The evolution of smartphones has been an amazing one and one that’s moving so fast that there will always be new things to look out for. When the Apple iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S10 series were released last year, we all couldn’t believe our eyes because they came with unexpected features; then Samsung hit us with the Galaxy S20 series in the first quarter of 2020, where one of the models boast a ridiculous 100x zoom. These devices have been on the market for a while now, and here we are, looking out for the things that are yet to come.
Before the coronavirus outbreak crippled businesses across the globe, 2020 seemed like it was going to be an amazing year for the smartphone industry, because we will all get to experience the much anticipated iOS 14 and Android 11, although the latter is now out as a Developer Preview. New reports state that Apple is now considering delaying the iPhone 12 launch by months, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
There are already rumors and leaks of upcoming flagship devices from giant brands like Samsung and Apple, which was set to launch soon, but could be delayed due to the current economic shutdown. We are also expecting other brands to follow suit in releasing new flagships.
Below is a list of the top 10 most anticipated smartphones in 2020 worth waiting for.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung is now undoubtedly the best smartphone brand in the world after launching some of the best phones the world has ever seen which includes the Galaxy S20 Ultra which comes with an impressive 100x zoom. The upcoming Galaxy Note 20 has been rumored to take some of the features on Galaxy S20 including the new domino-style rear camera with 108MP sensor, and 120Hz display. There might also be an under-glass selfie camera which is likely to be a common feature for Samsung phones coming out this year.
2. Apple iPhone 12
In 2019, Apple announced that it wouldn’t launch a 5G phone and stayed true to those words by not launching any. We are all hoping the upcoming iPhone 12 will feature 5G connectivity which is likely to be the top feature of every flagship this year. The phone is likely to run on the new iOS 14 and might feature Apple A14 Bionic processing coupled with 4GB of RAM and storage options of 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB.
3. Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
When Samsung released its first foldable phone, Galaxy Fold, there were a couple of setbacks but thanks to the brand’s persistence, Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is waiting in the wings. Rumor has it that Samsung is preparing a smaller version of the Fold which will feature a 6.7in display, 2 cameras on the outside along with another on the inside.
4. Google Pixel 4a
We could see Google launch one of its best productions around May and Pixel 4A is likely to feature a punch hole front camera, 3.5mm headphone socket, and a single camera on the back. This phone will be ideal for those on a tighter budget
5. iPhone SE 2
Also known as iPhone 9, SE 2 is phone everybody has been waiting for as most still don’t understand why it the X series was released ahead of this phone. iPhone SE 2 is most likely to share similarities with the iPhone 8, featuring a 4.7in display with Touch ID. The phone will run an A13 chip and will feature 3GB of RAM and storage of 64GB.
6. Huawei P40 Pro
So much has happened to this Huawei brand in the last couple of months and even after the trade ban relating to its use of Google services has been lifted, the company has insisted that it could do well without Google apps. The phone will run on Huawei’s Kirin 990 processor and rumor has it that it could feature 6.5in 120Hz display and a penta-lens camera with 10x optical zoom.
7. OPPO Find X2 Pro
Oppo had planned to display the Find X2 and X2 Pro at MWC which was scheduled for February 22 before it was postponed due to the massive outbreak of corona virus. Oppo Find X2 Pro will feature a 6.7in QaudHD and 120Hz display which can run refresh rate and resolution simultaneously. It will run on a Snapdragon 865 processor which means it can support the 5G connectivity, while also boasting of a huge 12GB of RAM.
8. OnePlus 8 Pro
One Plus 8 Pro is rumored to be launched around April and the company has confirmed that will feature a 120Hz display with many people hoping the 5G connectivity to become one of its standard features. A 6.7-inch display, 50W fast charging and 4500mAh battery life are also likely to be featured on a phone that will run on Snapdragon 865.
9. Nokia 9.2 PureView
Nokia’s MWC conference was cancelled earlier this year but a launch event has been planned for 19th of March where it will be revealing its first 5G phone. The phone could feature an under-display selfie camera which means there won’t be a visible notch as there won’t a punch-hole cutout. All Nokia’s 202 flagships would don the Snapdragon 855, which was launched in 2019 and we expect Nokia 9.2 Pureview not to miss out on that.
10. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
It has all but been confirmed that Xiomi MI 10 Pro will feature the same 108MP camera as the S20 Ultra, and also a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor that will ensure the 5G connectivity works perfectly fine. MI 10 Pro will also feature up to 12GB RAM, supported by 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage and 50W fast charge feature.