The biggest discount day of the year is almost here. Black Friday 2019 falls on 29th November, and it's the perfect opportunity to make big savings on the latest handsets.
Between the new iPhone series and the latest Samsung Galaxy S10 and Google Pixel 4, 2019 has been a fantastic year for phone releases, but which smartphones are likely to make an appearance in [Black Friday](black-friday offers)?
iPhone 11 Pro
One of the most widely-anticipated releases of the year, iPhone 11 Pro certainly lives up to the hype. With some of the most advanced smartphone specs yet, iPhone 11 Pro boasts a 5.8” all-screen OLED display with smooth, rounded corners which are both stylish and comfortable in the hand.
The triple camera system on the rear houses three 12MP lenses, and is equipped with Night Mode as well as new and improved Portrait Mode, which can now achieve a bokeh effect as well as Depth Control.
This handset is packed with convenient, accessible features. The addition of a TrueDepth front camera makes Face ID possible, so you can unlock your phone with a single look, while wireless charging takes the hassle out of refuelling, and Siri7 can help you accomplish more tasks than ever before.
Google Pixel 4
Another fantastic addition to the Google Pixel family, this handset is brimming with exciting updates, and some brand new features too. The 5.7” Full HD+ screen offers a fantastic viewing experience with flexible OLED, which emits less blue light than regular LCD screens.
When it comes to cameras, the Google Pixel 4 is exceptional, with a striking dual camera system on its rear, comprised of one 16MP and one 12.2MP lens. Upgraded Night Sight means you can capture sharp details even in dim lighting – no flash required - whilst Astrology Mode makes the Pixel 4 the first smartphone that can accurately photograph the night sky.
One of the most unusual new features is Quick Gestures, which uses Motion Sense technology to allow you to skip a track, snooze an alarm or end a call, all without touching your phone – just wave your hand over it.
Samsung Galaxy S10
The first thing you’ll notice about the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the 6.1” Infinity-O display with its impressive 93.1% screen-to-body ratio, your visuals are virtually uninterrupted. The rear camera system is made up of three lenses aligned horizontally, including a 12MP telephoto lens, a 12MP wide angle lens and a 16MP ultra wide angle lens too, so you’ll never struggle to get everyone in the shot. Improved HDR performance will give you crisp, clear images in low light, and Optical Image Stabilisation reduces blurry images.
This handset is super secure too – the front of the phone features an invisible ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, embedded in the screen, which uses Qualcomm tech to make a 3D-scan of your print. This will even work with wet or cold hands, so there’s no need to worry about unlocking in the rain.
Another standout feature is the inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is an increasingly rare sight in the latest smartphones, and a great way to ensure that users without Bluetooth headphones can still enjoy the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Samsung Galaxy Note10
A mobile designed to harness the power of a computer, games console and professional camera combined in one device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has some impressive specs to offer. The Infinity-O display stretches a whopping 6.3” and is certified HDR10+, so the viewing experience truly cinematic whether you’re dipping into a boxset, or browsing social media.
As for the camera, there's a triple lens setup on the rear, consisting of one 16MP lens, one 12MP ultra wide angle lens and a 12MP telephoto camera. Images show up in vivid colour and there are several new photography features to enjoy, such as Food Mode, Super Slow-Mo and improved Night Mode; you can even create a bokeh effect on video footage as well as still shots.
The handset comes with all the essentials, including the S-Pen stylus and a Super Fast charger, which will reboot your device in super quick time.
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
This sleek smartphone sports a solid metal frame which lends it a premium quality, and the 6.7” Infinity display is made with Corning Gorilla Glass 6, which is extra durable. Running on the Snapdragon 855 processor, the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G. As this handset is 5G-ready you can browse the web at super-fast speeds (location permitting), while the long-lasting 4,500mAh battery will make sure you never run out of juice while out and about.
The Samsung Galaxy A90 sports a cutting-edge triple camera system with a 48MP lens for maximum detailing, a 5MP depth lens and 8MP ultra wide lens for breath-taking landscape shots. It’s a great phone for amateur videographers, especially with Super Steady mode, which gives you smooth footage even when your filming is a little bumpy.
The Huawei P30 is a flagship smartphone with plenty to offer. The 6.1" OLED display with Full HD+ resolution makes for a brilliant viewing experience. As this handset has Dolby Atmos speakers, it also has high-quality sound to match.
Huawei is famous for its superior camera specs, and the triple camera system of the Huawei P30 is no exception. On the phone’s rear you’ll find a 40MP main lens, 16MP ultra wide angle lens and 8MP telephoto lens, which can achieve 30x optical zoom without sacrificing the clarity of your shot.
This handset also houses the Android Pie operating system, which has some great features of its own, including Adaptive Battery which can cleverly prioritise the apps you use most frequently, and a Digital Wellbeing hub to help you monitor your tech habits more closely.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro houses some staggering hardware, starting with the 6.39” curved OLED screen, which has super sharp resolution and can effortlessly support HDR video content from all your favourite streaming apps.
The triple camera system houses a 40MP wide angle lens, 20MP ultra wide angle lens and 8MP telephoto lens. The result is an intuitive camera with a whole host of different modes to support sophisticated photography, including Night, Portrait, Light-Painting, Monochrome and more.
Qmoji might be the most fun update on this handset. Using the front camera, the Mate 20 Pro can transfer your facial expressions onto various cartoon avatars, which you can then record as they laugh, speak and yawn.