So far, 2019 has been an excellent year for new Android smartphones. There have been several new features added to the Android system that make life easier. But there’s even more to be excited about in the second half of the year.
Some of the new smartphones scheduled for 2019 are upgrades, updates, and new versions of popular flagship phones. A lot of Android phones are entering the market, so there’s a lot of competition with brands constantly improving their cameras, features, and hardware.
If you’re a fan of Android phones, here is a list of the best Android phones to look forward to in 2019:
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Lite, and Note 10 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is an improved version of its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 9. It has a scheduled release date of August 7, 2019. There are three different Samsung Note 10 versions that are scheduled to be released in 2019: the Samsung Note 10, the Note 10 Lite, and the Note 10+. You can expect 5G compatibility in the Note 10 and Note 10+. Along with the help of Samsung DeX, the Note 10 is said to function as a smartphone, PC, and a laptop. This means you will never have to carry your laptop on a business trip ever again.
The standard Note 10 is expected to have a 6.28-inch display, and the Note 10+ is expected to have a 6.75-inch screen. The 8-megapixel camera will be in the top portion of the screen, and a quad-camera (with three are aligned vertically) will be at the back portion of the phone. The back cameras are a 12-megapixel wide-angle, a 60-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a fourth camera that will create a 3-D effect with depth.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series price range is expected to cost between $1,000 and $1,100, according to the Yonhap news agency.
2. Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro
The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are the upgraded versions of the Huawei Mate 20. They are scheduled to be released in the second half of 2019, but many news sources are saying it will be in October.
There have been rumors about how it will look, but until their unveiling, most of those are speculation. The only thing we know for sure is that it’s going to be better than the Mate 20 series.
The Huawei Mate 30 series price range is expected to cost between $1,000 and $1,200.
3. Google Pixel 4 series
The Google Pixel 4 series is the upgraded version of the Google Pixel 3 XL from Google. Last year, Google officially announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in early October, and they released the phones shortly thereafter (around October 18). So, if they keep the same schedule this year with the Pixel 4, it should be on the shelves in mid-October.
Google has released a teaser on what the Pixel 4 is expected to look like and there have been a lot of theories in circulation regarding those images.
The Google Pixel 4 series price range is expected to cost between $1,000 and $1,200.
4. Pocophone F2
The Pocophone F2 is the upgraded version of the Pocophone F1 from Xiaomi. It’s scheduled to be released in the second half of 2019. Since the Pocophone F1 was released in August of 2018, many expect the new version to be released around August 2019.
The Pocophone F2 smartphone has features like ambient light, a proximity sensor, a gyroscope, a fingerprint sensor, a compass, and an accelerometer. It’s a mid-range smartphone that has improved features from its predecessor.
The Xiaomi Pocophone F2’s price is expected to cost around $450.
This is the year when companies try to innovate by creating full-OLED foldable phones. While the production cost of these devices may be steeper than the usual Android device, companies are still investing in the perfect foldable phone concept.
Here is a list of the foldable phones available this 2019:
5. Samsung Galaxy Fold
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the flagship foldable phone from Samsung. It was originally scheduled to be released in April, but the company has since pushed the release date back several months. While they have not announced an official release date, it is expected to be released after the Galaxy Note 10.
The innovative design features a 7.3-inch tablet with Infinity Flex Display when it’s opened. When it’s folded up, it has a 4.6-inch screen that’s good for one-handed use. Samsung claims they tested their foldable phone with a machine that opened and closed the model 2,000 times.
To find out more, be sure to check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
It’s expected to cost around $1,900 to $2,200, making it one of the most expensive smartphones on the market today.
6. Huawei Mate X
The Huawei Mate X is the flagship foldable phone from Huawei. The company said that the Mate X will not be released until September, according to CNBC.
The Mate X opens up as an 8-inch tablet then folds into a 6.6-inch smartphone. The design is slimmer than the Samsung Galaxy Fold when it’s folded. It will run on the Kirin 980 processor by Huawei.
The Huawei Mate X is expected to cost around $2,600, which would make it even more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
7. Motorola Razr foldable phone
The Motorola Razr foldable phone is an upgraded version of the MotoZ4. It looks like a call back to the Motorola Razr flip phone that was released in 2004. Instead of a numeric keypad, the Motorola Razr foldable phone will have a 6.2-in OLED (or organic light-emitting diode) display with a secondary external display. It’s going to be one of the many foldable phones to be released in 2019, along with those from Samsung and Huawei.
The Motorola Razr foldable phone price is expected to cost around $1,500.
From what we have seen, 2019 is a competitive year for Android devices, with flagship devices trying to outdo one another. If you bought a new Android phone, and you want it to be set up properly, you can contact the professionals at HelloTech, and have them do it for you.