Samsung has officially confirmed that its flagship device Samsung Note 7 is dead. The decision was inevitable with several media reports confirming that almost five Note 7 replacement devices caught fire within a span of two weeks.
TechCircle lists the top five Android smartphones one can buy as an alternative to the Note 7:
Google Pixel XL: Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the first phones made by Google 'inside and out'. Google's Pixel smartphone comes with best-in class camera, the Google Assistant, unlimited photo and video storage and 24/7 live customer support.
The phone has 4GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, a fingerprint sensor and rear facing camera with 12MP.
It runs on Google's most recent mobile operating system—Android 7.1 Nougat. The Google Pixel XL is up for pre-orders on Flipkart and the 128GB version is priced at Rs 76,000.
Moto Z: Lenovo-owned smartphone-maker Motorola recently announced the launch of Moto Z, its modular smartphone in India.
The new modular smartphone will connect 'Moto Mods' magnetically to the device to deliver advanced functions such as better audio, camera etc. The Moto Z smartphone features a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
The phone comes with 4GB RAM and is loaded with a 2600-mAh battery, which Motorola claims gives 24 hours of battery life.
On the imaging front, Moto Z has a 13MP, f1.8 camera with optical image stabilisation and laser autofocus rear camera and front-facing 5MP camera.
The phone is priced at Rs 39,999 and will be available on Amazon.in and Flipkart starting 11:59 pm, 17th October.
OnePlus 3: The smartphone was launched earlier this year and has managed to impress everyone with its solid hardware and superior specs.
The OnePlus 3 houses a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) Optic AMOLED display and packs inside the new quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (up to 2.2 GHz). The OnePlus 3 boasts of 6 GB RAM and 64GB of storage.
It features an improved, more durable ceramic fingerprint sensor that improves accuracy with increased use. The phone is available for Rs 27,999 on Amazon.in.
Samsung S7 Edge: The Samsung S7 Edge remains as one of best phones in the premium category. The Samsung S7 Edge was launched alongside the Galaxy S7 device in March 2016 in India.
The Galaxy S7 Edge sports a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and is powered by 4GB of RAM.
On the imaging front, the phone comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera with f/1.7 aperture. It boasts of a big 3600mAh battery. The phone is available for Rs 50,900 on Flipkart.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe: Taiwanese handset maker ASUS launched the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe alongside ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 3 Laser in India in August 2016. ASUS claims that the phone is the world's first all-metal smartphone. ZenFone 3 Deluxe has Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and is powered by 6GB RAM.
It offers 23MP camera, which the company says, is the world's first smartphone implementation of the Sony IMX318 image sensor. The phone also comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, a reversible USB 3.0 Type-C port that makes connecting charging, and accessory cables effortless.
The phone comes with a price tag of Rs 62,999.