A list of the most hotly anticipated smartphones this year
Let’s dive right in.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20
This one’s going to be a powerhouse. It’s expected to utilize the 120Hz display of the S20 series, the camera from the S20+, and of course, come standard with the versatile S Pen. Like the Note 10, the Note 20 is likely to be launched in two sizes sometime around August 2020.
Nokia 9.2 PureView
The Nokia 9.1 with the rumored Snapdragon 855 version never happened. Instead, Nokia will apparently upgrade the Nokia 9 with the Snapdragon 865. The processor and the work required to get the new hardware working with the camera system is probably why the phone will only be launched around August 2020.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2/ Galaxy Z Fold 2
Samsung is updating the original Fold with new-gen technology. It is expected that the new Fold will be a flagship-grade phone with all the processing and imaging power to go with it. Two 12.0 MP rear cameras will serve as the main image capture, and a 10.0 MP camera will take on front-facing responsibilities. But the main feature is the folding screen and the hideaway hinge.
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 5G
There were rumors about the 2020 iPhone 12 even before the iPhone 11 was launched. Whispers of a squarer design, notch-less OLED display, and 5G capability have reached our ears. But who knows if it could all be too good to be true? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Google Pixel 4a
Google’s fantastic camera in an affordable package. It just makes perfect sense. It’ll be sold with the punch hole front camera, 3.5mm headphone socket, and a single camera on the back. It could just arrive in May 2020. What we’re waiting to see is whether there will be a Pixel 4a XL as well.
OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
The punch hole front camera design of the OnePlus 8 has already leaked. Its curved display, the punch hole, and the triple rear camera design make it look very close to a Samsung phone. The 8 is expected to get the Snapdragon 865 and may arrive around April 2020. The 8 Pro may just sport a 120 Hz display.
Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro
While this phone is official, its February 13, 2020 launch was canceled for obvious reasons. Two versions of this phone exist. Both get a 6.67-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The Mi Pro gets a more advanced rear camera.