Let’s check out some of the best upcoming smartphones with expected Specs, Price and launch date. These are likely to launch in the next few months and are from top brands like Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei, LG, HTC, and Google.
Smartphones like the iPhone Xs, Samsung Note 9, Samsung A9 2018 (Quad Rear cameras) and the Huawei P20 PRO, and the new Mate 20 series hints what we can expect from future smartphones.
Also, there are modern gaming phones like the Asus Rog, Xiaomi Black Shark or the Razer Phone 2 pushing the performance boundaries.
Top 5 Features for Upcoming Smartphones 2019
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor.
- Triple Rear Cameras and Dual Front Cameras
- Improved AI and Machine Learning Capabilities.
- 5G Support, a major upgrade from 4G.
- Faster In-display Fingerprint Scanners
Let’s look at some of the upcoming phones and what are the expectations.
One Plus 7
The Oneplus 7 launch is still some months away, and it is likely to unveil in June 2019. The new OnePlus 7 is going to offer some improvements over the current OnePlus 6T.
Highlight Features of OnePlus 7
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor
- In Display fingerprint scanner like the Vivo Nex.
- Triple Rear cameras With improved Low light performance
- Single Front Camera with AI and Portrait Mode.
- No 3.5 mm headphone jack – Switch to USB type C earbuds.
- Slider front camera from top which gives 100% bezel-less screen.
- Android 9.0 Pie Out of the Box with Oxygen Os.
- 5G Support – A big upgrade in comparison to 4G.
The phone will come with a glass back design and will feature a large 6.41 Inch Super AMOLED Display, with (1080×2340 pixels) and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It will also use the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for protection.
We are not expecting too many design changes for the OnePlus 7 but the two most important upgrades will be camera and performance in comparison to the OnePlus 6 or 6T.
Powering the device is the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor and the Adreno 730 GPU, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10.
The base model will come with 6 GB ram and 128 GB storage this time, similar to the OnePlus 6T.
Also, we are expecting the price to stay constant for the base model for the OnePlus 7; it will start at Rs. 36,999. There are going to be higher models with 8 GB Ram and 128/256 GB internal storage.
Lastly, we can expect OnePlus 7 to pack a slightly higher battery capacity of 3750 mAH.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (5G and 10 GB Ram)
Xiaomi is launched the new Mi Mix 3 on 25th October 2018, at an event in China. The phone is reported to have the 5G capability, and will even boast of highest Ram on any mobile, a massive 10 GB DDR4X.
Similar to the Oppo Find X (a sliding camera mobile), the Mi Mix 3 also have sliding front cameras. Also, as reported by GSM arena it comes with an impressive DXO mark score of 103 (108 for the photo and 93 for videos).
The Xiaomi Mi Mix3 comes with a full vision bezel-less display similar to the original Mi Mix but with even more screen to body ratio.
The phone is truly bezel-less and offers a 19:9 aspect ratio. It has a 6.4 Inch Super AMOLED Display panel.
For Imaging, it comes with Dual Rear cameras with 12 MP lens and has an f/1.8 aperture with OIS support.
The front side even has Dual cameras (24MP+2MP) to take images with bokeh effect.
Powering the Mix 3 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, along with the Adreno 630 GPU. There is 3200 mAH capacity battery that comes with Q.C 4.0 support.
The 5G version of the Mi Mix3 will launch in early 2019, and the 4G version will be available in China from November.
There is no date available for India launch, but we can expect it to come in the first half of 2019.
Red Hydrogen One
Fantastic Camera Upcoming Smartphone – RED is famous for making video cameras that offer incredible details, and a color science like no other.
The company is planning to launch its the first phone called “Red Hydrogen One.”
The Jim Jannard’s company is planning to revolutionize the mobile camera photography with the new phone, as they have done with RED cinema cameras.
It is likely that the new phone from Red will go on sale in late 2018 or early 2019. There are already prototypes available, and even some reviewers like MKBHD have reviewed the test units.
The phone looks odd with groves on each side and a magnetic back strip on which you can attach different modules. Moreover, it is a modular mobile like the Motorola Moto Z2 Force.
The phone comes with a 12.3 MP rear camera and has an 8 Megapixel front shooter. It has a 5.7 Inches Quad HD Display and runs on the Android Oreo 8.1 software.
Powering the phone is a generation old, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor and the Adreno 540 GPU. The phone has got 6 GB of ram and has 128 GB internal storage and a mammoth 4400 mAH capacity battery.
Samsung Galaxy S10
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will launch in March 2019 and is one of the most anticipated phones of all time. While most Android manufacturers have jumped to a notch design; Samsung seems to dislike the idea.
We are not expecting the Samsung S10 to have a notch. But we can expect the phone to have thinner bezels than the Samsung S9. Also, based on the latest leaks the phone will come with a punch hole camera as we have seen on the Huawei Honor View 20.
Also, it is interesting to note that the plus variant will have Dual
Samsung will not use sliding cameras like the Oppo Find X or the Mi Mix 3 but will have the in-display front camera.
Also, several reports suggest that the new Samsung S10 and S10 Plus will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner to make it more convenient to use.
Samsung every year launches new S series phones with latest top of the line processor from Qualcomm. There are a couple of more leaks that point to the presence of triple rear cameras on the S10 and S10 Plus.
This year too, the latest Snapdragon 855, and a new Exynos processor based on the 7Nm manufacturing process is likely to debut with the S10.
Samsung is already testing 3 or even 4 rear cameras on some of the new mid-range models, and we can expect the new flagship phone may have more than 2 cameras.
Further, Samsung S10 and S10 Plus will come with 5G Volte Support and will offer users blazing fast data connectivity.
Huawei P30 PRO (Upcoming Best Camera Phone)
Huawei recently launched the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro at an event in China, and we are expecting the company to refresh the Huawei P20 Pro with a new P30 Pro.
The Huawei P30 Pro may come with a similar set of cameras like the P20 Pro but with some minor upgrade to the triple camera setup.
The Huawei P20 Pro is the best camera smartphone in the world, base on the DXOMark Score, and Huawei may like to retain the crown for 2019 as well.
The Huawei P30 Pro will come with the new Kirin 980 Octa-Core processor made from 7 Nm technology and can offer a significant boost regarding gaming and multi-tasking performance in comparison to the current Kirin 970.
Also, the improved Image Signal processor on the Kirin 980 may help improve the camera performance on the P30 Pro.
Also, Huawei recently introduced the reverse wireless charging on the Mate 20 Pro, which we can expect to come on the P30 Pro too.
What’s more, the P30 Pro can feature an in-display fingerprint scanner and a tiny notch display seen on many phones like the Oppo F9 Pro.