There are many new Android phones on the line up in 2020. Few great handsets have already been announced including the Galaxy S10 Lite Galaxy Note 10 Lite, and OnePlus Concept One. Also include flagships from Samsung, Huawei, and LG, as well as a few mid-rangers from companies like Google. Here are the 10 best upcoming Android phones of 2020 in Canada that you must be looking forward to.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 series
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Xiaomi Mi 10 series
- LG G9 and V60 ThinQ
- ZTE Axon 10s Pro 5G
- Sony Xperia 5 Plus
- Huawei P40 series
- OnePlus 8 series
- Google Pixel 4a
- Asus Zenfone 7
Samsung Galaxy S20 series
Galaxy S phones are just around the corner called the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, the trio was announced lately at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco. You won’t have a headphone jack on the Galaxy S20 phones. All three handsets are said to feature curved displays, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and either the Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 chipset, depending on the region. The major differences between the Galaxy S20 and S20 Ultra are expected to be the battery and display sizes. The base model is expected to be the least feature-packed phone in the series, offering the smallest display and the fewest cameras at the back.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
The Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung’s second-gen foldable phone announced alongside the Galaxy S20 series on February 11th in San Francisco. The Galaxy Z Flip is expected to be different than its predecessor. At its developer conference last year, Samsung showed a concept of a foldable phone that folds vertically like a flip phone. Other rumors suggest the phone will feature the older Snapdragon 855 chipset, a 10MP front-facing camera, and will have a price tag in the “mid-$1,000 range” — making it cheaper than the $2,000 Galaxy Fold.
Xiaomi Mi 10 series
Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship series is expected to consist of the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. Both phones will likely make their debut at MWC 2020 in February. The handsets are rumored to differ from one another in terms of their camera setup, memory configurations, and battery capacities. That means they will have a lot in common, as they will both pack the Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood, supports wireless charging, and come with a 6.5-inch 90Hz OLED display.
LG G9 and V60 ThinQ
The renders reveal that the upcoming phone may come with four cameras at the back, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a headphone jack. A dedicated Google Assistant button is also expected. Rumors have it that the display will measure between 6.7 and 6.9 inches and will sport a small notch on top.
The V60 ThinQ, on the other hand, is expected to be a 5G phone that will come with a secondary screen, just like the LG G8X ThinQ. However, this time around, the company will reportedly redesign the hinge mechanism that attaches the second display. No word on specs and features for now, but the handset is expected to offer plenty of power under the hood and will be aimed at demanding users. Although unconfirmed, both the LG G9 and V60 will be announced at MWC in Barcelona, which kicks off at the end of February.
ZTE Axon 10S Pro 5G
ZTE has confirmed that its next flagship will be called the Axon 10S Pro 5G, and according to the specs revealed by a TENAA listing, it will be a minor upgrade over last year’s Axon 10 Pro 5G. Although unconfirmed, there’s a good chance the phone will make its debut at MWC in Barcelona.
The ZTE Axon 10S Pro 5G is expected to offer a great bang for the buck. Axon 10 Pro 5G a great phone was a combination of great specs, an eye-catching design, and an affordable price tag. The upcoming Android phone is expected to sport a 6.47-inch Full HD+ OLED display, an in-display fingerprint scanner, three rear cameras, and the Snapdragon 865 chipset.
Sony Xperia 5 Plus
Sony is expected to reveal its new flagship Android phone at its press conference at MWC in Barcelona, which is scheduled for Monday, February 24. According to the latest rumors, it may be called the Xperia 5 Plus, although the Xperia 2 name is also an option. We’ll just stick with the first one for now.
Leaked renders suggest that the upcoming phone will sport a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, three cameras at the back alongside a ToF sensor, and a headphone jack that’s missing on both the Xperia 1 and 5. The phone isn’t expected to have a fancy pop-up camera or a punch-hole display, with Sony going with traditional bezels, which are still thin enough to give the phone a modern look. Rumors also suggest the handset will have two front-facing speakers, a 6.6-inch OLED display, and likely the Snapdragon 865 chipset.
Huawei P40 series
Huawei has confirmed that it plans on announcing the P40 and P40 Pro this year, both of which will make their debut towards the end of March in Paris. As previous Huawei P phones, the P40 series will be all about the cameras. Rumors have it that the P40 will be equipped with four rear cameras, while the Pro model will come with five of them.
One of the cameras of the Pro model is said to be an 8MP periscope zoom lens with an f/4.0 aperture, which should provide 10x optical zoom — the highest in the smartphone industry to date. The regular P40, on the other hand, will offer 5X optical zoom. Like last year’s models, the P40 Pro is expected to sport a curved display, while the P40 may have a flat one.
OnePlus 8 series
OnePlus flagship series is expected to consist of three phones: the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8 Lite. The first two are said to be high-end devices, while the Lite model will be a mid-ranger. All three are expected to be unveiled in May, although there’s a possibility that the OnePlus 8 Lite will be announced a bit earlier.
Based on leaked 360-degree renders, the OnePlus 8 Pro may ditch the pop-up selfie camera of its predecessor for a punch-hole display. It’s expected to sport three cameras at the back along with a ToF sensor that’s used to calculate depth and distance. Rumors also claim that the display’s refresh rate will get bumped up from 90 to 120Hz. Not much is known about the regular OnePlus 8, but you expect it to offer less in some areas in exchange for a cheaper price tag. A few renders of the phone have already leaked, showing that the phone could sport a punch-hole display.
Google Pixel 4a
According to popular tech YouTuber Dave Lee, Google will only launch one variant of its mid-range phone this year. Called the Pixel 4a, it’s rumored to come with a 5.81-inch display. Leaked 360-degree renders also suggest we’ll see a hole-punch display and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The upcoming Android phone won’t feature the Pixel 4’s Soli radar sensors, but it will likely have a headphone jack on board. Like its predecessor, we expect it to have a plastic body to keep the cost down.
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL made their debut during Google I/O last year, and we expect the Pixel 4a will also be announced at the company’s developer conference this year. There’s a good chance it will take place in May, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Asus Zenfone 7
Though yet there are no rumors or leaked renders that would reveal the specs or the design of the handset. However, based on how well the Zenfone 6 was received, it’s almost a guarantee to see its successor this year. You can expect the Zenfone 7 to follow the same recipe as its predecessor, which means it should pack high-end specs, run a near-stock version of Android, and come with a flip camera that makes it unique and allows for a full-screen experience. Hopefully, Asus will upgrade the LCD display to an OLED one and sell the phone for the same amount as the Asus Zenfone 6. The announcement date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but there’s a good chance the upcoming phone will launch in May. (Source: Android Authority)