In the first half of this year, we have seen several interesting smartphones including a few 5G smartphones. For the month of July, there are quite a few mid-range devices waiting to hit the market. A few of these upcoming smartphones are already launched in China and will be making their global debut in July. Apart from a few rumored ones, the companies also announced the official launch dates for the below-listed devices.
ASUS ROG Phone 2
The upcoming ASUS ROG Phone 2 is already confirmed to be launched in partnership Tencent Games. Tencent Games is the publisher of the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile and will soon release the Call of Duty Mobile. While its predecessor came with a 90Hz display, the display on the upcoming ROG Phone 2 will reportedly offer a 120Hz refresh rate. Till date, only the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2 came with the 120Hz display. While the Razer Phones sport LCD panel, the upcoming ROG Phone 2 might offer 120Hz refresh rate with the AMOLED panel.
As per the leaks, the ROG Phone 2 will be launched in China on July 23rd. The event is scheduled to happen a week ahead of Chinajoy, the largest gaming expo in China, which will be held annually in Shanghai, China. Talking about the other specifications, the new ROG Phone will come powered the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. It will offer up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. The device will also support the wide-range gaming accessories announced with the original ROG Phone.
Vivo Z1 Pro
Vivo will be launching the Vivo Z1 Pro under the all-new Z-series which will be exclusive to online channels. Apart from the pricing and availability, we already know everything about this device. Apart from the upgraded Snapdragon 712 chipset, the Vivo Z1 Pro is the same Vivo Z5x launched in China. Just like the other Vivo smartphones, the Z1 Pro also sports glossy finish polycarbonate body with curved edges. It comes with a punch-hole display on the front featuring an in-display camera for selfies. The Vivo Z1 Pro runs on Android 9.0 Pie based FunTouch OS 9.0 out of the box.
It sports 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 90.77% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 711 SoC comes coupled with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 flash storage. On the rear, it sports a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.78 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The in-display camera on the front features a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The device is backed by a 5,000mAh non-removable battery and supports 18W dual-engine fast charging.
Redmi K20 & Redmi K20 Pro
Xiaomi for the first launched the Redmi-branded flagship smartphone in China. While the Redmi K20 Pro sports the 7nm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, the Redmi K20 comes with 8nm Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform. The company also confirmed to launch both these devices in the Indian market in mid-July. Apart from India and China, the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro are launched as Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro smartphones respectively. Both the devices come with the same gradient finish 3D curved glass body on the rear and a pop-up selfie camera on the top.
The Redmi K20 devices come with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Both the smartphones come with a triple camera setup featuring a 48MP wide-angle sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and an 8MP telephoto sensor. While the Redmi K20 Pro uses a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, the Redmi K20 is equipped with a 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor. The pop-up camera on the top sports a 20MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The device will be running on Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10 out of the box. While the 4000mAh battery on the Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W fast charging, it is limited to 18W on the Redmi K20.
Lenovo is currently the only brand to launch a 5G smartphone and 5G laptop. Earlier this year, the company launched the Lenovo Z6 Pro flagship smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Last month, it also came up with the Lenovo Z6 Lite (a.k.a Lenovo Z6 Youth) with a waterdrop notch display and Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform. Now, the company is teasing to launch the third smartphone under the Lenovo Z6 lineup in China. The new device will be called Lenovo Z6 and will be officially unveiled in the month of July.
However, the exact launch date of the device is yet to be announced. The company has already revealed a few key details of the upcoming Lenovo Z6 smartphone. The device sports a 6.39-inch Full HD+ display. It will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 470 CPU and Adreno 618 GPU. The device sports triple camera setup on the rear featuring a 48MP Sony sensor. It will be backed by a 4,000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging using the USB Type-C port. The Lenovo Z6 measures 7.97mm in thickness and weighs just 159 grams.
Xiaomi Mi CC 9 & Mi CC 9 Meitu Edition
Xiaomi announced the new CC series to launch the camera-focused smartphones. The Mi CC 9 and Mi CC 9 Meitu Edition smartphones will be officially launched on July 2nd in China. The recent teaser images already revealed the camera specifications and first look of the smartphones. The Mi 9 CC smartphone in the images sport Curved glass body with gradient finish White color. The devices will be coming with an in-display fingerprint scanner on the front. The 48MP triple camera setup along with LED flash are placed on the top left corner on the rear. For selfies, the devices will come with a 32MP front-facing camera.
As per the leaks, the Meitu edition will offer Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for the front camera. Under the hood, the Mi CC 9 will mostly come powered by the newly launched 8nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 470 CPU and Adreno 618 GPU. The device will be running on Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10 out of the box with the custom skin laid on top with some exclusive features. Both the power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge. The USB Type-C port can be spotted on the bottom edge. Unlike the other Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi CC series might be limited to the Chinese market.
Vivo iQOO Neo
The earlier launched Vivo iQOO is one of the most affordable Snapdragon 855-powered smartphones in the Chinese market. Now, the company is aiming to offer flagship grade specifications at a much lower price. The upcoming iQOO Neo will be launched in China on July 2nd, the same day as the Mi CC 9 launch. Vivo has already confirmed the iQOO Neo to sport the last-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. It is already listed on the company’s official website revealing Carbon Black and Aurora Purple color options. Unlike the Vivo iQOO, there are no trigger buttons on the iQOO Neo smartphone.
The iQOO Neo will offer touch acceleration technology and 4D haptic feedback. It sports a waterdrop notch display on the front and might offer Full HD+ resolution. The vertical camera module on the rear now also includes the LED flash. As there is no fingerprint scanner on the rear, we expect the device to offer under-display fingerprint scanner on the front. The device will be running on Android 9.0 Pie based FunTouch OS 9 out of the box. Both the power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge. The AI button on the left edge can be used for triggering Vivo’s voice assistant Jovi.
Motorola One Action & One Pro
A few days back, Motorola launched the Motorola One Vision smartphone with a punch-hole display and Exynos chipset. The company is also rumored to launch the Motorola One Action and Motorola One Pro smartphones in the coming weeks. The renders and key details of both the upcoming Motorola One smartphones are leaked online. Just like other Motorola One smartphones, the Motorola One Action & One Pro will also be part of Android One family. While the One Action comes with a punch-hole display and triple camera setup, the One Pro is leaked to sport waterdrop notch and quad camera setup.
The Motorola One Pro is said to sport a 6.2-inch display and will approximately measure 158.7 x 75 x 9.8 mm. Talking about the Motorola One Action, it will come with a 6.3-inch 21:9 display and Exynos chipset. Since the rear camera setup on this device offers up to 117-degree wide field-of-view, Motorola is calling it as ACTION CAM setup. It will be available in three different storage options – 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 4GB + 128GB. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NGC, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port. The One Action is mentioned to be available in Blue and Gold color options.
LG W30 Pro
LG announced three new smartphones under the all-new LG W series – LG W10, W30, and W30 Pro. While the LG W10 and W30 will be available starting July 3rd on Amazon India, the company hasn’t revealed the pricing and availability details of the LG W30 Pro. We expect the LG W30 Pro to be available by the end of July. It comes in Pine Green, Denim Blue, and Black color options. Unlike the other LG W smartphones, the LG W30 Pro comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. It sports 6.21-inch FullVision display with HD+ (1520 × 720 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the device is powered by the 14nm Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform and comes coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 256GB. In terms of optics, the triple rear camera setup on the LG W30 Pro sports a 13MP primary camera along with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 5MP depth camera. For selfies, there is a 16MP front-facing camera. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and is said to support fast charging technology.
Realme made its China debut with the Realme X smartphone. It came with an all-screen display on the front and a pop-up selfie camera on the top. The company has officially confirmed to launch the Realme X in the Indian market. However, the company might make a few changes to the Indian variant of the Realme X. While the Chinese Realme X came with Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform, we hope the company launches the device in India with Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform. On the front, it sports a 6.53-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
In terms of optics, the new OnePlus 7 and Realme X share the same sensors on the front and rear. On the rear, it sports 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor. There is a 16MP pop-up camera on the top with f/2.0 aperture for selfies. It is also the first Realme smartphone to use the in-display fingerprint scanner. The device is backed by a 3,765mAh non-removable battery and supports 5V/4A (20W) VOOC 3.0 flash charge technology. While the base variant of the Realme X is retailing for CNY 1499 (approx USD 217 / INR 15,150) in China, we can expect the Indian variant with the better chipset to cost around Rs 20,000.
Samsung Galaxy M30s
At the beginning of this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy M30 as its most affordable triple camera smartphone. Recently, the SM-M307F smartphone was spotted online and could be launched as Galaxy M30s. Since it will be an upgrade to the Galaxy M30, the new Galaxy M30s might come with the same design and similar specifications. While the Galaxy M30 came in Blue and Black colors, the upcoming Galaxy M30s will be available in Black, Blue, and White color options. The Galaxy M30s will be running on Android 9.0 Pie based One UI out of the box.
It has scored 1680 on single-core and 5211 on multi-core tests. The Geekbench listing confirmed the Galaxy M30s to sport 10nm Exynos 9610 processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. This is the same chipset which also powers the Galaxy A50 smartphone priced at Rs 19,990. FYI, the earlier launched Galaxy M30 came with 14nm Exynos 7904 processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP2 GPU. It might continue to sport the same 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support via USB Type-C port. We expect the Galaxy M30s to also come with triple rear cameras and Super AMOLED Infinity-V display.
Stay tuned on Phoneradar for the official details including the availability and pricing of the above mentioned smartphones.