The second half of the year will witness the debut of several highly-anticipated flagships, and while everybody knows that Apple, Samsung, and Google are likely to unveil their new high-end models, few specifics are available on the actual launch dates.
Today, however, serial leakster Evan Blass provides us with a closer look at the expected launch date for three of the most exciting releases this year: iPhone 11, Galaxy Note 10, and Pixel 4.
Samsung will be the first to take the wraps off a flagship in late August, followed by Apple in the second half of September.
Apple typically unveils new-generation iPhones in September, so the timing isn’t necessarily surprising, albeit it does provide us with some hints as to when the iPhone 11 could go on sale.
Guessing the iPhone 11 launch date
iPhone 7 was launched on September 16, 2016, while iPhone 8 hit the shelves on September 22, 2017. iPhone XS was released on September 21, 2018.
Given the sales typically start on Friday, there are two options for Apple when it comes to the next-generation iPhone, namely September 20 and September 27. Both are in the second half of September and align with the timeline leaked by Evan Blass.
Google will be the last big company joining the party with the already-leaked-and-confirmed Google Pixel 4 in late October.
Keep in mind that the dates here concern the day when these devices will go on sale, so the unveiling could actually take place one week or so before. The calendar is based on information included by Verizon in its marketing calendar for the second half of 2019.
It goes without saying that a certain amount of skepticism is required when reading these dates, albeit most of them align with the previous expectations regarding the launch of new flagships this year.