This week, we have seen major smartphone launches from Sony, Honor and Motorola. Two months have now passed since Mobile World Congress, and many device makers have launched their device portfolios for the first half of 2018. In March, we saw the launches of the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite, as well as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. There are still more upcoming smartphone launches in the horizon, such as the LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, HTC U12+, and more.
The first major smartphone launch this week was the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium. The phone has the best specifications in Sony’s device portfolio. Its list of specifications includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, and a 5.8-inch 4K (3840×2160) Triluminos HDR IPS LCD with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
It has the Motion Eye dual camera module consisting of 19MP (RGB) + 12MP (monochrome) rear cameras with support for 4K HDR video recording, and a 13MP front-facing camera. It’s powered by a 3540mAh battery. The phone will launch with Android 8.0 Oreo, but disappointingly, it won’t be available until “summer 2018.” Our forum for the Xperia XZ2 Premium has now gone live.
Next up is Honor. After launching the Honor View 10 at the start of this year, the company has now launched the Honor 10 for the Chinese market, with a global launch set to take place next month. The Honor 10 is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC. It has 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB/128GB of storage.
It has a 5.84-inch Full HD+ (2280×108) IPS LCD with a display notch and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Its dual camera module is branded as “AI Camera” and consists of a 16MP RGB camera paired with a 24MP monochrome camera. The front-facing camera has a 24MP sensor. It’s powered by a 3400mAh battery with Huawei SuperCharge support (5V/4.5A), and it runs EMUI 8.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Our forum for the device is now open.
Finally, Motorola launched the Moto G and Moto E series lineup on Thursday. The flagship device in the Moto G series is the Moto G6 Plus, but it won’t be coming to the US. US buyers can choose from the Moto G6 and its lower-end variant, the Moto G6 Play. They will also be able to buy the Moto E5 Plus and the Moto E5 Play. We have posted our first impressions of the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play.
It should be noted that the Moto E5 Plus is known as the Moto E5 in international markets. Our forum for the Moto G6 and the Moto E5 has now gone live.
You can now ask questions, read guides, and stay up to date on development news for all these devices. Check out the forums via the source links.
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