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Top 10 Smartphones launching in May

April has been quite a full of smartphone launches till now. Like every month, the month of May will also see some major launches from big handset players like OnePlus, Google and more. There are a few upcoming smartphones that are in the pipeline which are slated for launch very soon. Here is a list of top smartphones that are anticipated to launch next month. The list includes the officially confirmed devices along with the ones which have surfaced in leaks and rumours.

Honor 20 Pro

Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has announced that it will be launching its latest Honor 20 series on May 21, 2019, in London. The series will include smartphones like Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20i and Honor 20 Lite. The Honor 20 Pro will likely to come equipped with four rear cameras and will sport a dark blue finish with a gradient design. The primary sensor on the Honor 20 Pro will reportedly be a 48-megapixel camera with Sony IMX600 sensor.

As per rumours, the Honor 20 Pro will have a 20-megapixel wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens while the fourth sensor is likely to have a ToF camera. Honor 20 Pro will reportedly come equipped with a 3,650mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging. It will be powered by the Kirin 980 SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone will also bring features such as Gaming+, Link Turbo, and GPU Turbo among others.

Asus ZenFone 6

Asus will be unleashing the ZenFone 6/6Z on May 16 in Valencia, Spain. The Zenfone 6Z will have 18W fast charging support. The phone will come with a dual camera setup on the back. The rear of the device will also feature a square-shaped fingerprint sensor placed below the camera module. The phone is also expected to feature a bezel-less display with a punch-hole display.

The Asus Zenfone 5Z will feature a full HD+ display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. It will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform with Adreno 640 graphics and 6GB of RAM. The device will run on Android 9 Pie. The highlight of the phone will be the 48-megapixel sensor on the front for selfies and video calling.

Honor 20i

Along with Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20 Lite, the company will also be launching Honor 20i at the event on May 14. Honor has recently launched Honor 20i in China in three different variants including 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage priced at Yuan 1,599 (approx Rs 16,586), 4GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage for Yuan 1,599 (approx Rs 16,586), and 6GB RAM with 256GB internal storage for Yuan 2,199 (approx Rs 22,833).

Honor 20i features a 6.2-inches Full HD+ (2340×1080) display. It is powered with Huawei’s Kirin 710 octa-core (4xCortex A73 2.2GHz+4xCortex A53 1.7GHz) SoC. The phone runs Android 9.o Pie operating system based on EMUI 9.0 and is powered by 3400mAh non-removable lithium polymer battery. The Honor 20i features a triple rear camera setup combination of a 24MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle secondary sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has 32MP AI self-timer selfie camera.

Honor 20 Lite

The Honor 20 Lite is also expected to be launched on May 21. As per rumours, Honor 20 Lite will feature a 6.21-inch LCD waterdrop notch display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. It will have a triple rear camera setup of a primary 24-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra wide angle lens with 120-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front is a 32-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

The phone is likely to run on Android Pie and packs a 3,400mAh battery. It will sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It will reportedly be powered by the 14nm HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can further be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s first foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold is all set to be announced in India soon. As per reports, the Galaxy Fold will be launched in India in May. The Galaxy Fold was announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2019 last month in San Francisco at a premium price tag of $1,980 (approx. Rs 1,40,000). The phone is likely to be priced more in India as the phone will not be manufactured in the country and will have to be imported. As per reports, the Galaxy Fold could be priced at around Rs 2,00,000 in India.

Samsung Galaxy Fold has two screens, a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9) cover display on the front and a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED tablet screen with 4.2:3 aspect ratio when the phone is unfolded. The phone has a total of six cameras on the phone including a triple rear camera setup. Primary setup includes a triple camera module at the back of the phone which combos a 12MP lens with a variable aperture (with OIS), a 12MP telephoto lens (with OIS) and a 16MP ultra-wide angle camera. There’s a single 10MP selfie camera at the top of the cover display while there’s a dual camera 10MP + depth sensor setup at the top of the tablet display. It is powered by a 7nm octa-core processor paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. There are two batteries on the inside of the two foldable slabs which amount to a total of 4,380mAh. The Galaxy Fold runs on Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie.

Nubia Red Magic 3

Nubia Red Magic 3 will be launching on April 28 in Beijing, China. But the same phone is expected to launch in India along with its flexible smartwatch, Alpha and nubia pods in May this year.

The phone will feature liquid and air cooling that should ideally help in cooling the core temperature of the CPU during intense gaming sessions. It will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with Adreno 640 GPU. Nubia Red Magic 3 will be backed by a massive 12GB of RAM and the phone is expected to support a screen refresh rate of 120Hz or more. The gaming phone will be equipped with a 3,800mAh battery and there will be a 4D vibration system that will provide better haptic feedback when you are playing games.

OnePlus 7

The successor of OnePlus 6T – OnePlus 7 is expected to launch in global markets next month on May 14. As per rumours, the flagship will feature a 6.5 inch AMOLED display. The phone will be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC which supports maximum clocking speeds of up to 2.84 GHz coupled with Adreno 640 GPU. It is expected that the OnePlus 7 will also come with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

OnePlus 7 may sport a waterdrop-style notch and a dual rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor which will be coupled with a LED flash. Similar to the OnePlus 6T, the upcoming OnePlus 7 will also not come equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Dimensions of the OnePlus 7 are claimed to be 157.7×74.8×8.1mm

Google Pixel 3a

Google’s upcoming mid-range smartphones – Google Pixel 3a is expected to launch on 7 May. This is the same day when the Google I/O annual developer conference kicks-off. Google I/O event will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, California from May 7 to May 9.

Google Pixel 3a will reportedly feature 4GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage. It will have a single 12.2-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. Moreover, the Pixel 3a is reported to feature a 5.6-inch display with 1080×2220 pixel resolution and it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 or Snapdragon 710 SoC. The phone will have a 3000mAh battery with 18W fast charging and it will run Android 9 Pie.

Google Pixel 3a XL

Along with Google Pixel 3a, Google will also launch Google Pixel 3a XL at the Google I/O annual developer conference. The Pixel 3a XL is the larger variant of the Pixel 3a series.

As per reports, the Google Pixel 3a XL will come with a 6-inch FHD+ OLED display with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC.It will feature 4GB of RAM and have 64GB of storage for its base variants. Like Pixel 3a, this smartphone will also have a 3000mAh battery with 18W fast charging and it will run Android 9 Pie.

OnePlus 7 Pro

Along with OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro is also expected to be launched on May 14. Reports say that the OnePlus 7 Pro will feature a 6.71-inch Super Optic display, which could bear a Full HD+ resolution. For optics, the OnePlus 7 Pro will feature a 48-megapixel primary lens coupled with a 16-megapixel secondary shooter and an 8-megapixel sensor.

The smartphone is said to run on Android 9.0 Pie operating system out-of-the-box and it will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It will be backed by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.OnePlus 7 Pro is said to feature USB Type-C v3.1 and a 4,000mAh battery along with Warp Charge 30W fast charging tech.

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