Weekly Trending Smartphones: Mi A4, Redmi Note 9 Pro, iQoo 3, iPhone 9, Realme X50 Pro, OnePlus 8 Pro, Pixel 5 XL
Mi A4 concept renders leak some key details about the upcoming Xiaomi Android One smartphone. As a change, the upcoming Mi A4 will pack in a punch-hole display, 64MP powered quad camera and more.
Apple is ready with their new iPhone 9, set to be unveiled on March 31.
iQoo 3 has been unveiled in India, the second 5G phone in India. Launched a day later after Realme X50 Pro 5G, the iQoo 3 is the second 5G flagship in India running on Snapdragon 865.
Let’s check out the top trending smartphones from this week.
Redmi Note 9 Pro
The next Redmi phone will come with ISRO NavIC satellite navigation support, expected to be Redmi Note 9 Pro. Xiaomi India has officially confirmed the next Redmi smartphone will be supporting ISRO’s NavIC satellite navigation system. So, the upcoming Redmi smartphone will have NavIC satellite navigation, and it could be the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The earlier reports hinted at Redmi Note 9 Pro launching soon, it will probably support the new NavIC navigation system, expected to be powered by Snapdragon 720G chipset.
Mi A4 concept renders leak some key details about the upcoming Xiaomi Android One smartphone. As a change, the upcoming Mi A4 will pack in a punch-hole display, 64MP powered quad camera and more. The design will see a complete makeover with a brand new build and camera cutout, both front and rear.
The Mi A3 was based on Mi CC9, practically a rip-off running on Android One. Similarly, the next Mi A4 is expected to be based on Mi CC10, and the leaked renders give the first glimpse of Mi A4.
iQoo 3 has been unveiled in India, the second 5G phone in India. Launched a day later after Realme X50 Pro 5G, the iQoo 3 is the second 5G flagship in India running on Snapdragon 865. Packed by some of the top features, iQoo 3 has a lot to offer in the entry premium flagship segment. First of its kind, the iQoo 3 comes with 180Hz refresh rate display.
It also packs pressure sensitive buttons, 48MP powered quad camera with 10X zoom, 55W fast charging technology and more. iQoo 3 India price starts at Rs 36,999.
The name is confirmed by the company, and it’s either going to be iPhone 9. The iPhone 9 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 renders hint at as similar features as iPhone 11, sporting a 4.7-inch display with an iPhone 8 like design.
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.
Redmi K30 Pro
A new leak reveals a very different design of Redmi K30 Pro. Recently shared online, the previous live images hinted at a similar design as Redmi K30 with some added touches and a pop-up camera. But, K30 Pro may have a different design altogether, inspired by the recent Galaxy S20 series by Samsung.
Leaked by GizChina, the image shows a camera module on the top left corner in a square shaped box. We have already seen such camera module designs on the Pixel 4 series and iPhone 11 series as well.
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.
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro pictures are out, and it reveals the device design and display. The leaked images show the OnePlus 8 Pro running on the Oxygen OS. Shared by Lao OP, the pictures leak the first look of the OnePlus 8 Pro. The bezels have got slimmer, and the curved edge display is still there. OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a bezel-less look featuring a punch-hole cutout upfront.
The punch-hole has no border around, and it’s going to offer a higher 120Hz refresh rate. The company will launch two new models this year, a purple variant and a forest green colour model.
Vivo Apex 2020
Vivo Apex 2020 was scheduled to be unveiled at MWC 2020, but it was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Starting with the primary USP, Vivo Apex 2020 will come with a 48MP “gimbal” camera. Gimbals can offer some top notch stabilisation on a normal smartphone camera. The device will offer a setting like gimbal to stabilize the camera.
We are yet to know whether it’s some upgraded form of optical image stabilization (OIS) or the device will come with some version of a gimbal. Vivo Apex 2020 aims to offer some superior stabilization for professional video recording on a smartphone.
Realme X50 Pro 5G
Realme X50 Pro 5G has been launched in India. The latest Realme flagship starts at Rs 37,999 offering the latest features. Realme X50 Pro is the first 5G smartphone in India running on the top Snapdragon 865. Realme X50 Pro 5G packs in a 64MP powered quad camera system. Realme X50 Pro 5G comes with a 6.44-inch Full HD+ display offering a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.
Realme X50 Pro 5G comes with the latest Android 10 with the latest Realme UI on top. It packs a sizable 4,200mAh battery with the brand new 65W Super Dart charging.
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.