Weekly Trending Smartphones: iPhone 9, Realme X3, Poco F2, Poco X2 Pro, Mi A4, Redmi 9, Mi Note 10 Lite
iPhone 9 is said to be available via JD.com, the popular Chinese e-commerce site via a placeholder page. It’s the same iPhone SE 2020, and iPhone 9 could be going up for sale in a few days from now.
Apple iPhone 9 launch will happen on April 15, while the sales are said to start on April 22.
Poco GM C Manmohan has shared some details which hint at Poco F2 launch happening soon, and the company is also working on a new pair of wireless earbuds under Poco. He also dismissed those rumours of Poco F2 being a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro.
Let’s check out the top trending smartphones from this week.
iPhone 9 is said to be available via JD.com, the popular Chinese e-commerce site via a placeholder page. It’s the same iPhone SE 2020, and iPhone 9 could be going up for sale in a few days from now. Apple iPhone 9 launch will happen on April 15, while the sales are said to start on April 22. 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 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.
Realme X3 launch could happen in May as some internal sources. Realme has some big launches lined up for the upcoming weeks in April and May. Starting with the Narzo series, Realme will then unveil a new Realme X smartphone in May. Realme X3 will come with 108MP cameras. The 108MP sensor will power the multi-camera systems on the Realme X3 series, expected to be rear penta camera setups.
Expected to arrive in May in 2020, Realme X3 will succeed Realme X2 in the mid-range category, while Realme X3 Pro will replace Realme X2 Pro in the entry-premium category, which may come later in October or sometime around it.
Poco GM C Manmohan has shared some details which hint at the Poco F2 launch happening soon, and the company is also working on a new pair of wireless earbuds under Poco. He also dismissed those rumours of Poco F2 being a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro. It’s sure Poco F2 is coming, and the launch could be happening in a few weeks from now alongside Poco EarBuds.
The Poco F2 will be pitched against the upcoming OnePlus 8, which is all set to release on April 14. The company will be marketing Poco F2 as a worthy competitor against the OnePlus 8.
Redmi 8A Pro
Redmi 8A Pro has been launched. The new budget smartphone from Redmi has been unveiled in Indonesia. Redmi 8A Pro is a rebranded version for the Redmi 8A Dual, recently launched in India. The new Redmi budget smartphone will not come to India being with similar specs, hence the next generation Redmi 9 is expected to launch in May in India.
The all-new Redmi 8A Pro comes with Snapdragon 439, dual cameras,, notched HD+ display, 5,000mAh battery. Redmi 8A Pro has been launched in three colour variants with two storage options to choose from.
Poco X2 Pro
Unveiled in China, Redmi K30 Pro may come to India as Poco X2 Pro. The new Redmi K30 Pro can actually be termed a flagship killer. With the same pop-up camera notch-less design, the K30 Pro packs in almost all the best of technology available. Redmi K30 Pro comes with the top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
The device further packs a 64MP powered quad camera, Wi-Fi 6 support, notchless AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, 4,700mAh battery and 33W fast charging support.
Mi A4 is expected to be a remodelled Mi CC10, which is a part of the recently leaked massive list of upcoming Xiaomi phones. 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 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.
Mi Note 10 Lite
A streamed-down edition of the current Mi Note 10 has been spotted on FCC, it will reportedly be called Mi Note 10 Lite. Mi Note 10 Lite will come with a similar five rear camera setup with support for 30W fast charging. The FCC data confirms a 64-megapixel main camera coupled by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle snapper and a 2-megapixel macro lens.
Mi Note 10 Lite will further have two telephoto lenses: 8MP (5X optical zoom) and 5MP (2X optical zoom) resolution. It will be powered by Snapdragon 730G SoC, to be backed by the same big 5,260mAh battery with support for 30W charging.
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.