New year, new tech, and a whole new world of innovation. The promising new year in technology promises a lot when it comes to mobile phones, but there are some that are really grabbing our attention. Here are some of the top smartphones that are set to be released soon, this year, and might just prove to be great investments!
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Lite
Not the only phone in Samsung’s upcoming January line-up, the Galaxy Z Flip Lite is set to succeed its precessors with quite possibly, a smaller price-tag. TM Roh, head of Samsung’s mobile communications business, recently hinted at its next-generation foldable smartphone lineup will be “more accessible to everyone.” Although he did not name the devices, Samsung is rumored to launch four foldable phones in 2021.
Reports suggest Samsung is working on three foldable smartphones that would come with an affordable price tag. Presently, the South Korean tech giant is expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. According to rumors, the device is expected to draw power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, which is the currently available 4G chipset.
LG’s Rollable Smartphone
Whilst there’s no idea what the name of LG’s new rollable device will be, but it’s going to be the first phone with a flexible rolling display that will hit the market in the first half of the year. A rolling phone ideally means that the phone display can be extended. By pulling on one edge the regular-sized smartphone will become a tablet. Other brands including Oppo and TCL are already experimenting with rollable phones internally, but LG’s rollable phone might be the first in line. According to rumors, the phone is expected to cost close to $2500.
The same tipster who released the price details also leaked the possible specifications of the upcoming phone. LG Rollable could come with a 7.4-inch rollable display with 2,428×1,080 pixels resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio during phone mode, 2,428×1,366 pixels resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio during video mode, and 2,428×1,600 pixels resolution with a 3:2 aspect ratio during productivity mode. LG Rollable could be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC coupled with 16GB RAM and is expected to pack a 4,200mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S21
One of the most awaited releases slated for January, Samsung is sure to pack the new S series with a punch to counter the latest iPhones. Samsung is yet to confirm if it will launch a Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (FE). More than that, we are keen to know how Samsung plans to merge the Galaxy S and Note lines. Samsung has, in fact, already hinted that it will bring the stylus to other Galaxy smartphones.
The devices will be powered by an Exynos 2100 in most countries and the Snapdragon 888 in the US and Korea. The Galaxy S21 and S21+ will have a 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch FullHD+ AMOLED with a constant 120Hz, 4,000mAh, and 4,800mAh batteries, 12MP f/1.8 main, 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide and 64MP f/2.0 3x telephoto cameras, and 8GB of RAM. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will have a bigger 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED with 120Hz refresh (adaptive) and QHD+ resolution, as well as a bigger 5,000mAh battery, second-gen 108MP main camera, two 10MP telephoto cameras – 3x and a 10x periscope – and support for the S Pen.