Weekly Trending Smartphones: iPhone 9, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, Realme X3, Lenovo Legion, Poco F2, Poco X2 Pro, Mi A4

iPhone 9 is set to launch this week. The device was recently made 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.

Weekly Trending Smartphones: iPhone 9, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, Realme X3, Lenovo Legion, Poco F2, Poco X2 Pro, Mi A4

Lenovo Legion gaming phone will launch with 90W fast charging technology, the fastest yet to be made available. Lenovo Legion gaming phone could be the first phone to come with the fastest charging technology commercially.

Apple iPhone 9 launch will happen on April 15, while the sales are said to start on April 22.

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. Realme X3 SuperZoom has also been spotted on multiple certification sites including benchmarking site Geekbench.

Let’s check out the top trending smartphones from this week.

iPhone 9

iPhone 9 is set to launch this week. The device was recently made 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.

OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 features a glass body design featuring a 6.55-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display offering 90Hz refresh rate. OnePlus 8 will run on Snapdragon 865 with 6GB, 8GB and 12GB RAM supporting 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage. It features a triple rear camera setup featuring a 48-megapixel main lens, a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

Upfront, OnePlus 8 has a 16-megapixel sensor. The OnePlus device will pack a 4,300mAh battery supporting 30W fast charging. 

OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro has best of the features of the lot. The device will come with a 6.78-inch AMOLED Quad HD+ display offering a screen resolution of 3180 x 1440 pixels. The OnePlus 8 Pro screen will offer 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB UFS 3.0 internal storage.

OnePlus 8 Pro features a quad rear camera setup including a 48-megapixel main camera, a 48-megapixel secondary lens and a 8-megapixel telephoto lens and 5MP depth sensor.  Upfront, OnePlus 8 Pro will have a 16-megapixel sensor, backed by a larger 4,510mAh battery.

Realme X3

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. Realme X3 SuperZoom has also been spotted on multiple certification sites including benchmarking site Geekbench. Realme X3 SuperZoom 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.

Lenovo Legion

Lenovo Legion gaming phone will launch with 90W fast charging technology, the fastest yet to be made available. Previously Xiaomi teased it’s 100W fast charging technology, but it’s yet to be launched commercially. Lenovo Legion gaming phone could be the first phone to come with the fastest charging technology commercially. The Lenovo Legion specifications include Snapdragon 865 SoC, 5G support, and 144Hz refresh rate display.

Legion is a dedicated gaming phone by Lenovo, and the phone will ship with the current best chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 865 SoC with added 5G connectivity. The latest teaser poster confirms Lenovo Legion with staggering 90W fast-charging support.

Poco F2

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.

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

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.

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