The much awaited OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have officially been launched, the pro version being a flagship model. The two phones are follow ups to the successful OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. The two phones launched, feature 5G support and come with hole-punch display design, much like the Samsung flagship models and moving on from their pop up front cameras. Removing the pop camera also allows the manufacturers to get the IP68 dust and water resistant rating, that’s something the previous One Plus phones have lacked compared to other top manufacturers. The OnePlus 8-series phones also have up to 12GB of RAM and the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. OnePlus 8 Pro features a quad rear camera setup, while the OnePlus 8 has triple rear cameras, that’s one of the major difference between the pro and regular version. The Pro version is priced at $899 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option, whereas its 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model will cost $999. The process for Indian Market are yet to be confirmed. The phones are launching in 3 colors, Glacial Green, Onyx Black and Ultramarine Blue (only for 12GB + 256GB)!
With a move from One Plus, the other manufacturers are all set to up their game, here are the upcoming phones for the rest of the 2020!
Google Pixel 4a
Google is coming with Pixel 4a to appeal to those on a tighter budget, along with a punch hole front camera, 3.5mm headphone socket and a single camera on the back. We’re expecting to see it launch around May 2020. Google Pixel 4A smartphone price in India is likely to be Rs 39,999. As for the color options, the Google Pixel 4A smartphone may come in Black, White colors. There’s a debate over whether there will be a Pixel 4a and a Pixel 4a XL.
Display- 5.81″ (14.76 cm)
Camera -12 | 8 MP, dual pixel PDAF
RAM- 6 GB and 64 GB Internal Storage
Battery – 3080 mAh
Operating system- Android v10 (Q)
Soc-Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730
Sensors-Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro packs plenty of top-end features like a great camera array, snappy charging, and a good-looking screen. Phone launched in China on February 13 and is highly rumored to come to India after Xiaomi India announced its plans to launch Mi flagships in India. The Mi 10 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and supports 5G connectivity. The quad camera setup comprises the 108MP primary sensor, another 13MP ultra-wide lens and 2MP depth and macro sensors.
Display – 6.67″ (1080 x 2340)
Camera -108 + 8 + 12 + 20 | 20 MP
RAM- 8 GB
Battery – 4500 mAh
Operating system- Android10.0; MIUI 11
Soc- Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Rumoured Price- ₹51150
Huawei Mate X (Folding Phone)
Huawei has already showcased the Mate X and apart from Samsung Galaxy Fold, it is the only new folding phone that is going to be available soon in the market. When the displays are not folded it becomes an 8 Inch single panel. The Mate uses the Kirin 980 processor with the new Balong 5000 5G modem, plus a quad 5G antenna inside. Huawei boasted about testing its 5G modem on live 5G networks, and said it has twice the performance of Qualcomm’s old X50 chip. It comes with a 4500 mAH capacity battery and has a 55 Watts charger which can charge it up to 85% in just 30 minutes.
The HUAWEI Mate X is engineered to be impressively thin with the Falcon Wing design. This unprecedented stretchable hinge is artistically crafted to dissolve into the device for a smooth and flat finish on both sides of the device. The firm and durable design ensures the screen will not over stretch while folding or bulge in unfolding.
Display:6.6 inches (16.76 cm)1148×2480 px, 414 PPIOLED
RAM: 8 GB
Camera: 40 MP + 16 MP (wide angle) + 8 MP (telephoto) Triple Primary Cameras, LED Flash, No Front Camera
Price: Rs. 185,290
Apple iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 PRO Max
Similar to 2019, in 2020, Apple will launch 3 new iPhones – iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 PRO Max. As per reports, Apple can launch the iPhone 12 with three screen sizes – 5.46 Inch, 6.1 Inch, and 6.7 Inch. Another rumor suggests Apple can launch a fourth iPhone this year and may call it as iPhone 12 Max. The two non-Pro models will be affordable while the Pro models will be more expensive. The new iPhones are launched in September every year and we can expect the iPhone 12 series to launch around 10th September 2020.
5G – All the iPhone models can have support for 5G technology as Qualcomm has already announced that the Snapdragon 865 based phones will have 5G.
Display and Design – The new iPhones are expected to come with a completely new design that may not have a notch or at least with a smaller notch. The notch was introduced with the iPhone X and it will be three years since the company introduced the concept. Also, another big upgrade is 120 Hz display for the Pro models and Apple may use thinner OLED panels made by Samsung for the iPhones. What’s more, there are some pointers hinting at an in-display fingerprint scanner or the in-display camera that we have seen on some of the prototypes from Oppo and Xiaomi.
Now, we wait for the all the flashy launches! Tell us which phone are you waiting for!