Top 7 Trending Smartphones This Week! [December 10, 2018]


After a hyped week of Realme U1 and Honor 8C, this week we have some top budget phones trending in India. To start with, the second generation Asus Zenfone Max Pro is launching this week.

To join in, we have Nokia 8.1 and the all-new Vivo Nex 2.

iPhone XR recently overtook Pixel 2 to become the best single-lensed camera smartphone in the DxOMark sheet. While on the other side, 2 lakh units of the newly launched Realme U1 were sold in its first sale and OnePlus 7 will the first smartphone to use Snapdragon 855.

Here’s the top trending smartphones of the week:

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Taiwanese manufacturer Asus is all set to unveil its second-generation Zenfone Max Pro in the country on December 11. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is backed by Snapdragon 660, dual cameras, 19:9 notched display and a 5,000mAh battery. It is expected to be priced around 13,000 rupees in India.

Nokia 8.1

HMD Global will launch its recently announced Nokia 8.1 in India today. The entry-premium Nokia smartphone is expected to be priced somewhere around 25,000 rupees. Nokia 8.1 runs on Snapdragon 710 and Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The other specs are similar to its recently launched Nokia 7.1 in India.

Poco F1

Xiaomi Poco F1 has received a permanent discount of Rs 1,000 on its base 64GB variant. The smartphone will now be available for Rs 19,999, down from its original price of Rs 20,999. Poco F1 is the cheapest Snapdragon 845 available in the world. It’s also the first Snapdragon 845 phone to be available under 20,000 rupees in India.

iPhone XR

After the recent review by DxOMark, Apple iPhone XR has become the best single-lens camera phone in 2018 beating Google Pixel 2. DxOMark review said that the new iPhone XR has a better image quality and improved processing almost similar to its own higher priced flagship iPhone XS Max. [Note: DxoMark hasn’t yet reviewed Google Pixel 3.]

Vivo NEX 2

The second generation Vivo NEX is all set launch tomorrow. The smartphone will come with dual displays to offer a full screen experience. The Vivo NEX 2 has three cameras at the back, an in-display fingerprint scanner, Snapdragon 845, 10GB of RAM, fast charging and more. The smartphone is expected to be available in India by early 2019.

OnePlus 7

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed at the Maui Snapdragon Summit that OnePlus 7 is going to be the first smartphone to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The smartphone will come with the newly announced Qualcomm chipset supporting 5G in Europe. Though as per the industry reports, OnePlus 7 probably may not be the first phone to support commercial 5G.

Google Pixel 3 Lite

A new render has leaked the upcoming Google Pixel 3 Lite in full glory. The rumored Pixel 3 Lite will come with a similar design as of the original Pixel, a midrange Snapdragon 670 processor, similar camera specs: 12MP rear and 8MP front, smooth stock Android 9.0 Pie, 5.5-inch Full HD+ screen in an 18:9 aspect ratio and 3,000mAh battery.


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