Love it or hate is the Notch isn’t going anywhere. As usual like any new design from Apple its either hated, criticized or hailed as a technological marvel, depending on users loyalties. Truth is said, the notch is much like beer, an acquired taste. Time and again brands have tried their own versions of the holy Notch, like the one in the Essential phone or some reminders that suggested that Xiaomi is working on a phone with an oddly placed notch on the left side of the screen. Some not so famous Chinese brands came up with cheap iPhone X clones, read Leagoo, Noa, Vinci, Ulephone etc, However with Asus launching the Zenphone 5 at MWC 2018 we can expect a lot more upcoming mobile phones with iPhone X like notch, a trend least expected.
Arguably yes there are a lot of hurdles in creating a perfect bezel-less design. From cramming up the speakers, front camera and other sensors in a tiny little space to keeping the top bezel to a minimum, it is surely going to test the best of engineers around the globe. However yet another Chinese brand Vivo has shown with its concept phone Apex that this is certainly possible. As they say, where there is a will there is certainly a way.
Upcoming Android Smartphones With iPhone X like Notch
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei has been in news off late, good or bad equally. However upcoming mobiles from Huawei’s house the Huawei P20 and P20 Lite are getting a lot of attention not only because of the alleged triple camera setup but also for the iPhone X inspired notch.
Specifications of Huawei P20 Pro
Other information regarding the phone is that the upcoming Huawei flagship will house a 6 inch 2160 x 1080 px IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone will carry a HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa-core chipset along with 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. The Huawei P20 series will have a powerful AI processor as well offering a wide range of AI capabilities.
In terms of camera, the Huawei P20 Pro will house a triple rear camera setup which will house a 2 MP color sensor, a 16 MP black and white sensor, and a 16 MP telephoto lens. While on the front there will be an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture for selfies.
A Huawei P20 Pro Plus is also rumored to be launched along with the P20 Lite and P20 Pro. It may come with 256GB internal storage, 8GB RAM, and an OLED display.
Huawei P20 Pro Price and Launch Date
The Huawei P20 Pro launch date is scheduled on 27th March 2018 and the invite talks about the triple camera setup as well.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) February 26, 2018
The Huawei P20 price will be Euro 679, the P20 Pro will be retailing at Euro 899 while the P20 Pro Lite is going to be priced at Euro 369.
LG has taken a leaf straight out of Apples’ books. While the South Korean smartphone brand remained quiet during the MWC 2017, its upcoming Android smartphone with iPhone X like notch made relevant noises. This upcoming smartphone from LG was recently displayed at MWC 2018, behind “closed doors”.
Specifications of LG G7
The LG G7 will feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 3000 mAH battery, 64GB/128GB internal storage and 4GB/6GB RAM. The GL G7 will feature an 18:9 aspect ratio display along with an iPhone X like notch. The phone will also have two 16-megapixel sensors in a vertical setup with f/1.6 aperture and optical image stabilizer. It will come with a few unique set of features including AI and Boom Box sound technology.
LG G7 Price and Launch Date
The LG G7 will be launched in the month of June and may be available globally only in the second half of the year. As of now, no clear information is available regarding the expected LG G7 pricing.
OnePlus phones have been innovative in terms of design and value for money devices. The pricing of their phones may have gone up slightly off late and with OnePlus 6 the design may also get an overhaul. Unfortunately, the OnePlus 6 also features in the list of upcoming Android Phones with iPhone X like notch.
We are well aware that OnePlus tests multiple devices before the launch. The company boasts that it hears its fans (who obviously do not want the OnePlus 6 to be an iPhone X clone)so let’s just wait for more information regarding OnePlus 6s’ design.
Specifications of OnePlus 6
With OnePlus 6, we can expect that the company will launch it with the top of the shelf specifications. So it is pretty much certain that the phone will house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM along with 64GB and 128GB internal storage. Like the OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T, the OnePlus 6 will also have a dual rear camera setup.
OnePlus 6 Price and Launch Date
Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, has already clarified that the OnePlus 6 would be released by the end of the second quarter. Which is sensible considering the fairly less time gap between the last two phones caused quite a backlash among the loyal fans. Not much is available about OnePlus 6 price as yet.
OPPO is said to be working on two new phones. These upcoming phones from OPPO will feature a near bezel-less display and an iPhone X like notch. This iPhone X clone from OPPO will house the front-facing camera, speaker grille and other sensors in the notch.
Specifications of OPPO R15 and R15 Plus
OPPO is said to be working on R15 and R15 Plus. The OPPO R15 and R15 Plus will feature a 6.28-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. It will have a slightly unusual aspect ratio of 19:9 with a 90% screen-to-body ratio.
The OPPO R15 will house either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 or a MediaTek Helio P60 and will come with 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. The phone will come with a dual rear camera setup with a 16MP primary rear sensor and a secondary 5MP camera. There will be a 20 MP front-facing snapper and a fingerprint sensor at the back.
OPPO R15 Price and Launch date
The OPPO R15 series will be launched officially around the end of the month. Both OPPO R15 and R15 Plus will be unveiled together and will come in Black, White and Blue colors.
Android Smartphones With iPhone X like Notch
While we like it or not, the iPhone X notch is here to remain. Brands like Essential and Apple have done a thorough research and rest are just following the trail. We are indeed going to see a lot of smartphones with the ugly or marvel of design notch, depending on how you see it. Do let us know in the comments below which phone are you looking forward to most.