2019 is an exciting year for mobile phones. New technologies have brought a change in the mobile phone demographics and mobile phone companies have caught on fast. There is going to be a fierce battle this year to see the mobile phone/company that comes out on top.
Below is a list of mobile phones to watch out for this year. Be prepared to be amazed by the new upgrade of the mobile phone industry.
Samsung galaxy X or F?
Samsung would be releasing its first foldable phone ths year. Some rumours say it might be launched with S10 late in Feburary.
The phone would be tablet size and would be able to foldup into half its size to fit into a pocket.
It would use the new ONE UI and would be able to run 3 apps simulatneously.
The cost of the this phone is expected to be around N700,000
Google Pixel 4
The Pixel 4 would be released later in the year in October. The Pixel 3 XL got a lot of crticism when it came into the market. I do hope Google has gone back to the drawing board and have crafted something magnifcent.
One thing we should be sure of his the phone having the Andriod 10.0Q and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip.
The cost of the this phone is expected to be around N470,000
Motorola Moto G7
The Moto G series is probably the only middle range phone. This year, we should see the G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power.
The G7 would have an octa-core Snapdragon 632 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage.
It would also have dual-lens 12Mp + 5Mp primary camera and 8Mp front camera. It would run on the Andriod 9.0 Pie.
Release period would be in Febrary and is expected to cost aroun N120,000
Yes Razr. We might see a relaunch of this brand this year. The speculation is that it would be a foldable phone. Its probably going to have two displays while still reserving the initial concept of the phone.
If this phone comes into the market, we should see it going for as much as N705,000.
At the Qualcomm Snapdragon summit, OnePlus announced the launch of their first 5G phone. It would likely be released in May.
We should be expecting incredible features from this phone and for the price range of about N330,000, there is no doubt in mind that it would be.
Huawei Foldable 5G?
The CEO of Huawei Richard Yu announced that the launch of the folding smartphone will happen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona come February ending.
It is speculated that sales would begin in either June or November.
We do not know what the design would look like but we all know that Huawei is excellent when it comes to designing phones.
The phone will be a 5G device, would have the Kirin 980 processor and the Baong 5000 5G chipset.
Nokia 9 PureView
Leaked video has confirmed that this phone is going to have five lenses on the back, which is very unique for any kind of phone.
Nokia might luanch the phones towards the end of February 2019 during the Mobile World COngress.
It should be around the N250,000 range when it finally laucnhes.
What is unique about this phone is the three lens it has at the back alone. The rear camera has 52Mp, 16Mp and 0.3Mp.
For gaming, this phone would run smoothly with the Adreno 640 GPU.
Internal storage is 128GB with expansion up to 512GB.
Likely to be launched in September, one main feature we are most likely to see is a long distance 3D camera. The result of this is superb photography and security.
Apple may also bring back the Touch ID feature, inclusding an ultrasonic in-display sensor.
LG V50 ThinQ
There are a lot of rumors and concept designs for a foldable phone for LG but nothing has been confirmed yet. That is why it isnt on this list.
The V50 is one we expect to be released in October. It is expected to have a triple camera system and there would be a focus on music experience.