What to expect: a list of phone launches until the end of March
The MWC was cancelled, which caused many plans to change, but that hasn't slowed down the pace of new releases - we're in for 10 or so busy days, here's a handy list of all new smartphone launches coming by the end of March.
March 24 - Redmi K30 Pro
The Redmi K30 Pro will be unveiled this Tuesday. The company has already confirmed a flagship Snapdragon 865 chipset and has teased that a pop-up selfie camera will replace the punch hole. 5G connectivity is a given.
The 120Hz LCD will be switched out for a 60Hz AMOLED display from Samsung (the phone will have an in-display fingerprint reader, instead of a side-mounted one). We've been hearing that there will be two 64MP cameras on the back - one for wide-angle and one for telephoto shots. Here's some unconfirmed pricing info too.
March 26 - Huawei P40 series
Huawei will unveil the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Premium this Thursday. We have a detailed "what to expect" article if you want to know more. Long story short, the Premium will have two zoom cameras, the Huawei P40 Pro just the one (early camera samples here).
The dual punch hole on the front will retain the 3D ToF sensor for secure authentication of payments. The Pro and Premium will use the curves of the screen to make bezels look as thin as possible. You don't even have to ask, there will be no Google Mobile Services running on the phones.
March 26 - Realme Narzo 10 and 10A
Update: the launch has been delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 27 - Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro
The duo has been available in China for a month now and in that time the Pro model managed to top DxOMark's camera charts (the Oppo Find X2 Pro matched it since then). Anyway, we don't know when the global sales will start, but the Mi 10 will be available in India on March 31 (the Pro model might skip the Indian market).
March 30 - Honor 30S
Days after the Huawei big dogs introduce themselves to the world, the Honor 30S will do the same on March 30 (next Monday). The 5G-connected mid-ranger will be the first to use the Kirin 820 chipset, which may prove faster than the Kirin 980 and Snapdragon 855 (at least in terms of CPU power).
March 30 - Honor Play 9A
Unlike the 30S, this one targets the affordable smartphone segment. The Honor Play 9A will be revealed on March 30. It will have a fairly large 5,000mAh battery, according to TENAA, and a 6.3" 1080p display. The dual camera on the back will feature a 13MP main module and a 2MP depth sensor. A MediaTek Helio P35 chipset will be the brains of the operation.
March 31 - Vivo S6
The Vivo S6 will be unveiled on March 31 (Tuesday next week). It will be a 5G-connected phone and early teasers have revealed a 48MP camera on the round camera hump on the back. There will be two cameras on the front inside a dual punch hole.
All the events will be streamed over the Internet if you want to watch, we'll have detailed news articles about the phones as soon as the details become official.
- 24 Mar 2020
Oh, no phone with IPS screen in the list. What a dreadfull time to be alive.
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