Biggest smartphone releases expected this fall (2019)
2019 has already been a big year for smartphones. We’ve seen all new shapes and sizes, the return of the notch, more camera lenses and a global trade war. And it’s only July!
The smartphone calendar tends to be most active around the spring and the fall. This March saw a slew of new products from Huawei and Honor, as well as Samsung’s original attempt at launching its Galaxy Fold smartphone.
So what can we expect for the latter half of 2019? Rumours and leaks are everywhere around the world’s largest smartphone companies, so we’ve dug through the internet to find the most probably information about the most-anticipated phones expected to launch this fall and winter.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
The Galaxy Fold was supposed to launch back way back in April, however, was recalled by Samsung after reviewers and early testers reported screen and dust issues. However, as of this week, the smartphone is expected to debut in September with all major issues fixed.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
The Galaxy Note 10 (and potentially an even larger Note 10 Pro) will debut on August 7 at Samsung’s unpacked press event in New York. Based on rumours, there will be a large notch at the top, a triple camera setup and a sound-conducting screen. You’ll also get a clever new S-Pen with a few more wireless tricks up its sleeve. A Pro model could also be on the cards, with four cameras around the back.
Apple iPhone 11
Apple will unveil not one, not two but three new iPhones early September. Expected updates of the XS, the XS Max and XR. While the design of the devices aren’t expected to be that different (Apple tends to work from the ‘if it ain’t broke, why fix it’ school of iPhone design) the cameras will be getting a major overhaul – including triple camera sensors around the back and a new dedicated night-mode.
Google Pixel 4
One of the most-talked-about features of the Pixel 3 was its chunky bezels. Unfortunately, it looks like those are here to stay. However, you’re also going to get new gesture controls – which would make this a world-first. You will also get more updates to Google’s already class-leading camera.
Huawei Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro
Huawei is going to be updating its Mate 30-range with a new camera system, most likely a triple camera setup on the back (the Pro model will get a fourth). Huawei is expected to pull the wraps off these new phones in October, and will highly-tout their 5G capabilities.
Huawei Mate X
Huawei unveiled the foldable Mate X just days after Samsung released its Fold smartphone. Huawei’s foldable is sleeker than Samsung’s and proved to be a crowd-pleaser for tech reporters at the launch. However, after the issues with Samsung’s rollout of the Fold, Huawei decided to hold-back its mid-year launch until the fall. It’s expected to launch in September.
Motorola Moto Razr
Not a huge amount is known about Motorola’s mysterious new Razr. In the mid-00s, just about everyone (and their mum) has a Razr clamshell phone – and Motorola is hoping to bring back that nostalgia, along with a hefty dose of new technology. It’s expected to return with the same clamshell shape, but foldable inner screen.