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The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 26 July

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Welcome to Android Weekly. Let’s have a look at some of the best Android smartphones announced in the 26th week of 2018:

The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 26 July


  • Meizu 16 lineup
  • Huawei gaming smartphone
  • Meizu X8
  • Blackview A20 Pro
  • Vivo Z1i
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Huawei Nova 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro
  • Honor 10 GT
  • Oppo A5
  • Samsung W2019
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Aero
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
  • Samsung Galaxy Jean

Meizu 16 lineup

 

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Meizu is going to launch the Meizu 16 lineup of smartphones in the month of August. The Meizu 16 and the Meizu 16 Plus are reportedly going to be the best flagships of the company so far.

As per the previous reports, the Meizu 16 will be launched in two different processor variants – one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and the other on a slightly modest and recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. There will, of course, be different names for the two variants which are still not revealed.

Read:

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Huawei Gaming smartphone

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Huawei is reportedly working on launching a gaming smartphone as well as a foldable smartphone by the end of the year.



The device will make use of the company’s new GPU Turbo technology which can improve the graphical performance of a smartphone by up to 60% using the device software. Further, we can expect that the company will make use of the upcoming Kirin 980 chipset with the future gaming phone in order to drive maximum gaming performance. The device is also tipped to sport some sort of heat-dissipating technology which has never been used so far. We can expect up to 8GB of RAM with the device.

Read:

huawei gaming smartphone and foldable smartphone launching soonHuawei gaming smartphone and foldable smartphone: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, expected release date, and more


Meizu X8

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Alongside the flagship Meizu 16 lineup mentioned above, Meizu is also tipped to launch a mid-range smartphone dubbed the Meizu X8.

As of now, the official specifications of the device have not been revealed. What we know is that the Meizu X8 will sport an 18:9 aspect ratio display with very narrow bezels at the top and the bottom. There will be no notch at the top of the display. At the back, we are going to get a dual camera setup.



Under the hood, we are going to get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage which will have the scope of further expansion with the help of an external SD card.

Read:

meizu x8 wallpapersMeizu X8: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, release date, and more


Blackview A20 Pro

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Blackview, the company known for manufacturing rugged Android smartphones, has launched a new entry-level smartphone dubbed the Blackview A20 Pro.

The device comes equipped with a 5.5-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The device comes in colour variants – Gray, Golden, and Blue. The rear of the device is made of metal which, truth be told, looks and feels cheap. The power button and the volume rocker are on the right side of the device.



Under the hood, we get a decent MediaTek MT6739 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card.

Read:

blackview a20 pro wallpapersBlackview A20 Pro full review: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, release date, and more


Vivo Z1i

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Vivo has recently launched a new smartphone dubbed the Vivo Z1i in China. As of now, there is no word on the global launch of the device.

The Vivo Z1i sports a 6.26-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch at the top. The notch makes room for the front camera as well as the device’s sensors.

Under the hood, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset which comes as a surprise because the Vivo Z1 makes use of a much powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset.

Read:

vivo z1i wallpapersVivo Z1i full review: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, and more


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

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Xiaomi is reportedly working on launching the third generation of its Mi Mix lineup of smartphones. Recently, a bunch of live shots of the device popped up on the internet which show off the design language. You can check them all out by following the post below.

Read:

xiaomi mi mix 3 latest live shotsXiaomi Mi Mix 3: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, release date, and more


Huawei Nova 3

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Huawei has officially confirmed that the upcoming Huawei Nova 3 will be launched on July 18. The device features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display giving out a resolution of 2240 x 1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio.



Under the hood, we get a 2.36 GHz octa-core processor which could be the mid-range Kirin 659 chipset. The processor is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card.

Read:

huawei nova 3 launch dateHuawei Nova 3: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, release date, and more


Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro

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The upcoming Xiaomi monster, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro has constantly been into the news as of late. The device is reportedly going to be unveiled pretty soon and this has become even more legit after the device has got the National Communication Commission (NCC) certification.

Read:

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Honor 10 GT

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Huawei recently launched the upgraded version of the Honor 10. The device dubbed the Honor 10 GT has many improved specifications and features like the latest GPU Turbo and tripod-free Night Mode.

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honor 10 gt gpu turbo technologyHonor 10 GT full review: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, and more


Oppo A5

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Oppo is reportedly going to launch a new mid-range smartphone dubbed the Oppo A5. Recently, the specifications of the device have been spotted on the internet along with a couple of live shots.

As per the source, the 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.

Read:


oppo a5 displayOppo A5: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, release date, and more


Samsung W2019

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The Samsung W2019, codenamed Lykan, will feature a high-res dual camera setup and will once again be a clamshell phone. Unfortunately, the device will once again be China-specific. The premium flip smartphone by the company is going to be launched in the month of December and would cost more than $2600.

Read:


samsung W2019 wallpapersSamsung W2019: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, release date, and more


Samsung Galaxy J7 Aero

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Samsung is reportedly going to launch a new smartphone in the market. The device dubbed the Samsung Galaxy J7 Aero has recently appeared on the Geekbench database. The model number which shows up on the database is SM-J737V. As per the Geekbench database, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Aero is going to be powered by the mid-range Exynos 7885 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM.

Read:


samsung galaxy j7 aero wallpapersSamsung Galaxy J7 Aero: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, release date, and more


Samsung Galaxy J2 Core

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The upcoming Samsung Galaxy J2 Core is going to be the first smartphone by the company to run on the Android Go OS.  Though the device will be making use of the Android Go version of Android, previous reports claim that the UI won’t be pure stock after all. We are going to get a skinned and toned down version of Samsung’s Experience UI instead.

Read:


samsung galaxy j2 core android goSamsung Galaxy J2 Core: Everything you need to know. Full specifications, features, price, release date, and more


Samsung Galaxy Jean

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Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy Jean which is the rebranded version of the Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018) which was launched in the month of May. The device is currently launched in the company’s home country of South Korea and differs from the Galaxy A6+ only in terms of the memory configuration.


Read:


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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.

Former National Defence Academy Cadet, Mukul Sharma is an Android Lover. He makes Android reviews on Android Updated. You can find him at Android Updated or at Stuff Listings.

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The Huawei Enjoy 9e will come in a faux leather variant, specifications leaked

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Yet another day, yet another budget smartphone from Huawei gets leaked. This time, we have got the upcoming Huawei Enjoy 9e under the radar. Mysmartprice has recently leaked the specifications and a bunch of press renders of the device which showcases its design language in all its glory.

The render images suggest that the Huawei Enjoy 9e will feature a waterdrop notch at the top. The chin of the device will be fairly wide as we can clearly see the Huawei branding there. At the back, we see the regular game. The Huawei branding is on the bottom left portion of the back. A physical fingerprint scanner is nowhere to be seen. Furthermore, there is just a single rear camera.

In addition to the Black and the Blue color variants, we will get a Brown color variant which will boast of a faux leather back.

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The website has also leaked some key specifications of the Huawei 9e. As per the report, the device will be powered with a Helio P35 chipset which will be coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with scope for further expansion (up to 512GB) with the help of an external SD card. A 3,020 mAh battery will fuel the device.

A 6.08-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch will sit at the front. The notch will accommodate the front camera of the device and given that the Huawei Enjoy 9e would not feature a fingerprint scanner, one would have to rely on the facial unlock mechanism to get the job done.

As far as the cameras of the device are concerned, the Huawei Enjoy 9e will feature a single 13MP (f/1.8) rear camera and an 8MP (f/2.0) front camera.

As of now, this is all we know about the device, but we will keep you posted the moment we receive further intel on the same.

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Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 VS Asus Zenfone Max Shot: What’s different?

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Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 vs Asus Zenfone Max shot

Asus recently launched two new smartphones – Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 and Asus Zenfone Max Shot.

While both the devices are more or less the same when it comes to the specifications, there are a few differences here and there which set them apart.

Let’s compare both the smartphones and find out as to which one is the better choice for you.

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 Vs Asus Zenfone Max shot: Specifications comparison

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 vs Asus Zenfone Max shot

Specifications Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 Asus Zenfone Max Shot
Status Available Available
Dimensions 159.2 x 76.2 x 8.4 mm (6.27 x 3.00 x 0.33 in) 159.2 x 76.2 x 8.4 mm (6.27 x 3.00 x 0.33 in)
Weight 165g 165g
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display 6.26-inch S-IPS LCD display 6.26-inch S-IPS LCD display
Resolution 1080 x 2346 pixels, 398 ppi pixel density 1080 x 2346 pixels, 398 ppi pixel density
Aspect ratio 18.7:9 18.7:9
Colors Red, Silver, Blue, Black Red, Silver, Blue, Black
OS Android 8 Oreo Android 8 Oreo
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Octa-core 1.8 GHz
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 3GB 4GB
Internal storage 32GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes, up to 512GB Yes, up to 512GB
Primary camera Dual camera (12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9", 1.25μm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor) Triple camera (12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9", 1.25μm, PDAF + 8 MP, 13mm (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor)
Front camera 8MP 8MP
3.5mm headphone jack Yes Yes
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
Battery 4000mAh Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4+) 4000mAh Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4+)
Charging microUSB 2.0
Fingerprint scanner Rear-mounted Rear-mounted
Other features -
Price $339 $351

These were the main differences between the devices. 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.

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Oppo Reno lineup to have 5 devices – Pro, Plus, Zoom, Lite, and Youth

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We got to know about the upcoming Oppo sub-brand Reno a couple of weeks ago. The Reno lineup of smartphones will be focused on youth as it will pack in punchy and vibrant colors at the back.

Now, courtesy of Letsgodigital, we have got intel on the various models in the lineup. As per the report, the lineup will have five devices (initially) – Reno Pro, Reno Plus, Reno Zoom, Reno Lite, and Reno Youth.

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On March 20, 2019, Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications submitted the trademark applications to the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and to the IPO (Intellectual Property Office UK). The trademarks are classified as Class 9, which includes smartphones. The names are Reno Pro, Reno Plus, Reno Zoom, Reno Lite, and finally Reno Youth.

The trademark was applied for by Domingo Galletero Company, a law firm in Alicante. This company has often acted in the name of Oppo, as the Spanish company also applied for brand name protection at the beginning of this year for the name Oppo Limn.

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Oppo Reno Pro

Based on the name you can assume that the Pro model will be a top model. It was previously known that the Reno will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, or this will apply to all models is still unknown. But this powerful chipset will probably be used for the Oppo Reno Pro. It also seems obvious that this phone will offer 5G support.

Oppo Reno Plus

The name Reno Plus can have several meanings. This may involve an extra large screen, extra memory or an extra large battery. This last option certainly does not seem unlikely, it has already been announced that the Reno will be equipped with a 4,800 mAh battery. Oppo’s fast charging technology, called SuperVOOC Flash Charge, will certainly not be missing.

Oppo Reno Zoom

It is obvious that the name Reno Zoom refers to the zoom function of the camera. Earlier this year Oppo announced to have a smartphone with 10x optical zoom in development. This phone was already demonstrated at MWC 2019 last month. It is a triple camera with image stabilization. The triple camera consists of a 48-megapixel main camera, an ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8-megapixel zoom camera.

Oppo Reno Youth

The name Youth does not leave much to the imagination. Young consumers are an important target group for innovative Oppo. The Reno Youth seems to be meant for that. What this will mean for the functionality is still unknown, but this will probably be one of the cheaper models.

Oppo Reno Lite

The name Reno Lite also reminds me of a cheaper smartphone model. It is possible that this smartphone will be provided with less powerful hardware, in order to be able to offer an affordable device for every consumer.

The will run on the Android 9.0 operating system in combination with the recently introduced ColorOS 6 user interface from Oppo. Oppo’s own voice assistant, Breeno, will also be available.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming Oppo Reno lineup of smartphones? 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.

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