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What are the cell phone innovations for 2020/2021? New smartphones come onto the market at regular intervals – even individual manufacturers bring out new mobile phones several times a year – in the entry-level, medium, premium, and flagship classes. It’s not that easy to keep track of things.

Our overview shows what is or is new on the mobile communications market this year and there are many clients issues – and what recommended retail price (RRP) the manufacturers are asking for the initial sales price. The  2020/2021 mobile phone preview gives you a quick overview of current and upcoming innovations.

Tip! Take a look at our overview of the best smartphones in 2020. And today’s cell phone bargains:

Cell phone innovations 2020: These are the smartphone innovations of the year

Our table shows a (not complete) overview of the mobile phone innovations 2020. In particular, we have listed smartphones that are relevant for the German market, but in one case or another, we also dare to look abroad.

Because: Many smartphones will come to us sooner or later. If all of this is getting too confusing for you: Take a look at our list of the best smartphones – it might make the selection easier for you if you want to change your smartphone.

 You can look forward to these smartphone innovations 2020 this year and must check reviews before purchase.

Mobile phone news 2020 + preview

And what is planned in the smartphone sector this year? Our smartphone preview 2020 will show you as soon as we can come up with the first rumors.

So far there is still a lot of room for speculation: the smartphone year 2019 is not that long behind us. And 2020 is still a long time!

Release (DE)
Alcatel 3L (2020)April 2020149 €
Asus ROG Phone 3July 2020from 799 €
Asus Zenfone 7September 2020€ 699
Asus Zenfone 7 ProSeptember 2020799 €
Fairphone 3 Plus14.9.2020€ 469
Google Pixel 4aOctober 1, 2020€ 349
Google Pixel 4a 5GFall 2020€ 486.42
Google Pixel 5Fall 2020€ 613.14
Honor 9X LiteMay 2020€ 199.99
Honor 9X ProMarch 2020€ 249
Huawei Mate 40 ProNovember 2020€ 1,199
Huawei Mate XsApril 2020€ 2,499
Huawei P30 Lite New EditionJanuary 2020€ 349
Huawei P30 Pro New EditionMay 2020unknown
Huawei P40May 2020799 €
Huawei P40 LiteApril 2020299 €
Huawei P40 ProMay 2020999 €
Huawei P40 Pro Plus 5GJune 2020€ 1,399
Huawei Y6sJanuary 2020159 €
iPhone 12October 2020from € 876.30
iPhone 12 miniNovember 2020from € 778.85
iPhone 12 ProOctober 2020from € 1,120
iPhone 12 Pro MaxNovember 2020from € 1,217.50
iPhone SE 2020April 24, 2020from € 479
Lenovo LegionOctober 2020€ 999.90
LG K41SMay 2020149 €
LG K51SMay 2020199 €
LG K61May 2020€ 249
LG V60unknownunknown
LG Velvet 4GAugust 2020499 €
LG Velvet 5GJune 2020€ 599
LG WingNovember 2020€ 1,099
Microsoft Surface DuoEnd of 2020 (?)unknown
Motorola EdgeMay 2020€ 599.99
Motorola Edge PlusJune 2020€ 1,199.99
Motorola Moto G82nd quarter 2020€ 199.99
Motorola Moto G8 Power1st quarter 2020€ 229.99
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite2nd quarter 2020€ 169.99
Motorola Moto G 5G PlusMid 2020from € 349
Motorola Moto G ProJune 2020€ 329.99
Motorola One Fusion PlusMid 2020€ 299.99
Motorola One HyperEarly 2020€ 299.99
Motorola RAZRApril 2020€ 1,599
Motorola RAZR 5GSeptember 2020€ 1,499
Nokia 8.3 5GOctober 2020€ 649
OnePlus 8April 2020from 699 €
OnePlus 8 ProApril 2020from € 899
OnePlus 8TOctober 2020€ 599
OnePlus NorthAugust 2020from 399 €
OPPO Find X2 LiteMay 2020499 €
OPPO Find X2 NeoMay 2020€ 699
OPPO Find X2 ProMay 2020€ 1,199
OPPO Reno 4 5GOctober 2020€ 599
OPPO Reno 4 Pro 5GOctober 2020799 €
OPPO Reno 4 Z 5GOctober 2020379 €
Pocophone F2 ProMay 2020€ 599.90
Pocophone X22nd quarter 2020 (?)unknown
Realme 6April 2020from € 229.90
Realme 6 ProMay 2020€ 349.90
Realme X50 ProMay 2020from 599.90 €
Samsung Galaxy A20sAugust 2020€ 174.49
Samsung Galaxy A21sJune 2020€ 209
Samsung Galaxy A31August 2020€ 291.46
Samsung Galaxy A41May 2020299 €
Samsung Galaxy A42 5GNovember 2020340 €
Samsung Galaxy A51January 2020€ 369
Samsung Galaxy A71January 2020€ 469
Samsung Galaxy Fold LiteEnd of 2020 (?)unknown
Samsung Galaxy M31May 2020€ 279
Samsung Galaxy Note 20August 2020925 €
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5GAugust 2020€ 1,023
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraAugust 2020€ 1,266
Samsung Galaxy S20March 2020from € 899
Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (4G)September 2020from 633 €
Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (5G)September 2020730 €
Samsung Galaxy S20 LiteEnd of 2020 (?)unknown
Samsung Galaxy S20 PlusMarch 2020from 999 €
Samsung Galaxy S20 PlusMarch 2020from 999 €
Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraMarch 2020from € 1,349
Samsung Galaxy Z FlipFebruary 14, 2020€ 1,480
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5GAugust 7, 20201,449 €
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2September 2020€ 1,949
Sony Xperia 1 II2nd quarter 2020€ 1,199
Sony Xperia 5 II4th quarter 2020€ 899
Sony Xperia L4April 2020199 €
Sony Xperia 10 IIMay 2020€ 369
Sony Xperia ProMid-2020 (?)unknown
Vivo X51 5GOctober 2020799 €
Wiko View 4February 24, 2020€ 169.99
Wiko View 4 LiteApril 2020€ 129.99
Xiaomi Black Shark 3May 2020€ 599
Xiaomi Mi 10April 2020From € 799
Xiaomi Mi 10 LiteMay 2020€ 349
Xiaomi Mi 10 ProApril 2020999 €
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultraunknownunknown
Xiaomi Mi 10TOctober 2020499 €
Xiaomi Mi 10T LiteOctober 2020€ 279
Xiaomi Mi 10T ProOctober 2020from 599 €
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 LiteMay 2020from € 349
Xiaomi Redmi 9June 2020from € 159.90
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9May 2020€ 199.90
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 ProMay 2020€ 269.90
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9SApril 2020€ 229.90
ZTE Axon 11May 2020€ 349.90
ZTE Axon 20 5GSeptember 2020unknown

Clear the stage: What does the mobile phone preview show for 2020?

New Samsung Smartphones 2020

On February 11, 2020, Samsung presented its new flagships of the S series. The names: Samsung Galaxy S20 (4G), S20 Plus (4G), and S20 Ultra (5G). The S20 and S20 Plus are also available in a 5G version.

Meanwhile, the middle class is also doing well – with the Samsung Galaxy A51 And Galaxy A71 right at the start of the year. Both devices look pretty promising. And come as a new edition of the successful models from 2019.

New Apple Smartphones 2020

With the rumors about the Apple smartphones / iPhones in 2020, it is habitually hot in the rumor mill. Speculators particularly focus on the budget model. It could be presented as early as the 1st quarter of 2020. And inherit the iPhone SE.

The “normal” flagship setup should come out again in September 2020 – with the premium models. But probably also a cheaper device – like the iPhone 11, which made it onto the market in 2019. At least with the high-end devices, 5G should (finally) be on board.

New Huawei smartphones 2020

The new Huawei smartphone setup for 2020 poses a few puzzles. Especially with a focus on the European market. The last flagship (Mate 30 Pro) was released in limited numbers via MediaMarkt in Germany – without Google Services.

The new P series will then be presented at the end of March 2020 (P40, P40 Pro). Most likely without Google Mobile Services. But with its own eco-system (Huawei Mobile Services with AppGallery). But there was a little surprise: The Huawei P40 Lite was presented in Europe (Spain) on February 26, 2020 at a price of 299 €.

Google Pixel Smartphones 2020

After Pixel 4 was released last year, the budget version should be released in the first half of 2020. We are talking about the Google Pixel 4a. At an estimated price of 399 €, things could get really exciting here again.

Mobile phone innovations 2021: a look into the future

With the new mobile phones for 2021, you can take a look into the future. 😉

Release (DE)
Xiaomi Mi 111st quarter 2021 (?)unknown
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro1st quarter 2021 (?)unknown
iPhone SE 2021Spring 2021 (?)unknown
Samsung Galaxy S21January 2021 (?)unknown
Samsung Galaxy S21 PlusJanuary 2021 (?)unknown
Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraJanuary 2021 (?)unknown
Samsung Galaxy S30January 2021 (?)unknown
Samsung Galaxy A52January 2021 (?)unknown
Samsung Galaxy A72January 2021 (?)unknown
Oppo Find X3 seriesMid-2021 (?)unknown
iPhone 13September 2021 (?)unknown

Cell phone innovations 2019

Which important cell phone innovations should you not miss?

Huawei P Smart 201901/2019€ 249
LG X Power 301/2019199 €
Honor View 2001/2019569 €
Nokia 3.1 Plus01/2019199 €
Nokia 8.101/2019€ 449
Honor 10 Lite01/2019€ 249
LG V40 ThinQ01/2019€ 899
Huawei Y7 (2019)02/2019199 €
Huawei P Smart Plus (2019)02/2019€ 259
Honor View 20 Premium02/2019€ 649
Motorola Moto G702/2019€ 249.99
Motorola Moto G7 Play02/2019€ 149.99
Motorola Moto G7 Plus02/2019€ 299.99
Motorola Moto G7 Power02/2019€ 209.99
Xiaomi Mi 902/2019€ 449
Nokia 1 Plus03/2019€ 109
Sony Xperia 1003/2019€ 349
Sony Xperia 10 Plus03/2019€ 429
Sony Xperia L303/2019199 €
ZTE Blade V1003/2019299.90 €
ZTE Blade V10 Vita03/2019179 €
Samsung Galaxy S1003/2019€ 899
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus03/20191249 €
Samsung Galaxy S10e03/2019749 €
Samsung Galaxy A5003/2019€ 349
Huawei Y6 (2019)03/2019149 €
Nokia 903/2019€ 649
Gigaset GS28003/2019€ 249
Huawei Y5 (2019)04/2019119 €
Nokia 4.204/2019199 €
Nubia Alpha04/2019450 €
ZTE Axon 10 Pro04/2019€ 599
Samsung Galaxy A4004/2019€ 249
Samsung Galaxy A7004/2019399 €
Huawei P3004/2019749 €
Huawei P30 Pro04/2019999 €
Honor 8A04/2019159 €
LG K4004/2019179 €
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE04/2019€ 349
Xiaomi Black Shark 204/2019€ 549
Oppo Reno04/2019499 €
Nubia Red Magic 305/2019€ 479
Wiko View 305/2019199 €
Wiko View 3 Pro05/2019299 €
Samsung Galaxy A20e05/2019179 €
Samsung Galaxy A8005/2019€ 649
Huawei P30 Lite05/2019€ 369
Huawei P Smart Z05/2019€ 279
Honor 20 Lite05/2019€ 279
Motorola One Vision05/2019299 €
Google Pixel 3a05/2019399 €
Google Pixel 3a XL05/2019€ 479
OnePlus 705/2019559 €
OnePlus 7 Pro05/2019€ 709
Archos Oxygen 68XL05/2019€ 199.99
Archos Oxygen 6305/2019169 €
Archos Oxygen 5705/2019139 €
Asus ZenFone 605/2019€ 499.99
Nokia 3.206/2019159 €
Sony Xperia 106/2019949 €
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G06/20191199 €
Huawei Nova 506/2019without EU start
Honor 2006/2019€ 499.90
Honor 8s06/2019€ 129
LG G8s ThinQ06/2019€ 769
Motorola Moto Z406/2019445 € (converted)
Xiaomi Mi 9T06/2019€ 329
Alcatel 1S06/2019€ 129
Alcatel 3 (2019)06/2019159 €
Huawei Mate 20X 5G07/2019999 €
Nokia 2.207/2019€ 129
Wiko View 3 Lite07/2019€ 129
Wiko Y8007/2019€ 99.99
Wiko Y6007/2019€ 79.99
Samsung Galaxy A1007/2019169 €
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s07/2019€ 259
Honor 20 Pro07/2019€ 599.90
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro07/2019unknown
Xiaomi Mi CC907/2019231 € (converted)
Xiaomi Mi A307/2019€ 249
Gigaset GS11007/2019119 €
Gigaset GS19007/2019169 €
Alcatel 3L (2019)07/2019€ 149.90
Samsung Galaxy Note 1008/2019949 €
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus08/20191099 €
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G08/20191199 €
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro08/2019€ 449.99
Gigaset GS19508/2019199 €
Huawei Mate X09/20192299 €
Sony Xperia 59/2019799 €
Samsung Galaxy Fold09/2019€ 2100
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G09/2019749 €
Asus ROG Phone 209/2019€ 899
Huawei Mate 3009/2019without a direct EU start
Huawei Mate 30 Pro09/2019without a direct EU start
Motorola One Action09/2019€ 259.99
iPhone 1109/2019799 €
iPhone 11 Pro Max09/2019€ 1,249
iPhone 11 Pro09/2019€ 1,149
TCL Plex9/2019€ 329.99
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro10/2019€ 249
Huawei Nova 5T10/2019€ 429
Google Pixel 410/2019749 €
Google Pixel 4 XL10/2019€ 899
OnePlus 7T10/2019€ 599
OnePlus 7T Pro10/2019€ 759
Nubia Z2010/2019€ 549
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T11/2019199 €
Samsung Galaxy M30s11/2019€ 259
Honor 9X11/2019299.90 €
Motorola Moto G8 Plus11/2019€ 269.99
Motorola One Macro11/2019€ 199.99
Xiaomi Mi Note 1011/2019€ 549
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro11/2019€ 649
Gigaset GS29011/2019€ 269
Nokia 2.312/2019€ 129
Xiaomi Redmi K3012/2019?
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Edition12/20191299 €
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite12/2019 (?)unknown
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 LiteDecember 28, 2019 (?)?
LG G8 ThinQ2019without the EU start
LG V50 ThinQ2019without Germany start
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G2019€ 599
Samsung Galaxy A51?unknown
Samsung Galaxy A71?unknown
Sharp Aquos R3End of 2019729 €
Samsung Galaxy A91End of 2019 (?)unknown
LG G8x ThinQFall / Winter 2019under € 1,000
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5GSummer 2019€ 899
Motorola One Prounknownunknown

These smartphones are coming to us as cell phone innovations for 2019

Preview: Which phones are coming in 2019? These are the top smartphones of the year

Which phones are coming in 2019? What is in the mobile phone preview? We show you which top smartphones of the year you can expect. Cell phone displays, in particular, are likely to change: fewer bezels, fewer notches, but a pop-up camera, foldable display, and a fingerprint sensor under glass.

And: There will probably be further improvements in the area of ​​cameras too: Cell phones with triple and quad cameras are already on the market. The Penta camera (keyword: Nokia 9) is also a novelty. In short: there will be some news in 2019.

And then the signs point to 5G. The new radio standard does not only concern the Federal Network Agency and network providers. The manufacturers are also eagerly involved and have already sent the first 5G cell phones into the race.

Mobile phone innovations 2019 from Apple, Samsung, Huawei & Co. at a glance

What are the plans for cell phone innovations in 2019? Samsung and Huawei are once again in focus. At least in the first half of the year. And in September Apple fans can get used to the new iPhone again and make communication easy. Take a look at which smartphone innovations are planned for 2019.

February / March 2019: New Samsung Galaxy S10 (Plus) and Galaxy Fold

One of the most important spring dates is probably the Samsung event, at which the new models of the Galaxy S series are presented. Unsurprisingly, it is the  Samsung Galaxy S10, together with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Much more exciting: Samsung relies on a trio and complements the Samsung Galaxy S10e.

And that’s far from over: With the  Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company’s first smartphone with a foldable display should go on sale in a limited edition – for € 2,100. But then it was postponed to September.

Samsung is not the first: In 2018  Royole had already delivered a foldable display

And Samsung had another surprise: The Galaxy S10 5G will come to Germany in the summer.

Huawei P30 (Pro) in the spring, foldable smartphone Mate X costs 2300 €

When it comes to the big leagues, you should also keep an eye on Huawei. Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro were planned here in March 2019. The Pro version in particular is exciting again, especially because of the zoom camera. But the prices are also in the top league: € 749 and € 999, respectively, according to the RRP. It is worth speculating on offers …

But there is even more from Huawei: At the Mobile World Congress, Huawei showed the Mate X: the first foldable smartphone that will cost € 2,300 and also has a 5G interface. But when is the device really available to buy? And does it come to Germany (with or without Google services)? It remains exciting …

LG V40, LG V50, and LG G8 – three flagships in a row

The LG V40 ThinQ was actually presented in October 2018. The smartphone has also been available in Germany since the end of January 2019.

However, we have not been able to really understand the company’s release policy for a long time. Several months after the official announcement, the specs are already more or less out of date. Interested parties should then rather wait for the release of the Huawei P30 and Samsung Galaxy S10.

Especially since LG also sets the RRP of its smartphones quite high. Or as in the case of the LG G8 and LG V50, it was kept a secret until shortly before. Anyway, with a contract, the V40 should be an exciting candidate.

In any case, LG G8, LG G8s, and LG V50 ThinQ were presented in February. All flagships, but none of the cell phones with a specific release date or even an RRP …

Sony Xperia 1 with laser sword display will not come until June

Sony wants to reposition itself in terms of smartphones. Instead of the Xperia XZ4, it has now become the Sony Xperia 1. The laser sword display in the unusual 21: 9 format is intended to provide special cinema experiences on the smartphone. The cell phone was introduced in February, but it won’t come until June. For our taste, the RRP of € 949 is clearly too high. All that remains is to speculate on offers.

Incidentally, at IFA 2019, the Xperia 5 was added. Quasi the little brother of the Xperia 1.

OnePlus 7 (Pro) in May 2019, 7T (Pro) in October 2019

The OnePlus 7 was released in May 2019. An even stronger (and more expensive) model was introduced with the OnePlus 7 Pro. In October the OnePlus 7T (Pro) will continue. A McLaren Edition should also be available again.

August: Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10 Plus

Samsung has long since secured August for its top devices. So we could look forward to Note 10. Surprising: A Note 10 Plus was also presented. So the premium version of the premium series …

New iPhone 2019 in September

The new iPhones 2019 were due for September. And we were not disappointed. 3 new models were presented. In addition to the iPhone 11 (which is cheap by Apple standards), the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Huawei Mate 30 series in September – without a start in Germany?

That turned out to be disappointing: The rather exciting Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro devices do not get Google software licensing. So have to do without Google Play and corresponding services. This is why they didn’t officially start in Germany. A real shame!

New smartphones 2019 with 5G?

A new wireless standard is also pending: New smartphones with 5G are expected in 2019. While the issue of 5G radio licenses is still being discussed in this country, people have come to a lot further abroad. South Korea, China, and Japan are already trying to activate the new radio standard soon.

So it’s no wonder that smartphone manufacturers are also preparing. The first 5G cell phones were presented in 2019. One can only hope that the 5G expansion will also progress rapidly in Germany. For 2019, 5G smartphones are unlikely to have any particular relevance here in Germany, even if the first models with 5G, e.g. from Samsung, will also be available in Germany by the middle of the year. Huawei is there with the Mate 20X 5G.

New smartphones 2019 by manufacturer

If you are committed to a manufacturer: Here is the preview of the new smartphones 2019, sorted by manufacturer:

New Samsung Smartphones 2019

Which new Samsung smartphones are on the program in 2019? Here is the overview:

  • will be released in spring 2019: Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Release in March 2019: Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus / S10e
  • April 2019: Samsung Galaxy A50
  • Summer 2019: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  • August 2019: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Plus)

New Huawei smartphones 2019

The new Huawei flagships of the P series are also expected in spring 2019. The new Huawei smartphones 2019 also include the Mate models, which will be due in autumn 2019. The foldable smartphone Mate X, already shown at MWC 2019, will be available from the summer.

  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Lite
  • Huawei Mate X (5G)
  • Huawei Mate 30 (Pro)

New iPhones 2019

Apple will be interesting again in the second half of the year. Let’s see what the new iPhones 2019 will look like – and what they will be called!

  • September: iPhone 2019 models

New Nokia Phones 2019 (HMD Global)

A lot has been heard from HMD Global recently. We are therefore preparing for numerous new Nokia smartphones in 2019. Hottest expected: The Nokia 9. The hype was considerable, not just because of the Penta camera. In any case, it won’t be an unpublished legend, meanwhile, the price and release have been determined.

  • March 2019: Nokia 9 and Nokia 1 Plus
  • April 2019: Nokia 4.2
  • May 2019: Nokia 3.2
  • September 2019: Nokia 6.2 / Nokia 7.2

New Sony Xperia Smartphones 2019

Sony doesn’t give up and continues to expand the Xperia range. The new Sony Xperia smartphones 2019 are given new names.

  • March 2019: Sony Xperia 10, Sony Xperia 10 Plus and Sony Xperia L3
  • June 2019: Sony Xperia 1
  • September 2019: Sony Xperia 5

New LG smartphones 2019

We will also see LG smartphones again in 2019. Right at the beginning the V40 from LG in Germany. And then the LG G8 and the V50 are still on the program.

  • Germany release in January 2019: LG V40
  • May 2019 LG G8s ThinQ

Why Buy New Phones (FAQ)?

Does it always have to be new cell phones? Not necessarily. In our FAQ we tell you why you should buy a new smartphone or why you should choose an older model.

Old vs. new – or a compromise?

A new smartphone is something nice. But taking every generation of cell phones with you is not only expensive, it is anything but sustainable. Is it about the question: »Old vs. new «you should weigh up what is important to you?

Your cell phone model shouldn’t be too old. After all, important security updates are no longer necessary. Many apps only run on newer models or with the latest operating system. And the demands are increasing: Applications are becoming more powerful, need a better processor and more memory. On the other hand, the new cell phone is usually associated with a decent budget. The key here is to keep your eyes open and look for current deals and promotions.

Or, as a compromise: use the previous generation of smartphones. They usually come with good specs anyway – and are in many cases significantly reduced in price when the successor is released.

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