January is the month of the Consumer Electronics Show and it usually brings a lot of innovation in the technology world. CES 2020 will kick off on January 7 and several companies will attend and showcase their most innovative products. That is why, given that we mostly talk about smartphones, we decided to write a post including all the important upcoming launches in January 2020 in regards to smartphones. We still do not know every device which will be launched this month, but we tried to guess all the companies which will come up with a new phone in January.
Upcoming smartphones of the month
Realme X50 and X50 Lite
Oppo‘s brand already confirmed that it will officially unveil the Realme X50 series on January 7. The line-up will include two models: Realme X50 5G which will be the first 5G smartphone of the brand, and Realme X50 Lite. The Realme X50 5G just appeared on TENAA listings with all of its most important specifications. It will feature an LCD display with a 6.67-inch diagonal and a Full HD+ resolution. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 765G and it will be available in various memory configurations including 6, 8 or 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. On the rear side, there will be a quad camera with a 64 MP main sensor, while on the front you will get a dual front camera with 16 and 8 MP resolution housed in a punch hole. The battery will have a 4100 mAh capacity and the support of VOOC 4.0 fast charging technology.
You can learn more about Realme X50 5G by clicking here.
OnePlus Concept One
OnePlus will bring a concept phone to CES 2020. Its name is OnePlus Concept One and, given that it is a concept, it will not become a commercial device. The company published an official teaser about the phone and revealed that it will come with an “invisible camera” technology. The rear cameras will be placed underneath a one pixel LCD panel. The rear side of the smartphone is supposed to be made of leather and the phone could be launched in cooperation with McLaren.
You can learn more about OnePlus Concept One by clicking here.
Sony has officially announced that it is going to hold an event at CES 2020. In the statement the company says that it will be unveiling a unique vision of the future, bringing creativity and technology together like never before. It is still unknown whether or not it is talking about a smartphone. The company is supposed to launch the Xperia 3 this year, but it will more likely unveil it at MWC 2020 in February. But in the past the company unveiled several midrange smartphones at CES in Las Vegas, so do not lose your hope.
You can learn more about Sony by clicking here.
Just like Sony, LG was used to unveil budget devices at the Consumer Electronics Show. For example, in 2017 the company announced the Stylus 3 with a capacitive pen. We do not expect it to unveil a new flagship phone at CES 2020, but the company might come up with a new affordable device. LG’s main flagship LG G9 should debut at MWC 2020 in February and it might be announced alongside the LG V60 ThinQ.
Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71
Last month Samsung announced its new generation of mid-rangers from the Galaxy A series. The company unveiled Galaxy A51 and A71, but they are still not on sale globally. They will be officially available to purchase in the global market starting from the middle of January. They will be sold for €379,90 and €479,90, respectively (prices may change depending on the region). Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 are offering punch-hole Infinity-O displays and a quad camera setup. They belong to the midrange segment and provide a long battery life thanks to 4000 and 4500 mAh battery respectively.
You can learn more about Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 by clicking here.
Samsung Galaxy S20 and Fold 2 showcase
Samsung will announce its main flagship series of the year in February. We are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup, which will be joined by the Galaxy Fold 2. But we expect the Korean giant to reveal something about Galaxy S20 and Fold 2 during CES 2020. A promotional video leaked on the web revealing that the company will hold an Unpacked event, but Samsung still did not confirm it officially. CES 2020 is expected to be the right place for that announcement. Further, Samsung might showcase its Galaxy Fold 2 just like it did in the past with the Galaxy Fold. We already know that Samsung Galaxy S20 will probably include an Ultra variant and that Galaxy Fold 2 will have a clamshell design.
You can learn more about Samsung Galaxy S20 and Fold 2 by clicking here.
Redmi K30 and K30 5G
Last month, Xiaomi’s sub-brand announced Redmi K30 and K30 5G. The latter is the first midrange phone hitting the market with 5G connectivity. It will be officially available to purchase starting from January 7 in China. Redmi K30 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 765G with an integrated 5G modem and it boasts a dual front camera embedded in a punch-hole display. The vanilla K30 has a Snapdragon 730G SoC and it only supports 4G. Both the phones offer a huge 4500 mAh battery and a 120 Hz display with a 6.67-inch diagonal. If you were careful, you probably noticed a lot of similarities with the Realme X50 5G which will be its main rival.
You can learn more about Redmi K30 and K30 5G by clicking here.
TCL will hold an event at CES 2020 in which it will showcase new Mini-LED TVs. There is no info about the launch of a new smartphone, but given that the company recently launched its first phone under the TCL brand and it owns Alcatel and BlackBerry, it is legit to expect something new.