The launch of a new phone is always exciting. It not only adds the alternative while buying a smartphone but also gives the glimpse of the pathway the smartphone technology is heading. Sometimes the smartphones are equipped with stupendous specs keeping us engulfed with bewilderment. Here, we have collected the list of upcoming smartphones in Nepal, which will be launched very soon. Some or all of the smartphones in this list are definitely going to put you in the shower of disbelief. The list of top upcoming smartphones in Nepal goes like this:
1Xiaomi MI Mix
The Mi Mix made the debut in last October. However, after three months of launch in the international market, Vatsal Impex, the authorized distributor in Nepal is finally making this happen in Nepal. It sports a nearly bezel-less 6.4 IPS LCD display. Powering the phone is a latest high-end CPU, the Snapdragon 821. Storage wise, the device has two variants; one with 128 GB ROM and 4 GB RAM and another with 256 GB ROM and 6 GB RAM. For the photography, the device will assist you with 16 MP, f/2.0 rear camera, and 5 MP front cameras. For the security purpose, the phone encompasses a fingerprint sensor, mounted on the rear side of the device. The phone is fueled with a whopping 4400 mAh non-removable battery. To ensure fast charging, the phone is flowered with Quick charge 3.0.
The phone costs $516 for the base version and $590 for the high-end version. With the authorized distributor, Vatsal Impex, the notorious name in pricing the device costs, we cannot expect the device to cost nearby the international prices. However, the device is going to launch in Nepal, which would definitely be good news.
2Samsung C9 Pro
Despite the launch of the device in last October, the launch date in Nepal is not fixed yet. However, a few days back, Samsung confirmed the launch of the phone to happen before the end of February. Before the launch of the device in Nepal, let’s explore the specs possessed by the device.
The phone carries a 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED, 2.5D curved glass display with pixel density of 367 PPI. Corning Gorilla glass ensures the screen protection. It possesses the Android OS with Marshmallow (v6.0.1) version with no upgrades mentioned. The C9 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 653 chipset while the 6 GB RAM is put forward as the most amazing spec of the device. This is the first Samsung descendant to possess such an overwhelming RAM space. The device has an internal memory of 64 GB and the use of SDcard allows you to expand up to 256 GB.
On photography, unlike other devices, the rear camera has not dominated the front one in the pixel count. Both the primary and secondary camera have a 16MP sensor, provided with an aperture of f/1.9. Also, both the cameras are capable of shooting 1080p videos at the frame rate of 30fps. However, the rear one is privileged with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. To ensure security of the device, the phone embraces a fingerprint sensor, which resides in the home botton. The 189g device also possesses 4000 mAh non-removable battery.
Though the price and release date of this device is not yet disclosed. However, the Samsung flashed a general glimpse of the phone price range. According to the Samsung, the phone will cost less than Rs. 60,000.
3Huawei Mate 9
Mate 9 is collecting goodwill all around the globe. A few days back, it also set the record in Guinness Book for taking most selfies in three minutes. And finally, it is going to set its foot in Nepal to share its possession. It possesses 5.9-inch FHD IPS LCD display with 373 PPI pixel density. This Android device is privileged with Nougat (v7.0) version.
Mate 9 is driven by Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipset and the 4 GB RAM embedded to the device ensures the lag-less performance. The 64 GB ROM in the device serves as storage for your data. If this amount falls short to you then you can expand it up to 256 GB by the use of SDcard. For the camera section, the phone chose Leica Optics as the companion. The rear camera embraces a dual-camera, oriented in the vertical configuration. The dual-camera includes 20MP (Monochrome) + 12MP (RGB) with f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF, and OIS. The rear camera is also capable of shooting 4K videos. The front facing holds an 8 MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.9.
The phone is flowered with IR blaster and fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is capable of unlocking the device in 0.4 seconds. To provide a good power, a 4000 mAh battery is fueling the device. For the fast charging, super charging provision is also provided to the device.
The phone costs 699 Euros in the international market, which equals the Nepali amount of around Rs. 83,000. However, along with the release date in Nepal, the price is not yet fixed.
4Lenovo Moto M
Launched in early November last year, the Moto M has a water-resistant design with a metal body. The device enjoys the 5.5 Full HD, Super AMOLED display with 2.5D glass. The device runs on Marshmallow version under the hood. Unlike the most of the Lenovo phones, this phone is provided with MediaTek processor. The CPU of the photo is octa-core having the clock speed of 2.2 GHz.
For the photography purpose, the phone equips 16 MP front and 8 MP rear cameras. The rear one, being senior in the Megapixel count is privileged with dual-LED flash and PDAF. The storage portion is taken care by 4 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM, which can be expandable up to 128 GB.
This dual-SIM compatible device features a nano-SIM with 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. To ensure the safety of the device, the phone possesses fingerprint scanner. For the connectively, the service of WiFi b/g/n/ac and USB 3.1 remain well within the device. For the fueling purpose, the phone is not only powered by a 3050mAh battery but also holds fast charging technology (5V/2A) for quick charging.
The device is priced $295 in the international market and the price in Nepal is not disclosed yet.
Killing the ultimate flagship killer, OnePlus 3, the pioneer in the smartphone community to carry 6 GB of RAM, OnePlus brought 3T as the substitute. This upgrade did not bring any demotion as compared to the former one. The OP3T houses the same design language as compared to the OP3. It also sports a same 5.5-inch FHD Optic AMOLED display and a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Out of the box, Android Marshmallow version is available on the device, which can be upgradeable to Nougat. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 821 chipset, a slight upgrade to the Snapdragon 820 of the OP3.
Similar to OnePlus 3, the phone carries 6 GB RAM with two variants in the internal memory, 64 GB, and 128 GB. On the camera section, there’s a noticeable update. The OP3T houses a 16 MP, f/2.0 sensor on the rear and front. However, the rear one is privileged with PDAF, OIS and LED flash.
The phone is available in Gunmetal and soft Gold color variants. The fueling to the device is provided with 34000 mAh battery. The phone also supports dash charging, which lets the battery gain 60% of charge in 30 minutes. The sensors adhered to the device are Fingerprint, Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer and Gyro sensor.
The phone costs $439 for the base version and $479 for the high-end version in the international market. The former one (OnePlus 3) was already costing Rs. 49,900. As this is an improved version, it is definitely costing more than that. However, it can be expected that to the phone will be available under Rs. 60,000 price range.
6HTC Desire 10 Pro
Desire 10 Pro possesses the dimension of 156.5 x 76 x 7.9 mm weighing just 165 grams. The 5.5 inch IPS LCD display has a full HD resolution packed with 400 PPI pixel density. Corning Gorilla Glass is employed for the screen protection.
Out of the box, the phone holds Marshmallow version of Android OS. The phone embraces Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and the processor employed is Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10. And the installed GPU is Mali-T860MP2.
For your data storage, the device employs 64 GB ROM and the lag-less performance is ensured by the 4 GB RAM. The rear camera carries 20MP sensor assisted by f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. In addition, it shoots Full HD videos at 30fps frame rate. The front camera carries a 13MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 enabled with auto HDR mode. The front one is also capable of shooting Full HD videos at 30 fps frame rate.
The phone is flowered with compass, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, and proximity sensors. And the Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery fuels up the device without hesitation.
The phones are available through gray market under the price range of under Rs. 50,000. So after the launch, we will probably get the authorized device under Rs. 50,000.
7ZTE Blade V8
Launched back in CES 2017, ZTE V8 is the successor to the Blade V7. The phone is expected to be available under Rs. 30,000 price after its launch in Nepal in February.
The phone comprises of 5.2 inch IPS LCD display packed with 424 PPI pixel density, possessing a Full HD resolution. Out of the box, the phone encompasses Android Nougat (v7.0) version with Mifavor 4.2 UI on the top. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 435 chipset and an octa-core (1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU.
Memory wise, the phone has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM. The rear camera embraces dual camera with 13 MP + 2 MP sensors assisted by autofocus and LED flash. For the selfie fanatics, the phone has facilitated a 13 MP front camera with flash. The cameras are capable of shooting Full HD videos at 30 fps.
The phone is provided with the metallic finish tossed with non-removable 2730 mAh Li-Ion battery for fueling purpose. The phone also embraces a fingerprint sensor, mounted on the home button of the device. Other sensors included are an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.