The list will blow your mind…..

So let’s take a look…

1. Apple iPhone 8

The Apple iPhone 8 is the latest flagship device introduced by the American smartphone maker. The device comes with a lot of welcome changes. The Apple iPhone 8 sports a curved glass back instead of aluminum which is enclosed in a metal frame. The home button on the front doubles up as a fingerprint reader as in the other iPhones. One of the most important aspects is the introduction of the wireless charging facility.

Camera and Storage

The device comes with dual 12-megapixel rear cameras which are supported by a dual-tone LED flash that can be used to capture top quality images and videos even under low light. For video calls and selfies, the iPhone 8 comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter as well.
With the iPhone 8, one gets 64GB of non-expandable storage space that can be used for storing apps, music, videos, images, etc.

Display and Performance

The Apple iPhone 8 boasts a big 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display that is bright and reproduces vivid images even when placed under the sun. The touchscreen comes equipped with a built-in Touch-ID and supports Force Touch Display Technology which is quite common among Apple devices. The screen on the device is coupled with awesome viewing angles which make watching videos and playing games more joyful.
Built on a highly-efficient 10nm manufacturing process, the iPhone 8 is powered by a 64-bit Apple A11 chipset and 2GB RAM that promises seamless and a lag-free iPhone experience.

Battery and Connectivity

As for connectivity, the device comes with options like 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and a micro USB Type-C port. The iPhone 8 sips its juice from a non-removable Li-Po 2,100 mAh battery that comes with wireless charging support.

Expected Price: Rs. 62000

Launch Date: 30th September 2017

2. Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 is latest flagship device out of the stables of the Finnish smartphone manufacturer. The device comes with high-end hardware and is a much-improved variant of the Nokia 6. The device does not differ much from its predecessor regarding looks, but sports narrow bezels and has curved edges that prove pretty helpful while holding the device. The front-facing home button also acts as a fingerprint reader.

Performance and Camera

For shutterbugs, the device packs a powerful 24-megapixel rear camera which is paired with a dual-tone LED flash which one can use to shoot images in the dark. There is a 12-megapixel front-facing shooter as well that you can use for selfies and video calling.
In terms of performance, the smartphone is backed by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset which is clocked at 2.4GHz which ensures a smooth and flawless smartphone experience. The chipset is coupled with massive 6GB of RAM to take care of your multitasking requirements.

Display and Platform

The Nokia 8 features an impressive 5.7-inch QHD display which is paired with excellent viewing angles that are targeted to provide a unique visual experience while watching videos or playing games. The screen also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which ensures that the display on the smartphone remains scratch-free.
The device runs the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box.

Battery and Connectivity

Fuelled by a non-removable Li-Ion 3,300mAh battery, the device carries enough juice to keep it running for an entire day. For heavy users, the battery comes with fast charging support. For connectivity, there are options like 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, and a micro USB Type-C 3.1 reversible port.

Expected Price: Rs. 33990

Launch Date: 31st July 2017

3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is the successor to one of the most popular smartphone in India, the Redmi Note 4. The Redmi Note series from Xiaomi had achieved a great success due to its solid build quality, great battery life, and ample processing power. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 carries forward the same design from its predecessor that includes metal unibody with a symmetrical design.

Display & Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, but this time around the display brightness and overall performance have been improved. The screen on the Redmi Note 5 is covered with Gorilla Glass 4 to protect it from accidental drops and scratches. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 sports a 16-megapixel primary camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-tone dual-LED flash. The front-facing camera has also been bumped from 5-megapixels resolution to 8-megapixels. The increase in camera resolution results in a better image quality. The videos are now recorded at 4K resolution.

Hardware & Software

To attract the core-crazy Indian crowd, Xiaomi has used MediaTek s Helio X25 deca-core processor for the Redmi Note 5. The new processor has two more cores than the processor in the Redmi Note 4, but it is still behind in terms of performance and power efficiency. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes standard with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Xiaomi is also offering variants with higher storage options. The Android 7.0 Nougat OS comes pre-installed on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with company s MIUI 8. The device has high chances to receive Android O operating system too.

Battery & Connectivity

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 packs a 4,000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery. The battery is a tad smaller than the one found on its predecessor, but it won’t makes much of a difference as the battery consumption is taken care by Android Nougat s battery optimisation. This time around, Xiaomi has equipped the device with Quick Charge 3.0 for faster, cooler, and efficient charging. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is connected via dual-SIM dual-standby 4G LTE along with VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v4.2, and USB Type-C port.

Expected Price: Rs. 9999

Launch Date: 31st October 2017

3. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the latest from Samsung with a combination of quality specs such as a loaded chipset, good cameras, a large screen and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Platform and Memory

The J7 Pro is powered by a MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset that runs Nougat 7.0 OS. The chipset bears 3GB of RAM and an 8-Core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at a maximum speed of 2.3 GHz. These numbers enable the phone to run apps and multitask at a good speed. Storage on the J7 Pro is limited to 32GB that can be pushed to 256GB with a microSD card. The chipset also bears a Mali-T880MP2 GPU.

Display and Design

The J7 Pro is fronted by a Full HD resolution 5.70-inch IPS LCD that shows excellent visuals for entertainment. An IPS LCD also provides good readability when out in the sun and at skewed viewing angles. The phone features the standard arrangement of home and navigation buttons below the screen. The home button also houses a fingerprint sensor. The phone is available in black and gold exteriors.

Cameras and Battery

The primary camera on the Galaxy J7 Pro is a 13-megapixel shooter that records videos in Full HD at 30fps and is aided by LED flash. The secondary camera on the J7 Pro is also 13-megapixels. Both cameras capture quality images. A 3,300mAh Li-ion non-removable battery powers the phone for over a day.

Connectivity and other features

The Galaxy J7 Pro supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS for navigation and micro USB as well as USB OTG. The phone accommodates dual nano-SIM cards that support 4G LTE and 3G.

Expected Price: Rs. 20999

Launch Date: 31st July 2017

4. Nokia D1C

The Nokia D1C will be one of the first Android devices from Nokia and will be available in 5.0-inch and a 5.5-inch display, 13-megapixel and 16-megapixel rear camera, and 2GB and 3GB RAM variants. The 5.0-inch version of the Nokia D1C is priced at under Rs. 10,000.

Platform and Memory

The Nokia D1C runs Android Nougat 7.0 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM that ensures the phone functions with good speed. Internal storage on the D1C is 16GB that cannot be expanded. An Adreno 505 GPU powers graphics for games and entertainment.

Display and Design

The Nokia D1C features an IPS LCD display that shows HQ media on a 5.0-inch Full HD resolution display.

Cameras and Battery

The rear camera on the Nokia D1C is 13-megapixels that take quality images aided by LED flash and autofocus. The rear camera records videos in HD resolution. The front camera on the Nokia D1C is 8-megapixels that takes pictures of adequate quality. The battery that powers the D1C is 2,800mAh that lasts about 18 hours at best. The chipset is equipped with Quick Charge 3.0 technology that imparts 60% charge to the battery in less than 30 minutes.

Connectivity and other features

The device supports 4G and 3G mobile data via dual SIM cards. The phone also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS for navigation aided by A-GPS and GLONASS.

Expected Price: Rs. 10000

Launch Date: 30th August 2017

5. Motorola Moto G5S Plus

The Motorola Moto G5S Plus is the beefed up version of the Moto G5S. The Motorola Moto G5S Plus has an improved camera and displays over the Moto G5 Plus. The Moto G5S Plus just like the Moto G5S comes with full metal body for increased rigidity and a premium feel.

Hardware & Software

The Moto G5S Plus features a more powerful octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset when compared to the Moto G5S. The SD625 is not only powerful, but it is also very power-efficient thanks to the 14nm technology. The 64GB storage variant of the device comes with 4GB of RAM for better multitasking. The Moto G5S Plus ships with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with a few customisations over and under the hood for a unique experience.

Display & Camera

The Moto G5S Plus has an improved display of 5.5-inches with Full HD resolution over the Moto G5 Plus which only had a 5.2-inch display. The Moto G5S Plus is equipped with Gorilla Glass 3 for better resistance against scratches; it also provides with increased rigidity against drops. The Moto G5S Plus shines in the imaging department with its dual-camera setup on the back. The two 12MP cameras on the back are used for zoomed and wide-angle images. The dual-camera setup also brings bokeh effect which is similar to the iPhone 7 Plus s depth effect. The cameras use phase-detection autofocus for spot-on focusing.

Battery & Connectivity

The Moto G5S Plus is fuelled by a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support. Some devices in the same price category as G5S Plus come with a larger battery. The wireless connectivity on the Moto G5S Plus is handled by dual-SIM 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, and a GPS.

Expected Price: Rs. 17999

Launch Date: 15th August 2017

6. Nokia P1

The Nokia P1 is the latest mobile out from the Finnish smartphone maker. The device features attractive specs bundled in a slim body. The smartphone makes its mark with rounded edges and is available in black colour. The device sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that provides added security.
The Nokia P1 flaunts a 5.3-inch Full HD IPS display which paired with excellent viewing angles offers great legibility even when placed under bright sunlight. Also, the device is IP57 certified which protects it from any unwanted splashes of water.

Storage and Platform

The Nokia P1, similar to the Nokia E1 runs the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box. The device has 128GB of onboard storage space which can further be expanded using a microSD card up to 256GB.

Camera and Performance

The smartphone comes with a powerful 22.5-megapixel primary shooter which is capable of capturing stunning images even under low light thanks to the presence of an LED flash. The rear camera is equipped with modes like autofocus, LED flash, ISO control, and High Dynamic Range mode. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter to please all selfie-enthusiasts.
Under the hood, the device is armed with a 2.45GHz quad-core Snapdragon 835 chipset which is coupled with 6GB of RAMto aid multitasking.

Connectivity and Battery

The device sips its juice from a Li-Po 3,5000mAh battery which promises to keep the device functioning for an entire day. Moreover, there is QuickCharge 4.0 support that recharges the battery on the P1 very quickly. As far as connectivity is concerned, the smartphone comes with options like 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and a micro USB 2.0 port.

Expected Price: Rs. 55000

Launch Date: 15th August 2017

7. BlackBerry Keyone

BlackBerry is back once again with its all-new Keyone. The BlackBerry Keyone is an Android-based smartphone device that has some of the very technologically advanced features in a unique and attractive design package. The BlackBerry Keyone is among the very few Android devices to feature a physical QWERTY keyboard. The device measures 149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm and available only in black colour variant.

Snapdragon 625 & 3GB RAM

In spite of has having a flagship-grade price, the hardware on the BlackBerry Keyone is of the mid-range category. The Qualcomm s Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM, can handle almost any complex task you throw at it. However, it is not a very powerful processor, but an efficient one. The internal storage is 32GB with a microSD card for further expansion up to 256GB.

4.5-inch Display & Android 7.1 Nougat

The BlackBerry Keyone accommodates a small 4.5-inch IPS LCD, as almost half of the device s physical area is occupied by a QWERTY keyboard and the bezels. The small screen size, however, has a fantastic pixel density of 434 PPI with the help of its 1620×1080 resolution. The display is protected with the layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4. Moving on to the operating system, the BlackBerry Keyone is equipped with Android 7.1 Nougat OS. The operating system has been customised keeping the QWERTY keyboard in mind. Also included within the software is BlackBerry Messenger (BBM).

12MP & 8MP Camera Duo

The primary camera on the BlackBerry Keyone is a 12MP unit with phase-detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. However, it does not come with OIS (Optical image stabilization) even with such a high price tag. A secondary camera is an 8MP unit with 1.12 m pixel size. Both the cameras can record Full HD videos.

3,505 mAh Battery with Quick Charge 3.0

The battery capacity of the BlackBerry Keyone is 3,505 mAh, which can surely provide with exceptional battery backup results. The battery can be quickly topped up with the new Quick Charge 3.0 technology from Qualcomm.

USB Type-C and Fingerprint Scanner

The BlackBerry Keyone is future-proof with the inclusion of USB Type-C port. Apart from that, it has Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, and single-SIM 4G LTE. Additional features on the BlackBerry Keyone include a fingerprint scanner and stereo speakers for enhanced security and immersive multimedia experience.

Expected Price: Rs. 39999

Launch Date: 31st July 2017

8. LG G6 Plus

The LG G6 Plus is a slightly upgraded version of the standard LG G6. The outer dimensions of 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm are similar to standard LG G6. This device has a higher internal memory when compared to the LG G6. The LG G6 Plus comes in three colour variants, ice platinum, mystic white, and Astro black. Hardware & Software

The LG G6 Plus comes with an upgraded internal storage of 128GB which is twice the amount you get in the standard LG G6. Other hardware components include quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC and 4GB of RAM. The LG G6 Plus uses UX 6.0 UI over the stock Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

Display & Camera

The LG G6 Plus has a 78.6% of screen-to-body ratio thanks to the thin bezels and the edge-to-edge display. The display is armored with the Gorilla Glass 3 for increased rigidity. The screen size of the LG G6 Plus is 5.7-inches, and it has a QHD+ resolution. The display also comes with HDR10 and Dolby Vision certification for a top-notch viewing experience. The LG G6 Plus has two cameras on the back with a 13-megapixel resolution, one comes with phase detection autofocus and 3-axis OIS, whereas the other camera has fixed focus with f/2.4 aperture. There is a dual-LED flash that sits between the two cameras. Coming to the front-facing camera, the LG G6 Plus uses a traditional 5-megapixel unit. The LG G6 is capable of capturing HDR videos with 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound recording.

Battery & Connectivity

The LG G6 Plus is capable of wirelessly charging its 3,300 mAh battery. However, the wired charging serves you with 50% of charge in just 30 minutes with the integrated Qualcomm s Quick Charge 3.0. Unlike the other flagship devices in the year 2017, the LG G6 Plus retains its 3.5mm audio jack for old-fashioned hassle-free audio listening. The device s cellular connectivity includes dual-SIM 4G LTE and VoLTE.

Expected Price: Rs. 57399

Launch Date: 31st July 2017

9. Google Pixel XL 2

Google has introduced the successor to the Pixel XL that made its way into the smartphone market last year. The latest offering is the Pixel XL2 that ships with power-packed specifications and are expected to provide a flawless smartphone experience.
The Pixel XL2 does not differ much in terms of the design and looks similar to the Pixel XL. The smartphone ships with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader which records up to five fingerprints.

Storage and Battery

The Pixel XL2 comes with 128GB of onboard storage space that unfortunately cannot be expanded any further as the device lacks an expansion slot. But given that the smartphone ships with 128GB of internal storage space, one should not grumble much.
The device draws its power from a non-removable Li-Ion 3,800mAh battery which can easily last throughout the day. Moreover, there is support for fast charging.

Performance and Camera

For image lovers, the device hosts a 12.3-megapixel rear camera which can be used to capture images and record videos even in the dark courtesy a dual-tone LED flash. On the front, to aid video calling and selfies, the smartphone sports an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter.
To enable seamless multitasking and gaming performance, the smartphone is armed with a 2.35GHz octa-core Snapdragon 821 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM.

Connectivity and Display

The Google Pixel XL2 features a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display which is bright and reproduces real-life colours that make gaming and watching videos more enjoyable. The screen on the Pixel XL2 also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection that protects it from attracting unwanted scratches.
Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and a microUSB Type-C reversible port.

Expected Price: Rs. 65000

Launch Date: 31st July 2017

10. HTC One X10

HTC makes one of the most beautiful looking smartphone devices in the mobile phone industry. However, nowadays, design alone is not enough for the device to sell in high numbers, a smartphone has to be packed with latest features and it should be affordable at the same time. That is why HTC has launched its all-new HTC One X10. The HTC One X10 apart from its name is a totally different device from the HTC One series. The all-metal design gives it a premium look, as well as, it provides with a better longevity of the device.

Hardware & Software

The hardware specification is the only criteria where the HTC One X10 struggles. In this era, a device with a premium price tag means faster and newer processor as well as better RAM and storage. Sadly, the HTC One X10 comes with an outdated MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 3GB RAM, and only 32GB of internal storage. On the connectivity front, the HTC One X10 has a dual-SIM 4G LTE capability, Bluetooth v4.1, and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. The HTC One X10 covers up its hardware shortcomings with a very polished and refined Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The OS is cherished with HTC s Sense UI which is regarded among the best looking user interfaces in Android.

Display & Camera

The HTC One X10 comes with a large and gorgeous 5.5-inch Super LCD display. The Super LCD is aimed at providing better colour vibrancy and higher display brightness. The display is also protected with the Corning s Gorilla Glass. The 16MP primary camera is the latest addition to the device from HTC; this new sensor is equipped with phase-detection autofocus technology. Also, there is a dual-tone LED flash. On the front, there is an 8MP camera for sharp selfies. HTC is known for its simple, feature-packed, and gorgeous looking camera UI that adds up to the device s camera performance.

Expected Price: Rs. 19999

Launch Date: 31st July 2017

 

 

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