Last month was one of the busiest ones in a while. We had so many events that it was a bit hard to keep count of the many devices that launched in the span of a month. Well, if you had thought of taking a breather, hold on, because we are back with yet another edition of Upcoming Smartphones April 2021 Edition.
As usual, we have entries from well-known brands like OPPO, Xiaomi, Redmi, realme, Nokia, and a few surprises from companies like Sony and TCL. So without wasting your time, let’s dive into it straight away.
1- Redmi Gaming Smartphone
Gaming smartphones have their own niche audience and companies like ASUS, Nubia, Black Shark never fail to tap into the excitement. However, they are going to have a new entry and probably a potential rival, Redmi.
Redmi’s Product Director Wang Teng has confirmed that the company will hold a launch event this month and rumors are rife that the star of the show could be the Redmi’s first gaming phone. So far, we know that a device with model number M2104K10C/M2104K10I under respective brands Redmi/POCO could be the upcoming device.
It is confirmed to feature MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset something that we saw in the likes of realme GT Neo as well.
2- Samsung Galaxy F12, F02s
Samsung is beginning the month by launching two devices under the F-series- Galaxy F12, Galaxy F02s on April 5. Teasers so far hint that they share a lot of specs with the already launched Galaxy M12 and M02s.
The Galaxy F12 will feature a 6.5-inch Infinity-V 90Hz display, quad-cameras with 48MP ISOCELL GM2 main sensor. It is likely to feature an Exynos 850 chipset, 4/6GB RAM up to 128GB storage, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 6,000mAh battery with 15W charging.
The Galaxy F02s, on the other hand, is said to have a 6.5-inch display, Snapdragon 450 chipset, Triple-cameras with 13MP main sensor, 5,000mAh battery and is likely to launch at a lesser price tag than the Galaxy F12.
3- OPPO F19
OPPO unveiled the F19 Pro series last month in India. At the event, it teased that a non-Pro OPPO F19 would debut soon. Accordingly, the device is finally launching on April 6.
However, ahead of the official launch, the entire specs of the device have been revealed. As per the OPPO Nepal website, the OPPO F19 will feature a 6.43-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, 48MP quad-cameras, 16MP selfie shooter, 5,000mAh battery with 33W charging.
4- Nokia X10, X20, G10, G20, C20
HMD Global is holding an event on April 8 and it is expected to flag a new wave of Nokia smartphones under a different naming scheme.
The lineup is said to include X, C, and G-series of devices. So far, leaks say that the devices could be Nokia X10 & X20, G10 & G20, and an entry-level C20. The Nokia C20 is likely to sport a 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, run Android 11 OS, and come with an 89 euros price tag.
The X-series is said to be 5G-capable with both the X10 & X20 featuring Snapdragon 480 chipset and up to 6GB RAM. However, they are said to differ in storage, camera, display(6.2-inches on X20), and inturn price as well.
The Nokia G10 and G20 are said to share similarities with Nokia 5.4. Here, the G10 is expected to have a 6.4-inch HD+ display, Helio P22 chipset, 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB storage, 48MP quad-camera, 4,000mAh battery with 10W charging.
However, the G20 could have improvements in cameras, and feature a powerful MediaTek chipset, 4/64GB storage and a 169 euros price tag.
5- Lenovo Legion 2 Pro
Lenovo will unveil the Legion 2 Pro in China on April 8. Compared to the standard variant, this will have a slightly bigger 6.92-inch 144Hz Samsung E4 AMOLED FHD+ display.
To compensate for the bezel-less, notch-less display, it is likely to have a selfie shooter on the side of the phone.
Under the hood, Master Lu benchmarks already reveal that it will sport Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12GB/16 RAM, 128/256/512GB storage, and run Android 11 OS. We can expect other specs like dual USB-C ports, 110W fast charging, and dual-turbo cooling fan.
6- Sony Xperia 1 III, 10 III, Xperia Compact
Sony is hosting a new Xperia product launch on April 14 and it is expected to announce products like the Xperia 1 III, 10 III, and a compact device.1 of 3
Among these, the flagship Xperia 1 III will likely feature a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED 120Hz display, Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12/16GB RAM, up to 512GB storage, Triple-cameras with 64MP main, 12MP periscope telephoto lens capable of 60x lossless zoom, ZEISS T coating, 5,000mAh battery with 65W charging, and $1,370 price tag.
The mid-range Xperia 10 III could have a 6-inch screen, Snapdragon 690 chipset, sleek 8.4mm in thickness, triple-camera with 12MP main lens, 8MP selfie shooter. The Xperia compact, which may/may not launch is rumored to include the same chipset, camera but come with a smaller 5.5-inch screen.
7- TCL 20 Series
TCL Mobile has confirmed a global launch event on April 14 and it is expected to launch the remaining devices of the TCL 20 series. Back at CES 2021, it announced the series but only brought two devices- TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE.
The remaining devices are TCL 20L, TCL 20S, and TCL 20 Pro 5G. Not all information is available about the devices but looking at early teasers, it looks like the ‘Pro’ variant will have a curved display while the other two will have a flat panel.
Out of this, the TCL 20L has visited Bluetooth SIG and is likely to include three 20L Plus models. Nevertheless, we can expect a bigger battery, cameras, Bluetooth 5.0, and Android 11 OS on these devices.