Smartphones have come a long way, from those tiny screens slow devices to today’s big-screen fast and smooth smartphones. Some brands like Samsung and Huawei have also introduced foldable devices while many brands like Xiaomi are working on foldable technology. This year we were also introduced with 5G modem and use of Artificial Intelligence for improved performance. But what’s coming next? Well this is an interesting question as the year 2020 will be a revolutionary year for the smartphone market. With increasing competition, smartphone companies are working on more advanced and interesting stuff and the results have started to come.
In 2020, we will see more uniquely and innovatively designed smartphones with improved software and advanced processor. The smartphone camera has also come a long way and today phones are coming with a multiple-lens module. Next year smartphone cameras will get a boost too with more improved lenses.
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Best Upcoming Smartphones in 2020
Every brand has planned unique devices and with lots of rumors circulating we are left with lots of curiosity. Here we have summed up most anticipated upcoming smartphones which are expected to launch next year so you get an idea what’s in the future.
#1 Apple iPhone X Fold
Samsung recently introduced its foldable device in MWC and there is news that Apple has also patented its foldable smartphone technology. So it is expected that we could see Apple’s first foldable device in 2020.
A render has also been created by a fan on Apple’s patent that looks excellent. It is likely to be 50% more expensive than other high-end foldable devices. However, all this information is rumored and made us more curious about the foldable phone.
#2 Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
Samsung introduced its first foldable smartphone in 2019 and they are preparing its next-generation variant too.
The trend of foldable devices is increasing as Google is developing an efficient Android OS for foldable smartphones. Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may come with a 6000mAh battery capacity and an improved folding mechanism.
There were some troubles in the design of Galaxy Fold and Samsung will rectify all those mistakes in Fold 2.
#3 Xiaomi Mi Flex
Xiaomi is in the process of joining the list of brands with foldable smartphones with Xiaomi Mi Flex. Mi Flex will feature dual displays, a big screen at the front and a secondary display at top back.
It will sport triple camera setup, hidden earpiece and a pop-up selfie camera in a superb design. It has an innovative design and a high-end processor at a cost half than other big brands. It will run on Android 9.0 Pie and is expected to come with a price tag of $700.
#4 Moto Razr V4
Motorola’s Razr clamshell phone was a big hit, in four years it sold 130 million units and became the world’s best-selling clamshell phone. Now Motorola Razr is coming back but now with a foldable design and a price tag of around $1500!
As per the patent images it has dual display with a secondary display at the centre and a camera on the upper half of the rear side. It will sport a flexible and foldable OLED-based design for facilitating the clamshell approach. There are also rumors that the brand has also signed a deal with Verizon to distribute the device all over the United States.
#5 Apple iPhone XII
Apple’s latest smartphone iPhone XR featured an LCD display got a lukewarm response. So in the next iPhone XII, we can see OLED screen and 5G modem.
In the next generation of smartphones, AI will be a big thing and Apple is working on a new series of chips called the bionic chips. These chips are meant for accelerating AI-powered processes. This smarthphone will be fully waterproof.
We will also see some cool AI-powered camera features like different modes and a personalized camera app for studying aesthetic preferences of the user to adjust the camera setting accordingly.
#6 Microsoft Andromeda Foldable Phone
Microsoft has been reportedly working on a foldable device for years codenamed as Andromeda and it rumored that we could finally see it next year.
The phone has a clamshell design without any buttons and may come with a stylus like a Surface laptop. It will be a smartphone/tablet hybrid with the functionality of tablet by folding out and a smartphone by folding into half.
Microsoft is also looking to modify its Windows platform for foldable devices and is also planning some useful in-built apps to work on dual-screen and foldable devices.
#7 Nokia 10
Earlier we have seen smartphones like Nokia 1020 and Nokia 808 PureView camera with unique camera features and some reports state that next year we could see a unique 5G Nokia phone called Nokia 10.
As per reports, it will feature rear 5 camera setup with a flash module. Leaked photos show a circular Penta camera setup along with a flash and a laser auto-focus sensor too.
It may sport a 20MP front camera or a dual-camera setup. ZEISS Optics are given the responsibility of camera lenses and this could be the best camera phone of 2020.
#8 Samsung Galaxy S11
Samsung always comes up with some interesting and surprising stuffs like it did with Galaxy Fold. This time some leaked patent images show a fully bezel-less smartphone, Samsung S11.
So, where do the front camera, charging port and head jack go? According to reports, this smartphone may feature an under-display camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, wireless charging and you may have to use wireless earphones for music.
It is going to be an exciting device and world’s first completely bezel-less smartphone.
#9 Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi launched its Mi 9 flagship smartphones this year and is reportedly planning its successor the Xiaomi Mi 10.
Rumors suggest that it will have an improved design with a dual front camera with minimal holes for more screen space and it could be the company’s first phone with the four-lens rear camera setup.
The setup is divided into two parts, one in the upper left corner and other at right. It is said to run on Snapdragon 865 flagship SoC with 8GB/10GB RAM options. It is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020 and will be the most affordable flagship among big brands.
#10 OnePlus 8
OnePlus introduces new lines of phones every year since the launch of OnePlus 1 in 2014, recently it unveiled OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro and we can expect an improved OnePlus 8 next year.
It is likely to come in two different models like the previous devices. It is likely to have an improved camera and a bigger battery as it will have a large display. The 48MP camera in OnePlus phones is not up to the mark so we expect the next-gen phone to come with a camera that could capture fine details for overall good image quality.
We also expect it to come with an improved HDR display so users can enjoy watching and streaming videos to the fullest.
So, this was our list of upcoming smartphones of 2020 and we know you are as excited about these devices as we are. If you enjoyed reading do let us know what you think about this advanced upcoming technology or what you would like to see in future smartphones.