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Best Upcoming Smartphones of November 2017 – Expected Specs & Features



Are looking to purchase a new smartphone in India? Then you need to wait for few more days to get the latest smartphones with 18:9 aspect ratio and thinner bezels. Apart from the display, the selfies should also look much better on these devices. A couple of high-end smartphones are already confirmed to launch in China. Coming to the international markets, we will be seeing the first ever smartphone from Razer, that too a gaming smartphone.

Tip: Don’t buy OnePlus 5, the company is (reportedly) bringing its successor. 🙂

Redmi Note 5A

A selfie-centric Redmi smartphone from Xiaomi is teased to launch on November 2nd in India. We expect the company to launch the Redmi Note 5A with the 16MP selfie camera. The variant launched in China came with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor. On the same day, the company will also release the all-new MIUI 9 based Android Nougat. In China, Xiaomi might launch the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in November. The device is already listed on TENAA with a 5.99-inch 18:9 display offering Full HD+ resolution. It sports a 12MP single camera on the rear along with a 5MP selfie camera on the front. As of now, there is no information about the launch date of the Redmi Note 5.

Razer Phone

The first ever smartphone from Razer will be unveiled on November 1st. Earlier this month, we exclusively covered about the specifications leaked through GFXbench website. The gaming-centric smartphone will be sporting a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) on the front. Unlike the recent high-end devices, the Razer Phone will come with the regular 16:9 aspect ratio. It packs Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and comes coupled with Adreno 540 GPU and 8GB of RAM. Though the Android 8.0 Oreo is already here, the smartphone will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. The listing also hints the device to come with Razer’s own customized UI. On the design front, the company is taking a cue from the Nextbit first smartphone, Robin. The leaked image also revealed the Razer Phone to feature dual camera setup on the rear.

Nokia 9

HMD Global has recently launched the Nokia 7 smartphone in China, and the India launch might happen on October 31st. The leaks also revealed the renders of the Nokia 9 smartphone. The company will reportedly launch the new flagship device by the end of November 2017. The leaked 360-degree video unofficially confirmed the Nokia 9 to come with a glass back body. As seen on the Nokia 8, the Nokia 9 will also sport dual cameras on the rear. The slimmer bezels on the front also hint the device to sport 18:9 display. There will be on 3.5mm headset jack on the Nokia. If the rumors are to believed, the Nokia 9 will be coming with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, and 4GB/6GB of RAM. As there is no room for the physical home button on the front and the fingerprint will be featured on the rear.


The OPPO will be launching the new OPPO F5 smartphone in India on November 2nd. It comes with a unibody metal design and sports a 6-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is the MediaTek MT6763T octa-core processor coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. Talking about the cameras, the OPPO F5 comes with a 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. For selfies, there is a 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and integrated Artificial Intelligence. The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat based ColorOS 3.2 out of the box. It will be available in Red, Black, and Gold color options. Apart from the two variants of OPPO F5, the might also launch a third device on that day.

Moto X4

Motorola confirmed to launch the Moto X4 smartphone in India on November 13th. Unlike in the U.S, the variant launching in India will be non-Android One Moto X4. The leaked image of the Moto X4 (XT1900-2) retail box also revealed the device to cost Rs. 23,999 in India. It packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) FHD IPS display and a 14nm Snapdragon 630 octa-core 14nm processor. Talking about the cameras, the Moto X4 sports a 12MP + 8MP dual rear cameras and a 16MP front camera. The Moto X4 features a metal frame with a 3D curved glass on the rear. With the IP68 certified, the device is also water and dust resistance. It is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery and comes with TurboPower fast charging technology.

OnePlus 5T

The latest leaks revealed the upcoming OnePlus 5T to launch on November 16th. The device comes with an all-screen display and will be sold exclusively through Amazon. The tagline “Larger display Same footprint” also hints the OnePlus 5T with a 6-inch 18:9 display to measure same as OnePlus 5 with a 5.5-inch 16:9 display. It will be powered by Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage. Based on the rumors, the device will be featuring 20MP + 16MP dual camera setup on the rear. However, the front camera on the OnePlus 5T will be now upgraded to 20MP resolution. Even the OPPO R11S Plus launching in the first of November might also come with the same camera setup. It is also mentioned to run on Android 8.0 Oreo-based Oxygen OS out of the box.

HTC U11 Plus

Even HTC is launching a new smartphone on November 2nd. The company is expected to unveil the HTC U11 Plus on that day in China. It will be the first smartphone from HTC to feature 18:9 display. The leaks revealed the device to sport 5.99-inch display with Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Just like the HTC U11, the U11 Plus will also offer Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The squeezable Edge Sense feature will also be available on the U11 Plus. In terms of optics, the device might include a 12MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies. It will be backed by a 3,930mAh non-removable battery and includes Quick Charge fast charging technology.

Apart from the above mentioned devices, there will be few other launches happening in the month of November. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

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