Preview of the first batch of Snapdragon 888 flagships: Mi 11 has a hard time

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For Xiaomi, 2020 is a special year, representing the success of Xiaomi’s first entry into the high-end smartphone market. Xiaomi Mi 10 has been recognized by many users in terms of sales and word of mouth.

Preview of the first batch of Snapdragon 888 flagships: Mi 11 has a hard time

In a blink of an eye, 2020 is approaching the end of the year, mobile phone chips have entered the 5nm stage, and Xiaomi is also ready to meet the challenges of the new year. Not long ago, Qualcomm officially released the latest flagship chip based on the 5nm process-the Snapdragon 888. Subsequently, Xiaomi announced that the Xiaomi Mi 11 series will be equipped with the Snapdragon 888 chip for the first time in the world. Once the news was released, it attracted widespread attention from netizens.

On December 23, Xiaomi’s official Weibo stated that it will hold a new product launch conference of the Xiaomi 11 series at 19:30 on December 28. The theme of the conference is “Package Light 2021”.

After several days of warm-up, the topic of Xiaomi 11 series on the Internet can be said to be very hot. Of course, the Xiaomi Mi 11 series will not be the only flagship Android in 2021. Other manufacturers will also launch new phones in the first quarter of next year. They may compete head-on with the Mi 11 series. So which models are there? Let us take a look together.

Preview of the first batch of Snapdragon 888 flagships: Mi 11 has a hard time

realme Race

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Realme seems to have made an appointment with Xiaomi. On the same day that Xiaomi officially announced, Realme also revealed the release information about its new flagship phone with Snapdragon 888. Netizens who observed more carefully said that the two microblogs were only two minutes apart, which is a coincidence. You can smell the smoke of the competition between the two manufacturers across the screen.

Whether it is Xiaomi 11 or Realme Race, they are all new flagship phones equipped with Snapdragon 888. This move means that the two new flagship phones will have a head-on confrontation.

Although Xu Qi did not disclose more information about the new machine, there have been a lot of news on the Internet. The digital blogger released a real photo of the plain version of realme Race. From the picture point of view, the whole machine adopts a splicing element design, which is similar to the OnePlus Concept One. The realme brand logo has been moved to the upper right, and the upper left is the matrix three-camera solution. It is reported that the main camera of the machine is 64 million pixels.

In addition, realme Race is expected to be equipped with a 125W super flash charge, and at the same time it will also launch an ACG co-branded deeply customized version.

From the perspective of the design alone, the realme Race plain leather version seems to combine the classic designs of OPPO and OnePlus, such as the plain leather of the OPPO X2 series, and the splicing element design of the OnePlus concept phone. After all, they are all a family and are used similarly. The materials and visual originality of the are normal.


Honor V40

As an old rival of Xiaomi, how could it be less glorious. @数码闲谈站 exposed the screen test spy photos of the Honor V40 series, and said that the screen touch sampling rate of this machine exceeds 270Hz, which is a top domestic screen.

Earlier, some netizens exposed the rendering of Honor V40. From the picture, it can be seen that the machine adopts a hyperboloid double-perforated waterfall screen design. The camera module on the back of the fuselage adopts a circular design similar to a mechanical dial. The design inspiration comes from The classic four-eye dial of the famous watch, the flash is located in the center of the four lenses, and the left side of the camera module retains the words MATRIX CAMERA ASPHLENS.

Preview of the first batch of Snapdragon 888 flagships: Mi 11 has a hard time

According to the 3C certification information of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Honor V40 (YOK-AN10) will be equipped with a 66W charging adapter and support 45W wireless fast charging.

It is still unclear what the Honor V40 will be equipped with. The first batch of partners of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 has not yet appeared in Honor. In addition, Honor is now independent, and Kirin chips should be absent. Only the vivo X60 series at Samsung will be equipped with Exynos 1080 chips, so the Honor V40 has a high probability of using ’s Dimensity 1000+.

If Honor V40 is really equipped with Dimensity 1000+ chips, there is still a certain gap in performance from Xiaomi Mi 11. However, considering the performance of Honor in the domestic market, it may still affect Xiaomi Mi 11.

OPPO Find X3 series

With the release of the Snapdragon 888 flagship chip by Qualcomm this month, many Android phone manufacturers have confirmed that they will soon launch new products equipped with this chip. Among them, OPPO also stated that the OPPO Find X3 series will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chips and will be unveiled in the first quarter of next year.

According to report, the Find X3 series comes standard with a 6.7-inch 3K QHD screen, which supports 120Hz refresh rate, adaptive refresh rate and 10bit color depth. In terms of cameras, the Find X3 series rear matrix camera module has built-in dual main cameras and an ordinary auxiliary lens, using the same 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 image sensor as OPPO Reno 5 Pro +.

In addition, the Find X3 series standard version will be equipped with a 4500mAh battery, and the Pro version will support 125W wired fast charging and 65W wireless fast charging.

It is worth mentioning that the wireless charging of the Find X3 series supports the WLC protocol, which can charge devices that do not support wireless charging but are equipped with NFC, but the charging power is very low.

Earlier, the well-known digital whistleblower @TheLeaks released the latest rendering of the suspected OPPO Find X3 Pro. It can be seen from the picture that the front of the phone is consistent with Find X2 Pro. The back of the fuselage adopts a rear four-camera solution. The appearance of the camera module looks a bit like the . It is designed with rounded squares. The lens arrangement is just the opposite.

Preview of the first batch of Snapdragon 888 flagships: Mi 11 has a hard timePreview of the first batch of Snapdragon 888 flagships: Mi 11 has a hard time

Judging from the paper parameters alone, the OPPO Find X3 series hardware push material is still very sufficient, not losing the Xiaomi 11 series at all. Therefore, OPPO’s new flagship may also have a certain impact on the Mi 11 series.

iQOO 7 series

In recent years, iQOO has captured the hearts of many users with its ultra-high configuration and cost-effectiveness. On December 19, the official Weibo of iQOO mobile phone announced that it would release its latest flagship iQOO 7 series in January next year, and stated that this product will be the designated game machine for the KPL King of Glory Professional League next year.

More interestingly, the iQOO7 series cooperated with BMW to launch a deeply customized model. The KPL autumn finals exposed this product. We can see that the overall ID design of the machine is more biased towards the vivo X60, which further weakens the e-sports element.

Preview of the first batch of Snapdragon 888 flagships: Mi 11 has a hard time

From the live broadcast video, iQOO7 uses Samsung AMOLED flexible straight screen, supports 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch adoption rate. According to the renderings exposed by Digital blogger, the front of iQOO7 adopts a centered hole design. In addition, the blogger also said that iQOO7 has been adjusted in the imaging system, and no longer uses the super-outsole GN1 main camera, but instead changes to the ordinary outsole main camera.

Although the model of the iQOO7 main camera is still unclear, according to previous product configurations, it may be equipped with a blue factory customized IMX598 image sensor with a 48-megapixel outsole main camera. In addition, the machine will also support 120W wired fast charging.

Preview of the first batch of Snapdragon 888 flagships: Mi 11 has a hard time

It is also a model equipped with Snapdragon 888, and the performance of the iQOO 7 series in China cannot be underestimated. Therefore, it may be one of the main competitors of the Xiaomi 11 series.

What changes will happen to the new opportunities for Android in 2021?

In less than 10 days, we are about to usher in 2021, and a new round of competition among mobile phone manufacturers will begin. Because Huawei mobile phones have a high domestic market share, but affected by the United States, Huawei has to slow down, which has also changed the entire Android mobile phone market.

In the first half of 2021, it will depend on how manufacturers such as Xiaomi and OV use Snapdragon 888 or MediaTek and Samsung processors to open up the market and fill the enthusiasm of Huawei in the high-end mobile phone market. If the flagship models of major manufacturers want to gain more popularity, they need to make some changes on their new flagship models to attract consumers’ attention. So the question is, what changes will happen to the new flagship opportunities next year?

The first is the screen refresh rate. The 90Hz screen has basically become the standard configuration of this year’s Android flagship, and there are not a few 120Hz models, even 144Hz. Next year, there may be a better variable refresh rate AMOLED screen, which is not only smoother, but also further reduces the power consumption of the whole machine.

The second is the further of lidar . This year’s iPhone 12 Pro and Mate 40 Pro are already equipped, but there are not many functions introduced for lidar, just simple ranging and laser focusing. There may be more models equipped with Lidar next year and more practical functions will be introduced.

Preview of the first batch of Snapdragon 888 flagships: Mi 11 has a hard time

In addition, the mobile phone imaging system will be greatly improved. This year Samsung launched two 100-megapixel image sensors, and the actual shooting effect is quite shocking. Next year Samsung will launch a higher- image sensor, and the proofs will be clearer.

When it comes to imaging systems, we must mention the video function. At present, Samsung’s Exynos 1080 already supports 10bit 4K video recording. In addition, the screens of mobile phones now gradually support 10bit video. Next year, watching 10bit videos on mobile phones will have better results.

While Huawei has slowed down, it has also created more opportunities for other manufacturers to showcase their products. Next year, the domestic mobile phone market is likely to undergo a huge . Whether the Mi 11 series can successfully withstand the pressure of new flagship products of friends will become 2021 The best-selling Android flagship in China in the first half of the year depends on whether the new product is attractive enough to make consumers pay.

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