Top Trending Smartphones: Redmi 10, Redmi Note 10S, Mi 11 Ultra, Realme 8 5G, OnePlus Nord 2, Mi 11X, Mi 11X Pro
Checkout the top trending smartphones from the week. Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11X, and Mi 11X Pro will launch in India on April 23. Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro are rebranded Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro+, which have already launched in global markets. Tipster Mukul Sharma leaked out details regarding the RAM and storage options. Mi 11X and the Mi 11X Pro will be available in 8GB RAM with 128GB and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage options.
Redmi 10, Redmi Note 10S will launch in India soon. Redmi 10 series may include four to five smartphones just as last year, all will be inspired heavily by Redmi Note 10 series lineup at a budget pricing around Rs 10,000.
OnePlus Nord 2 launch is on cards, may happen by May. Some major OnePlus Nord 2 details are out, and for the first time, a OnePlus smartphone will be powered by a MediaTek chipset. OnePlus Nord 2 launch will happen in Q2 2021 and it will be powered by MediaTek’s top flagship, the Dimensity 1200 5G chipset. It’s the first time a OnePlus phone will come without a Qualcomm chipset.
Here’s the top trending smartphones from the week.
Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G India launch date has been confirmed. It will happen on April 22, as earlier leaked. The company officially teased the launch with Salman Khan, Realme’s brand ambassador for India. Realme 8 5G will debut in Thailand on April 22, and then in India. The teaser revealed a punch-hole cutout on top left corner, narrow bezels and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Realme 8 5G will be the first smartphone in the country to run on MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor.
The Realme 8 5G specs have earlier been spotted on Geekbench, and the design teased shows Realme 8 5G with a similar design and 5G connectivity. The upcoming Realme 5G phone will pack in a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 8GB RAM and similar specs from the vanilla Realme 8 4G model.
Mi 11 Ultra
Mi 11 Ultra has been making news since launch. It features a quad-curved 6.81-inch 2K WQHD+ E4 AMOLED display with a 1.1-inch (126×294 pixels) AMOLED secondary display at the back which supports always-on mode. Mi 11 Ultra is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. Mi 11 Ultra packs in a triple rear camera including a 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 primary wide-angle sensor.
It further has two 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 ultra-wide-angle and tele-macro camera sensors with an f/2.2 lens and a 128-degree Field of View (FoV) Mi 11 Ultra supports 8K video recording at 24fps with all the three sensors. Mi 11 Ultra is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 67W wired and wireless fast charging support, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
Mi 11X will launch in India, a rebranded Redmi K40 for India. It features a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED Full HD+ display offering 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch response, a tiny 2.76mm punch-hole cutout and a 3.5mm slim bottom bezel. The Redmi phone is powered by Snapdragon 870 SoC coupled with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. It is further expandable with an external microSD card. Mi 11X runs on Android 11 based MIUI 12 custom skin out of the box. In terms of optics, Mi 11X houses a 48MP AI triple camera system at the back.
It includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 5MP macro lens. Upfront, the device features a 20MP camera. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor, 4,520mAh battery, and 33W fast-charging support. It has stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, High-Res audio, and IP53 for dust and water resistance.l
Mi 11X Pro
The top-end models, Mi 11X Pro and Mi 11X Pro+ come with 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED displays. The screens offer 120Hz refresh rate along with 1,300 nits peak brightness. The Mi 11X Pro models are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC coupled with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. Both the Mi 11X phones run on Android 11 based MIUI 12custom skin out of the box. The devices house 4,520mAh battery and support 33W fast-charging.
Mi 11X Pro has a triple camera system which features a 64MP primary camera, 8MP wide-angle lens, and 5MP macro lens. In comparison, Mi 11X Pro+ flaunts a 108MP Samsung HM2 ptimai sensor along with a 8MP ultra wide and 5MP depth camera. Both the devices have a 20MP sensor upfront along with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Redmi Note 10 5G
Redmi Note 10 5G launch globally could happen soon including India. Redmi Note 10 5G comes a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a punch-hole cutout, 20:9 aspect ratio, 1,100nits brightness, 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and 500nits brightness. It’s powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC paired with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, 4GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage alongside expandable memory. The phone runs on Android 11-based MIUI 12 custom skin on top.
In terms of optics, Redmi Note 10 5G comes with a triple rear camera system featuring a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens. Upfront the device has an 8MP snapper, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR blaster and Hi-Res audio. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
Redmi 10 Series: Redmi 10, Redmi 10A, Redmi 10 Pro
Redmi 10 series will soon be launching in the country, all set to succeed Redmi 9 series from last year. Xiaomi unveiled 5 phones under the Redmi 9 series in 2020, which included Redmi 9, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9i and Redmi 9 Prime. So, Redmi 10 series is expected to include four to five phones as well. Redmi 10 series will be heavily inspired by the Redmi Note 10 line with a set of budget specs. Redmi 10-series phones will ship with Android 11-based MIUI and Full HD+ display.
As per the reports, the EVOL design language launched with Redmi Note 10 series could also be used on the upcoming Redmi 10 series lineup. Redmi 10 price in India is expected to start at around Rs 10,000 for the whole series.
Redmi Note 10S
Xiaomi will soon unveil Redmi Note 10S in the country as a part of the Redmi Note 10 series. Redmi Note 10S will be available in three colour options: White, Grey, and Blue. Redmi Note 10S will ship in three storage variants: 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. Redmi Note 10S India launch will happen in a few weeks. Redmi Note 10S has already been launched globally. The phone features a similar centre-aligned punch-hole camera, quad-camera system in the same rectangular module as Redmi Note 10.
Redmi Note 10S phone features a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. The device is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 chipset. Redmi Note 10S is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging. The rear camera system has a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.
OnePlus Nord 2
OnePlus Nord 2 launch is on cards, may happen by May. Some major OnePlus Nord 2 details are out, and for the first time, a OnePlus smartphone will be powered by a MediaTek chipset. OnePlus Nord 2 launch will happen in Q2 2021 and it will be powered by MediaTek’s top flagship, the Dimensity 1200 5G chipset. It’s the first time a OnePlus phone will come without a Qualcomm chipset. OnePlus Nord continues to be a best-seller in it’s category. The upcoming OnePlus phone will run on MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset.
It will pair 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. The Dimensity 1200 chipset is built on a 6nm node and features Cortex A78 and A55 cores. OnePlus Nord 2 will have a faster Fluid AMOLED display with a refresh of 120Hz instead of the 90Hz on the original Nord.