Weekly Trending Smartphones: Realme Narzo 10, iPhone 9 Plus, Nokia 5.3, Redmi Note 9S, Redmi K30 Pro, Mi A4, Nokia 1.3
A live image of the Narzo 10 from a retail store has been leaked. Narzo 10 will come with a water drop styled notch and it’s going to be a tall display. Realme Narzo 10 scored 2,03,078 on the benchmark test.
The iPhone 9 series may launch in April: iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus.
Redmi K30 Pro 8GB RAM 128GB storage version will cost 3699 yuan (around Rs 39,530), while the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost 3999 yuan (around Rs 42,750).
Let’s check out the top trending smartphones from this week.
Redmi K30 Pro
Redmi K30 Pro will launch on March 24 via an online event. The recent leak shows that Redmi K30 Pro will be available in two models. The 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version will cost 3699 yuan (around Rs 39,530), while the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost 3999 yuan (around Rs 42,750).
If these are the prices, given the new GST, Redmi K30 Pro India price will start at around Rs 40,000 or even more. The device though may come in a low-end storage model at a lower price in India.
Realme Narzo 10
There will be two phones under the new series: Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A. Realme Narzo 10 has been leaked on popular benchmarking site, AnTuTu. The AnTuTu score of Narzo 10 matches the just launched Realme 6i. Realme Narzo 10 is going to be a rebranded Realme 6i. The device was recently launched in Myanmar.
A live image of the Narzo 10 from a retail store has been leaked. Narzo 10 will come with a water drop styled notch and it’s going to be a tall display. Realme Narzo 10 scored 2,03,078 on the benchmark test, making it one of the best in the budget range.
Realme Narzo 10A
As Realme 6i, the Realme Narzo 10 will be powered by MediaTek Helio G80 processor. On the other hand, the Realme Narzo 10A is expected to be a toned-down Realme 6i. Realme Narzo 10 price is expected to start at under Rs 15,000 in India, while Realme Narzo 10A price will stay in the sub-10,000 bracket.
Narzo 10A is expected to come with similar specifications as the top-end model with some streamed down features including a four camera setup, Android 10 and big battery.
Redmi Note 9S
A toned-down model of the current Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphones, the upcoming Redmi Note 9S will also come with a similar punch-hole display design as it’s other series handsets. Redmi Note 9S will feature a punch-hole in the middle with a quad camera setup in a square bump featuring four cameras.
Redmi Note 9S launch is happening on March 23 in Malaysia, and the Note 9S India launch is expected sometime later, in case the company plans to expand the Redmi Note 9 line-up in the country.
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.
iPhone 9 Plus
As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple is working on two new iPhone 9 models which includes a larger iPhone 9 Plus as well. While the iPhone 9 will come with the same old iPhone 8 design featuring a 4.7-inch LCD and TouchID. The iPhone 9 Plus may have a similar shape and design as iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 9 series may launch in April.
The code in iOS 14 reveals a larger 5.5-inch model, which is incidentally the same as iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus. Both iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus will run with the latest A13 Bionic chip as the current iPhone 11 phones.
iPhone 9 will come with the specs and features as iPhone 11, but at a cheaper price tag. The iPhone 9 series may launch in April given how the production schedule got delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Said to be a rip-off as iPhone SE, the iPhone 9 will target the entry premium market with similar specs as the current iPhone 11. The iPhone 9 will launch officially in India and other markets at a very attractive price tag.
The renders hint at as similar features as iPhone 11, sporting a 4.7-inch display with an iPhone 8 like design. iPhone 9 Plus will have a larger 5.5-inch display. The iPhone 9 will basically offer a refreshed experience with the same body and design.
Samsung Galaxy M21
Samsung Galaxy M21 Samsung Galaxy M21 has been unveiled in India. The device packs in 48MP triple cameras, 6GB RAM and Android 10 OS. The device will run on the new OneUI 2.0 custom skin. It will have a rear camera with a 48MP primary sensor. The device will pack a massive 6,000mAh battery powered by Exynos 9611 SoC.
Galaxy M21 will come in two memory variants: 4GB RAM with 64GB and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage via Amazon.in, Samsung.com and select retail stores starting at Rs 12,999.
The new Nokia 5.3 is expected in India by April or sometime later. It comes with a 6.55-inch display running on Snapdragon 665 under the hood. Nokia 5.3 also packs in a four camera system on the back featuring a 13MP main camera, 5MP ultra-wide angle shooter, 2MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor. Upfront Nokia 8.3 houses a 8MP camera housed in a notch.
The device is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. Nokia 5.3 runs Android 10 out-of-the-box with guaranteed two years of Android updates. Nokia 5.3 price starts at 189 euros (around Rs 15,100) for the 4GB/64GB model.
Nokia 1.3 is also expected to be available in India in April alongside Nokia 5.3, the new budget offering from HMD Global. Nokia 1.3 features a 5.7-inch HD+ display with basic specs on-board. The budget Nokia phone packs a single 8MP camera at the back with a 5MP on the front. Supporting Android Go features, the device has different streamed down features.
It will support Go apps such as Camera Go and low-light image fusion technology and Gallery Go. Nokia 1.3 runs on Snapdragon 215 under the hood backed by a 3,000mAh battery. Nokia 1.3 starts at 95 euros (around Rs 7,600).
Reviving another Nokia bestseller from the last decade, HMD Global released Nokia 5310 with the nostalgia by Nokia 5310 Xpressmusic. It could launch in India in April 2020. Nokia 5310 has an MP3 player, FM radio, dual front-facing speakers and it offers a 30-day standby battery. It’s a feature phone offering 20 hours of talktime with a 2.4-inch display on top featuring a VGA camera with a flash on the back.
The device is backed by a 1,200mAh battery with dedicated music keys. Nokia 5310 will be available in two colour options: black with red and white with red. Nokia 5320 is said to go on sale from March 2020, prices start at 39 euros (around Rs 3,100).