The two hottest new trends of smartphones that people are anticipating are 5G connectivity and foldable designs
by S BIRRUNTHA
IF YOU are thinking of upgrading your phone, you might want to hold off just a little longer because there are some great new phone models coming to the market by the end of this year.
From Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to the newly launched Huawei Nova 5T, 2019 has already seen some very interesting launches, but the market is set to attract more interest as we are about to witness new models of iPhones, Samsung and not to forget the trending Pixel phones in the market soon.
According to TechAdvisor UK, the two hottest new trends of smartphones that people are anticipating are 5G connectivity and foldable designs.
While 5G connectivity is still not expected to become widespread until much later in 2020, phones with foldable designs are finally to hit the market this year, as Samsung has announced a new release date for its much-awaited Galaxy Fold.
That being said, consumers today are looking for the best phones which have a blend of good performance and long-lasting battery life, high- quality full-display screens and also excellent photography features.
Phones from Huawei, Apple and Samsung use the high-quality processor of choice — Snapdragon 855 — that ushers the world into a new decade with its cutting-edge graphics and CPU performance.
TechAdvisor UK reported that Android 10 and iOS 13 will be released within the next few months, which means any new phone launched in the late 2019 or 2020, should run one of these unconventional operating systems.
As the public now regards smartphones as an integral necessity of daily social and work life, and taking into consideration the affordability, many don’t feel the burden to replace them on an annual basis, although manufacturers now are making it harder with upgrade programmes.
Below are a few flagship smartphones that are expected to be launched by the end of this year.
Apple iPhone 11
This year will see three new iPhones which will be primarily differentiated by size, with an expected display of 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches and also 6.5 inches.
With the Apple A13 processor, the iPhone 11 is said to have improved power efficiency and performance.
It will also boast futuristic design of triple-lens rear camera, while the cheaper model will don the basic dual lens.
According to Apple, the new iPhone 11 will once again change their charging port to USB Type-C ports from its Lightning cable, which might be quite disappointing news for iOS fans.
The iPhone 11 is expected to be launched on Sept 10, but Apple recently announced that the date will be confirmed once again later.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Embracing a revolutionary design, the Galaxy Fold has a 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen with a 4.2:3 aspect ratio, which perfectly folds inward to fit into a pocket. This phone features six cameras in total, with one on the cover, three on the rear and two at the front.
Samsung has also included improved specs with a total combined battery capacity of 4,380mAh and a massive 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage.
Initially expected to be released in April, Samsung’s first foldable design phone was delayed due to some issues with the screen display.
Now that the issues have been fixed, Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy Fold will hit the market next month.
Due to its next-level technology and specifications, there have been rumours that the Galaxy Fold would be priced heftily.
Huawei Mate 30
Huawei is famous for its flagship phablet, the Mate 30, which is an upgrade of the previous Huawei Mate 20.
The phone will don a Kirin 990 processor with 7nm chip that will feature a Balong 5000 5G modem, which leads to the anticipation of 5G connectivity for users.
The screen display is also tipped to get an upgrade to 6.71-inch panel and four cameras at the rear of the phone.
With all the fuss over on Huawei working on its own operating system ‘Harmony OS’, it has been confirmed that the Mate 30 will run fully on the latest Android 10 operating system.
The phone is expected to be launched in the market on Oct 16. However, the release date might be amended from time to time.
This long-awaited phone is the newest addition to the OnePlus 7 line of phones, and it will be sold in two different versions, namely OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro.
Both versions feature a very similar design but with more prominent speaker grilles and a move to Snapdragon 855 plus processor. The phone is said to have most changes to its features.
A key difference between the 7 and Pro 7 is the pop-up selfie camera, which is likely to be a significant feature of this phone.
This phone is anticipated to be launched in October 2019.
Google Pixel 4
Although Google have launched one new Pixel phone this year, the launch of Pixel 4 has been confirmed by the tech company and it will run fully on Android 10.
The phone will feature an innovative design of new square camera module at the rear and a fingerprint sensor in a display version.
According to Google, the phone will embrace next-level technology where users will be able to skip songs, alarm and silent phone calls with a wave of the hand.
The phone also will have two new features, namely motion sense and face unlock.
Although Pixel phones are not widely available in Malaysia, they can be purchased via online platforms.
As of now, the release date for the Google Pixel 4 has been set for Oct 8, but the date is yet to be confirmed by Google again.