With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something in the wings. It's not too early you spied the last pipe, what's there waiting for the next big thing.
Here we take a look at those phones that haven't launched yet, the upcoming phones for 2020. We will update this list on a regular basis so the device rumors we believe are reliable and exciting.
As for already launched devices, we have collected the best smartphones for 2020 elsewhere - those that we consider the best for all platforms. If your budget is a bit smaller, there's also our budget smartphones for £200 feature - and there's a mid-range Roundup up to £400 as well.
The next generation of phones
Before we dive into the details, here are some of the expected phones for 2020:
- Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z-Flip
- Nokia 8.2 5g
- Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10 Pro
- Sony Xperia 5 plus/next Xperia phone
- LG ThinQ P9
- Apple iPhone SE 2/For iPhone 9
- OPPO Find X2
- Huawei P40 & P40 Pro
- Huawei Mate Xs
- Application 8 & 8 Professional
- Application 8 Lite
- Google Pixel 4a
- Samsung Galaxy 2 Times
- Apple iPhone 12 5g
- 9.2 Nokia PureView C
Samsung Galaxy S20 & S20+ & S20 Ultra
There has been a flurry of rumors for Samsung phones through 2020 and Samsung scheduled the Galaxy unboxing for February 11th to be the phone most likely to launch. He said that the hole punch on the display would get smaller - along the way the Note 10 picked up - and that it would be that the Auro glow color, but the real story would most likely be about the integrated 5G. Will the SGS20 be just tube numbers that work on all bands? He also thought that the camera module on the back would grow - the big camera seems to be gone now. We expect to see three models: Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra - Ultra getting a 108-megapixel camera and 10x optical zoom.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 & S20+: all the rumors
Samsung Galaxy Z-Flip
Another Samsung phone rumored to launch on Feb. 11 is the Galaxy Z-Flip, or SM-F700. This is a clamshell-style flip phone with a 6.7 inch display. It's rumored to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, but the price should be much lower than Samsung's previous flip phone. Recently have been named as Z-flip galaxies.
- Samsung Galaxy Z-Flip: Specs, Leaks and Rumors
Motorola Moto Edge+
Motorola is believed to be planning to launch a new handset, called the Edge. Little is known about the device, except that it will launch on February 23rd and that there will be an Edge+ version too. He thought it might be a new class flagship phone, but we have few details besides the name.
Nokia 8.2 5g
Nokia and Qualcomm have already talked up affordable 5G phones based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with the 7 series hardware. We know they're coming, but we don't know much more about what these phones will offer - other than faster connection speeds. Which confirmed we'll get a 5G Nokia phone and it'll most likely show up at MWC 2020. We suspect it'll be the Nokia 8.2 name because it's in the mid-range of a phone to wait to be upgraded - and we think it will work Snapdragon 765 processor.
Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10 Pro
Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Mi 10 will be launched in 2020 and has revealed one important detail - that it will be one of the first phones to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform. We suspect that means the Mi 10 will be announced ahead of time, possibly in January in China, after a global launch in February. We also expect two variants of this phone, a Pro model with a 108MP camera and a regular model with a 64MP main camera.
- Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10 Pro Specifications and Rumors
Sony Xperia 5 plus / next Xperia phone
Appearing under the name Xperia 5 plus, this phone can be called anything. There are a few details that have been leaked along with these images showing a squished-modern design and plenty of cameras on the back. It looks like Sony will stick with 21:9 for the display, and will cut down on those bezels for better results. We expect it to be a flagship class and with a 6.6-inch display it will be quite large.
- Next Xperia phone rumors and details
LG ThinQ P9
The standout feature for the LG P9 is the camera system on the back of the phone. The display is about 6.6 inches, and the overall design looks like the LG G8, except for a change to the camera on the back. It looks like a gimmick for LG, boosting the camera performance on this phone.
Apple iPhone SE 2/For iPhone 9
It comes every year, but now we have a better idea of Apple's next affordable phone. Rumors say that the iPhone SE 2 - or iPhone 9 as you might call it - is basically an upgraded version of the iPhone 8. It will be designed to be affordable to get people into Apple's system without having to pay big bucks for the latest models.
- Apple iPhone SE 2: specs, rumors and release date?
OPPO Find X2
The original OPPO Find X wanted to solve the notch problem thanks to the presence of a pop-up camera. There are now reports that Oppo is going to use a sub-camera display for the next iteration of the Find X, thanks to a 2020 launch. Paired with the 865 processor - something Oppo has already confirmed - this could be a very interesting phone.
Huawei P40 & P40 Pro
Huawei is not at all easy to drive in 2019, but it still has a huge market in China, which doesn't affect US trade bans that affect its business in other regions of the globe. Regardless, there are a lot of rumors circulating about the new phone. We expect a launch in Paris in March and that it will have a 64 megapixel main camera, one of the five cameras in the Leica system. Until it launches with Google services, Huawei will offer alternatives to keep you connected.
- Huawei P40 P40 and pro: all the leaks and news
Huawei Mate Xs
Huawei said, looking at the second-generation foldable phone, they want something a little more reliable and cheaper than the original. Enter Mate XS, which is said to have more substantial hinges, a display that is cheaper to manufacture and a slightly different form factor.
Application 8 & 8 Professional
The design of the OnePlus 8 smartphone has already been leaked - and it has a punch-hole front camera in the display. Basically, it's similar to a Samsung phone with a curved display, a hole punch and a triple camera on the back. We expect this phone to launch on Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 hardware processor, and may see a launch by April 2020. There will also be an 8 Pro and we expect a 120Hz display on said phones.
- Divorce on 8 or 8 Pro leaks and rumors
Application 8 Lite
The scam looks like it's going to offer an affordable phone of its own in the OnePlus 8 Lite. This phone may sit on media library hardware and make a few compromises, but could well offer more affordable entry points to OnePlus devices. It's rumored to launch alongside the OnePlus 8 - and it could very well be an affordable 5G phone too.
- App 8 Lite: from rumors, speculations and leaks
Google Pixel 4a
An affordable phone from Google offers access to this great Google camera, but in a phone at a more affordable price. Looks like there's going to be a Pixel 4a to appeal to those on a tight budget, along with a punch-hole front camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a single camera on the back. We expect to see it launched into space in May 2020. There are rumors that we will not, however, have a 4a XL in 2020.
- All Google Pixel 4a Rumors
Samsung Galaxy 2 Fold / Galaxy Z-Fold 2
Gossip suggested that Samsung is not only preparing a flip phone - a galaxy with a Z-flip - but it will also be updated current times with a new generation of phones. It's expected to be a flagship class phone, perhaps getting a 108-megapixel camera from the S20 Ultra, a Snapdragon 865 with 5G and possibly pen support.
Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 5G
With the iPhone 11 series launched and out of the way, the big question over 5G remains. Apple has said it won't be releasing 5G phones in 2019, and it's not - but long before the iPhone 11, there were rumors about the iPhone 2020 - the iPhone 12. They say there will be a new quad design, notchless, 5G and OLED displays for everyone. three models. But is it just a Wishlist fan?
- Apple iPhone 12 Rumors
9.2 Nokia PureView C
The word on the street is that Nokia wants to upgrade the Nokia 9, but getting it on the Snapdragon 865 is a 2020 postponement - most likely IFA in August. This is probably because the work required in order to get the camera system working on new hardware. Where was the Nokia 9.1? Rumored zev 855 version never came out, which may explain 9.1