Many years ago, the phones we know today would have been classed as alien. The phones of old consisted of tiny screens, huge bezels and the weight more consistent of a palm sized stone. Almost two decades later consistent technological evolution has allowed the smartphone to lead the way with technological innovation, revolutionizing the internal and external specifications, improved software and advanced processors pushing the boundaries of possibilities.
If you are planning a smartphone upgrade in 2020, you might want to read our list of top 10 smartphones upcoming in 2020 before you dip into your wallet. Companies like Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, google, sony and Microsoft are all pushing the limitations on research and development to design the new and latest smartphone in 2020. As brands like Samsung and Huawei have introduced foldable devices, many brands such as Xiaomi are working on their own foldable device.
5G also takes a step forward into the light allowing even faster connectivity, smartphone manufacturers are expected to launch a slew of smartphones with the latest tech and trends in 2020.
Best Upcoming Smartphones in 2020
Let’s dive into the list of Top phones coming out in 2020.
Apple iPhone XII or Apple iPhone 12
The next iPhone XII, we’ll see an OLED screen and 5G as standard.
In the next line of apple 2020 smartphones, As Artificial intelligence grows, Apple is working on a new series of chips called the “bionic chips”. These bionic chips were meant for aiding boost the AI-powered processes. Maybe we could see more functionality from the iphone XII as the technological world around smartphones also continues to grow.
We may also see different camera modes and even better AI-powered camera features.
Apple iPhone X Fold
Apple made a new iPhone release in 2019 with the release of the iphone 11 range. Iphone 11, iphone 11 Pro, iPhone Pro max. (see the comparison between the iphone Xs MAX vs iphone pro max). There is news that Apple has also patented its foldable smartphone technology and is now rumored to be launching Apple’s first foldable iphone in 2020. There are Apple rumor is suggesting the name will be “Apple iPhone X Fold” which is surely going to be one of the best upcoming smartphones in 2020.
Samsung Galaxy S11
One of the best upcoming smartphone in 2020 from Samsung Galaxy-S series is expected to be the new Samsung Galaxy S11 with some features of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 like the 45W fast charging and an even better camera than the Samsung galaxy s10 series. According to reports, the Samsung galaxy s11 will take the route of apple and decide to remove the headphone jack. The galaxy s10 front facing camera will be under the display similar to the onePlus 7 and onePlus 7T front facing cameras.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
Google is developing an Android OS for the foldable smartphones as the trend for foldable devices increases. Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is rumored to come with a 6000mAh battery with an improved folding mechanism. Galaxy Fold 2019 did come with some design flaws and Samsung will surely be looking to correct these discrepancies in the new Samsung Galaxy Fold 2.
Xiaomi Mi 10
In 2019, Xiaomi released the Mi 9 flagship smartphone and is allegedly planning its successor the new Xiaomi Mi 10. The rumors would suggest that the design will be improved with a dual front camera with smaller holes on the screen for more screen space alongside it being Xiaomi first phone with a four-lens rear camera.
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.
Xiaomi phones are remarkable android phones that are affordable and great value. Xiaomi also offer the latest features and designs. No doubt Xiaomi Mi 10 is one of the best upcoming smartphone in 2020 as Xiaomi is still fledgling its Mi9 family the Mi 9 SE and Mi 9T Pro are now available in the UK. Xiaomi Mi 10 is expected to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, a gigantic with 5000mAh non-removable battery. The expected price of Xiaomi Mi 10 is £500 which is less than LG G9 and Samsung Galaxy S11 upcoming 2020 smartphones.
Microsoft Andromeda Foldable Phone
Codenamed as Andromeda, Microsoft has been reportedly working on a foldable device for years and it is strongly rumored we could see it in 2020.
The phone is designed without any buttons and could come with a stylus like a Microsoft Surface laptop. It will be a smartphone/tablet hybrid with the functionality of tablet by folding out and the functionality of a smartphone by folding into half. Microsoft is also planning some useful in-built apps to work on dual-screen and foldable devices to help modify its Windows platform.
Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro were a great addition to the Chinese Smartphone giant in 2019 and it is going to launch its successor to the P30 flagship in March 2020. Huawei P40 will also stick to its similar multiple release structures with the P40 Pro and P40 Lite models coming out in 2020. Huawei has now revealed its OS Harmony (in China), and there are rumors that P40 will run the OS Harmony rather than Android OS.
Huawei P series is smartphones are known for its cameras and Huawei P40 will have five rear camera setup. The expected launch date is March, 2020 alongside a 5G variant.
Nokia is expected to launch upcoming smartphone in 2020 which is named Nokia 10. Nokia seemed to be out of the race however the company is trying to join the flagship smartphone race with the Nokia 10 in 2020. The Nokia 10 is said to have 48 MP wide-angle and telephoto dual camera with sensors on its rear with 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization. It will have 20MP front facing camera. As per reports, it will feature rear 5 camera setup with a flash module. ZEISS Optics are given the responsibility of camera lenses and this has the possibility of being the best camera phone of 2020.
With Android 10 and 5G variant, Nokia 10 is going to be one of the best upcoming smartphone in 2020.
The OnePlus 8 is likely to come in two different models like the previous devices. It will most certainly have an improved camera and a bigger battery as it will have a larger display than the oneplus 7. 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 expect it to have a better HDR display so users can enjoy watching and streaming videos to the fullest.
Xiaomi Mi Flex
Xiaomi Mi Flex is in the process of joining the list of brands with foldable smartphones. Xiaomi Mi Flex will feature dual displays, a big screen at the front and a secondary display at top back.
It will have a triple camera setup, hidden earpiece and a pop-up in display front facing camera with an excellent design. It will cost 50% less than the big brands whilst having an innovative design and a high-end processor. It will run on Android 9.0 Pie and is expected to come with a price tag of around £700.
The Bottom Line
So, this was our list of upcoming smartphones in 2020. 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.
Much like 2019, 2020 looks to be a great year for smartphone brands. Samsung will try to push ahead and maintain leadership in the chart, taking first place, while Huawei will do its best to become the number one smartphone in the world. This may be the year Apple takes back its title of best smartphone for the Iphone XII. The future of smartphones in 2020 looks to be even greater than 2019.