The month of August is set to bring about a host of smartphone introductions into the Indian market. Chinese vendors like Oppo and Xiaomi are likely to unveil the F9 Pro and Pocophone F1 while the Finland-based Nokia is set to announce the Nokia 6.1 Plus. HMD Global has already sent out invites for an event scheduled on 21st August as reported earlier. While Oppo has also announced to launch the F9 Pro in India on August 21, Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 is scheduled to be announced on August 22. Jai Mani, Lead Product Manager, Mi India, Xiaomi tweeted “Today is a special day. I’m excited to start sharing more about the new project I’ve been working on. Wish me luck! @IndiaPOCO @GlobalPocophone.”
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Oppo F9 Pro: Rumoured Specifications, Features
The Oppo F9 Pro is expected to be a polished version of the Oppo F9 and is likely to flaunt a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display which is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 chipset and 4GB of RAM. In terms of camera, the smartphone might feature dual 16+2MP rear shooters and a powerful 25MP front-facing sensor. The smartphone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and is loaded with 64GB of expandable storage space.
The Oppo F9 Pro is expected to pack a non-removable 3500mAh battery with support for fast charging. In terms of software, the phone runs on Color OS 5.2 based Android 8.1 Oreo and for connectivity, you get 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C port, GPS and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1: Rumoured Specifications, Features
POCOPHONE is the third sub-brand of Xiaomi after Mi and Redmi. The first smartphone under the latest sub-brand, POCO F1 is expected to sport a 5.99-inch Full HD+ notched screen. The device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset which is coupled with 6GB of RAM. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and is bundled with a 20-megapixel front and dual 12+5-megapixel primary sensors.
The handset is backed by a Li-Ion 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. On the software front, the device runs the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and it ships with 64GB of inbuilt internal storage space which you can further expand using a microSD card up to 256GB.
Nokia 6.1 Plus: Specifications, Features
The Finnish smartphone vendor Nokia is planning to unveil the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The smartphone is a mid-range offering that boots Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display, dual 16+5-megapixel rear cameras and an impressive 16-megapixel front-facing shooter. The smartphone packs an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset which is paired with 4GB of RAM.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has dual SIM support, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, and a 3,060mAh battery with fast charging support. On the connectivity front, you get options like 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone is also expected to come with 64GB of onboard storage space which you can expand further up to 400GB.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Oppo F9 Pro are scheduled for an August 21 launch in India while the Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 is set for August 22.
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