Smartphones have come along a long way. A few years back we were using phones with bulky appearance, tiny screens, and snail speed internet. With each year new upgrades in features, design, and technology have been introduced. Bulky appearance transforms into sleek designs. Small screens into large screens with edges, keypads are long replaced by touch screens and slow 2G internet has upgraded to 5G with lightening-speed connection.
What 2020 is going to introduce in terms of upcoming smartphones? What smartphones manufacturer’s giant like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, etc have in their bags? In this article let’s see how 2020 will be the revolution of smartphones.
BEST UPCOMING SMARTPHONES OF 2020
#1. SAMSUNG GALAXY S11
Samsung is always anticipated to bring something new in the market. The leaked patent photos of, supposed to be unveiled in 2020, Samsung Galaxy S11 would have an expandable screen and a fully bezel-less display. According to some recent reports the colors are predicted to be black, white, blue and pink for S11.
Interestingly, some stuff like a codename for Galaxy S11 is predicted to be “Picasso” by some well-known tricksters. There is going to be Note 10 like camera hole but much smaller in Galaxy S11.
Samsung had unveiled its new advanced camera sensor, capable of capturing 64-megapixel images at the highest pixels resolution of 0.8μm In May 2019. There are 99% chances that Samsung will use this camera in S11 and it’s other upcoming smartphones. This 64-megapixel camera will be an apex upgrade from the 12-megapixel camera.
#2. APPLE IPHONE XII
iPhone XR LCD screen didn’t get the expected response. On iPhone XII we may see a complete change to OLED screens. Needless to say, the iPhone of the next generation will definitely have the support of the 5G network. Besides that, we can really expect some incredible AI-based things. Apple is working on new-gen bionic chips which are new in the series of chips. These chips are specifically designed to automate processes powered by AI.
There is a chance that Apple may come up with powerful Artificial Intelligence prove based camera features. According to a report on social media, it suggests that expected iPhones in 2020 will have wider antenna lines to ensure device 5G connectivity.
#3. XIAOMI MI 10
Seems like Xiaomi is going to launch an impressive smartphone in 2020. If the rumors are true than Xiaomi Mi 10 will have 6.5 inches display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. This smartphone will be powered by Adreno 730 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with 12 Gigs of RAM.
It is expected to have 64/128/256GB invariants in the onboard internal storage. A memory slot which accepted up to 512 GB space. As per rumored Xiaomi Mi, 10 will be another 5G supported smartphone powered by 5000 mAh non-removable battery out of the box.
#4. MOTO RAZR V4
Motorola Razr was first introduced in 2004. It was extremely successful and, up to date, have the world’s best selling clamshell phone. Due to the thin profile and distinctive look, over 130 million units were sold in the span of four years. The shocking news is that Motorola Razr is planning a come back with a price range of over $1500 which makes it more expensive than iPhone XS MAX.
The phone may become a foldable screen. The lightweight and foldable model based on OLED makes the approach to clamshell simpler. There is a secondary camera in the center as per the patent images and a single-lens camera at the upper half of the back. Moto Razr is expected, as before, with great scale cashing.
Rumors are that Motorola has signed an agreement with Verizon to distribute Razr across the US.
Many pictures and specifications have been leaked about the Moto Razr in 2019. An upgraded version as Razr 2 is expected to be next in line.
#5. NOKIA 10
Another 5G supported smartphone in 2020, this one is a much-awaited device from the fan base of Nokia company. Nokia 10 will be fitted on the optimal front with a combination of two 48 megapixel lenses. One wide-angle and the other telephoto lens that offers 4-axis OIS on the back. On the front users will be able to use the 16mp snapper for selfies and other uses, with the capability of recording 1080p and 4K videos, which is also expected.
A display of 6.0 to 6.5 is suggested by the render images. Some other features such as water-resistant, dust resistant, a quick charge of 4+ and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
#6. SAMSUNG GALAXY F 2
2020 is going to have a number of foldable smartphones. Not just Motorola, Samsung is going to introduce it’s second foldable smartphone called Galaxy F 2 in 2020. Samsung has already introduced its variant in 2019 and now gearing up for the modified version. The main reason for the sudden trends in the foldable devices is the development of efficient Android OS for foldable interfaces by Google.
It is rumored that Galaxy F2 is going to have a battery capacity of 6000 mAh. 2020 is going to be a big year for Samsung smartphones. Galaxy F 2 will be the modified version of Galaxy fold. All the issues reported for Galaxy Fold seem to be resolved in this version along with some extra features.
#7. APPLE IPHONE X FOLD
There are strong rumors that Apple is going to introduce it’s first foldable smartphone, iPhone X Fold, in 2020. The patented images confirm that the upcoming smartphone is foldable. Nothing is officially confirmed about this device.
Apple is expected to use it’s top-notch hardware inside and out. Price will be expected to be high as Samsung foldable smartphone, about $2k.
#8. MICROSOFT ANDROMEDA FOLDABLE PHONE
Microsoft is one of the biggest names in the tech companies, now they are trying to spread their wings in the smartphone industry. Microsoft helped Nokia when it was on it’s low.
Now it is strongly rumored that Microsoft is going to introduce its foldable smartphone with codename “Andromeda” in the year 2020.
They seem to have big plans to invest in the foldable devices field, the company is looking to modify the Windows platform for the foldable device and also planning to make many useful in-built apps to work on foldable or dual-screen devices. After listening to all the rumors, it is safe to say that Microsoft is planning something big for 2020.
#9. GOOGLE PIXEL 5
Google launch it’s Pixel 4 series in 2019. The year 2020 is going to be an exciting year for smartphone fans, there will be lots of future devices along with Google Pixel 5. With the upgrading technologies each year Google is expected to introduce something very fascinating. Android is owned by Google and they always have some exclusive out of the box feature for their devices. Pixel 5 is expected to be an awesome device from Google.
Google devices are always optimized even though there is not much RAM or battery, but each part of the device is very well optimized. There is not much information about the specifications of Google Pixel 5 but it is expected to be another foldable smartphone in the competition.
#10. HUAWEI P40
Huawei is known to launch its P series before MWC (Mobile World Congress) normally. According to some sources, the name is expected to be Huawei P400 but bets are on P40 as its predecessor was P30.
Huawei P40 devices are famous for their photography. It is rumored that Huawei P40 Pro will have the fifth camera which is going to go against the configuration of Nokia 9’s Penta lens Camera. Expectations are it will be armed with HiSilicon Kirin 990 Chipset which has already been tested for Huawei Mate 30.
#11. ONEPLUS 8 AND 8T
OnePlus is a well-known smartphone manufacturer in the world and its sales are increasing daily.
Due to the budget-friendly devices, OnePlus has a large fan base in countries like India and China. OnePlus 7 series was one of the best smartphones from specification to price.
The OnePlus 8 series is expected to be packed with non-exclusive features like 5G compatibility, punch hole camera which will be a new experiment, stunning curved screen with fewer bezels compared to OnePlus 7 and a 6.5-inch screen with 8.1mm thickness.
It looks like 2020 is going to be a new age in the foldable devices. Whether they will succeed, is yet to see? Samsung rarely fails to deliver and Motorola is cashing it’s already successful Razr series. Apple is keeping its cards really close so the rumors of foldable devices by Apple are yet to be confirmed. 2020 will bring a substantial shift from 4G to 5G networks.
Chances are there will be 100% bezel-less smartphones in 2020 and it seems like Samsung will be the first one to launch a 100% bezel-less phone. AI will be something really big. All in all 2020 will be looking forward to by people, and selection will be difficult with all the options.