Weekly Trending Smartphones: Poco F2, OnePlus Nord 2, Poco M3, OnePlus 9 Pro, Mi 11 Pro, iPhone SE Plus 2021

Leaked by popular tipster Max Jambor, OnePlus Nord 2 development has been confirmed. He leaked out OnePlus Nord 2 launch details in a cryptic teaser on Twitter, Denniz. It’s expected to be the Nord 2 codename as OnePlus is known to name its smartphones with cryptic codenames. While nothing is yet out, there’s a lot riding on with OnePlus Nord 2.

Weekly Trending Smartphones: Poco F2, OnePlus Nord 2, Poco M3, OnePlus 9 Pro, Mi 11 Pro, iPhone SE Plus 2021

OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro will come with curved displays, revealed in CAD renders.

Poco F2 is in the works, and it will take some time to launch in India. Poco F2 Pro won’t come to India as it’s not considered a fit successor to Poco F1. The company has confirmed it’s working on a true successor to the Poco F1. Poco F2 India launch may happen by early 2021. 

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OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro will come with curved displays, revealed in CAD renders. OnePlus 9 has been leaked after recently being spotted with the codename Lemonade. The OnePlus 9 series launch will launch in the later part of first half of 2021. The company last unveiled OnePlus 8T in India, and OnePlus Nord 2 is said to be in the development phase as well. The CAD renders about OnePlus 9 was leaked online, while OnePlus 9 Pro was spotted on the benchmarking website, Geekbench. 

The CAD OnePlus 9 Pro renders revealed the design of the upcoming OnePlus device with a curved display. Popular tipster Max J previously posted a cryptic image on Twitter with a codename ‘Lemonade.’ It’s said to be the upcoming OnePlus 9 phone.

OnePlus 9 series will include the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. It may also include OnePlus 8T Pro at the time of release given the company unveiled a single OnePlus 8T version without the Pro model. In 2020, OnePlus unveiled six phones in total: OnePlus N10 5G, OnePlus N100, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus Nord, and OnePlus 8T.

Poco F2

Poco F2 launch will soon happen in India. Poco F1 successor is in development, and it could be coming in anytime. Poco has been aggressively launching phones in the budget, mid-budget and mid-range segment, but won’t enter the flagship space immediately. Poco F2 is in the works, and it will take some time to launch in India. Poco F2 Pro won’t come to India as it’s not considered a fit successor to Poco F1. The company has confirmed it’s working on a true successor to the Poco F1.

Poco F2 India launch may happen by early 2021. Till then, expect some more Poco phones in India including Poco M3 Pro, Poco M3, Poco C4 and Poco X4. Poco currently operates independently and is working to deliver new phones for every possible segment. In future, there could be dedicated Poco OS as well.

Poco M3

Poco M3 price, specifications have been leaked out along with the new design. The device will run on Snapdragon 662 SoC with a massive 6,000mAh battery underneath. Poco M3 India price is expected to start at Rs 8,999 to take on the likes of Realme Narzo 20A, Realme C15 and Infinix Hot 9 Pro. Poco M3 launch is on November 24. The key specs include Snapdragon 662 SoC, 6,000mAh battery and quad camera.

Some leaks suggest it to be a rebranded Redmi Note 10 4G. So, Poco M3 could be a global variant of Redmi Note 10 4G, as the company may focus on the 5G models only for Redmi Note 10 series. Though nothing has been officially announced, we are yet to confirm whether Poco M3 is a rebranded Redmi Note 10 4G or not.

Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro

Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro launch could be happening as early as December. The device is said to come with a 108MP main camera and a curved display, as leaked recently. The display will come with a punch-hole on the top left corner, leaked by popular Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station on microblogging website Weibo. The leak claims Xiaomi Mi 11 will sport a four-sided curved display with a punch-hole. Currently the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro which come with dual curved displays.

Previously Digital Chat Station leaked out Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro images on Twitter. Also, the launch is said to happen by the end of 2020 and not early 2021.

The smartphones will launch earlier than expected. Mi 11 series specifications have been leaked as well. Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro will be powered by the top Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 875. The names are yet to be confirmed, so they could be Mi 20 and Mi 20 Pro as well. Leaked Geekbench 5 results confirm that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11 will be powered by the 5nm Snapdragon 875.

iPhone SE Plus 2021

iPhone SE Plus will launch is 2021, and it is expected to replace the all-new affordable iPhone 12 Mini. While the rumours are still yet to be confirmed, but yes, Apple is working on a Plus variant of the current SE 2020 model, and it will launch next year. A new mid-range Apple phone at an affordable price will help the company solidify its position in the entry-premium flagship category. Apple is slowly trying to get into the affordable premium category by not only focusing on the upper-end premium segments.

Apple is also expected to expand the supplier supplier base by further reducing the manufacturing costs.

The cameras for iPhones are mainly supplied by Taiwanese Largan and Yujingguang. It may include Sunny Optical Technology as well next year. iPhone SE Plus will either come with a 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch screen. The company will continue to use an LCD Display and not an OLED panel obviously. It will use the same case as the iPhone XR or iPhone 8 Plus. iPhone SE Plus will run on the A14 Bionic chip with dual cameras at the back.

OnePlus Nord 2

Leaked by popular tipster Max Jambor, OnePlus Nord 2 development has been confirmed. He leaked out OnePlus Nord 2 launch details in a cryptic teaser on Twitter, Denniz. It’s expected to be the Nord 2 codename as OnePlus is known to name its smartphones with cryptic codenames. While nothing is yet out, there’s a lot riding on with OnePlus Nord 2. The predecessor has been a straightaway hit in India, and OnePlus Nord 2 is expected to come with big upgrades at a similar pricing.

In terms of costing, OnePlus Nord 2 price is expected to stay in the same budget category. OnePlus Nord 2 price in India may start at the same Rs 24,999 tag for the base model.

Coming to OnePlus Nord 2 specs, the device will come with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 series 5G chipset with upto 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, improved cameras, display and battery. OnePlus Nord 2 will probably feature a 64MP main camera inside a quad camera system. OnePlus Nord 2 will have a faster Fluid AMOLED display with a refresh of 120Hz instead of the 90Hz on the original Nord. 

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