With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there’s always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, that there’s anticipation for the next big thing.
Here we look at those phones that haven’t yet launched, the upcoming phones for 2019. We’ll be updating this list on a regular basis, with those device rumors we think are credible and exciting. The future smartphones of 2019
Sony Mobile has pushed out phones every 6 months recently and the emergence of the Xperia 2 and 20 names suggests this might happen again. Little has been said, but we’ve started to see some mention of a phone with a six-camera arrangement on the back. Impossible? Not so – Sony announced that it was working with Light earlier in the year, the company that put five cameras on the back of a Nokia – so it might be the Xperia 2 that gets it.
Samsung Galaxy Fold is an upcoming Android foldable smartphone developed by Samsung Electronics. Unveiled on February 20, 2019, it is expected to be released later in the year.
Huawei Mate 30
The Huawei Mate 30 would be expected around September or October, but recent troubles with the US might see Huawei’s plans changed. It might not just be another phone launch, however, it could see the launch of Huawei’s own mobile OS going under the name of HongMeng. Certainly, the launch window for the Mate 30 falls outside the end of Huawei’s current license extension with Google, so this could be a hugely interesting device.
Huawei Mate 30
Yes, the Moto RAZR name might be coming back to life with a new Moto RAZR. Rather than just being a retro phone, there’s rumours that this will be a folding phone, probably with two displays. That will preserve some of the RAZR clamshell heritage, while giving a modern twist on the genre. Little has been said, but a Lenovo exec has confirmed that Motorola doesn’t want to get left behind in launching its own folding handset and even showed a fan video in a presentation. There’s no smoke without fire, right? Motorola Moto RAZR
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Korean phone maker Samsung’s second “big” phone of the year, there’s already some talk about the new Galaxy Note 10. The 3.5mm headphone socket might be no more and that the screen will increase in size again, so it’s not so close to the Galaxy S10+. There’s also been the suggestion that Samsung will continue to avoid the notch – perhaps with in-display cameras. The launch date is said to be 7 August 2019. The future smartphones of 2019