In 2020, a large wave of new 5G smartphones is coming. This February, there are numerous conferences one after another which will be the release platform for the upcoming Android phones to release till mid of 2020. The first to debut is the Galaxy S20 series, followed by the Xiaomi Mi 10 series. OPPO, iQOO, realme, Nubia Red Magic and other brands.
The release of new smartphones means that fierce competition in the smartphone market has entered a new stage.
So, which flagship phones are worth looking forward to in the first half of 2020? We bring you the list of upcoming Android phones which will release in 2020:
Upcoming Android Phones To Release in 2020 (Q1 to Q2)
1) Samsung Galaxy S20 series
Starting our list of upcoming Android phones to release in 2020, at 3:00 am on February 12, Beijing time, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series will be officially released. This will be the world’s first Snapdragon 865 flagship to debut.
It is reported that the Galaxy S20 series includes the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
All of them integrates the 120Hz OLED display with a resolution of 2K+, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 as the SoC, support SA, NSA dual-mode 5G, and super fast charging.
Among them, the image of the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is a major attraction. Its main camera reaches 100MP. This is the world’s first flagship Snapdragon 865 equipped with a 100MP camera.
Not only that, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is equipped with a periscope zoom lens that supports up to 100x zoom. This is also the world’s first Snapdragon 865 flagship to support 100x zoom.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is likely to be tested for DxOMark, and the possibility of topping the list will not be a surprise.
2) Xiaomi Mi 10
The Xiaomi Mi 10 series will officially release on February 13, a day after Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series release. This will be second Snapdragon 865 phone to launch after the Galaxy S20 series, and the first flagship model to be released live online after the Spring Festival in 2020.
Xiaomi Mi 10 uses a side punch-hole design on the screen which has a refresh rate of 90Hz. It is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform. The entire series is equipped with LPDDR5memory and UFS 3.0 flash memory. Moreover, the entire series supports WiFi 6.
It is worth noting that the primary camera specification of the Xiaomi Mi 10 is 108MP.
Lu Weibing, the president of Xiaomi Group China and general manager of the Redmi brand, confirmed that Xiaomi Mi 10 will send a test of DxOMark (the test model may be Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro), and hinted that the DxOMark score will be surprising.
3) Huawei P40 series
Huawei Consumer Business CEO ‘Yu Chengdong’ revealed that the P40 series will be unveiled in March this year, which is one of the most-watched flagship models in the first half of 2020.
As the latest product of the P series, video recording will be a highlight of the P40 series. According to the information previously exposed by @evleaks, the P40 Pro has five Leica rear cameras.
The rear primary camera of the P40 Pro is a customized 52MP lens. It uses Quad Bayer technology, the sensor area reaches 1/1.33 inches, and night scenes and video shootings have higher clarity.
Not only that, but the P40 Pro is also expected to be equipped with a dual prism periscope lens, supporting ten times optical zoom.
In terms of core configuration, the P40 Pro is equipped with a four-sided curved screen of about 6.5 inches and uses a dual-hole front camera design. the heart of the flagship is Kirin 990 5G processor supporting SA and NSA dual-mode 5G, super fast charging, wireless super flash charging, and so on.
In addition, @evleaks revealed that the P40 Pro will also launch a ceramic version, which is worth looking forward to.
4) Honor 30 series
According to the Honor flagship release sequence, the Honor series debuted in the first half of the year, and the V series debuted in the second half of the year. From this point of view, the Honor 30 series will be released in the first half of this year.
There is no doubt that the Honor 30 series will support SA, NSA dual-mode 5G, and will be equipped with Kirin 990 5G SoC, which is Huawei’s latest flagship SOC.
Kirin 990 5G SOC integrates 5G baseband, which is currently the only integrated flagship 5G SoC that has been mass-produced for commercial use.
In addition, the design of the Honor 30 series is also a major attraction. The previous generation Honor 20 PRO has won second place at DxOMark, so the performance of the Honor 30 series is quite similar to the previous one.
It is worth noting that the Honor 30 series may use a punch-hole screen.
5) OPPO Find X2
OPPO Find X2 will officially release in Barcelona on February 22.
As a new member of the Find X series, the Find X2 has a first-class flagship configuration. It uses a 120Hz OLED flexible screen with a resolution of 2K+ The heart of the flagship will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform, which supports SA and NSA dual-mode 5G. After Mi 10 series it will be the second phone to feature LPDDR5 memory and supports 65W super-fast charging.
Not only that, Shen Yiren, vice president of OPPO said that Find X2 also has 240Hz sampling + video frame chip + SDR to HDR + HDR up to 1200nit brightness + 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
In addition, Find X2 will also be equipped with a customized Sony Sensor. It is reported that this Sony Sensor customized by Find X2 has the latest solution, which is equipped with PDAF Omni-directional focusing technology.
This technology improves the overall focusing performance through the micro-lens structure, and the substrate layout of the image sensor makes the focusing performance independent of the shape or pattern of the object, thereby obtaining high-speed autofocus using phase difference in any case.
All in all, Find X2 has a significant upgrade from the previous generation in terms of screen, performance, camera, and fast charge, which will be exciting to witness.
6) iQOO 3
Coming to the mid of the list of upcoming smartphones to release in 2020, we have iQOO 3. Continuing the legacy of the cheapest flagship-level gaming phones, we will be expecting iQOO 3 to release this month.
At present, this phone has passed the network license. In the core configuration, iQOO 3 uses a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 × 1080, equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform, combined with 12GB memory + 256GB storage. The front camera is 16MP, meanwhile, the rear is 64MP+ 13MP + 13MP + 2MP quad camera, and the battery capacity is 4370mAh.
According to the official information, the iQOO 3 is not only equipped with Snapdragon 865, standard LPDDR5 memory, but also the first UFS 3.1 flash memory smartphone.
In addition, iQOO 3 will also retain a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is relatively rare in today’s flagship models.
7) Realme X50 Pro
At no.7 in the list of upcoming Android phones to release in 2020 is a smartphone by realme. Realme will release the new flagship X50 Pro at MWC 2020, which will be the first time for Realme to participate in MWC.
According to the official exposure information, the realme X50 Pro uses a dual-hole full screen, which is expected to be AMOLED and may support high refresh rates.
It will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform, with LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.0 flash memory as standard, and will support super-fast charging, Wi-Fi 6 and so on.
It is worth noting that realme will be involved in the IoTfield. Earlier at the X50 conference, realme CEO ‘Li Bingzhong’ revealed that realme will be involved in TVs, audio products, wearables, lifestyle peripherals, etc.
8) Nubia Red Magic 5G Gaming Phone
The Red Magic 5G gaming phone will be officially released at MWC 2020.
One of the highlights of this phone is the high refresh rate screen, which has a refresh rate of up to 144Hz (the phone also provides 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, and other options). This is the world’s first Snapdragon 865 mobile phone with a refresh rate exceeding 120Hz.
And it supports SA, NSA dual-mode 5G, features LPDDR5 memory and supports 55W super fast charge.
It is worth noting that the Nubia Red Magic 5G gaming phone is equipped with an “air-cooled turbo fast charge” solution.
Nu Fei, the co-founder of Nubia and President of Nubia, said that it maximizes the role of fast charging, the fast charging rate higher and more stable, and charging time shorter.
9) ZTE AXON 10s Pro
ZTE AXON 10s Pro has been listed on the official website, but the official price has not been announced yet. This makes us believe that it isn’t that far from its release.
Starting with the configuration, AXON 10s Pro uses a 6.47-inch AMOLED flexible curved waterdrop screen with a resolution of 2340 × 1080, equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform, LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.0 flash memory, 20MP front, 48MP primary + 20MP ultra wide-angle + 8MP telephoto triple rear cameras, 4000mAh battery, and supports Wi-Fi 6.
In addition, AXON 10s Pro is equipped with Z-Booster 2.0 next-generation all-scenario system optimization engine, which intelligently allocates system resources through AI algorithms, and accelerates and optimizes the depth of games and multi-tasking scenes to achieve fast startup, high image quality, no stuttering, smooth experience with low latency.
10) Meizu 17
2020 is the 17th anniversary of the establishment of Meizu. In the spring of this year, Meizu will launch the Anniversary Flagship 17, which is also Meizu’s first 5G phone and our tenth entry to the list of upcoming Android phones to release in 2020.
Huang Zhang, the founder of Meizu Technology, revealed that Meizu 17 will use the flagship-level Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform. In addition, Meizu 17 will also have new innovations in terms of built quality, camera, and experience. The 17 series will definitely be a good-looking and easy-to-use product that belongs to Meizu.
In addition, considering that the punch-hole screen will become the flagship smartphone trend in 2020, it is speculated that Meizu will not use the possibility of just screen. Of course, Meizu may also customize the screen to the supply chain and adopt a new screen form.
11) Redmi K30 Pro
The K30 Pro is likely to be released in the first half of this year.
At present, the phone has appeared on the GeekBench website. It is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform and supports SA and NSA dual-mode 5G.
Not only that, but the Redmi K30 Pro will also use a pop-up full-screen design, the screen is AMOLED, which supports screen fingerprint recognition. It is not sure whether there will be a high refresh rate.
In addition, it is reported that the primary rear camera of the Redmi K30 Pro is Sony IMX686 (64MP). This is a high-pixel Sensor used on the Redmi K30. Its number of pixels has reached 64MP and the sensor size is 1 / 1.7 inch. It also supports hardware-level straight out of 9248 × 6944 super high-resolution photos and supports four-in-one pixels for 1.6μm large pixels.
In terms of price, there is no doubt that it will be the cheapest Snapdragon 865 flagship.
12) OnePlus 8 series
Last but not least, in our list of upcoming Android phones to release in 2020, we have the OnePlus 8 series including OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro to release in the first half of 2020.
Previous leaker @Onleaks released the OnePlus 8 Pro rendering, which uses a punch-hole screen design.
More importantly, the OnePlus 8 Pro will use a 2K + resolution, 120Hz display, and the screen sampling rate will reach the industry’s highest 240Hz.
The official emphasized that OnePlus will bring consumers a top 120Hz screen experience.
In the core configuration, OnePlus 8 Pro will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform, and it may be equipped with Snapdragon X55 baseband, support SA, NSA dual-mode 5G.
So there’s plenty of android phones to release this 2020, but this list highlights the flagship ones which will be the main attraction for the audience. We hoped you loved our list of upcoming Android phones to release this 2020. Did we miss any flagship-level phone? Let us know in the comments.