Upcoming Android smartphones of the second half of 2020: what new products to expect?

A lot of decent smartphones have already been announced in 2020. This list includes, among other things, devices of the Galaxy S20, OnePlus 8 and Xiaomi Mi 10 lines. Nevertheless, we expect new releases: flagships from Samsung, Nokia and Asus, as well as mid-range models from Google and OnePlus are already on the way.

So, the best upcoming Android smartphones to be announced this year:

Google Pixel 4a

The Pixel 4a (XL model release cancelled) is expected to follow the same success pattern as the previous A-series model. This means abandoning some of the expensive hardware aspects of the Google Pixel 4, but maintaining fast and regular Android updates, the quality of the main camera, and the exclusive features of the Pixel software.According to rumors, the phone will be equipped with a 12.2-megapixel camera with OIS and EIS, a Snapdragon 730 chipset and a 5.81-inch display with a standard refresh rate of 60 Hz. Other possible features include a 3080 mAh battery, dual SIM card support, and 6GB of RAM. And yes, the headphone jack is likely to remain.

The phone was originally expected to be unveiled at the annual Google I/O developer Conference, which is usually held in May, but it was canceled. A new release date has not yet been officially announced. The latest rumors claim that the appearance of the Pixel 4a should be expected on July 13.

Release Date:13 Jul OnePlus Z

This year, OnePlus is preparing to release a mid-range phone, the first after the OnePlus X, which was introduced in 2015. The assumed name of the device is OnePlus Z. It is expected that the phone will have an OLED screen with a perforation for the front camera, a sub-screen fingerprint scanner and 8 GB of RAM.

Leaks claim that the phone will be powered by a MediaTek processor. It could be a MediaTek Dimension 800 or a Dimension 1000, which means the OnePlus Z will probably be able to support 5G. If the Dimension 1000 is a flagship processor, then the Dimension 800 is more consistent with the Snapdragon 765 series.

The release date of the device has not yet been announced, but according to rumors, the phone will debut in July. The OnePlus Z probably won't be as affordable as the old OnePlus X, but there are rumors that it will cost at least $ 200 less than the OnePlus 8.Release Date: July 2020Asus Zenfone 7

At the moment, almost nothing is known about this phone. There are no rumors or leaks that would reveal the characteristics or design of the Zenfone 7 yet. However, based on how well the Zenfone 6 has been received, it's almost guaranteed that we'll see its successor this year.

It is expected that the Zenfone 7, like its predecessor, will receive high-end features, almost a stock version of Android and a flip camera that provides full-screen operation. It will most likely run on the Snapdragon 865 chipset. I would like to believe that Asus will change the LCD display to OLED and will not inflate the price of its new product.

The announcement date has not yet been confirmed, but according to information from the Commercial Times, the phone will debut in the third quarter of 2020 - from July to September.

Release date: third quarter of 2020The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

Samsung has not yet revealed any details about its new Note line, but it is approximately known what to expect. The company is likely to announce two devices - the Note 20 and the Note 20 Plus.

The phones will most likely run on Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 chipsets. IP68 dust and moisture protection rating, at least 12 GB of RAM, at least 256 GB of internal memory, wireless charging and a fingerprint scanner under the screen are expected. Of course, there will also be an S-Pen stylus, which will probably have several new features. Based on the leaked information about the case of one of the Galaxy Note 20 phones, it can be assumed that the phones will have a camera kit similar to the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Most likely, you will not see a headphone jack in the Note 20 line.

The Galaxy Note 20 series is expected to be announced in August.

Release Date: August 2020Samsung Galaxy Fold 2

Samsung's second-generation Galaxy Fold is expected to be released this year. Judging by the rumors, the Galaxy Fold 2 model will apparently be similar to its predecessor in terms of design, but with some changes. Samsung is likely to remove the "eyebrow" for the camera in favor of a slot in the screen.

The phone is expected to feature a 6.3-inch front screen, while the internal display may measure 7.59 inches when unfolded. The screen refresh rate is likely to be 120 Hz. As for the main cameras, it is rumored that their kit will be similar to the Galaxy S20 Plus.There is information that the Galaxy Fold 2 will be announced in August.

Release Date: August 2020 OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro

The OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro models are likely to debut in the fall, presumably in September or October. Since there are only a few months left before their possible release, there are almost no rumors about them. There are expectations for the Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood, similar to the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. I would like to see some improvements regarding the camera and design.

The network slipped information that the upcoming OnePlus smartphones will support 65-watt fast charging. Since the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro only support 30-watt, reducing the full charge time would be a huge plus. An example of the expected speed is the Oppo Reno Ace, which at 65W charges a 4,000 mAh battery from zero to 100% in just 30 minutes.

Release Date: September-October 2020 Nokia 9.2 PureView

< /p>Nokia is working on a successor to last year's flagship 9 PureView. It is expected that the phone will be called Nokia 9.2 PureView or 9.3 PureView. Most likely, this device will be equipped with a Snapdragon 865 chipset and a selfie camera hidden under the screen. This will be the first smartphone with a similar feature that will allow you to use full-screen mode without a pop-up camera module.

In general, I would like to see some improvements regarding the main camera. Although the Nokia 9 PureView had a built-in pentacamera, the device was not the best in the field of photography. There are rumors that this time Nokia is using a more traditional camera layout - regular/ wide-angle/ telephoto and that the company is working on improving the software.

The release date of the new flagship from Nokia has not yet been announced, but, according to rumors, the debut of this smartphone will take place in the fall or early winter-between September 22 and December 21.

Release Date: Fall 2020The Google Pixel 5 series

There are still a few months left before the announcement of the new Pixel 5 series, so very little is known about it. However, there are rumors that Google is planning big changes in its future smartphones.

All indications are that the upcoming smartphones will go beyond the traditional premium line and become something like mid-range premium phones. This means that the Pixel 5 and 5 XL will not be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. Most likely, you will find a Snapdragon 765 on board, which will reduce the cost of devices, but at the same time provide support for 5G networks.The upcoming phones will offer great software and an impressive selection of cameras, but we hope that Google will use a wide-angle lens this time.

The Pixel 5 and 5 XL are expected to be announced at Google's October event.

Release Date: October 2020this is the best, in our opinion, Android smartphones, the releases of which are planned for 2020, but it should be noted other expected devices. These include the gaming ROG Phone 3, which is likely to be introduced in the third quarter, and the Huawei Mate 40 line - it is likely to appear in September or October.