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The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 34 September
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3
- Archos Access 57
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- ZTE Nubia Red Magic Flame Red edition
- Oppo Realme 2
- Oppo Realme 2 Pro
- Meizu M8 Lite
- Vivo X23
- LG Q7
- Honor 8X Max
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 6/Note 6 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
- Honor Magic 2
- Google Pixel 3
- LG Candy
Xiaomi Mi Max 3
Last month, Xiaomi launched the third generation Xiaomi Mi Max 3 in China. Though the monster smartphone is soon going to compete with its upcoming rival, the Honor 8X Max which happens to sport an even bigger 7.12-inch display, we cannot take anything away from the device as it features top-notch specifications at an ultra-affordable price.
The only problem with the device, however, is the fact that it is just confined to the Chinese market as of now. That, however, is soon going to change as the company has officially launched the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 in Taiwan.
Archos Access 57
Archos has unveiled its first-ever Android Go powered smartphone dubbed the Archos Access 57. The device is essentially a mid-range Android smartphone and there is nothing too noteworthy about it as far as the specifications are concerned. Again, that is nothing new when it comes to smartphones running on the Android Go platform.
The price of the Archos Access 57 is kept at a modest $95 mark and considering the specifications, it certainly is one of the best Android Go smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S10
As per the recent report, all the three variants of the Samsung Galaxy S10 will sport an under-display fingerprint scanner. While the top two variants will feature an ultrasonic reader, the lower end variant will sport a more traditional optical scanner. The ultrasonic sensor will be supplied by US chipmaker Qualcomm.
ZTE Nubia Red Magic Flame Red edition
ZTE has launched a new Flame Red color variant of the ZTE Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone. The device has started selling on JD.com with a price tag of CNY 2,999.
Oppo Realme 2
After a month-long period of advertisements and hype, Oppo has finally launched the Oppo Realme 2 smartphone. After a long period of time, we have got a mid-range smartphone which we cannot complain much about. The original Realme 1 was a pretty decent smartphone in its own right and the Realme 2 takes things even further by fixing on the quirks of its predecessor. For starters, we get a physical fingerprint scanner at the back, a dual rear camera setup, and a notched display. Let’s get to know everything about the device.
Oppo Realme 2 Pro
Right at the end of the launch event of the Realme 2, the company teased a launch of yet another smartphone under the lineup which will be dubbed the Realme 2 Pro.
Meizu M8 Lite
Meizu is working on launching an ultra-budget Android smartphone dubbed the Meizu M8 Lite. The device has recently passed the TENAA certification which reveals some of its specifications.
Now, a new image taken from a presentation has emerged on the internet which has leaked almost all the specifications of the Vivo X23.
LG has finally launched the mid-range LG Q7in India. The device has been kept at an asking price of INR 15,999 which roughly translates to around $230.
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Honor 8X Max
Huawei is working on launching the Honor 8X and the Honor 8X Max smartphones pretty soon and we all are eagerly waiting for it for they are going to pack in a lot of amazing specifications and features. We are particularly waiting for the Honor 8X Max as it is going to sport a humongous 7.12-inch notched display.
Recently, a bunch of teaser images of the device has popped up on the internet which reveals and confirms a lot of specifications and features of the 8X Max.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Xiaomi has finally unveiled the much-awaited Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 in the IFA2018. As expected, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 offers a fully bezel-less display at the front. This also means that the company had to make arrangements for the device’s front camera and the sensors and nobody was shocked to see a sliding out mechanism like the Oppo Find X and the Honor Magic 2 which also got unveiled today.
Honor Magic 2
Huawei has announced a new Android smartphone dubbed the Honor Magic 2. The Honor Magic 2 is the company’s first smartphone with a fully bezel-less display. The original Honor Magic was released back in December 2016 and it is good to see that the company has finally decided to reincarnate the legacy in the best way possible.
Google Pixel 3 lineup
Google is reportedly going to launch the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL on October 9. We received a couple of live shots and screenshots of the Google Pixel 3 which has revealed a lot about the smaller device in the lineup.
Now, both the devices have passed the FCC certification. Though most of the documents were filed in the month of July and even June, they were not revealed because of the confidentiality period for the technical reports which ended on August 31.
These are 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.