The mobile phone sector is constantly boiling and especially in constant renewal. The new smartphones follow one another and are often very similar, but that does not prevent us from waiting for some models impatiently. If you have not followed all the news, here is a summary of the rumors about the 2019 novelties.
The big launches of the coming months
Obviously, all these dates are to take with big tweezers. How did we determine them? By taking into account the rumors as well as the dates of the exits of the old models. There are also confirmed events.
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: potential launch in France at the beginning of 2019
- Nokia 9 Preview: potential launch in early 2019
- Honor View 20: launch in France planned for January 2019
- Samsung Galaxy S10: at the beginning of the year 2019
- Samsung Galaxy F: at the beginning of the year 2019
- Huawei P30: at the beginning of the year 2019
- OnePlus 5G: before May 2019
We do not have the same degree of information on the different devices, so we have gathered in this folder only part of the expected smartphones.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is Xiaomi’s year-end flagship. Already unveiled in China, and taken in hand by us, Mi Mix 3 is now expected firmly in France. Again, this smartphone does not succumb to the notch by adopting a completely borderless design with a sliding screen to hide the sensors on the front. Xiaomi should also offer in Europe a model compatible with 5G networks.
Nokia 9 Preview
After the Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Finnish brand is expected to unveil a new flagship for the end of the year, the Nokia 9 Preview. According to rumors, this phone would include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, a 5-lens camera, and an OLED screen edge. It should come out before the end of the year, even if the period is no longer conducive to the launch of high-end smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S10
After the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the next smartphone expected at Samsung is very logically the Galaxy S10, scheduled for the beginning of 2019.
We expect this smartphone a major change in design, as the Galaxy S8 and S6 in their time. It should be entitled to a 5G declination and integrate a triple camera. Its screen would be completely edge-to-edge, but with a gap for the front camera.
Samsung Galaxy F: The foldable smartphone
Previously in the ‘In Project’ section of this folder, Samsung’s foldable smartphone became much more concrete after the presentation of the Samsung Infinity Flex Display in late 2018. All manufacturers are interested in the subject and some, such as Microsoft, Nokia or LG, have already filed patents to protect their future products.
Samsung seems to be the manufacturer with the most advanced, since, in addition to having filed several patents, he announced his ambition to release a product in 2019. The Samsung Galaxy F should be unveiled in March, with a price of Selling high enough, more than that of the Galaxy S10. The brand would have planned to produce only one million units to start.
Huawei P30: Drive the nail
Nothing seems to stop Huawei, which after having achieved its 2018 year with the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro, seems even more ambitious for 2019. According to Huawei’s CEO, Richard Yu, the ‘P30 will be better than the Mate 20 Pro‘. The smartphone could take advantage of the Kirin 990, a new SoC that would be a revision of the Kirin 980 launched in 2019. It would be compatible with the 5G modem from the Chinese manufacturer.
The brand would once again bet on the photo, with the addition of a fourth photosensor and the possibility of having a zoom x10. The presentation is expected for the beginning of 2019.
OnePlus has promised, there will not be only OnePlus 7 in the first half of 2019! The brand has announced that it wants to be among the first to offer a 5G compatible smartphone in Europe. But as 5G will drive up the price of smartphones, OnePlus prefers to create a new dedicated line that will be marketed alongside the OnePlus 7. The release of this smartphone is planned ‘before the month of May’.
A Google Pixel 3 cheaper
Since the beginning of 2018, Google seems to work on developing a smartphone more accessible than its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL high-end. The device is known as the ‘Bonito’ code and would incorporate a Snapdragon 710 from Qualcomm. This code name reappeared at the end of 2018 in the source code of Android, then in the source code of ARCore.
It is impossible for the moment to know if Google really intends to commercialize such a device, or if it is only an internal project.
For several years, Microsoft has been developing a smartphone-like mobile device that could be expanded into a tablet.
This high-end device is intended for professionals and imagined as a notebook for note taking and work in mobility. Originally, the device was to be marketed in 2018 but was rejected. Microsoft would like to avoid the successive failures it has experienced on the mobile and make sure to have a device that can find its audience was niche.