The latest version of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip is one of the phones to watch in 2021.
Although smartphone shipments have decreased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have recovered and are expected to remain flat or even slightly higher by the end of this year.
According to IDC data, by 2021, shipments are expected to grow by 4.4%, the supply chain recovers rapidly, and the strong incentives for new 5G products from OEMs and channels may drive growth. The company said that 5G may promote industry growth in the short to medium term. The company expects that 5G smartphone shipments will reach 19% of global shipments in 2020, and this proportion will increase to 58% by 2024.
Equipment Qualcommof (NASDAQ: QCOM) The new SoC (System on Chip) — Snapdragon 888 — deserves attention because the chip will be used in top Android devices in the coming year. It has an integrated 5G modem and is built on a 5nm scale, reaching the latest level in chip manufacturing for mass production.
Here are some smartphone models that may be launched in 2021
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) launched the 5G model iPhone at the end of 2020, and analysts believe that this series of products is a decisive moment in the company’s history.
Is iPhone 13 coming soon? According to Macrumors, Apple may launch four devices in 2021, including two high-end Pro models, while the remaining two will be positioned as budget models.
The report said that in terms of design and functionality, no major changes are expected. There is some controversy about how the company named the new product lineup, and some reports indicate that it can be called the iPhone 12S.
One of the four models may not have a port, and the company relies on its MagSafe wireless charging technology.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung is the leader in the smartphone market, with about one-fifth of sales. According to a blog post by TM Roh, head of Samsung’s mobile communications business, the company may make an announcement about its smartphones in January. He discussed the achievements in 2020 and briefly introduced the development in 2021.
Lu Wu said: “I hope there will be more sharing in January.” “Although we are already known for revolutionary cameras, we will never stop surpassing our own efforts, so please pay attention to the super intelligence in 2021. , Professional camera and video functions.”
Some potential launches of Samsung Horse stable include:
Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 +, Galaxy S21 Ultra: According to Pocket-lint.com, there are rumors that both may be available in January, rather than Samsung’s usual practice of launching in February and listing in March. Due to weak sales of the Galaxy S20 in 2020, the company may make the latest version of its flagship phone slightly cheaper.
Galaxy Z Flip 2, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Fold Lite: Samsung’s foldable phones will launch three foldable phones in 2021. Fold Lite is expected to debut for the first time and is regarded as a reasonably priced phone with a 7-inch internal display and a 4-inch external display.
Galaxy A22 5G: Samsung is also expected to release the budget-friendly A22 5G, which is the successor to the A21 launched in April 2020.
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It is widely speculated that LG, also located in South Korea, will launch three mobile phones in the first half of 2021.
LG Rainbow, LG Rollable, LG Q83: According to “Korea IT News”, its flagship LG Rainbow smartphone is expected to be released in March. LG Rollable is the second product developed under the company’s “Explorer Program”, which can be expanded from 6.8 inches to 7.4 inches. It may be launched in the first half of this year.
A cheap mobile phone LG Q83 is also expected to be available.
Xiaomi 11 and Xiaomi 11 Pro: The company confirmed on Weibo that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi plans to launch its flagship Mi 11 series phones Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro on December 28. These phones are expected to be available in 2021 and will be the first phones of the new Snapdragon 888 SoC. There may also be a lite version of the phone. It can also be speculated that Xiaomi will launch an inward foldable phone in the new year, code-named Cetus.
This year can also see the release of the next version of other Xiaomi models, such as Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro.
Oppo, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, also has some tricks.
Oppo X 2021, Reno5 Pro + etc. Oppo’s X 2021 was released in November. It has a scrollable screen with a 6.7-inch panel that can be extended to 7.4 inches when needed. It is expected to be launched next year.
#OPPOX2021 is the latest achievement of Oppo’s continuous exploration of the appearance of mobile phones. It has a built-in 6.7-inch rollable OLED display that can be expanded to 7.4 inches. #OPPOINNODAY20 pic.twitter.com/T96DOQ8KZm
-OPPO (@oppo) November 17, 2020
The company plans to launch Reno5 Pro + 5G, which will be equipped with a Snapdragon 865 chipset and curved Super AMOLED display on the motherboard, with holes punched in the corners.
Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is unlikely to fall behind.
Pixel 5A, Pixel 6 models, foldable pixels mixed together: According to 9to5 Google.com, the foldable Pixel Phone (codenamed Passport) and Pixel 5A are considered mid-year low-end products, and the other two devices codenamed Raven and Oriole may also be launched in 2021. Pixel 5A may be released in the second quarter, and the other two devices will be released in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Nokia 9.3 PureView: Nokia’s new flagship smartphone 9.3 PureView may be launched in the first half of 2020. The release postponed the initial schedule for November 2020.
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