There is always something waiting in the wings with the pace of the evolution of smartphones moving so fast. No sooner have you spied on the latest handset, the next big thing is expected. Here’s a look at those phones that haven’t been launched yet, the upcoming phones for 2021. We’ll be updating this list regularly, with those device rumors that we believe are credible and inspiring. To help you choose the best smartphone for everyday use, we’ve compiled this list of new and upcoming smartphones in 2021. From the Mi 11 series to the Oppo Reno 5 series, there are lots of phones worth waiting for. Some of these smartphones are readily available for purchase from various online and offline retailers and others are planned to launch in the coming weeks.
Most Awaited and Upcoming smartphones in 2021
1. Samsung Galaxy Series (S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra)
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 series will launch in early 2021 and will have three devices under the series as the current S21 series: standard Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 +, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The Galaxy S21 series will come with upgraded interiors and a number of muted changes to the exterior including the optics. The expected feature of the Galaxy S21 series will be its 108MP primary camera sensors. The Galaxy S21 series will be powered by Snapdragon 888 featuring Dynamic AMOLED panels with Quad HD + resolution. It can continue the box shape modules for rear cameras that have multiple sensors for different purposes.
2. OnePlus 9 Series( 9, 9 Pro, 9 Lite)
OnePlus is said to be working on a design similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the same that will sport the Galaxy S21 series. With the Galaxy S20 style, the OnePlus 9 may have a camera module. Both OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9, and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones will sport a quad camera setup. OnePlus 9’s camera specifications are yet to be revealed. The leak of the OnePlus 9’s PhoneArena revealed a prototype unit of the OnePlus 9. With a new design on the back, the upcoming OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro could look like the new Oppo Reno series phones with additional elements from the OnePlus 8T. OnePlus 9 looks like a combination of OnePlus 8T and the newly launched Oppo Reno 5. The rumor mill tips a 108MP main camera inside the multi-camera system with upgraded optical image stability features. OnePlus 9 Lite will be a reduced version of the best models in the series set against the likes of Galaxy S20 FE, Mi 10T, and Pixel 4a. OnePlus is said to finally come with a ‘Lite’ version, which will be called OnePlus 9 Lite. The OnePlus 9 series may launch by March.
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3. Google (Pixel 6, Pixel 5a 4G)
The most awaited phones of 2021 are Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 5a 4G. The Pixel series has failed to generate much appreciation among smartphone buyers, and Google is looking to make it up to Google Pixel 6, Pixel 5a, and Pixel 5a 5G. Upcoming Pixel 6 smartphones including Pixel 5a and Pixel 5a 4G will create a lot of hype in 2021. In 2021, the Pixel 6, Pixel 5a and Pixel 5a 5G will come with the latest Snapdragon 5G mid-range chips with better cameras.
4. iPhone 13 Series (13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro)
While the latest iPhone 12 series is already out, the rumors about the iPhone 13 series have already started to surface. The company recently added a new version of Mini and will launch a similar iPhone 13 Mini in 2021 along with an iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The company will also unveil a successor to the iPhone SE 2020, though that may be delayed. iPhone SE Pro 2020 may arrive in 2021. Apple is slowly targeting the entry-level premium market, so expect a lot from the iPhone 13 Mini. The iPhone SE is already doing well, so expect more iPhones in the $546.10 in 2021.
5. Redmi (Mi Note 10, Mi Note 10 Pro, Mi Note 10 Pro Max)
As a huge upgrade over its predecessor, the upcoming Redmi Note 10 series could come. Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro are said to come with a 108-megapixel camera. Redmi Note 10 may be the most affordable 108MP camera phone. Released by the Digital Chat Station, the higher-end version of the Redmi Note 10 will come with the latest Snapdragon 750G processor, 108-megapixel primary sensor, 4800mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
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6. Realme (8, 8 Pro)
In terms of hardware, Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro will see some significant upgrades. Realme 8 potential with 5G support has been seen on Geekbench, an earlier Indian launch is expected. Realme 8 scored 2,874 in the single-core test and 8,088 in the multi-heart test. The Realme listed smartphone with model number RMX3092, 720 SoC, and paired with 8GB RAM. Realme RMX3092 3C listing recommends support for 65W fast charging it means both will support 65W fast charging powered by Dart technology. Expect both Realme 8 phones to ship with the 65W fast chargers in the box. Coming to the launch of Realme 8, the company will have a handful of phones with the 2021 release. The company will unveil the Realme X7 series and Narzo 30 phones apart from the Realme 8 series.
7. Realme Koi
Realme confirmed its first Snapdragon 888 badge for next year. The device will be called the Realme Koi. The upcoming Realme flagship is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s top modern chip, the Snapdragon 888 phone. Realme Snapdragon 888 called Realme Koi, previously expected to be called Realme Ace. Realme confirmed the name, so there may be another Realme Ace. So the Realme Snapdragon 888 badge will not be called Realme X60 Pro or neither Realme Ace (from now on). Realme Koi is the first Realme Snapdragon 888 badge. The fish is known for its beautiful colors in Chinese and Japanese cultures. Realme shared the news confirming the name with a magazine cover for Realme Koi with Realme’s slogan “Dare to Leap” in the poster.
8. Poco X4 / Redmi K40
The next-generation Poco X series smartphone, Poco X4, is likely to feature a 108MP sensor. There have been no upgrades to the all-new Poco X3, but there could be some major changes to the upcoming Poco X4 including hardware, cameras, and display. Finally, we could see an AMOLED display on the Poco X4 with a quad-camera setup powered by the 108MP primary sensor. The launch of Poco X4 will take place next year in the first quarter, and the latest upgrades will push the price. The price of Poco X4 in India will jump up to $273.05. The price of Poco X4 may start at $259.38 or $273.04.
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9. Redmi K40 Pro / Poco F3 Pro
Redmi K30 Pro may come as Poco F2 Pro or Poco X2 Pro with Snapdragon 865 powered on. Although the launch has been delayed for a long time, we expect it by 2020. As Redmi K30 Pro runs the latest Qualcomm flagship, the next-generation Redmi K40 Pro will run on Snapdragon 888, which could come as Poco F3 Pro or Poco X3 Pro in 2021. Poco F3 Pro or Redmi K40 Pro will come with 108MP primary camera. Redmi K40 Pro comes with a 120Hz refresh rate display, multi-camera setup, 12GB RAM, 5G connectivity, and more. The device will be powered by Snapdragon 888.
10. Mi 11 Pro
The launch of Mi 11 Pro kicked off in mid-February. A new report suggests that the launch of Mi 11 Pro will take place in February next year. The company has yet to officially announce the launch date of Mi 11 Pro. Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station suggested that the Mi phone could launch in China in February 2021. The company recently unveiled Mi 11. The device was launched with the latest Qualcomm flagship chip, Snapdragon 888, and 108MP cameras. Xiaomi has announced its latest flagship, the Mi 11 series in China. It is the first phone in the world to run on a Snapdragon 888 SoC. First in the series, the Mi 11 packs a wide range of features including a first-class set of specs.
There is always something waiting in the wings with the pace of the evolution of smartphones moving so fast. No sooner have you spied on the latest handset, the next big thing is expected. Here’s a look at those phones that haven’t been launched yet, the top 10 upcoming smartphones in 2021. We’ll be updating this list regularly, with those device rumors that we believe are credible and inspiring.