Flagship phones from most companies are now aiming to set a new standard – loads of RAM, 6GB to be precise, enough to give your laptop a run for its money. 6GB RAM provides great multitasking and gaming experience. Most of these phones are based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 / 821 chipset which makes this high capacity possible, along with offering other features like Quick Charge 3.0 – which charges almost 80 percent of the battery in just 30 minutes. If you are also looking for such powerful smartphones, then you are at the right place.
So let’s delve in.
Although the phablet has been replaced by a better version of its own self, the OnePlus 3 is still a great buy and remains an extremely capable smartphone. It features the Snapdragon 820, which has a quad-core Kryo processor. The company has also offered their own take on fast charging with “Dash Charge”. The 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED display is Full HD and not 2K, which should be good for the 3,000mAh battery, and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The rear camera is rated at 16-megapixel, while for selfies, it has an 8MP shooter. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with OnePlus’ Oxygen OS. The 64GB non-expandable memory however, may seem inadequate to some.
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Put simply, the OnePlus 3T is a slightly tweaked OnePlus 3. The outer shell of the two smartphones is indistinguishable, however, the OnePlus 3T does come in a new colour dubbed as Gunmetal Grey. As for the specifications of the smartphone, the 3T rocks a Snapdragon 821 processor with 6GB of RAM working in tandem. The smartphone sports the same 5.5-inch 1080p display as was seen on the OnePlus 3, however comes with a newer 16MP front-facing camera along with a bigger battery of 3,400mAh. The smartphone is available for sale exclusively on Amazon for Rs 29,999. The OnePlus 3T can also be purchased in 128GB version, which is priced at Rs 34,999
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OnePlus has reigned as the king in the Rs 20K-30K budget for far too long and nubia hopes to change that with its Z11. Powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, the Z11 packs 6GB of RAM and comes with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded to give more room to the user as well. Sporting a 5.5-inch full HD display, the nubai Z11 draws fuel from a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android Marshmallow. Suffice it to say, the smartphone is clearly loaded to the brim and it definitely poses a solid threat with its competitive pricing of Rs 29,999. The smartphone will be sold exclusively on Amazon.
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The Le Max2 comes with a big QHD display of 5.7-inches, and utilises Snapdragon 820 paired with 6GB of RAM. The phone also has a more affordable 4GB model. It offers an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and Android 6.0 with eUI. In India, the phone will be bundled with a lot of goodies, with subscription to popular streaming services. LeEco is excitedly pushing forth the idea of CDLA – a next-gen digital audio standard that streams music through the USB Type-C port instead of the analog 3.5 mm jack, which is absent on this phone. For imaging, it has a 21MP rear camera with OIS and a dual-tone flash and an 8MP front shooter. Sadly though, there’s no info as to when this variant will go on sale, as the company has only made the 4GB RAM model available for sale in India – which is also an attractive package at the asking price of Rs 17,999.
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Taiwan’s ASUS is giving its Zenfone series a reboot, and the Zenfone 3 Deluxe is poised to be the titan of the new range. It comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED full HD display that’s protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4. Equipped with Snapdragon 821, it has 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The 23-meg sensor is highest in this class and offers TriTech Autofocus, which uses laser to focus on the subjects quickly. At the front, it has an 8MP snapper. A five magnet speaker focuses on better sound quality. It runs Android Marshmallow 6.0 with the latest version of ASUS’ ZenUI 3.0 interface. At Rs 62,999, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the most expensive smartphone in this roundup.
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Lenovo ZUK Edge (rumoured)
Lenovo’s sub-brand, ZUK had created waves in the Indian market with its debut offering, the Z1. Its successor, the Z2 Plus was touted as the cheapest smartphone to come with the Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 gigs of RAM. However, soon after the launch of the Z2 Plus, Lenovo is expected to bring an iterative upgrade of the smartphone in the form of ZUK Edge which will reportedly ship with a Snapdragon 821 processor and 6GB of RAM. The smartphone is also said to come in a bigger footprint than its predecessor and will sport a 5.5-inch full HD display. Fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery, the Edge is said to run Android Marshmallow upon first boot.
While we don’t really have any launch date for the phone, we expect it to launch soon, that too with an enticing price tag.