Weekly Trending Smartphones: OnePlus Concept One, Realme 5i, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Huawei P40 Pro, Realme X50, Redmi K30 4G, Mi Note 10
OnePlus Concept One will use the latest technology to hide the rear cameras when it’s not in use. So, you won’t see any camera unless you want to use it. It’s no pop-up camera which will retract back, but the new technology will make the camera actually invisible.
Redmi K30 4G is also set to launch in India within a few weeks.
Realme is set to unveil the affordable Realme 5G phone, the Realme X50 5G on January 7. A toned-down OnePlus 8 Lite will launch this year to cater to the sub-20,000 market, expected in June. OnePlus 8 series will be unveiled during the same time.
Let’s check out the top trending smartphones from this week.
OnePlus Concept One
OnePlus Concept One with invisible camera has been trending all over the internet, and it’s not just about the camera. The company will unveil the invisible camera technology at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. It’s a prototype called Concept One, a budding technology for future OnePlus devices. OnePlus Concept One will use the latest technology to hide the rear cameras when it’s not in use. So, you won’t see any camera unless you want to use it. It’s no pop-up camera which will retract back, but the new technology will make the camera actually invisible.
OnePlus have derived the invisible camera technology from and Boeing. Yeah, the same McLaren who makes supercars and Boeing, the leader aircraft manufacturer. For the fact, OnePlus launches a special McLaren edition device every year.
Redmi K30 4G
Succeeding Redmi K20, the new Redmi K30 packs in top flagship-level specs with a new 5G processor and camera sensor. With an all new design on the out, the Redmi K30 features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display offering 120Hz refresh rate in an 20:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone comes with dual hole-punch cameras upfront with curved edges on the sides. Redmi K30 features a rear quad camera setup including the brand new 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor, the successor to the popular 48MP Sony IMX586.
The primary Sony 64MP IMX686 sensor is further supported by a 2-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel sensor, and an 8-megapixel wide angle camera. Upfront, Redmi K30 flaunts a dual selfie camera setup powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 765 SoC. The company has already confirmed the 4G variant of the Redmi K30.
Honor 9X may finally land in the country soon, probably by the end of January. The devices are in line with the Honor 20 series featuring the glass back in gradient colours with X-shaped patterns. Honor 9X features an all-screen no-notch display with a 6.59-inch OLED display on top.
Both the Honor 9X smartphones are powered by the new flagship Kirin 810 chipset, based on an 7nm process. Honor 9X offers a dual camera setup featuring a 48MP primary camera coupled with a 2MP depth sensor.
The new Realme 5i is going to be the fourth smartphone in the Realme 5 series inheriting features from the earlier smartphones. Starting with the design, the upcoming Realme 5i is going to have a similar build as the Realme 5. Upfront, Realme 5i has similar thin bezels on sides with a thick chin down under. On top, 5i will sport a water drop notch featuring the front camera.
Realme 5i will come with a large 6.52-inch HD+ display running on the same Snapdragon 665 SoC with Adreno 610 GPU. Realme 5i will be available in two models with upto 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy S10 Lite
Two new toned down Galaxy flagship models will launch in January 2020. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite will be unveiled this month, where Galaxy Note 10 Lite is said to feature Exynos 9810, while Galaxy S10 Lite will come with Exynos 9820 SoC. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will feature a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, 8GB RAM, 128GB, 48MP triple cameras, a 4,500mAh battery and 45W Super Fast Charging.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite will come with a Infinity-O punch-hole display, 6GB RAM, up to 128GB storage, Android 10, fast charging and more.
The company has finally confirmed its first-ever 5G smartphone, the Realme X50. It’s launching in China on January 7, and the Realme 5G phone will also launch in India once the 5G infrastructure is ready in the country. The company has officially announced the 5G Realme smartphone, and it’s going to be called Realme X50.
Realme 5G phone aka Realme X50 will support dual-mode NSA and SA 5G network, confirmed by Realme CMO Xu Qi Chase in a Weibo post.
Mi Note 10
Xiaomi India has officially confirmed that the Mi Note 10 series is coming to India in December. India will soon be getting its first ever 108MP camera smartphone. The company CEO Manu Kumar Jain has tweeted confirming the launch in India. Mi Note 10 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage starts at EUR 549 (around Rs 43,200). Mi Note 10 and the Mi Note 10 Pro come with a similar display sized at 6.47-inch. It’s a Full HD+ AMOLED display offering a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.
The devices have a sandwich glass display body protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Mi Note 10 comes with 6GB of RAM, while the Mi Note 10 Pro packs 8GB of RAM along with 128GB storage and 256GB storage respectively. Both the Mi Note 10 smartphones Pro run on MIUI 11.
Mi Note 10 Pro
Both Mi Note 10 smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor. Mi Note 10 series will become the first 108MP camera smartphone to launch in the country. Both the Mi Note 10 models are expected to launch in India, while the prices are expected under 30,000 in the entry premium flagship category. Mi Note 10 Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage starts at EUR 649 (around Rs 51,000). Both Mi Note 10 devices come with a five camera setup at the back.
Mi Note 10 devices have a 108MP primary image sensor, 20-megapixel secondary wide-angle sensor, a 5-megapixel telephoto camera with 5X optical zoom, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x zoom, and 2-megapixel macro camera. Up front, they feature a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei has already started to work on the next P series, Huawei P40 and P40 Pro. The Pro model will come with support for 10x optical zoom. This will be double the optical zooming power of the P30 Pro on the successor. Huawei P40 Pro will now offer 10X zooming capabilities, double of what P30 Pro came with. The predecessor came with a hybrid 5x zoom lens integrated with a single prism zooming in on objects.
The company aims to ship 9 million unit shipments of the 10x periscope zoom, and 28 million units of the 5x periscope zoom. The total shipments will go up which may reach 37 million in 2020 compared to the 9 million this year.
OnePlus 8 Lite
The new leaks revealed a toned down version of the original OnePlus 8. The Lite model will sit under the pyramid of the OnePlus 8 series, being the most affordable OnePlus 8 model with all the top features and functions. Unlike the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, the affordable OnePlus 8 Lite would feature a dual camera setup on the rear. Upfront, the smartphone will feature a punch-hole cut as the original model with the front-facing camera.
OnePlus 8 Lite display is said to size 6.4-inches to 6.5-inches 90Hz display. Down under, the device has a USB-C port without any headphone jack offering a thickness of 8.6 mm (0.34 inches), making it reasonably slim. OnePlus 8 Lite will either run on Snapdragon 765 or the Snapdragon 730G from early 2019 with a rear two camera setup.
Samsung Galaxy S11
The Samsung Galaxy S11 series is all set to launch in February. The leaks have already revealed pretty much everything about both the devices: the standard Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11 Plus. There will be three smartphones in the upcoming Galaxy S11 series as the current generation: Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11E and Galaxy S11 Plus. Set to launch in February, the Galaxy S11 series will succeed the current Galaxy S10 flagships with upgraded internals. If we go by the leaked pictures, we see an upgraded rear panel design.
Both Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus will be powered by Snapdragon 865 featuring Dynamic AMOLED panels with Quad HD+ resolution. It also has been tipped that Galaxy S11 will come with a five camera module in a rectangular box shaped module with the 108MP camera as main lens with 5X optical zoom and other sensors for different purposes.