongside.
Starting off with the display, the device sports a 5.7-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Unlike the Sharp Aquos C10, there is no notch at the top of the device. There is a considerable amount of chin and forehead at the front.
Comparing the Aquos B10 with the Aquos C10, the Sharp branding has been shifted to the back and so is the fingerprint scanner. We feel that the fingerprint scanner positioning is way better with the Aquos B10.
Huawei launched the Honor 9ia little while ago. The device is now going global under the name Honor 9X. The company has already sent out invites for a launch event which is going to take place come July 24 in India and the Honor 9X is certainly going to make its way to the Indian market at the said date.
Nokia 6.1 Plus (Nokia X6)
HMD Global launched the Nokia X6 in the month of May. The device got a lot of attention from the Android lovers owing to the amazing specifications and features it offers at a very affordable price. The only problem with the device is the fact that it is yet to see a global release.
Initially, the company did not have any plans to launch the device globally and it was only after a poll taken by the company on Twitter that it decided to make it global.
Ever since that announcement, we have been waiting to receive further intel on the same. Turns out that the upcoming Nokia 6.1 Plusis none other than the global variant of the Nokia X6.
Moto E5 Play Android Go edition
Motorola unveiled the Moto E5lineup of smartphones in the month of April. As the trend follows, the Play variants of the Moto devices are the more affordable smartphones and the Moto E5 Play is no exception.
That said, the company was apparently not content with the E5 Play and has launched an even more affordable variant of the device. The Moto E5 Play Android Go edition has hit the markets and is a further downgraded version of the original device, running on Android Go.
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