We have already seen flagship phones from Samsung i.e. the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launched in Nepal, but apart from that other smartphone brands are yet to unveil their flagship phones of 2015. Things are finally getting back to normal after the devastating earthquake of April 25 and now we expect new phones to be announced in Nepal soon. Here we round up 3 of the best new phones that are soon to be announced in Nepal. So, Let’s start:
1. LG G4
LG ‘s previous flagships G2 and G3 did well in the Nepali market, and we expect the same with the G4. LG has emphasized more on its Camera specification in the G4 more and touts its performance as a professional-grade DSLR. The phone comes with 16 megapixel 1/2.6-inch CMOS sensor with F1.8 aperture lens. The phone now sports an improved optical image stabilization system with 3 axes. In addition, the G4 comes with laser AF for better focus and a new color spectrum sensor that reads RGB color and Infrared in order to recognize objects in a scene and their color. The raw data is then processed to optimize white balance and color processing. At the front, LG has opted for an 8MP sensor combined with an F2.0 aperture.
In terms of Display, LG G4 has a new IPS Quantum Quad HD display, which is quite similar, yet better than G3. There is a slightly unusual processor inside the LG G4- the hexacore Snapdragon 808 processor with 4 Cortex A53 Cores and 2 Cortex A57. Obviously, this processor is less powerful than the latest Octa Core Snapdragon 810 seen in the HTC one M9 or the Exynos 7420 of the Samsung Galaxy S6, but LG says the hexacore processor is destined to save more power and will give better battery life. The phone boasts a 3000 mAh battery which can be removed as well. The body of the G4 is slightly curved, nothing like the G flex 2, but the curved design means it’s easier to grab in the hands. The G4 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with the new human-centric UX 4.0.
2. Huawei P8 and P8 max
Huawei unveiled two of its new flagship smartphones, the P8 and the P8 Max at its global launch event in London on April 16. Both these phones are already available in most markets. Lately, Ascend Series from Huawei has not been able to compete with other flagship but the Huawei P8 is a flagship smartphone worthy of some attention.
Talking about the Huawei P8, hardware-wise, it offers a frameless 5.2-inch full HD display and a 4-colour (RGBW) 13-megapixel camera with OIS and dual flash along with an 8MP selfie camera. Under the hood is an octa-core chipset using Kirin 930 64-bit processor along with 3GB of RAM. P8 carries a huge 2,680 mAh battery on a very thin body.
The phone is just 6.4-millimetres thick and weighs just 144 grams. The P8 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 on top. The handset will be offered in Champagne Silver, Gold, Grey, and Black. The standard version of the P8 is due to go on sale in more than 30 countries priced at €499 (16GB storage), or there’s a ‘premium’ version (64GB storage) that will cost €599.
The larger version of the P8 is the p8 max phablet, which rocks an incredible 6.8-inch full HD display and a huge 4,360mAh battery. It also has 3GB of RAM like the p8. While the screen might sound pretty huge but the P8max is only 6.8mm thick and weighs in at 228 grams.
The P8 Max also runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 on top. The handset will be offered in Champagne Silver, Gold, Grey, and Black. The standard version (32GB) of P8 Max will cost €549 while the premium (64GB) will cost €649.
3. Gionee Elife E8
Gionee, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, is set to announce Elife E8 in Nepal. It is company’s flagship phone of 2015 and offers new high-end specs which we all have been waiting to see since the launch of Elife E7 back in 2013.
The major attraction about the Elife E8 is its 23.7 MP rear camera, which is able to produce photographs up to 120 megapixels in resolution. And it will also be the first Android smartphone to offer lossless zoom. The camera app launches in just 0.8 seconds and using a phase-detection autofocus system, Gionee claims the Elife E8 focuses in 0.08s to 0.2s. The camera sensor is also equipped with optical image stabilization, which corrects shakes up to 1.5 degrees in angle. Gionee aims to make it as the best camera phone in the market, but again we shall wait and see.
Apart from that, Elife E8 boasts a huge 6-inch QHD display, MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, fingerprint sensor, and 3500mAh battery.