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Top Upcoming Smartphones in Nepal

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We all love to have the option of latest and greatest smartphones in the market. Previously where our market had a handful of brands and products to choose from, today it is flooded with all the diverse options one could think of. We may not get all the products from a brand but we get enough to satisfy our needs. In this article, we have listed few of the upcoming smartphones that will be hitting the Nepali markets pretty soon.

iPhone 8/8 Plus

Iphone 8 8 Plus

If you are an Apple fanboy, then you must be desperately waiting for the newly launched iPhone 8. The phone will be hitting the country soon as the pre-booking has already been started.The most interesting thing about the new iPhones is the A11 bionic chipset which opens a new world of Augmented reality and AI on the phone. With that, the phone comes with new studio lighting feature which helps to recreate lighting condition like that of a studio. The best thing about the new iPhones is they have introduced fast charging and can shoot 4K videos at 60fps.

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iPhone 8/8 Plus Specifications

Specifications iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
Display 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 pixels 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Software Version iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.0.2 iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.0.2
Fingerprint Front Mounted Front Mounted
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic Apple A11 Bionic
CPU Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
GPU Apple GPU (three-core graphics) Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
RAM 2GB 2GB
Storage 64GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB
Rear Camera 12 MP with f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom
Front Camera 8MP with HDR 8MP with HDR
Connectivity Nano-SIM, Dual Band ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 Nano-SIM, Dual Band ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 1821 mAh battery with wireless charging and fast charging 2691 mAh battery with wireless charging and fast charging
Price Rs 98500, Rs. 119500  Rs 112500, Rs 133000
Launch Date  Prebooking Started   Prebooking Started

Nokia 8

Nokia 8 Nepal

The upcoming Nokia 8 is the most powerful Nokia ever made. It comes with a 5.3-inch QHD display. It comes protected with corning gorilla glass 5 and is IP54 water and dust resistant. Powering the device is the latest octa-core SnapDragon 835 chipset clocked at 2.5 GHz. It comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM with storage of 64GB and 128GB respectively. Nokia 8 offers a Dual 13MP camera with Carl  Zeiss lens. It can shoot 4K at 30fps. Up front, it offers 13MP Camara. The phone offers the latest in terms of connectivity like Bluetooth 5.0, Dual Band ac WiFi and USB C. The phone is backed up by 3090mAh battery aided with Fast Charging 3.0.

Specifications of Nokia 8

  • Display: 5.3 inches (1440 x 2560) @554ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Android Version: Android 7.1.1 Nougat upgradable to Oreo 8.0
  • Fingerprint: Front Mounted
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB of RAM
  • Storage: 64GB and 128GB, Expandable up to 256GB (using SIM slot 2)
  • Rear Camera: Dual 13 MP with f/2.0 aperture, laser & phase detection autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, OIS
  • Front Camera: 13 MP with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), Bluetooth 5.0, 3.1 USBC 1.0, Dual Band WiFi ac
  • Battery: 3090mAh battery with Fast Charge 3.0
  • Price: Rs.72,500
  • Launch Date: November 1st week

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

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If you want to go full bezel-less, nothing gets better than the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. The Mi Mix was already an unreal looking phone with no bezels on all three sides. Now the phone comes in a more proper form factor and maintains a smaller chin at the bottom. The phone comes with 6.0inch full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is also powered by the latest SnapDragon 835 Chipset clocked at 2.4GHz, it offers massive 8GB and 6GB of RAM. The storage ranges from 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB in the 6GB variant while the 8GB variant comes with default 128GB only. The phone offers a single 12MP back camera and 5MP front facing camera which lies at the bottom of the phone. The phone is backed by 3,400mAh battery with fast charge 3.0.

Specifications of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

  • Display: 5.99 inches(1080 x 2160 ) @403ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Android Version: MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Fingerprint: Rear Mounted
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • RAM: 6GB or 8GB
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, Non Expandable
  • Rear Camera 12 MP with  f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis)
  • Front Camera: 13 MP with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), USB C, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual Band ac WiFi
  • Battery: 3400mAh battery with Fast Charge 3.0
  • Price: Rs..72,000
  • Launch Date: December

Huawei Nova 2i

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Huawei Nova 2i is one of many names of the phone and it also has one too many cameras. Dubbed as the first phone with to sports 4cameras, the phone is making waves in the smartphone market. It comes with two cameras on the front and the back. Up front, it comes with a pair of 13MP + 2MP lenses. The secondary camera helps to take portrait images with bokeh effect. On the back, it comes with 16MP + 2MP setup which is again for portrait images.

The phone offers 5.9inch full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the phone is Kirin 659 Chipset clocked at 2.3GHz. It comes coupled with 4GB of RAM. Huawei Nova 2i offers 64GB of onboard storage. The phone is supported by 3340mAh battery.

Specifications of Huawei Nova 2i

  • Display: 5.9 inches (1080 x 2160) @409ppi
  • Android Version: EMUI 5.1 on top of Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Fingerprint: Rear Mounted
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, Expandable up to 256GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16 MP + 2 MP with phase detection autofocus
  • Front Camera: Dual 13 MP with f/2.0 + 2 MP
  • Connectivity: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), Dual Band ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB 2.0
  • Battery: 3,340mAh
  • Price: Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 40,000
  • Launch Date: November 2nd Week

Gionee M7 Power

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Gionee Marathon series is all about battery backup and the new M7 Power brings 5,000mAh of dominance to the table. The phone sports a 6.0inch 720p display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 435 clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM. It offers 13MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Facing Camera.

Specifications of Gionee M7 Power

  • Display: 6.0 inches (720 x 1440) @268ppi
  • Android Version: Amigo on top of Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Fingerprint: Rear Mounted
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, Expandable up to 256GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0
  • Battery: 5,000mAh battery
  • Price: Rs.25,000 – Rs.30,000
  • Launch Date: November 3rd Week

Oppo F5

Oppo F5 price features specifications review

Oppo phones have established itself well among the selfie lovers. Their tag “Selfie Expert” is justifiable with the camera performance their phone delivers. The new Oppo F5 will be more intriguing with an AI chip that will enhance the photos taken from its 20MP front-facing camera.

With the use of an AI chip, Oppo F5 would be able to take portrait images. Like the Pixel 2, the front would use machine learning to properly put a blur on the background. It also enhances the beauty mode to bring more natural skin tone. The phone has also introduced facial recognition feature like in the Note 8. It works well even in low light conditions. The phone also comes with a single 16MP Rear Camera with f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus.

It holds 6 inches full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device is Helio P23 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz accompanied by either 6GB or 4GB of RAM with 64GB and 32GB storage respectively. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back. It is backed up by 3200mAh battery.

Specifications of Oppo F5

  • Display: 6.0 inches (1080 x 2160) @402ppi
  • Android Version: ColorOS 3.2 on top of Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Fingerprint: Rear Mounted
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23
  • CPU: 2.3GHz (typical) / 2.5GHz (single-core scenario)
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM: 6GB or 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB or 32GB, expandable up to 256 GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP with f/1.8 and phase detection autofocus
  • Front Camera: 20 MP with f/2.0
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB 2.0
  • Battery: 3,200mAh
  • Price: Rs. 37,000
  • Launch Date: November 14

Vivo V7+

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Vivo V7 Plus is the second and the last phone in this list to sport an 18:9 aspect ratio with a 720p display. It is a midrange device running on octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz. For multitasking, it provides ample 4GB of RAM. It offers 64GB onboard storage and expandability option up to 256GB. The phone comes with a 16MP rear camera and a whopping 24MP selfie camera which is capable of shooting portrait shots with bokeh effect. It is backed by 3225mAh battery.

Also Read: Vivo Launching Soon in Nepal

Specifications of Vivo V7+

  • Display: 5.99 inches (720 x 1440 ) @269ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Android Version: Funtouch OS 3.2 on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • Fingerprint: Rear Mounted
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, Expandable up to 256GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP with f/2.0, phase detection autofocus
  • Front Camera: 24 MP with f/2.0
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2,
  • Battery: 3225mAh battery
  • Price: Rs. 35,184
  • Launch Date: December 1st Week