(Pocket-lint) - With the gait of smartphone improvement moving truthful fast, there's ever thing waiting successful the wings. No sooner person you spied the latest handset, that there's anticipation for the adjacent large thing.
Here we look astatine those phones that haven't yet launched, the upcoming phones for 2021. We'll beryllium updating this database connected a regular basis, with those instrumentality rumours we deliberation are credible and exciting.
As for already-launched handsets, we've rounded up the best smartphones for 2021 elsewhere - those we see to beryllium the champion crossed each platforms. If your fund is simply a small smaller, determination is besides our budget smartphones for nether £200 diagnostic - and there's a mid-range roundup up to £400 arsenic well.
The upcoming procreation of phones
Before we dive into the detail, present are immoderate of the anticipated handsets for 2021:
- Vivo X70 Pro
- Apple iPhone 13
- Nokia X50
- Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
- Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
- Google Pixel Fold
- Huawei Mate 50 Pro
- Xiaomi 12
- Samsung Galaxy S22 family
- Apple iPhone SE 2 Plus
- Oppo folding phone
- Samsung Galaxy Fold E
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Vivo X70 Pro
The Vivo X70 Pro is expected to motorboat connected 9 September with regular and Pro models. This volition apt connection the latest Snapdragon 888+, a caller Vivo imaging chip, Zeiss lenses and gimbal stabilisation.
Apple iPhone 13
A mates of aboriginal rumours person hinted astatine Apple reducing the notch connected the display, with immoderate besides saying that Apple volition follow an under-display fingerprint scanner. It's besides thought the mini exemplary mightiness beryllium dropped. There mightiness beryllium a boost to a 48-megapixel camera to enactment 8K video capture.
Although determination person been galore rumours surrounding a Nokia 9 PureView replacement, the way seems to person gone cold, alternatively suggesting that Nokia mightiness motorboat a Nokia 8.3 replacement with 5 cameras - and perchance called the Nokia X50. This could person a 6.5-inch display, tally Snapdragon 700 bid hardware and person a 108-megapixel main camera. There are rumours of a September oregon October motorboat event.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Although Samsung had a motorboat lawsuit connected 11 August, the S21 FE was not included, with a motorboat expected aboriginal successful the year. You tin expect it to connection worth for wealth and beryllium to beryllium a fashionable model, with a 6.4-inch show and a camera strategy the aforesaid arsenic the Galaxy S21+.
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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
A mass of leaks has shown disconnected the plan for the aboriginal Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, suggesting a reasonably extremist design, a alteration of absorption successful the cameras and a Google-designed spot called Tensor to powerfulness it all. We're expecting an October 2021 launch.
Google Pixel Fold
News of a folding Pixel archetypal appeared successful 2019, with a 2nd leak successful 2020 suggesting that the codename was Passport, and that it would beryllium launched successful Q4 2021. With expanding enactment for folding and larger phones successful Android 12, and quality from Korea that Samsung Display has been tapped-up to proviso a 7.6-inch folding show for Google, a folding Pixel mightiness beryllium connected the horizon.
Huawei Mate 50 Pro
The Huawei Mate 50 Pro is said to beryllium huge, with a 7000mAh artillery and a 6.8-inch display. It's said to beryllium powered by the Kirin 9000, but we person doubts astir Huawei's spot stock. It wouldn't beryllium expected to motorboat until October 2021.
Xiaomi has dropped the Mi from its telephone naming, truthful the adjacent flagship instrumentality volition beryllium the Xiaomi 12. Some camera rumours person circulated, but isolated from that, we fishy this telephone volition look alongside the latest Snapdragon motorboat successful December 2021.
Samsung Galaxy S22 family
The Samsung Galaxy S22 household of devices - the S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra are expected to motorboat successful January 2022, moving from a 6-inch instrumentality up to 6.81-inches. There's claims of an LTPO display. The Ultra volition person a 108MP main camera and 12x optical zoom; the smaller phones volition person a 50MP main camera. We mightiness besides spot the Exynos and AMD level disposable for these devices.
Apple iPhone SE Plus
As soon arsenic the 2020 iPhone SE was announced, rumours started circulating astir a larger model. With the iPhone SE fundamentally taking the iPhone 8 body, there's those wondering if a Plus exemplary volition beryllium launched to slot into the iPhone 8 Plus space. With the caller iPhone 12 mini costing overmuch much than the SE, volition Apple capable this cheap-but-big gap?
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold E
There person been respective threads of a rumour that suggest Samsung is looking astatine much affordable folding phones - and the Galaxy Z Fold E is what we mightiness get. There's speech of a Fold exemplary with a smaller outer show similar the Z Flip, designed to merchantability overmuch cheaper - with $1100 suggested. Could this beryllium a cheaper Fold exemplary for 2021?
Oppo folding phone
Oppo has shown disconnected folding telephone prototypes before, including an out-folding device. But the astir caller leak suggests that Samsung Display volition supply a 7.7-inch show for a clamshell-style device. Little other is known.
Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 3 May 2013.