We’ve already seen many great smartphones released in the first half of 2020, such as the OnePlus 8 series, Xiaomi Mi 10 series, Samsung Galaxy 20 series, Huawei P40 series, Google Pixel 4, iPhone SE, etc. And we’ll also see more new Android phones and iPhones in the coming months. Here are the best upcoming smartphones that are expected to be announced in October.
Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A (5G)
- Confirmed release date: Sept. 30 at Google’s Hardware Event (Oct. 1 in China)
In the Google Store, we can already see the newest Google phones, with a message stating, “Google phones are going 5G. Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) supercharge the helpfulness of Google with an extra boost of speed. Starting at $499.” And Google has confirmed the phones will be unveiled at the Google event.
According to other leaks, the Pixel 5 might has a 6-inch OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 4,080mAh battery, a Snapdragon 765G processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. As for the Pixel 4A 5G, it is supposed to share some similar features with the Pixel 5, but it may have a larger 6.2-inch screen, the same Snapdragon 765G, smaller 6GB of RAM and a 60Hz refresh rate instead of a 90Hz refresh rate on the Pixel 5.
Huawei Mate 40 and 40 Pro
- Estimated release date: October 2020
Huawei usually announces two flagship smartphone series a year: the P Series and the Mate Series. The P Series normally arrives in the first half of the year, while the Mate Series is reserved for the second half of the year. With the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro announced in March, all eyes are on the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro.
According to the rumours, the Huawei Mate 40 might have a 6.4-inch display, which is a little smaller than that of the Mate 30; and the Mate 40 Pro is said to adopt a 6.7-inch display, a little larger than the Mate 30 Pro. For the camera setup, rumors say that the Mate 40 will have a triple rear camera including a 50MP main sensor, 20MP ultra-wide sensor, and 8MP telephoto sensor, meanwhile the Mate 40 Pro will have a 50MP wide-angle sensor with liquid lens technology, an 80MP Cine sensor, along with a periscope and Time of Flight sensor.
Due to the US trade ban, the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro are very likely not to offer Google apps and services, like its predecessor the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. And it’s claimed the Huawei Mate 40 and 40 Pro will be the last Huawei smartphones to use its homegrown Kirin chipsets. The Mate 40 series flagship will use its already-stockpiled chips, according to Huawei.
- Confirmed release date: Oct. 15, 2020
OnePlus has confirmed that its upcoming OnePlus 8T will feature a 120Hz display, a 4500mAh battery supporting 65W super lash charging, no wireless charging, OxygenOS and dual Type-C data cables. The phone will be officially released at 14:00 on Oct. 15 in Beijing, China.
As for its other specifications, the Android Center has reported that the OnePlus 8T will have the same 6.55-inch AMOLED display as the regular OnePlus 8, but with a 120Hz refresh rate; the new phone will have a quad-camera array on its rear, including a 48MP primary lens joined by a 16MP wide-angle module, 5MP macro, and 2MP portrait lens. The phone will reportedly carry a Snapdragon 865 Plus processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The OnePlus 8T may be one of the best Android phones of the latter half of 2020.
- Estimated release date: October 2020
Apple fans are hoping to see the delayed “iPhone 12″ at an October 2020 event. It’s rumored that the iPhone 12 series will come in four models: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All of them will continue the full-screen design, while the two Pro versions are expected to have a 120Hz refresh rate. A new A14 chipset and 5G modem will make the new iPhone faster and smoother than previous models.