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Week 10 in review: Reno3 Pro, Realme 6 and 6 Pro, Find X2 Pro official

Week number 10 brought a whole lot of phone announcements from Realme, Oppo, Xiaomi’s Black Shark and Motorola and it also gave us the announcement dates for the upcoming OnePlus 8 and Redmi Note 9 series.

Let’s begin with the latter. The Redmi Note 9 series are going to debut on March 12 and so far we know that they’ll have a new quad camera, 6GB of RAM, an “immersive gaming experience” and “unmatched fast charging”.

On the other hand the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8 Lite are said to become official on April 14, although the company is yet to release an official invitation.

Now onto the phones we did get – the Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro became official – the Pro has a dual selfie camera, a 2x telephoto camera, Qualcomm 720G chipset and a 0.1-inch bigger screen than the non-Pro.

Oppo had a trio of announcements this week. First came the Reno3 Pro with a MediaTek Helio P95 chipset, 64MP main camera and 30W fast charging.

Then we saw the Find X2 Pro – the proper Oppo flagship. It has a 120Hz Quad HD OLED screen, a Snapdragon 865 chipset, 65W Super VOOC 2.0 Flash Charge and a premier camera array – a 48MP huge sensor main camera, 48MP ultrawide snapper and a 13MP 5x periscope zoom unit.

The Oppo Find X2 Pro is priced €1,199, the vanilla Find X2 with no water-resistance and a non-periscope zoom camera is €999. They are already available on pre-order in the Netherlands with shipments in a bunch of countries scheduled to start on March 13.

Xiaomi’s gaming sub-brand Black Shark brought out its 3 and 3 Pro models, while Motorola delivered its Moto G8 mid-ranger.

Those were the highlights of the week. You can see all the important stories below. See you in a week!

Redmi Note 9 series coming on March 12

The next-gen Redmi Note series will come with a new four-camera setup, premium design and overhauled performance.

Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro official: 64MP quad cameras, 30W charging, 90Hz displays

The Realme 6 Pro also offers dual selfie camera inside a pill shaped punch hole.

Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro debut with 90Hz OLEDs and magnetic charging

They also sport blazing-fast 65W wired charging.

HMD to introduce new Nokia phones on March 19

We’re expecting to see the Nokia 8.2 5G, Nokia 5.1 and 1.3 at the event.

Oppo Find X2 arrives with 120Hz  screen and 5G, X2 Pro adds a periscope camera

Both phones come with Snapdragon 865, 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge and boot the latest Color OS 7.1.

Oppo Reno3 Pro announced with 44MP dual selfie camera

The non-5G smartphone is the first device with a Helio P95 chipset.

WhatsApp finally gets a non-beta dark mode on Android and iOS

After months of beta testing, it will be available for everyone shortly.

Leaked Google Pixel 4a live images confirm punch hole design

We see only one camera on the back in an extremely big square setup.

Redmi Note 9 Pro pops up on Geekbench

It will sport a quad camera setup on the back.

Moto G8 unveiled with 720p+ display, new triple camera and larger battery

The G7 had a 1080p screen, however the G8 brings ultra wide and macro cameras, plus a faster chipset.

OnePlus 8 lineup coming on April 14, prices start at GBP400

OnePlus 8 Lite will have a MediaTek chipset and 90Hz display.

Huawei P40 early prototype hands-on reveals design

The phone is tipped to come with similar dimensions to the outgoing P30 Pro.

OnePlus 8 series to be unveiled in mid-April

The lineup includes three smartphones – OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8 Lite.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra records awesome low-light video, here's a sampler

We compared the latest Galaxy’s footage to the one you can get out of a Note10+, and let’s say it’s not really a contest.

Redmi Note 9 event canceled due to coronavirus, will have an online launch

The date remains March 12, Global VP Manu Kumar Jain confirms.

Xiaomi seeds Android 10 to Mi A3, quickly pulls it back

Due to many issues with the OS, the phone is only getting the new security package currently.

Samsung Galaxy A21 surfaces with an Infinity-O display and quad rear cameras

It’s rumored to come with an Exynos 7904 SoC and pack a 4,000 mAh battery.

Nokia's first 5G smartphone will feature in upcoming James Bond movie

It will be unveiled on March 19.

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