Top 10 Gadgets of China 2019

As a tech media news outlet based in China, Pandaily has been following China’s most influential Chinese tech companies throughout 2019. Now we have compiled a list of our favorite gadgets from 2019.

OPPO Reno 3 Pro

OPPO’s first 5G phone, the world’s thinnest dual-mode 5G phone

Release date: December, 2019
Chipset: Snapdragon 765G
Display: 6.5-inch curved AMOLED display
Storage: 8 GB + 128 GB
Battery: 4025mAh, VOOC 4.0 fast charge
Camera: rear quad camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP, selfie 32MP
Price: starting at ~$570

OPPO Reno 3 series 5G smartphone
OPPO Reno 3 series 5G smartphone (Source: OPPO)

OPPO has launched a series of OPPO Reno phones during this past year, and recently released its first 5G phone – OPPO Reno 3 Pro. The impressive OPPO Reno 3 Pro comes with a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a brand-new Snapdragon 765G processor, Qualcomm’s first SoC with integrated 5G support, a tiny punch-hole cutout for the 32MP front camera and a quad rear camera setup. OPPO claims that the new phone is the thinnest dual-mode 5G phone available on the market.

OnePlus 7T Pro

Top-tier specs and exquisite design

Release date: October 2019
Chipset: Snapdragon 855+
Display: 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED
Camera: rear triple-camera 48MP+8MP+16MP, selfie motorized pop-up 16MP
Battery: 4,085 mAh, Warp Charge 30T
Price: starting from $780

OnePlus 7T Pro is the latest and greatest flagship phone from OnePlus. Its top-tier specs and stylish design make it a strong competitor at the high-end of the Android market. The 7T Pro specifications are very similar to both the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7T. Both phones sport 90Hz fluid displays, however, the 7T Pro is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 855 plus powerhouse — a bigger battery supporting the new Warp Charge 30T standard that’s up to 23% faster than that of the OnePlus 7 Pro. Also the phone has solid camera performance.

Xiaomi CC9 Pro/ Mi Note 10 Pro

The world’s first 108MP penta-camera beast

Release date: November, 2019
Chipset: Snapdragon 730G
Display: 6.47 AMOLED
Camera: rear penta-camera (a 108MP main camera); selfie 32MP
Storage: 6GB + 64GB
Battery: 5,260mAh battery and 30W fast charge
Price: starting from $400

Xiaomi CC9 Pro, or Mi Note 10 as its known internationally, is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to feature a 108MP penta-camera and a curved display. The high-end camera phone has received a DxOMark score of 121, which ties with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro for the highest overall camera score, and better than iPhone 11 Pro, Google Pixel 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to name a few. Xiaomi CC9 Pro is one of the best Xiaomi flagship phones in 2019, offering a 6.47-inch curved display with TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification, a water-drop notch, and a large 5,260mAh battery supporting fast charging. It’s powered by a mid-range Snapdragon 730g chipset and its pricing starts from around $400.

Huawei Mate X Foldable

Huawei’s first foldable smartphone

Release date: July 2019
Chipset: HUAWEI Kirin 980 + Balong 5000
Display: 6.6-inch front, 6.38-inch rear (folded), 8-inch OLED tablet (unfolded)
Storage: 8 GB + 512 GB
Battery: 4500mAh battery with 55W fast-charging
Camera: rear Leica Quad Camera: 40 MP + 16 MP + 8 MP +TOF
Price: starting at ~$2,417

Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone
Huawei Mate X 5G foldable phone (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate X is Huawei’s most innovative product of 2019, featuring 5G and a folding design. The foldable phone has a 6.6-inch display when folded and an 8-inch OLED screen when you flip it open, and supports 5G connectivity, which is said to be four times faster than 4G. This cutting-edge flagship phone made its first debut at MWC 2019 on February. Sales began in October. Even with a high price tag of $2,417 — more expensive than Samsung Galaxy Fold — it was sold out within 10 minutes of its release.

Motorola Razr

Motorola Razr comes back after decades

Release date: July 2019
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Display: 6.2-inch POLED
Storage: 8 GB + 128 GB
Battery: 2510 mAh battery with 15W TurboPower fast-charge
Camera: rear 16 MP camera, selfie 5MP camera
Price: starting at ~$1,500

Motorola's new foldable smartphone Motorola Razr
Motorola’s new foldable smartphone Motorola Razr (Source: Motorola)

The classic Motorola Razr flip phone is back in 2019 as an Android smartphone with a foldable display. When unfolded, the Razr has a 6.2-inch display, slim at 6.9mm thin, about the thickness of an old iPhone 6. When folded, it’s thicker at 14 mm, but the Razr is still thinner than Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. The Motorola Razr is expected to be available next January, costing around $1,500.

SEE ALSO: Best Foldable Phones: Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, Motorola Razr, and More

Vivo NEX 3 5G

The world’s first WaterFall View curved display

Release date: September 2019
Chipset: Snapdragon 855+
Display: 6.89-inch flexible OLED screen
Storage: 12 GB + 512 GB
Battery: 4500 mAh, 44W fast charging support
Camera: rear triple-camera 64MP+13MP + 13MP, selfie pop-up 16MP
Price: starting at ~$810

Vivo’s 5G-ready NEX 3 sports the world’s first “WaterFall View” curved OLED display, a 6.89-inch bezel-less screen with an incredible screen-to-body ratio of 99.6%, and a faster pop-up front camera and rear triple-camera headlined by a 64MP sensor. Many people compare the vivo NEX 3 with the Samsung Galaxy 10 plus. The two share many familiar features, but the Vivo NEX 3 has a slight edge.

Realme X2 Pro

Realme’s first high-end flagship phone

Release date: October 2019
Chipset: Snapdragon 855+
Display: 6.5-inch display
Storage: 6 GB + 64 GB
Battery: 4,000 mAh, 50W SuperVOOC charging
Camera: rear quad-camera 64MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP, selfie 16MP
Price: starting at ~$380

Realme X2 Pro is the first high-end flagship phone the brand released in 2019. It offers a silky-smooth 90Hz super AMOLED panel and 6.5-inch display. Realme X2 Pro has very solid photographic performance. Featuring a V-shaped notch housing a 16MP lens and a 64MP quad camera setup, it can capture videos at 4K resolution with a max frame rate of 60fps and slow-motion videos at up to 960fps. The 4,000 mAh battery supports powerful 50W SuperVOOC charging, which can take the device from dead to full in just 30 minutes.

Nreal Light AR Glasses

Lightweight design and aggressive pricing

Release date: In early 2020
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Operating System: Android OS
Field of View: 52 degrees
Image: 1080p resolution per eye, up to 1,000 nits brightness
Connectivity :USB-C
Weight: Headset: 0.2 pounds (88g); Computing unit: 0.4 pounds (170g); Detachable controller: 0.1 pounds (23g)
Battery Life: About 3 hours with computing unit
Price: Consumer kit for $499

Nreal Light AR Glasses
Nreal Light AR Glasses (Source: Nreal)

Compared to the heavy AR/VR headsets in the market, the consumer-focused Nreal Light AR Glasses weigh only 88 grams, as lightweight as a pair of sunglasses. Nreal claims that the AR Glasses offer a high quality 1080p, 52-degree field of view Lightguide display with vivid 3D content and can be worn for hours at a time. Nreal Light mixed reality wearable has its own 6DoF tracking system with SLAM mapping, plane detection, and image tracking, but it will require a USB-C connection to supply the visual content.

Amazfit Stratos 3

Huami’s most advanced sports watch

Release date: September 2019
Display: 1.34-inch Full Moon color display
Heart rate tracker: 24/7 heart rate tracking
Waterproof: 5ATM, up to 50m water-resistant
Activity tracking: 19 different sports modes
GPS: Battery lasts up to 70 hours with the GPS on
Battery: 300mAh, lasts up to 14 days
Compatibility: Android/iOS
Price: $180

Amazfit Stratos 3 was officially brought to international consumers by Huami Technology at the IFA 2019 Show. The sports watch has a customized 1.34-inch Full Moon low-power color display from JDI, which is also an Apple Watch supplier, and its transflective screen makes it readable under bright sunlight. The brighter the light, the clearer the screen. Featuring 19 different sports modes, a 5ATM waterproof rating and daily fitness tracking, Amazfit Stratos 3 is the most advanced sport smartwatch in Amazfit history.

DJI Mavic Mini

DJI’s smallest, lightest, and cheapest drone

Release date: October 2019
Weight: 249 g. Ultralight
Battery: 2400 mAh
Flight time:30-min Max. Flight Time
Video Transmission: 4 km. HD
Camera: 3-Axis Gimbal 2.7K Camera
Price: around $386

DJI Mavic Mini
DJI Mavic Mini (Source: DJI)

The DJI Mavic mini is DJI’s first ultralight drone. With a weight of 249 grams on takeoff, it’s not required to be registered for flying. This mini drone is small in size, easy to fly and folds up neatly. Pricing at a budget-friendly $386, the new Mavic Mini is probably the first high quality camera carrying drone available to the public. DJI Mavic Mini has 30 minutes of flight time to shoot exceptional 2.7K HD video and impressive 12MP aerial photos.