All Latest Smartphones & What You should Know About Them

Someone holding several smartphones

Smartphones have arguably become a part of our everyday lives. Matter of fact, they have become one of the most (if not the most) common, widely used and acceptable device because of their versatility and convenience to the modern day generation. For these reasons, the smartphone market booms with a lot of varieties which affords anyone with need, the opportunity to make a choice with respect to his/her taste.

Some persons have publicly stated that they cannot do without their smartphones. Although such might come out as an overstatement, it isn’t entirely so considering the various capabilities of the device. This is not to say that smartphones are all rosy and without blemish. In fact this technology has posed some serious negative effects in recent times.

Undoubtedly, the benefits of the smartphone still outweighs its drawbacks. And because every day, people port from the regular cellular phones to smartphones, while current users of smartphones look forward to obtaining a more sophisticated version, the demand for smartphone devices continues to grow. This singular demand has left the Telecommunication Industry consisting of top smartphone brands with the responsibility of consistency in the optimization of the smartphone technology.

 

A Thing or Two About The Top Smartphone Brands

As we all know, our century is brimmed with a lot of smartphone manufacturers. However, only a few have risen to the occasion when the demands of the entire populace are needed to be met. So, before we dive into the details of all latest smartphones, why don’t we learn a thing or two about the top smartphone brands.

 

SAMSUNG

Samsung Smartphone

The largest Multi-national South-Korean company tops the world’s list of smartphone brands. Samsung, which was founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-chul, was not initially designed to be a manufacturer of electronics products but a trading company. However, in 1960, the Samsung group got involved in the electronics industry and soon after produced their first black and white television. Ever since the Samsung conglomerate has continued to be lucrative, thrived and performed exceedingly well among their contemporaries, making massive waves in a lot of industries including the Telecommunication and Smartphone industries, by producing cutting edge products. We can say for sure that the company is never relenting. If anything, Samsung is in its prime, ever promising, focused in achieving and of course in creating more goals to achieve.

 

HUAWEI

Huawei Smartphone

When you think of humble beginnings, think Huawei. The $100 billion company, now having operations in about 170 countries was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei in Shenzhen, China, with just 25,000 Yuan. The company which provides network and telecommunication equipment across the globe has found its way into the smartphone industry in a short period. Its indubitable excellence in the Telecommunication industry has led it to become one of the world-leading companies in the Telecommunications and Smartphone industries. Holding the 2nd ranking on the list of the Top 10 Smartphone Brands in the world, we can predict that a bright future lies ahead for the company.

 

APPLE

An iPhone

We can’t talk about the top smartphone brands without saying a thing or two about the world’s first trillion dollar company. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976. Like most companies, Apple started out small but soon became one of the tech giant companies to have been birthed. So far, Apple has launched 11 generations of iPhone and 7 versions of iPad. Being one of the most widely used smartphones in the world, the iPhone’s success as well as other gadgets and products have made Apple to become one of the most renowned, widely traded companies of the century. Currently the company holds the 3rd ranking on the list of the Top 10 Smartphone Brands in the world.

 

XIAOMI

Xiaomi smartphone

Another Chinese company Xiaomi, which started about 10 years ago has become one of the world’s largest smartphone producers in just 4 years. Co-founded by Lei Jun (the CEO), Xiaomi holds the 4th ranking of the Top 10 Smartphone Brands in the world. The company is present in 74 global markets with employees and users numbering to about 14,000+ and 300 million, respectively. About 70% of Xiaomi’s revenue is generated from smartphones while 30% of its revenue is attributed to other services like the IOT (Internet of Things) and the internet.

 

OPPO

oppo smartphone

The one time biggest smartphone manufacturer in China (June 2016) with sale records in more than 200,000 retail outlets has spread by leaps and bounds to all parts of the world. In 2019, Tony Chen (founder & CEO) and his team led OPPO to become the Top Smartphone Brand in China. The consumer electronics industry based company is a producer of devices such as Hi-fi, home theaters, and audiovisuals among others. To say the least, OPPO has become the 5th ranked Smartphone Brand worldwide.

 

VIVO

Vivo smartphone

With passion in every step taken towards the ultimate perfection, the Vivo enterprise is one company that strives to bring to users the best products it can offer. Having emerged a powerful brand in a short period, Vivo has been ranked 4th on the list of Top 10 Smartphone Brands and proudly boasts of tens of millions of users worldwide. Like OPPO, it originated from BBK Electronics and it’s headquarters is in Dongguan, Guangdong, China. Though founded in 2009 by Shen Wei, it was not until 2005 that it became a producer of smartphones.

 

MOTOROLA

Motorola smartphone

The history of Motorola dates back to 1928 in Illinois, Chicago. The company was initially known as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation and was started by brothers Paul V. and Joseph E. Galvin. Soon after becoming a producer of the popular Motorola car radio, the company name was changed to Motorola. The world’s first portable cellular phone was created by Motorola in 1973 and 10 years later, it birthed the world’s first commercial handheld cellular phone. Motorola has been around for quite a while and its adaptability is one feature that has played an important role in its longevity. Today, Motorola proudly stands on the 7th ranked spot of the world’s Top Smartphone Brands’ list.

 

LENOVO

Lenovo smartphone

A lot of companies in the smartphone industry that are making good progress have evolved from China and this includes Lenovo. This company is popularly known for the state-of-the-art features of its Lenovo Thinkpad (Laptop). Initially known as Legend, Lenovo was founded in 1984 in Beijing and was later co-opted by Hong Kong in 1988. By 2005, Lenovo obtained IBM’s personal computer business. In 2012, the company joined the smartphone industry and 2 years later became the largest smartphone vendor in China. The company was founded by Liu Chuanzhi and is a producer of computer hardware electronics devices. Currently, Lenovo is ranked the 8th on the Top Smartphone Brands’ list worldwide.

 

LG

LG smartphone

The 9th ranked Smartphone Brand in the world, the multi-national conglomerate corporation which also is the fourth largest chaebol in South Korea is popularly known for its slogan, “LG – Life’s Good.” The enterprise is largely known for its electronics products. However, it is a maker of many other products including telecommunication devices, chemicals, engineering and smartphones, to name a few. Formerly known by the name Lucky Goldstar, LG was founded by Koo In-Hwoi in the year 1947. In the year 2007, LG launched the first phone with a capacitive touchscreen, having been invented the previous year (2006). And like a lot of other tech companies, it has invested enormously in the smartphone industry and is widely recognized for its G series.

 

NOKIA

Nokia smartphone

Over 150 years ago, the Finnish company was originated, precisely in 1865. It produced the number one best-selling cell phone and was recognized as the number one producer of smartphones, ahead of Samsung and Apple. Prior to the cell phone era, the company was a manufacturer of paper and later diversified into other subsidiaries which they would sell off later in the future. After directing their focus to the cell phone industry, Nokia was very successful and would go on to dominate the cell phone industry. By 1998 they became the best-selling Phone Brand in the world until their product sales began to decline in the year 2008. Nokia was founded by Fredrik Idestam, Leo Mechelin and Eduard Polon. It has its headquarters in Espoo, Finland. Though its existence has been characterized by an impressive rise and an unfortunate fall, we hope that the latter days have long been gone. Thus, Nokia is ranked the 10th on the Top Smartphone Brands’ list.

 

Now Check Out The Latest Smartphones From These Top Brands With Basic Specifications

Every year, the top smartphone brands release new quality products for users all over the world. Of course this is challenging and laborious but then again it is one of the reasons they are ranked topmost a midst other brands. Thus, explaining their consistency.

 

SAMSUNG: The multi-million dollar company earlier this year released 3 new quality products from their smartphone industry namely, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Their specifications are as follows:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra:
    • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
    • Chipset: SD 865 or Exynos 990
    • RAM: 12GB
    • Storage: 128GB/512GB
    • Cameras: 12MP Ultra Wide, 108MP wide-angle, 48MP telephoto, and DepthVision
    • Front cameras: 40MP
    • Battery: 5,000mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus:
    • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
    • Chipset: SD 865 or Exynos 990
    • RAM: 12GB
    • Storage: 128GB/512GB
    • Cameras: 12MP Ultra Wide, 12MP wide-angle, 64MP telephoto, DepthVision
    • Front cameras: 10MP
    • Battery: 4,500mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Samsung Galaxy S20:
    • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
    • Chipset: SD 865 or Exynos 990
    • RAM: 12GB
    • Storage: 128GB/512GB
    • Cameras: 12MP Ultra Wide, 12MP wide-angle, 64MP telephoto
    • Front camera: 10MP
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Software: Android 10, One UI 2.0

 

HUAWEI: The company has released about 20 phones this year and you could guess it still plans on releasing more. These are the 3 most recent smartphones released by Huawei this year: Huawei Maimang 9, Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro, Huawei Enjoy Z 5G.

  • Huawei Maimang 9:
    • Display: 6.8-inch
    • RAM: 6GB
    • Storage: 128GB
    • Cameras: 16MP (front), 64MP + 8MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4,300mAh (Li-Ion)
    • Software: Android 10
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro:
    • Display: 6.5-inch
    • RAM: 6GB
    • Storage: 128GB
    • Cameras: 16MP (front), 48MP + 8MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4000mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G:
    • Display: 6.57-inch
    • RAM: 6GB
    • Storage: 64GB
    • Cameras: 16MP (front), 48MP + 8MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4000mAh
    • Software: Android 10

Other 2020 releases are; Huawei Y8p, Huawei P40 Lite 5G, Huawei Y8s, Huawei Nova 7 SE 5G, Huawei Nova 7 5G, Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G, Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G, Huawei P40 Lite E, Huawei Enjoy 10e, Huawei P40 Pro 5G, Huawei P40 5G, Huawei Mate Xs, Huawei Nova 7i, Huawei Y7p, Huawei P40 Lite, Huawei P30 Lite New Edition and Huawei Y6s

 

APPLE: The most recent iPhone is the Apple iPhone SE Pro which is actually the only smartphone released by Apple this year (2020). Other releases are the iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad Pro 11. However, we’re focusing of smartphones not iPads or any other device. So here are the specs for the latest Apple iPhone:

  • Apple iPhone SE Pro:
    • Display: 4.7-inch
    • RAM: 3GB (Apple A13 Bionic)
    • Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB, no card slot
    • Cameras: 12MP (2160p)
    • Battery: 1821mAh (Li-Ion)
    • Software: iOS 13

 

XIAOMI: The year 2020 has also been a year of numerous launching by the Chinese company. About 21 phones have been released by Xiaomi, but the latest three releases are Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A with their specs as follows;

  • Redmi 9 Prime:
    • Display: 6.53-inch
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Storage: 64GB
    • Cameras: 8MP (front), 13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 5020mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Redmi 9C:
    • Display: 6.53-inch
    • RAM: 3GB
    • Storage: 32GB
    • Cameras: 5MP (front), 13MP + 2MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 5000mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Redmi 9A:
    • Display: 6.53-inch
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Storage: 32GB
    • Cameras: 5MP (front), 13MP (rear)
    • Battery: 5000mAh
    • Software: Android 10

 

OPPO: The 3 most recent releases of Oppo are Oppo K7, Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro. However, More than 20 smartphones have been launched this year by the company. The specs of the 3 recent launches are;

  • Oppo K7:
    • Display: 6.4-inch
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Storage: 128GB
    • Cameras: 32MP (front), 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4025mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Oppo Reno 4:
    • Display: 6.4-inch
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Storage: 128GB
    • Cameras: 32MP (front), 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4015mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Oppo Reno 4 Pro:
    • Display: 6.5-inch
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Storage: 128GB
    • Cameras: 32MP (front), 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4000mAh
    • Software: Android 10

 

VIVO: About 17 new smartphones have been released by Vivo since the beginning of this year. But lets checkout the specs of the latest 3:

  • Vivo S7:
    • Display: 6.44-inch
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Storage: 128GB
    • Cameras: 44MP + 8MP (front), 64MP + 8MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4000mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Vivo Y1s:
    • Display: 6.22-inch
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Storage: 32GB
    • Cameras: 5MP (front), 13MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4030mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Vivo Y51s:
    • Display: 6.53-inch
    • RAM: 6GB
    • Storage: 128GB
    • Cameras: 8MP (front), 48MP + 2MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4500mAh
    • Software: Android 10

 

MOTOROLA: Out of the 14 new releases thus far, the 3 latest smartphones from Motorola are :

  • Motorola One Vision Plus:
    • Display: 6.3-inch
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Storage: 64GB
    • Cameras: 25MP (front), 48MP + 16MP + 5MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4000mAh
    • Software: Android 9 Pie
  • Motorola Moto G 5G Plus:
    • Display: 6.7-inch
    • RAM: 6GB
    • Storage: 64GB
    • Cameras: 16MP + 8MP (front), 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 5000mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • Motorola One Fusion:
    • Display: 6.52-inch
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Storage: 64GB
    • Cameras: 8MP (front), 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 5000mAh
    • Software: Android 10

 

LENOVO: Meanwhile, the Chinese company has just one release to its name thus far, and it seems to be a powerful device. Have a peek at the specs:

  • Lenovo Legion Phone Duel:
    • Display: 6.59-inch
    • RAM: 12GB
    • Storage: 256GB
    • Cameras: 20MP (front), 64MP + 16MP (rear)
    • Battery: 5000mAh
    • Software: Android 10

 

LG: LG has also had a couple of releases this year, have a look at the latest 3:

  • LG Aristo 5:
    • Display: 5.7-inch
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Storage: 32GB
    • Cameras: 5MP (front), 13MP + 5MP (rear)
    • Battery: 3000mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • LG Harmony 4:
    • Display: 6.1-inch
    • RAM: 3GB
    • Storage: 32GB
    • Cameras: 8MP (front), 13MP + 5MP (rear)
    • Battery: 3500mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • LG Q61:
    • Display: 6.5-inch
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Storage: 64GB
    • Cameras: 16MP (front), 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 5MP (rear)
    • Battery: 4000mAh
    • Software: Android

 

NOKIA: So far so good, Nokia has released about 10 smartphones this year and it seems they have plans to release even more. Quite frankly, this is good progress for the company. Here are the last 3 releases of the company:

  • NOKIA C3:
    • Display: 5.99-inch
    • RAM: 3GB
    • Storage: 32GB
    • Cameras: 5MP (front), 8MP (rear)
    • Battery: 3040mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • NOKIA C2 Tennen:
    • Display: 5.45-inch
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Storage: 32GB
    • Cameras: 5MP (front), 8MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 3000mAh
    • Software: Android 10
  • NOKIA C2 Tava:
    • Display: 5.45-inch
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Storage: 32GB
    • Cameras: 5MP (front), 8MP + 2MP (rear)
    • Battery: 3000mAh
    • Software: Android 10

The Best Smartphone 2020

Even though a lot of smartphones are released almost every month by the various brands in the world, there will always be one or two or even three which associates with the most ratings and best reviews across the globe, simply because they stand out or based on personal preferences. So far, it seems 3 products have received the most ratings and reviews; OnePlus 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Apple iPhone 11 Pro. However, these reviews dates back to earlier this year, hence, are not of recent. And since new smartphones have emerged, it’s possible that these most rated might not be at the top of the ladder throughout the year. So, what about you? which of the recent releases do you consider the best thus far and why? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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