These days, smartphones are turning into an essential part of our lives. If you think that fresh ideas are seldom, you are definitely not right. Well, there are many manufacturers that come with unique smartphones.
It is true that a majority of the manufacturers have settled on the idea of launching a mainstream smartphone, but there are goofy companies that come up weird and distinct devices that will shake things up in the smartphone arena.
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Though these unique smartphones with distinct features standout from the rest in the market and are liked by some geeks, these are usually considered as ultra-niche products.
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If you are looking for unique products in the smartphone space, you shouldn't be looking for manufacturers such as Motorola, Samsung, etc. You need to look beyond the same and here we have a list of such unique smartphones for you. Notably, the Indian market is yet to get more such launches for the buyers here.
This Cat smartphone can do thermal imaging that sounds to be useful if you are working maintenance or construction fields involving monitor machinery, insulation, and others. This smartphone is water resistant up to 5 meters and it can withstand drops from a maximum of 1.8 meters or 6 feet. It is resistant to dust, vibrations, and shock as well. It can be used in extreme temperatures and it is definitely a great rugged smartphone. It has a 4.7-inch HD display and it is powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor with 3 GB RAM. There is a 13 MP main camera with FLIR thermal camera and a 3,800 mAh battery. It is priced at $599 (approx. Rs 41,000).
When it comes to a unique camera on smartphones, you need to consider the Lumigon T3. This smartphone is encased with a molybdenum stainless steel body and it is resistant to both dust and water. The phone is also available in a variant that is made of 24k gold. The Lumigon T3 is known for the night vision camera. The camera will work in tandem with the dual infrared flash letting it capture black and white photos. There is a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display onboard the device. It features a MediaTek Helio X10 processor and 3 GB RAM. There is a 13 MP main camera with PDAF and a 4 MP front-facer with dual IR flash. It is priced expensively starting from $740 (approx. Rs 50,000).
Without any fancy camera or extremely valuable materials, this smartphone looks pretty plain. It is unique as it is eco-friendly, ethical and conflict-free in the way it is built, designed, manufactured and so on. The materials to make the smartphone such as tantalum, gold, and others are sourced from the responsible companies and locales and the working conditions of the manufacturing plants are inspected regularly to ensure safety, fair wages, and proper worker representation. Going by its name, this is a fair phone. It is given a 5-inch LCD FHD 1080p display and it is powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2 GB RAM. The device has an 8 MP main camera at its back and gets the power from a 2,420 mAh battery. The company also stressed on the modular construction for "easy dis/assembly" of the Fairphone 2. It is priced at EUR 529.38 (approx. Rs 40,000).
Moto Z Force
Motorola Moto Z Force features the Moto ShatterShield technology for its display just like the Moto X Force. As per the company, the ShatterShield technology says will not crack or shatter. Running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, this smartphone is fitted with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4 GB RAM. The storage is 32 GB or 64 GB and it can be expanded up to 2 TB. There is a 21 MP main camera at its back with wide-angle lens, OIS and laser autofocus, and a 5 MP front-facer with flash and wide angle lens. It also features a water repellent coating. There is a 3,500 mAh battery with TurboPower charging feature and USB Type-C port as well. The price is yet to be announced.
The unique features of the LG G5 are its modular design and dual-camera setup for wide-angle photography. The LG G5 is a modular smartphone that flaunts a 5.3-inch Quad HD Always-on display and 3D Arc Glass. The hardware aspects include a quad-core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor and 4 GB RAM. The storage capacity is 32 GB and it is expandable up to 2 TB. The device is fueled by Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it comprises of a dual camera arrangement at the back with a 16 MP and an 8 MP rear camera with 135-degree wide-angle lens. There is also an 8 MP front-facing camera. There is a fingerprint sensor, an infrared sensor, 4G LTE, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 2,800 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It is priced at Rs 52,990.