List of top smartphones to launch in 2019

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New Delhi : The year 2018 was all about the launch of dual camera phones and budget smartphones. Many popular smartphone makers like OnePlus, Vivo and Oppo had demonstrated their prowess by cramming innovative features like in-display fingerprint scanners, pop-up selfie cameras and more. Coming to 2019, there are a few companies who have already confirmed the arrival of some smartphones in January, this year. Take a look at the list of upcoming phones that we will soon hit the Indian market.

Apple iPhone XI

Apple will launch its flagship iPhone model which will have three rear lenses and augmented reality functioning. The company will be using new camera features like these to draw their audience to the 2019 model, likely to be released in September. 

OnePlus 7

OnePlus 7 is likely to be released next year around May or June. The handset will sport edge-to-edge display with waterdrop notch, three rear cameras, and up to 512GB built-in storage. There are reports that the company plans to launch two variants of OnePlus 7, one with 5G connectivity and another with 4G LTE. Qualcomm hosted an event in December to launch the Snapdragon 855 where OnePlus CEO Pete Lau also confirmed OnePlus 7 as one of the first devices to carry the latest system-on-chip platform. 

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung is expected to make a big splash this year with up to three variants, including a high-end 5G enabled model. S9+ has a 6.2-inch display while the S10+ is expected to feature a 6.4-inch display, which means that Samsung is going to add more real estate without making the device bigger. As per a report, the Galaxy S10+ will have a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with a 78-degree field of view, a 16-megapixel super wide-angle lens with a 123-degree field of vision and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with a 45-degree field of vision. 

Nokia 9

The smartphone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, with 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. A recent leak indicated that it will run Android 9 Pie out of the box with a stock interface and pack a 4,150mAh battery, plus water and dust resistant capabilities. The phone houses five camera setup at the back. Out of the seven rings at the rear end, five are camera lenses, while sixth (on the left top side) is a dual-tone LED flash unit and seventh (opposite to the flash) is expected to be a dual-sensor for proximity detection. Other aspects of Nokia 9 that are more or less confirmed include the 5.9-inch display with QHD resolution and narrow bezels. 

Vivo Nex Dual Display

Spark Ni, Senior Vice President, Vivo, recently said in a statement. There's a 6.39-inch Ultra FullView display with close to 91.63 percent screen-to-body ratio. It is pertinent to note that the front screen is free from any sort of notch for a selfie camera. 

There's an additional 5.49-inch Super AMOLED display on the phone's back. A "Lunar Ring" has been featured on the rear display that creates a glowing band of colours which can signify notifications and even pulse with music. NEX Dual Display Edition's camera setup consists of a 12MP dual-pixel main camera (with Sony IMX363 sensor and 4-axis OIS), a specialised night video camera and a time of flight (TOF) 3D camera.

The smartphone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and comes with 10GB RAM with 128GB storage. The smartphone also comes with in-display fingerprint sensor and camera with 3D sensing technology for enhanced facial recognition.