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 and Google Pixel 4, Huawei Mate 30 Pro stands neck to neck to 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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Galaxy Note 10 family is just around the corner, so to speak. The Galaxy Unpacked event is set to kick off on August 7, 2019.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is expected to come with a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display. This is reported to be a 60Hz panel with support for HDR10+ and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
A 10MP front camera resides within the Infinity-O hole on the screen. As for the back, you are likely to get a main 12MP (f/1.5) sensor along with a 12MP (f/2.1) Telephoto sensor and finally a 16MP (f/2.2) Ultra-wide angle sensor.
It is expected to ship with Exynos 9825 or Snapdragon 855 chipset, Android 9.0, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage, and 3600mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. Besides the big and better Note 10 Plus, a 5G variant of both models is a fine possibility.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 full expected specs and price
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus full expected specs and price
Apple iPhone 11
iPhone 11 series will premiere by the end of September 2019.
Apple iPhone 11 is expected to sport the same 5.8-inch OLED display with Taptic vibration engine. Even the notch island would stay the same.
Therein that notch cutout lies a 10MP front camera and an array of tech that powers the Face ID. The front camera might feature sub-epidermal scanning, which uses IR to scan the blood veins of your face to secure the face recognition and unlocking.
The back cameras is an area where the Cupertino company is expected to bet heavy. The square stage will seat three 12MP lenses, which includes a primary ‘standard’ sensor (with decent low-light capabilities), a zoom lens and finally a new wide-angle sensor. This year, you might get 120fps slo-mo recording.
Apple’s neural engine as well as a dedicated image processor that augments the iPhone photos. Rest, we safely guess the arrival of an upgraded A13 Bionic chip and iOS 13 software. As for 5G, we will have to most probably wait until next year’s iPhone 12.
Google Pixel 4
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 Pro
The successor of Mate 20 Pro is reportedly bound to debut in October.
Although much about the phone 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). Huawei might employ a Face-ID like tech.
Under the hood, it might bear a new Kirin 990 chipset as well.
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.