September is about to end. That’s the last time we’re saying that. Promise. Just wait for next year. So for those people who are only about to wake up, we want to share with you the good news a slew of new flagship smartphones will be announced next month. It will be a busy October. Fall is upon us and it’s the last quarter of the year so expect major announcements from some of the biggest OEMs and brands today. After all these reveals, we’ll start with all those Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Holiday shopping deals.
Here are the next-gen Android phones that will be unveiled in October. LG, Huawei, Google, Samsung, Razer, OnePlus, and Lenovo will be introducing new models so the competition will be even more intense.
LG V40 ThinQ
The LG V40 ThinQ’s press invite was released almost two weeks ago, teasing the triple cameras. The AT&T variant was sighted with a display notch but just recently, we learned there will be five cameras–three on the rear and two in front.
The phone was introduced yesterday with reference to “touch, color, and molding”. The official event will be on October 4, 10AM in Seoul, South Korea, specifically at the LG Science Park in the Magok District.
The phone will be out with more intelligent features. The triple rear cameras may include a standard, super-wide angle, and telephoto lenses. Color options will be Carmine Red, Moroccan Blue, and Platinum Gray.
We’re expecting a 6.4-inch QHD+ POLED screen, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, FullVision display, reinforced glass frame, slimmer bezels, a light design. The LG V40 may also run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 64GB or 128GB onboard storage, 6GB RAM, 3300mAh battery, and Android Oreo.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaked images and details have been shared the past few weeks and we learned many things like the dual selfie cameras, Visual Core, Super Selfies, large and notched display (Pixel 3 XL), dual front cam (XL), and a fully glass back.
Here are the Pixel 3/3XL specs we already know: 5.5-inch/6.2-inch display, Active Edge, 64GB to 128GB storage, 4GB RAM, enhanced facial recognition, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor. Google will announce the two this October 9 at a ‘Made by Google’ event in New York City.
Razer Phone 2
The Razer Phone 2 was confirmed earlier as Razer continues to drive the mobile business. The device has reached the AnTuTu Benchmark where we learned the phone will be equipped with 8GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and Android 8.1 Oreo.
The Razer Phone 2 rendered image presented very minimal changes. We’ll get to confirm all details during launch. The event invitation for the new gaming phone says October 10, 2018— a day after the Pixel 3 duo will be unveiled.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Star Pro showed up with four cameras and a large display. It’s coming next month as ‘A Galaxy Event’ will happen on October 11. We’re looking forward to that ‘4X fun’ bit which we believe refers to a quad camera system.
Huawei Mate 20
The Huawei Mate 20 Lite images and specs were leaked and the phone soon went up for pre-order on Polish and German sites. So much has been said about the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro like the idea it may arrive with a front 3D camera, waterdrop notch, triple rear shooter, and Android 9 Pie.
We also saw Huawei Mate 20 Pro phone cases, wireless charger, and NM Card, as well as, new images that showed possible color variants, and Kirin 980 processor.
New details revealed include a 4200mAh battery with SuperCharge 2.0 technology, wireless charging, and IP67 water and dust-resistance. Other specs include a 6.9-inch curved OLED screen, front stereo speakers, Quad HD resolution, 6GB RAM, 128GB built-in memory, and EMUI 9.0. The smartphone will launch on October 16.
Some more image renders and a 360-degree video appeared but we’ll confirm the following specs on October 17: 6.4-inch screen, 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and 16MP and 20MP dual-cameras.
Lenovo Z5 Pro
The Lenovo Z5 all-screen smartphone was teased with no bezel or notch but it disappointed some people. It’s getting a follow-up now as the Lenovo Z5 Pro was shown off before its official launch this October.
We’re looking forward to on-screen fingerprint sensor and a pop-up selfie camera just like the Vivo NEX S and Oppo Find X.