Weekly Trending Phones: iPhone 12 Mini, OnePlus 8T, Poco X3, Asus 7Z Pro, Pixel 4a, Galaxy F41

Poco X3 is now available in India. The all-new Poco X3 succeeds the popular Poco X2 with a slew of improvements and additional upgrades. The company recently unveiled Poco M2 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.

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Weekly Trending Phones: iPhone 12 Mini, OnePlus 8T, Poco X3, Asus 7Z Pro, Pixel 4a, Galaxy F41

Poco X3 and Poco M2 both come with the all-new MIUI 12 out of the box. 

Google Pixel 4a India launch is expected in October. 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. The first Galaxy F series device, the Galaxy F41 India launch has been confirmed on October 8 via Flipkart. 

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

iPhone 12 Mini

Apple will launch four new iPhone models under the upcoming iPhone 12 series, but there is said to be an additional surprise, the iPhone 12 Mini. A report is doing the rounds leaking a new iPhone model, to be called iPhone Mini. Apple will launch the new iPhone 12 series in October and they will come with the new A14 Bionic chip and better cameras. The iPhone 12 series will start at $649 (around Rs 49,220).

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 (for US market) 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). The availability details will be confirmed soon.

Google Pixel 4a

Google Pixel 4a India launch is expected in October. 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.

Galaxy F41

The first Galaxy F series device, the Galaxy F41 India launch has been confirmed on October 8 via Flipkart. Samsung Galaxy F41 has already been spotted on the Google Play Console leaking some key specs. The upcoming Galaxy F41 smartphone will feature a 6.4-inch SuperAMOLED display with a tear-drop style notch, a quad-camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor and a 32MP selfie camera upfront.

Galaxy F41 will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9611 chipset with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage.

Google Play Console Galaxy F41 listing confirms Exynos 9611 SoC, 6GB of RAM and a Full HD+ display with a water drop notch. Galaxy F41 will pack in a huge 6,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast wired charging. The upcoming Galaxy F41 device will be in line with Galaxy M31 with additional photography improvements and some design overhaul.

Poco X3

Poco X3 is now available in India starting at Rs 16,999. It 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 features a primary 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 sensor with f/1.9 aperture.

Alongside there’s a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and two other sensors: 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 8T

OnePlus 8T has been teased on Amazon. OnePlus 8T India launch is on October 14, as earlier leaked. The device has been confirmed with the much-awaited 65W Warp Charge technology. The device will sport a dual battery design. The upcoming OnePlus phone has already been revealed to come with a 2.5D display with support for 120Hz refresh rate. The new ad OnePlus 8T has been teased with “Ultra Fast” charging speeds, the 65W Warp Charge support, the highest OnePlus has offered ever.

As per the leaked reports, OnePlus 8T will come with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage with the latest Snapdragon 865+ processor under the hood.

OnePlus has also confirmed that the upcoming 8T phone will come with an AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The panel will use a new 2.5D flexible glass with a peak brightness of an impressive 1,000 nits. Cameras will see an upgrade as well. The quad-camera setup on OnePlus 8T at the back will probably have a 64-megapixel main sensor, alongside a 16-megapixel ultrawide, a 5-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

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. 

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 10i India launch will happen in a few weeks.

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.

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