Nowadays, the smartphones are getting distinguished based on the software features, thanks to the several innovations in the smartphone industry. However, only a few are widely adopted by companies for the better convenience for their users. One of the innovations to hit the mainstream market is the full-screen displays. In early 2o17, a few manufacturers have opted for the full-screen displays with 18:9 aspect ratio for their flagship smartphones. In just a few months after the adoption by the smartphone industry, the new display technology is already introduced in the budget segment.
In the last couple of months, we have seen most of the mid-range smartphones are also getting launched with 18:9 displays. Apart from the below-mentioned devices, we also expect to see even more devices in the future.
Below is the list of all the smartphones launched in 2017 with the new 18:9 display technology:
• LG Q6
LG Q-series is the first to adopt 18:9 aspect ratio in the mid-range segment. Till date, the company has launched the LG Q6, Q6 Plus, and Q6 Alpha under this new series. Out of the all three devices, the LG Q6 is the most affordable device priced at Rs. 12,990. It comes with a metal frame and a removable plastic back panel. The LG Q6 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) FullVision display and is backed by a Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and supports dual SIM dual standby. The device also includes a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.
• Micromax Canvas Infinity
Micromax Canvas Infinity is the most affordable smartphone with an 18:9 display during its launch. It is priced at Rs. 9,999 and came with entry-level specifications. Even the bezels on this device are considerably larger than other full-screen smartphones. It came with a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) IPS display and Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor. There is 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. In the camera department, the Canvas Infinity offers a 13MP rear camera and a 16MP selfie camera. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, and there is no word on the Oreo update.
• Honor 9i
Honor 9i is one of the best mid-range smartphones launched in the recent times. It is also the first smartphone from Honor to feature a FullView display. The Honor 9i is priced at Rs. 17,999 and comes with decent specifications. It comes with a unibody metal design featuring 5.9-inch Full HD+ display. The device also sports dual cameras on the front and rear. There is a 16MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the rear and a 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the front. It packs Kirin 659 octa-core processor. 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The device is backed by a 3,340mAh battery and runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat based EMUI 5.1 out of the box.
• OPPO F5
The OPPO F5 comes with a 6-inch display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution and longer 18:9 aspect ratio. However, it is powered by the MediaTek MT6763T octa-core processor. The device comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card. Talking about the cameras, the OPPO F5 offers a 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 20MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera on this device comes powered by built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for better post-processing of the selfies. It comes with a price tag of Rs. 19,990 and is sold via offline and online stores.
• Vivo V7
After launching the Vivo V7 Plus, the company recently introduced the Vivo V7 in the Indian market. Except for the smaller display, both the devices share similar specifications. While the Vivo V7 Plus costs Rs. 21,990, the new Vivo V7 is priced at Rs. 18,990. Even at this price, the Vivo V7 & V7 Plus only offers HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution displays. Under the hood, the devices come powered by Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. There is a 16MP rear camera and a 24MP front camera. Along with the fingerprint scanner, the smartphones also include Face Unlock feature.
• Honor 7X
The Honor 7X will be launching next month in India. The device comes with the same display and processor as seen on the Honor 9i. It is the successor to the popular Honor 6X smartphone. It might come in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB storage options. The device comes with 16MP + 2MP dual rear cameras and an 8MP single front camera. The device gets its juice from a 3,340mAh non-removable battery that also supports fast charging. On the rear of the device, we can also find a circular fingerprint sensor. Just like the Honor 9i, the Honor 7X also runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
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