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Best Upcoming Smartphones of December 2017 – Expected Specs & Features



In the past few months, we have seen the flagship launches from the major smartphones brands. In the month of December, we will be seeing some exciting launches in the budget segment. A few of the smartphones which are already launched in other markets will be going on sale in India. Below is the list of upcoming smartphones along with the leaked details and exclusive information.

• Honor 7X

Honor 7X will be latest mid-range smartphone from the Huawei’s sub-brand. The device will be the successor to Honor 6X and comes with the new FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be officially launched on December 5th and will go on sale via Amazon India starting December 7th. The Honor 7X sports a 5.93-inch Full HD+ display and is powered by Kirin 659 octa-core processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. In the camera department, the Honor 7X sports a 16MP + 2MP dual rear cameras and an 8MP single front camera. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with the customized EMUI 5.1 skin on top. The device is backed by a 3,340mAh battery and offers regular standard connectivity options.

• Honor 9 Pro

Alongside the mid-range Honor 7X, the company will also launch the flagship Honor 9 Pro smartphone in December. The China exclusive Honor V10 smartphone is rumored to be launched as Honor 9 Pro for the international markets. The device comes with a 5.99-inch FullView display with Full HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the smartphone will come powered by Kirin 970 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage. Unlike the Honor 7X, the Honor 9 Pro will be running on Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 out of the box. The device offers 20MP + 16MP dual rear cameras with f/1.8 aperture and a 13MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. It is backed by a 3,750mAh battery and supports 22.5W Honor SuperCharge fast charging technology.

• Xiaomi Redmi 5

After launching the Redmi 5A in India, Xiaomi is all set to launch the Redmi-series smartphones with 18:9 displays. The company will be launching the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones on December 7th in China. Both the devices are mentioned to feature 18:9 displays, selfie flash, and bigger batteries. According to the leaks, it sports a 5.7-inch display with HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone will come powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. It might launch in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB storage options. The Redmi 5 will be offering a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Though it is mentioned to higher capacity batteries, the Redmi 5 batteries will be still smaller than 4,100mAh battery on the Redmi 4.

• OPPO F5 Youth

After launching the OPPO F5 and OPPO F5 6GB smartphones in November, OPPO India has confirmed to launch the OPPO F5 Youth smartphone in December. The device shares same design and internals as the other OPPO F5 smartphones. However, the Youth version offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. In the camera department, the OPPO F5 Youth sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The device comes with a 6-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. Along with the fingerprint sensor, the OPPO F5 Youth also includes Face Unlock feature.

• LG V30

Last week, we have exclusively reported about the availability and pricing of the LG V30 smartphone in India. The device will be launched in the next few days and the base variant is expected to cost Rs. 47,990. As of now, there is no information about the Indian pricing of the LG V30+. The LG V30 comes with a 6-inch Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels) FullVision OLED display and is powered by 10nm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. We expect the device to run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. In the camera department, the smartphone comes with 16MP + 13MP dual rear cameras and a 5MP single front camera. The smartphone is also IP68 certified for waterproofing and MIL-STD-810G certified for military-grade durability.

• Meizu M6 Note

Back in August this year, Meizu launched a new mid-range smartphone called as Meizu M6 Note in China. From the last few weeks, the company is teasing about its launch in the Indian market. The smartphone packs decent specifications and might launch as Amazon exclusive smartphone in India. It comes with a metal unibody design with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display on the front. In China, the company is rumored to launch an upgraded variant of the M6 Note with an 18:9 display. Talking about the M6 Note, it packs Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 3GB/4GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. In the camera department, the device offers a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the rear and a 16MP selfie camera on the front. It is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery and measures 8.35mm thick.

• Canvas Infinity Pro

Earlier this month, Micromax launched the Canvas Infinity smartphone with an 18:9 display. In the next couple of weeks, the company will be unveiling its successor called as Canvas Infinity Pro. As seen with the Canvas Infinity, the new Canvas Infinity Pro also features a 5.7″ FullVision HD+ display. It will be powered by an unspecified octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The USP of the device is its dual selfie cameras featuring 20MP & 8MP sensors. On the rear, the Canvas Infinity Pro offers a 16MP sensor. It might still run on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. It will be backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery. While the Canvas Infinity is launched at Rs. 9,999, the upcoming Canvas Infinity Pro will come with an MRP of Rs. 17,999.

Stay tuned on Phoneradar for the official details and pricing of the above mentioned smartphones.


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