Since their introduction in the mid-2000s, smartphones have reshaped our lives more than almost any other gadget. It’s not surprising because modern smartphones can replace pretty much any other digital tool or electronic device you can think of.
We’ve tried to cover various phones made by different brands; so if you’re considering replacing your phone, or just like reading about tech specs, we have a treat for you!
Its majesty, the iPhone
While iPhone 13 hasn’t been officially confirmed, we can certainly expect something new from Apple. The smartphone giant has been consistent with its Annual releases, and it’s unlikely 2021 will be a surprise. The new device is likely to follow in the footsteps of iPhone 12, except better, faster, and shinier. A notable feature is a quad-camera that is meant to replace the previous version triple camera, offering unparalleled; combined with increased digital zoom (10x, if the rumors are to be believed) and upgraded ultra-wide lenses, iPhone 13 might just offer unparalleled photo sharpness and detail.
Apple is also expected to release the next edition of its SE series of iPhones, combining the older form-factor with new hardware and functionality. However, considering good sales of iPhone 12, the company might hold off on releasing a competitor for a while yet – possibly even moving the release date to 2022.
Xiaomi Mi 11
This will be the first flagship phone to be launched with Snapdragon 888 SoC. AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM should ensure a smooth and crisp experience. The phone should have 128GB of storage, which is pretty standard these days, and could be considered a bit low for a flagship.
Redmi tends to release its flagship in pairs, so we will see Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro. While similar in form, the Pro version will feature a better camera and faster charging.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
Samsung apparently decided to skip the Z Flip 2 and go straight to 3. We can’t fault them for that, as it was probably done in order to standardize naming across its phone lines.
We can look forward to a smooth 120Hz display, 5G connectivity, and a top-shelf flagship chipset. With thinner bezels and a larger screen (6.7-inch foldable display), using this phone should be a smooth and luxurious experience that can also be made more compact by just folding it.
Unfortunately, the phone will lack S-Pen support due to the 1st Gen Ultrathin Glass coating.
One Plus 9
This phone is expected to drop in March 2021, which is a bit earlier than OnePlus’ regular schedule. While the specs haven’t leaked yet, we can make an educated guess about the phone’s features.
The memory and the storage will remain at the standard 8GB and 128GB respectively, the pro version might have higher specs with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space. Snapdragon’s built-in 5G modem should increase battery life and allow for much better connectivity. It’s 48MP camera and the 6.8-inch OLED display are great for anyone who loves snapping crisp photos and editing them directly on their phone.
Motorola Moto G series
Motorola announced a surprise for the 10th anniversary of the Moto G family. The company is planning to release a flagship product powered by a Snapdragon 8xx processor. We still don’t know what 8xx means exactly, but considering the timing, it’s likely we’ll get an 888-powered device.
The phone will run Android 11 and have features like “desktop mode” and “ultra-wide lens.” You’ll be able to connect the device to a TV and make use of a brand-new media launcher interface. It’s clear that Motorola is banking a lot on the multimedia capabilities of their new smartphone.
Huawei Mate X2
The first Mate X was one of the first foldable phones. It only stands to reason Huawei would try to follow up that success with an update. The new phone will run Huawei’s flagship processor, the Kirin 9000, and the unfolded display should have a diagonal of 8.3 inches. A 120Hz refresh rate is expected for that generation of phones, and Huawei seems to be going all-out when it comes to visual quality.
The smartphone will support 5G connectivity as well as 66W fast charging. With all these specs in mind, it appears we’re getting a device on par with Huawei Mate 40 Pro!
Now, here are some unconfirmed rumors and bare-bones information that might interest people always on the lookout for the next best thing. These seem to have at least a grain of truth to them, so read on!
Google’s flagship rumors
These are still unconfirmed rumors, but we could see the next Pixel in the first quarter of 2021. The smartphone should contain Google’s in-house chipset, codenamed Whitechapel. This is supposed to be a true flagship device with top-of-the-line hardware, but unfortunately, we don’t know much about it.
LG rollable phone
LG is offering something unique with its foldable phone. The device is set to premiere sometime in March, and the design looks really good. Here’s to hoping it won’t sacrifice performance for a gimmick. Calling it rollable might be a misnomer because it’s closer to a sliding phone (Both LG Rollable and LG Slide are possible names). It can be used as a regular android phone, and when it’s “expanded,” it will allow for seamless multitasking with several open apps.
Nokia 9.3 PureView
This is the rumored Nokia’s flagship. We can expect it early next year, and it’s set to bring a slew of improvements to an aging brand. There’s not much to go on; the expectations are standard: 120Hz OLED display, 108MP main camera, and so on, but it should provide a good budget alternative to some of the more popular flagships.
Of course, some of these phones are still in the development stage, and their specs may yet change. Their release dates may also get shifted for a few months due to unforeseen circumstances. Stay tuned for any updates we may have.