There will be three blockbuster flagships released in the next one or two weeks. These flagships will all come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888+ SoC. We will have the Honor Magic3 series, Xiaomi Mi MIX 4, and iQOO 8 series. As of now, all these smartphones are open for appointments. From the results so far, it appears that netizens are more interested in the Honor Magic3 series. Its appointment records show that over 470,000 are interested in this series. It is important to note that the appointment records are from JD.com alone.
Specifically, the Honor Magic3 series has 478,000 reservations. Considering that there are 3 days left for the official release, the number of reservations could easily exceed 500,000. In fact, there are speculations that it could eventually exceed 700,000.
For the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4, its appointment on JD.com alone just exceeded 230,000. This is less than half the current record of the Honor Magic3 series. However, on Xiaomi Tmall flagship store, the MIX 4 reservations exceed 110,000. This shows that the MIX 4 is also a very popular device.
Looking at the iQOO 8 series reservations, it appears to be the least popular of the three SD888+ models. On JD.com, the iQOO series reservations are just a little above 66,000. However, this smartphone has more than 7 days before its official launch. Thus, it still has a lot of time to capture the heart of buyers.
Appointment does not represent final sales
It is important to note that the appointment or reservations do not represent the final sales. A good number of users that placed these reservations may not eventually purchase the device. However, the appointment is a kind of measure of the popularity of smartphones. We can be sure that all these smartphones will sell out in seconds. If the sales take too long, not more than a few minutes. Users who make reservations will have preferential treatment. This is one of the importance of placing a reservation.
We can see that a lot of netizens are interested in Honor’s Snapdragon 888 Plus flagship. This series of phones are expected to improve in design, performance, photography, battery life, heat dissipation, AI, etc. In fact, the Honor Magic3 will bring a whole new user experience. From the reports so far, the Honor Magic3 series will have two models. We will have the Honor Magic3 and Magic3 Pro. In terms of appearance and configuration, both smartphones are very similar.
The Honor Magic3 Pro will focus on improving the camera department, this is its most important goal. It will introduce a multi-main camera solution for the first time. One main camera is a 50-megapixel 1/1.5-inch outsole sensor. The other four cameras are also the main camera specifications, all can provide 64 megapixels of super clear imaging effect.
The Honor Magic3 Pro will also have the top performance specifications of the Android camp this time. It will not only use the Snapdragon 888 Plus chip, it will also come with up to 12GB of RAM. It will be the second smartphone to launch the SD888+ after the MIX 4 which arrives later today.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 4
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 comes with a premium flexible display. This smartphone will be the first Xiaomi device to come with an under-display camera. In addition to the excellent display, the MIX 4 also brings other qualities. This smartphone uses flexible CUP technology, is holeless, 100% full-screen, and has a full-pixel display accuracy. However, it is important to note that for the “full screen” to be achieved, it sacrifices the ultimate performance of the screen. From the information so far, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 will use a 6.67-inch hyperboloid solution with a resolution of 2340 x 1080. This display will come with a pixel density of 386ppi, and a 120Hz refresh rate. However, this device does not come with a 2K+ display that we have on the Mi 11 series. Nevertheless, the screen is still at the flagship level. We can guess why this device will not use a 2K+ display, it has to be because of the under-display camera.
While the excellent screen is one of the selling points, the MIX 4 also uses good hardware. This flagship smartphone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus flagship processor. It will also be the first model globally to use this chip. Furthermore, this device will come with a built-in 5000 mAh large battery that supports 120W fast charging. For the wireless charging capacity, it will use an 80W wireless fast charging technology. This will be the highest wireless charging capacity in the industry.
iQOO 8 series
iQOO officially announced that it will hold a new product launch conference at 19:30 on August 17. At this conference, the company will unveil its upcoming flagship model, the iQOO 8 series. A few days ago, 3C certification confirmed that this flagship will come with 120W fast charging technology. In addition to the industry’s top charging specifications, the iQOO 8 series will also use the industry’s highest spec display. At present, the company has confirmed that this device will come with Samsung’s E5 LTPO display. This display supports dynamic adjustment of the screen refresh rate, with a resolution of 2K+ and native support. It also uses a 10bit display and the screen design is the popular center punch-hole design. The bezels are very narrow and the visual effect is very good.
As for performance, iQOO 8 will use the Snapdragon 888+ processor. This smartphone will be one of the first Snapdragon 888+ models to hit the market. In addition to the top screen, performance, and fast charging, the iQOO 8 Pro will also use a top imaging system. According to reports, this device will come with an outsole main camera and will also use a 5x zoom periscope camera. The telephoto lens supports up to 60x zoom shooting. This is also the first time iQOO will use an ultra-telephoto lens. Furthermore, there are speculations that the standard version of iQOO 8 will come as a replacement model of iQOO 7. The weakest point of this smartphone will probably be the display and video specifications. However, this device comes with the top Android system. iQOO 8 focuses more on cost-effectiveness, while iQOO 8 Pro positioning is the all-around top flagship.