Last year saw the launch of a number of good smartphones including the iPhone XR, OnePlus 6T, Vivo NEX, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and others. But which are the most anticipated smartphones of this year? Here, we have made a list of smartphones that are the most talked about and awaited and are set to be launched this year. Take a look:
Samsung Galaxy F
The first smartphone on our list has to be the foldable phone from Samsung. We got a glimpse of it at the company’s developer conference in November last year and the phone also made an appearance at the CES 2019. And now, Samsung has hinted that it will be launching its Galaxy F smartphone at its Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20. Coming to the specifications, Samsung Galaxy F comes with a 7.3-inch AMOLED screen that can be folded in the middle. The device has a secondary 4.6-inch AMOLED display that appears when it is folded and it comes with Samsung’s new interface called OneUI that is based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Samsung Galaxy S10
We are really looking forward to Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup. Numerous reports have been surfacing online about the device for months now. Till now, it has been reported that Samsung will be launching three smartphones in its Galaxy S10 lineup. While two of these will be Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10+, the third will be a Lite variant of the device. It has also been reported that the smartphones will come with an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that will cover around 30% of their screens, one of the variants will have 12GB of RAM and 1TB storage and all three will sport Infinity-O displays. The devices are set to be launched on February 20 at the Galaxy Unpacked event.
We will have to wait till September to see these, but renders of the upcoming iPhones have started surfacing online already. While the first set of renders were leaked by Onleaks in collaboration with Digit.in, the second ones came from a technology blog CompareRaja. Although the renders were very different, the one thing they had in common was the triple rear camera set up on the back panel. As of now, there is no word on the specifications of the upcoming iPhones.
We had to have this smartphone on our list. Although as of now there’s no word on when OnePlus is releasing its next flagship smartphone, reports about it have started surfacing online. A picture of the upcoming OnePlus 7 surfaced online recently and it shows that the smartphone comes with a camera slider, much like Oppo Find X. Prior to this, renders of the smartphone had also surfaced on GizmoChina which claim that the device will sport a 24MP selfie camera, a 4,150mAh battery, and a triple rear camera setup.
OnePlus 5G phone
With a number of smartphone companies joining the 5G bandwagon this year, we can’t expect OnePlus to be left behind. The company has said that in addition to its two regular flagships that it launches every year, it will also be launching a 5G smartphone as a part of a different range. Not much is known about the 5G smartphone by OnePlus, but the company has said that it will be using the Snapdragon 855 SoC in it.
Samsung 5G Phone
Samsung has also announced that it will be launching a 5G-enabled smartphone in 2019 which will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor. Although it has not been confirmed, reports suggest that Samsung will be launching a 5G variant of its Galaxy S10 smartphone.
Honor View 20
Honor View 20’s global launch is set for January 22. The device has already been launched in China and will be getting unveiled for the rest of the world in Paris later this month. Honor View 20 features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ TFT LCD display and is powered by 7nm octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor clubbed with 6GB/8GB RAM. The smartphone runs Android 9.0 Pie skinned with MagicUI 2.0.1, Honor View 20 houses a 4,000mAh battery and sports a dual rear camera setup. We would have to wait a few more days to know about its pricing and availability details.
Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite
The two mid-range smartphones by Google will reportedly launch by Spring 2019. While Pixel 3 Lite is said to be powered by Snapdragon 670 SoC, the Pixel 3 XL Lite will reportedly run Snapdragon 710 SoC and come with 6GB of RAM. The former is reported to sport a 5.5-inch display, while the latter will feature a 6-inch screen. We would have to wait to know more about the smartphones.
Nokia 9 PureView
From what we know so far, Nokia 9 PureView smartphone will come with 5G support, sport five cameras on its back panel, and feature a 2K display true edge-to-edge display with camera hole. However, we should mention that these are just speculations so far, and we will have to wait a little more to find out how credible they are. However, since we absolutely loved Nokia 8 Sirocco, we are surely looking forward to its predecessor.
Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition
In 2018, Chinese smartphone brand Vivo launched its NEX smartphone that was really futuristic to look at thanks to its pop-up selfie camera and notchless display. With the smartphone’s successor, the company went a step ahead and added an extra screen on the device’s back panel. This is because Vivo Nex Dual Display comes with a triple rear camera setup and no selfie camera. So the secondary screen can prove to useful when one is using the smartphone to click selfies. We are really looking forward to this smartphone getting launched in India.