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[Updated] Here’s the list of upcoming smartphone launches

This page contains some of the notable smartphone launches within the next two months from smartphone makers including Huawei, Samsung, Realme, Xiaomi, Vivo and OPPO.

March 17th – Realme 6i

The Realme 6i will be officially announced on March 17th according to Realme. It will be the first smartphone in the world to be driven by MediaTek’s Helio P80 SoC.

Besides that, Realme had already confirmed that the Realme 6i will feature a 48 megapixels main shooter in it’s quad-camera setup, and will also have a 16 megapixels selfie camera at the front.

Under the hood, the device will be fueled by a massive 5,000mAh battery which is capable of supporting up to 18W fast-charging.

Design-wise, however, the Realme 6i will share a similar design language as the current Realme 5i according to the real life images spotted at FCC last month.

March 19th – Nokia 1.3, Nokia 5.3 & Nokia 8.2

HMD Global will be holding an online launch event on March 19th. Although the company didn’t reveal the identities of the smartphones which will debut during the upcoming event, but speculations were rife that the devices include the long rumored Nokia 1.3, Nokia 5.3, as well as Nokia 8.2.

As it’s moniker suggests, the Nokia 1.3 is expected to be an entry-level smartphone, while both the Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 8.2 are expected to arrive with mid-ranger specs. The Nokia 8.2 will be the company’s first 5G smartphone which is likely to be driven by the latest Snapdragon 765 SoC.

Sad to say, HMD Global is unlikely to announce the successor for the Nokia 9 PureView during the launch event. Therefore, we wouldn’t be expecting to see any flagship device on March 19th.

March 24th (Rumored) – 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 executive Wang Xiao Yan had revealed that the device will be announced before the Huawei P40 flagship series.

Since Xiaomi has a tradition of launching smartphones on Tuesdays, it is widely believed that the Redmi K30 Pro could debut as early as March 24th.

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.

In terms of internals, the entire Huawei P40 lineup will be driven by the latest Kirin 990 SoC out of the box. Similarly, both the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will be able to support up to 40W fast-charging as well.

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.

March (Expected) – Vivo S6

According to a new report out of China, the Vivo S6 is scheduled to be announced by the end of Match. The Vivo S5’s successor will be a 5G-ready phone which is likely to be driven by the latest Snapdragon 765G SoC or MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000L SoC. 

Vivo S5
Vivo S5 Render

As a youth-targeting smartphone series, the device is expected to arrive with an intriguing and bold design that conforms to the latest trends.

March (Expected) – Samsung Galaxy A41

The Samsung Galaxy A41 is another upcoming Galaxy A-series smartphones which is likely to be announced later this month.

Samsung Galaxy A41
Samsung Galaxy A41 (Source: Pricebaba)

From what we’d learned so far, the Samsung Galaxy A41 will employ an Infinity-U display for it’s front panel with some pretty obvious side bezels. It is said that the display will measure around 6-inches diagonally.

Under the hood, the Galaxy A41 is expected to be driven by a MediaTek’s Helio P65 SoC which will be paired with 4GB worth of RAM. Besides that, the device is also likely to feature a 48 megapixels main shooter, as well as a 25 megapixels selfie camera.

Similar to most other Galaxy A-series phones, the Galaxy A41 will definitely arrive with an extremely attractive price tag as well.

March (Expected) – Samsung Galaxy M11

The Samsung Galaxy M11 is an upcoming smartphone which is expected to be announced later this month. As it’s name suggests, the device will be the successor to last year’s Galaxy M10 and M10s duo.

Samsung Galaxy M11’s Google Play Console listing

According to Galaxy M11’s Google Play Console listing, the device will be driven by an entry-level Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with 3GB worth of RAM. It also features a triple-camera setup, and will be fueled by a massive 5,000mAh battery which support up to 15W fast-charging.

April (Expected) – OnePlus 8 Series

According to the latest information originating from TechRadar, the upcoming OnePlus 8 series is expected to make it’s global debut during the second week of April.

The brand new OnePlus 8 lineup will consist of a total of three devices including the OnePlus 8 Lite, OnePlus 8, as well as OnePlus 8 Pro.

OnePlus 8 Lite

OnePlus 8 Lite
Photo credits: @onleaks (Twitter)

As it’s name suggests, the OnePlus 8 Lite will be the most affordable model among the three. It is expected to feature a central hole-punched display with minimal bezels along it’s two sides.

On it’s rear, the OnePlus 8 Lite will feature a rectangular camera module which houses a total of 3 camera sensors which is likely to be a main shooter, an ultra-wide lens, as well as a ToF sensor.

While there isn’t any specific details regarding the device’s key specs, but many believed it should be driven by a watered-down Snapdragon 7-series SoC or MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 SoC. As for the front display, it is likely to feature a decent 90Hz screen refresh rate.

OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8
Photo credits: @onleaks (Twitter)

Unlike the OnePlus 8 Lite, the OnePlus 8 will employ a curved display with a hole-punched on the top-left corner. As usual, the OnePlus 8 is expected to feature a buttery-smooth screen refresh rate of 120Hz.

At the back, it’s camera module has been redesigned and shifted to the center instead. It will however, continue to feature a triple-camera setup with presumably improved resolutions.

At the helm, the device will be driven by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC which is capable of supporting both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G modes. It should come with at least 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage space under it’s memory compartment.

OnePlus 8 Pro

Photo credits: @onleaks (Twitter)

Last but not the least, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be the highest-end model in the entire lineup. It will share a pretty similar design language as the OnePlus 8, but will come with a greatly buffed up internals.

Unlike the OnePlus 8, the “Pro” version is said to arrive with an improved QHD+ display, quad-camera setup, upgraded fast-charging technology (both wired and wireless), as well as a comparatively bigger battery.

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