In spite of the global outbreak of COVID-19, we have witnessed several smartphone launches globally for different price ranges. Smartphone brands including Xiaomi, Motorola, Samsung have launched multiple devices in the last couple of months. We’re now opening up dedicated XDA Forums for POCO F2 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Motorola One Fusion+, and Samsung Galaxy A21s to spur discussion and third-party development for these devices.
POCO F2 Pro
POCO F2 Pro is the long-awaited true successor to the revered flagship killer – POCO/Pocophone F1. The POCO F2 Pro, announced last month, is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset. A rebranded Redmi K30 Pro, the POCO F2 Pro comes with 64MP quad cameras, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and a notchless AMOLED display complemented by a pop-up selfie camera.
The POCO F2 Pro starts at €499 in Europe and is a fairly powerful and compelling device for this price.
Redmi Note 9
After launching the Redmi Note 9 Pro (Note 9S) and the Note 9 Pro Max in March, Xiaomi launched the global variant of the Note 9 Pro on the last day of April 2020. At the same event, Redmi Note 9 with a MediaTek Helio G85, 48MP quad cameras, and a hole-punch display was launched for a starting price of $199.
Being a budget device from Xiaomi’s uber-popular Redmi Note series, the Note 9 is expected to be received well.
Motorola One Fusion+
The latest device under the Motorola One branding is the new Motorola One Fusion+. It comes with a 6.5-inch notchless Full HD display, a pop-up selfie camera, Snapdragon 730 mobile platform (Snapdragon 730G on the Indian variant), and a 5000mAh battery for a fairly attractive price of about $225 (Europe prices yet to be revealed).
This seems like Motorola’s most well-rounded phone in several years and although it comes with stock Android, we hope to see a lot of custom development given the value the phone offers.
Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s was unveiled last month followed by a launch in India last week. It is a mid-range device from Samsung with a 48MP quad-camera setup, hole-punch display, Samsung’s Exynos 850 chipset, and a 5000mAh battery for a starting price of about $215.