Weekly Trending Smartphones: Mi 10 5G, OnePlus Z, Poco F2 Pro, Realme X3, Redmi Note 9, Redmi K30i, Mi A4, Mi Note 10 Lite
Mi 10 5G India launch on May 8, officially confirmed by Xiaomi India. The original launch was scheduled in March, but it was postponed due to the lockdown. The Mi 10 5G India launch will happen via an online event.
Redmi Note 9 has been unveiled in China. The device will come to India soon to join the already unveiled Redmi Note 9 series.
Poco has officially teased it’s upcoming phone with a GIF teaser via it’s official Twitter handle. Without giving out the name, the company has hinted at their next upcoming phone, which could be either Poco F2 Pro, Poco F2 or Poco X2 Pro.
Let’s check out the top trending smartphones from this week.
Mi 10 5G
Mi 10 5G India launch on May 8, officially confirmed by Xiaomi India. The original launch was scheduled in March, but it was postponed due to the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Mi 10 5G India launch will happen via an online event. Mi 10 will be Xiaomi’s one of the first flagship offerings in India after a long break since the Mi MIX 2S back in 2017. The company previously have done well with entry-premium flagship Redmi K20 Pro.
The upcoming Mi 10 5G from Xiaomi could turn out to be a perfect competitor to the OnePlus 8 and iPhone SE 2020, or other 5G phones as Realme X50 Pro 5G and iQoo 3. Mi 10 5G India price is expected in the Rs 40,000-category.
OnePlus Z live images are out, and a new leak suggests Snapdragon 765G. 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. The latest leak hints at OnePlus Z with Snapdragon 765G and not 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
Poco has officially teased it’s upcoming phone with a GIF teaser via it’s official Twitter handle. Without giving out the name, the company has hinted at their next upcoming phone, which could be either Poco F2 Pro, Poco F2 or Poco X2 Pro. Poco has officially teased the next Poco phone indirectly. The teaser says #WakeUpPoco in a GIF teaser via it’s official Twitter handle. The teaser has some screenshots of fans asking about when Poco F2 is coming, so there’s the direct reference.
The company has been in a hibernation mode since 2018 until finally it unveiled Poco X2 a few weeks back. There have been multiple reports of Redmi K30 Pro being rebranded as Poco F2 Pro as the Redmi K30 4G was launched in India as Poco X2. The latest teaser could be a hint for the rumour mill.
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 Note 9 has been unveiled in China. The device will come to India soon to join the already unveiled Redmi Note 9 series. Redmi Note 9 is powered by Helio G85 chipset, the first smartphone to run on the new MediaTek chip. Redmi Note 9 features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a punch-hole cutout upfront, but on the corner unlike the Redmi Note 9 series. At the back, Redmi Note 9 packs square shaped quad camera design.
The four camera setup on Redmi Note 9 sports a primary 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Note 9 runs on Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top. Redmi Note 9 houses a 5,020mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
Mi Note 10 Lite
Mi Note 10 Lite was unveiled in China alongside Redmi Note 9, and it could be coming to India soon as well. The device features a 6.47-inch Full HD+ curved AMOLED display with a water drop notch supporting HDR 10. Mi Note 10 Lite is powered by Snapdragon 730G SoC coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Mi Note 10 Lite packs a 5,260mAh battery supporting 30W fast charging.
At the back, Mi Note 10 Lite has a quad rear camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Upfront, it features a 16-megapixel camera.
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.