List of Top Phones Launching in the Philippines in 2020
There’s only a week left in January but there’s a lot of phones to expect already in the next few months. While Samsung and Huawei are expected to start the yearly cycle with the Galaxy S20 and P40, respectively, there are other phones that you should be excited about, too. Check out the top phones that will launch in the Philippines this year.
The first mid-range phone with a 120Hz refresh rate screen is the Redmi K30. Announced back in December, it has a starting price of CNY 1599 (~P11,500) in China making it the cheapest 120Hz device on the market. There’s also a 5G variant called Redmi K30 5G that starts at CNY 1999 (~P14,400). Instead of the Snapdragon 730G, it uses the SD 765G that features a built-in 5G modem. Given the success of Redmi K20, aka Mi 9T, in the country, you will definitely like its successor. Rumors say that it might launch as Poco X2.
Realme is the only other brand that can compete vs Redmi when it comes to the affordable mid-range market. After a successful launch of the Realme XT 64MP camera Xpert, Realme X50 is expected to take the banner. With the same 5G-enabled Qualcomm chipset, the phone has a starting price of CNY 2499 or ~P18K in China.
Reno3 and Reno3 Pro reside in the world of premium mid-range. Both are capable of 5G network but with different chipsets to power the feature. The standard version makes use of Mediatek MT6885Z Dimensity 1000L that’s said to be on par with flagship chipsets, while the pro model uses the popular SD 765G. Featuring 64MP quad cameras, there’s also that glorious metal and glass design with pinhole selfie camera (pro version only). The price starts at CNY 3399 (~P24,700) in China.
Vivo V19 and V19 Pro?
Interestingly, Vivo has been quiet this month. The last time we heard about the company is when it launched the Vivo S1 Pro, a new lineup called S series. While it’s unlikely to release a successor to that phone, we do think that it’s preparing for a potential V17 Pro successor. Given the naming scheme that started with the V15 Pro, we’re guessing that V19 Pro might be up next. There’s no info yet about the company’s next phone, however, we might be experiencing the calm before the storm.
Samsung recently launched the Galaxy A51 and A71 last week in Indonesia. These are the true successor to the Galaxy A50 and A70, respectively, not the iterative A50s and A70s. The new mid-range phones feature pinhole selfie cameras and quad cameras. Pricing and availability remain to be seen but both should be known in the upcoming weeks.