Week 21 is at its end and as we look back at it and it was another one filled with smartphone announcements – 13 new phones debuted in the past seven days.
Most of these phones were rumor mill lurkers but some of them, like the Meizu M8c and vivo Z1 almost came out of nowhere. The Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 was also an unexpected announcement but that is mainly down to its limited market availability – currently a Korean exclusive.
The key announcement was the HTC U12+ – the Taiwanese company’s latest flagship.
Huawei made the Y5 Prime (2018) official with middle of the road specs, the Oppo F7 Youth was finally launched, a week after its doppelganger Realme1 launched in India, and Micromax launched the Bharat Go.
LG unwrapped a trio of Q7’s which share a frame of specs and features and differ mostly in RAM and camera configurations.
But it was Samsung that was the most prolific maker in terms of releases with 4 new phones – the Galaxy J8, Galaxy J6, Galaxy J4 and Galaxy S Light Luxury.