Most anticipated smartphones of 2019

| February 10, 2019

We have gathered rumors and insights about the most interesting updates among the smartphones of the new year. The list of main trends includes a triple camera, a reduction in the size of the cutout above the screen and, of course, the top processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.

Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 + and others

At the Unpacked event on February 20, Samsung will present not just a couple of regular flagships, but a whole placer of new smartphones. In addition to the Galaxy S10 and S10 +, the budget version of the S10 Lite and more “fancy” S10 X are expected, which should demonstrate everything that the South Korean manufacturer has achieved.

The super flagship will have a huge screen by the standards of smartphones: a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2K or 4K and a built-in fingerprint sensor. The internal memory – Samsung decided not to waste time on things – they promise 1 TB, and the operational memory – 10 or 12 GB. Even the novelty expects four main and two front cameras, support for 5G networks and a 5000 mAh battery. The cost corresponds to the stuffing – $ 1425, and this is slightly less than what is asked for the most expensive flagship Apple.

The base S10 will have two cameras this time – the usual 12 megapixel and the wide-angle 16 megapixel with a viewing angle of 123 degrees. S10 Plus is already predicting three sensors – the third will be a “tele” on 13 megapixels. All cameras will be placed horizontally.

In addition, the 6.44-inch S10 + will get an Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 chipset, a 4000 mAh battery and a 16 + 8 megapixel dual front camera. The S10 will only have one selfie camera, a 3190 mAh battery and a 5.8 ”Super AMOLED screen. The hardware basis of the youngest 5-inch model in the lineup will be the same processor as the “older brothers”, with 4/64 or 6/128 GB of memory.

The design of smartphones was also revealed in the article on the One UI shell: it looks like the selfie camera will be in the upper right, and instead of speakers, Sound on Display technology will be used. There is also information that new smartphones will receive fast LPDDR5 RAM, which the company has already shown last year.

As for prices, according to insiders with TuttoAndroid Galaxy S10 Lite in the basic configuration with 6/128 GB of memory will cost $ 908. Galaxy S10 in the same configuration will cost $ 1056, and version 8/512 GB – $ 1340. Price S10 Plus will be $ 1193/1477 for models 6/128 and 8/512 GB, respectively. Smartphones will go on sale on March 8.

You can not ignore the folding Galaxy F. It is aimed at the most solvent audience – men over 40 who need a multitasking device for work and play. The corresponding price tag is $ 1500-2500.

The device will receive a flexible display with a diagonal of 7.3 “, branded Exynos 9820, 8 GB of RAM, 128-512 GB of flash memory, as well as two 2200 mAh batteries and, probably, a triple main camera. The case will be available in four color options – black, silver, blue and green. The company plans to roll out a test batch to the market and, if there is demand, gradually increase the production turnovers of folding models.

Xiaomi Mi 9

The new flagship of the Chinese company should get a slightly increased 6.4 ”screen compared to the previous model, a fingerprint scanner built into it and a reduced teardrop-shaped cut-out at the top. In the fingerprint sensor the surface of the scanning layer will increase – you can put your finger anywhere on the screen, which is very convenient.

Of the obvious characteristics: the new Snapdragon 855, 6 or 8 GB of RAM, a battery with a minimum capacity of 4100 mAh. It’s unclear with the camera, there are rumors about a triple module with sensors of 48, 18 and 8 Mp resolution.

A possible “killer feature” of the device is the promised support for the Quick Charge 5.0 fast charging protocol, thanks to which the battery is replenished by 80% in about half an hour, and this is already a serious plus compared to its competitors. There is a version that the Mi 9 will also support wireless fast charging.

Nokia 9 PureView

Nokia’s new product will surpass all by the number of rear cameras – the five-chamber Nokia 9 PureView is scheduled to be announced at the end of winter, most likely on the MWC 2019. The design is very ambiguous, the cameras are again developed in collaboration with Carl Zeiss, and the purpose of the sixth sensor, which is visible Renders are still unknown.

The remaining characteristics of the device look like this: 5.9-inch OLED-display, last year’s top Snapdragon 845, 4150 mAh battery, IP68 waterproof, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB drive. Some insiders promise a version on the newest Snapdragon 855 that already supports 5G networks, but it will only be available by the end of the summer.

Different versions are put forward for a fingerprint sensor: someone predicts that it will be embedded in the display, while other leak authors say that it will also signal to the user about its location using animation.

The device is priced at $ 860 or $ 920.

iPhone XXI

Information about the new Apple flagships on the Web is very small, and all that is known is only speculations and rumors that are not supported by anything. Yes, and the Chinese plant Foxconn has not yet begun assembly. Thus, the Japanese Mac resource Otakara shared information about the change to USB Type-C of the current Lightning port and the company’s total rejection of LCD screens already in 2019. It also passed the information that this year’s models will still be monobowered, but in a year it will disappear from Apple smartphones – the holes for the sensors will be made right on the screen. In addition, after a year, all models will support 5G.

In the Chinese network Weibo there is information that the displays can get a higher refresh rate from 90 to 120 Hz, and the cut-out on top of the display will decrease in size.

There is a version that the company will try to use less expensive technology for the TrueDepth camera, but this will not affect the quality of the shooting. In particular, Apple got interested in Sony’s 3D sensors. Although the supplier of components AMS from Austria announced the release of new sensors, thanks to which the dimensions of the front camera, and, therefore, the cutout in the display can be significantly reduced.

Huawei P30 / P30 Pro and Mate 30

Insider Evan Blass posted to the Network information about the following flagships of Huawei – again we can expect a breakthrough in terms of photo opportunities. The basic version of the P30, he said, will get a triple rear camera with a maximum resolution of 40 megapixels and a five-fold zoom and a 24 megapixel selfie camera. But the model with the Pro prefix will acquire a 10-fold hybrid zoom and 5-fold optical zoom, the resolution of the photo modules will be 41, 12 and 21 megapixels. Although there is another version that the sensor will be four. The camera is being developed again in collaboration with Leica.

Around the screen, the Huawei P30 Pro will have almost no frames, and the neckline above may disappear altogether – according to information from Gizchina, Huawei received a patent for a speaker combined with a front camera. Devices will work on the basis of Kirin 985 – the new Huawei processor, made on the 7 nm process technology, with an increased clock frequency and a module for machine learning. The older version will get a 4500 mAh battery and the ability to charge other devices like the Mate 20 Pro .  

Immediately, the four main cameras and 10x zoom will be on the model Huawei Mate 30 or its older Pro version, which are expected in Q3 2019.

According to the latest data, Huawei plans to use Liquid Lens “liquid lenses” technology in its cameras when the focus changes by adjusting the volume of the oil-in-water mixture. It is faster, more accurate, and allows you to make the matrix more compact. The source of the leak suggests that Liquid Lens will already be involved in the Mate 30.

OnePlus 7

Judging by the real photo from Chinese insiders, the new OnePlus device can get a whole screen without any cuts and frames. In the previous shots of the smartphone, taken from afar, there was a dark cutout in the shape of a circle on the body behind, which, presumably, will accommodate rear cameras (12 + 12 megapixels). The front camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels seems to be hidden in the upper right corner right on the screen. By the way, the screen will be based on the AMOLED-matrix, and Samsung Infinity-O panels have already been ordered for it. About the size and resolution of the display data yet.

Right – OnePlus 6T, on the left – OnePlus 7

The smartphone will run on 855 “dragon” with 8 GB of RAM, the storage capacity will be 128 or 256 GB. Fingerprint sensor, as in its predecessor, will be located under the screen.

In addition to OnePlus 7, the manufacturer has promised to release a 5G-enabled device on the Snapdragon 855, which will be more expensive than the last flagship by $ 200-300. The cost of OnePlus 7 is expected at $ 500.

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