2020 has been another excellent year for flagship Android phones. The incremental updates were present that made the phones better than preceding models. Upcoming android phones in 2021 will be better in performance with upcoming upgraded processors from Qualcomm, regular incremental updates in the camera department, and unique designs. Android phones worth waiting for include the following:
1. Samsung Galaxy S30 Series
According to Samsung’s Galaxy S series release schedule, we are a few months away from the Galaxy S30 series’ official launch. The Galaxy S30 series will also likely come out simultaneously in the company’s usual mid-February release timeline. So what’s coming in the S30 series? Camera specs bump as expected, new processing power courtesy of Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 875 processor or its in-house Exynos chipset, depending on where you live, and a fresh take on the design. Besides, Samsung always has new features to offer that you didn’t even know you need.
2. OnePlus 8T
OnePlus is increasingly becoming a household name in the premium smartphone segment. After releasing the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro earlier this year, OnePlus is back with a new model adding a little bit of versatility to the series. The phone boasts a 6.7-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor, up to 12GB RAM, up to 256GB faster UFS 3.1 storage, 65W wired charging, and a rear quad camera setup headlined by a 48MP camera with a ƒ/1.7 lens stocked with both OIS and EIS. The 8T is the sweet spot between the OnePlus eight and OnePlus 8 Pro. It was launched on October 14th.
3. Xiaomi Mi 11 series
The Xiaomi Mi 10 series didn’t disappoint, taking the Chinese company’s creative capabilities up the charts joining the existing brands known for making premium phones. But the company’s approach to delivering better value for money is still the same. With the upcoming Mi 11 phones, Xiaomi is expected to offer 2021’s top-of-the-line processor, Snapdragon 875, more than 8GB of memory, a high refresh rate display, speedy charging technology, and better camera specs. For instance, the Mi 10 Pro featured 50W fast charging, so the Mi 11 will undoubtedly offer better, as has always been the case in recent years. Like 2020’s Mi 10 series, Xiaomi will likely release the Mi 11 branded phones in February.
4. Google Passport
Haven’t heard of Google Passport before? It’s a new foldable phone that Google reportedly is working on under the radar. It will be the company’s first foldable phone. Codenamed Passport, the foldable device will join the steadily growing portfolio of flexible display phones. It will be an addition to the company’s current Pixel series, which typically has an October release schedule every year.
5. LG V70 ThinQ
LG’s V60 ThinQ had nearly all the bells and whistles expected of a flagship-grade device plus an additional trick – the dual-screen support. Its successor is also in the works. To be at par with the 2021 high-end android phones, LG V70 will have to include what its predecessor lacked, like the high refresh rate display and up to 12GB RAM. It will also likely maintain and improve some winning aspects of the V60, including dust and water resistance, stereo speakers, versatile camera setup, 5G, and support for the proprietary LG Dual Screen. The company’s inconsistent release timelines make it hard to predict when they will pull the wraps off the V70.