Its that time of the year, a time when the tech titans lineup their flagship phones to showcase their technological brawn and brain. While most eyes would be glued onto the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max and Google Pixel 4 XL, Huawei Mate 30 Pro stands neck to neck with the big three. Over the years, it has raced to the top with powerful performance and brilliant cameras. Think of cameras and Google gets the hiccups as Pixel portfolio outsmarts the competition. Can the newly unveiled iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus give Google a good run for its money?
We will compare the mighty four, the big leaguers and by the end, hopefully, you’ll have your answers.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Galaxy Note 10 series premiered on August 7, 2019, in three variants – Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus (review) and Note 10 Plus 5G. The last one is basically the Note 10+ with 5G capability.
They sport an AMOLED display with Infinity-O cutout, along with support for HDR10+, WQHD+ resolution, a huge 91.0% screen-to-body ratio, Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
A 10MP front camera resides within the Infinity-O hole on the screen. As for the back, you get a main 12MP sensor along with a 12MP Telephoto Zoom sensor and finally a 16MP Ultra-wide angle sensor.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 series premiered on September 10, 2019. As rumored, we witnessed the launch of three new iPhones -iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, or the crown jewel of the lot sports a 6.5-inch OLED, 2688×1242-pixels display with 458 PPI. It features a Taptic vibration engine.
Even though the notch island up top stays intact, the inherent. Therein that notch cutout lies the alleged 12MP front camera and an upgraded Face ID mechanism. The purported sub-epidermal scanning and other nitty-gritty are under the veil for now.
The Cupertino company has banked heavily on the new rear camera triplet. The square stage seats three 12MP lenses, which includes a primary ‘standard’ sensor (with f/1.8 aperture), a telephoto zoom (f/2.4) lens and finally a new 120-degree ultra-wide-angle (f/2.0) sensor. On the video front, you get 4K@60 fps from all three cameras.
Apple’s neural engine as well as a dedicated image processor that augments the iPhone photos. Rest, it ships with an upgraded A13 Bionic chip and iOS 13 software.
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Google Pixel 4 XL
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL is slated to arrive in the month of October 2019.
Google turned the tables on leaks and rumors surrounding the phone by teasing many of the Pixel 4’s key details. It started off by confirming the square bump at the back. Yes, both Google and Apple are apparently sharing the design elements.
The camera arrangement is, however, a tad different from the iPhone. Here, you’ve dual camera sensors, a LED flash (bottom) and a cutout for the laser autofocus (top). There is a tiny microphone cutout beside the LED module.
Soon, Google also unveiled the Face Unlock feature of Pixel 4, powered by proprietary Soli radar. It is similar yet different from the iPhone’s Face ID, meticulously covered in our dedicated comparison. Now, whether its a party trick or technological marvel is something to be seen.
Huawei Mate 30 series
The successor of Mate 20 Pro is reportedly bound to debut on September 19 at a Munich event. Much like the other brands, Huawei is also expected to unveil three new phones – the Huawei Mate 30, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and the Huawei Mate 30 Lite.
Although much about the phones is still under the veil, the rumor mill has spewed a vertical rectangular rear camera panel, with an increased number of lens. It is expected to flaunt five lenses at the back.
One of these will be a 40MP (1/1.55-inch, quad RYYB filter) sensors. The other one, also a 40MP (1/1.7-inch) sensor will be equipped with an ultrawide-angle lens. Finally, the third one of the lot could possibly be an 8MP telephoto lens, just like the P30 Pro (review).
The display might home dual selfie snapper in a large in-display cutout, akin to Galaxy S10 Plus (review). One of these might be a 32MP sensor. Huawei might employ a Face-ID like tech.
Under the hood, it will bear a new HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G SoC. This is speculated to paired with 8 GB of RAM, up to 512 GB of storage, a 4,500mAh battery that might support 40W SuperCharge and 27W SuperWireless Charge.
- Huawei Mate 30 Lite full expected specs and price
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Battle of Big 4 Flagship smartphones of 2019
We will update the phone specs and features as they hit our radar in the coming months. Which one amongst these 4 smartphones are you most pumped for? Or is there any favorites of yours? Do let us know in the comments down below. Bookmark the page to revisit the comparison.