Upcoming Camera Phones February: Mi 11 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, Redmi K40 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro, OnePlus 9, Realme X7, Poco F2
Upcoming Camera Smartphones in February? Xiaomi has confirmed two new flagships for India. Global VP Manu Kumar Jain shared on Twitter about the launch of two new powerful Mi devices in India. Xiaomi will soon be launching two new flagships in the country, said to be Mi 11 and either Redmi K40, a new Mi 10 variant or Mi 11 Lite. The next few weeks will see some major smartphone releases in the country.
Given the fact, Jain confirmed it to be top-end flagships, it’s being speculated to be Mi 11 with Snapdragon 888 and Redmi K40 or a new Mi 10 variant with Snapdragon 870.
From OnePlus 9 series to Mi 11 series to Redmi Note 10 series, the much-awaited smartphones in different price categories will release in India. OnePlus 9 Lite is said to be launching as soon as February to be later joined by OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
The Note 10 devices are said to be launching in February alongside Mi 11 series. Industry insider Ishan Agarwal told 91mobiles that Redmi Note 10 series launch will happen in a few weeks, expected in February.
Redmi Note 10 prices in India are also said to be very aggressive given competitors.
Mi 11 India launch will happen by February. Xiaomi is already prepping up on Mi 11 Global units, and Mi 11 India availability could get confirmed in a while. The Xiaomi flagship launched with the latest Qualcomm flagship chip, Snapdragon 888 and 108MP cameras. The company is yet to announce Mi 11 Pro, the Pro model of the series.
Upcoming Smartphones February: Upcoming Camera Phones
Major upcoming camera-focused smartphones are likely to come to India in the next few weeks.
Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, Note 10 Pro Max
Redmi Note 10, Note 10 Pro India launch dates launch in India are tipped. The Note 10 devices are said to be launching in February alongside Mi 11 series. Redmi Note 10 Pro 4G launch could happen first and come to India. The company is expected to ship a 120Hz AMOLED display this time as per the sources with 64MP powered quad rear cameras. 33W fast charging technology is expected on Redmi Note 10 and the slightly toned-down Redmi Note 10 Lite.
Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G will probably be powered by a Snapdragon 750G / Dimensity 820 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM and MIUI 12.5 powered Android 11 OS.
Coming to battery, Redmi Note 10 will fit in a similar sized battery with support for at least 33W fast charging this time. The just launched Redmi Note 9 features a 5,020mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging. Battery on Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro is expected to stay around 5,000mAh with faster fast charging support on Note 10 Pro.
Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro
The second Mi flagship expected to launch in India could be Redmi K40 or a new Mi 10 variant. Given the fact, Jain already confirmed a flagship will be powered by Snapdragon 870, it’s being speculated to be the upcoming Redmi K40. The device is said to be powered by the all-new Snapdragon 870 chipset. The new SoC was announced this week as a sub-flagship processor positioned below Snapdragon 888 SoC. It’s an upgrade over Snapdragon 865+ SoC offering incrementally improved performance, connectivity and efficiency.
Weibing also hinted at an AMOLED display for the Redmi K40, but not a 3D curved design as Mi 11. Redmi K40 will come at a reasonable pricing offering longer battery life and similar premium experience. Redmi K40 series launch has been officially confirmed by Redmi’s General Manager, Lu Weibing. He took to Weibo, the microblogging website revealing some key features of the upcoming flagship K40 series.
OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 launch date tipped again. OnePlus 9 Pro price has been leaked as well alongside launch date, and it’s said to be happening in early 2021. The OnePlus 9 series launch will launch in the later part of first quarter of 2021. Previously, the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro CAD renders confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus phones will come with curved displays.
The company last unveiled OnePlus 8T in India, and OnePlus Nord 2 is said to be in the development phase as well.
OnePlus 9 Pro launch is expected by March, similar to the OnePlus 8 lineup launch timeline in 2020. OnePlus 9 price in India is expected to start at Rs 37,999. OnePlus 9 Pro price in India will start at around Rs 49,999 for the base model. The OnePlus 9 lineup may also include the OnePlus 8T Pro model as well given the company gave it a miss this year.
Mi 11, Mi 11 Lite
Xiaomi is already prepping up on Mi 11 Global units, and Mi 11 India availability could get confirmed in a while. Mi 11 India launch is expected by February / March, depending upon the global availability and Mi 11 Pro launch. The company will probably unveil Mi 11 and Mi 11 Lite in the country in short intervals. At FCC, Mi 11 was cleared with three memory configurations: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. The same models are expected to be brought to India.
Mi 11 price in China will start at CNY 3,999 for the base 8GB and 128GB option. It’s around Rs 45,000. As per the rumours, Mi 11 price in India may start at Rs 44,999 which will directly challenge the likes of OnePlus 9, Galaxy S21 and iPhone 12 Mini.
Some earlier reports suggest that Mi 11 Lite could come to India as a rebranded Poco F2, but the rumours were later refuted. The device was earlier spotted on FCC certification site. The leaked specifications will include a 4,150mAh battery with 33W fast charging, 6GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB storage options. Mi 11 Lite is going to be a toned-down variant of the recently-launched affordable Xiaomi flagship, Mi 11.
Realme X7, Realme X7 Pro
Realme will unveil a number of devices in the next few weeks, starting with Realme X7 series on February 4 and then Realme X9 series and the top-end Realme Race series. The series has already been launched in China, and will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset on the Pro variant. The phone will directly go up against the likes of upper mid-range phones as OnePlus Nord, Pixel 4a and Oppo Reno 5 Pro. Realme X7 is will run on MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor.
Realme X7 will sport a 6.4-inch AMOLED Full HD+ screen offering up to 120Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling. It will come with a 64MP primary camera sensor along with an 8MP ultrawide camera, and two 2MP macro and black and white sensors.
X7 will pack in a 32MP camera on the front. The unit will be powered by a 4,300mAh battery. On the other hand, Realme X7 Pro will feature a bigger 6.55-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling. The same camera setup could be seen on the Realme X7 Pro as the Realme X7. It will have a slightly bigger 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support.
Mi 11 Pro
Mi 11 Pro launch is tipped for mid-Feb. A Mi 11 Pro leaked image is doing rounds, showing the addition of a periscope lens. The 120x tech inscribed refers to the maximum zoom (including digital zoom). The lens will deliver 10x optical magnification. The device will pack in a 108MP camera as on Mi 11. The company is yet to officially announce Mi 11 Pro launch date. Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station suggested the Mi phone could launch in China in February 2021.
Mi 11 Pro previously has been leaked in an allegedly pictured revealing the complete camera design and colour options. The Mi 11 Pro camera design is different compared to Mi 11. The leaked design shows four cameras, one with periscope zoom offering “120x” inscribed.
The rest leaked an ultrawide 35mm equivalent focal length lens of 12mm where the periscope goes to 120mm. The other cameras are expected to be a 108MP sensor as Mi 11 alongside a telephoto lens. Mi 11 Pro is said to have the exact same screen as Mi 11. A 6.81 inch display wiyh curved sides offering 1,440 x 3,200 resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate, 480 Hz touch sampling rate and 1,500-nit peak brightness. Under the hood, Mi 11 Pro will run on the same Snapdragon 888.
The Xiaomi company released a teaser thanking India early in January in a video. In the same, it hinted about Poco F2 launch in India. The clip said, ‘The stage is set! The fun has begun! Let us get ready to take it to the next level.’ Poco is all set to make 2021 bigger, and the company will start off the year with the much-awaited smartphone since last two years, Poco F2. Poco was smart enough to mention Poco F2 a few times in the video.
According to the rumour mill, Poco F2 will be a mid-range smartphone. It’s in development, and is codenamed “courbet”. The smartphone, is said to be powered by Snapdragon 732G SoC, a quad rear camera setup and 33W fast charging. Poco F2 is further reported to pack a 4,250mAh battery with support for reverse charging and NFC.