March 24th – Redmi K30 Pro
By now, you should have already heard that the highly-anticipated Redmi K30 Pro will be announced on March 24th. This upcoming handset will come with a completely new design language which differs greatly from what we’d saw on the current Redmi K30.
At the front, the Redmi K30 Pro will feature a TUV-certified, AMOLED display which has a high screen-to-body ratio courtesy of it’s motorized pop-up selfie camera. On it’s flip-side, its where things start to get interesting.
The device has an interesting circular camera module which play host to a quad-camera setup. The actual specifications of the camera sensors however, remain a mystery for the time being.
As far as the color variants are concerned, Redmi has confirmed that the device will arrive in at four different shades. This includes Blue, White, Purple, as well as Gray.
Under the hood, the Redmi K30 Pro will be driven by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC which will allow the device to support 5G connectivity for both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. It will feature the latest LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 flash storage technology for improved performance as well.
March 26th – Huawei P40 flagship series
After a long wait, the highly-anticipated Huawei P40 flagship series will finally make it’s global debut on March 26th.
A total of three flagship devices are expected to be announced during the launch event including Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus. Here’s what we know about these devices so far.
Huawei P40 Specifications
First and foremost, the Huawei P40 will feature a 6.1-inches display which has a pill-shaped cut-out on it’s top left corner. The cut-out compartment is said to house a single 32 megapixels main shooter even though earlier reports suggested it to have a dual-camera setup. Unlike the other P40 flagship phones, the Huawei P40 will utilize a flat panel at the front.
On it’s rear panel, there will be a familiar-looking rectangular camera module which play host to a LEICA Ultra Vision triple-camera setup. This will include a 50 megapixels main shooter, 16 megapixels secondary sensor as well as another 8 megapixels sensor. Besides that, the device also support Huawei XD Fusion Engine and up to 30x digital zoom.
Under the hood, the Huawei P40 will be driven by the flagship Kirin 990 SoC. The P40 will be equipped with a slightly toned-down 3,800mAh battery which is capable of supporting up to 40W wired charging and 27W wireless charging.
Huawei P40 Pro Specifications
The Huawei P40 Pro on the other hand, will tout a slightly larger display which measures 6.58-inches diagonally. The device will feature a so-called “Quad-curved display” which is a term coined to describe it’s subtle curves along the edges. The pill-shaped cut-out on the top left corner will house a 32 megapixels main shooter and a depth sensor.
On the flip-side, the P40 Pro’s camera system will see a significant upgrade over the vanilla P40. There will be a quad-camera setup which will play host to a 50 megapixels main shooter, a 40 megapixels secondary shooter, a 12 megapixels sensor, and a ToF sensor. It will also support Huawei XD Fusion Engine, and is able to support up to 50x SuperSensing Zoom with telephoto stabilization.
In terms of internals, the Huawei P40 Pro is also powered by the flagship Kirin 990 SoC. It will feature a slightly buffed up battery which has a capacity rating of 4,200mAh. Similar to the vanilla P40 smartphone, it will also support up to 40W wired charging and 27W wireless charging.
Huawei P40 Pro Plus Specifications
The Huawei P40 Pro Plus will be the highest-end model among the trio. According to reports, the 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 Plus will be arriving with an exclusive ceramic variant as well.
March 26th – Realme Narzo 10 & 10A
Realme has confirmed that the company will be announcing the company’s latest Narzo smartphone series on March 26th next week. The first batch of smartphones carrying the brand new Narzo moniker will be the Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A.
According to reports, the Narzo smartphone series is part of Realme’s strategy to compete against Xiaomi’s Redmi and POCO sub-brands in various markets. It is expected to consist predominantly of mid-rangers and premium mid-rangers smartphones.
From the teaser released by the company, the Realme Narzo 10 is expected to tout a quad-camera setup, while the Narzo 10A is expected to be a watered-down version with a triple-camera setup.
Renowned tipster Mukul Sharma on the other hand, has suggested that the Narzo 10 and 10A will be powered by the MediaTek’s Helio G80 and G70 SoC respectively.
In fact, there is also a possibility that the Narzo 10 may arrive as a rebranded Realme 6i, while the Narzo 10A could be the rebadged version of the Realme C3 (triple-camera).
March 26th – Vivo V19 (Indian variant)
*Update: Vivo V19 launch could be pushed back to April 3rd according to recent reports.
The upcoming Vivo V19 mid-ranger smartphone will be announced on the same day as the Huawei P40 flagship series and Realme’s latest Narzo series.
According to recent reports, the Vivo V19 is expected to tout a 6.44-inch S-AMOLED display that will offer 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution and a tall aspect ratio of 20:9. The pill-shaped cut-out compartment on the top left corner will play host to a dual-camera setup comprising of a 32 megapixels main shooter and an 8 megapixels ultra-wide lens.
Under the hood, the device will be driven by an octa-core Snapdragon 712 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage space which is further expandable via a dedicated microSD slot.
On it’s rear panel, there will be a rectangular camera module which houses a total of four camera sensors that include a 48 megapixels main shooter, 8 megapixels ultra-wide lens, 2 megapixels macro lens, as well as a 2 megapixels depth sensor.
Last but not the least, the Vivo V19 will be fueled by a 4,500mAh battery which support up to 33W fast-charging. The device is expected to come with a price tag of Rs. 25,000 ($337) in India.
March 30th- Honor 30S
The Honor 30S will be the first smartphone to be driven by the latest Kirin 820 5G SoC. It will be a 5G-ready smartphone which is capable of supporting both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes.
Courtesy of the folks over at xda-developers, we’re able to have a good look at the device’s White and Orange variants ahead of it’s official launch. Design-wise, it is obvious that the rear design of the Honor 30S will share a close resemblance to that of the Honor V30 and V30 Pro.
More specifically, it will also feature a rectangular camera module similar to the Honor V30 phones. However, for the case of the Honor 30S, there will be a total of four cameras instead of three.
Likewise, the image above also reaffirmed that the Honor 30S will also come equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor as well.
According to it’s 3C certification listing, the Honor 30S will be able to support up to 40W fast-charging. As usual, the device will run on Android 10 (AOSP version) with the omission of Google Mobile Services (GMS).
March 31st – Vivo S6 5G
Similar to the recently announced Vivo Z6 5G, the Vivo S6 5G is also expected to be a mid-ranger 5G-ready phone that can support both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes.
Since it’s a 5G-enabled smartphone, it is likely that the device is powered by either a Snapdragon 765 SoC or MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 SoC. Under the hood, there should be at least 6GB worth of RAM and 128GB onboard storage space.
As seen from the official promo poster above, the Vivo S6 will feature a circular camera module on it’s back panel which will house a 48MP quad-camera setup. Undeniably, the rear design somehow has a slight resemblance to the upcoming Redmi K30 Pro.
According to recent leaks, the Vivo S6 5G is expected to feature a pill-shaped cut-out located on the top-right corner of it’s front panel which will play host to a dual-camera setup.