Weekly Trending Smartphones: OnePlus Z, Poco F2 Pro, Realme X3, Redmi Note 9, Redmi 10X, iPhone 12, Redmi K30i, Mi A4
OnePlus Z live images are out. It has been previously leaked, and we have a fair amount of idea about the specs and now even the price. Set to launch in a few months, the OnePlus Z is the speculated OnePlus 8 Lite.
A new leak by XDA suggests that Redmi K30 Pro may come as Poco F2 Pro in India.
Realme X3 has been spotted on TENAA. Hinting at an imminent launch, the listing also revealed some key Realme X3 specs. Previously Realme X3 was seen on Geekbench, India’s BIS certification website, Russia’s EEC and Thailand’s NBTC.
Let’s check out the top trending smartphones from this week.
OnePlus Z live images are out. It has been previously leaked, and we have a fair amount of idea about the specs and now even the price. Set to launch in a few months, the OnePlus Z is the speculated OnePlus 8 Lite. OnePlus Z will come with a triple camera running on MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC. OnePlus Z will primarily target the sub-25,000 category in the country. Leaked by Slashleaks, the live images show us a punch-hole display upfront.
OnePlus Z will have a three camera setup at the back hosting a 48MP main lens, a 16MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. Upfront, OnePlus Z will have a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor, while the whole system will be backed by a 4,000mAh battery.
Poco F2 Pro / Redmi K30 Pro
A new leak suggests that Redmi K30 Pro may come as Poco F2 Pro in India. It could be Poco X2 Pro or Poco F2 Pro. Leaving the nomenclature part, a new Poco device was earlier spotted on Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website. Spotted by XDA Developers, Redmi K30 Pro is said to be coming to India as Poco F2 Pro as the successor to Redmi K20 Pro.
The Google Mobile Services shows ‘lmi’ codename for the Redmi K30 Pro, tipped to launch as Poco F2 Pro in India and some other regions. So, Poco F2 Pro is going to be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro, as being speculated.
iPhone SE Plus 2020
iPhone SE Plus 2020 is in making, will come in 2021 due to delay in production caused by the current Coronavirus pandemic. Tipster Jon Prosser hinted at the upcoming SE 2020 Plus and also the affordable AirPods. The iPhone SE Plus 2020 will basically be the earlier assumed iPhone 9 Plus. The bigger version of the iPhone SE 2020 will be a revamped iPhone 8 Plus.
iPhone SE Plus 2020 was also earlier spotted in the iOS 14 code line. Prosser has also claimed in his latest tweet that a new generation of AirPods are ready to launch next month, which is expected to be the cheaper Apple AirPods.
Realme X3 has been spotted on TENAA. Hinting at an imminent launch, the listing also revealed some key Realme X3 specs. Previously Realme X3 was seen on Geekbench, India’s BIS certification website, Russia’s EEC and Thailand’s NBTC. 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.
Redmi Note 9 / Redmi 10X
Redmi 10X will come to India as Redmi Note 9. Set to be unveiled on April 30, Redmi Note 9 will be unveiled globally on the day. Redmi Note 9 is expected in India as a rebranded Redmi 10X running on the new MediaTek G85 chipset. From a new bezel-less design display to square-shaped camera, Redmi 10X has a lot to offer in the range.
Xiaomi recently unveiled Redmi Note 9 series in the country, and the Redmi 10X is said to be joining as standard Redmi Note 9 in India in the budget bandwagon, probably to be priced under Rs 12,000.
iPhone 12 series could be getting a new look on the out. Since iPhone X, Apple has continued with the infamous wide notch on all its smartphones till iPhone 11 series. With iPhone 12, the notch may get smaller and shorter. iPhone 12 series may get a complete design makeover this year. Tipster Jon Prosser leaked the new short notch with more thin bezels. The Face ID will stay as existing iPhone models, but the notch will be a lot smaller.
As per the leak, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have the notch of the same size, but other iPhone 12 models will have a shorter notch on top. iPhone 12 Pro Max has been tipped to have a LiDAR sensor with a designed speaker grille and sides.
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.
Redmi K30i will launch next month and will become the cheapest 5G smartphone. The K30i will be a toned-down Redmi K30 5G with some similar features but at a very affordable price tag. The new Redmi K30i will offer 5G dual band support. Currently the Redmi K30 5G remains the most affordable option under the series, and the upcoming Redmi K30i will also come with 5G capabilities.
Redmi K30i 5G will retail at CNY1,799 (Rs 19,460). Redmi K30 was launched at CNY1,999 (Rs 21,620). Redmi K30i launch will happen either by end of the month, or early next month.