2018 was a year of phones, we’ve seen some of the best phones with the latest known technology. The smartphone market has brought tremendously different and new yet totally attractive features that we are sure we all loved. From the shrinking of bezels to dual rear cameras to better glass designing and to a much more increased CPU power, we have seen drastic changes in this smartphone industry. 

The question that arises here is that “Will 2019 top it?”

Looking at the expected phones that we already see in line to be released or launched, we are quite positive that 2019 will be a total game changer in the case of smartphones. Next year we'll get 5G phones, the first true folding screen model from one of the big names, still more CPU power. And, with any luck, even more, progress in phone cameras.

Here are some of the best smartphones of 2019:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+
  2. Apple iPhone XI or XI max
  3. Sony Xperia XZ4
  4. Honor View 20
  5. Google Pixel 3 Lite & Pixel 3 Lite XL
  6. LG folding phone
  7. Samsung Galaxy F
  8. Xiaomi Mi 9

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 plus are rumored to be released in early 2019, almost around February end or maybe in March 2019. The latest set releases predict that this new smartphone is going to have an in-display fingerprint scanner and most probably it is also being updated to have 5 cameras; three back cameras and two front selfie cameras. as one of the most ongoing trends of 2019 is going to be the 5G internet service, we think that this handset would be compatible with the 5G system. 

Apple iPhone XI or XI max

Apple iPhone has no reliable news and, we are not even sure what they are planning to name their new smartphone this year. But what we have in our hands is the fact that this phone is not going to be a 5G handset, we don't even expect great changes in their design but improvement in the technology would truly be appreciated.

Sony Xperia XZ4

This Japanese smartphone manufacturing company is still a struggling company when it comes to the top list of smartphones, hence we are hoping to see great improvements that will pace their way up the list. The Xperia XZ4 is expected to come in March 2019. The OLED feature introduced last year was very much appreciated, so Sony might use that features again this year with no notch this time. Sony will likely move to the Snapdragon 855 to give it the latest powerful hardware, but also move to a triple camera system. 

Honor View 20

This phone is already announced in China. View 20 will have no notch instead offers a "hole punch" selfie camera. This mid-range but the technologically advanced handset is thought to set trends in the smartphone manufacturing world.

Google Pixel 3 Lite & Pixel 3 Lite XL

Google has done a wonderful job in the last year, and this year it is thought that Google is going for the release of the Lite version of Pixel 3. It might have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 or 710 platform at its heart, but pure Android Pie and a more affordable price.

LG folding phone

The last year didn't go really well for LG, but we are still expecting some new things to improve their market value. Foldable phones are going to trend really fast in 2019, paired with the latest technology, the LG folding phone might be a really big hit.

Samsung Galaxy F

Talking about the trend of foldable phones, Samsung would not remain behind from any new trend that is appreciated by its customers. Talking about Samsungs foldable phone, we are not really sure what Samsung is planning on naming it but there are rumors that the phone with the Infinity Flex display might be launched at MWC 2019. There are also rumors that it will cost about $2000/£1400. Wow.

Xiaomi Mi 9

This year Xiaomi provided us with some really amazing designs and technology, we hope that it further improves its level in 2019. We expect a large screen, in-screen fingerprint scanner and, most important for many buyers, a lower price than those of Samsung and Apple, for a comparable phone.

These are some of the best smartphones that we are impatiently waiting for in 2019, let's hope that we are not disappointed.

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