While 2018 saw smartphones with smaller or non-existent bezels, dual rear cameras on even budget devices, and more powerful operating systems than even before, 2019 is set to see even more dramatic changes. Expect 5G phones, the possibility of new iPhones, and the latest trend in smartphones – foldable phones. If you’re still undecided about getting a new smartphone this year, this list may just change your mind. Here’s to the best new smartphones for 2019.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung has been baiting us with the possibility of a foldable smartphone for years and this reality is finally upon us in 2019. Featuring a 4.6” Infinity Flex display on the outside and a 7.3” panel on the inside, the Galaxy Fold contains a feature called App Continuity which will immediately display anything open on the exterior screen on the inner screen once the device is opened. With 6 cameras, 512GB of built-in storage, and 12GB of RAM, the Galaxy Fold offers a seamless, foldable experience.
LG G8 ThinQ
While LG’s G8 ThinQ may look very similar to its predecessor, a lot of changes have taken place under the hood. The G8 ThinQ’s greatest additions are the time-of-flight 3D depth sensor – which LG is calling the ‘Z Camera’ – and the front-facing camera which offers 3D facial recognition. If that wasn’t enough, the G8 ThinQ can also be unlocked by recognising your hand’s unique vein pattern!
Sony Xperia 1
Sony’s flagship smartphone for 2019 will be perfect for enjoying mobile casinos Canada thanks to its 21:9 aspect ratio display, which is unlike the 19:9 aspect ratio popular amongst other smartphones today. This aspect ratio is perfect for consuming media, but you’ll likely also be inspired to create content thank to its set of three, 12-megapixel dual cameras which offer ultra-wide, telephoto, and regular camera capabilities. The Cinema Pro mode also offers settings galore to help you create big-screen-perfect videos.
Nokia 9 PureView
With a 5-lens array, the Nokia 6 PureView has taken the idea of the dual rear camera to a whole new level. When taking a picture, all 5 lenses capture the image simultaneously which allows 10 times more light in than you would normally get. The brilliant on-board software will then automatically re-focus the image and adjust the depth of field accordingly to create the perfect image. With a 5.99” display, the Snapdragon 845 chipset, and an unmodified version of Android 9 Pie, the Nokia 9 PureView is hotly anticipated.
Google Pixel 3 Lite
While it may seem as if the Pixel 3 and 3 XL were just released, there are also rumours that 2019 will see Google release a midrange, low-cost handset known as the Bonito. If the leaks are to be believed, the Pixel 3 Lite will feature Snapdragon 670, a 5.5” LCD display, 4GB of RAM, a front-facing camera, a 12.2-megapixel rear camera, 32GB of internal storage, and (surprisingly) a headphone jack. If the rumours are to be believed, this budget device has a better camera than Google’s flagship smartphone!