All the exciting new smartphones coming out in September 2019

All the exciting new smartphones coming out in September 2019
As the summer comes to an end, we’re preparing for this year’s second smartphone release season. Last year October was the busier month in that regard, but it seems in 2019 most manufacturers prefer to start things rolling as early as possible. Having all the latest developments at their disposal, the upcoming devices will be some of the best new phones you'll be able to buy in 2019, no matter which price range you're interested in. Here's what we can expect to see in the next 30 or so days:

September 5: HMD Global to bring updated Nokia midrangers and flagship

The consumer electronics expo IFA begins on September 6, but HMD Global, the company making Nokia-branded smartphones, has an event scheduled the day before the official start. What’s expected to be announced during the event are the second updates of the Nokia 5, 6 and 7 as well as a revamp of Nokia’s flagship. The Nokia 9.1 PureView, as the rumors suggest it will be called, will be the company’s first 5G capable smartphone. There will be, of course, a non-5G version as well, which we’re hoping will offer a more polished experience than the Nokia 9.

September 6: LG and Sony to unveil their latest flagships and Samsung might finally release the Galaxy Fold

The first day of IFA is expectedly the busiest when it comes to announcements as companies want to showcase their latest models throughout the exhibition. LG released a teaser that shows a dual-screen device, which pretty clearly points to an updated version of its LG V50 ThinQ, which came with a second screen accessory. There might be a second smartphone announced as well, another update of the G8 with support for a second screen as well.

Sony, on the other hand, is rumored to have prepared its second flagship for 2019, the Xperia 2, for IFA release. The Xperia 1 is a bit of an odd-ball and its successor appears to be following its steps. This doesn't bold very well for Sony, but still, we're hoping for something exciting!

And last, but definitely not least, Samsung is said to be gearing for an official re-release of its infamous Galaxy Fold on the same day as well. As you probably know, the device was delayed due to issues with its foldable display that came up just days after journalists got to test it. The word on the street is that Samsung has ironed out all the flaws and is ready to put the expensive device back in the hands of consumers. We’re all waiting to see how it will play out this time.

September 10: Apple to announce iPhone 11 and its “Pro” siblings, Apple Watch 5 as well

Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated days of the year for smartphone enthusiasts (we know Android fans will tune in as well!) is the release of the iPhones. Just like last year, we’re expecting Apple to reveal three new iPhone models. This year, however, rumors point to a change in the naming of the devices. The iPhone XR will be replaced by the iPhone 11, while the XS and XS Max will be succeeded by the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Most hardware changes and even the design of the phones have already been leaked, but what software goodies Apple has prepared for us is still anybody’s guess (besides iOS 13, obviously). Additionally, the new Apple Watch Series 5 is expected to make an appearance as well.

September 19: Huawei to reveal the Mate 30 series 

Huawei is the second-biggest smartphone maker right now, but the ongoing trade war between the US and China keeps taking the air out of its sails. The company is set to announce its second set flagships for 2019, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, alongside the new Kirin 990 SoC on September 19, but the release could be spoiled by the news that there won’t be any Google apps on the new devices. If that’s indeed the case when the phones hit the market, Huawei will have a hard time selling them outside of China. Either way, it's worth checking out what new tech Huawei has been working on.

September 26: OnePlus to announce the 7T and 7T Pro

OnePlus made quite an impact with the 7 Pro and now people are eagerly waiting to see if the company will be able to outdo itself in a significant way or we’ll just see a slight rehash of the devices we got earlier this year. We already have some promising information leaked about the 7T. The 7T Pro will undoubtedly be the star of the show, however, and so far rumors show that it will be quite similar to its predecessor. The September 26 date is expected to be for the India release with another event in early October for the official US/EU announcement.

This post will be updated if other announcement dates from major manufacturers are released.



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nokia Pureview 9.1 Sony Xperia 2, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and OnePlus 7T pro are what I'm excited about plus any surprises.

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

The title should read phones available in the West. It completely overlooks the OEM'S with exciting innovations like Oppo, Vivo (Nex 3), Xiaomi and co. Pointless article.

8. TBomb

Posts: 1549; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Are they announcing new stuff in September? Not familiar with their product announcements. If not, that's why they are not in the list

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

Oppo and Vivo (Nex 3) have releases this month. They're not on the list because sites only cover the same old stuff they're familiar with despite the fact that most innovations come out of China these days.

14. TBomb

Posts: 1549; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

That statement is debatable if you ask me. Just because your first to push it out doesn't mean your innovative. The real innovator is the one who starts working on it and conceptualizes it first in my opinion. If there is a rumor that Samsung is doing X based on a patent application or just a leak from "insiders". If I go and make a rudimentary version of that and push it out before Samsung, that doesn't make me an innovator. Even if I had the exact same tech as what Samsung ultimately comes out with, if I wasn't thinking of it or working on it until after I heard the rumor, I still don't consider me the innovator here. I'm just trying to jump the bandwagon. back to the real topic: thanks for the info on the releases!

17. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

I don't even know where to start with your warped logic because it's based entirely on hypotheticals. Vivo Nex introduced the pop-up camera (which is commonplace now), in-screen fps, second to market (after Xiaomi) with the vibrating screen earpiece. Samsung for example only have the in-screen fps. Their flip camera came four years after Oppo's. I remember how everyone (Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, enthusiasts and tech sites) laughed at Mediatek when they came out with Hexacore and Octacore socs and then shamelessly copied them later. They laughed at Asus when they came out with the first 4GB ram phone. Please spare us your nonsense. You've never seen, used or even touched a Vivo Nex so I suggest you stfu on this one buddy.

3. Poptart2828

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Vivo nex 3 is the real winner. North America has got to be the most boring market to base your coverage on.

6. yalokiy

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Specs look good on paper, but their software is one of the worst, as well as their android update reputation. Also, will probably lack (as usual) wireless charging and IP rating.

13. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

I'm fine with the software and have only changed the launcher because that's what Android allows us to do. Wireless charging is a useless gimmick especially for a phone like the Nex S that averages about 9 hours SOT. I guess that aforementioned software isn't so bad after all in terms of optimization? It would be nice to have an IP rating but it's not a necessity. The OnePlus 7 Pro doesn't have one but it's still water resistant. I look for what I need in a phone not what's being hyped.

15. Poptart2828

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Funtouch is like any other software. Takes time to get used to if your coming from another ui. I have no issues with it. It's fast, fluid and it offers alot. My nex dual display gets regular updates. I started on Android oreo and upgraded to pie a few months ago. All the security updates are there every month. Vivo offers excellent cameras and A+ battery life. Mine takes 1 hour to charge completely and lasts all day. Battery degradation is slower that it was on my galaxy S8 and build quality is superb. I use it in any condition including when it's raining and have had no problems when it gets splashed or rained on.

16. Poptart2828

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Wireless charging is useless to me and many other Vivo owners because all their phones have some of the fastest charging tech available. My nex dual display takes about an hour, my nex s took about hour and twenty minutes, and my vivo xplay 6 took about an hour and a half. A phone that will be 3 years old.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4248; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nothing exciting until Pixel in October.

7. yalokiy

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

@PA, perhaps make a dedicated web page with calendar that would include major events like mobile OS and device releases and announcements.

9. TBomb

Posts: 1549; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I can get behind that. Even if it's not confirmed dates, estimated dates could make for a cool looking calendar/Paget

18. Brewski

Posts: 705; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Nothing about the Asus ROG Phone 2?

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