Even though it’s still a few weeks away, we end 2018, but the presence of a new smartphone that will be available in this year has been eagerly anticipated. The following is a list of the 12 best smartphones you are looking forward to in 2019!
The top technology companies never seem to be tired and stop to release the next flagship smartphone, even though they haven’t actually released any smartphone series. Hoping that next year the world’s smartphone industry will be busier and more promising devices that have been eagerly anticipated by many people around the world. We have gathered all the information we can, so this is the best smartphone scheduled to be released in 2019.
1. Samsung Galaxy S10 / Galaxy S10 +
Estimated release: February – March 2019
South Korean technology giant Samsung initially promised significant changes to their flagship device next year which will feature a curved screen and thinner bezel for a 6.4-inch smartphone sail. The latest render also shows a dual camera on the front of the smartphone, with four impressive cameras on the back. The Galaxy S10 / Galaxy S10 + will also run a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor to improve performance and provide a better user experience. This smartphone will also be equipped with ultrasonic fingerprint sensors, smarter AI technology, and 5G support.
2. Samsung Galaxy F
Estimated release: March 2019
Samsung has developed its folding smartphone and the public may have seen the Samsung Galaxy F, which is expected to come in the first half of 2019. Samsung Galaxy F will be a showcase for the technological capabilities of the giant, especially in smartphone design. In addition to the Infinity Flex Display screen, this smartphone will also be armed with a new Samsung OS, OneUI, for a better Android 9 user experience.
3. HUAWEI P30
Estimated release: April 2019
Considering its predecessor, the HUAWEI P20 and P20 Pro are quite powerful smartphones, so the P30 is expected to be stronger and more impressive. In addition, it is expected that this HUAWEI P30 smartphone will be equipped with four rear cameras for optimal photo experience. The release of this smartphone will most likely be announced in early April next year, right after Mobile World Congress.
4. OnePlus 7
Estimated release: May 2019
OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus 7 smartphone will run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, which will make it a pretty tough phone. Rumors say the smartphone will look similar to OPPO R19. If this is true, OnePlus 7 is expected to have a selfie camera on the screen and also in-display fingerprint sensors. There has been no official confirmation of the launch date, but it is likely to be released in May 2019.
5. Apple iPhone (2019)
Estimated release: September 2019
Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR were announced early September this year. If the world of technology will follow the same pattern, Apple will most likely announce the 2019 iPhone around September next year. There are rumors that the iPhone next year will have a triple camera equipped with advanced 3D sensing technology and will use stereoscopic vision, but this rumor has been halted after Apple reports circulated that it will most likely maintain a dual camera setup. In addition, there are sources that mention that Apple Pencil might support the 2019 iPhone line.
6. OPPO R19
Estimated release: September 2019
The latest OPPO R19 image recently revealed a dual in-display camera or dual camera on the screen to provide a better selfie experience along with a higher screen-to-body ratio estimated at around 95 percent. This smartphone is likely to be equipped with AMOLED screens and fingerprint sensors on the screen. OPPO R19 can also be the first 5G OPPO cellphone based on the 5G logo on the back of the smartphone. Some outlets say that the R19 is expected to come around March 2019. But considering the R17 has just been released, it is likely the new R19 will be launched the same month OPPO R17 is released, around August next year.
7. Google Pixel 4
Estimated release: October 2019
There is no certainty when the release date of Google Pixel 4, but based on Google’s release pattern, the latest Google flagship is likely to be announced around October 2019. Given the unchanged design at Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, future generations are expected to present a design language that newer indications of the bezel-less design with dual camera setup on the back, as well as a better OS has seen since bugs and problems occurred a few days after the device was released.
8. LG G8
Estimated release: May 2019
The LG G8 is also expected to be one of the first smartphones to fully support 5G cellular technology, also running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. Some sources claim the smartphone will have a sound-emitting screen and a 4K LCD screen. The source believes that the LG G8 will be announced around May next year.
9. ASUS ZenFone 6
Estimated release: February 2019
ASUS has not confirmed whether their team has developed the next generation of ZenFone 5 or not, but the leaked information reveals something that is expected to come at the Mobile World Congress next year. The ZenFone 6 is supposed to be bigger and better than its predecessor, and most likely will be equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with 4GB of RAM and expandable 64GB of storage. The latest ZenFone smartphone is also expected to be supported by Face Unlock security features but we are still not sure whether it is an additional feature or a substitute for fingerprint sensors. The release date should be right after the MWC event in February next year.
10. Xiaomi Mi 9
Estimated release: January – February 2019
The Xiaomi Mi 9 is expected to be equipped with a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor or a fingerprint sensor on the screen, which will also have a small round notch with three cameras on the back. Three smartphone back cameras are rumored to consist of a 48MP sensor, 13MP wide-angle sensor, and a 16MP depth sensor. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is expected to launch in January 2019 or around the first few months of next year.
11. Samsung Galaxy Note10
Estimated release: August 2019
The Samsung Galaxy Note10 is expected to come in August 2019, based on the timeline of the company’s handset release. So far, the leaked information revealed that this smartphone will most likely have a 6.66-inch screen. Since the next Samsung device with the code name “Da Vinci”, the company may signal an increase in the S Pen with the possibility of the same chipset as the Samsung Galaxy S10. Rumors also circulated that the Galaxy Note10 will have a fingerprint sensor on the screen like the Galaxy S10. A triple camera feature is also expected to be owned by a smartphone. Considering that all the latest Samsung devices are waterproof devices, the feature is also expected to be owned by the Galaxy Note10 with a Super AMOLED curved screen. If you are surprised by the ability of S Pen on the Galaxy Note9, it’s better to estimate the S Pen for the Galaxy Note10 to be equipped with newer and better features.
12. Nokia 9
Estimated release: 2019 (Month Unknown Clearly)
Nokia managed to come back in 2017 thanks to the support of Global HMD, but the promise to bring a truly great flagship to Nokia has yet to be realized. Even so, Nokia has managed to present its distinctive design language in the era of modern smartphones with its line of smartphones this year. Nokia’s flagship next year will likely be the “real weapon” of this legendary brand. The Nokia 9 is rumored to be coming with 5 rear camera lenses, without a notch on the screen as well as supporting wireless charging methods.
So far, it seems that the 2019 trend is the replacement of the notch design to the camera design on the screen. We believe to see more devices equipped with in-display fingerprint sensor features, not only on the top model but also on the mid-range models.
Which cellphone are you most looking forward to? Is there a cellphone that you don’t expect, or any cellphone that you value should also be on the list? We will present all the news and coverage, so stay with us in 2019 as we discuss more popular news about cellular technology.