An LG rollable phone patent (Image credit: LG/ LetsGoDigital) The LG Rollable is quite a wild card, not least because were not at all sure it even exists. However there is some proof that LG is establishing a phone with a rollable screen, which it might be out sometime in 2021.
Based upon a patent, this might be a gadget that lets you extend the left and best screen edges, however since it rolls rather than folds, and due to the fact that the mechanism is compactly hidden within the phone, it might look just like a regular smartphone when the screen isnt extended. According to another leakage it might extend from 6.8 inches to 7.4 inches.
A trademark application for the LG Rollable name meanwhile includes mention of “electronic touch screen pens”, so as with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, you might be able to get a stylus for it.
The LG Rollable sounds ambitious and we have not heard much about it yet, so theres every opportunity it will not land in 2021, and if it does it will probably be very pricey, but it definitely sounds interesting. The only release date report for it so far specifies that it could land in the first half of the year.
Oppo Find X3 range
The most amazing upgrade though may be support for the S Pen stylus on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, a reported relocation that might bring the phone a lot closer to the Galaxy Note variety Were also hearing talk of high-spec video cameras, with the S21 Ultra potentially providing 10x optical zoom.
iPhone 13 range
The Samsung Galaxy S20 (Image credit: Future) The Samsung Galaxy S21 and its likely brother or sisters– the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra– are most likely the most highly prepared for Android phones. There shouldnt be long to await them either, as its reported that the Samsung Galaxy S21 variety could be announced as soon as January 14.
So what should you anticipate from the 3 phones? It almost goes without stating that theyll have advanced power, with reports suggesting theyll load either the Snapdragon 888 chipset (in the US) or the Exynos 2100 (in a lot of other places)– both of which are likely to be among the years most effective.
The Nokia 9 PureView (Image credit: TechRadar) Weve been waiting on the Nokia 10 for a long period of time, so much so that its gone through a few names because it began being reported– originally it was believed to be introducing as the Nokia 9.1, however as time went on that changed to Nokia 9.2, 9.3, and now Nokia 10.
Whether 2021 will be the year it lands stays to be seen, specifically given that we still do not truly know much about it yet, however reports indicate an in-screen selfie electronic camera, a sapphire glass display, a stainless steel frame, and a top-end Snapdragon 888 chipset, so this could be a really superior phone.
Theres likewise talk of it having an extremely different video camera setup to the penta-lens Nokia 9 PureView, though in what methods it will differ is unclear.
iPhone SE 3
The iPhone 12 (Image credit: TechRadar) The iPhone 13 range is most likely much more extremely prepared for than the Samsung Galaxy S21 range, however theres rather longer to wait for these phones, as they most likely will not land till September.
There might be some huge upgrades for these brand-new designs, with high refresh rate screens, 1TB of storage, in-screen finger print scanners, and a smaller notch all rumored. Theres also talk of a periscope electronic camera being included, which would permit for an increased optical zoom variety.
With the phones being a long method off at the time of composing however, were not at all confident of these things. What you can be sure of is that theyll be very effective, and that Apple will most likely provide the very same assortment of handsets as in the iPhone 12 range– indicating an iPhone 13, an iPhone 13 mini, an iPhone 13 Pro, and an iPhone 13 Pro Max.
OnePlus 9 range.
The Sony Xperia 1 II (Image credit: TechRadar)As well as the expected Sony Xperia 1 III there are rumors that the company might release a Sony Xperia 1 III Compact, and its this phone that were more thrilled about, as there arent lots of high-end compact phones that days.
Rumors suggest it might have a 5.5-inch screen and an upper mid-range chipset– though we d expect a high-end one. We do not know much else yet about either the Compact or the basic Sony Xperia 1 III, however with the phones possibly launching in the very first half of the year well ideally learn more soon.
The Oppo Find X2 Pro (Image credit: Future) Oppo isnt as big a name as Samsung or OnePlus, but recently its been making phones that equal their finest, and the Oppo Find X3 variety could be the next ones to do that.
In truth, they may actually be more ingenious and interesting than most of the prominent flagships, as rumors recommend the Oppo Find X3 Pro will have a macro electronic camera that could operate a bit like a microscopic lense, with 25x zoom and lights around the lens.
The phone may additionally have NFC that works on both the front and back of the handset, so you can tap the screen against payment terminals instead of the rear– a small function maybe however one weve not really seen prior to.
Beyond that the specs sound top-end through and through, with talk of a 3K resolution, a high refresh rate screen, fast charging, loads of camera lenses, and more. And you should not have to wait long, as were anticipating the Oppo Find X3 range to introduce early in the year.
From prominent handsets like the iPhone 13 to oddities like the LG Rollable, there must be something for everybody. Listed below, weve highlighted 10 of the most fascinating choices that were anticipating to see prior to completion of the year.
These are phones that for the most part are most likely to be great, and at least ought to be fascinating, uncommon, or ingenious.
Samsung Galaxy S21 range
The iPhone SE (2020) (Image credit: Future) While the iPhone 13 range is plainly the most anticipated of Apples upcoming phones, the business might also release a follower to the iPhone SE (2020) in 2021.
Weve heard very little about the iPhone SE 3 up until now and theres every chance we will not see it up until a later year, but if it does launch in 2021 it will probably have an A14 Bionic chipset (the same as the iPhone 12 range).
Theres likewise talk of an iPhone SE Plus, which might end up being the iPhone SE 3 in all but name. This is believed to have a bigger 5.5 or 6.1-inch screen, however to retain the general cost of the iPhone SE variety Whats not clear is whether the iPhone SE 3 will keep the physical home button and huge bezels– a design thats becoming significantly dated.
Samsung Galaxy Note 21 variety.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (Image credit: Future) The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 isnt most likely to be as mainstream as most of the phones on this list, but it could be more amazing than most of them, as foldable phones are probably the future, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is likely to be the best one yet.
Beyond having a huge, foldable screen, the main Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 reports so far suggest it may support Samsungs S Pen stylus, have an in-screen video camera, and perhaps even have an RGB light strip on its hinge.
We havent heard much else at the time of composing, but anticipate more reports to roll in ahead of release, which could be in June if leaks are to be thought – though some sources reckon it will not land till the second half of the year.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Image credit: Aakash Jhaveri) The most significant question about the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 variety is whether it will even introduce, with rumors swirling that Samsung is aiming to include stylus assistance to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3 so that it can discontinue the Note variety.
At this point it looks likely that the Note ranges days are numbered, however we might still get a Samsung Galaxy Note 21.
Theres not truly any news on what it will provide yet, but as usual for the range you can anticipate an S Pen stylus, a huge screen to take advantage of it with, and plenty of power. If the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 does launch well most likely see it in or around August.
Sony Xperia 1 III Compact
The OnePlus 8T (Image credit: TechRadar) The OnePlus 9 variety is most likely to land in March or April and provide a slightly less expensive way to get the sort of advanced tech were anticipating to see in phones like the Samsung Galaxy S21.
There will probably be a OnePlus 9, a OnePlus 9 Pro, and perhaps also an absolutely brand-new model dubbed the OnePlus 9E.
As for what to anticipate, all 3 phones may utilize the top-end Snapdragon 888 chipset, and theyll probably also have high refresh rate screens, with the Pro design most likely offering at least 120Hz.
We dont know a substantial amount else about them yet, however leakages recommend the standard OnePlus 9 will have a 48MP main camera, a 48MP ultra-wide one, and an unknown 3rd lens, along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the OnePlus 9 Pro will most likely be the only one of the three to have IP68 accreditation for water and dust resistance.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
With any luck, 2021 will be an entire lot better than 2020 was, however at least there are loads of interesting smartphones to look forward to.