Updated – 02-Sept-2021 – Let’s check out some of the best upcoming smartphones with expected Specs, Prices, and launch dates. 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 5 that are pushing the boundaries for mobile gaming devices.
Foldable smartphones like the Mate X and the Samsung Galaxy Fold Z2 are another trend to look for in the near future.
Top 8 Features for Upcoming Smartphones 2021
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 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 120 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). Moto G100
Motorola unveiled the Moto G100 on 25 March 2021(globally) but it is expected to launch in India in the coming weeks.
The upcoming Moto G100 will come with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 octa-core processor(7nm) along with an Adreno 650 GPU.
Notably, the new G100 will have 5G support as the chipset has a 5g modem.
The smartphone will come with a 6.7 inch IPS LCD display, FHD+(2420*1080)pixel resolution, and a 90Hz refresh rate, 560 nits brightness.
The phone will be available in three color options that include Iridescent Sky, Iridescent Ocean, and Slate Grey.
For capturing photos and videos, it has a Quad camera setup at the rear carrying 64 MP main camera+ 8 MP + 2MP + and a time of flight(TOF) sensor. Additionally, it comes with a dual-camera setup(16MP + 8MP) for selfies.
Also, its camera is able to record a 6K video @30fps and 4k videos @30/60fps.
The Moto G100 will run on the Android 11 operating system and will also come with a huge battery capacity of 5000 mAH along with a 20 Watts Fast charging support.
Lastly, the smartphone will come in India as a mid-range phone and the expected price of the phone is between Rs 30k – 35k.
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). Vivo X60T Pro+
On 28 June 2021, Vivo X60T Pro+ was launched in China and the specification of the Vivo X60T Pro+ is almost similar to the Vivo X60 Pro+ launched in India with some minor changes.
The Vivo X60T Pro+ comes with a 6.56 inch AMOLED left align punch hole notch display along with 2376*1080pixels resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Powering the X60T Pro+ is an extremely fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor that comes along with an Adreno 660 GPU for heavy gaming.
It operates on the Funtouch OS based on the Android 11 operating system.
For photography and videos, it has a Quad camera setup at the rear carrying a 50MP primary camera, 48MP Sony IMX598 ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 12MP, and 8MP supporting cameras. Additionally, it has a 32MP In-display selfie camera.
It has an under-display fingerprint sensor and face recognition for unlocking and security.
Lastly, the Vivo X60T Pro+ comes with a 4200mAH battery capacity along with a 55 Watts superfast charging support.
The starting price of this smartphone in India will be under Rs 60,000(expected) USD $900.
4). Asus Zenfone 8 and 8 Flip
Asus, the Taiwanese tech giant will soon unveil its Zenfone 8 series – Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip. The phones will launch in India and some other global markets. The company has recently launched the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Gaming mobile.
Both phones are expected to be powered by a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor(5nm) along with an Adreno 660 GPU.
The Asus Zenfone 8 phone comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage while on the other hand, the Zenfone 8 Flip may come with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
Further, the Zenfone 8 series run on the Android 11 operating system.
For Photography, the Zenfone 8 Flip has a Triple camera setup having a 64MP main camera, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP macro lens.
Whereas the Zenfone 8 comes with a dual rear camera setup having a 64MP main camera and a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera.
Additionally, the phones are also capable of recording up to 8K videos.
The Zenfone 8 Flip and Zenfone 8 come with 6.67 inches and 5.92-inch display respectively along with a full HD+ AMOLED panel.
The mobiles come with an FHD+ 2400 * 1080 pixels resolution.
Furthermore, the Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip comes with a 120Hz and 90Hz refresh rate respectively.
The Zenfone 8 weighs 170 grams and on the other side, the Zenfone 8 Flip weighs 230 grams.
Lastly, The Zenfone 8 Flip will be fueled with a 5000mAh capacity battery and the Zenfone 8 comes with 4000mAH battery capacity along with 30W fast charging support.
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). Mi Mix 4
Xiaomi had organized a special event in China on 10 August 2021 where it unveiled the brand new Mi Mix 4 and it is also Xiaomi’s first commercial phone that comes with an under-display camera.
Let’s have a look at the specs of Mi Mix 4:
Starting with its innovating front camera, the Mi Mix 4 comes with a 20MP under-display selfie camera that gives a premium look to the phone from the front side.
Additionally, it offers a Triple camera setup at the back that carries a 108MP(f/1.9) main camera, a 13MP(f/2.2) ultra-wide lens, and last is an 8MP(f/4.1) telephoto lens that can able to shoot 8k videos at 24fps, and 4k videos at 30/60fps.
For multimedia, the Mi Mix 4 features 6.67 inches AMOLED display with FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.
Powering the cell is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+(improved version of Snapdragon 888) fabricated on a 5nm chipset along with an Adreno 660 GPU.
The Mi Mix 4 operates on an MIUI 12.5 based on the Android 11 operating system.
It has stereo speaker support for a good sound experience and it is also IP53 certified which means protection from dust and water.
However, The phone comes with an under-display fingerprint sensor and also has face unlocking support.
For long-lasting usage, it is fueled with a 4500mAH Li-Po battery that comes with a 120 Watts ultrafast charging support, and 50 Watts fast wireless charging support.
Lastly, the starting price of this phone in China is CNY 4,999(roughly Rs 57,000).
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. Samsung Galaxy S22 (Flagship)
Samsung Galaxy S22 is the upcoming premium smartphone by the brand and will be going to be a successor of Samsung Galaxy S21 which was launched earlier this year.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 is due for launch in February 2022 but we already have some specs and leaks that hint about the features that we can expect from the top-notch Samsung mobile.
Let’s have a look at the rumored and expected specs of the Galaxy S22:
The biggest change we can expect from the upcoming smartphone is in its camera.
We can expect that the Galaxy S22 will have a 200MP camera sensor at the rear and it will also support up to 8K video shooting support.
Powering the device will be the successor to the Snapdragon 888 processor and usually, Samsung is the first one to get the latest flagship Qualcomm processor.
Samsung can be one of the first companies to include the under-display selfie camera in the S22 series. The brand can reserve that for the more expensive S22 Ultra 5G.
Additionally, it will also come with the S Pen support like the Galaxy S21 series smartphone.
There are a few things that we will definitely be going to see on this phone like 5G connectivity, and a USB Type-C port.
Furthermore, the Galaxy S22 may come with a 4500mAH battery with fast wireless charging support up to 65 watts.
The price for the Samsung S22 will start at $999 and can up to $1299 based on storage as well as Ram variants.
11. Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy A32 (5G) but it is yet to launch in India and several other markets. So far the company has launched the A32 (4G) in India for a price tag of Rs. 21,499 and we are expecting Samsung to launch the 5G version in the coming days.
The handset comes in 4 beautiful color options – Blue, Black, White, and Grey, and has a starting price of EUR 279 or Rs 24,800.
Have a look at its key specs and features:
The device comes with a 6.5 inch TFT LCD (that’s odd Samsung usually has an AMOLED display for A series) and comes with an HD+(1600*720)pixels resolution.
It comes with thick bezels that offer an 81.6% screen-to-body ratio and also has a corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
For performance, the Galaxy A32 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G octa-core processor fabricated on a 7nm chipset along with an ARM Mali-G57 GPU.
Moreover, the phone operates on the Samsung One UI 3.1 based on the Android 11 operating system.
For imaging, it has a 48MP quad rear camera setup carrying an 8MP ultrawide angle lens, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor that offers you mind-blowing pics, and high-quality 4k video recording @30fps.
Additionally, the phone has a 13MP In-display camera for beautiful selfies.
Also, has a trendy side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security and unlocking.
The connectivity options includue Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Dual SIM 4G/5G network connectivity support.
Furthermore, it has a massive 5000mAH Li-Po battery but with a mediocre 15 Watts fast charging support.
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
The display tech will mature and the display panels will 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.
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 Super AMOLED 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 765G 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. Google Pixel 6
The Tech Giant will be going to expand their Pixel series soon with the Google Pixel 6 series.
The series comes with two phones that include Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro.
Google has recently announced that the Pixel 6 series will power by the Tensor(Google’s first custom-built SoC specifically for Pixel phones).
One of the latest leaks showcases the new design of the Google Pixel 6 series and it will likely come with an under-display selfie camera.
Google Pixel 6 is not expected to be huge but will come with a 6.4 inches Full HD+ AMOLED punch-hole display whereas the Pro variant comes with a curved 6.67 inch AMOLED punch hole panel.
Google Pixel 6 series will be one of the first smartphones to ship with the latest stock Google OS – Android 12.
Apart from using computational photography leveraging machine learning and AI processing to click excellent images; Google will be using Dual cameras in the pixel 6 and Triple camera setup in the pro version and a single front camera will be hidden under the display.
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 phones will come with an approx 4000 mAH battery with both fast wired as well as wireless charging support.
Google Pixel 6 series will launch in the second half of 2021 and there is a lot of time for us to get more details.
Lastly, this series will go to be the most expensive series.
16. Samsung Galaxy A52s
Soon, Samsung will be going to expand its A-series with Samsung Galaxy A52s.
The Galaxy A52s has been spotted on Geekbench and according to the tipster the phone will first launch in the European market and also the launching of this phone in India is uncertain.
According to some reports, the upcoming phone will going to be an improved version of the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G that was launched in March 2021.
Let’s have a look at the specs of the upcoming Galaxy A52s:
According to some reports, the Galaxy A52s will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core processor that is fabricated at 6nm paired with 8GB RAM.
Additionally, it is clocked at 2.4GHz speed.
To handle high graphics gaming, it has an Adreno 642L GPU.
Notably, the phone operates on the Android 11 operating system.
Some reports also suggest that the phone will retain its super AMOLED punch-hole display and quad rear camera setup from Samsung Galaxy A52.
Meanwhile, the phone will available for purchase along with starting price of EUR 434 or Rs 38,400(expected).
So, these are few details about upcoming Galaxy A52s that are currently floating on the internet take this as a pinch of salt and for updates stay connected with us.
17. iQoo 8
iQoo brand is all set to launch the successor of the iQoo 7 series.
In simple words, the brand confirmed that they will be going to launch an iQoo 8 on 17 August 2021.
The iQoo 8 series may come with 2 phones that include iQoo 8, and iQoo 8 Pro.
Have a look at the specification of the iQoo 8:
Firstly, the iQoo 8 will going to be the first phone that comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ that is an updated version of Snapdragon 888.
The clock speed of the processor is 3GHz.
Furthermore, the phone packs with 12GB RAM, and it also comes with extended RAM support of up to 4GB.
It is likely to be on OriginOS 1.0 based on the Android 11 operating system.
In fact, the iQoo 8 will offer a 2k AMOLED display along with a 3200*1440 pixels resolution.
For buttery smooth touch, the phone comes with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Lastly, the big rumor about this phone is that the phone comes with a 160 Watts fast charging support.
Also, the phone retains some specs from its junior iQoo 7.
18. Apple iPhone 13
The Annual launch month of the iPhone series is coming and all the iPhone users are waiting for an upcoming iPhone 13 series.
Like iPhone 12 series, the iPhone 13 series may come with 4 phones that include iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Let’s talk about the expected specification of the upcoming iPhone 13 series:
Some rumors are suggesting that the upcoming iPhone series will be powered by the flagship A15 Bionic chip that is fabricated on a 5nm chipset.
According to some leak images, we can clearly see that there will be no change in the design of the upcoming phone at least at the rear but the phone has a small notch than the iPhone 12.
Notably, the iPhone 13 series will come with physical changes to the device could be the camera bump and maybe the same camera feature(like iPhone 12) is carried by the iPhone 13 series.
For security, iPhone 13 comes with face ID support.
Maybe with the iPhone 13 series, Apple tries to overcome its one of the major limitation that is the short battery. So, we may see a huge battery in the iPhone 13 series.
19. Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition
Xiaomi has unveiled a new Redmi K40 Gaming Edition smartphone in China and it will soon go on sale.
The Redmi K40 is made for gaming and comes with a new cutting cooling technology that keeps the phone cool even under heavy load.
The phone uses graphene, graphite, and a vapor chamber to keep the device cooler.
Key Specification :
The Xiaomi Redmi K40 gaming Edition has a 6.67 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 * 2400 pixels resolution and it comes with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Powering the smartphone is the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Processor that comes with a 3.0 Ghz clock speed and has got 5G support.
The processor is made on a 6 Nm manufacturing process and comes with Quad-Channel memory support and UFS 3.1 storage.
Additionally, it will be available with 6/8/12 GB Ram and with 128 or 256 GB storage.
The mobile has a head-turning design and comes with gaming triggers to improve your gameplay experience.
It holds a 5065 mAh battery with 65W fast charging support.
It runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 11.
For imaging, it comes with triple rear cameras. There is a 64 MP primary lens ( Quad-Bayer ), 8 MP ultrawide lens, and a humble 2 MP macro sensor.
There is support for Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos.
20. 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.
21. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
There are various rumors are floating on the internet about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
This is another foldable smartphone from Samsung and may launch in the first week of August as per the latest leaks.
Let’s have a look at its expected specs:
There is no detail about the screen size of this upcoming foldable smartphone but it comes with an under-display punch hole camera.
And some leaks also suggest that the phone may support the S Pen stylus.
According to some leaks, The Phone will be going to be 5G.
In addition, it is likely to use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or Samsung Exynos 1080 processor that comes with top-of-the-line performance.
The details about the battery capacity are not disclosed by any tipster but it may support 55 Watts fast charging.
The price range of this upcoming smartphone will be over 1,50,000 or USD 2000.
22. 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.
23. Oppo K9 5G
Oppo K9 5G was launched on 6 May 2021 in China and it will soon launch in the global market.
Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G octa-core processor(7nm) and comes with an Adreno 620 GPU.
It operates on ColorOS 11.1 based on the Android 11 operating system.
Besides, we have got a 6.43 inch super AMOLED punch-hole display, FHD+(2400*1080)px resolution, and a 90Hz refresh rate.
The Oppo K9 5G comes in the 2 storage variant:
- 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
- 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
It has a Triple camera setup on its back carrying a 64MP(f/1.7) main camera, an 8MP(f/2.2) ultrawide angle lens, and a 2MP(f/2.4) macro lens. For selfies, it comes with a 32MP In-display camera.
Lastly, the Oppo K9 5G has a 4300mAH battery capacity and also comes with a 65 Watts superfast charging support.
The starting price of this smartphone in China is CNY 1,999(roughly Rs 22,764 or USD $260).
24. Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the top-of-the-line smartphone from the Chinese conglomerate and comes with impressive cameras.
The Mi 11 Ultra is the most expensive phone launched by Xiaomi in India, and now the brand competes with Oneplus, Samsung and Apple in the premium market.
According to some reports, Xiaomi Mi 12 series will soon launch in China and will then make way to the Indian shores.
Let’s talk about its expected Specs:
Starting with its camera, the upcoming Mi 12 Ultra comes with an insane 192 MP sensor that could utilize 16-in-1 pixel binning for detailed 12 MP images.
The amount of interior space required to fit the camera units would restrict other components and also affect the thickness and the weight of the smartphone.
However, the thickness and weight of the previously launched Mi 11 ultra are also high.
Like Mi 11 Ultra, it may also come with a tiny secondary screen at the rear.
Some reports also suggest that the phone will come with a 120 Watts wired ultrafast charging support.
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.
We already have several phones with 108 MP camera sensors and is quite likely that we will get phones with up to 192 MP cameras in the coming months. The Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra can be one of the first phones to offer this massive camera sensor.
Virtual Reality has taken a back seat as the tech has low adoption. In the 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.