We are closer than ever to our dream bezel-less smartphone. 2018 proved to be a year of shrinking bezels and revolutionary design ideas for the smartphone industry. But what’s next? Well, the folding phones are on the horizon, bigger displays are coming – thanks to punch hole cameras – and we still don’t know what the sweet spot for camera count is on a smartphone. Hence, 2019 is looking to be an exciting year for every smartphone enthusiast out there. Here’s a peek at the best upcoming smartphones of 2019 including the Samsung Galaxy S10, Nokia 9 PureView, OnePlus 7, and folding phone.
Samsung Galaxy S10 (and Samsung’s Folding Phone)
Folding phone has been the talk of the town for a couple of years now. And it is finally coming! Samsung’s foldable phone is definitely one of the most exciting upcoming smartphones of 2019. We’ve already seen how it works but we are yet to know what the final product would eventually look like.
Whatever may the faith be of the Samsung folding phone, one cannot overlook the launch of S-series flagship phone. The imminent Samsung Galaxy S10 has us hooked with the promise of a redesigned screen, punch-hole displays, multi-camera setup, and huge pixel count. Samsung is rumoured to be prepping to launch not two, but three devices this February. Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming Galaxy S devices. Samsung Galaxy S10 is surely not going to be cheap.
OnePlus 6T was one of the most popular Android smartphone of 2018. The successor is anticipated to follow the same footprints with even lesser bezels. According to the renders, OnePlus 7 could sport a pop-up mechanism to house the cameras to free up even more space for the screen.
The latest iteration of OnePlus flagship could also have up to 10GB RAM along with Snapdragon 855. Although we were hoping to see the OnePlus 7 in April or May, a new
Huawei P30 And A Folding Phone
Samsung isn’t the only manufacturer developing the next era of smartphones with folding displays. Huawei is tipped to debut its folding phone in MWC 2019 alongside a sequel to Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. It will be another exciting event to look forward to after the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch.
Given Huawei was the first manufacturer to take on triple camera setups, they could potentially increase the camera count further on the Huawei P30 Pro. The P30 family will probably use the Mate 20’s Kirin 980 chipset just as the P20 devices used the Mate 10’s Kirin 970.
Update [19/02/2019] Huawei P30 series launch event is officially scheduled for March 26.
Nokia 9 PureView – One Of The Most Exciting Upcoming Smartphones of 2019?
Yes! PureView brand is coming back! Since the acquisition of Nokia, HMD Global has taken some brilliant decisions to bring back one of the most trustworthy brand from life support. And now Nokia 9 PureView might be its most anticipated device yet. It should launch before March.
Nokia 9 PureView has appeared in a number of leaks offering us a look at some of the potential specs. It is rumoured to sport a 6-inch 2K panel, a Snapdragon 845 chipset, and boost a 128 gigs of internal storage along with 6 GB of RAM.
Moreover, Nokia 9 PureView is looking to leave no stone unturned. It is the rear that makes things interesting for the Nokia 9 PureView. According to the leaked images, it will include a five-camera setup. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the Nokia 9 PureView will be a game changer in the optics department but it should definitely offer some neat tricks as well as superior low-light performance competing directly with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S10.
Google Pixel 3 Lite
Google’s phones are one of the best offerings of Android every year. But, these offerings are not easy on the wallet. Well, it looks like Google is gearing up to launch a mid-range version of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
According to a couple of sources including OnLeaks, Google Pixel 3 Lite has been in development for quite some time now and can launch in the first half of 2019. The leaks suggest that there will be two versions – Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite.
Both of the Lite versions of Pixel 3 will likely offer similar specs like Snapdragon 670 chipset, 4 gigs of RAM, 12 MP main camera (same as the Pixel 3 line-up). The only difference being in the display and battery size of both the Pixel 3 Lite devices.
These were some of the best upcoming smartphones of 2019 to be excited about in Q1. There are many more phones we are really excited to see in 2019 Q1 but we don’t have
- Sony Xperia XZ4 series
- Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3s
- LG G8 ThinQ (could come with an updated
This is just a taste of what 2019 is going to be like. The 2019 smartphone trends could include folding phone, increased camera pixels, and radical design changes. The Samsung Galaxy S10 will mark the beginning of the smartphone trends of 2019.
Let us know if we missed out on any big launches in upcoming smartphones of 2019 and tell us the phones you are most excited for in the comments.