It's halfway through 2015. In the past six months we have seen many important announcements from the smartphone giants including Apple, Samsung, LG, and Asus, as they unveiled their high-end flag bearers or top of the range smartphones.
We have rounded up some premium handsets that were launched in this year. Have a look at the slider below.
Asus Zenfone 2
The Asus Zenfone 2 was announced in January, 2015. The smartphone sports a 5.5 inch display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor at 2.33GHz clock speed along with 4GB of RAM and PowerVR G6430 graphic unit. It comes with a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera and packed with 3000mAh battery. The smartphone is available for at a starting price of Rs. 14,999.
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LG G Flex 2
The LG G Flex 2 was also announced in the same month as Asus Zenfone 2. The G Flex 2 sports a distinctive curved, flexible display design. When launched, it was the first Android smartphone to be powered by a Qualcomm's 64-Bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor along with 2GB / 3GB of RAM. The LG G Flex 2 is price at Rs. 48,800.
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Xiaomi Mi Note and Mi Note Pro
Xiaomi launched the hot-selling Mi Note smartphone in India earlier this year. The Mi Note sports a 5.7 inch display at 1080x1920 pixels resolution that translates to 387ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, which is paired with Adreno 330 GPU. It has 3GB of RAM, and comes with a 13MP rear camera with Sony image sensor and a 5MP front-facing camera. It is price at Rs. 7,999.
The Mi Note Pro is supercharged version of Mi Note. It also comes with a 5.7 inch display at 1440x2560 pixels resolution that translates to 515ppi. It is powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset, and paired with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 13MP rear camera powered by Sony image sensor and a 4MP front-faceing camera. It is available for Rs.
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HTC One M9
HTC One M9 is a premium smartphone that comes with all-metal uni-body design. The smartphone sports a 5 inch Super LCD3 display at 1080x1920 pixels resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. It comes with a 20MP rear camera and its signature BoomSound speakers with Dolby surround sound. Priced at Rs. 44,999.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
Samsung came up with a redesigned Galaxy S flagship smartphone this year. The Galaxy S6 is said to be the best designed smartphone by Samsung so far. The company has introduced two variant of the smartphone: one with original design, while another with dual-edge curved screen. The Galaxy S6 is available at a starting price of Rs. 38,500, while the Galaxy S6 Edge is priced at Rs. 49,350.
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The Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei, launched its latest flagship the Huawei P8 in May this year. The smartphone features a 5.2 inch display with 1080x1920 pixels resolution. It is powered by octa-core Kirin 930 processor and paired with 3GB of RAM. It comes with a 13MP rear camera with enhanced OIS and an 8MP front-facing camera. Not yet available in India.
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The LG's current flagship smartphone G4, comes with a unique and attractive design, great performance, and a fantastic camera. In terms of design, it relates to the LG G Flex 2 curved-back panel design, however does not feature a curved display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor SoC with a 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core CPU paired with 3GB of RAM, and runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop. It is available at a starting price or Rs. 44,990.
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Sony Xperia Z3+
Last month, Sony announced the global variant of Xperia Z4, dubbed as Xperia Z3+ in India. The smartphone is designed to be waterproof and comes with shock resistant edges with metallic coating design. It has a 5.2 inch display at 1080x1920 pixels resolution, and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor (quad-core 2.0 GHz + quad core 1.5 GHz) paired with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone is available at Rs. 52,490.
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Earlier this month, Meizu launched the MX5 smartphone at an event in Beijing, China. The smartphone sports a full metal body and houses a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED full HD display at 1080x1920 pixels resolution, which is translated to 401ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Octa-Core processor along with PowerVR G6200 GPU, besides 3GB RAM running under the hood. Not yet available in India.
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