2020 has been anything but an ordinary year that impacted us very badly due to the novel coronavirus. With the extensive change to the smartphone launches that were supposed to happen before, will be launched this year as per the schedule. Even, some stuff will never change as they might be launched at different times, but we have the flagship models to arrive from Asus, Oppo, Sony, OnePlus in the next few months and Apple & Samsung models to arrive later this year.
We are going to see the 5G technology which will come as a standard feature in all low-range and budget phones apart from the flagship smartphones. We will see more screens with 144HZ refresh rates, which is good for gaming and video making. The camera in these models can pile up the extra megapixels with additional sensors that we haven’t seen previously.
The foldable smartphone designs are getting cheaper & durable and battery technology is constantly improving too. We have also seen software improvement, which makes us even more annoyed for Android 12 and iOS 15. And some rumours say that Huawei’s new OS software can break the smartphone market in the coming April.
In this blog, it is defined that what all smartphone launches are expected to take in 2021 and later, it is also described with new features and hardware specifications. As we near the launch, the outgoing flagship models may fall in price and you will get some great deals.
The new smartphones that will be coming in 2021 and later,
Asus ROG 5
Normally, Asus announces their ROG phone launch in the summer, before launching it in Europe by September. But for this time, they are shifting the launch schedule for the ROG 5 with a launch already set for 10 march. Rumours say that Asus is launching ROG 5 directly without launching the ROG 4 because 4 is an unlucky number in China. This ROG 5 model will come with Snapdragon 888 chipset and has a design that suits gamers. It also completes with an angular new mini display right at the back of the phone.
Oppo find X3
Oppo had Reno phones as flagships models a few years back, but right now they have the Find X series which makes a big entry in international markets. Oppo has confirmed the launch of Find X3 on 11 March 2021, this model packs with the latest snapdragon 888 chipsets, a camera with a bigger focus, display and charging specifications. Some rendered images of this model that have been leaked on the internet showed that this model will drop with periscope zoom and focus along with 2X zoom and a macro lens. Oppo has also confirmed that 10-bit colour reproduction is a priority, which comes from the display to the camera.
One plus 9
OnePlus is ready to launch its next flagship model on 23 March 2021 and OnePlus has named it as OnePlus 9. We can also expect to see a similar feature in the OnePlus 8T, especially a 65W fast charging, 120HZ Display, Snapdragon 888, and a new camera sensor. Also, we can expect wireless charging as a standard feature. Even, there are chances to expect 9 and 9 Pro models in the segment.
Honor view 40
Honor has unveiled their V40 in China in January 2021, but we are waiting for the official release in Europe. We can expect a 120HZ curved OLED display with a front-facing camera setup, a magnificent 66W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. It is not confirmed officially whether the company will launch this model in Europe and it’s still not disclosed if honor will come up with Google services on the international version as the honor company is free of trade restriction across previous parent company Huawei.
Sony Xperia 10 III
For the past few years, we are awaiting a new Xperia 10 model. We can expect the Xperia 10 launch very soon. Some Rumours suggest that this model will pack with Snapdragon 690. We can also expect Sony cameras and sensors.
The next flagship model from Huawei will be the P50 series and expected to be launched in March 2021 only if the company follows the regular launch process. We can expect to see three models – a P50, P50 Pro, and P50 pro plus. The prices will go high for the range-topping model. It should be powered by the 9000 processor which is usually found in the mate 40 phones and will slightly obtain some of those camera features. They are the first Huawei phones to use 120HZ panels.
Motorola Edge S
Motorola had launched its flagship model called Moto Edge S in china, but the company did not confirm a global launch. We know that a company named this model Edge in China, rumour says that it will be named as G100, where they put this model in the upper end of the budget line. This model will be featured with a powerful Snapdragon 870 processor, with a 64MP rear camera, a 5000mAh battery, and a 6.7inch 90HZ retina display. Even in some features we must compromise on display which is LCD not OLED, charging is bound to 20W with wired not wireless, and the display comes with a thick bezel.
Samsung Galaxy Note 21
Normally, every year we’ll see a new flagship Galaxy model which will arrive from Samsung, but this year we can expect a Note 21. Even, some rumours say that Samsung is going to stop the note line off. Samsung’s S-pen stylus which was supported by S21 ultra will also be compatible with the Galaxy Z fold series – taking the Note series place as the big-screen flagship in Samsung’s line up.
Samsung galaxy Z Fold 3
Samsung is about to launch the next-gen flagship foldable series in mid-2021. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be far better than Fold 2. It is also rumoured that Z Fold 3 comes with an S pen stylus feature and an unseen selfie camera inside the phone. This model is much better than Galaxy Z Fold 2 in specifications and features.
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung launched the galaxy S20 in 2020 and later followed by S20 FE. We can expect that the S21 will be launched soon in a few months and it will be followed by S21FE. Specification details are almost the same compared to the previous models. It will come with a 60HZ or 120HZ display. Even many think that this model will have an AMOLED panel, the latest Exynos and Snapdragon processor.
Apple iPhone SE 2
Apple’s new iPhone SE was on sale from April 2020, but rumours say that Apple might launch the SE 2 or SE plus model in future, but we’ll be waiting till the second half of 2021. Anyhow, the rumoured SE plus is not a larger version of the iPhone SE. Some tech experts said that the iPhone SE plus will come with a 5.5 or 6.1-inch display. It will also feature a full screen like iPhone 11 range. It may also be featured with a Touch ID in the power button.