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[Updated Feb 26] Here are the upcoming smartphone launches in the coming weeks

In the upcoming few weeks, we will be treated to a number of exciting smartphone launches from Huawei, Realme, Xiaomi, Vivo and OPPO.

Here’s the confirmed schedule (based on Asia Time Zone) of the smartphone launches for the benefits of those who’d missed out:

February 28th – Vivo APEX 2020

Vivo APEX 2020

The Vivo APEX 2020 is an upcoming concept phone which will showcase some of the most futuristic design heuristics till date.

Unsurprisingly, the device will utilize a new generation’s waterfall design which is said to curve around 120-degrees along it’s two sides. On the rear, the Vivo APEX 2020 will feature a unique circular camera module that houses a 48MP “gimbal” camera.

Besides that, it will also come with a periscope camera which could support 5 – 7.5x optical zoom.

February 29th – Vivo Z6 5G

Vivo Z6
Vivo Z6 5G

Vivo will announce another 5G mid-ranger smartphone known as the Vivo Z6 5G in the Chinese market on March 29th. This device is expected to be one of the cheapest 5G smartphone in the market which will compete with the likes of the current Redmi K30 5G and Huawei Nova 6 5G.

The device will be driven by the Snapdragon 765G SoC along with a hefty 5,000mAh battery which has 44W fast-charging support. A full charge from 0 to 100% is said to takes only 65 minutes.

March 3rd – Xiaomi Black Shark 3

The Snapdragon 865-fueled Xiaomi Black Shark 3 will arrive just in time to go head on with the new iQOO 3 5G gaming flagship.

The device is expected to feature a 2K display which is capable of supporting up to 120Hz screen refresh rate. Similarly, it will also feature the latest Liquid Cooling 3.0 Technology that will ensure the device do not overheat after hours of continuous gaming.

Under the hood, there will be a hefty 5,000mAh battery which will be equipped with an insane 65W fast-charging support.

March 5th – Realme 6 & Realme 6 Pro

Following the success of the Realme 5 series, Realme will be holding an official launch event on March 5th to unveil the brand new Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro.

Unlike the current “5” series, the upcoming Realme 6 series phones will see a huge upgrade to it’s cameras and charging speed. According to Realme, it’s quad-camera setup will feature a 64 megapixels main shooter, and will be able to support up to 20x zoom. It will also come with a greatly improved 30W fast-charging support as well.

Besides that, both devices will also arrives with an exceptional FHD+ screen with an ultra smooth 90Hz refresh rate. That’s definitely a huge upgrade over the current Realme 5 and Realme 5 pro.

March 6th – OPPO Find X2

The OPPO Find X2 is very likely to be announced on March 6th according to a launch invite we’d obtained. As usual, we do expect the Find X2 to feature a revolutionary and futuristic design that will continue to impress all of us.

This year, the device has the punchline “UncoverTheUltimate” which hints on some really impressive and gaming-changing features which we could certainly look forward to.

March (Unspecified) – Redmi K30 Pro

Redmi has recently confirmed that the highly anticipated Redmi K30 Pro will be made official in March. Although the company has yet to reveal it’s actual launch date, but Xiaomi’s VP Lu Weibing had mentioned that the device will be announced before the Huawei P40 flagship series.

Redmi K30 Pro

The Redmi K30 Pro will be driven by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC coupled with an external X55 modem which allows it to support both standalone (SA) and non-standalone 5G modes.

Similar to most of the recent flagship devices, the Redmi K30 Pro is likely to support a high screen refresh rate, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 flash storage, Wi-Fi 6, as well as fast-charging support.

According to it’s official teaser, the Redmi K30 Pro is also expected to feature a motorized pop-up module for it’s selfie camera.

March 26th – Huawei P40 flagship series

Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group, had confirmed during the recent Huawei Mate Xs launch event that the company’s latest P40 flagship series will make it’s global debut on March 26th.

The upcoming P40 flagship series will consist of a total of three devices including P40, P40 Pro, as well as an ultra high-end model known as P40 Pro Premium.

Here’s what we’d learned so far about the P40 series:

Huawei P40 (ANA-AN00/ ANA-TN00)

Huawei P40
Huawei P40 Pro (Source: 91Mobiles)

According to an earlier leaked render of the Huawei P40, the device will feature a pill-shaped cut-out on the top-left corner which houses a total of two camera sensors. This is pretty similar to what we’d seen on the recently announced Huawei Nova 6 and  Honor V30 .

On it’s flip-side, there will be a rectangular camera module that houses a triple-camera setup which are believed to be a main shooter, ultra-wide lens, as well as a ToF lens.

The Leica-branded camera will also be accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash housed within the same module. Seen in the render above, the camera module makes a slight protrusion from the device’s rear panel.

Huawei P40 Pro (ELS-AN00/ ELS-TN00)

Huawei P40 Pro
Huawei P40 Pro (Source: Android Headlines)

The Huawei P40 Pro on the other hand, will feature a more pronounced curves along the two sides of it’s front panel as compared to the P40.

On it’s rear panel, the rectangular camera module will house a total of four camera sensors which are believed to be a main shooter, Cine Lens, telephoto lens, as well as a ToF sensor.

According to rumors, the P40 Pro could feature a 52 megapixels Sony-made “Quad Quad Bayer” sensor. This basically means it will make use of two 4-in-1 Quad Bayer conversions to achieve a 16-in-1 pixel-binned image.

Huawei P40 Pro Premium

Huawei P40 Pro Premium
Huawei P40 Pro Premium (Source: @evleaks)

As mentioned earlier, the Huawei P40 Pro Premium will be the highest-end model among the trio. This device will have a penta-camera setup, with an inclusion of a periscope camera that is capable of achieving up to 10x optical zoom.

Unlike the other smartphones in the P40 series, the P40 Pro Premium is said to arrive with an exclusive ceramic body as well.

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