Top upcoming smartphones in Nepal

Pratima Adhikari

These days smartphone companies are in a bid to offer uniqueness in their offerings. Whether it be foldable smartphones, bezel-less displays or outshining cameras, companies have got it all covered. And this results to competition based on not just prices but innovation and technology. Smartphone companies are creating a war based on price and specs. And as exciting it is for the companies, it’s equally beneficial for the consumers.
In this writing, we look at the top smartphones that are coming to the Nepali market very soon. These are the smartphones that are not companies’ regular offerings. These phones have their strong suit whether it be for the unbelievable price they come for or the specs they pack. So, let’s start one by one.
OPPO Reno 10 x Zoom:
The number one spot goes to OPPO’s latest offering, the OPPO Reno 10X Zoom. Now, what is special about this phone is in the name itself, the camera! And what’s special in the cameras is the 10x lossless hybrid zoom it can do. Not only that, it can also go up to 60x digital zoom.
Other than the 10X zoom lens, it has a 48MP primary camera and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. On the performance side, you get the latest flagship grade Snapdragon 855 processor aided by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. You also get a microSD card slot for further storage expansion.
Another highlight of the Reno 10X is its display. It features a 6.6-inch AMOLED display that’s nearly bezel-less. There are no notches at all and even the front camera pops up with a motor in a shark fin shape, which could be an eye candy for some.
The OPPO Reno 10X is expected to launch on 29th of June and will go head to head with OnePlus 7 Pro that’s dominating the semi-flagship market for quite a while now. oppo
• Display: 6.6-inch AMOLED display
• Resolution: FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 387 PPI
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• RAM: 8GB
• Storage: 256GB; Expandable up to 256GB
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS
• Rear Camera: Triple Triple – 48 MP Primary with f/1.7 aperture, OIS + 13 MP Periscope with 6x Optical Zoom, f/3.0 aperture, 10x Hybrid Zoom + 8 MP Ultra-wide with f/2.2 aperture
• Front Camera: 16 MP Motorized pop-up with f/2.0 aperture
• Battery: 4000mAh non-removable battery
One Plus 7
OnePlus announced two phones last month: the more expensive Oneplus 7 Pro and the Oneplus 7. The Oneplus 7 Pro has already hit the stores, but the cheaper Oneplus 7 is launching as early as next week.
While the Oneplus 7 Pro has received all the limelight because of its superior 90HZ display and triple cameras, the Oneplus 7, on the other hand, could be this year’s flagship killer as you get all the greatness of its Pro sibling here too.
It has got the same zippy Snapdragon 855 SOC, the same UFS 3.0 storage, and the same amount of RAM. The primary lens is the same Sony IMX 586 sensor, and there’s a similar AMOLED display with in-display fingerprint scanner, albeit with a 60Hz refresh rate.
What’s lacking on the Oneplus 7 is a wide-angle lens and optical zoom features, however, not everyone needs that anyways. You also lack a motorized front camera, and instead have to make do with the old-fashioned dew drop notch.
• Display: 6.4-inch AMOLED display
• Resolution: FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 402 PPI
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
• RAM: 6/8GB
• Storage: 128/256GB
• OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Oxygen OS
• Rear Camera: Dual – 48 MP Primary with f/1.7 aperture, OIS + 5MP depth sensor
• Front Camera: 16 MP with f/2.0 aperture
• Battery: 3700mAh non-removable battery
Samsung Galaxy M40
When Samsung announced its new M and A-series like 6 months ago, it received a ton of appreciation. Since then, they have been launching a lot of models in budget and midrange segment. Adding to this list is the newly announced Galaxy M40 that’s making its wave in the Nepali market in next few days.
The Galaxy M40 is a midrange smartphone that will cost around Rs. 35,000. This price range is very competitive as every top-tier brands have its product in this segment. However, Samsung is confident with the Galaxy M40 and why shouldn’t they be? Afterall, the Galaxy M40 comes with a lot of exciting features. 

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