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Welcome to smartphone launch silly season. Now that Apple has paraded its three new iPhone X devices for the world and its competitors to see earlier this month, the latter now have their chance to claim the spotlight.
Yes. October is going to be a busy month for smartphone fanatics. Whip out those diaries, because here’s what you can expect from the likes of LG, Samsung, Google and Huawei.
LG V40 ThinQ
The first contender is a new LG flagship. The company’s V series has been known as a poster for its new tech ideas. Who can forget the second screen, for instance?
The V40 however will be a bit more subdued. Okay, not really.
Alleged specs include a huge 6.5 inch display, 8GB of RAM alongside a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and a Huawei-inspired triple camera setup at the rear.
That should give the phone five cameras in total.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
The colors of the Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL?
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— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 14, 2018
Perhaps best known at present for its hideous notch, many believe that Google’s new Pixel won’t actually have the notch and that the company’s duping us all.
Notch or not(ch), what we do know is what the phone should bear the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, a single rear camera, and a 6.2 inch 2960×1440 OLED screen.
Also expect colour options ranging from a fetching pink and a solid black.
Until then, we’ll wonder how else employees at Google can leak its smartphone to the global media.
A new Samsung Galaxy A?
Let the fun times begin, this October 11, 2018. pic.twitter.com/8zzWYAgiWB
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) September 14, 2018
Samsung has events for its A series? Yeah, we know.
Rumoured to have four cameras, as per its promo for the event, other rumours suggest that the company will shove a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset in the phone too.
Is this Samsung’s Pocophone F1 competitor? We’ll have to wait and see.
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro
Finally, Huawei’s Mate 20 series will debut just five days after Samsung’s new A series smartphone.
It will sport the HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, a notch, and possibly a triple rear camera setup mounted in a square camera module.
Feature image: LG