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Best Upcoming Smartphones of April 2019 – Expected Specs & Features

In the month of March, we have seen quite a few interesting smartphone launches all over the world. These newly announced smartphones will be hitting the market in April. A few smartphones brands have already revealed the launch dates for their upcoming announcements. Below, let’s talk about the upcoming smartphone launches for the month of April. The list includes the officially confirmed devices along with the ones that are spotted in leaks.

Huawei P30 & Huawei P30 Pro

Earlier this week, Huawei unveiled the all-new P-series smartphones at an event held in Paris, France. Both the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones will be launching exclusively on Amazon in India. As of now, the company hasn’t yet revealed the India launch date for its new flagship devices. Both the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro comes with Full HD+ AMOLED displays with waterdrop notch and 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner on both these devices.

While the Huawei P30 sports Leica triple camera setup on the rear with 5X hybrid zoom, the Pro variant comes with Leica quad camera setup with 10X Hybrid Zoom. The devices also capture better photos in low light, thanks to the AIS and maximum ISO rating of 409,600 on P30 Pro and 204,800 on P30. For selfies, the devices sport 32MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Huawei P30 Pro also supports 40W wired fast charging and 15W Qi wireless fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A90

Samsung will be launching the new Galaxy A smartphones on April 10th. A few days back, the company announced the Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A70 smartphones without revealing the pricing or availability details. The Galaxy A70 comes with Infinity-U Super AMOLED display and sports 32MP triple camera setup on the rear and 32MP single selfie camera on the front. Based on the leaks, the company might launch the high-end Galaxy A90 smartphone on April 10th.

It is mentioned to come with a true bezel-less display with pop-up selfie camera. Currently, the company is using the Infinity-U displays for the mid-range Galaxy smartphones and Infinity-O displays for the flagship Galaxy S series smartphones. The Galaxy A90 might come powered by the leaked Exynos 9710 octa-core chipset built on 8nm FinFET node. Even the Exynos 9820 SoC used in the Galaxy S10 lineup is also built on 8nm FinFET node. The Exynos 9710 will be the successor to the popular 10nm Exynos 9610 mid-range chipset.

Google Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL

Google is long rumored to launch mid-range pixel smartphones. Earlier, the devices are rumored to launch as Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. However, the recently released Android Q Beta 1 update revealed the names of these budget smartphones. The company will be launching these as Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. According to the leaks, the mid-range Pixels will sport AMOLED displays with 18:9 aspect ratio.

While the Pixel 3a will be powered by Snapdragon 670 SoC, the Pixel 3a XL might come with Snapdragon 710 SoC. Both the devices will be coming with 4GB of RAM and run on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. As seen on flagship Pixel smartphones. The Pixel 3a device will also support Active Edge squeeze technology. In terms of optics, the devices will be equipped with a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. Both the devices will support 18W fast charging via USB Type-C port and also includes 3.5mm headphone jack.

Nokia X71

Recently, Nokia sent out the press invites for the launch of a new smartphone called Nokia X71. It will be launching along with the Nokia 9 PureView smartphone on April 2nd in Taiwan. The company also confirmed the Nokia X71 to come with a complete bezel-less display. We expect the company might opt for the punch-hole display with an in-display front camera. On the rear, the device will sport ZEISS triple camera setup featuring a 48MP primary sensor and a 120-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor.

A few rumors suggest the Nokia X71 to make global debut as Nokia 8.1 Plus. As of now, there is no information about the other specifications of the device. Just like other Nokia smartphones, the Nokia X71 will also join the Android One family. It should be running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

OPPO Reno

Last month, OPPO announced to launch high-end smartphones under the new Reno series. It will be coming in two variants with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 710 chipsets. The company will be introducing the periscope style 10x lossless zoom camera with the OPPO Reno smartphone. However, the 10x zoom camera might be limited only for the high-end variant with Snapdragon 855 SoC.

The recently leaked image of the OPPO Reno smartphone shows no periscope zoom camera. We are expecting this to be the Snapdragon 710 powered base variant. While the Huawei P30 Pro with the similar periscope zoom camera is offering up to 50x digital zoom, the OPPO Reno might offer up to 60x digital zoom. The device will come equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner and supports new VOOC 3.0 flash charge technology. It will be running on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with the latest ColorOS 6.0 skin laid on top.

Xiaomi Mi A3 & Mi A3 Lite

Back in July 2018, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite Android One smartphones. Now, the company seems to be gearing up for the launch of new Android One smartphones. The new Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite will be successors to Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. Based on the leaks, the Mi A3 smartphones will come with in-display fingerprint scanners. Going by the Mi A2 Lite pricing, the Mi A3 Lite could become the most affordable smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Also, the new Android One smartphones from Xiaomi will come with 32MP selfie camera on the front. They will be running on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Looking at the current trend, the upcoming Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite might come with waterdrop notch displays. The company skipped launching the Mi A2 Lite in the Indian market. The Mi A2 powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC is currently available for just Rs 11,999.

Realme 3 Pro

During the Realme 3 launch, the company also confirmed to launch the Realme 3 Pro smartphone in the month of April. As of now, the company hasn’t revealed the exact launch date for this new device. The Realme 3 Pro will be competing with the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone. During its launch, the Realme 2 Pro is the most affordable smartphone to come with Snapdragon 660 chipset.

Now, the Realme 3 Pro is rumored to come with the Snapdragon 675 or Snapdragon 710 chipset from Qualcomm. Just like the Realme 3, the Realme 3 Pro will also run on the latest ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. With the ColorOS 6.0, we also finally got the app drawer. Based on the rumors, the Realme 3 Pro will come with pop-up selfie camera and true bezel-less display on the front. Vivo V15 priced at Rs 23,900 is currently the most affordable smartphone to come with a similar setup.

Honor 10i

Honor’s latest mid-range smartphone Honor 10i was listed on the company’s Russian website. It is basically an upgraded Honor 10 Lite smartphone with better cameras. We expect the company to officially launch it in April. While the Honor 10 Lite came with dual rear cameras, the Honor 10i sports triple camera setup featuring 24MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. Even the front camera on this device is upgraded to 32MP.

Apart from the change in cameras, the Honor 10i comes with the same specifications as on the Honor 10 Lite. On the front, we will be looking at a 6.21-inch waterdrop notch display with Full HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the device comes powered by 14nm HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It includes 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot storage expansion.

Stay tuned on Phoneradar for the official details including the availability and pricing of the above mentioned smartphones.

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