Finally, 2017 has ended, and we are in the first month of 2018, we all have witnessed some new smartphones from some major manufacturers like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Motorola, Oppo, Nokia, etc. last year and now the question is what we can expect from them this year. In this article, we will talk about some of the best upcoming budget devices which are worth waiting.
Almost all brands have a series of smartphone which keeps on updating year by year like Xiaomi has its Redmi-series, Motorola has its G-series and so on, in brief, this article is dedicated to those readers who want to know about the best upcoming budget handsets which are expected to arrive in 2018.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi is a huge Chinese brand known for its budget effective smartphones, recently they have announced their Redmi 5-series of smartphones which were said to replace the Redmi Note 5, but nothing has been tipped by the brand itself which creates a possibility that Xiaomi may be bringing this new member in the upcoming months.
The device is rumored to come with a 5.99(inch) 18:9 ratio Display with HD Plus resolution. In the Camera section, it will feature a 12MP rear and a 5MP front camera. The device is expected to launch with a massive 4000mAh battery. As per the leaked renders, the device will not retain an identical design to what we have seen on the Redmi Note 4. The device will get power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625/630 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM, it will be made available in 32GB/64GB ROM versions and will run on the latest MIUI 9 version. The device will be priced at 150 EUR/11,000 INR/180$.
Nokia, a Finland based brand has recently launched its Nokia 6(2018) in China and from a long, leaks and rumors are there on a smartphone called Nokia Edge. At present nothing has been revealed by the brand itself but rumors have suggested a lot about it. As per the leaked information, the device will come powered by a MediaTek MT6755 Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.0Ghz coupled with 3GB of RAM. The device may come with a 5.2(inch) Full HD IPS Screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The device will offer 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB’s. In the Camera department it will provide a 23MP Camera with LED Flash, and in the front, it will have a 13MP shooter for selfies. It will support 4G networks and will house 3600mAh battery. The device is expected to come with a price tag of 262 EUR/19,999 INR/314$.
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Motorola is a brand owned by Lenovo. Their smartphones are famed for a pure stock Android experience. Every year brand presents its new budget smartphone in the G-series, last year in March Moto G5 Plus was launched then the Moto G5S and G5S Plus, and now in 2018, we are expecting its successor Moto G6 Plus. The device is expected to come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636(64 bit) Octa-Core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The device is expected to launch in 32GB and 64GB ROM versions, it will feature expandable storage up to 256GB’s via micro-SD Card.
The upcoming smartphone will run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo with a stock like an experience. According to us, it will come with an 18:9 ratio screen as this trend is beings followed by some other manufacturers as well. In the Camera section, it will feature a 16MP+13MP shooter with PDAF, 2x optical zoom and in the front, an 8MP shooter will be there. It is rumored to house a 3500mAh battery and will cost around 223 EUR/16,999 INR/267$.
Meizu is a Chinese brand, and I know that many you are listening to its name for the first time. Its upcoming budget Meizu M6s smartphone recently got leaked as it gets certified. As per the leaks, the device will come powered by a MediaTek Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.0Ghz coupled with 3GB of RAM. The device will be among the few handsets that will come with a 5.7(inch) 18:9 ratio Display with Full HD+ resolution.
In the Camera section, it will feature a 13MP camera with LED Flash, and in the front, a 5MP shooter will be there. It will be available in one variant i-e 32GB ROM with the support of expandable storage up to 128GB’s. The device is expected to come with a 3500mAh battery and will run on custom Flyme OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It will be priced at 131 EUR/10,000 INR/157$ and may arrive in March.
Earlier leaks suggest that the Lenovo P3 device will feature massive 6GB’s of RAM and will hit the sweet spot between pricing and specs as hardly any device is available in the mid-range which is offering 6GB of RAM. It will be the successor to the P2 series and might be known as the Vibe P3. We are expecting a 5.5(inch) Full HD Super AMOLED Screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The device is rumored to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625(64 bit) Octa-Core processor coupled with optional 4GB/6GB of RAM. The brand will make it available in 32GB/64GB ROM with the support of expandable storage. In the rear, it will sport a 16MP shooter while in the front, an 8MP camera is expected. It will house a massive 5000mAh battery which will also act as a power bank. The device is expected to launch sometime in 2018, and the expected price is 250 EUR/19,000 INR/300$.
Motorola Moto E5
A few days back image of the upcoming Motorola Moto E5 got leaked, and some valuable information is revealed with it. A website called mysmartprice posted its image, and as per that image, the device look evolved, and this time there is no Fingerprint Scanner in the front, and at the same time, Moto dimple looks a little different. As per the rumors, the device will sport a Fingerprint Sensor embedded in the Moto dimple.
The device will sport a 5.0(inch) HD Display with rounded corners; if it is happening, then we will witness rounded corners for the first time on a budget device. It will sport a partial metallic design similar to the previous generations. As per rumors, the device will come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM. Motorola hasn’t revealed anything officially, but the leak says that the price for the device will start from 98 EUR, 120$, 7,500 INR.
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Recently some handsets belonging to Lenovo(Motorola) got leaked, these devices include Moto G6/G6 Plus, Moto Z3/Z3 Plus, Moto G6 Play and the Moto X5. Among them, the budget device will be the G6 Play. As per the leaked image, the device would come with an 18:9 ratio Display and as per the leaks it is the 5.7(inch) HD+ panel with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The device will come with an Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and will be compatible with Dual-SIM cards. The device may come powered by an Octa-Core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.
It will offer expandable storage up to 256GB’s via micro-SD card. As per the rumors, the device will provide a 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, and in the front, a 5MP shooter will be there. Leaks suggest that the smartphone will come with a massive 4000mAh battery and the Fingerprint Scanner will be present embedded in the Moto Dimple. The device will be made available in Black, Gold and Blue colors for a price of around 128 EUR, 150$, 10,000 INR.
All above information is based on the rumors and may change with the time, for complete details about each device we have to wait for the official announcement.