The new phones of week 21

Ivan, 27 May 2018

Week 21 is at its end and as we look back at it and it was another one filled with smartphone announcements - 13 new phones debuted in the past seven days.

Most of these phones were rumor mill lurkers but some of them, like the Meizu M8c and vivo Z1 almost came out of nowhere. The Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 was also an unexpected announcement but that is mainly down to its limited market availability - currently a Korean exclusive.

The key announcement was the HTC U12+ - the Taiwanese company's latest flagship.

Huawei made the Y5 Prime (2018) official with middle of the road specs, the Oppo F7 Youth was finally launched, a week after its doppelganger Realme1 launched in India, and Micromax launched the Bharat Go.

LG unwrapped a trio of Q7's which share a frame of specs and features and differ mostly in RAM and camera configurations.

But it was Samsung that was the most prolific maker in terms of releases with 4 new phones - the Galaxy J8, Galaxy J6, Galaxy J4 and Galaxy S Light Luxury.


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OnePlus 6 deserves to be on top of the list because of its bang for a buck price given. IdK why Huawei is still using Kirin 659 SoCs and also Samsung on their own Exynos 7870. Can they make new midrange SoC next couple of months?

Apart from Huawei and Oppo rest of the phones dont even stand for take a look. Especuialy Samsung with their outrageous pricing. The only good phone which stands out is LG Q7 but again high price could kill above average phone.

Samsung's problem will always be consistency of their nomenclature and clear distinction between models. But then again there is Oppo with a billion models that are almost the same and differ barely by name. And Huawei with it's never-ending use of t...

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