It is likely that numerous smartphones certified with Android 9 before January 31, 2020 will go on sale in later months but this should only happen with a limited number of devices that would also be launched in the first quarter of 2020.
The reported vulnerability is on zero day status being found on a number of present day devices and it apparently has been exploited by a company called the NSO Group based in Israel (however the company denied any involvement with the exploit). Also, it unlocks the root-level access of the phone where minimal or no customization is required to root a phone exposed to the bug. You won't have quite such a jarring transition as you move from editing a report to finishing a presentation. This vulnerability was earlier patched in the Linux kernel version 4.14 and above, but without a CVE.
"The bug is a local privilege escalation vulnerability that allows for a full compromise of a vulnerable device", Stone wrote. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL and Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are said to be safe from this vulnerability.
Vulnerable devices: Pixel 1, Pixel 1 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20, Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Xiaomi Redmi Note, Xiaomi A1, Oppo A3, Moto Z3, Oreo LG phones, Samsung S7, Samsung S8 and Samsung S9. A patch has been made available to Android partners "in order to ensure the Android ecosystem is protected against the issue", but seeing how careless and nonchalant certain OEMs are about updates, we wouldn't hold our breaths on receiving the fix in a timely manner. While for others, the tech giant has advised to keep a check by following the proof of concept. For example, a bad actor could use the classic trick of fooling users into downloading a rogue app. Attackers could also link the bug to another vulnerability in code through Google's Chrome browser. As more details arrive, we'll update this post.
Nonetheless, this is just a non-exhaustive list, which means there's a possibility that other Android phones that aren't mentioned above might also be affected.
Since USB-PD is an open standard, any company will be able to create a charger with which most phones will be able to benefit from high speed power delivery.