Without doubt, the coronavirus pandemic will affect the supply chain of many goods and services in the world. Despite these challenges, we still expect these phones to be released. The biggest challenge for the manufacturers will be in finding the most suitable supply mechanism that will not lead to the further spread of the virus. We have already seen some manufacturers such as Apple release some devices such as the iPhone SE and you can also watch out for the release of the following 10 phones in 2020.

As of March 2020, the rate of phone shipment was down by 39% as compared to the same period last year. Despite the challenges, these are the phones you need to watch out for. We even anticipate some of them to be the flagship of the 5G network.

1. iPhone “12”


iPhone

Apple has not yet confirmed the names of this iPhone model and we will just give a generic name of iPhone 12. The market is however expected to take a turmoil since some of the suppliers in China are not operating at maximum capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Different people have varying expectations from the devices. Some think it will have the same design and look as the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, while some people think it will have a new design. Online time will tell. This flagship could also have 5G capabilities.

Expected release date: Early September 2020

2. Samsung Galaxy Fold 2

Samsung galaxy fold 2

Samsung is one of the few companies that have had some success in the foldable devices market space.

They first took the world by storm with their Galaxy Fold on February last year. Despite their belief that foldables are the future of smartphones, they ran into some trouble with the Galaxy Fold.

Some users reported some defects on the screen, which led to the delay of the release of the new Fold by five months.

Samsung however seem to have fixed the issue and are ready to launch an improved version of the Galaxy Fold. Some of the features that we might expect are an S stylus pen and a glass display instead of a plastic one.

Expected release date: September 2020

3. Apple iPhone SE

iPhone SE

Last week Apple launched a budget-friendly phone, the iPhone SE, which is the first of at least five iPhones expected to launch in 2020. On Friday 17, the pre-ordering of the device began on their website and also on other outlets.

The phone took an almost similar approach to the 2016’s iPhone SE with a mix of elements from several iPhones and has a $399 starting price. The launch event took place online.

Expected release date: Already released

4. OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

One plus

OnePlus launched its latest line of flagship phones on April 14 at a digital event. Called the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, the both phones have 5G and a display with 90Hz refresh rate for the OnePlus 8 and 120Hz for the OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 starts at $699, the 8 Pro at $899.

Those on a budget could also have a relief since the series is rumored to have one extra variant, the OnePlus 8 Lite.

Expected release date: April 2020

5. Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Samsung galaxy note

It is rumored that the Galaxy Note 20 would appear in the market as early as July and would follow the naming convention of the previous Galaxy S20 phones.

The launch event is however likely to be a bit different this year. We are used to a flashy release event but this year we can expect an online release event due to the pandemic.

Some of the features to anticipate are the improvement of 5G data speeds and a fast refresh rate of 120Hz.

Expected release date: August 2020

6. Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro

Xiaomi

Xiaomi has constantly been on the upfront in delivering high-end Android devices. The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are expected to have some features such as a 4,500mAh battery, Snapdragon 865 chip, wireless charging and 90Hz display.

Xiaomi did not announce any release plans on the US market. In Europe, the Mi 10 will sell from a price of 799 euros and the 10 Pro at 999 euros.

Expected release date: March 2020

7. Google Pixel 4A and 4A XL

Google pixel

Google’s debut release of its budget phones, the Pixel 3A and 3A XL proved to be successful. The Pixel 4A and 4A XL are expected to start from $399 with a new front-facing camera.

They are also expected to have the latest Android version with update capabilities.

Expected release date: April or May 2020

8. Samsung Galaxy A Series

Samsung galaxy

If you are on a budget, the Samsung Galaxy A Series is the perfect phone for you. The phones are cheap but their features are outright and suffice the everyday usage of an average Android user.

The 4G LTE model, which includes four phones, consists of the $110 Galaxy A10, the $180 Galaxy A11, the $250 Galaxy A21 and the $400 Galaxy A51, which is the followup to 2019’s Galaxy A50. Then there are two 5G phones:

The 5G version of the Galaxy A51 will cost $500, while the new Galaxy A71 5G comes in at $600.

Expected release date: Available now until the end of the summer

9. Redmi Note 9S

Redmi

A sequel to the Redmi Note 8 series, the Redmi Note 9S is the next generation of Xiaomi’s budget phone. The much anticipated feature of the Note 9S is the 5,020 mAh battery! We are really excited to test this expectation when it comes out. Some other notable features to expect are a rear quad-camera, 4GB RAM, 64 GB storage and 48 megapixel main sensor.

The starting price is expected to be from $215

Expected release date: 23rd March 2020

10. Huawei P40 Pro series

Huawei P40

A sequel to the Redmi Note 8 series, the Redmi Note 9S is the next generation of Xiaomi’s budget phone. The much anticipated feature of the Note 9S is the 5,020 mAh battery! We are really excited to test this expectation when it comes out. Some other notable features to expect are a rear quad-camera, 4GB RAM, 64 GB storage and 48 megapixel main sensor.

The starting price is expected to be from $215

Expected release date: 23rd March 2020

So, which is your go-to device in 2020? Leave your response in the comment section below.

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