Best Upcoming Smartphones of July 2017 – Expected Specs & Features
In the month of June, we have seen quite a few flagship smartphones launching in the Indian market. While there is no official confirmation, we will be seeing few new smartphone launches from the Chinese brands in the coming weeks. A couple of these devices are already launched in other markets and we will be knowing the Indian pricing and availability dates on the launch day. Apart from the below-mentioned devices, we also expect to see a few smartphone launches from the Indian brands.
Just after launching the Nubia N17 Mini with dual camera setup, the China-based company also unveiled its 2017 flagship smartphone, Nubia Z17 in China. While its predecessor, Nubia Z11 was made available in India, we also expect to see the Nubia Z17 in the Indian market in the next few weeks. It comes in Black Gold, Soft Gold, Black, Blue and Red color options. Just like the other 2017 flagship devices, the Nubia Z17 also comes powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC and comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. It also has the IP certification making it both water and dust resistant. However, there is no 3.5mm Audio port but features a single USB Type-C port. It sports a 5.5-inch two-sided bezel-less display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Nubia UI 5.0. In the camera department, the Nubia Z17 features 23MP + 12MP dual lens camera with, Dual Pixel focus, f/1.8 aperture, and Sapphire lens. There is also a 16MP front camera on the front with 80-degree wide angle lens. It measures 152.60 x 72.38 x 7.60 mm and weighs 173 grams.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Last year, Xiaomi launched a new device called Mi Max with a huge 6.44-inch display and now, it unveiled the Mi Max 2 as its successor in China. While the company is skipping the launch of Mi 6 in the Indian market, we might soon see the Mi Max 2 launching here in India. The new Mi Max 2 also comes with the same 6.44-inch Full HD display as seen on its predecessor. It sports an unibody metal design offering premium look to the device. Even the battery is now bumped up to 5,300mAh capacity and is mentioned to give 57 hours of talk time and 18 hours of video playback. Under the hood is the last year’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. There is a 12MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture and 5MP front camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture. It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm Audio port, and a USB Type-C port. The device sports three capacitive navigation buttons on the front and the fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear.
LG V30 will be company’s new flagship device that will be launched in second half of 2017. At the MWC 2017, the company unveiled the LG G6 with the last year’s Snapdragon 821 quad-core chipset. But the new LG V30 will be featuring Snapdragon 835 chipset. The company will continue with the glass back body offering wireless charging along with IP68 certification. Instead of the secondary display as seen on the LG V10 and LG V20, the upcoming LG V30 is rumored to feature an inset camera as seen on the Essential first smartphone. The infinity display introduced with the LG G6 will be seeing major improvements like featuring OLED curved display. We might see the official launch of the LG V30 at the IFA 2017 that will be held in early September in Berlin. While the last year’s LG V20 is the world’s first to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, we hope the company offers similar surprises with the LG V30. While we aren’t expecting the LG V30 to launch in the month of July, we might see more information about this upcoming flagship smartphone.
Out of the three high-end Moto smartphones, we already saw the launch of Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Play smartphones. While the Moto X4 was earlier reported to be launched by the end of June, the new leaks suggest the launch is delayed until next month. The Moto X4 will be the successor to the Moto X Play and Moto X Style smartphone launched in 2015. Last year, the company launched the new Moto Z series instead of the successors to Moto X devices. The device has been in the rumors mills for the last couple of months and we already came to know about the design and the key specifications of the device. It comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display and houses the newly announced Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor featuring custom Kryo cores. It sports 4GB of RAM and comes in 32GB and 64GB storage variants. There will be dual 13MP cameras on the rear with dual tone LED flash. It will be running on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box without any major customizations to the stock Android UI. The Moto X4 will be backed by a 3,800mAh battery and comes with TurboCharge fast charging technology.
Gionee A1 Plus
Gionee unveiled the new A-series at the MWC 2017 by launching the Gionee A1 and Gionee A1 Plus smartphones. While the Gionee A1 is already launched in India, the high-end Gionee A1 Plus will be made available in the Indian market in the first week of July. The devices run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the customized Amigo 4.0 UI laid on top. It sports a 2.5D 6-inch IPS display offering Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It packs the MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and comes coupled with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU and 4GB of RAM. There will be 64GB of internal storage that can be further expandable using the MicroSD card slot. On the rear, there is a dual camera setup featuring 13MP and 5MP sensors with an aperture of f/2.0 and f/2.2 respectively. The A1 Plus also sports a whopping 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. Interestingly, the IR Blaster on this device is integrated into the LED flash on the rear. It is backed by a 4,550mAh non-removable battery and also support fast charging.
Stay tuned on Phone Radar for the official launch dates of these upcoming smartphones.