It is the second month of Q3 and by far is the most exciting month of the year as major tech giants like Apple and Samsung bring in their flagship devices. Although the Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung made its arrival last month, there are still smartphones like Apple iPhone 8 and Mi Mix 2 which will keep us excited in September. So let’s have a look at the best upcoming smartphones in September 2017 one-by-one.
Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus:
Starting with the highly anticipated iPhone 8, it is by far the most talked device of this year. A lot has been speculated regarding its design and features from quite some time, which is creating even more excitement amongst Apple fans. It has recently been reported that the smartphone might be unveiled on 12th September, if that comes out to be true then, there is not much time left for us to see what the iPhone 8 is actually like.
The smartphone is said to feature an edge-to-edge bezel-less 5.8-inch OLED display. It will sport a curved glass back, and fingerprint scanner will be embedded into the display. Further, the upcoming flagship device is said to have a large circular pad inside of it to support wireless charging. The smartphone will come with vertically aligned dual rear cameras, which is said to be the premium highlight of the smartphone.
Although the entire lime light is on iPhone 8, but the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are also the smartphones to keep an eye on which will be launching along side iPhone 8 on the same day. As per previous reports, the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will hold the same design as that of its predecessors but will apparently come with a glass back unlike the aluminium one that the predecessor held. The inclusion of glass back makes 7s slightly thicker than the iPhone 7. The glass back will certainly make the smartphones capable of wireless charging which is the rumoured fact for iPhone 8 as well, and will be one of the major upgrades.
Read more about the iPhone 8 here.
Mi Mix 2:
Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2 is again one of the most exciting and fairly rumoured smartphone to look up for ahead. The smartphone is all set to launch on 11th September at an event in China. The smartphone has been designed by the renowned French designer Philippe Starck who also released a concept video where the smartphone looked stunning.
The Mi Mix 2 is expected to offer a 93 percent screen-to-body ratio with a curved AMOLED display. It is said to sport a 6.4 inch QHD (2540 x 1440 pixel) AMOLED display and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.45 GHz. The device is speculated to come in three different variants with 4 GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage, 6 GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM along with 256 GB internal storage. The phablet will run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Mi Mix 2 is rumoured to hold a 19 MP rear camera and a 13 MP front facing camera.The smartphone is also expected to bear an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the display.
Read more about the Mi Mix 2 here.
Xiaomi Mi 5X:
The Mi 5X is another budget friendly smartphone from Xiaomi which comes with some worthy specifications. The smartphone was launched back in July in China is now scheduled to hit the shelves in India on 5th September (however, now there are some reports which say that the smartphone launching on 5th September will not be the Mi 5X but will be an entirely different phone). The smartphone is another variant of the popular Mi 5 and highlights its dual camera setup. The Mi 5X was priced at 1499 yuan (Rs. 14,300 approx.) and we can expect it to be priced somewhere around this in India as well.
The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD LTPS display with 2.5D curved glass on top. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor along with Adreno 506 GPU. The device comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. In the imaging department, the smartphone holds a dual rear camera setup at the back with one 12 MP cameras with f/2.2 aperture, wide angle lens and another 12 MP camera with f/2.6 aperture, telephoto lens. There is also a 5 MP front camera with real-time beautification. The Mi 5X packs a 3,080 mAh battery to power itself and has also got a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy J7+:
After the grand unveil of the Galaxy Note 8, it now seems that Samsung is gearing up for another smartphone with a dual rear camera set-up however, this time it will be on a ‘J series’ smartphone in the lower mid-range. As per the reports, the smartphone is expected to launch on 22nd September in Thailand and might be priced around THB 12,900 (Rs. 25,000 approx).
The smartphone as per previous leaks will sport a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) display. It will be powered by a 2.39 GHz octa-core processor, coupled with 4 GB of RAM 32 GB of internal storage, which will be further expandable up to 256 GB through a microSD card slot. The smartphone looks to be running on Android 7.1 Nougat and will also come with dual-sim support. The Galaxy J7+ will hold a metal uni-body and will pack a 3,000 mAh battery to keep things ticking. Although the leaks doesn’t suggest the availability of a fingerprint scanner but we can expect it to be embedded in the physical home button upfront.
Lenovo K8 Plus, K8 Note Lite:
After launching the K8 Note, the tech giant Lenovo is now geared up to launch another smartphone under the K8 series in India, dubbed as the K8 Plus. The smartphone is scheduled to launch on 6th September in India and will be exclusively available on Flipkart. Apart from the K8 Plus, it is also rumoured that the company is planning to launch the K8 or the K8 Note Lite which appears to be the trimmed down version of the K8 Note.
The K8 Plus was being teased by the company from a while and was also up with a couple of leaks previously. The smartphone is said to be running on stock Android UI similar to the K8 Note. Also, looking at the teasers we can say that the smartphone will come with a dedicated music button, again something that we saw in the K8 Note. According to recent benchmark listings found on Geekbench, it appears that the smartphone will be powered by the MediaTek Helio P25 chipset, coupled with 3 GB of RAM and will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Xiaomi Mi 6:
The Xiaomi Mi 6, which was again one of the most anticipated smartphones of this year was expected to arrive in India somewhere around July but sadly it didn’t happen and so the smartphone is expected to make its way in India this month. The smartphone has already been launched in China and is now making the Mi fans in India wait. The Mi 6 comes in three different variants, staring at a price of 2499 Yuan which roughly translates to Rs. 23,500 and we can expect it to be priced nearby this in India as well.
The smartphone bears a 5.15 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display and is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.45 GHz. The device comes with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB/ 128 GB internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD card. The Mi 6 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 8 on top.
In the camera department, the Mi 6 is equipped with a Dual camera set up at the back. Both the sensors of the dual camera setup are of 12 MP where, one is a wide-angle lens while another is a telephoto lens for 2x loss-less zoom. The smartphone also holds an 8 MP front shooter for selfies and video calls. The smartphone contains a 3,350 mAh battery to power itself with 18w quick charging support and has also got an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on front beneath the glass.
Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5:
After the immensely popular Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi now is all set to bring in the next iteration that is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. The specification details of the smartphone were surfaced online, revealing some key aspects and also giving a glimpse at what Xiaomi has in store for us. The smartphone is tipped to sport the same 5.5-inch Full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) display but with a few advancements as compared to Redmi Note 4. It could either be powered by a Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 660, which could very well be variant dependent. In the imaging department, the smartphone is speculated to hold a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash. On the front side, the smartphone will pack a 13 MP camera for selfies.
Apart from the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi 5 smartphone from Xiaomi also popped-up in rumours indicating that it might launch soon. The smartphone is tipped to sport a 5-inch Full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) display, which will come in two different variants powered by different processors which include Snapdragon 625 and Snapdragon 630 which has recently been launched by Qualcomm. Further the Redmi 5 is said to come with 3 GB/4 GB RAM options along with 16 GB/ 32 GB/ 64 GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card.
In the imaging department, the smartphone is speculated to hold a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash. On the front side, the smartphone will pack a 5 MP camera for selfies. The Redmi 5 is expected to pack in a 3,680 mAh battery which is lower than the 4,100 mAh battery of its predecessor. It is also said that smartphone will be running on Android Nougat based latest MIUI 9 UI from Xiaomi.
After launching its Q6 smartphone in India, LG is now geared up to launch the upgraded RAM variant i.e the Q6+. The smartphone was announced globally back in July and is expected to hit the shelves in India in September. Apart from the RAM and internal storage the smartphone holds same design and specifications as that of the LG Q6.
The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch FullVision display with FHD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio and almost bezel-less design. It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage which is expandable up 2TB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The LG Q6+ holds a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front facing camera with 100-degree wide-angle lens. It packs a 3,000 mAh battery and also comes with NFC.
So these were few of the upcoming smartphones that will be arriving in September 2017, let’s see how many of them succeed to interest the buyers and are able to make their hold in the market.
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