The 2017 flagship smartphones from most of the major manufacturer are launched here in India. Now, we even have a smartphone equipped with 8GB of RAM which even most of the laptops are missing. However, a couple of newly launched devices are yet to be made available in the Indian market and we expect them to see in the coming weeks. Scroll down to get the glimpse of the newly launched premium smartphones in India.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra – Rs. 29,990
After launching the Sony Xperia XA1 smartphone, the company also brought the Xperia XA1 Ultra phablet to the Indian market. It comes with a price tag of Rs. 29,990 and faces stiff competition from the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 priced at just Rs. 16,999. The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra will be available in Black, White, and Gold color options. Both the Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra are first showcased at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona earlier this year. On the front is a large 6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with minimal bezels on both the sides. It comes powered by MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz and comes coupled with Mali T880 MP2 GPU. The smartphone packs 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Talking about the cameras, the Xperia XA1 Ultra sports a 23MP shooter on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and hybrid autofocus. For selfies, there is a 16MP autofocus front camera with f/2.0 aperture and OIS. Both the front and rear cameras come accompanied with LED flash. It is backed by a 2,700mAh battery and comes with Quick Charger UCH12 within the package. The Xperia XA1 Ultra runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat with the Xperia UI on top.
Honor 8 Pro – Rs.29,999
Back in March 2017, Honor launched the Honor 8 Pro in China as an upgraded version of the popular Honor 8. Now, the company has brought the Honor 8 Pro to the Indian market, while the all-new Honor 9 was already launched in China. The Honor 8 Pro comes with an all-metal unibody design which makes the devices tougher against the drops. It sports a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display and comes powered by 2.4GHz Kirin 960 octa-core processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. It runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat based EMUI 5.0 and support dual SIM dual standby. On the rear is a dual camera setup featuring 12MP RGB sensor and a 12MP Monochrome sensor. For selfies, there is also an 8MP camera on the front with a wide-angle lens. The fingerprint sensor on the Honor 8 Pro can be found on the rear of the device. It is backed by a 4000mAh non-removable battery that should easily give a day long of usage. Unlike the Honor 8, the new Honor 8 Pro offers 4G VoLTE connectivity for using with the Jio 4G SIM. It measures 157 x 77.50 x 6.97 mm and weighs almost 184 grams.
Asus Zenfone AR – Rs. 49,999
The Asus ZenFone AR unveiled at the CES 2017 is the first smartphone to support Google Daydream and Tango support. Last month, the device was launched in the Indian market for Rs. 49,999. The 23MP sensor on the rear comes with dual-PDAF, laser autofocus, and OIS. There are also a few other sensors for motion tracking, depth sensing, and infrared rangefinder. It will be available exclusively via Flipkart and comes only in a black color variant. It sports a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Under the hood is the last year’s Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor. It comes coupled with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB UFS 2.0 storage. The device runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat based ZenUI 3.0. On the front is an 8MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide-angle lens. It is backed by a 3,300mAh non-removable battery that also supports Quick Charge 3.0. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, A-GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port.
Moto Z2 Play – Rs. 27,999
The Moto Z2 Play from Motorola is the company’s latest smartphone in the semi-modular Moto Z series. It is the successor to Moto Z Play which is known for its long-lasting battery life. Interestingly, the new Moto Z2 Play comes with a slightly smaller 3,000mAh battery, but the company mentioned the device can be charged from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes using the TurboCharge technology. On the bottom rear of the device, we can find the 16-pin connector for magnetically attaching the Moto Mods. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device comes powered by 2.2GHz Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor and comes coupled with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. There is also 64GB of internal storage that can be further expanded using the MicroSD card slot. The Moto Z2 Play sports a 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, laser autofocus, and dual tone LED flash. The 5MP selfie shooter also comes equipped with a dual tone LED flash and features the wide-angle lens. Talking about the pricing, it comes with a price tag of Rs. 27,999 and is sold via offline and online stores.
OnePlus 5 – Rs. 32,999
As announced earlier, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5 in India exclusively through Amazon India. This new device comes with dual camera setup and competes with the other major flagship device in terms of specifications. The company still continues to offer Full HD resolution even in 2017 and the device sports a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood is the 64-bit Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor built using the 10nm FinFET process. The device comes with 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB non-expandable storage. It sports a 20MP Monochrome sensor and 16MP RGB sensor on the rear and offers 2X lossless zoom as seen on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. However, the device lacks the OIS but at least comes with EIS. There is also a 16MP sensor on the front of the device for selfies and video calls. The OnePlus 5 comes backed by a 3,300mAh non-removable battery and supports Dash Charge technology. The 6GB of RAM variant is priced at Rs. 32,999 and comes in Slate Grey color, whereas the high-end variant with 8GB of RAM costs Rs. 37,999 and will be available in Midnight Black color.