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Next Week in Tech: POCO X3 Pro, Black Shark 4 series, OnePlus 9 series, Moto G100, Realme 8 and more incoming


After a not-so-packed third week that gave us a chance to catch our breaths, the wave of smartphone announcements for the coming week is going to be overwhelming. With phones from POCO, OnePlus, Black Shark, Honor, Vivo, realme, and Motorola, there is a lot to look forward to in the coming week.



POCO kicks off the week with a global launch event on Monday, March 22. It is believed that it will announce the POCO X3 Pro, an affordable 4G flagship killer, that will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 chipset. The Xiaomi offshoot is also expected to announce a second phone, the POCO F3 which has been reported to be a rebadge of the Redmi K40. This means the POCO F3 will have the Snapdragon 870 5G processor powering it, a super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and 48MP triple rear cameras.

Vivo X60 series launch date for global markets

Vivo X60 series heads to India but the first stop is Malaysia

The Vivo X60 series will be making its way to India on March 25 but before then, it will make its first stop in Malaysia on Monday, March 22, for its global debut. It has been reported that the camera-centric phones will drop the Exynos 1080 chipset found in the China model for the Snapdragon 870 processor.

Vivo Y72 5G
Vivo Y72 5G

Vivo Y72 5G

Vivo will try to grab more of the spotlights on Monday when it unveils its new mid-range 5G phone, the Vivo Y72 5G in Thailand. This phone will have a MediaTek chipset at its heart, a 5000mAh battery, and 64MP triple rear cameras.

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OnePlus 9 Series and OnePlus Watch

OnePlus takes over on Tuesday, March 23, for the launch of the OnePlus 9 series. Three phones are expected at the launch which should simultaneously hold in India, Europe, and the United States. There is the top-of-the-line OnePlus 9 Pro which will come along with a standard variant called the OnePlus 9 while an India-exclusive OnePlus 9R will also be announced. The much-awaited OnePlus Watch will also be unveiled at the event. China will get its own launch event on the following day.

Black Shark 4 featured

Black Shark 4 series

On the same Tuesday, Black Shark will be unveiling its new gaming smartphones – the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro. These two phones will come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 888 processor respectively, 144Hz AMOLED screens, 4500mAh batteries, and support for 120W fast wired charging. The phones will also have motorized shoulder buttons that retract into the frame when not needed.


Amazfit T-Rex Pro Steel Blue Featured

Huami’s Amazfit T-Rex goes pro

If you don’t want to grab the OnePlus Watch, then you may be interested in Huami’s Amazfit T-Rex Pro smartwatch which is launching on March 23 too. This is a rugged smartwatch and it will be arriving with new features such as a new BioTracker PPG sensor and a revamped operating system.

Honor V40 Light Luxury Edition

Another Honor V40 phone, this time it’s “light and luxurious

The Honor V40 5G launched earlier this year as the manufacturer’s first phone following its split from Huawei. Now, it is getting a sibling that will be sold as the Honor V40 Light Luxury Edition and it is also coming on March 23.

The phone looks premium with its curved display and eye-catching rear design. It has been reported it will have support for 66W fast charging, so you can refill its 3800mAh battery in under an hour.

Realme 8 Pro

realme C25 and realme 8 series

realme has two events next week. The first will hold in Indonesia on March 23

and it plans to unveil the realme C25 smartphone, a budget MediaTek-powered phone with a 6000mAh battery capacity.

The following day, March 24, realme India will take the wraps off the realme 8 series. This will be a bigger event with not only more phones but more fanfare as the phones are realme’s challengers to the Redmi Note 10 series.

Moto G100 launch

Motorola Edge S goes global as the Moto G100

Towards the end of last year, Motorola announced that the first Moto G smartphone with a Snapdragon 800 series processor is coming this year. On Thursday, March 25, the phone will arrive as the Moto G100. The device should be familiar to those who have been following Motorola’s announcements this year as it is a rebadge of the China-exclusive Motorola Edge S, the first flagship killer of 2021. We are excited nonetheless.

iQOO Z3 launch date


The iQOO Z3 5G is scheduled to launch in China on March 25. Reports say the phone will come with a Snapdragon processor, an FHD+ display with a 144Hz refresh rate, and support for 55W fast charging.



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