Updated – 16-March-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 2021
- 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.
20 New Upcoming Smartphones in 2021 – From Top Brands
1). Vivo V21 series
Vivo is gearing up to launch the new Vivo V21 series in India/other countries. The Vivo V21 5G smartphone was spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) website and is expected to launch soon.
The new Vivo V21 may come with the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G or the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 780 chipset.
Either way, the new V21 will have 5G support as both the chipset have a 5g modem.
Notably, the Vivo V21 is going to one of the sleekest and slim 5G phones that are available in the market.
The phone will be available in two color options and one of which is a blue gradient version.
Vivo V21 will come with a 44 MP front selfie camera that too with OIS. There are hardly any phones that offer OIS and a massive MP for the front camera, it will be one of the best phones for taking selfies.
The primary rear camera is also touted to be a 64 MP shooter with OIS support and we will have two more cameras at the back of the device.
The V21 will run on the latest Android 11 Os along with the Funtouch 11. We are not expecting a huge battery capacity it will be 4200 to 4400 mAH capacity with 33 Watts Fast charging support.
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 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). iQOO Z3
Vivo iQOO Z3 was unveiled on 25 March 2021 in China. The iQOO Z3 comes in three options includes black, blue, and silver.
The iQOO Z3 comes with a 6.58 inch IPS LCD waterdrop notch display along with 2408*1080pixels resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Powering the iQOO Z3 phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G octa-core processor along with an Adreno 620 GPU.
It operates on the OriginOS based on the Android 11 operating system.
It is available in the following variants in China:
- 6GB RAM and 128GB storage support.
- 8GB RAM and 128GB storage support.
- 8GB RAM and 256GB storage support.
For photography and videography, it has a triple camera setup at the rear carrying a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. Additionally, it has a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies.
It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for unlocking and security and also has a 3.5mm earphone jack.
Lastly, the phone comes with a 4400mAH battery capacity along with a 55 Watts superfast charging support.
The starting price of the Vivo iQOO Z3 smartphone in China is CNY 1,699(roughly Rs 19,547). The smartphone is yet to launch in India and other markets.
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. Mi Mix Fold
Xiaomi’s Mix series is back with the amazing smartphone which is a Mi Mix Fold. This is a foldable phone that’s launched on 30 March 2021.
Let’s talk about its specs:
The internal display of the Mi Mix Fold comes with an 8.01 inch flexible OLED display along with a WQHD+ resolution including a 60Hz refresh rate, and 900nits peak brightness.
Additionally, the external display comes with a 6.5 inch AMOLED display that comes along with a (2520*840)pixels resolution including a 90Hz refresh rate, and a 900nits brightness.
Powering the Mi Mix Fold smartphone is a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor(5nm) and comes with an improved GPU.
It comes in the following variant:
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage support.
- 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage support.
- 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage support.
It operates on an MIUI 12 based on an Android 10 operating system.
At the rear, it has a Triple camera setup carrying a 108MP primary camera, an 8MP 123-degree ultrawide angle lens, and a 13MP third camera.
For selfies, it has a 20MP front-facing camera.
The Mi Mix Fold has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for unlocking and security.
Furthermore, it packs with a 5020mAH battery that has a support of 67 Watts fast charging(charge the phone from 0%-100% in just 37 minutes).
The starting price of the Mi Mix Fold is RMB 9,999(roughly Rs 1,11,680).
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). Oppo Find X3
Some images of this rumored phone are getting viral on Twitter and other social media platforms that offers us the first look at the device.
The rear camera setup of the Oppo Find X3 looks like an Apple iPhone 12 series with the little difference of a bumped-up camera module.
Some specs of the upcoming Oppo Find X3
Oppo confirmed that its next Find X series will be powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor(5nm).
The phone will come with an incredible 6.7 inches Super AMOLED display with Quad HD(3216*1440) pixels resolution including a 120Hz refresh rate.
Further, more it will come with a Quad camera setup at the rear including a 25x zoom ‘microscope’ macro lens
Some leaks say that the upcoming Oppo Find X3 pack with 4500mAH battery capacity along with 65 Watts fast charging and 25W wireless charging.
The expected launching date of this Oppo phone will be March 2021.
9). Huawei P50 Pro
Huawei is planning to launch the new Huawei P50 Pro in the coming months and there are few details available about the device so far.
The Huawei P50 Pro is expected to come with a curved edge display. The phone will come with a 6.63 inches panel with a 1200 x 2640 pixels resolution. The phone will also have support for HDR 10 and 120 Hz refresh rate.
The Huawei P50 Pro with Huawei EMUI software.
Powering the P50 Pro is the Kirin 1020 Octa-Core processor (upcoming) made from 5 Nm technology and can offer a significant boost in gaming and multi-tasking performance.
The phone will support 5G technology and this will be one of the fastest processors from Huawei that will rival the SD 870 and SD 888.
The P50 Pro 40 Megapixel lens, 16 MP (Telephoto lens), and a 40 Megapixel ultrawide lens.
Lastly, P50 Pro will come with a 4500 mAH capacity battery and has a 65 Watts charger and will also have wireless charging support.
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. Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro
Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro was unveiled in China on 23rd March 2021. The Shark 4 series is the successor to the Black Shark 3 series.
Let’s have a look at its specs:
Both phones come with a 6.67 inch AMOLED punch hole notch display along with 2400*1080pixels FHD+ resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate that offers a smooth touch experience.
The Black shark 4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 octa-core processor(7nm) along with an Adreno 650 GPU while on the other hand the Black Shark 4 Pro is powered by a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core Processor(5nm) along with an Adreno 660 GPU.
Both devices operate on the latest Android 11 based on a JoyUI 12.5
The Black Shark 4 comes in the following variants:
- 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard memory at a price of CNY 2,499(Rs 27,760 approx).
- 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard memory at a price of CNY 2,699(Rs 30,000 approx).
- 12GB RAM and 128GB onboard memory at a price of CNY 2,999(Rs 33,315 approx).
- 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard memory at a price of CNY 3,299(Rs 36,650 approx).
While the Black Shark 4 Pro comes in these variants:
- 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard memory at a price of CNY 3,999(Rs 44,425 approx).
- 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard memory at a price of CNY 4,499(Rs 49,980 approx).
- 16GB RAM and 512GB onboard memory at a price of CNY 5,299(Rs 58,915 approx).
Black Shark 4 camera department – It has a Triple camera setup at the rear carrying a 48MP main camera along with an aperture of f/1.7, an 8MP 120-degree ultrawide angle lens, and lastly 5MP macro camera. Additionally, you get a 20MP selfie camera along with an aperture of f/2.4.
Black Shark 4 Pro camera department – It also has a Triple camera setup at the rear carrying a 64MP main camera along with an aperture of f/1.7, an 8MP 120-degree ultrawide angle lens, and lastly 5MP macro camera.
For selfies, It has a 20MP front-facing along with an aperture of f/2.4.
They also have an In-display fingerprint sensor for unlocking and security and even have a 3.5mm earphone jack.
Lastly, they both pack with a 4500mAH battery capacity along with an incredible 120 Watts ultrafast charging support that takes only 5 minutes to charge the battery 50%, and for 100% charging it will take only 15 minutes.
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, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and an 83% screen-to-body ratio, an 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 the 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. OnePlus Nord N1
At the end of March, the OnePlus Nord N1 smartphone was spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) website.
Additionally, Some leaks and rumors are also floating about the upcoming OnePlus Nord N1 phone.
The upcoming OnePlus Nord N1 is the successor to the OnePlus Nord N10.
According to some rumors, the OnePlus Nord N1 will come with the same font design that means left align punch hole notch display, and will also come with the same 6.49-inch flat display.
Talking about its camera, The OnePlus Nord N1 has a Triple camera setup at the rear.
Furthermore, the phone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor as we clearly see in the renders shared by Steve Hemmerstoffer via Voice.
OnePlus always launch its Nord series in the month of July. So, we can expect that the upcoming OnePlus Nord N1 will launch in July 2021.
21. Oneplus Nord 2
According to a recent report, OnePlus is currently working on the successor to OnePlus Nord, the Nord 2. It will launch in the second quarter of 2021 after the Oneplus 9 series is launched.
Based on the early reports the phone will be powered by the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Octa-core processor, fabricated on a 6nm chipset.
If the above is true then the Nord 2 will be the first phone to even launch with a MediaTek processor.
The smartphone will come with a 6.53 inch Super AMOLED display and also will have support for 65Watts Dart charging.
We are expecting it to have close to a 4500 mAH capacity battery as the phone will be thin and not so heavy.
Furthermore, the phone will come with 128 GB storage and can also sport up to 12 gigs of Ram.
Additionally, the phone will have support for 5G as the Dimensity 1200 supports 5G technology.
23. Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung S22 is not expected till 2022 but that has not let the leakers and render providers working on the concept and design of the upcoming Samsung flagship.
Let’s talk about its specs
We are aware that Samsung is working on a new 200MP sensor that will be the successor to the 108 MP sensor we have seen on the S21 Ultra.
Now the upcoming S22 Ultra can have the 200 MP primary camera. Also, the SD 888 supports a 200 MP primary camera and the next-gen Qualcomm Processor will also have support for this massive lens.
This premium phone will come with the successor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core 5G processor.
Also, Samsung may introduce an under-display selfie camera with this new phone. Based on the above render also there are no selfie camera cut-outs or punch holes.
It is likely that this can be the world’s first phone that has an under-display selfie camera without any notches or holes.
It runs on Samsung One UI based on Android 11.
The smartphone will likely launch next year in the first half (March 2022).
24. Realme GT
Realme announced its Realme GT on 4 March 2021 and the phone comes in a 3 color variant which is Gold/Black, Blue, and Silver.
For an immersive viewing experience, it offers a 6.43 inch super AMOLED left align punch-hole display along with an FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution including a 120Hz refresh rate.
The Realme GT is powered by a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor(5nm) and comes along with an Adreno 660 GPU.
The device operates on the Realme UI 2.0 based on the Android 11 operating system.
It comes in the following variant:
8GB RAM and 128GB storage support.
12GB RAM and 256GB storage support.
To click beautiful photos, it has a triple camera setup at the rear carrying a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. Additionally, the Realme GT got a 16MP selfie camera.
For unlocking and security, it has an under-display fingerprint sensor and fast face unlocking support.
Furthermore, the Realme GT is fueled with a 4500mAH battery and it also supports 65 Watts superfast charging.
The smartphone is yet to launch in major markets including India.
25. Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus has recently unveiled the Rog Phone 5 and it will soon go on sale. The Rog Phone 5 is the most powerful Android phone that you can buy and it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor along with up to 18 GB of Ram.
Asus has this year launched three flagship smartphones – the Rog Phone 5, 5 Pro, and the Rog Phone 5 Ultimate edition that offers up to 18 gigs of Ram.
The ROG Phone 5 comes with vapor chamber cooling and is ideal for playing games for long hours. Also, we have got the new Adreno 660 GPU that offers fantastic performance in the latest mobile games.
Furthermore, the phone has got a 6.78 screen size along with an FHD+ 1080 pixels resolution, 1100nits brightness, and 144Hz refresh rate.
There are triple rear cameras – the main camera is a bump up from the last iteration and is a 64MP(f/1.8) Sony IMX686 lens and we also have a 13 MP ultra-wide camera and a 5 MP macro lens. For clicking selfies, we have a 24 MP shooter.
The phone comes with a massive 6000 mAH capacity battery and also has 30 Watts fast charging support. It will go on sale starting 15th April 2021.
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 2021?
If I have to visualize the future of smartphones and concepts and ideas for 2021 – 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.
Seamless Connectivity (5G)
5G is a big deal and we will see most phones in the above $250 price (Rs. 20,000) range, to launch with 5G capability in 2021-2022.
The new phones in 2021 will have support for the 5G network and can have blazing-fast data speeds.
Great Battery Back-Up and Fast Charging
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.
We have already got phones with 65 Watts charging and even more quick charging phones will come in 2021. Also, fast wireless charging will become common for flagship devices.
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 resolution.
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 are 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 2021.
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.
Virtual Reality has taken a back seat as the tech has low adoption. In coming years there will be more 3D content, videos, images, and games which can make the technology popular.
So that’s all from my side – Share your thoughts in the comments below.