Weekly Trending Smartphones: Pixel 5 XL, iQoo 3, iPhone 9, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Realme C3, OnePlus 8 Pro
iQoo 3 will come with the latest flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC and will be available exclusively via Flipkart. iQoo 3 India launch and China debut will happen on the same day.
According to the latest leaks, Apple is ready with their new smartphone, which will be unveiled in mid-March.
All the Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones come with similar displays with specs running on the latest Snapdragon 865 in the US, and are powered by in-house Exynos 990 for some of the markets.
Let’s check out the top trending smartphones from this week.
iQoo 3 price and India launch date are out, and the latest Vivo sub-brand smartphone will be unveiled in India on February 25. iQoo 3 will come with the latest flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC and will be available exclusively via Flipkart. iQoo 3 India launch and China debut will happen on the same day. Vivo has already officially confirmed that it’s sub-brand iQoo will debut in India later this month as a separate entity.
As other sub-brands, the iQoo by Vivo will mainly focus on gaming-centric phones as Black Shark by Xiaomi.
Pixel 5 XL
Leaked on Front Page Tech YouTube channel, the upcoming Google Pixel 5 XL is said to come with a similar sort of look as Pixel 4 upfront with a new design at the back. The prototype device is said to be Google Pixel 5 XL a new camera module. Currently, the Pixel 4 devices have a square camera setup along with the motion sensor on top.
Pixel 4 was introduced with a motion sensor, first of its kind where you can use your hand to wave over the smartphone to direct actions without touching the screen.
Galaxy S20 Series: S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra
All the Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones come with similar displays with specs. Galaxy S20 comes with a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, Galaxy S20+ with a 6.7-inch display and Galaxy S20 Ultra with a 6.9-inch display. All the three displays on the S20 smartphones support 120hz refresh rate and are HDR10+ certified.
The smartphones run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the US, and are powered by in-house Exynos 990 for some of the markets featuring top cameras.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung unveiled its second foldable smartphone this year, successor to the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip. The folding Z Flip features a 6.7-inch full-HD foldable Dynamic AMOLED panel. The display comes with 1080 x 2636 pixels in an 21.9:9 aspect ratio with a pixel density of 425ppi. There’s a secondary display as well on top, a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED cover display.
Galaxy Z Flip is powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. The smartphone runs Android 10 with a Flex mode UI on top.
Redmi 8A Dual
Xiaomi India has unveiled a new budget smartphone under 7,000 rupees, and it’s not Redmi 9A. The latest Redmi A series device is Redmi 8A Dual, an improved model of the existing Redmi 8A. The Redmi 8A Dual packs in similar features with a few upgrades.
Alongside Redmi 8A dual, the company also unveiled its latest Power Bank series under the Redmi brand.
Realme C3 has been unveiled in India. It’s the successor to the much-popular Realme C2, one of the most sold smartphones of 2019 in India. The latest Realme C3 comes with a 5,000mAh battery, dual cameras and all new Realme UI. Realme C3 is also the first smartphone from Realme to run the latest Realme UI out of the box.
The new Realme smartphone comes with top features on-board running on a brand new gaming-centric chipset with a huge battery backing it.
Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro
Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro has been launched in China. Starting at around Rs 40,000 (converted), the latest Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro has a lot to offer out of the box. Running on Snapdragon 865, the devices pack in 108MP main sensors. The new Mi 10 Pro supports 50W fast charging with 30W wireless charging.
Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro have the best specs backing them, starting with the best-in-industry Snapdragon 865 SoC, a curved AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, top-end cameras and more.
The leaks say that Apple is ready with their new smartphone, which will be unveiled in mid-March. The name is yet to be confirmed by the company, and it’s either going to be iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2. The iPhone 9 / iPhone SE 2 will be available at a cheaper price than other premium priced flagships in the same segment. iPhone 9 testing is complete, and is ready to hit the markets.
The device will come with a single main camera, probably the 12-megapixel camera with thick bezels on both sides with a physical home button, same as iPhone 8.
OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro pricing has been leaked including launch details. The company will launch OnePlus smartphones sooner this year. OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro may also have a new military green like color variant. Coming to OnePlus 8 series launch date, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are tipped to launch by March-end or April.
OnePlus may also launch a Power Bank as hinted by the company CEO recently via a tweet. It’s said to be bringing an innovative power bank, which will come some top features including fast charging support.