With Christmas around the corner, we are almost done with this year, and this year will always one of the most important times in the smartphone industry. As 2020 awaits us, we have a list of all the ground-breaking and controversial smartphones that will be released in the upcoming year.
Oneplus 8 Series
Since the release of Oneplus One, which was released on December 2, 2014, the company has made a name for itself as the Flagship Killer. By providing Flagship-grade specs at a mid-range price and an almost perfect UI that has the smoothness of Stock Android but doesn’t lack any features.
Every year Oneplus launches its latest iteration of this device, and this year we had the Oneplus 7 series, which was stellar in every which way possible. In the year 2020, OnePlus is preparing for the 8 series of the device. According to rumors, the next-gen Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro will be having a Super AMOLED curved Display sizing 6.4-inch for the standard and 6.7-inches for the Pro variant that will be based on E3 technology.
The performance will not be an issue on these devices as they will be powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 865 SOC, which is still yet to be launched. The device also has support for a 120 Hz refresh rate that you have previously seen on the ROG 2. These flagships specs are supposed to be bundled with 8 or 12 gigs of RAM based on the LPDDR5 process that will make the Oneplus 8 blazing fast.
The display will also have a dual punch-hole for the front camera, which is supposed to be a 32 Megapixel sensor paired with a 3D TOF sensor. On the rear side, the 8 and 8 Pro will be featuring a 64 Megapixel primary sensor, a 20 Megapixel for Ultra-wide angle shots, a 3D TOF Sensor, and a 12 Megapixel for Telephoto. The camera will also be capable of Optical Image Stabilization with the Electronic one. Talking about backup, the standard version will be packing a 4000 mAh battery, and the Pro version will have a slightly bigger as it has a bigger screen. Both of the variants will support 35W Fast Charging.
The Oneplus 8 is rumored to be sold in around $500-range, and the Pro version is said to be in $700-range. There are some reports focusing that Oneplus will be launching a lighter version of the 8 series called the Oneplus 8 Lite, which will be a proper mid-ranger by the company.
Huawei P40 and P40 Pro
Recently we have covered the configurations and release for Huawei’s latest addition to the P lineup i.e. will be the P40 and P40 Pro. These two devices are one of the most controversial in our list as Huawei was banned in the U.S., but somehow the company has worked out the problem. The CEO Richard Yu has confirmed that the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro will get released in March 2020.
The standard model will have a flat AMOLED display while the Pro will have a curved one, and the camera is going to be the main highlight on these devices. The Huawei P40 Pro is sure to make a name in the list of 2020’s top Smartphone Cameras.
Samsung Galaxy S11
The Korean Smartphone manufacturer is not behind in the list of top most awaited smartphones. Samsung will be launching its Galaxy S11 in the year 2020, and it has quite a few things which will make you turn your head several times.
Starting off with the Camera, the upcoming flagship by Samsung is said to be featuring its very-own 108 Megapixel sensor that you have seen with the Mi Note 10 or Mi CC9 Pro. It does pixel-binning and has support for 5 times optical zoom so that you can have high-resolution even on your zoomed pictures. For the front camera, there will be a hole-punch in the center of the display.
For performance, the device will be running Samsung’s very own Exynos 990 SOC, which is their flagship processor, and it has support for 5G data connectivity as the 5G modem is inbuilt. Just like its predecessors, there will be two versions for the S11 i.e. a regular and a pro one.
Redmi K30 Pro
Xiaomi will be launching the K30 Pro for the flagships and Flagship Killers range. The K30 Pro will come with 5g data connectivity, which is pretty intriguing in itself.
The K30 Pro is speculated to be running Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 865 SOC. The flagship processor by Qualcomm has an integrated 5G modem, support for 120 Hz refresh rate, camera enhancements, and so on.
Talking about the camera, the front camera on the Redmi K30 Pro is a 32 Megapixel sensor, and on the back, it has a 64 Megapixel SONY IMX686 sensor, a 13 Megapixel for Ultra-wide angle shots, an 8 Megapixel for Telephoto, and 2 Megapixel for depth sensing. Talking about the battery, K30 Pro packs a 4,500 mAh battery and has support for 30W fast charging.
Realme took the entire smartphone industry with a storm by launching Smartphones with flagship specs for an affordable price. After the release of Realme’s X2 Pro, the company is planning to launch its rival against Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 in the upcoming year.
Realme X50 will also be a 5G smartphone as it is speculated to be running the same chip as the Redmi K30 i.e., Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G that has a5G modem inbuilt. Apart from these configurations, the device also sports a quad rear camera setup, which comprises a 64 Megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor, an 8 Megapixel for Ultra-wide angle shots, dual separate 2 Megapixel sensors for depth and Macro shots.
The highest variant will come up with 12 gigs of RAM and 256 gigs of storage. Talking about the battery, the X50 packs a 4,500 mAh battery that has support for super-fast VOOC 4.0 fast charging. Talking about the release date, it will get launched alongside its competition Redmi K30.
OnePlus One Concept
Well, this one topic here can potentially be the most curious thing on the list as of now. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had revealed that there will be a special event at the Consumers Electronic Show in the year 2020 for something really really special.
This special thing will be a concept phone by the company, and as you know, concept phones are always innovative and brilliant in one way or another. OnePlus Concept One is the name for the first-ever concept phone by the company, and currently, no one has a clue about what’s going to happen at the CES 2020. The consumers have huge expectations from OnePlus as they never disappoint with their launches.
It can potentially be a new foldable phone or an all-around display phone like the Mi Mix Alpha, but as of now, nobody is sure about it. For now, we just have to hold our breaths and imagine what the year 2020 will bring for us.