Keeping up to date with the latest smartphones
If you’re looking for a new phone, you’re in the right place. Amazing new handsets are being launched all the time, and it can be hard to keep up to date with them all. That’s what this page is for – to let you know about all the best new phones as soon as they’re released. If you see one you like, you can get more information on it by clicking the link at the bottom of the description. Or if your mind is made up, you can go ahead and place your order.
iPhone 12 series
Who’s it for?
If you want to enjoy the best possible smartphone experience with the very latest tech from Apple, these new iPhones are for you.
These are the best iPhones ever, and you’ve got a choice of four – iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini.
The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro both have a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. Want something larger? The iPhone 12 Pro Max boasts a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display – the largest on any iPhone ever! On the other hand, if you’re looking for a phone that easily fits into your pocket, the iPhone Mini 12 packs an awful lot into its 5.4-inch display.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini both have fantastic dual 12 MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras. The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max give you an extra Telephoto lens, with a 4x and 5x Optical zoom respectively.
Plus, LiDAR is on all these new iPhones. This next-gen camera tech lets you autofocus in lowlight up to 6x faster, and also unlocks a low-light portrait mode. Great for night owls.
All these phones can run on superfast 5G, giving you lightning fast downloads, seamless streaming and lag-free gaming on-the-go. Charging is superfast too – you can get 50% of power in just 30 minutes. You’ve also got the option of wireless charging and Mag Safe charging, which uses magnets rather than wires to attach to your phone.
You can order iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini from Carphone Warehouse right now.
Samsung Galaxy S20 series
Who’s it for?
Anyone looking for a future-ready flagship with bags of power, amazing cameras and edge-to-edge displays.
There are four models to choose from in the new Galaxy S20 series - the S20, S20 5G, S20 Plus 5G and S20 Ultra 5G.
The S20 gives you pro-quality shots every time, with a powerful triple camera that includes a huge 30x Space Zoom. You’ll be able to enjoy your fave movies and games on the 6.2-inch Infinity-O Display, and keep going all day with the 4,000 mAh battery.
If you like all the S20 4G has got going but want to be ready for blazing fast 5G, then go for the S20 5G, capable of faster download speeds and seamless streaming.
Switch up to the S20 Plus 5G and you get even more, with its 6.7-inch Infinity-O Display and a bigger 4,500mAh battery. With a hefty 12GB RAM it’s basically a powerful, portable games console.
Then there's the powerhouse of the range, the S20 Ultra 5G. With an awe-inspiring 108MP Wide Camera, 40MP Front Camera and 48MP Telephoto Camera, it sets a new standard in smartphone photography. The screen is a giant 6.9-inch Infinity-O Display, and to keep the good times rolling there’s a 5,000 mAh battery - Samsung's biggest yet.
Interested? Find out more about the S20 series here.
Convinced? You can order the S20, S20 5G, S20 Plus 5G or S20 Ultra 5G right now.
Google Pixel 5
Who’s it for?
The Google Pixel 5 is perfect if you’re looking for a flagship experience with a cracking low-light camera and impressive security.
This is a 5G phone, so if you’re on a 5G network you’ll get lightning fast data downloads and seamless streaming on the go. Games and movies look fantastic too - the Pixel 5 supports HDR content, so darker areas still have loads of detail. And its large 6-inch OLED display delivers accurate colours and impressive amounts of detail.
The new Pixel 5 has a couple of big design differences over the older Pixel 4. Firstly, a pinhole-style selfie camera on the top left of the screen. Because it’s so small, it doesn’t get in the way of your viewing, browsing or gaming. And secondly, the borders have shrunk right down. The surface is now almost all-scree, so you can really immerse yourself in whatever you’re doing.
Pixel phones are famous for having the best cameras around, and the Google Pixel 5 carries on that tradition. It’s a dual-lens setup that uses super-smart AI to take sharp and spectacular photos. We’re especially impressed with the 16MP Ultrawide lens that always seems to manage to get the whole scene in the picture. Oh, and the amazing Night Sight feature is now available in Portrait Mode – perfect for a low-light profile pics.
The Pixel 5 supports fast charging, so you can plug in and power up in no time at all. It can also be wirelessly charged, and can even charge other Qi compatible devices. That’s always useful if you need to recharge your headphones when you’re nowhere near a plug.
Want to pick up a perfect Pixel? Order the Google Pixel 5 here.
Samsung Galaxy Note20 series
Who’s it for?
Power users who work hard and play hard. And fans of that iconic S-Pen!
There are three phones in the Samsung Galaxy Note20 series, all designed for serious work, creativity and entertainment. You can choose the Note20, Note20 5G, and Note20 Ultra 5G.
The Note20 has a huge 6.7-inch AMOLED Infinity-O display that’s perfect for content creators, gamers and home workers aren’t left out either. And let’s talk about the iconic S-Pen. You can use it for all sorts of things, from taking notes to sketching out plans or creating a mini-masterpiece. It performs like a real pen but does lots more So, you can do lots of extra things like pause a TV show, or using it as a clicker during presentations.
The Note20 is packed with awesome camera tech, with a 64MP Rear Telephoto, 12MP Rear Wide and 12MP Rear Ultra-Wide camera. Switch over to video and you can shoot in amazing 8K, and use the Advanced Pro Video mode to edit everything onscreen. It’s a content creator's dream - and you get 1TB of space for all your content. Finally, the all-day battery life and Super-Fast charging means you can keep going for as long as you want. This is a phone that keeps up with you no matter what you’re doing.
If you’re on a 5G network, then you’ll want to go for the Note20 5G, and take advantage of those blazing fast downloads and seamless streaming. Looking for a bigger and better phone than the Note20? Then check out the Note20 5G Ultra, with its jaw-dropping 6.9-inch display, superior camera setup (108MP + 12MP +12MP) and larger battery.
Interested? You can order the Note 20, Note20 5G or Note 20 5G Ultra from Carphone Warehouse.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
Who’s it for?
Early adopters who love trying something new, and want a flipping brilliant phone!
The Samsung Galaxy Flip Z 5G is a guaranteed scene stealer - a next-gen smartphone that folds in half and fits in your pocket or purse.
How exactly does it fold? With the world’s first Real Flexible Glass screen. It’s ultra-thin but ultra-tough, and has ben designed to be folded and unfolded. Time and time again.
When it’s open, you get a beautiful 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, with a 21:9 aspect ratio’s that’s great for watching movies the way they’re meant to be seen. But there’s more than just one screen here. Fold up your phone and you’ve got a frontal 1-inch display that gives you notifications – like messages and who’s calling you.
On the back, you’ll find a dual camera setup that’s capable of capturing just about any scene. There’s a 12MP wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilisation for steady action shots, and a 12MP Ultra Wide lens for sweeping landscapes. You can also take selfies when halfway unfolded with the Free Stop Hinge. It’s a bit like having a stand for your phone.
Don’t hang around waiting to power up and go about. The Galaxy Flip Z 5G’s fast-charging battery gives you more power, quicker. You can keep charged on the move with wireless charging – meaning you can leave the wires at home. Plus, if you have 30% battery or more, you can even share your power with a friend’s compatible device.
Ready to flip out? Then order the Galaxy Z 5G Flip here.
Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G
Who’s it for?
With its amazing multi-lens camera, the Mate 40 Pro 5G is a phone for those that want to be first with the world’s newest phone tech.
The Mate 40 Pro 5G is a spectacular looking handset, with soft rounded corners and a curved display. The back is made of glass, something that really adds to the premium look and feel.
The 6.76-inch OLED FHD+ display curves round the edges, so you can really immerse yourself in what you’re doing. Colours look vibrant and rich, and the brightness level automatically adjusts to the perfect setting. It always feels just right, and you’ll never strain your eyes trying to read text.
It’s easy to shoot stunning photos and spectacular videos on the Mate 40 Pro. The triple lens camera setup consists of a 50MP Ultra Vision lens, 20MP Cine camera and 12MP Telephoto with 5x optical zoom. This gives you a huge range of options – including the ability to get right up close to your subject at a distance (it even uncovers detail you can’t see with your naked eye). And when it comes to video, you’ll be shooting in 4K Ultra HD quality with the help of some impressive image stabilisation. Even the fastest moving action looks super-smooth and pin-sharp.
The Mate 40 Pro has the world’s most powerful 5G chipset under the hood. That’s combined with a hefty 8GB RAM that most laptops would be pleased with, and it makes using the phone a real joy. Everything is speedy and responsive, no matter how many things you want to whizz through at once. It’s perfect for streaming, gaming and browsing, and if you’re lucky enough to be on a 5G network, you’ll be blown away by the speed everything gets done. Fancy downloading an entire movie to watch while you’re on your commute? Not a problem.
One final thing that’s important to point out is that Huawei phones no longer use the Google Play Store. Instead, you’ll be using Huawei's AppGallery to get apps from. There's a great selection of games and apps in there, with popular ones like TikTok present and correct. You won’t find any Google apps though, but if you really need your Facebook and Instagram fix, you can still find and install them using Petal Search - Huawei's own search engine.
Interested? Order the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G here.