Updated – 20-Jan 2021 – Let’s check out some of the best upcoming smartphones with expected Specs, Price, and launch date. These are likely to launch in the next few months and are from top brands like Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, LG, HTC, and Google.
Also, there are modern gaming phones like the Asus Rog Phone 3 that are pushing the boundaries for mobile gaming devices.
Foldable smartphones like the Mate X and the Samsung Galaxy Fold Z2 is another trend to look for in the near future.
Top 8 Features for Upcoming Smartphones 2020
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ or SD 888 Processor or SD 870.
- Triple/Quad Rear Cameras and Dual Front Cameras
- Up to 108 MP Cameras
- Improved AI and Machine Learning Capabilities.
- 5G Support, a major upgrade from 4G.
- 120 Hz or 144 Hz Display Panels.
- Faster In-display Fingerprint Scanners and Cameras.
- In-Display Selfie Cameras.
- Faster Charging 50 Watts up to 100 Watts.
Let’s look at some of the upcoming phones and what are the expectations.
10 Forthcoming Smartphones in 2021 – From Top Brands
1). One Plus 9 (5G)
After the success of the Oneplus 8T launched this year; Oneplus is looking forward to launching the Oneplus 9 that will likely launch in March or April 2021.
Let’s check out some of the expected features:
One of the biggest upgrades for the new Oneplus 9 will be the flagship processor from Qualcomm. The Oneplus 9 will be one of the first devices to run on the new SOC.
Powering the device is Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the Adreno 660 GPU that will ensure even faster gaming and multitasking performance.
The mobile will run on the Android v11 operating system along with the Oxygen OS 11.1.
The screen size of the OnePlus 9 is 6.5 to 6.7 inches with an FHD+(2400 x 1080) AMOLED display.
For better low light imaging, it can have a 64MP Sony lMX686 (custom)sensor at the rear.
Also, the phone is likely to have Quad-Rear cameras that include a Telephoto lens, Macro, and a Wide-angle lens.
For high-quality selfies, there is a 32MP front camera. Oneplus may stick with the same design that we have seen on the OnePlus 8T and can have a punch-hole selfie camera.
It comes with a massive 8/12 GB RAM to ensure that it offers buttery smooth performance.
Further, It will launch with 128 GB /256 GB storage options that are not further expandable.
Similar to the Oneplus 8 series there is no headphone jack but it comes with a USB Type C port.
The phone will likely come with a bumper battery capacity of 5000mAh and can have 65 Watts Fast Charging support.
The expected price of this upcoming phone in India up to INR 45000.
The exact launch date of the OnePlus 9 is not announced yet.
2). Google Pixel 6
Upcoming Mobiles 2021 – One of the latest leaks showcase that Google Pixel 6 will likely come with an under-display selfie camera.
There was a design patent filed that showcase that Google is working on a mobile that offers this technology.
Google Pixel 6 is not expected to be huge but will come with a 6.2 inches Full HD+ OLED display.
Google Pixel 6 will be one of the first smartphones to ship with the latest stock Google OS – Android 12.
Powering the device is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with 5G connectivity and improved image processing.
Apart from using computational photography leveraging machine learning and AI processing to click excellent images; Google will be using Dual cameras in the next iteration.
It comes with 8 GB of DDR4 Ram and has 128 GB of internal storage. Additionally, Pixel 6 will be IP 68 rating and is dust and waterproof.
The phone will come with an approx 4000 mAH battery with both fast wired as well as wireless charging support.
Notably, the upcoming Pixel phone is also likely to feature dual rear cameras. A 12MP (primary lens) + 16MP (ultra-wide) lens and a single front camera that will be hidden under the display.
Google Pixel 6 will launch in the second half of 2021 and there is a lot of time for us to get more details.
3. Realme X7 (5G)
Realme was launched in 2018 and within a short time, it is giving a tough fight to other top brands.
Realme is soon launching a new marvelous X7 smartphone to offer more choices to buyers.
Let’s take a look at its specification:
It will run on the Android v10 (Q) operating system along with Realme UI.
Powering the device is the latest MediaTek MT6873V (MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G) chipset that comes with 5G support and is manufactured using the 7 Nm manufacturing process.
It is an Octa-core processor (2.4 GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A76 + 2GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A55).
The X7 has a 6.43-inch HD(2400 x 1080) screen AMOLED display.
For high-quality imaging, It has a quad-camera setup at the rear (64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP) gives it a stunning look.
Further, we get a 32MP front camera for selfies.
It has 6/8GB RAM that will be enough for most users. Further, the phone has 128GB storage that is non-user expandable.
It has a USB Type – C Port that you can use for charging and for connecting to other devices.
Also, it is likely to come with a 4300 mAH battery capacity. The expected price of this upcoming phone in India is INR 19,990.
We are expecting that it will launch in late December 2020 in India.
4). Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro
Asus, the Taiwanese tech giant unveiled its Zenfone 7 series – Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro, however, these phones are yet to launch in the market.
Like the 6th Gen, these new phones also come with the motorized flip camera setup and 90Hz refresh rate display. Both the devices are similar but different due to the processor used.
Powering the Zenfone 7 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Octa-Core processor. The memory variants are 6GB/8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The Zenfone 7 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor which can run up to 3.1Ghz clock speed. Notably, it comes with a single memory variant of 8GB RAM and 256GB storage space.
Both the phone’s internal storage can be expanded up to 2TB with the help of a dedicated micro SD card.
The Zenfone 7 series phones run on Android 10 based ZenUI 7 and GPU Adreno 650.
Asus has gone a step ahead and used a Triple flip camera setup on these devices.
They come with 64MP (f/1.8 aperture) primary camera, 12MP (f/2.2 aperture)ultra-wide lens with a 113-degree field view, and an 8MP Telephoto sensor with 3x zoom optical lens.
The cameras can record 8K UHD at 30fps and 4K UHD at 120fps.
The Zenfone 7 and Zenfone 7 Pro come with 6.67 inches full HD+ AMOLED display. It has 2400 * 1080 pixels resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It has a peak of 700 nits of brightness.
The phones have aluminum built and weigh nearly 230g with a thickness of 9.6mm.
The backside of the phones is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The phones are powered by a 5000mAh capacity battery with 30W fast charging support.
Availability and Price:
The Zenfone 7 Pro is priced at TWD 27,990 (approx. INR 70,000) and the Zenfone 7 comes with the price tag of TWD 21,990 (approx. INR 55,000) for 6GB/128GB and TWD 23,990 (approx. INR 60,000) for 8GB/128GB.
5. Realme V15 5G (For Upcoming mobiles 2021)
Realme started this year by launching its new mid-range V15 5G smartphone on 7 January 2021 in China. The phone is likely to launch in India and other countries in the coming weeks.
The starting price of the Realme V15 5G in China is CNY 1,399 (Rs. 16499 or $220 Approx).
The Realme V15 5G is one of the first phones to use the new MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G Octa-core processor.
The new processor comes with 5G support and is fabricated on a 7nm chipset along with Mali-G57 GPU.
The smartphone has a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED display, with left align punch-hole display with FHD+ (2400*1080) px resolution including a 20:9 aspect ratio and 411ppi pixel density.
The device is operating on an Android 10 based on Realme UI.
It comes with 6/8 GB RAM variants and has 128GB storage with both RAM options. Additionally, the storage is user expandable.
For mindblowing photos, the phone comes with a triple rear camera setup, including a 64MP (primary lens)+ 8MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (depth sensing) camera.
It has a 16 MP front-facing camera for gorgeous selfies.
Furthermore, It comes with a 4310 mAH battery capacity along with an insanly fast 50W fast charging support.
The launching date of Realme V15 5G in India is not clear yet.
The expecting price of this phone in India is around Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 20,000.
6). Red Hydrogen Two
Fantastic Camera Upcoming Smartphone – RED is famous for making video cameras that offer incredible details, and a color science like no other.
The company is planning to launch its second phone the Red Hydrogen 2 after the failure of “Red Hydrogen One.”
Jim Jannard’s company is planning to revolutionize mobile camera photography with the new phone, as they have done with RED cinema cameras.
The company would like to shrug off the worst experience and can come with a much better phone this time around.
It is likely that the new phone from Red will go on sale in Mid 2020. The Red Hydrogen One was a failure at so many levels and failed to attract consumers.
THE FOUNDER IN A STATEMENT SAID” THE HYDROGEN TWO IS BEING DESIGNED “VIRTUALLY FROM SCRATCH” IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A NEW ODM THAT IS “CLEARLY MORE CAPABLE OF BUILDING AND SUPPORTING THE PRODUCT WE (AND OUR CUSTOMERS) DEMAND,” JANNARD SAYS
The phone may come with the Triple rear camera setup going with the trend and can house two front cameras for clicking selfies.
It is going to have a modern 19:9 aspect ratio display with Quad HD resolution and may run on the Android Q 10.0 software.
Powering the phone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor and the Adreno 640 GPU. The phone will have 8 GB of ram and 256 GB of internal storage and a mammoth 4000 mAH capacity battery.
Red Hydrogen 2 is going to be expensive and meant for camera enthusiasts.
7. Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra
Samsung will soon be going to release a new smartphone in the S series – Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra. Based on the recent information the new mobiles can unveil on 14th January 2021 and can go on sale in Jan or Feb 2021.
Let’s talk about some of the specifications and features that we are expecting from Galaxy flagships in 2021.
One of the key changes in the design; as the camera module at the back is now aligned to the left and comes with a vertical array of camera lenses.
Also, the bezels seem to be thinner from the last-gen and the central punch hole camera takes less space.
It runs on an Android v11 operating system along with Samsung UI 3.0.
Powering the phone is the cutting edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. It is an Octa-Core (2 x 2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2 x 2.50 GHz Cortex – A76 & 4 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) processor. Also, there is going to be an Exynos variant that will sell in some of the geographical locations.
The Exynos processors have been slow in comparison to the Snapdragon in the last few years. The Exynos 2100 is expected to be as fast as the SD 888 and we hope that Samsung doesn’t disappoint its fans.
Galaxy S21 will have up to 12 GB RAM that is excellent for multitasking and heavy gaming.
Further, the phone will come in 128 GB / 256 GB and 512 GB storage versions that are not user expandable.
The S21 comes with a 6.3 inch Quad HD (1400 x 3200) AMOLED display. The S21 Plus and the S21 Ultra will have bigger size displays. The S21 Ultra will come with a 6.8-inch panel and will offer 1600 nits of max brightness, 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR10+,
For imaging, it comes with a Penta-rear camera setup. The S21 ultra will feature the 108 MP camera along with two 10 MP cameras that work as a telephoto lens and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera and a 0.3 MP TOF sensor.
For selfies, S21 Ultra will come with a massive 40 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture.
The S21 has a passable 4300mAh battery whereas the S21 Ultra can offer up to 5000 mAH capacity battery.
The phone is expected to have 45 Watts fast charging and also have up to 15 Watts of Wireless charging.
Another big update is that the S21 Ultra can come with the S-Pen support and Samsung can discontinue the Note series. Also, Samsung is unlikely to offer a charger along with these new phones, following Apple.
Lastly, it will feature an in-display scanner.
The starting price for the Galaxy S21 series in India can be close to Rs. 55,990 and can go up to 1 lakh depending on the models, storage, and ram.
Expected Specs For Samsung Galaxy S21:
- Display – Super AMOLED display with FHD+ or with Quad-HD+ resolution. (6.2 Inches to 6.7 Inches)
- Refresh rate – 120 Hz, HDR 10+, 1600 Nits brightness.
- OS – Android 11, Samsung One UI 3.0
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core chipset OR new Samsung Exynos 2100.
- RAM – up to 12 GB LPDDR5
- Internal Storage – up to 512 GB
- Rear Camera – 108 MP primary lens + 10 MP Telephoto + 10 MP Telephoto + 12 MP ultra-wide + .3 TOF Sensor
- Front Camera – 40 MP front selfie lens
- Battery – 4300 mAh battery, 45 W Fast Charging support
- Expected Starting Price – Nearly INR 55,000 ($799)
- Launch Date – February 2021
Read More About the Latest Samsung Galaxy S21 Series.
8. LG WING:
LG has announced a unique and weirdly designed double-screen smartphone on 14th September 2020.
The phone is named LG Wing.
It comes with a rotating screen with a strong hinge design unlike anything we have seen in the past.
Powering it is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. This smartphone is available in Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky colors. It is expected that the company will release the phone in October 2020.
The phone allows you to do multitasking by using two apps simultaneously without switching between the apps.
LG Wing comes with a Rotating P-OLED display. The main screen arrives with 6.8 inches screen size and 1080 * 2460 pixels resolution. Further, the screen has 395 PPI, 21:9 aspect ratio, and 87% screen to body ratio.
Guarding the screen is Corning Gorilla Glass.
Whereas the second screen size is 3.9 inches a P-OLED screen with 1080*1240 pixels resolution and 419 PPI.
The smartphone weighs 260 g and the dimension is 165.5 * 74.5 * 10.9 mm. Further, the device comes with IP54 Splash Proof and a water repellent coating.
Also, It has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
To offer blazing fast performance, powering it is the latest Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G ( 7nm ) processor with 2.4GHz clock speed and has the Adreno 620 GPU.
Further, it runs on Android 10 with LG UI.
Notably, the Wing comes with two storage variants – 128 GB/ 256 GB internal storage along with 8 GB DDR4 Ram. Besides, the phone also has a microSD card slot for the extension of storage.
For imaging, it comes with a Triple rear camera setup of 64 MP main primary lens of f/1.8 aperture with PDAF and OIS, 13 MP ultra-wide lens ( f/1.9 ), and a 12 MP camera ( f/2.2 ).
Furthermore, it features a Gimbal motion camera, dual recording, LED flash, panorama, and gyro-EIS.
The camera supports 4K videos at 30/60 fps. The single front camera is the center of attraction with a motorized Pop-up camera of 32 MP ( f/1.9 aperture).
The LG Wing mobile phone does not have a 3.5 mm jack. It has a 3.1 USB port with Type-C USB reversible charging support.
Fueling the device is a 4000 mAh battery with wireless charging and Quick charge 4.0+ support.
Lastly, It comes with a Dual Nano SIM card slot ( GSM + CDMA).
The starting price of the LG WING 5G smartphone in India is roughly INR 69,990.
9). Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Huawei has already showcased the Mate 10 and apart from Samsung Galaxy Fold, it is the only new folding phone that is going to be available soon in the market.
The Huawei Mate X comes with Dual displays that have 6.6 Inches (1148×2480 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio), and the rear has a thinner 6.38-inch display offering 892×2480 pixel count and a 25:9 aspect ratio.
When the displays are not folded it becomes an 8 Inch single panel.
The Mate X comes with Huawei EMUI software along with the Android 9.0 pie.
Powering the Mate X is the Kirin 980 Octa-Core processor made from 7 Nm technology and can offer a significant boost in gaming and multi-tasking performance.
The Mate X comes with Leica cameras with at the back, offering a primary 40 Megapixel lens, 16 MP (wide-angle lens), and an 8 Megapixel telephoto lens.
Lastly, the Mate X comes with a 4500 mAH capacity battery and has a 55 Watts charger which can charge it upto 85% in just 30 minutes. Read More About the Mate 10 and Samsung Galaxy Fold Here.
10. Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro:
Xiaomi has unveiled the new Mi 11 at an event in China on 28th December and it is the first phone that has launched with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core processor and comes with the Adreno 660 GPU.
The 5G phone comes with a massive 108 Megapixel rear camera and offers up to a 35% boost in performance over the predecessor.
The price for the Mi 11 is CNY 3999 (around $700 or Rs. 45,000) for the 8 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage version. Also, it comes with new faster UFS 3.1 storage and has LPDDR5 memory to reduce latency.
Xiaomi has not launched the Mi 11 Pro yet, the phone is likely to launch in Feb 2021 and will come with better cameras than the Mi 11.
Specs For Xiaomi Mi 11:
- Display – 6.81 inches Super AMOLED, 3200 * 1440 pixels resolution, and up to 1500 nits brightness
- Screen refresh rate – 120 Hz
- Gorilla Glass Victus
- OS – MIUI 12 based Android 10
- GPU – Adreno 660
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core chipset (5 nm+)
- RAM – 8 GB / 12 GB DDR5
- Internal storage – 128 GB / 256 GB
- Rear camera – 108 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP.
- Front Camera – 20 MP Selfie camera
- Battery- 4500 mAh, 55 Watts Wired and 50 Watts Wireless Charging.
- Side-mounted Fingerprint scanner.
- Starting Price – INR 44,999 or CNY 3999
- Launch Date – Jan/Feb 2021
Read More about the camera and Features of the Xiaomi Mi 11.
11. OnePlus Nord N10 5G Smartphone:
Oneplus recently launched the OnePlus Nord and now the company is about to release the Oneplus 8T. But According to the leaks, there is another Oneplus phone that is getting ready to launch – the OnePlus Nord N10 5G.
It will be one of the first phones to launch with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor that will offer better performance than the Snapdragon 765G used in the Oneplus Nord.
This upcoming phone is an addition to the Oneplus Nord series.
Expected Specs For OnePlus Nord N10 5G Phone :
- Display – 6.49 inches Full HD LCD
- Screen refresh rate – 90 Hz
- OS – Android 10
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC
- RAM – 6 or 8 GB DDR5 Ram
- Internal storage – 128 GB
- Rear camera – 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP.
- Expected Price – Around INR 30,000 ($ 400)
- Launch Date – December 2020
12. Nokia 10 (5G):
The upcoming Nokia flagship may be called Nokia 10 and it will come with 5G support.
The Nokia 10 is likely to bet big on the cameras, like its predecessor, and will have either a Penta or Quad rear camera setup.
The phone will feature a high refresh rate display panel and will also have an in-display fingerprint scanner. It will run on the stock Android and offer a superb user experience.
Specs For Nokia 10 (5G) :
- Display – 6.7 inches P-OLED HDR10+, 1440 * 2880 pixels resolution, and 481 PPI ( Always On display )
- Screen refresh rate – 120 Hz
- Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- OS – Android 10
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core chipset (5 nm+)
- RAM / Storage – 8 GB / 128 GB and 8 GB / 256 GB
- Rear camera – 108 MP + 13 MP + 13 MP+ 8 MP (camera by ZEISS).
- Front Camera – 32 MP
- Battery- 5000 mAh, fast charging 55 Watts.
- Rear-mounted Fingerprint scanner.
- Expected Price – Roughly INR 55,000 ($ 899)
- Launch Date – Q2 – 2021
13. Xiaomi Folding Phone
Folding phones are the flavor of the season and Xiaomi can’t be left behind. The flexible display devices are the next big thing that the mobile industry is betting on and we are going to see many more folding phones in 2021 and beyond as the tech matures and the display panels become more affordable.
According to reports, Xiaomi will launch its first foldable smartphone in 2021. The company claims that this foldable phone will cost half of that of the Samsung Galaxy fold.
Expected Specs For Xiaomi Folding Phone :
- Display – OLED display by Visionox Technology
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC
- RAM – up to 12 GB
- Rear Camera- Quad Camera setup
- OS – Android 11 and With Custom Xiaomi UI.
- Battery Capacity – 4500 mAH with 65 Watts Charging Speed
- Expected Price – Roughly INR 74,999 ($ 999)
- Launch Date – April-June 2021
14. Xiaomi’s POCO F2 (Coming in 2021)
(Upcoming Smartphone Under 20-25k in India) – Xiaomi POCO F1 was launched in August 2018 and after a wait of more than 2 years, the brand is probably launching the second phone in the series.
The POCO team on 31st December 2020 shared a that said “Thank You for the F2” hinting that they are planning to release the successor to the POCO F1 in 2021.
POCO F2 will come with a slightly better design in comparison to the mediocre design of POCO F1.
Also, there are expectations that Xiaomi will use a better display on the POCO F2 with most probably a waterdrop notch to have a better experience. (No Screen Bleeding issues).
Key Specs for POCO F2
Some of the early leaks are hinting that the POCO F2 can come with the Snapdragon 732G processor, Quad-Rear cameras, a 120 Hz panel, and 4250 mAH capacity battery with fast charging support.
The POCO F1 software is also half-baked, and we can expect the team to come up with a better launcher, and maybe they can make the UI, Icons, and fonts more unique.
Further, it will have a base version with 8 GB Ram and 128 GB of storage which can go up to 12 GB ram and 256 GB storage.
15. Xiaomi Black Shark 4
Xiaomi is likely to launch the new Black Shark 4 – a gaming-centric phone in 2021. We are not expecting too many changes to the design in comparison to the last iteration.
The gaming beast is expected to come with an aluminum unibody design with a glass back cover.
It is presented in an array of attractive colors namely: Lightning Black, Armor Gray, Star Silver. The phone can have a 6.67: Super AMOLED panel with 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio, and 395 PPI density.
The display is HDR 10+ certified and comes with DCI- P3 standard.
Under its hood is a powerful Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 clocked at 2.84 GHz and Adreno 660 GPU. It also runs on the latest Android 10.0 OS.
There are some recent leaks about the Antutu scores of the Xiaomi Black Shark 4, hinting at an over 750,000 scores.
The Storage and Ram options are likely to be:
- 8 GB RAM with 128 GB internal Storage.
- 12 GB RAM with 128 GB internal Storage.
- 16 GB RAM with 256 GB internal Storage.
It boasts a triple rear camera with a 108 MP primary lens and a 13MP ultrawide +5 MP depth sensor with LED Flash And HDR. The front is a 20 MP wide lens with HDR.
The phone will also have an under-display fingerprint sensor.
The battery is close to 4850 mAh and promises to deliver a 65 W Fast Charger with a charging time of fewer than 45 minutes.
The expected for the base variant is ~ Rs 40,999 or CNY 3699.
16. Redmi 10X Pro
The Redmi 10X Pro comes with a powerful MediaTek processor to provide incredible performance and also has a big display for a better viewing experience.
The beautiful phone is available in Blue, Gold, and Pink/Blue color shades.
Key Specification :
The 10X Pro arrives with 6.57 inches HDR10+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 * 2400 pixels resolution.
Additionally, the screen has 401 PPI, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 83% screen to body ratio, in-display fingerprint sensor, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The phone weighs 208 g with 9 mm in thickness and 164 mm in height. It holds a 4520 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
Powering the device is the Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity MT6875 820 5G processor (7nm ) with a 2.6 GHz clock speed and also has the Mali-G57 MC5 GPU
It runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10.
For imaging, it comes with Quad rear cameras. There is a 48 MP primary lens ( f/1.8, PDAF ), 8 MP telephoto ( f/ 2.2, PDAF, OIS) with 3x optical zoom, 8 MP ultrawide lens ( f/2.2 ), and 5 MP macro lens ( f/2.4 ). It supports 4K at 30 fps. The single front camera carries a 20 MP lens.
Redmi 10X pro comes with two memory variants of 8 GB RAM and 128 GB / 256 GB internal storage.
It has a microSD card slot for memory expansion.
The starting price of Redmi 10x Pro in India will be roughly INR 20,999.
17. LG Rollable Display Smartphone
Lg makes dope tech at least the concepts.
On 11 January 2021, Jin-Hong Kim(Head of global marketing at LG) revealed that LG is working on a rollable OLED smartphone which will available for purchase this year(2021).
The new LG smartphone looks dope if the tech can work as intended it can be a game-changer for the mobile industry.
We have seen several foldable phones but this is incredibly cool.
He also shows the teaser of the upcoming rollable phone at the company’s CES press conference. Can check the video above.
In that teaser, we got the first look of the rollable smartphone in which the display extends upward to make a larger screen like a tablet. The phone display moves with the help of a motor that can furl and unfurl the display the same as in rollable T.V.
The best part is we can use the device like a smartphone and tablet. LG Wing is a very interesting concept but this looks more practical.
L.G does not disclose any other specs regarding the rollable phone. But, by introducing this phone L.G took a big step towards the evolution of phones.
18. iQoo 7 (5G)
Vivo’s sub-brand iQOO has launched its flagship iQOO 7 (5G) phone on 11th January 2021 in China. The starting price of this phone is CNY 3,798 (Rs 43,000 Approx).
KEY SPECIFICATION OF iQoo 7
The main highlight of this phone is its top of the line processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 fabricated on a 5nm chipset along with Adreno 660 GPU that offers a significant performance jump over the SD 865.
It offers a 6.62 inch AMOLED Punch hole display with FHD+(2400*1080) px resolution including 86.6% screen to body ratio and 394ppi pixel density.
For a smooth touch experience, it has a 120Hz refresh rate.
The device runs on Android 11 based on OriginOS.
Furthermore, it is available in these two variants:
- 8 GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
- 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage.
The storage is not user expandable.
For photos and videos, the phone has a triple rear camera setup carrying a 48MP main camera and 13MP portrait lens, and a 13MP wide-angle camera.
The front side has a punch hole 16 MP selfie camera.
The phone comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
For connectivity, it includes USB Type-C, WiFi 6, and 4G/5G network connectivity but lacks a 3.5mm earphone jack.
Furthermore, The iQoo 7 comes with a decent 4000mAH battery capacity along with a 120 Watts superfast charging support.
It is one of the fastest charging phones on the market and probably can do a 0 to 100 in just 30 minutes.
19. Turing Smartphone
The Turing smartphone is one of the most mysterious devices ever announced and is most radically different in comparison to anything on this list.
The smartphone is alleged to come with an insane 18 GB of Ram, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and will have a 4K display.
Turing Phone is so far a concept device and it has been more than 2 years since the phone was first announced but it has not yet seen the light of the day.
A dream device with every spec blow out of proportion is what the company is dreaming.
20). iQOO 7
The iQOO 7 will launch in January 2021 and will be one of the first phones from the brand to come with top of a line processor from Qualcomm.
There are already some leaks out sharing the details for the iQOO 7. The phone is likely to launch in China in early 2021 and will also launch in India in the next 2-3 months.
The main highlight of the phone is that it comes with a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-core processor that offers up to a 35% jump in performance.
The company also revealed that on Weibo by a poster that the phone supports a crazy fast 120 Watts charging speeds. The phone may be available to charge in less than 30 minutes.
Additionally, It comes with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage support enhancing the performance further.
Also, it supports 5G network connectivity.
21. Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus is said to be working on launching the successor to the ROG Phone 3. Based on the leaks the new phone is called ROG Phone 5 instead of ROG Phone 4.
In this short video, we get the first look at its rear side in which we clearly see the Triple camera setup, and also, the display looks large.
Also, there is a unique looking second screen at the back that looks unique.
According to the Geekbench listing, The new Asus phone will be powered by a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset (5nm) and it is coupled with 8GB/12 GB of RAM.
It will also come with the latest Android 11 operating system along with the ROG UI.
Also, Asus may stick with a 6.59 inch AMOLED display similar to the last iteration. The Rog Phone 5 will come with incredible gaming performance and will also feature top of the line cooling solution to keep it cool.
It is one of the most amazing gaming phones for buyers looking for an ideal gaming device.
Read More About Upcoming Phones from Xiaomi and Nokia in detail:
- 5 Upcoming Xiaomi Phones in India and China
- 6 Upcoming Nokia Phones 2021
- Top 5 Upcoming Realme Mobiles
What to Expect from Future Smartphones 2020?
If I have to visualize the future of smartphones and concepts and ideas for 2020 – here are the top 6 future ideas that will be popular in the coming years.
The focus has been entirely shifted, from large computing devices (PC and laptop) to incredibly powerful smartphones with devices like OnePlus 8 having 12 GB RAM or Samsung using its DEX technology to turn your phone into a PC.
Computers and laptops are quickly getting replaced with highly capable smartphones with ever exceeding computing power; I don’t have to switch on a laptop now for a lot of tasks.
Responsive website designs and Apps have made the internet a great place for mobiles.
Phones are no more just a mode to communicate anymore, they are used to do so much more and in ways never imagined before.
Great Battery Back-Up
The battery life is probably the weakest part of smartphone technology. They hardly last a day with high pixel resolution displays (Quad HD) and more power-hungry processors.
There is a need for compact batteries that can last 3-4 days with a single charge and should be much more compact than the current batteries.
4K Bezel-less Displays
Sony already has a smartphone with a 4K display Sony Xperia Z5 – Worlds Highest 806 PPI 4K Display Smartphone Unveiled. Due to battery life constraints, 4K displays are not getting popular, but improvement in battery storage can lead to the return of 4K in mobile devices.
With Google Assist and Siri, Apple and Google are trying to bring in more artificial intelligence to mobile computing devices.
The voice recognition and contextual understanding of assistants is improving and we can expect more powerful AI-based voice assistants in the coming years.
Augmented Reality, Google’s Project Tango, was one of the promising starts. However, it has lost steam. We may see a resurgence in 2020.
Tim Cook also has said multiple times that Apple is thinking big about the Augmented reality and it could be a more prominent development even when compared to VR.
While virtual reality is getting some steam in recent years, there is much more to be done before the technology becomes mainstream.
Both the user experience and price for using it will come down by 2020. There will be more 3D content, videos, images, and games which can make the technology popular.
Google is working on daydream while there are several more VR developments from Samsung, Oculus, Sony, and HTC.
Seamless Connectivity (5G)
5G networks – I think the worst part of modern smartphones is the lack of seamless connectivity which kills the user experience.
The new phones in 2020 will have support for the 5G network and can have blazing-fast data speeds.
So that’s all from my side if you may like to read about top performance phones.