The year 2020 has witnessed the launch of several new smartphones across price segments. The upcoming year is going to be even more crazier in terms of smartphone launches. 2021 is expected to be even more eventful as major smartphone brands gear up to launch their yearly flagship devices including the Apple iPhone 13, the OnePlus 9 series, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, among others. Also Read - Asus Zenfone 8 vs OnePlus 9 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Mi 11 Ultra vs iPhone 12: Price in India, specs comparison
Some of the highlights of the year are the iPhone 12 series, the OnePlus Nord, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8T series, Samsung Galaxy S10 series and more. As 2020 comes to an end, here is a list of most anticipated smartphones that will launch in 2021. We are eagerly waiting for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro expected to launch in the first half of the year. Also Read - OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro receive OxygenOS 18.104.22.168: What new features coming?
OnePlus 9 series
OnePlus 9 series is said to be in the works for a few months now. The smartphone, as rumours suggest, will go official in the first half of 2021, most likely around February or March. The Chinese smartphone brand is yet to reveal official launch details of the OnePlus 9 series. As per rumours circulating on the internet for the past few months, the OnePlus 9 series will include two smartphones — the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. The series is said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, which also runs the recently launched Xiaomi Mi 11. The smartphone series, similar to the predecessor, will pack a screen with higher refresh rate, quad rear cameras, stunning design and bigger battery with fast charging support. Also Read - Top waterproof phones you can use near a pool: iPhone 12, Samsung S21 series and more
Samsung Galaxy S21 series
Samsung Galaxy S21 series is expected to launch next month in the United States, followed by other markets including India. As per rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series will launch in the US on January 14. Reports also suggest that the smartphone series are already up for pre-orders ahead of the launch. Under the series, Samsung will reportedly launch three mobile devices including Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S21+. Similar to previous years, all three models should head to the Indian market but with Exynos processor and not Snapdragon 888. The US versions will come with Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 888 processor.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 11 with Snapdragon 888 processor in China. Rumours now suggest that the Chinese smartphone brand will launch the Pro version dubbed Mi 11 Pro in Spring next year, which is around the month of February – March. The Mi 11 is the first smartphone in the world to come packed with Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset. For now, there are no reports on whether the Mi 11 or the Mi 11 Pro will head to the Indian market or not.
Google Pixel 6
Another smartphone that we are definitely waiting for is the Google Pixel 6. According to a latest leak the next Pixel phone or the Pixel 6 will feature an under display camera technology. Google should take some time to officially launch the Pixel 6. The tech giant usually launches a new Pixel device in fall, just around when new iPhones hit the market.
Apple iPhone 13
Apple reportedly has already started working on the iPhone 13 series. The tech giant usually launches new iPhones in fall but this year the launch of the iPhone 12 series was delayed by nearly a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rumours about the iPhone 13 have already started making rounds on the internet. Some leaks and rumours suggest that the iPhone 13 will come packed with 120hz screen refresh rate, smaller notch, ToF LiDar sensors, WiFi 6E and more.