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The Best Time to Buy an Android Phone Is April

That's when the new models come out.

The Verge

The world of Android smartphones can often be chaotic and disorganized, but this year it seems to have settled on the month of April for the debut and availability of the widest range of attractive new devices. Six months after Google’s release of Android Marshmallow, all the hardware manufacturers are now ready to deliver a deluge of phones built around the latest version of the operating system. It’s already begun with handsets like the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Samsung Galaxy S7, but next month is when the choice and variety will explode.

Huawei’s P9 flagship and its dual-camera system are set to launch on April 6, which is also when Meizu will unveil its M3 Note. A week later, HTC will pull the curtain back on its 2016 flagship, expected to be called the HTC 10, and Oppo will join the fun at around the same with the international release of its R9 and R9 Plus. Whether it’s the R9’s 16-megapixel selfie camera, the revival of HTC’s BoomSound, or the prospect of another Huawei smartphone with a monster (3,900mAh) battery, there’s going to be something to tantalize most Android fans. And for the ultimate spec extravagance, there’s also the Zopo Speed 8, which lays claim to the title of being the first deca-core smartphone.

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