Weekly Trending Smartphones: Mi 10i, Pixel 5, Mi 10 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, Pixel 4A, OnePlus Nord, Realme X3 Pro, Redmi K40

Mi Note 10 Lite may launch in India as Mi 10i. Yes, that’s what the recent leak says. Tipped by XDA, it has been found that Xiaomi is working on a new smartphone especially for the Indian market with the codename “tocoin”. The device has been spotted in the June 2020 code, hence Mi 10i India launch could be imminent.

Weekly Trending Smartphones: Mi 10i, Pixel 5, Mi 10 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, Pixel 4A, OnePlus Nord, Realme X3 Pro, Redmi K40

Xiaomi unveiled Redmi K30 Ultra and Mi 10 Ultra to celebrate 10 years of being in business.

Google France have accidentally revealed the official launch date of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Google France leaked the launch date in an official blog confirming the pre-orders to start from October 8. Google will roll out two more phones in 2020: Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.

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

Mi Note 10 Lite / Mi 10i

Mi Note 10 Lite may launch in India as Mi 10i. Yes, that’s what the recent leak says. Tipped by XDA, it has been found that Xiaomi is working on a new smartphone especially for the Indian market with the codename “tocoin”. The device has been spotted in the June 2020 code, hence Mi 10i India launch could be imminent. Mi Note 10 Lite was unveiled in China in late April alongside Redmi Note 9. The company unveiled the latter recently, and now it’s time for Mi 10i. 

Mi Note 10 Lite is a camera-centric value-for-money device offering a 64MP quad-camera setup backed by premium features. Mi Note 10 Lite in India will be rebranded as Mi 10i. The company will place Mi 10i as a spiritual successor to the Redmi K20 in the sub-20,000 segment.

Mi 10 Ultra

Mi 10 Ultra comes with an improved build featuring a curved 6.67-inch Full HD+ OLED display with 10-bit color output. The HDR 10+ panel on Mi 10 Ultra packs in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and can reach 800nit peak brightness. The top left corner has the 20MP selfie snapper with an improved in-display fingerprint reader featuring stereo speakers. At the back the device houses the quad camera setup featuring a 1/1.32” 48MP primary shooter with an F/1.85 lens and OIS.

The device has a 1/2.0” 48MP F/4.1 periscope which brings 5x optical and 120x hybrid zoom. The primary and telephoto lenses support 8K video recording. The rest of the two cameras are a 20MP ultrawide shooter with 13mm focal length and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom.

Under the hood, the Mi 10 Ultra runs on the Qualcomm flagship, the Snapdragon 865 paired with 8GB, 12GB or 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB, 256GB and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.

Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra

Two new Galaxy Note devices have been unveiled. With a new ‘Mystic Bronze’ colour option, the new Note phones will come in Black, Green, White and Grey colour options. Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra feature a similar design with the famous S-Pen stylus. Galaxy Note 20 comes with a flat 6.7-inch 1080p AMOLED panel featuring 60Hz refresh rate.

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with an edged (curved) 6.9-inch 1440p Dynamic AMOLED 2X featuring 120Hz refresh rate. The latency of the S-Pen is now down to 9ms.

Both the Galaxy Note 20 phones come with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865+ processor. In India devices will come with Exynos 990 chipset. Note 20 and the Note 20 5G have a maximum of 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Note 20 Ultra has 8GB of RAM while Note 20 Ultra 5G has 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB.

The bigger Note 20 Ultra packs a 4,500mAh battery, while the Note 20 has a 4,300mAh unit. Both the devices come with 25W fast charging. Wireless charging is also available with support for Qi and reverse wireless charging to charge your watch or earbuds.

Coming to optics, each has a triple camera system. Note 20 Ultra comes with a primary 108-megapixel sensor with two 12-megapixel cameras, and the Note 20 has a 12-megapixel primary sensor but with a 64-megapixel telephoto camera and another 12-megapixel camera ultra-wide lens. Both can shoot up to 8K videos while the front camera comes with a 10-megapixel sensor.

Pixel 5, Pixel 4A 5G

Google France have accidentally revealed the official launch date of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Google France leaked the launch date in an official blog confirming the pre-orders to start from October 8. Google will roll out two more phones in 2020: Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. Pixel 5 XL won’t launch this year. Pixel 4A India availability will take some as per the sources, and the device will be available exclusively via Flipkart.

Google Pixel 4A, Google Pixel 4A 5G and the much-awaited Google Pixel 5 will launch in multiple countries by the end of the year 2020. Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5 will be available in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Australia in the coming months.

Google Pixel 4A

Pixel 4A has been unveiled at $349. Google Pixel 4A features a 5.81-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a punch-hole. The posters from Google also confirm a punch-hole display with the hole at the top right corner with a slight chin down under. Pixel 4A will be powered by the mid-range Qualcomm chip, Snapdragon 730 SoC. At the back, the Google midrange smartphone will feature a single camera at the back, a 12.2-megapixel rear shooter.

There will be an 8-megapixel front-facing camera paired. The system will come with upto 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Pixel 4A will have eSIM support. The device will house a 3,080mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

Realme C15

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.

Poco C3

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

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

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.

Redmi K40

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.

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.

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