Latest smartphones to be launched in 2021

Latest smartphones to be launched by the end of 2020, and the beginning of 2021

The latest mobile phones inthe market have evolved and embarked their way into revolution. The mobile phone price in India is not only budget-friendly, but every new mobile model also comes with an array of exciting technological upgrades. 


2021 is going to be the year of 5G smartphones. However, we have already met some 5G flagships this year, but manufacturers are well set to blast the 5G segment thoroughly in 2021. Accordingly, we have compiled a complete list of upcoming 5G smartphones in 2021 by some of the higher-ranked phone producers.


If you too are ready to invest in your first 5G equipment and looking for the best alternative in 2021, then this article is for you. Give the piece a thorough read to know the available options to dominate the 5G market next year.


Currently, lots of smartphone manufacturers have already announced their 5G flagships to hit the market shelves next year. Buyers may either get the 5G edition in the premium handset or as a separate 5G variant of the standard version. Anyway, 5G technology is all set to dominate the smartphone market with sleeves-up.

Entering the 5G circuit will somehow be a daunting task for some of the new brands. They will have to make hale and hearty efforts and something extraordinary to be in the race. Similarly, they will also have to face fierce competition from established and eminent brands. Undoubtedly, the company with quality service and assistance is going to be in the leading role when it comes to the 5G connectivity.


Before we dive into the detail, here are some of the anticipated handsets for 2020 and 2021:


Xiaomi Mi 11



Xiaomi Mi 11 is an upcoming smartphone by Xiaomi with a expected cost of around 56,999/- Indian Rupees.


Design:

It is rumoured to pack Yes + 48-megapixel camera. It is expected to sport a camera on the front for selfies.

6.7 inches (17.02 cm) 502 PPI AMOLED display with LED Flash light.


Network and connectivity:

Network speed 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India), and 5G is supported by this device yet the network is rolled-out in India.


Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth® 5.0

GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+Beidou


Performance:

The Xiaomi Mi 11 runs MIUI 12 based on Android 11. 

It is tipped to be a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that will accept Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and come with 6GB of RAM.


Storage:

Internal storage 64/128 GB3

MicroSD card slot


Audio:

3.5 mm headphone jack

FM radio receiver (headset required)

OZO audio


Display:

Size and type >6.7” FHD+ PureDisplay

Display ratio 20:9

Refresh rate 90 Hz


Camera:

108 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP+ 2 MP

Dual high CRI Rear flash

Front-facing camera 24 MP

Other ZEISS Optics


Connections and sensors:

Cable type USB Type-C

SIM cards Dual SIM and Single SIM models available

SIM card type Nano SIM

Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Power button fingerprint sensor.

Keys the Google Assistant Button1


Battery life:

Battery type 4780 mAh

Fast Charging- USB Type-C Port


Xiaomi Mi 11 Release Date & Pricing:

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is expected to release on January 13, 2021. Though the market status is rumoured, the pricing hence is expected to be Rs. 56,999 as well. 


Nokia 7.3 5G


Nokia 7.3 5G may come with a display size of greater than 6.3-inch with Full HD+ resolution and Pure Display branding. Nokia 7.3 may pack a 24 MP selfie camera and a 48MP rear Quad-camera on the back. It will be available in 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM variants and may be powered by a Snapdragon 690 processor.


Design:

Punch-hole display for the front camera


Network and connectivity:

Network speed (5G) 4G

Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth® 5.0

GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+Beidou


Performance:

Operating system Android 10

RAM 4GB, 6 GB, 8 GB

CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 690 Platform


Storage:

Internal storage 64/128 GB3

MicroSD card slot


Audio:

3.5 mm headphone jack

FM radio receiver (headset required)

OZO audio


Display:

Size and type >6.3” FHD+ PureDisplay

Display ratio 20:9

Refresh rate 90 Hz


Camera:

Rear cameras Quad-camera imaging system with ZEISS Optics. 48/64 MP sensor, 12 MP sensor with an ultra-wide lens, 2 MP depth sensor and 2 MP sensor with a macro lens

Dual high CRI Rear flash

Front-facing camera 24 MP

Other ZEISS Optics


Connections and sensors:

Cable type USB Type-C

SIM cards Dual SIM and Single SIM models available

SIM card type Nano SIM

Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Power button fingerprint sensor

Keys the Google Assistant Button1


Battery life:

Battery type 4000 mAh2

Charging 9V/2A


Nokia 7.3 Release Date & Pricing:

The Nokia 7.3 may be available globally starting in Q4 2020 and for a global average retail price of 399 Euros for 6GB/64GB RAM/ROM variant.


Nokia 9.3 PureView 

The Nokia 9.3 Pure View is expected to come with Snapdragon 865 SoC, 64MP primary camera, Android 10 OS, and Qi wireless charging support.


Design:

Punch-hole display for the front camera


Network and connectivity:

5G , 4G supported by device

Wi-Fi 802.11,b/g/n

Hotspot

Bluetooth 5.0

A GPS, Glonass

NFC available


Storage:

Internal memory 128 GB

No expandable memory


Audio:

Audio jack 3.5mm

Loud speaker 


Display:

Screen size 6.29inches(15.98cm)

Screen resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels

Bezel less display

467ppi pixel density

P-OLED display

Corning Gorilla Glass protected

Capacitive Touch screen, Multi touch


Camera:

Rear cameras Quad-camera imaging system with Exposure compensation, ISO control. 108 MP, 13 MP, 13 MP, 13 MP resolutions. 

Dual high CRI Rear flash

Front-facing camera 24 MP

Image resolution 12000 x 9000 pixels

Connections and sensors

Cable type USB Type-C

SIM cards Dual SIM and Single SIM models available

SIM card type Nano SIM

Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Power button fingerprint sensor


Battery life:

Battery type 4500 mAh2

Charging 9V/2A


Nokia 9.3 Release Date & Pricing:

Nokia 9.3 price in India is expected to be Rs. 68,990. Nokia 9.3 Expected to be launched on Jan 28, 2021. This is 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage base variant of Nokia 9.3 which is expected to available in Black, Gold colour


Huawei Mate X2


Design:

Punch-hole display for the front camera


Network and connectivity:

4G supported by device

Wi-Fi 802.11,b/g/n

Hotspot

Bluetooth 5.0

A GPS, Glonass


Performance:

Operating system HiSillicon Kirin 990

RAM 8 GB 64 bit

Graphics Malli- G76 MP16

Octa core (2.86 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 2.09 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.86 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)


Storage:

Internal storage 512 GB

Expandable upto 512 GB


Audio:

USB Type-C 

Loud speaker


Display:

Screen size 6.7inches(17.02cm)

Screen resolution 1148 x 2480 pixels

Yes capacitive touch screen, Multi touch

408ppi pixel density


Camera:

Rear cameras Dual-camera imaging system with Exposure compensation, ISO control. 48MP + 16MP + 8MP Auto focus, Digital Zoom, face Detection 

Dual high CRI Rear flash

Front-facing camera 10 MP & 8 MP 


Connections and sensors:

Cable type USB Type-C

SIM cards Dual SIM and Single SIM models available

SIM card type Nano SIM

Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, fingerprint sensor


Battery life:

Battery type 5000 mAh2

Charging 9V/2A


Nokia 7.3 Release Date & Pricing:

Huawei Mate X2 smartphone price in India is likely to be Rs 192,900. Huawei Mate X2 is rumoured to be launched in the country on July 12, 2020 (Unofficial).


Samsung Galaxy S20 


Design:

Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red


Network and connectivity:

 4G, 3G, 2G supported by device

Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n

Hotspot

Bluetooth 5.0, L

A GPS, Glonass

NFC available

FM (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)


Storage:

Internal memory 128 GB-8GB Ram

Micro SDXC (uses shared SIM slot)


Audio:

Audio with 32-bit/384kHz

Loud speaker with stereo speakers


Display:

Screen size 6.2inches(15.98cm) 

Screen resolution 1440 x 3220 pixels

563 ppi pixel density

Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protected


Camera:

12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3xhybridzoom12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, Super Steady video

LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video-8K@24fps,4K@30/60fps,1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS


Connections and sensors

Cable type USB Type-C

SIM cards Dual SIM and Single SIM models available

SIM card type Nano SIM

Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass,Gyroscope, fingerprint sensor


Battery life:

Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

Fastcharging25WUSBPowerDelivery3.0

FastQi/PMAwirelesscharging15W

Reverse wireless charging 4.5W


Samsung Galaxy S20 Release Date & Pricing:

Samsung Galaxy S 20 price is $ 649.99 / £ 634.99 / € 699.00. Samsung Galaxy S 20 was launched on march 2020. This is 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage.

 6.Galaxy S21 Ultra


Design:

Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red


Network and connectivity:

 5G,4G, 3G, 2G supported by device

Android 11, One UI 3.0

Wi-Fi 802.11,b/g/n

Hotspot

Bluetooth 5.1, LE

A GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

NFC available

FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)

Speed-HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G


Storage:

Internal memory 128 GB-8GB RAM & 512 GB 16 Gb RAM

Card slot unspecified


Audio:

Audio with 32-bit/384kHz

Loud speaker with stereo speakers


Display:

Screen size 6.8inches, 111.6cm2 

Screen resolution 1440 x 3220 pixels

516 ppi pixel density

Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+ 1600 nits (peak)

Corning Gorilla Glass protected


Camera:

108 MP (2nd gen), f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS10 MP, (periscope telephoto), 1/3.2", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom

10 MP, (telephoto), dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom

12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video 

LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video-8K@24fps,4K@30/60fps,1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS


Connections and sensors

Cable type USB Type-C

SIM cards Dual SIM and Single SIM models available

SIM card type Nano SIM

Sensors Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Power button fingerprint sensor


Battery life:

Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

Fastcharging25W

USBPowerDelivery3.0

FastQi/PMAwirelesscharging15W

Reverse wireless charging 4.5W


Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra 5G Release Date & Pricing:

Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra 5G launch and price was not yet disclosed. This phone available in two variant colours and 2 variant storage.


OnePlus 9 Pro

Design:

Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red


Network and connectivity:

5G supported but not rolled out in india,4G, 3G, 2G supported by device

Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 - 7 nm

Wi-Fi 802.11,b/g/n

Hotspot

Bluetooth 5.0

A GPS, GLONASS

NFC available


Storage:

Internal memory 256 GB


Audio:

Audio with 64bit

Loud speaker


Display:

Fluid AMOLED

Screen size 6.78inches, (17.22cm) 

Screen resolution 1440 x 3168 pixels

525 ppi pixel density

Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Corning Gorilla Glass protected


Camera:

64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 16 MP, f/3.4, (Periscope telephoto), x5 optical zoom, 48 MP, f/2.0, (ultrawide), 5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus.

Continues Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)


Connections and sensors

Cable type USB Type-C

SIM cards Dual SIM and Single SIM models available

SIM card type Nano SIM

Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, On screen fingerprint sensor


Battery life:

Li-Po 4710 mAh, non-removable

Fast charging 


One Plus 9 Pro Release Date & Pricing:

Soon to be revealed.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2


Network and connectivity:

 5G,4G, 3G, 2G supported by device

Android 10, One UI 2.5

Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/ac/6, dual band, wifi direct, 

Hotspot

Bluetooth 5.1, LE

A GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

NFC available


Storage:

Internal memory 128 GB-8GB RAM & 512 GB 12 GB RAM

Card slot unspecified


Audio:

Audio with 32-bit/384kHz

Loud speaker with stereo speakers


Display:

Screen size 7.6inches, 180.8cm2 

Screen resolution 1768 x 2208 pixels

373 ppi pixel density

Cover display: 6.23", Super AMOLED, 816 x 2260 pixels (25:9), Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Corning Gorilla Glass  protected


Camera:

12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS

12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2xopticalzoom12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µmLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video-8K@24fps,4K@30/60fps,1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS


Connections and sensors

Cable type USB Type-C

SIM cards Dual SIM and Single SIM models available

SIM card type Nano SIM

Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer


Battery life:

Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable

Fastcharging25W

USBPowerDelivery3.0

FastQi/PMAwirelesscharging15W

Reverse wireless charging 4.5W


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2  Release Date & Pricing:

Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra 5G launched on Sept 18 2020, price in Rs.149,228 / $2,999



Apple iPhone SE 2 Plus

Network and connectivity:

5G,4G, 3G supported by device

iOS v14.2

Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n 

Hotspot

Bluetooth 5.0

A GPS

HEXA core (2.56Ghz)


Storage:

Internal memory 64Gb and 4 GB ram

Expandable memory not available


Audio:

Loud speaker 

3.5 mm jack


Display:

Screen size 6.1 inches (15.49cm) 

Screen resolution 1170 x 2532 pixels

324 ppi pixel density

Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)


Camera:

Dual Camera 

13MP primary Camera

13 MP camera

Dual colour LED flash

Exposure compensation, ISO control


Connections and sensors

SIM 1: Nano, SIM 2: eSIM

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Fingerprint sensor

USB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB Charging.


Battery life:

Li-ion 3140 mAh, non-removable

Quick Charging


iPhone SE 2 Plus Release Date & Pricing:

iPhone SE 2 Plus will be launched on Jan 12 2021, price expected Rs 40,990.


Apple iPhone 12 pro

Network and connectivity:

4G, 3G supported by device

iOS v13.0

Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/ac/Yes

Hotspot

Bluetooth 5.0

NFC available

A GPS

HEXA core 

Apple A14 bionic processor


Storage:

3 variant storage of 64GB, 256GB & 512 GB

Expandable memory not available


Audio:

Loud speaker 

3.5 mm jack


Display:

Screen size 5.8 inches

Screen resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels

458 ppi pixel density

OLED display


Camera:

Quad camera-

12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS

12 MP, f/2.0, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom

12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6"

12 MP, f/2.4, 120˚, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.6"

4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, 10bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), stereo sound rec.


Front camera-

12MP,f/2.2,23mm(wide),1/3.6"

SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)


Connections and sensors

SIM 1: Nano, SIM 2: eSIM

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, face unlock, 3D face recongnition,barometer

Fingerprint sensor

USB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB Charging.


Battery life:

Li-ion 2815 mAh, non-removable

Quick Charging 20W


iPhone 12 Pro Release Date & Pricing:

iPhone 12 pro was released on Oct 23 2020, price Rs 119900.


So, this is the list of the upcoming 5G smartphone in 2020, which we can expect to concede ultra-advanced features at budget. It includes the world-recognized brands with a robust grip on the smartphone market.


Ultimately, 2020 is going to be the year of 5G technology devices, and every player must have to adapt to the latest innovations to survive through the cut-throat competition. On the other side, users are expected to go through a wide range of alternatives when it comes to selecting the best 5G equipment. The rest is still in the lap of nature as usual.

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