The excitement surrounding the release of a new smartphone is a never-ending one. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best new smartphones for freelance techies to keep gawping at.
You’ll also find the specifications for each of the devices on this list.
Some of these smartphones are set to be launched in May or June this year, while others were supposed to be released in March or April.
But what with the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown, the launch of some of these phones has been delayed. When the lockdown is lifted, though, you can still go out and get yourself one of these!
So, all you freelance techies out there_ get your geek caps on, and dive in!
Future smartphones for freelance techies to keep gawping at
1. Vivo V19
How many smartphones have you seen with more than one front camera?
Very few, to be honest.
Well, Vivo V19 brings you a 32MP+8MP dual front camera that lets you click incredibly beautiful selfies, even at night, with the help of its AI Night Selfie feature.
A 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP camera is mounted on the rear, with features like Bokeh Portrait and Super Night Mode.
Powered by a 4500mAh (TYP) battery, the phone has 128 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Octa-core processor, operating on Funtouch OS 10, that’s based on Android 10.
The screen size of this smartphone is 6.44 inches, featuring a Super AMOLED display. To unlock the phone, you can scan your fingerprint on the screen itself.
It’s expected to be made available in 2 colours_ Sleek Silver and Gleam Black.
2. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
With 8 GB RAM and 256 GB flash storage, Mi Note 10 Pro definitely offers more than what you can ask for.
It boasts of the world’s first 108MP AI penta-camera on the rear, which has a huge set of awesome features like AI Beautify, Moon Mode, Face Recognition, AI smart slimming, and AI Studio lighting.
It also allows you to record slow-motion videos, while its 32MP front camera has AI Makeup, Magic Mirror, and Age and face Recognition attributes.
Powered by a 5170mAh built-in battery, this smartphone has a 6.47-inch 3D curved AMOLED display.
Mi Note 10 Pro also supports on-screen fingerprint recognition and wireless printing, running on MIUI 11 all the while.
It’s rumoured to come in 3 new colours_ Aurora Green, Midnight Black, and Glacier White.
3. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, running on Samsung’s in-house Exynos 990 chipset, features a Dynamic AMOLED display of 6.9 inches.
The phone has an internal storage capacity of 128 GB, along with 12 GB RAM.
You can even expand the memory up to 512 GB internal storage, and with a microSD card, up to total storage of 1.5 TB.
The 108MP rear camera on this smartphone lets you pinch in to capture each detail in a picture, as clear as crystal.
Plus, its advanced Space Zoom feature allows you to zoom in on a photo 100x. With a 40MP front camera, the phone’s backed by a 5000mAh battery.
And as the Samsung Knox security platform has been built into the phone, you don’t need to worry about data protection anymore!
The phone will come in 2 colours_ Cosmic Black and Cosmic Grey.
4. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Powered by a 5020mAh battery, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is one of the best smartphones for freelance techies, ever.
It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Octa-core processor, and has a 6.67-inch display with a 20:9 aspect ratio.
A fingerprint sensor is mounted on its side, which lets you unlock the device even when it’s in your pocket.
Apart from an internal storage capacity of 64 GB, it has 6 GB RAM. The 32MP selfie camera lets you take photos like a pro, while there’s a 64MP quad-camera arranged symmetrically on the rear.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes in 3 unique colours_ Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black.
The best part’s that this device is protected by P2i nano-coating splash-proof technology!
5. HUAWEI nova 5T
This upcoming smartphone comes in 4 colours_ Midsummer Purple, Crush Blue, Black, and Crush Green.
You can easily unlock the phone with your fingerprint via the side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Running on the HiSilicon Kirin 980 Octa-core processor, it has 128 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM.
The phone is powered by EMUI 9.1, based on Android 9. It features a 6.26-inch IPS LCD display, and it’s backed by a 3750mAh (TYP) battery.
In a never-seen-before design, the 32MP front camera is hidden right beneath the screen, on the top left corner.
At the same time, the 48MP+16MP+2MP+2MP AI quad-camera array on the rear lets you take breathtaking pictures and create next-level videos.
6. Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro
Redmi K30 Pro is an Android 10 smartphone set to run on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.
Featuring a Super AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, this smartphone has 128 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM.
There’s a 64MP quad-camera on the rear with Face Detection features, and on the front, you’ll get a 20MP Primary Camera.
It’ll come in all-new colours, including Starry Purple, Moonlight White, Sky Blue, and Space Grey.
7. Moto G Power
The best thing about Moto G Power is that it comes with dual stereo speakers tuned by Dolby itself. It’s also got a fingerprint sensor on the rear.
The Smoke Black-coloured phone is powered by Android 10 and has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Max Vision Display, with a 19:9 aspect ratio.
As it runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, this smartphone packs 64 GB internal storage, along with 4 GB RAM.
The phone also has expandable storage up to 512 GB, with an external microSD card. Its 5000mAh battery ensures that your phone power lasts up to 3 days.
Coming to the cameras, Motorola has packed Moto G Power with an AI-powered 16MP+8MP+2MP triple rear camera system. It’s got some amazing features, like the Auto Smile Capture, which can detect up to 5 people’s faces in the same frame when they’re all smiling.
Other such features include Google Lens integration, Cinemagraph, and Portrait lighting. On the front, a 16MP camera using Quad Pixel technology is mounted.
8. OnePlus 8 Lite
Sporting a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, this upcoming smartphone runs on the Android-based OxygenOS. An Octa-core processor_ the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 (MT6889) chipset_ backs OnePlus 8 Lite.
You’ll get a 16MP front camera along with a 12MP+16MP+48MP rear camera, which comes with a lot of amazing features like Face Detection and Digital Zoom.
A 4000-mAh non-removable battery is going to power the smartphone.
Apart from that, you’ll get access to 8 GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 128 GB_ that’s quite a lot!
9. HUAWEI P40 Pro
This smartphone is based on Android 10, and runs on Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G Chipset. Powered by a 4200mAh battery, Huawei P40 Pro has 256 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM.
On the front, there’s a 32MP Primary Camera, while the 50MP+40MP+12MP rear camera has Face detection, Digital Zoom, and other features.
The rear camera also has a 3D depth detection camera that’ll let you create bokeh effects like a pro.
Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi 6 Plus, which supports 160 MHz bandwidth using dynamic narrow bandwidth technology.
Huawei P40 Pro supports 40 W SuperCharge and 27 W wireless SuperCharge, even while you’re driving your car.
What’s more, the phone supports Reverse Charge as well_ how cool is that?
And now, you can zoom in and out not only on an image, but also in the case of audio, with the help of the phone’s Audio Zoom feature!
The phone comes in both Black and Silver Frost colours. Overall, it sure is one of the ideal smartphones for freelance techies in 2020!
10. Realme Narzo 10
Based on Android 10, this smartphone runs on the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. It has an IPS LCD display of 6.5 inches with a 20:9 aspect ratio.
The internal storage capacity of Realme Narzo 10 is 64 GB, and it has 3 GB RAM.
A 5000mAh battery backs the phone, which lets it remain in standby mode up to 39 days. It also supports fingerprint unlocking.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP rear camera has features like Auto Flash, Face detection, and Digital Zoom, while a 16MP Primary Camera is set on the front.
Wrapping it up
These smartphones for freelance techies are some of the best in the market right now.
A couple of them have already been launched, but the release dates for most of these devices have been postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
You might be able to buy some of these smartphones for freelance techies among your friends or family or for yourself now, but the device will be delivered to you only after the lockdown lifts.
Which upcoming smartphone do you think you’ll dig? Or, what’s your review on these or other smartphones?
Share your story in the comments and keep geeking!