The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 30 August

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The best Android smartphones announced this week: Android Updated Picks for Week 30 August


  • Oppo R17 lineup
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite
  • Moto Z3
  • ZTE Nubia Red Magic Camouflage edition
  • Oppo F9 lineup
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy A series (2019)

Oppo R17 lineup

oppo r17 under display fingerprint scanner

Oppo is soon going to unveil the Oppo R17 lineup of smartphones. The Oppo R17 and the Oppo R17 Pro have been into the news a lot lately and there is a plenty of reasons as to why it is. The devices are tipped to be featuring 10GB of RAM which is pretty astonishing. Then, we are going to get an under-display fingerprint scanner with the devices.

The Oppo R17 lineup has recently got the TENAA certification and the 3C certification meaning that the launch date is nearby.

Read:


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Google Pixel 3 XL

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The upcoming Google flagship lineup of smartphones, the Google Pixel 3 smartphones are going to be unveiled in the month of October. Recently, the Google Pixel 3 XL appeared on the Geekbench database which has revealed some of its specifications.

As per the Geekbench scores, the Google Pixel 3 XL will feature an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset which is most likely to be the Snapdragon 845 chipset. The processor will be coupled with 4GB of RAM which comes as a surprise. Moving to the OS, the device is unsurprisingly going to run the upcoming Android P OS out of the box.

Read:


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Huawei Mate 20 Lite

huawei mate 20 lite tenaa certification

Huawei is soon going to launch the Huawei Mate 20 lineup of smartphones. The lite variant of the lineup, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite has recently appeared on the TENAA listings which have revealed the entire specifications of the device.

As per the TENAA listing, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite sports a 6.3-inch display giving out a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device measures 158.3 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm and weighs in at 172 grams.

The aspect ratio and the images from TENAA clearly suggest that we are going to get a notched display with the Huawei Mate 20 Lite just like a lot of other smartphones launched by the company as of late.

Read:


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Motorola Moto Z3

motorola moto z3 wallpapers

Motorola has finally announced the Moto Z3 which is essentially a mid-range Android smartphone. The device features top-notch specifications and is kept at a reasonable price, $480 to be exact.

At the price point, there are better smartphones available when we talk about the comparison, but a very few can ensure a future-ready smartphone in terms of 5G connectivity. The Moto Z3 succeeds in achieving just that with the addition of a new 5G Moto Mod.

Read:


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ZTE Nubia Red Magic Camouflage Edition

zte nubia red magic camouflage edition wallpapers

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone has received a lot of applause ever since the device was launched owing to the amazing specifications and features it provides at a pretty compelling price.

The company now appears to take things further as far as the design is concerned. ZTE has launched a new limited edition camouflage variant of the device which looks even better than its original counterpart.

Read:


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Oppo F9 lineup

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Oppo is going to launch the Oppo F9lineup of smartphones on August 15. The devices recently passed the Bluetooth certification and the company has also launched the teaser posters of the Oppo F9 and the Oppo F9 Pro.

The previously released teaser image of the Oppo F9 showed off some of the design aspects of the device such as a dual camera setup and a notch at the top of its display.

Also, the company has hinted at a breaking new vision experience courtesy of a new waterdrop screen which could possibly be a water-resistant screen of some sorts. Whatever it be, the fact that the device features such a small notch makes it look way better when compared to the likes of the other notched smartphones launched lately.

Read:


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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

huawei mate 20 pro live shots renders

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is reportedly going to be the first smartphone by the company to sport the Kirin 980 chipset.

By the looks of it, it appears that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will not have a notch at the top of the display and will feature pretty narrow bezels all around the screen. That said, one has to take this news with a pinch of salt as nobody is sure as to whether or not this image is legit.

Read:


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Samsung Galaxy A series (2019)

samsung a series smartphones to feature a triple camera setup

The upcoming Samsung flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is still far from becoming a reality. The device is tipped to feature a triple camera setup just like the previously launched Huawei P20 Pro.

Though Samsung is generally known for keeping its top-notch features to its flagship devices i.e. the Galaxy S series and the Galaxy Note series of smartphones, it is planning to make the upcoming Galaxy A series of smartphones (2019) to feature some of those, as per the industrial sources. No doubts, the company will trim down the features somewhat, but it will be pretty interesting to see a triple camera setup in a mid-range smartphone like a Samsung Galaxy A series device.

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.


Mukul Sharma

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.