In a world where some believe innovation in the smartphone industry to have plateaued, 2018 managed to give us a number of brilliant smartphones. Here we take a close look at the devices we just cannot wait to see in 2019, with a focus on what makes them so interesting.
2018 delivered on its smartphone promises in grand style. The smartphone industry saw quite a bit of advancement in various departments: The Huawei P20 Pro and its game-changing triple rear camera setup, improved lowlight camera performance across the board thanks to Google and Huawei’s software genius, progress in machine learning and AI, and even more improvements that brought the mid-range segment closer than ever to the flagship space.
It wasn’t peculiar to any one OEM, either, as most companies had something innovative to showcase last year. This year may be off to a ponderous start but let’s have a look at the smartphones we’re most excited for in 2019. You know, the ones we shiver in anticipation whenever we think of, and just can’t wait to have in our hands.
The Samsung Galaxy S10
Yes, the elephant in the room. Best to point it out at the start and get it over with, before moving on to more unexpected picks.
Samsung usually releases two similar generations of smartphones. The S8 and S9, for example, were almost identical. So alike, in fact, that most regarded the S9 as a mere incremental upgrade over its predecessor. That’s an opinion we’re inclined to agree with, for the most part. Which is why we’re even more pumped up for the S10.
The S10 is set to be the most feature-packed Galaxy S phone in history. For one, it will attempt to forgo bezels entirely in favor of a punch-hole display, with Samsung’s Infinity-O technology keeping the selfie camera tucked under the screen. Oh, and we’re not talking about a single camera sensor either. The S10 phones will offer a whole gallery of cameras, with the S10 Plus expected to feature a sensational five cameras in total. Three at the back and two in front. LG V40 fans probably won’t like that.
The phones are also expected to feature under-display fingerprint readers, which is a technology that stormed the stage in 2018. Samsung hardware is generally unmatched, though, and we’re curious to see what the South Korean company does with that feature. More
By Ricci Rox