6 Android smartphones that - look like - Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X's 'notch display' seems to have become the hot favourite of Android smartphone companies. Though introduced by Essential Phone in March 2017, the notch (a cutout in the display) became widely popular after it came on Apple's tenth-anniversary iPhone. In fact, research company Counterpoint has forecasted that approximately 300 million smartphones sporting the notch will be launched in the year 2018. Of these 300 million smartphones, 55% will be Android phones and the remaining 45% will be from Apple. Here are 6 Android smartphones currently available in India that are iPhone X 'look-alikes' as well as the ones that are set to launch in the country in the coming days.

1. OnePlus 6 (starting Rs Rs 34,999) : The latest smartphone to sport the 'much-famed' notch is OnePlus 6 (review). The device offers a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) Full Optic AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. OnePlus 6 runs on Qualcomm's latest flagship processor Snapdragon 845 and Adreno 630 GPU. For imaging duties, the OnePlus 6 offers a 16MP primary camera with Sony IMX519 sensor with a 1.22-micron pixel size and f/1.7 aperture. The secondary camera is 20MP with Sony IM376K sensor. On the front, there's a a 16-megapixel with a Sony IMX371 sensor and f/2.0 aperture. OnePlus 6 comes in two variants based on RAM and internal storage capacity, 6GB RAM/64GB storage and 8GB RAM/128GB storage priced at Rs 34,999 and Rs 39,999 respectively.

2. Oppo F7 (starting Rs Rs 21,990) : Oppo's flagship smartphone too comes with an iPhone X-like display. It features a 6.23-inch full-HD+ display with 1080x2280 pixel resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Oppo F7 (review) has an iPhone X-like notch on the top. Powered by an 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor, it comes in two storage options -- 4GB of RAM with 64GB ROM and 6GB of RAM and 128GB ROM. Oppo F7 boasts of the AI Beauty 2.0-powered 25-megapixel front-facing camera and a 16-megapixel camera with LED flash. The Oppo F7 is priced at Rs 21,990, for the 4GB RAM variant and Rs 26,990, for the 6GB RAM variant.

3. Huawei P20 Pro (Rs 64,999) : World's first smartphone with a triple rear camera, Huawei P20 Pro (review) too has notch like iPhone X on its 6.1-inch full HD+ OLED display. Backed by a 4000mAh battery, the device is powered by an octa-core Kirin 970 processor and offers 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage. The triple rear camera setup includes a 20MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 aperture, 40MP RGB camera with f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture. The Huawei P20 Pro is priced at Rs 64,999.

4. Vivo V9 (Rs 23,990) : Vivo's flagship smartphone Vivo V9 (review) too has iPhone X-like 'notch display'. Priced at Rs 22,990 ,it has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD ‘FullView’ display with 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. In other specs, Vivo V9 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. It features a 24MP selfie camera along with f/2.0 aperture and a dual rear camera setup of 16MP (f/2.0 aperture) and a 5MP (f/2.2 aperture).

5. Honor 10 (Rs 32,999) : Huawei's sub-brand Honor 10 features a 5.84-inch full HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and the notch. It is powered by the latest octa-core company's own Kirin 970 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and offers 128 GB of internal storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 interface and is powered by a 3400mAh battery with support for Fast Charging.

6. Huawei P20 Lite (Rs 19,999) : The other Huawei smartphone with the notch is the P20 Lite. As the name suggests, it is the toned down version of the P20 Pro. The device has a 5.8-inch TFT LCD full HD+ display. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 659 processor and has 4GB of RAM along with 64GB inbuilt storage. Backed by a 3,000mAh battery, it offers a dual rear camera setup that includes a 16MP and a 2MP sensors at f/2.2 aperture. On the front, there is a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

7. Soon to be launched: Asus Zenfone 5Z : The flagship smartphone from Asus was first launched at the Mobile World Congress 2018, and is soon expected to launch in India. The iPhone X-like notch marks a major design change for the Zenfone series smartphone. In terms of specs, the handset has a 6.2-inch full HD+ IPS display with 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage.

8. Soon to be launched: Asus Zenfone 5 : Launched along with the Zenfone 5Z at MWC 2018, Asus Zenfone 5 has the same notch and a vertically-placed dual rear camera setup. The handset runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, clubbed with 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM and 64GB in-built storage. Other specifications of the ZenFone 5 match those of the ZenFone 5Z, with the primary differences seen in the processor, RAM, and storage sections.

9. Likely to be launched soon: Nokia X6 : Nokia's first smartphone to sport the notch, Nokia X6, is also expected to launch in India soon. It is not as premium as the Nokia 8 Sirocco based on the specifications and price and can be placed in the mid-range segment. It offers a 5.8-inch FHD+ display of 2280x1080 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, the smartphone comes in two storage options -- 4GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage. On the camera front, the Nokia X6 has a dual rear camera setup that includes a 16MP autofocus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP monochrome sensor with f/2.2 aperture. At the front there is a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.

10. Likely to be launched soon: LG G7 ThinQ, G7+ ThinQ : Both the latest handsets from South Korean tech giant also feature the iPhone X-like notch. With most of the specs same, the LG G7 ThinQ, G7+ ThinQ smartphones differ in terms of RAM and internal storage. The G7 ThinQ has 4GB RAM with 64GB inbuilt storage, the LG G7+ ThinQ has 6GB RAM with 128GB inbuilt storage. Rest stays common. Both handsets feature a a 6.1-inch QHD+ FullVision display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. They have dual rear camera setup of two 16MP sensors. At the front, there is an 8MP camera. Both smartphones are backed by a 3000mAh battery that also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 tech. There is no confirmation about the India launch of both LG handsets, but they are expected to hit the market soon.



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