[Upd] Smartphone Launches May 2018: Phones to Watch Out

LG, Honor, Oppo, OnePlus, and Xiaomi… the smartphone launches May 2018 list just continues. Many major brands are going to launch their smartphones in this month. Have a look!

Smartphone Launches May 2018

Smartphone Launches May 2018

The fun with the smartphone launches for the month of May 2018 has started. And it’s this that, this month will see the launch of many new budget smartphones on various markets across the world. The LG G7 ThinQ is one of the flagships, though. OnePlus will be coming out with their sub-brand for the Indian market – the Realme.


Honor 7C – Launch on May 22

The above teaser is pretty much sufficient to point out the expected launch of the Honor 7C. The launch of this phone has already happened in China last month. And now it’s time for the device to show up in India. The phone will don a FullView 2:1 having 2.5D curved glass display. The phone falls in the affordable category – for less than Rs. 10,000. Powering the phone will be the Snapdragon 450 chipset.

Other specs and features include 3GB/4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB memory variants. And it’s likely that they will have an expandable storage capacity. There will be 13MP+2MP dual rear camera setup along with an 8MP front camera.

You will also see a fingerprint sensor as well. The lights will be kept on by a 3,000mAh battery. The Honor 7C will run Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0.



LG G7 ThinQ – Launch on May 2

One of the most talked about phones from LG this year happens to be the LG G7 ThinQ. It’s an updated version of the LG G7 that the company had brought out last year. And we had read quite a few things about it like its features and leaks. It was that time when we had read about the LG G7 has an OLED display.

Come LG G7 ThinQ, and things changed. By far, the LG G7 ThinQ is one of the best flagships the company has launched. The AI-supported camera is probably easily the USP of the smartphone. Apart from that, the G7 ThinQ also comes with facial recognition too. This makes it one of the best smartphone launches May 2018

LG G7 ThinQ Availability & Price

As far as the availability of the G7 ThinQ is concerned, the markets where it’ll first launch are South Korea. It’ll then hit Asia and a few major markets in North America. Europe and Latin America will follow later.

As for the pricing, LG will disclose the price tags locally when the arrival nears. And yes, the pricing is likely to be different for different markets.

Honor 10 Launch on May 15

Smartphone launches May 2018

One of the better smartphone launches May 2018 is expected to take place on May 15. And this is going to be the Honor 10. This smartphone is already there on the Chinese market making its debut last year. However, we are almost ending the H1 2018 and still no sign of the phone for the global market. But not anymore. For the other markets, the Honor 10 will be launched in London on May 15.

The competition will be tough between the Honor 10 and OnePlus 6, which will also be launched in this month – the next day, actually. Its standard variant is expected to come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There will be one more variant – the bigger one with the same 6GB RAM, but with 128GB of memory.

Honor 10 Availability & Price

The Honor 10 is likely to be sold with a price tag of Rs. 34,000. Of course, this is just an estimate. The 6GB-64GB combo in China cost Rs. 27,232, which is roughly 2,599 Yuan as per the current exchange rate. For the bigger 6GB-128GB model, the cost rises to nearly Rs. 31,432. And as per the Chinese currency, it amounts to 2,999 Yuan.

Oppo Realme 1 Launch on May 15

Smartphone launches May 2018

Realme is the sub-brand of Oppo exclusively for the Indian market. The Realme 1 is going to be the first phone under the Realme brand that Oppo will bring for the Indian customers. Oppo will make the Realme 1 available for the Indian customers via Amazon. You can check out the dedicated Realme 1 Amazon page here.

And because the phone will be available starting May 15, as of now, you will see a “Notify Me” button. On the Amazon Realme 1 page, you aren’t likely to find any details regarding the device. However, from what’s available through pictures and other stuff, we are likely to see only one normal rear camera.

Oppo Realme 1 Availability & Price

As Oppo has announced earlier, they will be launching the Realme 1 on May 15 on the Indian market. As far as the pricing of this new smartphone is concerned, it’s likely to be somewhere in the region of Rs. 5,999. This could be the low-end variant price for 2GB-16GB combination.

The launch of Realme 1 could fuel the competition between it and Xiaomi Redmi 5A, which the company had advertised as Desh ka Smartphone. By the way, you should also be aware of the pricing details as well.

OnePlus 6 Launch on May 16

The most talked about smartphone launches May 2018 is the OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6 leaks and specs had appeared on Geekbench. And they were enough to ignite sufficient curiosity amongst the OnePlus fans around the globe. The OnePlus 6 is the decedent of the OnePlus 5T that had gone out of stock in the US, paving way for rumors regarding the launch of OnePlus 6 in late March.

OnePlus 6 Availability & Price

Considering India as a potential market, OnePlus will lose no timing in launching the smartphone in India. The global launch will take place in London on May 15, while the India launch will follow the very next day. The launch is scheduled for May 17, 3 PM. And as usual, Amazon Prime Members will have early access.

The pricing details are awaited for this wonderful smartphone launches May 2018.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Launch on May 31 (Expected)

Smartphone launches May 2018

One of the major launches of May 2018 is the Xiaomi Mi 7. In the run-up to this launch, we have seen a number leaks. One of the reports spoke of the Mi 7 having an in-display fingerprint scanner. The successor to Mi 6, that came out last year, is scheduled for May 23 China launch. And as we have mentioned, it is an expected date of launch according to Weibo. The reason is, there’s still no confirmation from Xiaomi about the launch date.

Smartphone launches May 2018

The Mi 7 will be a top-end flagship having a cool 8GB of RAM and Snapdragon 845 processor chip. With a super 4,000mAh battery backup, the Mi 7 promises a dual rear camera.

Xiaomi Mi 7 Availability & Price

As stated above, the launch date is a bit skeptical as Xiaomi still has to confirm any date. And with that, we are also awaiting the price tag as well.

Samsung Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+ Launch mid-May (Expected)

Smartphone launches May 2018

The mid-range A and J segments from Samsung have been making a lot of noise on the internet these days. There are three key things worth mentioning here. These phones will have Bixby support, a fingerprint reader to the back, as well as facial recognition. You can imagine the level of security the A6 series phones do offer.

Even with a mid-range offering, the Super AMOLED Infinity display as well as the aspect ratio of 18:5:9 looks quite flattering. The Galaxy A6+ does come with a set of dual rear cameras sporting the bokeh mode.

Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ Availability & Price

The expected launch of the A6 series in India is likely to be in the middle of this month. The price tag is also not confirmed yet.


Quite a few smartphones are coming out this month that offer mouth-watering features that you can easily fall for. If there are the newcomers like the Oppo Realme 1 in the affordable segment, there are the likes of OnePlus 6 and Xiaomi Mi 7 in the flagship category. These smartphones cover various price brackets. The choice is yours.

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