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The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 22 June
LG Q Stylus lineup
Samsung Galaxy A9 Star lineup
Huawei Honor Play
Lenovo literally trolled the world of Android with the Lenovo Z5. After all the hype and anticipation the company’s VP built about the device, we all were expecting a flagship smartphone with extraordinary specifications and features. That apparently did not turn out to be the case and we got a pretty sub-standard smartphone. There is nothing wrong with the device as such, it’s the hype that was generated that took all the charm of the device away.
As far as the specifications of the device are concerned, the Lenovo Z5 sports a 6.2-inch display giving out a resolution of 2240 x 1080 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a notch at the top. The company was vocal enough to point it out during the launch event that the notch of the Lenovo Z5 is smaller than that found on the iPhone X and the recently launched Xiaomi Mi 8.
BlackBerry finally launched the BlackBerry KEY2. The device sports a 4.5-inch display giving out a resolution of 1620 x 1080 pixels. Though the display appears to be bigger than its predecessor, it is actually the same size and the smaller bezels of the KEY2 help the case. The display is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Under the hood, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage which can further be expanded up to 256GB with the help of an external SD card.
Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star and the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Lite devices on June 7. Talking about the specifications of the devices, while the Galaxy A9 Star sports a 6.28-inch Super AMOLED display, the A9 Star Lite has a smaller 6-inch Super AMOLED panel. Both the devices have an FHD+ display giving out a resolution of 2240 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Infinity display makes its way to the devices as well.
Under the hood, the Galaxy A9 Star is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset whereas the A9 Lite runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC. Both the devices feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card.
Huawei recently unveiled a new smartphone under its sub-brand Honor. The Honor Play is a gaming-centric smartphone which offers amazing specifications and features at a pretty compelling price.
For starters, we get a new GPU Turbo technology. In fact, the Honor Play is the first device from the company to feature this technology. The GPU Turbo tech enhances GPU performance significantly by increasing graphics processing efficiency by up to 60%.
The device sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ display giving out a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio with a notch at the top.
Huawei recently launched a new smartphone dubbed the Honor 9i. The device falls under the mid-range segment of Android and offers a lot of decent specifications. Starting things off with the display, the Honor 9i has a 5.84-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display giving out a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. There is a notch at the top of the display which houses the front camera and the device’s sensors.
Under the hood, we get a modest Kirin 659 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB and 128GB memory variants. The internal memory can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card.
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