8 Trendy Smartphone Start-ups Right Now

BANGALORE: The distinct feature of any firm that sets apart them from the rest of the companies in a particular business sector. When it comes to Smartphone business, being unique or sporting out of the ordinary is the key to success. Therefore, here are the Smartphone start-ups that rose recently and dominated the market without any extra effort.

Obi Worldphone SF1

The ex-Apple CEO John Sculley is the person behind the Obi Worldphone. The company launched two Smartphones with mid-range specs in it. Despite of sporting mid-range hardware, the phone works phenomenal like most of the flagship handsets available in the market.

The best part of ‘SF1’ is the pricing less than $200. The phone comes with impressive 5-inch screen and it is backed with Snapdragon 615. The design of SF1 is another charm in this phone, which differentiates SF1 from other phones in the market.

YotaPhone 2

YotaPhone is a Russian mobile startup that entered the Smartphone market with dual screen. The second generation YotaPhone is a betterment of the original YotaPhone. The YotaPhone 2 also sports dual screen; regular IPS LCD screen and another e-ink display, along with curvy edges that can fit right in palm of a user and advanced technology to use the battery charge efficiently.

Key Features:
PROCESSOR: Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
GPU: Adreno 330
CAMERA: 8MP rear and 2.1MP front-facing
BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Ion 2,500mAh
STORAGE: 32GB Internal
ADDITIONAL: e-ink display at the back


Another enthusiastic set of engineers joined hands together to produce the UBIK UNO. The Smartphone is known for the bezel less approach, as the screen seems like floating in the air rather than in the hand. The passionate engineers have come a long way developing a close to perfect Smartphone.

UBIK UNO features a MediaTek MT6795 chipset with 2.2GHz octa-core CPU and 3GB of RAM. The rest of the device’s specs include 16GB of expandable memory and it is expandable up to 64GB through microSD card, 5.5” 1080p IPS display, and stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The phone packs in one of the best Smartphone camera available – a 20MP Sony-made sensor with f/2.2 aperture and the front-facing camera is equipped with 8MP sensor.

Turing Phone

The Turing Phone is from Turing Robotics Industries (TRI), the uniqueness about the phone is everything. The build quality, interface and security, this handset is a complete phone because of its top-notch specs paired with hard shell that protects it from every shock.

With unique features, focusing on security this phone can compete against any high-end Smartphone including a deep pocket pinch. Yes, this phone is expensive. The 16GB model will be marked $610 (close to 39,000), while 64 GB and 128 GB versions will be priced at $740 (close to 47,300) and $870 (close to 55,700), respectively.

NextBit Robin

NextBit is a small band of rebels who want to free people from the limits of today's mobile technology. The three employees of three Smartphone leader company – Apple, Google and HTC, founded the firm.

NextBit introduced “cloud first” Android phone, called Robin. The phone is fixed with 100GB of free cloud storage that differentiates it from the usual Android Flagship Smartphones. Robin sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display and runs on Snapdragon 808 chip with 3GB RAM. It runs the company’s UI on top of the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and has a 32GB internal storage. The Smartphone also sports a USB type-C port that adds the shine to this Smartphone’s fame.

Coolpad Magview 4

The Chinese company Coolpad introduced their fourth Smartphone at low price and it became the most selling handset in China. The Phablet not only had low price but it had high-end specs, which impressed every buyer in the country.

Key Features:
: 5.9-inch IPS HD
PROCESSOR: Quad-core 1.8GHz Terga
CAMERA: 13MP rear and 2MP front-facing
BATTERY: Li-Ion 3,000mAh
STORAGE: 16GB Internal, expandable up to 32 GB
CONNECTIVITY: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

OnePlus One

OnePlus is a Chinese Smartphone start-up that took over the mobile market by storm. The OnePlus One handset became so popular that it is also known as ‘Flagship killer’. Only uniqueness about the OnePlus One is the room for customization of OS, which was made possible by Cyanogen Mod. The phone was the only device in the market with such possibility for customization and it was backed with impressive specs yet, it was sold at a mid-range price. This approach of OnePlus made ‘One’ to be the most successful handset in the market.


Lumigon T2 HD

Lumigon is an elegant Smartphone, which doesn’t compromise with its style to get the mobile to be water resistant and dust-resistant. The stainless steel built phone has an HD display, which is ideal for watching videos.

Key Features:
SCREEN: 4.3-inch IPS HD
PROCESSOR: Dual-core 1.7GHz Krait
GPU: Adreno 320
CAMERA: 13MP rear and 2.4MP front-facing
BATTERY: Li-Ion 1,700mAh
STORAGE: 32/128GB Internal
ADDITIONAL: Water and Dust Resistant
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