Upcoming Smartphones 2020: Realme 7, Realme X3 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Redmi K30 Pro, Galaxy S11, Note 11, OnePlus 8, Pixel 5, iPhone 12

Upcoming Smartphones 2020: Realme 7, Realme X3 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Redmi K30 Pro, Galaxy S11, Note 11, OnePlus 8, Pixel 5, iPhone 12
Upcoming Smartphones 2020: Realme 7, Realme X3 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Redmi K30 Pro, Galaxy S11, Note 11, OnePlus 8, Pixel 5, iPhone 12

The year’s about to end, and already the next year’s list of upcoming smartphones are out. We have an exciting year ahead with some grand launches in the kitty. Major smartphone companies will be bringing up it’s top devices all round the year backed by path breaking  technology.

The upcoming smartphones in 2020 have a lot riding on them with the latest developments.

In India, the mid-range and budget market will continue to boom with better value-for-money smartphones and gadgets. Redmi and Realme will be the frontrunners in the categories, with the flagship market gradually changing lead by OnePlus.

Here goes our complete list of the upcoming smartphones in 2020.

Upcoming Smartphones 2020, Upcoming Smartphones In 2020

The smartphones scheduled to launch in 2020 have been listed here. All these upcoming smartphones in 2020 will launch in India.

Realme 7, Realme 7 Pro

While Realme is yet to unveil the next generation Realme 6 smartphones, the devices are about to arrive, within a month or two we will have Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro in our hands, and the succeeding Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro within another quarter. Similarly, next year the company will bring in the successors in the later half of 2020, probably by the end of the first half of the year: Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro.

Realme is known to upgrade its devices in quick successions, and hence Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro won’t take much time to launch. For Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro, the company will offer rear penta camera systems, punch-hole displays and newly upgraded Snapdragon chips.

Redmi K30 Pro

With the first smartphone of the Redmi K30 series already out, the next K30 Pro is set to arrive in 2020. Redmi K20 Pro in India has been quite successful, and it’s currently a bestseller in the entry premium flagship segment. Just as Redmi K30, the Redmi K30 Pro will also pack in a wide range of top specs. K30 Pro will don the latest Qualcomm flagship chip: Snapdragon 865 along with other premium features.

Redmi K30 Pro will sport a AMOLED display offering 120Hz refresh rate, a quad camera setup powered by 64MP main camera, punch-hole styled display, in-display fingerprint sensor, 12GB RAM with upto 256GB storage, 5G connectivity (in India, 4G variant will launch) and fast charging capabilities.

Realme X3, Realme X3 Pro

Realme has already unveiled Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro, and they will be upgrading the current mid-range flagship Realme devices in less than two quarters. Realme X3 will be a part of the earlier Realme X series and a much-upgraded Realme XT model. Realme X3 is expected to come with a better display and other specs. The company may opt for a punch-hole display this time for Realme X3 and Realme X3 Pro as the upcoming Realme 6 smartphones.

With the penta camera fever catching up, both Realme X3 and Realme X3 Pro might come with penta camera powered rear camera systems. Realme X3 Pro will succeed X2 Pro with an expected design upgrade and some additional functionalities. Both Realme X3 and Realme X3 Pro will arrive in the second of 2020.

Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro

A few weeks back some reports floated that Xiaomi might not be reviving the Redmi Note series anymore, hence Redmi Note 9 smartphones might not be made ever. It was being considered that the current Mi Note 10 series will replace the Redmi Note 9 series, but they devices of two different segments, and don’t clash with each other. It’s quite affirmative that Redmi Note 9 series exists, and they will launch in the first quarter of 2020.

Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro will succeed Redmi Note 8 series in the under Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 segments respectively. We might get to see more better features backed by flagship processors, better camera systems, gaming enhancements and more. Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro launch is expected in the first quarter of 2020.

Samsung Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S11 series will launch in early 2020, and the leaks have already revealed pretty much everything about both the devices: the standard Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11 Plus. There will be three smartphones in the upcoming Galaxy S11 series as the current generation: Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11E and Galaxy S11 Plus. Set to launch in February, the Galaxy S11 series will succeed the current Galaxy S10 flagships with upgraded internals. If we go by the leaked pictures, we see an upgraded rear panel design.

S11 and S11 Plus will feature Dynamic AMOLED panels with Quad HD+ resolution. It also has been tipped that Galaxy S11 will come with a five camera module in a rectangular box shaped module with the 108MP camera as main lens with 5X optical zoom and other sensors for different purposes. 

OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 live images have already been leaked, and the new OnePlus 8 smartphones will don a new punch-hole design technology to offer a notch-less viewing experience. Both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a punch-hole camera up front without a pop-up sensor or notch as previous devices. Also, they will have an extra camera sensor, so it will be the first OnePlus smartphones to feature a quad camera setup.

An upgrade over the current 90Hz refresh rate, OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a more enhanced display with 120Hz refresh rate to offer an enriched super smooth experience. Both the OnePlus 8 smartphones will be powered by Snapdragon 865, expected to launch in mid-2020 globally, probably in June.

Google Pixel 5, Pixel 5XL

There’s a lot riding on Pixel 5 in 2020. It could be the last year for Pixel smartphones if they fail again. Both Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 series have not been able to generate much buzz among smartphone buyers, and Google will try to make it up with Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 5XL. In spite of being good smartphones, the Pixel still aren’t the bestsellers in the market. A new design is expected, and the company may choose to completely transform Pixel 5 smartphone from current Pixel 4 series of smartphones.

Google Pixel 5 might get more attractive in terms of features and design with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform under the hood. With camera being the major USP, Google will again keep the focus on cameras for Pixel 5 and Pixel 5XL. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 11, Galaxy Note 11 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 11 will launch in the final quarter of 2020, and Samsung will have already started work on the flagship. The leaked concept design of Galaxy S11 hints at a full-screen display without any notch or punch-hole, which may also inspire the Galaxy Note 11. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 will power Note 11 in the US, and the top-end Exynos chip in other countries including India. 

Galaxy Note 11 will have certain improvements over the current Note 10 alongside a 5G model. As Note 10 series, the Note 11 will also have two models, a standard and a plus variant. Coming to optics, Galaxy Note 11 might upgrade over the triple-lens setup with a quad or penta camera system.

iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro

While the next generation iPhones are still almost a year away, the leaks have already started to pour in for the next iPhone 12 series. Each variant of the upcoming iPhone 12 series will come with 5G support out of the box. Also some leaks suggest that the iPhone 12 series will have smartphones with quad camera systems, probably only the top-end models. The company recently embraced the three camera setup for the latest iPhone 11 variants, and it can soon upgrade to a quad camera system as per the flying rumours.

The iPhone 12 models will feature an additional camera module, probably a 3D time of flight (ToF) sensor to gauge three-dimensional depth also to be utilised as a “rear 3D sensing system.” iPhone 12 smartphones may also feature some a radar-luke sensor as Soli on Pixel 4 with upgraded 120Hz displays.

OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8T Pro

In the last quarter of 2020, we will have the upgraded OnePlus 8 smartphones: OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8T Pro. The company is trying to move up the funnel to establish itself as a more premium brand, and hence the OnePlus 8T models are expected to offer more minimalistic design backed by the top features. The OnePlus T models generally come with slight upgrades, and hence mostly it’s going to be the same between OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8T, and OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T Pro.

OnePlus 8T smartphones will have similar design and features as OnePlus 8 models like the punch-hole camera upfront, quad camera and build. The devices will have a change with the hardware and some additional functionalities.

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