Best Smartphones to Keep an Eye Out for

These smartphones are slated for release this year and they’re already calling your name. Boasting superior tech, stunning design, and incredible specs these phones have everything you might want. Here are our top picks.

Sony Xperia 1 II

The name might be clunky, but the phone isn’t. It’s modeled on its predecessor Sony Xperia 1, but also boasts an upgraded Snapdragon 865 chip and high-quality cameras, courtesy the Sony’s Alpha 9 series team. The 3.5mm headphone port makes a comeback making the device a huge improvement on the last phone.


Apple is set to up its game with the iPhone12. Reports suggest that users can look forward to a flattened metal frame a la the classic iPhone 4 but with a much bigger screen (options go from the 5.4in to 6.1in and 6.7in). There might be a redesigned notch, but some reports suggest that the sensors in this phone will be fitted into the upper bezel. What we can confirm is more cameras, more RAM, and a higher-resolution OLED display.

Google Pixel 4a

The Google camera on the Google Pixel 4a is jam-packed with features and the phone is affordable too. What more could you ask for? Plenty, as it turns out. This impressive device has a punch-hole front camera, a single camera at the back, and a 3.5mm headphone socket. From various press images and reports, it looks like the Google Pixel 4a is a pleasant hybrid of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4.

OnePlus 8 Lite

This mid-range phone has MediaTek hardware, a handset with a centered punch-hole cutout on a 6.4 or 6.5 in flat screen, and a camera module on the back. It’s also likely that there will be an in-display and fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

As a part of the Galaxy S20 family of phones, users can expect a good quality device in the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. Though there might be very little difference between this phone and the S20, it looks like there will be an upgrade in refresh rates. Higher-end models might have a 120Hz screen while others will have a standard 60 Hz display.