The Top 5 Most Anticipated Phones of 2020!

Staff Writer / 16-01-2020 / News

A new decade is here, and with so many cutting-edge mobile innovations and technologies in the works, we’ve decided to round up some of the best new smartphones coming your way in 2020!

Samsung Galaxy S11

Leaked patent images suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S11 , which is expected to be unveiled in 2020, will come with a fully bezel-less display and could even have an expandable screen!

In terms of specifications, it will run Android Q and One UI 2.1 out of the box. There are rumours that Samsung will include an advanced camera sensor which is capable of capturing 64-megapixel images at the highest pixel resolution. The camera sensor is also capable of taking HDR and 480fps videos at 1080p, which is incredible for a smartphone.

Apple iPhone XII

The next generation of iPhones is lik ely to be equipped with 5G network support. Apple is working on the new series of chips which they are calling new-gen bionic chips, which are designed to accelerate AI-powered processes. We may get to see different modes on offer and a personalized camera app which adjusts to a user’s preferences automatically. Rumours say that they are also testing a new Face ID and camera setup that fits into the top bezel of the device so that the controversial notch can finally be removed.

Motorola Razr

If ever there was a throwback of note, this is it. Many people will recall the slick Motorola Razr V3 that was the envy of many a decade or so ago. Reports say that this new version of the Razr will cost even more than the iPhone XS Max thanks to its foldable main display, which was all the rage in the smartphone sector in 2019 but so far has failed to live up to the hype and possibilities. Much like its predecessors, this phone will have a foldable clamshell design and feature a second smaller screen embedded in the outer cover for notifications and messages, and selfies.

Samsung Galaxy F2

There might be a surge of foldable smartphones in 2020 with Apple also rumoured to be releasing the iPhone X Fold. But Samsung doesn’t want to be left out of this market, which is where the F2 comes in. Google is developing an Android OS designed especially for foldable interfaces. The F2 will be a successor to 2019’s notorious Galaxy Fold, which failed to meet expectations due to hardware problems with the folding screen. Let’s hope the second time around is the charm for Samsung. The Galaxy F2 is also rumoured to feature a 6000mAh battery, which should give even power users something to smile about.

Nokia 10

Owners of the previous Nokia 3310 and 3330 will be pleased that the Finnish manufacturer is back in the game, at least in name, with the Nokia 10 from HMD. Nokia smartphones will be packedwith 5G technology according to some reports. In terms of cameras, the Nokia 10 will have a combination of two 48MP lenses on the back (one wide-angle and one telephoto), while on the front, users can make use of the 16MP lens for selfies and record video in 1080p and 4K resolutions. It’s going to be water-resistant, dust-resistant and it will have quick charge capabilities.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, manufacturers seem to have plenty bells and whistles to add to their 2020 ranges of smartphones, especially with foldable devices which seem set to be an even bigger deal in 2020 than they were this year.

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