With 2017 running in the second month, a range of smartphones has been already introduced while some of the major launches are yet to take place. Each manufacturer is gearing up to update its lineup and will soon come up with the latest offering. According to sources, Samsung, LG and HTC are soon going to introduce their new smartphones in Indian market. So, let’s find out, what these manufacturers are preparing to introduce.
One of the much-acclaimed series of Samsung, the A series will soon be replaced with the updated version. Yes, according to reports, 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series will be introduced in the coming few weeks. The A Series made its debut in 2015 and performed quite well in the respective segment. Now, the manufacturer will launch the updated model lineup with new specifications and sizes.
List Of Upcoming Smartphones In India
Samsung Galaxy A 2017 Series
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
The entry-level model in the lineup is the 2017 A3 which now comes with a 4.7-inch HD display. Powering the phone is Exynos 7870 processor which is coupled to a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. For imaging, the rear features a 13MP camera while the front has an 8MP selfie-shooter. The updated Galaxy A3 now comes with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and packs 2350mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy A3 is expected to have a price tag of Rs. 15,999.
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Sitting next in the lineup is the Galaxy A5, which is now upgraded with a 5.2-inch SUPER AMOLED display. Thr processor is an Exynos 780 which is clocked at 1.9GHz and is coupled to a 3GB RAM. The internal storage is 32GB which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD. The operating system is Android 6.0 Marshmallow while the battery pack is 3200mAh. The phone will be locking horns against Vivo V5 Plus and Oppo F1s. The Galaxy A5 is expected to bear a price tag of Rs 22,999.
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
Top of the line is the 2017 Galaxy A7 which now features a 5.7-inch full HD display. The processor, RAM and storage are similar to Galaxy A5. For imaging, both sides of the phone feature a 16MP camera. The 2017 A7 will also run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will pack a 3600 mAh battery.
All the above mentioned Samsung phones are designed with a metal unibody and house a USB Type-C port at the bottom. In addition to this, all these phones have received the IP68 certification, which ensures that these phones are dust and water resistant. The phone is expected to go on sale with a price tag of Rs 29,999.
LG K-Series 2017
In the league of updating the existing lineup, LG is also coming up with its 2017 K-Series on Feb 22. The brand has released a press release in which the updated ‘K-Series’ is expected to be revealed. At CES 2017, LG revealed the 2017 K-Series, which include K8, K4 and K3. The same lineup is expected to be revealed in India.
LG K8 2017
The K8 is expected to come with a 5-inch HD (1280 X 720 pixels) display and will be powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor which is coupled to a 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It also boast a 13-megapixel at the rear while the front features a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone is backed by a 2500mAh battery pack and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
LG K4 2017
Sitting in the middle of the series, the K4 offers a 5-inch FWVGA (480 X 854 pixels) display. POwering it is a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor which is paired to a 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. For imaging, the phone packs 5-megapixel rear and front cameras. The phone supports 4G VoLTE, runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs 2500 mAh battery pack.
LG K3 2017
The entry model in the lineup, K3 comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480 X 854 pixels) display. The processor, RAM and internal storage are similar to LG K4. For photography, the rear features a 5-megapixel camera while the front has a 2-megapixel selfie-shooter. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs a 2100mAh battery.
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HTC U Ultra
Talking about HTC, the company has released the invite for U Ultra India launch, which is set to take place on Tuesday. The upcoming HTC phone features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440 X 2560 pixels) super LCD display and will run on Android 7.0 Nougat with Sense UI customization. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset which is coupled to a 4GB RAM. There are two storage options which include 64GB and 128GB that are further expandable up to 2TB via microSD.
In terms of optics, the rear has a 12-Ultrapixel rear camera with 1.55-micron pixels, a BSI sensor, laser+phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilisation, f/2.8 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. At the front, a 16-megapixel camera with an Ultra Pixel mode and BSI sensor is equipped. In the Indian market, the HTC U Ultra will be available for Rs 54,000 approximately.
So, these are some of the prominent handsets which will surface in the Indian market soon.