For the benefits of those who’d missed out, here’s a quick roundup of all the flagship devices which had been announced.
Specs Beast – OPPO Find X2 Pro
The OPPO Find X2 Pro boast a 6.78-inches QHD+ display with a buttery-smooth 120Hz screen refresh rate. They are the first flagship device capable of supporting QHD+ screen resolution at 120Hz refresh rate.
Besides that, the front display is also capable of supporting up to one billion variations of colours and a peak brightness of 1,200nits which deliver an immersive graphical experience for it’s users.
At the helm, the OPPO Find X2 Pro is driven by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC which will be paired with a X55 modem which allows the device to support 5G connectivity in both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. It has up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and as much as 512GB UFS 3.0 flash storage under the memory compartment.
At the back, there will be a triple-camera setup which comprises of a 48 megapixels Sony IMX689 main shooter, 48 megapixels ultra-wide lens, as well as a 13 megapixels periscope lens.
The OPPO Find X2 Pro is the first smartphone in the world to support All Pixel Omni-directional PDAF, capable of achieving 100% pixel focusing and omnidirectional focusing.
Courtesy of the main camera’s Dual Native ISO technology and f/1.7 large aperture, the Find X2 Pro is able to shoot high quality images even under extreme low-light conditions. The periscope camera of the Find X2 Pro allows the device to achieve up to 10x hybrid zoom, as well as up to 60x digital zoom.
Under the hood, the Find X2 Pro will be fueled by a massive 4,260mAh battery which supports the latest 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 flash-charging which could bring the device from 0 to 100% within a short span of just 38 minutes.
The Find X2 Pro is priced at 6,999 Yuan (US$1,010) in the Chinese market for it’s 12GB+256GB model, and EUR 1,199 (US$1,359) for it’s 12GB+512GB model in the European market.
Most Value For Money – Realme X50 Pro
The Realme X50 Pro features a 6.44-inches Super AMOLED display with a 2400 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. It has a buttery smooth 90Hz screen refresh rate and is able to achieve up to 1000nit of peak brightness.
The Realme X50 Pro is driven by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC which is paired by an X55 modem that allows it to support both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G modes. In the memory compartment, the device will be equipped with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and as much as 256GB native storage space.
Moving on to it’s camera, the Realme X50 Pro’s rear camera comprises of a 64 megapixels main shooter, a 12 megapixels telephoto lens that supports up to 20x hybrid zoom, an 8 megapixels ultra-wide lens, as well as a b&w portrait lens. At the front, it’s selfie cameras consist of a 32 megapixels main shooter as well as an 8 megapixels ultra-wide lens as well.
Under the hood, the Realme X50 Pro is fueled by a 4,200mAh battery which comes with an incredible 65W SuperDart charge capability. It is claimed that one full charge from 0 to 100% will take merely 35 minutes.
In the Indian market, the Realme X50 Pro retails at Rs.37,999 (US$529) and Rs.39,999 (US$556) for it’s 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB models respectively. It’s highest-end model with a hefty 12GB+256GB memory configuration will set you back with Rs.44,999 (US$626).
Best Gaming Flagship – Black Shark 3 Pro
The Black Shark 3 Pro sports a 7.1-inches QHD+ OLED panel which supports a 90Hz screen refresh rate and a 270Hz touch sampling rate. Similar to most other recent flagship devices, the device is also HDR10+ certified which promises an immersive graphical experience for it’s users.
At the helm, the Black Shark 3 Pro is driven by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC that is paired with a X55 modem which brings 5G support to the device for both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. In the memory compartment, there will be up to 12GB worth of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage.
On the flip-side, there is a unique triangular-shaped camera module which houses a total of 3 camera sensors comprising of a 64 megapixels main shooter, a 13 megapixels ultra-wide lens, as well as a 5 megapixels depth sensor. Back to the front panel, there will also be a 20 megapixels selfie camera.
To improve the gaming experience of it’s users, the Black Shark 3 Pro also features forth-generation’s liquid cooling system which ensures the device remain cool even under the most extreme gaming conditions.
It also comes with the so-called shoulder buttons which could be customized for use during game plays. This will definitely provides you with a competitive edge over your opponents as it will offer you better control and ergonomic.
The Black Shark 3 Pro will be fueled by a hefty 5,000mAh battery which support up to 65W fast-charging via it’s USB-C port, or 18W through it’s dedicated magnetic charging port at the rear.
As for the pricing of the Black Shark 3 Pro, it’s 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB models will be priced at 4,699 Yuan (US$673) and 4,999 Yuan (US$716) respectively.
All-rounded Gaming Flagship – iQOO 3
The iQOO 3 is an all-rounded flagship which flaunts a sleek design and a powerful specs sheet. Although it’s a gaming-centric phone, it doesn’t feature those outlandish designs which we saw on other typical gaming phones, which makes it suitable for all classes of users.
The device features a 6.44-inch S-AMOLED punch-hole with a decent 1080 x 2400 pixels screen resolution. However, it supports only 60Hz screen refresh rate which sits behind most gaming phones which typically have at least 90Hz refresh rate.
The iQOO 3 is driven by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC and is paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS3.1 flash storage. In fact, it is the first smartphone in the world which utilizes the latest UFS3.1 flash storage technology.
At the back, there is a squarish camera module which houses a total of four camera sensors including a 48 megapixels main shooter, 13 megapixels ultra-wide lens, 13 megapixels telephoto lens, as well as a 2 megapixels portrait lens. The hole-punched compartment at the front also houses a 16 megapixels selfie camera as well.
Some impressive features accompanying the iQOO 3 include the Monster Touch buttons, 4D in-game vibrations, as well as carbon fiber vapor chamber liquid cooling technology which can effectively reduce CPU temperature by as much as 12-degrees celsius.
In India, the 4G variants of the iQOO 3 is priced at Rs. 36,990 (US$515) and Rs. 39,990 (US$557) for the 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB models respectively. It’s 5G variant with a hefty 12GB+256GB memory configuration is priced at Rs. 44,990 (US$625) instead.