Every year, hundreds of new smartphones enter the market, but only a few are really interesting. Here are the most interesting and expected models that should appear in 2021.
Xiaomi Mi 11
Technically, this is a 2020 smartphone, as its release is scheduled for December 29. However, the model will not go on sale until January 2021. The smartphone should be the first flagship to use the latest top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipsets. So at the beginning of the year, the Xiaomi Mi 11 will be the fastest flagship in the Android smartphone camp for a while.
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Huawei Mate X2
The foldable Huawei Mate X2 with a flexible display should be one of the most high-tech gadgets of the next year. The smartphone will get two displays. The first 4.5-inch screen will be located on the outside. The second 8-inch will be available when the smartphone is unfolded. The developers have not yet shared technical details, but it is safe to say that the smartphone will be very powerful and very expensive.
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Nokia 7.3 5G
Nokia 7.3 5G was supposed to appear in the fall, but the developers postponed the release several times. The gadget will be released either at the very end of 2020 or at the beginning of 2021. It should become an affordable 5G phone with good technical characteristics. The smartphone will run Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G or MediaTek Dimentity. Nokia has also confirmed that it is working on an affordable 5G device on these chipsets.
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Nokia 9.3 PureView
Nokia 9.3 PureView is another long-term project that should be released either at the end of 2020, or at the beginning of 2021. Rumors about this flagship have been going around for more than a year, but developers are constantly delaying its release. However, if these rumors are true, then next year the telphone will no longer be able to compete with competitors – its heart will be the Snapdragon 865 chipset, which is relevant for 2020, but in 2021 the Snapdragon 888 will rule the ball.
Samsung Galaxy S21
The Samsung Galaxy S21 will be officially unveiled on January 14, with sales starting on January 29, 2021. The exact price has not yet been disclosed. It is known that the Galaxy S21 for the United States and South Korea will use Snapdragon 888. The international version is Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 processor of comparable power.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the most expensive premium version in the S21 line. The release will take place on January 14, but sales can start a little later – in February 2021. A special feature of the model will be the support of the proprietary S-Pen stylus. However, according to available information, the smartphone will not have a special slot for the stylus, as in the Galaxy Note series. You will have to store the accessory in special cases.
LG’s future flagship
LG plans to release its flagship model in the first quarter of 2021. Most likely, this will happen in February or March. Little is known about the phone yet, but most likely it will continue the LG V line.
OnePlus 9, 9 Pro and 9E
As a rule, OnePlus releases its devices in the spring. Most likely, 2021 will not be an exception. It is expected that the company will introduce three models at once-the flagship One Plus 9, 9 Pro and a cheaper version of the OnePlus 9E. As usual, you should expect a favorable combination of price and performance from the phones.
LG Velvet 2
In LG Velvet, the emphasis was on style. The company is expected to release Velvet 2 in March 2021. According to rumors, the gadget will run under the chipset line Snapdragon 700. These are new chips of the pre-flagship series for mid-range gadgets.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2 or 3
In 2021, Samsung is due to unveil a new version of its foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. The developers have worked on the bugs, so the new model should be more reliable and stable. But there was a little confusion with the numbering. Initially, Z Flip 2 was supposed to be released in 2020, but the pandemic confused the developers of the map. Therefore, there is a possibility that next year we will see the Galaxy Z Flip 3 at once. The deuce may be missed so that the Z Flip series keeps up with the Galaxy Fold.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold E
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold E could be one of the most important releases of 2021. There are rumors that it is under this name that Samsung will release the first affordable folding smartphone. However, it is important to understand that ” accessibility” is a relative thing. The gadget can cost about $1,100 – at the level of the most expensive flagships of the classic form. But against the background of other folding models, the price of which revolves around $2 thousand. this is real progress. Reducing the price of advanced technological innovations is always a pleasure.
Apple iPhone SE Plus
Rumors about the appearance of the Apple iPhone SE Plus have been circulating since the announcement of the iPhone SE 2020. It is assumed that the SE Plus model will occupy an empty niche of a large smartphone of the middle price segment. Something like SE 2020 in the case of the iPhone 8. If the rumors are true, it is worth waiting for the appearance of this smartphone in the second half of 2021.
Apple iPhone 13
The iPhone 13, as always, will be unveiled in September. According to rumors, in this smartphone, the company may return to the technology of fingerprint scanners, but the scanner will be hidden under the glass of the display.
Folding phone from Xiaomi
Xiaomi has shown a number of foldable prototypes in the past, but now there are rumors that the company has started buying flexible display components from Samsung Display. If this is true, then Xiaomi has clearly decided to start production of a mass-produced folding model. There is a chance that this device will fold twice, like the Galaxy Z Flip. Most likely, we will see it in the second half of 2021.
Pixel 6 and Google’s Flexible smartphone
In 2021, Google is scheduled to release three models of smartphones. The first two are production models of the Pixel 6. But the third could be the first foldable smartphone with a flexible display from Google. The Pixel line has always been interesting, first of all, with the capabilities of artificial intelligence that performs post-processing of photos. There’s no doubt that both versions of the Pixel 6 will be unbeatable camera phones. Whether the third phone will have outstanding photographic capabilities is not yet clear. The entire trinity should not be expected until the fall of 2021.