“Here’s the list of smartphones that are expected to launch in the subcontinent in the next month”

Even as we approach the end of 2018’s second quarter, a number of notable smartphones still elude us, despite them having been launched in other nations. But June is being widely expected to be the month in which these phones make their way to India. Along with flagship offerings from HTC and LG, mid-range and affordable segments could be getting fresh devices as well. Let’s take a look at the smartphones that can be expected to launch in the country in the month of June.

Moto G6 / G6 Play

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We were expecting these two handsets to be launched in May, but it seems June is the month when we’ll definitely see them arrive in India. This is the sixth iteration of Motorola’s highly-successful G series, and features three phones, the G6, the G6 Plus and the G6 Play. The Plus variant may not be made available in India, but the G6 with its 5.7-inch, 18:9 FHD+ display looks like quite an attractive option. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset and features a dual-camera setup at the rear consisting of a 12MP snapper and a 5MP secondary unit.

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The Moto G6 Play on the other hand, is a relatively cheaper device which sports a plastic exterior as opposed to the glass casing of the G6. It also has an 18:9 display which measures 5.7-inches diagonally, but its resolution is only 1,440 x 720 pixels. Another exclusion is that of dual cameras at the rear, as the phone offers a single 13MP primary shooter. But the main draw of the Moto G6 Play is its 4,000mAh battery, which promises up to 36 hours of usage. While the Moto G6 will be exclusive to Amazon India, the G6 Play will be sold exclusively available on Flipkart. 

Xiaomi Redmi S2 / Y2

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What’s being sold in China as the Redmi S2 is widely expected to be launched in India as the Redmi Y2. The smartphone features a tall 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 1,440 x 720 pixels. Another highlight is its 12MP + 5MP dual-camera array at the back, and a 16MP front snapper for high-resolution selfies. The Snapdragon 625 chipset can be found inside it along with 3 or 4GB of RAM. The smartphone is set to launch on June 7th.

ASUS ZenFone 5

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ASUS introduced its new ZenFone 5 (first impressions) range at MWC earlier this year, but for some reason, the phone is yet to make its way to India. We’re hopeful that June is the month that will end the wait for this smartphone. This handset will be a strong contender in the mid-range segment. The notch-toting 6.2-incher boasts AI attributes that not only detect several scenarios but also learn from the photos you click. It comes with a pair of snappers at the rear, comprising a 12-megapixel primary camera and an 8MP wide-angle camera. Under the hood, the smartphone gets a Snapdragon 636 processor which is combined with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. 

LG G7 ThinQ

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The G7 ThinQ comes off as a well-built phone that matches up against its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy S9 quite well. It’s got a 6.1-inch display that offers a resolution of 3,120 x 1,440 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It indeed bears a notch up top, but you can easily turn it into a black bar. At the back, the phone comes with dual 16MP cameras that offer a wide-angle mode just like LG’s previous flagships. There’s also an AI Camera mode which recognises the scene being captured to adjust the settings accordingly. On the front of this device rests an 8MP selfie camera with a wide f/1.9 aperture. While on paper, the LG G7 ThinQ looks like an impressive device, it remains to be seen if and when it gets launched and whether it will actually be able to pose a threat to other flagships being sold in India.

HTC U12+

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If there’s a phone that can spin HTC’s fortunes, it’s the HTC U12+. The phone brings in a lot of innovative features such as a translucent back, pressure sensitive buttons and Edge Sense 2.0 which also supports gestures along with the ability to squeeze to trigger certain actions. With a DxOMark score of 103, the phone seems to be loaded in the camera department as well, thanks to 12MP + 16MP cameras at the rear and an 8MP selfie shooter. The smartphone is also a powerhouse, as it comes equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM. The phone’s window to the world is a 6-inch edge-to-edge panel with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating.

So, these are the most-anticipated phone launches of June 2018. Which is the one that you’re excited about the most? Tell us in the comments section below.