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  • Expensive OnePlus, budget iPhone, HUAWEI and HONOR camera phones, as well as other new smartphones - April 2020


    In April, significantly fewer smartphones were announced than in the previous two months, but there were still interesting new products. Apple introduced the low-cost iPhone SE, Hisense showed the world's first phone with a color screen E-Ink, HONOR flagships came out, Motorola returned to the top league, and OnePlus surprised with a high price tag.

    Apple iPhone SE (2020)

    • Time to start sales: May 2020
    • Estimated price: starting at $399
    • Features: Compact size, support for fast and wireless charging, stereo speakers, water protection according to IP67, NFC

    Apple iPhone SE (2020)

    The second-generation iPhone SE is an improved version of the iPhone 8, which debuted in 2017. The device received the same case, a 4.7-inch IPS display, and a "Home" button with a built-in Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Despite the old design, the iPhone was equipped with a top-end A13 Bionic processor, the same as in the flagship iPhone 11 Pro. The main camera is one: a 12-megapixel sensor supports portrait photography and records 4K video at 60 fps. Other features of the device include IP67 water protection, wireless charging according to the Qi standard, and fast charging up to 50% in 30 minutes, working with two SIM cards and Wi-Fi 6.

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    Hisense A5C

    • Time to start sales: June 2020
    • Estimated price Hisense A5C: $240
    • Features: E-Ink color screen, thin bezels, Snapdragon processor, good autonomy

    Hisense A5C

    Hisense A5C became the world's first smartphone with a color e-Ink screen. To do this, the manufacturer installed special color filters on top of the traditional black-and-white matrix, achieving the display of 4096 shades. Due to the 5.84-inch diagonal and thin frames, the device turned out to be compact. The gadget received an eight-core Snapdragon 439 processor and 4 GB of RAM, all operating under the Android OS. Thanks to an energy-efficient screen and a 4000 mAh battery, the phone can work up to 62 hours at maximum backlight brightness, and up to 93 hours without backlight.

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    HONOR 30

    • Sales start time: already on sale
    • Estimated HONOR 30 price: 6 + 128 GB - $425, 8 + 128 GB - $453, 8 + 256 GB - $495
    • Features: OLED display with a hole for the front camera, on-screen fingerprint scanner, new Kirin processor, quad-camera with 5x optical zoom, fast charge, NFC, 5G

    HONOR 30

    HONOR 30 - the basic model of a fresh top-end line. The smartphone, unlike its predecessors, received a display with an OLED matrix, which allowed it to integrate a fingerprint scanner. The device is based on the latest 7-nm Kirin 985 processor with an integrated 5G modem, which is a slightly simplified version of the flagship Kirin 990. The main camera is represented by four modules with a maximum resolution of 40 MP, ultra-wide-angle optics, 5x optical zoom, and a separate macro lens. The 32 MP front camera is hidden in a small hole in the screen. Battery 4000 mAh battery supports fast charging with a power of 40 watts.

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    HONOR 30 Pro / 30 Pro+

    • Sales start time: already on sale
    • Estimated price for HONOR 30 Pro: 8 + 128 GB - $566, 8 + 256 GB - $622
    • Estimated price for HONOR 30 Pro+: 8 + 128 GB - $707, 12 + 256 GB - $778
    • Features: curved OLED display with a hole for the front camera, on-screen fingerprint scanner, quad-camera with 5x optical zoom, fast charging, reverse charging, stereo speakers, NFC, 5G, infrared

    HONOR 30 Pro

    The flagship HONOR 30 Pro was the first in the series in a number of parameters. In it, the manufacturer first used a curved OLED panel, on-screen fingerprint sensor, and stereo speakers. The smartphone received a 6.57-inch matrix with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The hardware platform is the top-end Kirin 990 5G processor with support for fifth-generation networks. A quad camera with a 40-megapixel main module, an ultra-wide-angle lens, as well as a periscope telephoto camera with a five-fold optical zoom and a depth sensor is responsible for photo and video capabilities. A 4000 mAh battery supports 40-watt fast charging. The HONOR 30 Pro+ model is completely identical in appearance and differs only in the main camera of 50 megapixels and the function of fast wireless charging with a power of 27 watts.

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    HUAWEI nova 7 SE / nova 7 Pro

    • Sales start time: already on sale
    • Estimated price of HUAWEI nova 7 SE: 8 + 128 GB - $339, 8 + 256 GB - $396
    • Estimated price of HUAWEI nova 7 Pro: 8 + 128 GB - $523, 12 + 256 GB - $580
    • Features: display with a hole for the front camera, on-screen fingerprint scanner (Pro-version), high-resolution quad camera, fast charging, NFC (Pro-version), 5G

    HUAWEI nova 7 Pro

    HUAWEI nova 7 Pro belongs to the middle class but offers many features of more expensive phones. The smartphone received a curved OLED display on the sides with a built-in fingerprint scanner and a hole for a double front camera. The Kirin 985 5G OCTA-core processor is responsible for the performance, and the 4000 mAh battery with support for fast 40-watt charging is responsible for autonomy. The main camera has a resolution of 64 MP and shoots with a five-fold optical zoom.

    The HUAWEI nova 7 SE model is equipped with a flat 6.5-inch IPS matrix with a single front camera embedded in the screen. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the power button on the side face. The processor is simpler here - Kirin 820 5G. Among other differences from the Pro version: there is no telephoto lens with optical zoom and NFC module for contactless payments.

    HUAWEI nova 7 SE official page

    HUAWEI nova 7 Pro official page

    Motorola Edge/ Edge+

    • Time to start sales: May 2020
    • Estimated price of Motorola Edge: €699
    • Estimated price of Motorola Edge+: $999
    • Features: curved OLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, on-screen fingerprint scanner, quad-camera with optical zoom, capacious battery with support for fast charging, the ability to wirelessly charge (Plus version only), stereo speakers, NFC, 5G

    Motorola Edge

    Motorola Edge+ became the first full-fledged flagship of the brand in recent years. It received a virtually frameless OLED display with a hole for the front camera and a 90-Hz refresh rate. The new product has a top-end Snapdragon 865 processor, 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and a 256 GB UFS 3.0 drive. The main camera has the maximum resolution available at the time of the announcement of 108 MP and supports shooting with a triple optical zoom. The 5000 mAh battery with fast wired, wireless, and reverse charging is responsible for autonomy. The Motorola Edge model, built on the Snapdragon 765g chipset, has simpler characteristics, less memory, a 64 MP camera with double optical zoom, and a 4500 mAh battery without wireless charging.

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    Nubia Play 5G

    • Sales start time: already on sale
    • Estimated price for Nubia Play 5G: 6 + 128 GB - $339, 8 + 128 GB - $382, 8 + 256 GB - $424
    • Features: AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, an on-screen fingerprint scanner, a quad camera, a capacious battery with support for fast charging, stereo speakers, NFC, 5G

    Nubia Play 5G

    Nubia Play 5G is a mid-level gaming gadget. The main difference from the more expensive models of the line is the use of the Snapdragon 765g processor. The new product received a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz (the maximum available value for smartphones today). To ensure the effect of full immersion in what is happening on the screen, stereo speakers with surround sound support are provided. Mobile games with a high screen refresh rate consume a lot of energy, so Nubia Play 5G is equipped with a large 5100 mAh battery with the ability to quickly recharge 30 watts. Although the smartphone is gaming, the manufacturer has equipped it with a universal camera with a high-quality 12-megapixel sensor, an ultra-wide-angle, and a macro lens, as well as a depth sensor.

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    OnePlus 8/8 Pro

    • Sales start time: already on sale
    • Estimated price of OnePlus 8: 8 + 128 GB - $699, 12 + 256 GB - $799
    • Estimated price of OnePlus 8 Pro: 8 + 128 GB - $899, 12 + 256 GB - $999
    • Features: display with a high refresh rate, on-screen fingerprint scanner, quad-camera (in the Pro version), fast wired charging and fast wireless (only in the Pro version), stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos, IP68 (only in the Pro version), NFC 5G

    OnePlus 8

    OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are similar in appearance but differ in size and a number of characteristics. In the regular "eight" - 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and in the Pro version-6.78-inch matrix at 120 Hz. The older model also received a MEMC chip that increases the frame rate of the video being played to 120 fps. Both devices are equipped with a Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G support, up to 12 GB of RAM. OnePlus 8 installed a triple main camera with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor. The OnePlus 8 Pro uses the same sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, while the new 48-MP IMX689 sensor is used for regular frames. The Pro version is additionally equipped with a telephoto lens, color filter, and laser autofocus. OnePlus 8 Pro is the brand's debut smartphone, protected from water by IP68 standard and supporting wireless charging.

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    OPPO Ace 2

    • Sales start time: already on sale
    • Estimated price: 8 + 128 GB - $567, 8 + 256 GB - $624, 12 + 256 GB - $652
    • Features: OLED display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, on-screen fingerprint scanner, quad camera, fast wired and wireless charging, stereo speakers, 5G support

    OPPO Ace 2

    The OPPO Ace 2 is equipped with a 6.5-inch OLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate and a built-in fingerprint scanner. The smartphone is based on the flagship Snapdragon 865 processor with a 5G modem for working in fifth-generation networks. One of the key features of the device is a 4000 mAh battery with support for fast wired charging at 65 W, which allows you to get 100% in less than 40 minutes. Recharge the battery via wireless charging with a power of 40 W takes 56 minutes. The main camera with four lenses provides shooting at a resolution of 48 MP, with an ultra-wide viewing angle, in macro mode, and with a blurry background. Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos technology create surround sound when watching videos and gaming. There is a special mode for games that optimizes the operation of the entire system.

    Official page

    OPPO A92s

    • Sales start time: already on sale
    • Estimated price of OPPO A92s: 6 + 128 GB - $310, 8 + 128 GB - $353
    • Features: 120 Hz refresh screen, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, quad camera, stereo speakers, fast charge function, 5G support

    OPPO A92s

    The OPPO A92s is one of the most affordable smartphones with a 120 Hz screen refresh rate. It uses a 6.57-inch LCD matrix with a cutout for a double front camera. In addition, it is the first device based on a 7-nm MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor with 5G support. The device was equipped with a quad-camera with a standard set: the main module for 48 MP, ultra-wide-angle for 8 MP, and a pair of two-megapixel (for portraits and macro). The battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh, which supports fast charging with a power of 18 W, is responsible for autonomy. The gadget was equipped with stereo speakers that provide surround sound and an audio jack.

    Official page

    iQOO 3 Neo

    • Sales start time: already on sale
    • Estimated iQOO 3 Neo price: 6 + 128 GB - $380, 8 + 128 GB - $424, 12 + 128 GB - $465, 8 + 256 GB - $480
    • Features: LCD-screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, capacious battery, fast charging support, side fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, dedicated audio chip, triple camera, NFC, 5G support

    iQOO 3 Neo

    At the time of its release, iQOO 3 Neo was the most affordable device on the market with the top Snapdragon 865 processor. This model is aimed at mobile gamers and has all the associated features. The 6.57-inch LCD display supports a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz - this ensures smooth images. The smartphone was equipped with stereo speakers that create surround sound. When using headphones, gamers can also count on high-quality sound - thanks to the dedicated audio chip. The manufacturer also did not forget about autonomy by installing a 4500 mAh battery in the iQOO 3 Neo with support for fast 44-watt charging. A triple camera with a resolution of 48 megapixels and additional lenses for ultra-wide-angle and macro shots is responsible for photo and video capabilities.

    Official page

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition

    • Sales start time: already on sale
    • Estimated price Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition: 6 + 64 GB - $296, 6 + 128 GB - $324, 8 + 128 GB - $353, 8 + 256 GB - $395
    • Features: OLED screen with an integrated fingerprint scanner, a camera with optical zoom, support for fast charging, infrared, NFC, support 5G

    Xiaomi Mi10 Youth Edition

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition expands the flagship line and is the company's first smartphone with a periscope lens and 5x optical zoom. To maintain an affordable price tag, the vendor has made some simplifications, if compared with the same Mi 10. So, the smartphone received an OLED panel with a teardrop-shaped cutout for the front camera, rather than a hole. In addition, although the matrix itself has a standard refresh rate (60 Hz), the frequency of the touch panel is already 180 Hz. The processor uses Snapdragon 765G instead of the top-end Snapdragon 865. The main camera has a lower resolution - 48 MP. Wireless charging, stereo speakers, and water protection are not provided. But there is NFC for contactless payments, an IR port for controlling equipment, and an audio jack for headphones.

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    Edited by DeZire


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