Apple iPhone 7 launch: For sure, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which are slated to be launched today will blow away the competition with its features. If you go by the tech-pundits, Apple iPhone 7 is likely to come with: new true tone displays like the iPad Pro range, with laser based proximity sensors for faster response times; 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage tiers may replace 16GB, 64GB and 128GB; there could be 12MP dual rear camera for iPhone 7; 2GB RAM for iPhone 7 and 3GB RAM for iPhone 7 Plus; and you can expect 3D Touch 2.0 sensor with more distinct haptic feedback.
But the question is, are the iPhone competitor brands like Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Xioami, OnePlus and Lenovo are leaving any stone unturned to compete with its utmost rival? Perhaps not. Here the following smartphone you can buy instead.
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 is considered to be created with the advanced hardware and software and its performance is touted to be one of the best.
It comes with 3GB RAM, Snapdragon Qualcomm 810 64-bit and Exynos 8000 16-core processor with ARM Mali- T760 GPU and operates on Android 5.0 Lollipop on a dazzling and a large screen which is 5.5 inches with a 2560×1440 resolution and 500ppi, powered by QHD AMOLED display.
On the camera front, it has a rear camera of 20MP and a front camera of 5MP. While, it is powered by 3200mAh battery.
In recent past the Chinese handset makers have made decent buzz in the Indian market especially with their budget smartphone. However, Mi5 is likely to target the premium users with a 5.7-inch screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 2.4 GHz and Adreno 430/420 GPU.
Mi5 is likely to have a 4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB storage and 3500 mAh battery. Some reports suggest that handset will be dust-proof as well as water-proof.
When the OnePlus One was a launched, it received wider appreciation for its powerful specs and affordable price point. So far, the OnePlus 2 has been doing just that. Its impressive screen coupled with its new Oxygen OS and familiar old features have made it an impressive device.
This could be one of the affordable option, if you are considering to buy a good quality and high performance smartphone. OnePlus 2 has 5-inch display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3 GB RAM and battery of 3300 mAh. It comes with a built-in storage capacity of 32 GB.
Sony Xperia Z4
Although not seeing huge uptake in the market but Sony Xperia Z4 is in the race. It runs on Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) and it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with 4GB RAM and 32/64 GB starage.
The primary camera comprises of 20.7 MP with LED flash and autofocus while the secondary camera is has 5 MP. The 5.4-inch screen offers 2560 x 1440 IPS LCD display with 565 ppi.
HTC ONE M9
Story of HTC is now more or less same in the market, there is not so much buzz but HTC One M9 has something interesting. It comes with 5.2-inch screen with Quad HD display which offers a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixel with 564ppi. The device is powered an Octa-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The 20.7 MP rear camera and 13 MP secondary camera should not be let down for any users. And, a 2840mAh battery is fitted with M9 to ensure it last at least 8-10 hours in a day.