The current circumstance has prompted a postponement in different cell phone launches in India. The circumstance is showing signs of improvement with time as an ever increasing number of individuals are becoming accustomed to the new typical. India has grasped itself to battle against the Coronavirus and things are relied upon to run smooth soon as in the past.
We have incorporated a portion of the top new cell phones just around the corner. Here’s the rundown of the normal upcoming cell phones in 2020 in India in the next months.
OnePlus Nord Lite
OnePlus is working on a second Nord device, the OnePlus Nord Lite. The latest version of Oxygen OS 10.5 revealed that OnePlus is working on a new device under the Nord series, tipped to be OnePlus Nord Lite. The company recently unveiled OnePlus Nord in the country starting at Rs 24,999. The new affordable OnePlus Nord will help OnePlus get back to where it started and have more hold in the mid-range and entry premium segment.
OnePlus Nord Lite will be a toned-down OnePlus Notd in the budget offering category. OnePlus Nord Lite will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 690 5G chipset. The new Snapdragon 690 is a successor to the Snapdragon 675 chip with some performance gains. This 8nm chip packs in two Cortex-A77 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores.
Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Redmi Note 10 has been spotted running on newly announced MediaTek Dimensity 820. The latest 5G chip will be powering the upcoming Redmi Note 10 smartphone which will include two more devices: Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. Redmi Note 10 will come with 5G, the first in the Redmi Note series to ever come with 5G support. The next generation Redmi Note 10 will support the latest 5G connectivity.
Redmi Note 10 will support both NSA and SA modes of 5G.
Redmi Note 10 will come with 5G support with the latest chip powering the next-generation cellular technology. While Dimensity 820 could only power the Redmi Note 10 Chinese variant, in India Redmi Note 10 may come with a different processor given 5G availability will take time.
Mi A4 could be coming soon, probably in August or September. Mi CC10 series is in the works, and the upcoming CC10 device will probably be remodelled as Mi A4 in India. The device is said to be launching as early as next month in China, as it will succeed the Xiaomi Mi CC9 series. Mi CC9 in India was unveiled as a remodelled Mi A3, and the upcoming Mi A4 is expected to be remodelled Mi CC10 for India.
Mi A4 concept renders leaked early this year as well and some key details were leaked about the upcoming Xiaomi Android One smartphone. The recent leak about the upcoming Mi A4 sheds more log har about the camera setup and hardware.
Poco C3 will come as a rebranded Redmi 9C under 10,000 in India. Poco will launch the recently unveiled Redmi 9C as a new rebranded Poco C3 in India. After being certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and TÜV Rheinland, Bluetooth SIG certification confirms the device will be called Poco C3. Xiaomi recently unveiled Redmi 9C at the Global Ecosystem Product Event. The device was first launched in Malaysia.
As spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and TÜV Rheinland, the upcoming Poco C3 is seen with model number M2006C3MI, the same model number as Redmi 9C. It was just unveiled globally by Xiaomi in Europe at the Global Ecosystem Product Event.
Redmi K40 leaked online alongside Xiaomi 120W charger. The leaked details reveal Redmi K40 with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, 120Hz LCD display and 4,500mAh battery. Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station on Weibo leaked out the details hinted at the device being Redmi K40. It was previously spotted with 33W fast charging support on China’s 3C certification site. Redmi K30 was unveiled last year, while the upcoming Redmi K40 could be Poco X3 in India.
Poco X3 could be a remodelled Redmi K40 as well. The new smartphone spotted online could be Redmi K40 as more details are being revealed. The 120W charger from Xiaomi will become the fastest charging technology available commercially.
OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8T Pro
OnePlus 8T series will retain the punch-hole display design from OnePlus 8 series. The upcoming OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8T will pack in AMOLED punch-hole displays featuring bezel-less notch-less screens. On top, the OnePlus 8T smartphones will come with 64-megapixel sensors. Spotted on the OnePlus Camera app version 5.4.23, the upcoming OnePlus 8T series will come with main 64-megapixel sensors. The OnePlus 8T series should come in late October.
XDA Developers teardown of the OP Camera app showed strings of code 64-megapixel photo support. Both OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8T Pro are expected to come with 64MP main sensors. OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro currently capture 12-megapixel photos by default, and the OnePlus 8T phones will come with default 16-megapixel mode.
Realme X3 Pro
The company CEO Madhav Sheth teased a “big announcement” at the upcoming IFA 2020, expected to be Realme X3 Pro. The company recently announced the 125W UltraDART fast charging technology, and Realme X3 Pro could become the first device to come with the latest charging solution. The device may feature the upcoming 108MP camera sensor from Samsung, the HM2 108MP lens as their primary sensor. Realme X3 Pro will replace Realme X2 Pro in the entry-premium category.
Realme X3 Pro will have Snapdragon 865 or Snapdragon 865 Plus powering it with support for 65W Dark super fast charging technology. As the X3 series, the Realme X3 Pro series may have two variants as well.
Google Pixel 4A
Pixel 4A July launch has been delayed, but the company has confirmed that Pixel 4A launch will happen on August 3. The device will come at a cheaper price tag than the current entry-premium iPhone SE 2020. While amid the pandemic Google Pixel 4A is yet to have a launch date, the pricing leaks continue to pour in, and the latest is said to undercut iPhone SE 2020 by a good margin. The previous leaks hinted at a similar price for Google Pixel 4A as iPhone SE 2020.
Pixel 4A will not come with 5G support, and the device will be powered by Snapdragon 730 SoC. Pixel 4A is said to feature a 12MP primary, 5.81-inch OLED Full HD+ display and a 8MP selfie camera. Pixel 4A will support a sizable 3,080mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
Redmi 9A India launch may happen by the end of August. Redmi 9A could also be unveiled as a part of the upcoming budget Redmi Prime series. Redmi 9A launched globally with a 6.53-inch HD+ (1600×720) LCD display with a water drop notch. Redmi 9A will be powered by 2GHz MediaTek Helio G25 chipset. The company aims to deliver a powerful gaming experience equipped with HyperEngine technology and IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The chip will pair with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.
Redmi 9A has a vertical camera module at the back with a single 13MP camera sensor. Upfront Redmi 9A has a 5MP selfie camera up front and a triple card slot for dual SIM cards. Redmi 9A houses a 5,000mAh battery running on Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top.
Asus 7Z, Asus 7Z Pro: Asus ZenFone 7, ZenFone 7 Pro
As previously leaked, the company is expected to launch two devices under the ZenFone 7 series as part of the upcoming Asus entry-premium flagship lineup. The series will include the ZenFone 7 and the ZenFone 7 Pro. The leaked details hint at a 6.7-inch display on the device. The Asus 7Z will have a full-screen display as well with a flipping camera as we saw on Asus 6Z, a unique take on offering a full-screen display.
ZenFone 7 will feature a similar flipping camera as the predecessor. Asus 6Z came with dual cameras, while Asus 7Z and Asus 7Z Pro will pack more sensors into the flippable camera unit, probably a quad camera setup.
NCC listing also revealed 512GB internal storage, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. The TUV Rheinland certification from Japan confirms the device with 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging technology support. The device will ship with the fast charger.
Geekbench listing codenamed ‘Asus ZF’ confirmed ZenFone 7 with a Qualcomm chipset, 16GB of RAM and Android 10 out of the box. With 16GB of RAM as the upcoming Asus ROG 3, the Asus 7Z will run on Snapdragon 865 chipset. While nothing has been officially confirmed, Asus ZF could be ZenFone 7. Asus ZenFone 7 / Asus 7Z will pack in 512GB of storage, Snapdragon 865 chipset and 5G connectivity.
Mi MIX 4
Mi MIX 4 will be the company’s next experimental innovative flagship, said to be launching in July or August. The last Mi MIX smartphone was Mi MIX 3. It launched in October 2018 and the successor Mi MIX 4 has been due since. The company introduced the Mi MIX Alpha, a concept phone in October 2019 and Mi MIX 4 is being rumoured to finally debut in Q4 2020. Mi MIX 4 will come with a waterfall screen, 100-megapixel main camera and 5G technology.
While Mi 10 Pro Plus was scheduled during this period, the Mi MIX 4 launch was about to happen earlier. The Coronavirus pandemic worldwide could be the reason behind the delay in launch.
Realme has unveiled its next Realme C series device, the Realme C15 in Indonesia. Realme C15 comes with a 6,000mAh battery, 18W fast charging support and mid-range specs. Realme C15 packs in a fingerprint sensor at the back with a quad camera system inside a square-shaped module on the rear side. Upfront, the phone display features a water drop notch with thin bezels. Realme C15 will succeed the recently unveiled Realme C11 in India.
Realme C15 India launch may happen in August. The device will house a massive 6,000mAh battery witn 18W fast charging support. The device will ship with Android 10-based Realme UI. Realme C15 India price is expected to start at around Rs 10,000.
Redmi 9 Redmi Prime
Xiaomi confirmed Redmi 9 Prime launch in India on August 4. Redmi 9 Prime has been unveiled in China, and the device could come to India at under Rs 10,000. Redmi 9 has already been spotted on the BIS certification hinting at an imminent launch in the country. Redmi 9 India launch may happen by the end of July. Redmi 9A could also be unveiled as a part of the affordable budget Redmi 9 series. Redmi 9 Prime features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display.
Under the hood, Redmi 9 Prime will house the mid-range Helio G80 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Stable build of MIUI 12 for Redmi 9 is expected to be available in August. Redmi 9 Prime will have a quad rear camera system powered by a 13MP main sensor with a large 5,020 backing it.
Galaxy M51 key specifications have already been leaked, but the company is yet to give us an official launch date. Samsung Galaxy M51 will ship with a Snapdragon processor, Android 10 OS and 8GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy M51 will come with a 6.5-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display from CSOT with Infinity-O punch-hole cutout. The device will feature a punch-hole upfront for the selfie camera packing in slim bezels on the corners with a thin bottom.
In terms of optics, Galaxy M51 will feature a quad-camera system at the back sporting a 64MP primary shooter, a 12MP secondary lens alongside a depth and macro shooter. Samsung Galaxy M51 will come with a huge 6,000mAh battery with fast-charging support (15W expected) and 128GB expandable storage.
Realme V5 / Realme 7
Realme V5 has been confirmed by the company under the new series. Realme V5 will come with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display featuring a punch-hole upfront. It’s going to be a single punch-hole as Realme 6 series housing a 16-megapixel selfie shooter, as leaked on the TENAA listing. The fingerprint sensor will stay on the power button on the side. In terms of optics, Realme V5 has been confirmed to feature a quad camera system. Realme V5 India launch may happen in August as a rebranded Realme 7.
The rear quad camera setup will include 48-megapixel main sensor alongside three additional sensors: 8-megapixel ultra wide angle sensor, 2-megapixel depth sensor and 2-megapixel macro sensor. It could run on the latest Dimensity 820 SoC from MediaTek with a sizable 4,900mAh battery, as the listing revealed.
Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro will pack in a multi camera system, punch-hole display, 5G connectivity and newly upgraded Snapdragon chip. Both Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro will come with gaming-centric powerful chips, top-end camera processors offering some top notch photography on a budget. Realme 7 launch may happen at the IFA 2020 event alongside Realme 7 Pro.
CEO Sheth confirmed that Realme is working on a variety of other accessories and products which include smart speakers, electric toothbrushes, car chargers, smart locks and much more. We may get to see some of the Realme products at the upcoming IFA 2020.
Poco F2 Pro / Poco X2 Pro
Poco F2 Pro has been officially unveiled in Europe, expected in India by August. Redmi K30 Pro 4G is a remodelled Poco F2 Pro. Poco F2 Pro features a 6.67-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with refresh rate of 60Hz. The Poco device is said to be powered by Snapdragon 865 with up to 8GB RAM and 256 storage. Poco F2 Pro has been priced at EUR 499 (around Rs 41,500) for the base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Coming to optics, Poco F2 Pro will have a 20-megapixel pop-up camera and a quad rear camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel primary lens. It will house a 4,700mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.
Vivo S7 launch is on August 3. The upcoming Vivo smartphone will succeed Vivo S6 from last year. The company shared a new teaser confirming the new S-series successor. The teaser image has confirmed the Vivo S7 rear design including the camera setup and form factor. Vivo S7 will have a very similar look to the recently launched Vivo X50 Pro. Vivo S7 India launch may happen in August or September.
The company unveiled Vivo X50 series in the country last week. It will feature a camera rectangular setup, a brand new gradient design, capsule shaped dual punch-hole cutout, Snapdragon 765G for 5G connectivity, 64MP main camera and more.
Mi 10 Pro Plus
Mi 10 Pro Plus is tipped to be coming in August 2020. Mi 10 Pro Plus is going to be a toned-up Mi 10 Pro from the Mi 10 series. The device is rumored to feature 120Hz refresh rate screen, a 108MP primary camera, 4,500 mAh battery and 120W charging. Mi 10 Pro Plus is currently the fastest Android device on AnTuTu, powered by an overclocked Snapdragon 865 Plus. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has been teasing some features as well on social media handles.
Mi 10 Pro Plus is going to be the company’s top flagship with high-end specifications as super smooth display, wireless charging, high-refresh rate for gaming, powerful camera, 30x and above zoom, an in-display fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers and inbuilt cooling technology.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z 2 Flip 5G
Samsung could soon unveil another foldable phone, and this will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus chip in the US. The company may launch the Galaxy Z Fold smartphone, the latest version at the Unpacked event. The company is all set to host the upcoming event online on August 5. Galaxy Z Fold 2 will succeed the controversial Galaxy Fold which has been tipped to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 Plus platform.
The company may also unveil Galaxy Z 2 Flip 5G, another Z Flip device running on the same Snapdragon 865 Plus. It will be a clamshell foldable phone which will turn into a compact device while folded and Galaxy Z Fold 2 into a tablet when folded as the original Galaxy Fold.
Galaxy Note 20 Series: Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Plus, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra colour variants are out. The basic Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will come with a Full HD+ display with regular 60Hz refresh rate, while the Note 20 Plus and Note 20 Ultra 5G will feature a Quad HD+ panel offering 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ and Corning Gorilla Glass. The Galaxy Note 20 variants will come with Exynos 990 SoC in India, while the US and China models will come with Snapdragon 865 SoC and have 5G support.
Galaxy Note 20 flagships will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, 45W fast wired charging tech, 25W wireless charging, and 9W reverse wireless charging support.
In terms of optics, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will have a triple camera setup featuring 12MP wide-angle sensor, a 64MP telephoto sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. Galaxy Note Plus will come with a 108MP primary sensor, a 12MP telephoto sensor, and a 12MP ultrawide sensor.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra may have a quad-camera module featuring a 108MP main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide, a 13MP periscope zoom with up to 100x zoom and laser autofocus. The devices will pack LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage with expandable microSD card and boot Android 10 OS with OneUI 2.5 custom skin on top.
Google Pixel 5, Pixel 5XL
There’s a lot riding on Pixel 5 in 2020. It could be the last year for Pixel smartphones if they fail again. Both Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 series have not been able to generate much buzz among smartphone buyers, and Google will try to make it up with Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 5XL. In spite of being good smartphones, the Pixel still aren’t the bestsellers in the market. A new design is expected, and the company may choose to completely transform Pixel 5 smartphone from current Pixel 4 series of smartphones.
Google Pixel 5 might get more attractive in terms of features and design with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform under the hood. With camera being the major USP, Google will again keep the focus on cameras for Pixel 5 and Pixel 5XL.
iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
While the next generation iPhones are close to launchnow, the leaks have already started to pour in for the next iPhone 12 series. Each variant of the upcoming iPhone 12 series will come with 5G support out of the box. Also some leaks suggest that the iPhone 12 series will have smartphones with quad camera systems, probably only the top-end models. The company recently embraced the three camera setup for the latest iPhone 11 variants, and it can soon upgrade to a quad camera system as per the flying rumours.
The iPhone 12 models will feature an additional camera module, probably a 3D time of flight (ToF) sensor to gauge three-dimensional depth also to be utilised as a “rear 3D sensing system.” iPhone 12 smartphones may also feature some a radar-luke sensor as Soli on Pixel 4 with upgraded 120Hz displays.
Realme X60 Pro
Realme unveiled a top-end 5G smartphone in 2020, the Realme X50 Pro. Realme X50 Pro 5G supports dual-mode NSA and SA 5G network helmed by the Snapdragon 865 processor. Similarly, the successor will also be powered by the next generation Qualcomm flagship chip, the Snapdragon 875 in early 2021 or by the end of 2020. If it releases in 2021, the device will probably be powered by the latest Qualcomm flagship chip, the Snapdragon 865 Plus.
Realme X60 Pro will again support dual-mode 5G connectivity with upgraded internals. Realme X60 Pro 5G will be powered by Snapdragon 875 with 5G support backed by other top features.