Week 10 in review: Find X3 Pro, ROG Phone 5 launched; OnePlus to partner with Hasselbad
The past seven days saw the debut of some exciting new flagship phones as well as a fair share of leaks and rumors. Asus unveiled three ROG Phone 5 devices – a vanilla, a Pro, and an Ultimate version, all of them with a Snapdragon 888 chipset.
The Oppo Find X3 series also went official with no less than four devices – Oppo Find X3 that is exclusive to China, the global flagship that is the Pro, Find X3 Lite that is a rebranded Reno5 and a Find X3 Neo that is an alter ego of the Reno5 Pro+.
Huawei and OnePlus are also expected to launch new phones. The P50 family will have massive camera lenses for the supposed 1” IMX800 sensor by Sony, while the Japanese company has been working on a custom-made IMX789 for the OnePlus 9 Pro that will be tuned in partnership with Hasselblad.
We also saw the debut of the Xiaomi Mi 10S that resembles the Mi 10 Ultra, but lacks a periscope shooter and a proper flagship chipset – it runs on Snapdragon 870. Rumors about Sony launching a compact Xperia have appeared in the rumor mill once again, but sadly, it might be limited for the home scene in Japan.
The Ultimate is one of the first smartphone to be loaded with 18 GB of RAM. It and the Pro have secondary displays on the back.
The OnePlus 9 will have two identical cameras that will work together to capture an ultra wide photos by stitching the image from both in real time.
The phones recently moved on from HarmonOS 2.0 Beta 2 to Beta 3. Also, Huawei will launch more Petal apps and features.
The new gaming flagship from Asus will pack a larger display and the most RAM we’ve seen on a smartphone yet.
This may be the first phone in the family since the original Poco F1 to pack a Snapdragon 800-series chipset at a price of INR 21,000.