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Phones to be Launched Soon

1. SAMSUNG GALAXY A8s

After plenty of speculations, leaks and fan render, this phone is finally certified officially by the FCC under the name SM-G8870. The Galaxy A8s will be Samsung’s first phone with a gorgeous Infinity-O display. That’s the kind of screen that occupies almost the entire front of the phone except for tiny bezels and a camera hole near the top. 

SPECIFICATIONS

Launch Date: January 23, 2019 (Unofficial)

Operating System: Android v8.0 (Oreo)

Processor:  Octa-core (2.2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360)      

Graphics:  Adreno 616

Ram: 6 GB

Camera:  24MP + 10MP + 5MP (Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus)

Display:  6.3" (16 cm)

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels

Colour: Gold, Space Gray, Silver

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710

 

2. ASUS ZENFONE MAX PRO M2 

In the recent tweet, Asus has finally revealed the launch date of its new phone. Yes, you read it right, it's 11th of this month. The phones are going to be available on Flipkart. That tweet also said that the front glass is Gorilla Glass 6. . These new phones are expected to pack huge batteries like the predecessor but the most important thing is the brand new design as well as upgraded hardware. People are expecting a lot from this phone.  Let's see what this phone offers to its users.  

SPECIFICATIONS

Launch Date: December 11, 2018 (Unofficial)

Operating System:  Android v8.0 (Oreo)

Processor:  Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)     

Graphics:  Adreno 512

Ram: 4 GB

Camera:  12 MP + 5 MP (Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus)

Display: 6.26 inches (15.9 cm)

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels

Display Type: IPS LCD

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956

 

3. LENOVO Z5S

To beat the Samsung Galaxy S10, Lenovo Z5S is coming up with a punch-hole in screen camera. A certain Lenovo Z5s was detailed by TENAA and from the dark photos, it looked like it had a teardrop notch. The camera hole actually seems a lot less obtrusive than a notch. The opening itself is relatively small and fits neatly within the status bar, without making it too big. The Lenovo Z5s has already passed certification by the TENAA in China, so its release in the Asian market is just around the bend.

SPECIFICATIONS

Launch Date: 12 December 2018

Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)

Processor:  Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260

Graphics:  Adreno 509

Chipset: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm)

Ram: 6 GB RAM

Camera:  16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF 8 MP Third unknown camera

Display: 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2

Screen Resolution: 080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio

Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours

 

4. NOKIA  7.1 PLUS

Nokia 7.1 Plus mobile features a 6.18" (15.7 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system.  Nokia 7.1 smartphone adapts to you and how you use your phone, learning your preferences as you go and improving over time, keeping things running smoother for longer. It is all about capturing photos that look so good, you just have to share them. The dual rear cameras with ZEISS optics deliver stunning shots, while the AI technology lets you add an artistic touch to every photo with 3D personas, masks and filters.

SPECIFICATION

Launch Date: December 19, 2018 (Expected)

Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)

Processor:  Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360)      

Graphics:  Adreno 616

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710

Ram: 4 GB RAM

Camera:  12 MP + 13 MP

Display: 6.18 inches (15.7 cm)

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2246 pixels

Display Type: IPS LCD

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant3-  Rated IP68 (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529

Storage: Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0), 1024 GB 

 

5. HUAWEI NOVA 4

Huawei is also planning to beat Samsung for the hole punch camera.  The design of the back is pretty much a P20 Pro. The front features screen with a hole for the selfie camera in the top left corner. Huawei even live streamed a demo of a prototype device with such a screen hole, which served as the basis of this render

 

Launch Date: December 12, 2018 (Unofficial)

Operating System:  Android v8.0 (Oreo)

Processor:  Octa core (2.6 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.92 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)

Chipset:  HiSilicon Kirin 980  

Graphics:  Mali-G76 MP10

Ram: 6 GB

Camera:  24 MP + 5 MP Dual Front Cameras

Display: 6.4" (16.26 cm)

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels