Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are the new conversational user interfaces. They have changed the way of interacting with computing and mobile devices.
Humans introduced computational capability. Technology enabled machines to communicate with us through various mediums, including voice. Over time, we developed advanced methods, languages and interfaces. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the many stellar developments.
With AI, technology has taken a gigantic leap from GUI (Graphical User Interface) to touch interfaces, and further to the modern day voice interfaces like Siri and Alexa. They are, indeed, impacting our daily lives in a big way.
According to Spiceworks study about AI chatbots and intelligent assistants, 24 percent large businesses and 16 percent small businesses have adopted AI technology and a combination of 27 percent are likely to adopt the same within the next one year.
One out of Three Smartphones to be AI-ready in 2020
In 2020, roughly more than a billion smartphones to be shipped would have artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. Research shows that AI at the chipset level would have tremendous potential.
Counterpoint’s Components Tracker Service reveals that Apple’s Bionic system, on chip, or the SoC technology can drive the native smartphone market towards AI adoption, thus making Apple the market leader in AI-enabled chip market.
Likewise, Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC holds the second position in the market only next to Apple with AI-enabled smartphones.
As a result, it is only obvious to look for the best AI enabled smartphones for 2020. Here’s your list:
1: Samsung Galaxy Fold
We are eagerly waiting for Samsung to reveal its first ever foldable smartphone. Come April 2019, and
this wait would be over.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold combines a 4.6-inch Infinity Flex display outside with a beautiful 7.3-inch panel
on its inside.
Samsung has worked on the look and experience of the smartphone to make it as seamless as possible.
With the latest feature – App Continuity, anything opened in exterior screen is immediately displayed as
you open the full screen to enjoy bigger picture.
The smartphone also features six combined cameras across the interior and exterior, 12GB RAM and
512GB of in-built storage to ensure multi-window apps continue running.
2: Huawei Mate X
Users are anticipating a lot about foldable phones. Huawei’s Mate X is the next best thing announced at
the MWC in Barcelona.
The Mate X features a single 8 inches display from corner-to-corner. It has features better than
Samsung’s Foldable Smartphone. In addition, it comes with a triple-lens camera module instead of rear
and front-facing lenses common in Samsung phones. As a result, this smartphone looks smarter than its
contemporaries from design and ergonomics standards.
Wait, it is 5G too!
You should expect this smartphone in the market as soon as 5G is up and running!
3: Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are going to be the most popular smartphones in 2020. It is a trio of
the tenth-generation flagships by Samsung. Customers can choose from the 5.8 inch Galaxy S10e, 6.1
inch S10, and 6.4 inch S10 Plus. Another 5G version of the smartphone is expected to release in the later
part of 2019.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus feature three rear cameras, whereas S10e has two. Each model of the
smartphone is available in various hues starting with a storage capacity of 128GB and up to 1TB. All the
models can recharge other devices as they feature Samsung Wireless PowerShare.
Samsung Galaxy S10 price varies as per the models.
4: Royole FlexPai
Instead of waiting for Samsung to release its foldable model, Samsung Galaxy F, check out Royole.
FlexPai is the latest phone featuring a 7.8-inch device that gently folds in half, thus giving you two
seamless smartphone screens.
The FlexPai features versatile design, 6GB RAM and a massive 128GB storage.
5: Apple iPhones
Apple unveiled three new iPhone models a couple of months back. However, as the industry moves very
fast, we are expecting some new models to hit the market in 2019.
While iPhones are already available in the market, some future handsets would change the game. Ming
Chi Kuo, Apple’s analyst says that future handsets are in the pipeline with advanced features like dual
camera lens setup and 3D Touch to cut costs. Another report alleges that a trio back camera phone is
also likely to be unveiled, which would be the successor of XS Max, quite similar to Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
There are rumors that Apple would embrace 3D cameras from the world leaders, Sony, to provide
gaming gesture control, seamless room scanning, and much more.
6: LG G8 ThinQ
Though LG G8 ThinQ is touted to have similar looks like its predecessor, there are a lot of new
technologies involved in making this metal and glass smartphone. The biggest feature is the time-of-
flight 3D depth sensor, also called the Z camera. The front-facing lens handles 3D facial recognition and
does much more such as unlocking the phone by hand vein pattern.
LG G8 ThinQ also enables Air Motion gesture control to quickly launch apps and control media without
touching the device physically. G8 is enabled with Crystal Sound OLED technology – users don’t need an
earpiece as the sound radiates from its glass.
This smartphone would surely be the greatest surprise of 2019. It is all set for release in the third
quarter of the year.
7: Moto G7
When it comes to budget phones, Motorola is a sheer winner. Though it cannot be compared to
flagships of Samsung, Google, or Apple, it is a great choice for medium range smartphones.
Moto G6 was a successful smartphone, well-rounded and packed with futuristic features. Moto G7 is the
successor of G6. G7 combines some decent features and performance with Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
chipset processor and 4GB RAM. It has an expansive 6.2 inch and 19:9 LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 on the
front and rear, which completes the unique look of this smartphone.
Motorola also introduces two cheaper versions of G7– G7 Power and G7 Play. All models are powered
with advanced cameras.
8: Xperia 1
Flagship phones would see a new life with this year’s biggest launch, Sony Xperia 1. With a 21:9 aspect
ratio, this is the most fascinating smartphone of spring 2019.
A wide screen display is perfect for playing games and consuming movies. Xperia 1 has everything it
takes to make a powerful phone with the best display and triple lens setup located on the back of the
smartphone. It includes a trip of 12 megapixel cameras to handle telephoto, ultra-wide mode and basic
Furthermore, Xperia 1 also boasts Cinema Pro mode, which adds many new settings to create videos
and make them look perfect for the big screen. The price of this flagship phone is yet to be revealed.
9: Pixel 3 Lite
Google’s Pixel smartphones are a powerhouse of features and technologies. With the earlier release of
Pixel 3 as well as 3 XL, users had high hopes. Google is rumored to launch the third Pixel, which is a
midrange and low-cost smartphone named “Bonito.”
Bonito has been making headlines for quite some time. However, since the company did not provide any
specific information, rumors were dying off. Then came some leaks with the news that the smartphone
may release in April 2019.
A Russian technology based blog shared some information about the features of this upcoming model –
Snapdragon 670 powered, 4GB RAM, and 5.5-inch front facing the camera. The biggest surprise is the
headphone jack. Other reports reveal that the phone features 32GB internal memory and battery as
powerful as other Pixel 3 models.
The most exciting feature of this particular smartphone model is its 12.2 megapixel rear camera.
According to leaksters, this feature is exactly as the one in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. An XL version of the
Pixel 3 Lite is also in the pipeline.
Price is yet to be revealed
10: OnePlus 7
OnePlus rolls out a new phone every six to eight months. It’s been a long time since OnePlus 6T was
launched. There’s a lot of speculation about the upcoming series, OnePlus 7, which is likely to shrink the
bezels around the display of the flagship and much more.
The features of the next OnePlus in the series are also discussed worldwide. The OnePlus 7 may use the
pop-up front camera to free up screen space.
However, there should not be any confusion about OnePlus 7 and the 5G-ready smartphone that the
company is working on. During the Mobile World Congress a few months back, OnePlus displayed a
prototype of its 5G phone that features a display with 21:9 aspect ratio.
In 217, users purchased over 1.46 billion smartphones worldwide. 60 percent of those sales came from
the top five manufacturers of the world namely Apple, Huawei, Oppo, Samsung, and Xiaomi. In the past
year, with the launch of iPhone 7 and the proposed launch of iPhone X and iPhone 8, people had a lot of
expectations. Of course, too much expectation led to disappointment as users were presented with
animated emoji, raft, and Face ID instead of groundbreaking features.
In 2020, the focus of users can entirely shift from desktops and laptop to incredible smartphones.
Devices like OnePlus 6 with 8GB RAM or Samsung’s DEX technology that turns the phone into PC would
be the new normal.
Even laptops can be replaced completely with highly advanced and capable smartphones. Responsive
apps and website designs can make the internet the best place for mobile devices. Phones are not just a
medium of communication; they are also used for a lot of other work.
Together with AI technology, 4K bezel-less display would also be a great addition. Sony already has 4K
display smartphones like Sony Xperia Z5, which is also the Highest 806 PPI 4K display smartphone in the
Last but not the least – battery backup would be a concern for major players. Most smartphones with
high pixel resolution and powerful processors have batteries that don’t even last for a day. There is still a
need for more compact batteries that could last for 3 to 4 days from a single charge. Whether it’s AI or
no AI, the battery should be powerful.