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From Huawei nova 3i to Google Pixel 3: Smartphones to watch out for this year

Here are some of the newest mobiles with the right mix of performance and features.

New Delhi: With smartphones becoming more powerful, their abilities of performing various tasks have increased. In recent times, latest smartphones feature almost 8GB of DDR4 RAM which is more than the RAM available on a regular laptop. The camera quality is coming nearer to DSLRs’ with the launch of every new smartphone. However, all these phones come at premium price.

Here are the best and newest mobiles with the right mix of performance and features, that you can buy in India: 

August 7 – Huawei nova 3i

Huawei Nova 3i
Huawei Nova 3i

The Huawei Nova 3i is powered by octa-core processor and it comes with 4GB RAM. The phone packs 128GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

The Nova 3i packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 24-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The phone runs on Android 8.1 and is powered by a 3340mAh. The phone comes with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels at a PPI of 409 pixels per inch.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G. 

Huawei Nova 3i price in India starts from Rs 20,990.

August 8 – Xiaomi MI A2

Xiaomi MI A2
Xiaomi MI A2

This smartphone will be an Amazon exclusive in India. The Xiaomi Mi A2 India launch is scheduled at 4 pm IST on Wednesay. The dual-SIM (Nano) phone runs on optimised stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo and sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, and Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, paired with an Adreno 512 GPU.

With a dual rear camera setup it consists of a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 with f/1.75 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture and a 2-micron 4-in-1 Super Pixel size. 

The smartphone includes 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Miracast, an IR emitter, and USB Type-C. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the Xiaomi Mi A2. 

Mi A2 price in India is not yet known.

August 23 – Nokia 6.1 (Also known as Nokia 6 2018)

Nokia 6
Nokia 6

The Nokia 6 2018 is a new smartphone that has got the full potential to give tough competition to its rivals.The Nokia 6.1 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display. The smartphone runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo).

The smartphone is equipped with octa-core, 2.2 GHz, Cortex A53 processor which is built upon Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with a 3GB RAM and an Adreno 508 graphics processor.

The rear camera is stacked with a 16MP lens while an 8MP camera in the front. The primary camera is assisted with auto-focus and dual-colour LED flash, while the secondary camera has a soft light flash.

The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh Li-ion battery, which supports quick charging as well. The Nokia 6.1 is equipped with a 32GB internal memory, which is further expandable up to 128GB. 

Price in India has been set at Rs 16,999

October 4 – Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3

This smartphone features a 5.4″ (13.72 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and runs on Android v9.0 operating system. It is powered by Octa core (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM.

As far as the battery is concerned it has 3000 mAh. The rear camera has a 12.2 MP camera CMOS image sensor supporting a resolution of 4000 x 3000 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a CMOS image sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope. It comes with a fingerprint sensor as well.

Price in India starts from Rs 69,990.

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