Weekly Trending Phones: Poco X3, Mi 10i, Poco M2, OnePlus Nord Lite 5G, Asus 7Z Pro, Oppo F17 Pro, iPhone 12

Poco X3 launched. The all-new Poco X3 succeeds the popular Poco X2 with a slew of improvements and additional upgrades. The Poco X3 price starts at Euro 229 (around Rs 19,880), will now be available for a limited price of Euro 199 (around Rs 17,280). There are two Poco X3 variants launched in two colour options.

Weekly Trending Phones: Poco X3, Mi 10i, Poco M2, OnePlus Nord Lite 5G, Asus 7Z Pro, Oppo F17 Pro, iPhone 12

Poco X3 price in India may start at Rs 17,999 for the base model. Poco X3 India launch is expected in a couple of weeks from now. 

Poco M2 launched in India alongside Redmi Band. The new Poco smartphone features a ton of budget specs as Helio G80, quad cameras, 18W fast charging, 5000mAh battery and more. On top, Poco M2 comes with MIUI 12 out of the box. Redmi Band in India launched with a colour display, heart-rate sensor at Rs 1,599.

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


Poco M2

Poco M2 has a plastic body with an ergonomic build. The device comes with a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display offering 1080p resolution. Under the hood, Poco M2 packs in a budget MediaTek Helio G80 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM offering up to 128GB of storage. Poco M2 design is much similar to Poco M2 Pro featuring a two-tone pattern design. Poco M2 has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. Poco M2 also sports P2i coating on top to make it splash-proof.

Memory on Poco M2 can be expanded to 512GB with an external MicroSD card. Poco M2 has a dedicated microSD card slot with dual-band WiFi connectivity and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Poco M2 runs MIUI 12 out of the box with the Poco Launcher on top.

Coming to optics, Poco M2 features a quad camera set-up at the back. The four camera system comprises of a primary 13-megapixel sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 5-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Lastly, the new Poco phone is backed by a sizable 5,000mAh battery. The device supports 18W fast charging technology. Poco M2 charging time will vary between 100 to 110 minutes.

Poco X3

Poco X3 comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display running on a 120Hz refresh rate with 240mss touch sampling rate. Under the hood, Poco X3 runs on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 732G chipset. The device has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor as the predecessor. Poco X3 is also IP53 splash-proof certified. The hardware has an integrated cooling technology called LiquidCool 1.0 Plus system.

In terms of optics, the Poco X3 has a quad-camera setup. The four camera system comprises of a primary 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 sensor with f/1.9 aperture along, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. Along with the two sensors, there are two 2-megapixel cameras for depth and macro shots. Poco X3 has MIUI 12 running out-of-the-box. Finally, coming to the battery, Poco X3 houses a sizable 5160mAh battery supporting 33W fast charging technology.

OnePlus Budget Phone: Nord Lite 5G

An upcoming OnePlus phone has been leaked online, but with some peculiar specs. It isn’t OnePlus 8T or OnePlus 9 or any OnePlus phone running on the top-end Snapdragon processor. It’s surprisingly a budget OnePlus smartphone found with entry-level Snapdragon 460 SoC, a budget Qualcomm chip launched earlier in the year. The new OnePlus phone is the second to leak this month after another OnePlus phone was found to be running on Snapdragon 690 5G SoC, tipped to be OnePlus Nord Lite 5G. 

OnePlus may come up with multiple Nord phones for different line-ups. The new OnePlus phone is tipped to be the most affordable from OnePlus ever.

Recently a leak revealed an affordable OnePlus device with support for downgraded 18W fast charging. The upcoming budget OnePlus device could be the one with entry level features. The budget OnePlus phone will be a part of the Nord series. The company already unveiled the original OnePlus Nord last month in the country.

Realme 7 Pro / Realme X7 Pro

Realme 7 Pro price in India may cross the INR 20,000 category in the mid-range segment. Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro India prices will fall in the sub Rs 20,000 category. Realme 7 Pro will have a 6.55-inch Super-AMOLED 1080p display with up to 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate in a 20:9 aspect ratio. Realme 7 Pro will be powered by a more capable Dimensity 1000+ 5G processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

Realme 7 Pro cameras will include a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor, a 119-degree ultrawide 8-megapixel sensor, a 2-megapixel portrait sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. Realme 7 Pro will have a 32-megapixel camera and slightly bigger 4500mAh battery with 65W SuperDart fast-charging support.

Asus 7Z, Asus 7Z Pro

Asus ZenFone 7, ZenFone 7 Pro has been unveiled internationally. In India, the devices may come as Asus 7Z and Asus 7Z Pro. Coming to specs, the standard ZenFone 7 sports a 6.67-inch FullHD+ offering 2400 × 1080 resolution. It’s a HDR+ AMOLED display in an aspect ratio of 20:9 and 90Hz refresh rate with HDR10+ support. Asus ZenFone 7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Plus 865 chipset paired with Adreno 650 GPU.  Asus Zenfone 7 comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. 

In comparison, ASUS Zenfone 7 Pro sports a 6.67-inch AMOLED offering 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, Asus ZenFone 7 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC paired, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The rest of the specifications for both ZenFone 7 and ZenFone 7 Pro are similar including the cameras, battery and other specs.

Both the Zenfone 7 models have a motorized triple camera setup. The triple camera setup includes a 64MP wide-angle Sony IMX686 sensor, a 12MP Sony IMX363 ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8MP telescope lens with 3x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom along with an LED flash. The ZenFone 7 models house a sizable 5,000mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. 

Oppo F17, Oppo F17 Pro

OPPO F17 Pro price in India is Rs 22,990 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB model. OPPO F17 Pro runs on the latest MediaTek Helio P95 chipset, clubbed with 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. OPPO F17 Pro has a 6.43-inch full HD+ offering 1080 x 2400 pixels. It’s a Super AMOLED display with a 60Hz standard refresh rate, 90.67 percent screen-to-body ratio, and an aspect ratio of 20:9. OPPO F17 Pro features a quad camera setup, which consists of a 48-megapixel primary camera. The device runs on Android 10 with ColorOS 7.2 on top.

The primary sensor is accompanied by an 8-megapixel camera sensor, and dual 2-megapixel portrait and macro lens, along with an LED flash. Upfront, the smartphone offers a dual punch-hole camera setup with 16-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for selfies and video calls. OPPO F17 Pro is backed by a 4,015mAh non-removable battery with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 support.

iPhone 12

Leaked Apple 12 prices by My Drivers (via GizChina) gave us the first expected iPhone 12 prices. The iPhone 12 series will start at $649 (around Rs 49,220). OnePlus 8 comes at a similar price in the Western markets. In the US, the OnePlus 8 price starts at $699 (around Rs 53,090). Even the last iPhone 11 series came at a starting price of $699 (around Rs 53,090 approximately).

So, iPhone 12 is going to be cheaper than both current OnePlus 8 and even the predecessor, iPhone 11. Further, the report claims the iPhone 12 with 6.1-inch OLED screen model and LiDAR sensors will be priced at $999 (around Rs 95,750).

Google Pixel 4a

Google Pixel 4a India launch is expected on September 25. It’s a great phone on budget, and the latest Google Pixel 4a can take on the likes of OnePlus Nord, iPhone SE 2020, Redmi K20 Pro and Realme X3 SuperZoom in the country in the sub-30,000 budget segment. Pixel 4a in India may cost Rs 29,999. Pixel 4a will come to India by the fall.

Google Pixel 4A features a 5.81-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a punch-hole.

Pixel 4A is 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. Pixel 4a India price is expected at Rs 29,999, or probably in and around the same pricing segment.

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.

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