Weekly Trending Smartphones: OnePlus 8T Pro, Pixel 4A, OnePlus Nord, Realme X3 Pro, Realme 6i, Redmi K40, Realme V5, Galaxy M51
OnePlus 8T series will retain the punch-hole display design from OnePlus 8 series. Pixel 4A July launch has been delayed. The device is now said to be launching on August 3. Redmi K40 will come with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, 120Hz LCD display and 4,500mAh battery.
Realme is also gearing up to launch the next Realme C series device, the Realme C15 in Indonesia.
Galaxy M51 key specifications have already been leaked, but the company is yet to give us an official launch date. Samsung Galaxy M51 will ship with a Snapdragon processor, Android 10 OS and 8GB RAM.
Let’s check out the top trending smartphones from this week.
Google Pixel 4A
Pixel 4A July launch has been delayed. The device is now said to be launching on August 3. The device will come at a cheaper price tag than the current entry-premium iPhone SE 2020. While amid the pandemic Google Pixel 4A is yet to have a launch date, the pricing leaks continue to pour in, and the latest is said to undercut iPhone SE 2020 by a good margin. The previous leaks hinted at a similar price for Google Pixel 4A as iPhone SE 2020.
Pixel 4A was said to be Starting at $399 (around Rs 42,500) for the base model. The recent 9to5Google report hints at Pixel 4A starting at $299 (Rs 22,650) for the base model with 64GB storage, while the 128GB Pixel 4A is said to cost $349 (around Rs 26,450).
Realme is also gearing up to launch the next Realme C series device, the Realme C15 smartphone in Indonesia. The leaked Realme C15 specs confirm a 6,000mAh battery, 18W fast charging support and mid-range specs. Realme C15 will feature a fingerprint sensor at the back with a quad camera system inside a square-shaped module on the rear side. Upfront, the phone display will feature a water drop notch with thin bezels.
Realme C15 will succeed the recently unveiled Realme C11 smartphone. The device will house a massive 6,000mAh battery witn 18W fast charging support. The device will ship with Android 10-based Realme UI. Realme C15 price is expected to start at around Rs 10,000.
Realme 6i has been unveiled in India. Realme 6i price and India launch details are out. Realme 6i is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T SoC with a four camera setup at the back featuring a punch-hole display upfront. Realme 6i packs a 4,300mAh battery with support for 20W fast charging technology. Realme 6i runs on the latest Android 10 with Realme UI on top with latest customisations and optimisations.
Realme 6i price in India starts at Rs 12,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and internal 64GB storage. While the top-end Realme 6i variant features 6GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage is priced at Rs 14,999.
Poco C3 will come as a rebranded Redmi 9C under 10,000 in India. Poco will launch the recently unveiled Redmi 9C as a new rebranded Poco C3 in India. After being certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and TÜV Rheinland, Bluetooth SIG certification confirms the device will be called Poco C3. Xiaomi recently unveiled Redmi 9C at the Global Ecosystem Product Event. The device was first launched in Malaysia.
As spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and TÜV Rheinland, the upcoming Poco C3 is seen with model number M2006C3MI, the same model number as Redmi 9C. It was just unveiled globally by Xiaomi in Europe at the Global Ecosystem Product Event.
Redmi Note 9
Redmi Note 9 has been launched in India starting at Rs 11,999. Redmi Note 9 in India will join the Redmi Note 9 series with Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. In India, Redmi Note 9 price starts at Rs 11,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage. 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. Redmi Note 9 is powered by Helio G85 chipset, the first smartphone to run on the new MediaTek chip. 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. Redmi 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. The 18W fast charger will ship with the device.
OnePlus Nord has been unveiled in India starting at Rs 24,999 featuring a 90Hz display sporting a touch sampling rate of 180Hz. OnePlus Nord is powered by mid-range Qualcomm 5G chip, the Snapdragon 765G with 12GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage. The device will run on Android 10 out of the box with OxygenOS. In terms of optics, OnePlus Nord will come with a quad-camera set-up featuring a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 main sensor with an f/1.75 lens with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) + Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) support.
The setup will further include a 8-megapixel ultrawide lens with 119 field-of-view (FOV), a 5-megapixel macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture, and 2-megapixel depth sensor unit. Upfront, the OnePlus Nord will have a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor, the whole system backed by a 4,115mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.
Galaxy M51 key specifications have already been leaked, but the company is yet to give us an official launch date. Samsung Galaxy M51 will ship with a Snapdragon processor, Android 10 OS and 8GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy A51 will come with a 6.5-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display from CSOT with Infinity-O punch-hole cutout. The device will feature a punch-hole upfront for the selfie camera packing in slim bezels on the corners with a thin bottom.
In terms of optics, Galaxy M51 will feature a quad-camera system at the back sporting a 64MP primary shooter, a 12MP secondary lens alongside a depth and macro shooter. Samsung Galaxy M51 will come with a huge 6,000mAh battery with fast-charging support (15W expected) and 128GB expandable storage.
Realme V5 has been confirmed by the company under the new series. Realme V5 will come with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display featuring a punch-hole upfront. It’s going to be a single punch-hole as Realme 6 series housing a 16-megapixel selfie shooter, as leaked on the TENAA listing. The fingerprint sensor will stay on the power button on the side. In terms of optics, Realme C5 has been confirmed to feature a quad camera system.
The setup will include 48-megapixel main sensor alongside three additional sensors: 8-megapixel ultra wide angle sensor, 2-megapixel depth sensor and 2-megapixel macro sensor. It could run on latest Dimensity 820 SoC from MediaTek with a sizable 4,900mAh battery, as the listing revealed.
Redmi K40 leaked online alongside Xiaomi 120W charger. The leaked details reveal Redmi K40 with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, 120Hz LCD display and 4,500mAh battery. Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station on Weibo leaked out the details hinted at the device being Redmi K40. It was previously spotted with 33W fast charging support on China’s 3C certification site. Redmi K30 was unveiled last year, while the upcoming Redmi K40 could be Poco X3 in India.
Poco X3 could be a remodelled Redmi K40 as well. The new smartphone spotted online could be Redmi K40 as more details are being revealed. The 120W charger from Xiaomi will become the fastest charging technology available commercially.
OnePlus 8T Pro
OnePlus 8T series will retain the punch-hole display design from OnePlus 8 series. The upcoming OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8T will pack in AMOLED punch-hole displays featuring bezel-less notch-less screens. On top, the OnePlus 8T smartphones will come with 64-megapixel sensors. Spotted on the OnePlus Camera app version 5.4.23, the upcoming OnePlus 8T series will come with main 64-megapixel sensors. The OnePlus 8T series should come in late October.
XDA Developers teardown of the OP Camera app showed strings of code 64-megapixel photo support. Both OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8T Pro are expected to come with 64MP main sensors. OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro currently capture 12-megapixel photos by default, and the OnePlus 8T phones will come with default 16-megapixel mode.
Realme X3 Pro
The company CEO Madhav Sheth teased a “big announcement” at the upcoming IFA 2020, expected to be Realme X3 Pro. The company recently announced the 125W UltraDART fast charging technology, and Realme X3 Pro could become the first device to come with the latest charging solution. The device may feature the upcoming 108MP camera sensor from Samsung, the HM2 108MP lens as their primary sensor. Realme X3 Pro will replace Realme X2 Pro in the entry-premium category.
Realme X3 Pro will have Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 865 Plus powering it with support for 65W Dark super fast charging technology. As the X3 series, the Realme X3 Pro series may have two variants as well.
Oppo Reno 4, Oppo Reno 4 Pro
Oppo Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro India launch will happen in July. The devices have already been unveiled in China. Reno 4 smartphones will come with punch-hole design, triple camera setup and 5G connectivity. Oppo Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro features 6.43-inch and 6.55-inch AMOLED displays respectively. They are powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC with 8GB, 12GB RAM and 128GB, 256GB storage options running on Android 10 OS with ColorOS 7.0 UI.
Oppo Reno 4 Pro sports a 48MP primary sensor, a 12MP secondary lens, and a 13MP sensor. Upfront, it features a 32MP shooter. Reno 4 dons a pill-shaped punch-hole to house a 32MP primary sensor with a 2MP secondary lens. Both Reno 4 phones are backed by 4,000mAh batteries with 65W fast charging support.