Smartphone users never had it so good: with prices of their favorite devices dropping and features becoming incredibly cutting-edge and customized, they’re becoming increasingly spoilt for choice. As the smartphone battle heats up in 2020, the two main trends to watch out for will be 5G and smart cameras. One thing is clear though-Apple is not the clear favourite. With modern technology and never before seen features, many brands are giving the iconic iPhone a run for its money. We bring you a roundup of some of the most anticipated devices for the coming year
Nokia 10 will feature 6 cameras and an LED flash – an upgrade to the five camera feature found on the Nokia 9, which produced 60-megapixel photographs. The new Nokia will also be equipped with a 6K video camera, two 12MP RBG sensors and two 12MP monochrome sensors. The six cameras will be able to act at once, to capture enough information to enable users to adjust the focus of the photograph afterwards.
Xiaomi is preparing to launch two versions of its Mi 10 – the vanilla Xiaomi Mi 10 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. The phones are expected to woo users with their rapid charging technology and it is believed that the Mi 10 Pro will be able to charge fully in just 35 minutes. The Mi 10 will support 50W charging, as well as some sort of wireless fast charging, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Apple iPhone X Fold/iPhone 12
While 2019 was a momentous one for Apple, 2020 is expected to witness a resurgence of its iPhone sales, with 5G and other cutting-edge features prompting users to upgrade. Although it’s too early to tell, the iPhone 12 is expected to kill the notch, in-display Touch ID functionality and at feature least two new sizes. The iPhone X Fold may be launched as a rival to challenge Samsung.
Huawei has said it will launch the P40 in March 2020, and is expected to sport a host of contemporary features. It is rumored that the P40 will feature a 6.1-6.2 inches, flat screen and move to an HD+OLED display. The Huawei P40 Pro is also said to feature 5G as standard, eliminating the need to pick up another dedicated variant.
Samsung Galaxy S11
One Plus 8
One Plus is expected to announce the One Plus 8 and 8 Pro in the first half of 2020. Unlike the tear drop design on the One Plus 7 T, the 8 and 8 pro will feature a punch hole design for its devices. Interestingly, the OnePlus 8 is expected to have an IP53 rating, while the OnePlus 8 Pro has an IP68 rating – meaning that these are a lot more waterproof than previous devices.
Microsoft Andromeda Foldable Smartphones
Andromeda foldable smartphones have been considered dead, but they are all set to make a comeback in 2020. A device that Microsoft has been working on since 2016, the features on these phones are the subject of much conjecture, but what is known is that the handset will feature a clamshell design with no buttons, and can be folded into a complete tablet.