Upcoming Smartphone Leaks Roundup – July 2017

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Upcoming Smartphone Leaks Roundup – July 2017

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Smartphone releases are preceded with numerous leaks and reports. A host of smartphones are scheduled to launch in the coming months and iGyaan brings you the top rumours from the world of smartphones for the month of July.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note 7 was extremely well-received and the Galaxy Note 8 has been hyped up to exceed its predecessor. And edge-to-edge Super AMOLED display will feature for the first time in the Note series along with improved S-Pen functionalities. Key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are-

  • Launch- August 23
  • Price – $1100 (approximately INR 71,000
  • Display- 6.3-inch Super AMOLED
  • Battery- 3,300 mAh battery
  • Chipset- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • OS- Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • RAM- 6GB
  • Storage- 64GB/128 GB
  • Camera- 12-megapixel dual camera
  • Improved S-Pen functionalities
  • Iris Scanner and Fingerprint sensor
Apple iPhone 8


The most-anticipated phone of 2017, the Apple iPhone 8 featuring a reportedly bezel-less display will launch in September just like its predecessors. The Apple iPhone 8 is expected to launch alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. Key specifications of the Apple iPhone 8 are-

  • Launch- September
  • Price- $1,200 (Rs. 77,000 approx.)
  • Display- 5.8-inch OLED display
  • Chipset- A11 chip 3GB
  • OS- iOS 11
  • RAM- 3GB
  • Storage- 32GB/128GB/256GB
  • Camera- Vertically-placed dual camera setup
  • Face recognition for locking/unlocking called ‘FaceID’
  • TouchID- Housed in the lock button


Google Pixel XL 2

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will succeed the highly rated Google Pixel and Pixel XL from 2016. Just like last year, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will launch in or around October. The Google Pixel 2and Pixel XL 2 will be made by LG instead of HTC from last year. Key specifications of the Google Pixel XL 2 are-

  • Expected Launch-October
  • Price- $769 (RS 50,000 approx.)
  • Display- 6-inch AMOLED Quad HD
  • Battery- 3,500 mAh
  • OS- Android O 8.0
  • Chipset- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM-  4GB
  • Storage- 64GB or 128GB
  • Fingerprint sensor at the back
  • No headphone jack


Nokia 8

HMD Global will launch the Nokia 8 on August 16th. and will be the first Android flagship under the Nokia brand. Rumoured specifications of the Nokia 8 are-

  • Launch- August 16
  • Price – $675 (INR 44,000 approximately)
  • Display- 5.3-inch (2560 x 1440) IPS LCD
  • Battery- 3,800 mAh battery
  • OS- Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Chipset- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM- 4GB/6GB
  • Storage- 64GB
  • Camera- 13-megapixel dual camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Fingerprint sensor
Moto X4


Lenovo-owned Motorola’s next device in the ‘X’ series, the Moto X4 was expected to launch with Moto Z2 Force but that was not the case, unfortunately. Key specifications of the Moto X4 are-

  • Launch- Q4 of 2017
  • Price- Rs 26,500
  • Display- 5-inch full HD
  • Battery- 3,800 mAh battery
  • OS- Android 7.1.1
  • Chipset- Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM-3GB/4GB
  • Storage- 32GB (Expandable up to 256GB)
  • Camera- Rear- 12-megapixel dual camera
    Front- 16-megapixel
  • IP68 rating (water and dust resistance)
  • Fingerprint sensor


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