was a very successful year for the mobile phone industry. We saw many new features like multi-camera setups, bezel-less displays, a new aspect ratio of 18:9 and smartphones with 6GB and 8GB of RAM. Smartphones have features that futureproof them for quite a few years now. However, smartphones continue to evolve, and we are bound to see some cool new phones in 2019. In the Mobile World Conference 2018, we got a glimpse at the various new phones that we will find in the markets next year by companies like Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi and other manufacturers.
Here are some of the most anticipated smartphones that are going to come in 2019:
Samsung has been working foldable phone technology for years and even has given some sneak peeks into the developed phones for past 2 years, but 2019 is the year a real foldable phone is expected from Samsung. It has been named Samsung Galaxy F, which was previously seen at a Samsung Developer Conference held in November this year
It is expected to have a 7.3-inch screen when unfolded and a 4.6-inch screen when folded. It may have standard features like two 12 MP rear camera and an 8 MP selfie camera. It is likely to house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor. To power this behemoth of a device, it will pack 6000 mAh battery capacity.
It may be released in late Q2 of 2019.
With the new foldable phone technology and packing such hardware, its price is expected to be around $1,800, or INR 1,25,000 (approx.)
Samsung Galaxy S10
Coming next in this list is the next iteration of Samsung’s flagship S series, the Galaxy S10. While Galaxy F is the future of the mobile phones, S10 will probably be the more commonly found smartphone once it releases. Like its previous generations, S10 will be accompanied by two more options, with one of them being the S10 Plus.
According to the latest reports, we may see devices with 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.4-inch screens. The latter two phones are also believed to pack curved displays like the Edge counterparts of older S series devices, while the smallest device will only have a flat screen. The S10 devices may include triple rear camera setup. The more expensive models will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 on board and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
It may be launched on February 20, 2019
is expected to cost around $720, or INR 50,000.
It has become a norm of Apple to release new iPhone devices every year to compete with the latest offerings of its rivals.
The new iPhones are reported to have OLED panel with in-built touch sensitivity, which means we may see in-display fingerprint sensor finally. And since the display has in-built touch sensitivity, this allows for a thinner design as well. Apple is reportedly keeping its dual camera setup for the back. While the iPhone XS and XS Max had the revolutionary A12 Bionic chip, the 2019 iPhones may include a newer version, the A13 chip, which means more powerful processor and better graphics performance. However, don’t expect 5G iPhone anytime soon, because Apple is planning to delay 5G phones for a while. The screen might pack an OLED panel and it may have USB Type C port.
Coming to 2019, Apple is about to bring some new advancements to its 2018 offerings. Apple may release 3 new iPhones like every year.
There are no indications of the price of the phones yet.
When Google released Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, people were excited. They were a revolutionary piece of technology and many people wanted to get them as soon as they were released. The price tag was the limiting factor to its affordability and hence people were deprived of the awesomeness of this phone. So, Google listened to the complaints and decided to launch a budget Pixel 3 that packed all the software of the premium Pixel 3, while cutting down the costs on the hardware side.
According to the latest leaks, it is going to rock a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, coupled with 4GB RAM and a 32Gb of internal storage. The screen might be a 5.5-inch LCD. The battery size might be similar to that of Pixel 3. But something that really goes for this phone is the camera it packs – the same 12.2MP rear camera that was found inside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, making us wonder if we are about the get flagship phone camera quality on a budget phone.
It is expected to be released on Jan 29, 2019
It is expected to be priced at $400-$500.
How can we forget about the father of the phone that started the whole bezel-free design scheme – the Xiaomi Mi Mix. Xiaomi is well known for releasing exceptional specification mobiles at competitive price ranges, and Mi Mix 3 is no exception.
Unlike its competitors, Mi Mix 3 has given up its notch for a slide out front camera system, making the whole phone bezel-less. It sports a 6.4-inch screen with a Super AMOLED touchscreen panel. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and an Adreno 630 GPU. The most expensive Mi Mix 3 has 256GB of internal storage and a whopping 10GB of RAM! On the camera side, the main camera has dual camera setup with both cameras having a 12MP resolution, one a wide-angle lens and the other a telephoto lens. The front camera sports dual camera as well, one primary 24MP camera and the other a 2MP depth camera for perfect selfies. It is juiced by 3200 mAh battery. The best part – it has 5G support out of the box. This makes Mi Mix 3 a futureproof device and even a flagship killer.
Bringing on the third generation of the successful series, Mi Mix 3 has already started shipping in China but there are no dates on when the phone is up for a global release.
It is priced at 3,299 Yuan, or INR 33,500.
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