What’s up, guys welcome to the one and only consumer leading website TechMech blog. 2019 was such an amazing year for smartphones, and 2020 promises to be even better.
So, in this article, I’m going to be going over the top Upcoming Smartphone that I’m most looking forward to this year, and what we can expect from each of them. This list is not going to be in any particular order.
Upcoming Smartphone in 2020
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 – Upcoming Smartphone
Samsung is likely to have a new fold device. We’re not sure what this is going to be called. It might be called the Fold 2 or something else, but this is going to be quite different from the current Fold, so it’s not going to be a tablet-sized device that you can fold to a size of a smartphone.
It’s going to be a smartphone-sized device that you can fold in half, kind of like what we’ve seen on the Motorola Razr.
Now based on the leaks, we see a punch out in the middle of the screen, and we see a dual-camera setup at the back as well.
This is likely to be coming in much cheaper compared to the current Fold, which was pretty expensive at around $2,000. And it’s likely to be announced alongside the S11s next month.
OnePlus 8 Series – Upcoming Smartphone
The new OnePlus, potentially around May time, the OnePlus 8 Pro. Now I think you have to admit that last year, the OnePlus 7 Pro and the 7T Pro, some of the best devices of the year.
I think people unanimously agreed on that. Great specs, great display, and great overall performance. One area that they could be improved on is the cameras. And hopefully, this year we’ll be seeing that improvement in the cameras.
We’re going to have up to four cameras and for the display, however, it looks like they’re going to be going with a punch out. It might be something to do with the popup mechanism. There are lots of moving parts. And one thing that I definitely like to see is wireless charging.
Google Pixel 5 – Upcoming Smartphone
Google will be taking that feedback on-board for the Pixel 5 and we’ll be getting things like the ultra-wide camera, a better display overall with smaller bezels, and concentrating more on features that we actually want rather than potentially gimmicky features like the hand gestures.
But, that’s going to be further on in the year and we don’t really have too much in the way of leaks and rumors of it as yet. It looks like we’re going to have a punch-out camera.
Once again, lots of punch outs this year, but with smaller bezels and the camera, the module is going to be square like we’ve got on the Pixel 4. We’re likely to have a 3.5 mm jack, so thumbs up for that.
This is something that we’re not really likely to see on many devices this year. A physical fingerprint scanner at the back of the device, which I really like, but powered by the Snapdragon 7 series chipset.
So this is something that’s going to be coming within the next few months, around that $400 mark. And I’m definitely very excited about it.
iPhone SE2 – Upcoming Smartphone
Now, this is something that’s been talked about for such a long time, but we’ve not actually seen anything solid. If we do see something, it would be great around the 4.7-inch display mark.
More of a square boxed-off design like we had on some of the earlier iPhones, which in my opinion, looks really, really good. Powered by the A13 Bionic chip with maybe one, or maybe even two cameras like we’ve got in the iPhone 11. And this is a bit of speculation, but we may be seeing USB Type-C.
Once again, coming in at that more budget-friendly price point, around four to $500, which would be very, very exciting and I’m sure Apple would sell loads of these if they did make it.
Galaxy Note 11/20 – Upcoming Smartphone
Now ahead of that, things are a bit of a question mark. We’ve not really seen any solid leaks or rumors, but of course, we are going to be seeing the new Galaxy Note device, the Galaxy Note 11, or is it going to be called the Galaxy Note 20?
We’re not too sure yet. And I’m hoping this year that it is a little bit more different compared to the Samsung Galaxy S series. This year I think, apart from the S Pen, there weren’t too many differences.
I would like to see maybe a completely bezel-less design without a punch out, maybe an under-display, front-facing camera from the Note, that would be quite exciting.
And maybe the newer chipset, potentially, the Snapdragon 865 Plus, that’s going to be coming out later in the year.
Nokia 9.2 PureView – Upcoming Smartphone
This is the smartphone many Nokia fans around the world have been waiting for. Nokia 9.2 5G, also known as Nokia 9.2 PureView, or according to some rumors, Nokia 10. But, what’s in a name after all? What matters is that it is the next Nokia smartphone.
Finnish smartphone company HMD Global is behind the Nokia 9.2 PureView. The company is prepared to launch its new Nokia flagship in the first half of this year.
The Nokia 9.2 PureView could be a first in the mobile world, featuring an under-display selfie camera. And of course, it will be 5G ready rumored specifications and features related to Nokia 9.2 PureView powered by Snapdragon 865.
It might be priced around $799 for the 6GB RAM variant, according to rumors. Let’s wait and see what surprises the latest Nokia smartphone will bring.
Asus ROG Phone 3 – Upcoming Smartphone
The Asus ROG Phone 2, my favorite device when it comes to gaming. I use it so, so much. Whenever I’m gaming, this is my go-to device. So it will be interesting to see what Asus does to improve on this for the Asus ROG Phone 3.
OPPO Foldable Phone – Upcoming Smartphone
OPPO is going to be coming out with some great stuff as well this year. We’ve already heard some about the OPPO Reno3, but in the way of fast-charging, they’ve gone absolutely crazy. 65-watt fast-charging on the Reno Ace right now.
But also, they’ve been developing lots of under-display technology with the front-facing camera as well, so we’re very likely to see some major advancements in this area as well.
OPPO usually very early in the market. On foldable as well, we are likely to see lots of foldable coming from lots of different manufacturers. Potentially from OPPO.
Huawei Mate X 2 – Upcoming Smartphone
Huawei we’ve already seen the Mate X, but are we going to see an improvement on the Mate X? We’re not too sure as yet.
Budget Device From Xiaomi – Upcoming Smartphone
There’s going to be lots more budget devices. The Redmi K30 Pro, or Pocophone 2? One of the Poco execs did Tweet something out but then deleted that later on, so let’s see if there’s going to be some more developments on that side of things as well.
I hope you enjoyed this video and found it useful. Which Upcoming Smartphone are you most looking forward to in 2020? Definitely let me know in the comments below.