Best and Most Anticipated Flagship Smartphones 2021

In this article you’ll find the most anticipated Smartphones of 2021. We have the absolute best smartphones coming in the next few months and later on in 2021.


In this article we’ll go over Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and basically every top end manufacturers and their flagship phones to be released and even some of these are going to be launching in the next couple of months.


So before we get into the first phone which is a Xiaomi phone because they're going to be the first company to release a Snapdragon 888 chipset phone let's talk about the Snapdragon. So what we know about the Snapdragon 888 right now is that it will support 144 FPS gaming. So you know the high refresh rate screen trend that is not going to stop moving from 120 hertz to 144 hertz and obviously if you're a top end phone enthusiast you might want to go for this. The GPU is apparently a lot better than the 865 although of course we have to see real world results but something they also focused on is the ISP the Image Signal Processor. This is apparently 35% faster than last year so you can take up to 120 images at 12 megapixel resolution per second which is just crazy. Why would you need to do that? Well, this is going to help with dynamic range and HDR. This is where you take multiple images together at exactly the same time stitch them all together and you get a better looking image. This is all really important. So it's good, it's tough to see that we also confirmed that the X60 5G modem will be integrated onto the chipset. This time Wi-Fi 6E is also supported by this chipset. So we should see some better speeds here.


Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro

So the Xiaomi Mi 11 continuing to be the first phone using the new Snapdragon flagship SOC. So the Mi 11 Pro certainly is going to be a very high end device continuing on from the Mi 10. A lot of premium features in that phone. I actually loved this phone. The hardware was amazing, the audio quality, the speakers were amazing and the screen was great as well 90 hertz not 120 hertz but still a great screen. The Mi 11 Pro is just going to carry this on. It comes with a 120 hertz refresh rate with a QHD + resolution, high refresh rate and quad curved display.


Xiaomi have also unveiled a couple of charging technologies which honestly are incredible. So the first is 120watt fast charging that's insane and it is supported by the Snapdragon 888. The other one is 80 watt wireless charging which is also just mind-blowing.


When it comes to the cameras of the M 11 Pro it looks like they're going to be ditching the 108 megapixel sensor. Apparently they just didn't really like it they didn't see the benefit of it which is kind of like a kick to Samsung who gave them that sensor and yeah I think they're going to be using a 50 megapixel sensor in that one. So a big sensor but less pixels, larger pixels kind of works 108 seems to not have really worked out for Xiaomi. They put it in a Redmi device which means they probably won't put it in their Pro.


OnePlus 9E

OnePlus have also confirmed that they'll be using a Snapdragon 888 chipset in a flagship phone or a series of flagship phones.


In the first half of the year OnePlus usually released their flagships in about March. So they won't be the first that will be left for Oppo and Realme which we'll get onto in a second but certainly for what we know right now the OnePlus 9. The OnePlus 9 Pro and apparently a new device in this series called the OnePlus 9E. We would assume that the E is probably an affordable flagship. So maybe coming under the OnePlus 9. Maybe like a OnePlus 8T called a OnePlus 9E kind of confusing maybe a flat screen for that one high refresh rate. I think that would go down pretty well and a flagship SOC, there have also been rumors though that the Snapdragon 875 that we thought was coming may actually still come the 888 might be a flagship. The Snapdragon 875 could come as a kind of affordable flagship processor might go into that phone. I guess we'll have to wait and see on that one.


The Galaxy S21 Series

So this is coming way earlier than expected in January 2021 apparently and well we're going to have three phones in the series the S21, the Plus and the S21 Ultra, a  big change for Samsung this time around with the Ultra. This will have S Pen support, it won't have an S Pen in the phone it will just have support for the S Pen. So if you want that I guess you're gonna have to take a case that supports the S Pen. The standout feature of the S21 Ultra for me is the camera because you have two 10 megapixel cameras with 3x and 10x optical zoom. So the zoom cameras on the Ultra are going to be market leading  absolutely incredible 10x optical zoom is going to be insane. It's a spec that is going to be very hard to beat. These are going to be very big phones as well.


Samsung S21 Ultra, Image, Unboxing

The ultra measuring at 6.8 inch screen and the Plus measuring in at 6.7 inches so that's huge as well. The S21 base model is gonna have a 6.2 inch display which is bigger than the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. These are big phones with big screens.

The other notable changes from the S20 series is that the S21 and 21 Plus could possibly be featuring flat displays no curve whatsoever which means that it's cheaper for Samsung to make and there are rumors that those phones could be coming at about a hundred dollars cheaper than the S20 series.


Also interesting is that during the Snapdragon conference there were lots of logos around and Samsung just wasn't there and a lot of people are reading into this to think that actually Samsung may not be using the Snapdragon chipsets in their phones and maybe just going with external for all of them unsubstantiated. We don't really know for sure but we have to assume that maybe Snapdragon in those markets so China and America and then Exynos in the others like usual.


Realme Race

Realme Race is also a confirmed phone and Realme have put out some teasers for this and it looks exactly like the Huawei Mate 40 Pro which actually isn't a bad thing but definitely a copy of that one. But it looks a good phone and it's gonna have a Snapdragon 888. It's also going to be very affordable. Realme have a reputation for bringing some of the cheapest and most affordable prices when it comes to the specs. So a flagship SOC expects a high refresh rate display expect super fast charging maybe 65 watts or more. Realme Race could have 120 watt which they unveiled a few months ago. Oppo the parent company of Realme actually released a phone called the Reno Ace. They said to have discontinued that under the Oppo brand. So it looks like that could be switched over to Realme. So Realme Race kind of makes sense but that phone was known for high speed charging. So that could be carried over into that phone.


Galaxy Z Flip 3

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is also coming and you know there's lot of rumors that the Note 21 series won't be coming or Samsung will be discontinuing this series. Those rumors still not confirmed 100% but there's not too much evidence that the note series exists for next year. Anyway of course the Z Flip is the premium offering from Samsung. The Z Flip 3 apparently supporting the S Pen for the first time. Adding an S Pen and under screen camera and the new chipset is going to be a killer device for sure.


Oppo Find X3 Pro

Oppo have also said that they will be using the Snapdragon 888 in a flagship phone in the start of the year 2021. This may be the Oppo Find X3 Pro. Hard to see how Oppo can improve on the spec sheet from the Find X2 Pro. Obviously they'll have the brand new flagship SOC and then probably faster charging. They had 65 watt in the Find X2 Pro that'll probably go up to 120 or 125 watt.  Other than that the hardware is kind of hard to improve on. They already have a Periscope Zoom, they already have a large image sensor under the main camera. So some iterative upgrades there.


iPhone 13

Do we know anything about the iPhone 13 yet? Yes quite a lot, it looks like the Ultra Wide is going to get a better lens so better quality. The chipset in this one is going to be a five nanometer plus chipset. So that's the next version, it's gonna come out in September 2021. 120 hertz ProMotion displays are almost a certainty for at least the Pro models and there are rumors that apple may go portless. So no lightning port maybe for one of the phones, the iPhone mini could be a good candidate for the first phone to go portless the Pro models might keep the port not sure if they're going to do that. We'll have to wait and see on that one.