In 2020, the smartphone wars will no longer be exclusive to camera performance. Instead, battlefronts will expand to include factors like design, high refresh rate displays, faster charging, and GPU performance.
Talking of design, Apple will reportedly revamp its 2020 smartphone line-up and introduce a notch-less iPhone 12 that might be appealing enough to eclipse all rivals including the upcoming Galaxy S11.
A whole screen v/s a hole screen
According to China Times, in 2020, Apple will adopt an under-display camera to eliminate the notch that first debuted on the iPhone X in 2017. This will allow Apple to boast of an all-screen design as well as the highest-ever screen-to-body ratio on an iPhone.
In comparison, the Galaxy S11 is tipped to feature an Infinity-O display design we saw on the Note 10.
The notch-less iPhone 12 will use in-screen fingerprint reader
The notch-less iPhone is also tipped to debut a "full-screen, acoustic fingerprint ID technology" that will replace the Face ID setup seen on the present batch of iPhones. Notably, full-screen biometric authentication and the in-screen camera technologies are available but aren't really mainstream.
Glass bodies and metal frames aren't going anywhere
There is not much that we know about the Galaxy S11 and iPhone 12 at present. However, given both flagships will offer wireless charging, a glass back is rather obvious. Whether Apple will follow its rivals to adopt bolder gradient colors remains to be seen.
Further, both phones will feature sturdier metal frames, and the iPhone 12 is expected to offer a flat-edged design.
Behind the curve
iPhone 12 may not get Galaxy S11-like curved edges