There is no stopping new and improved features coming out in smartphones. As features continue to develop, there will be more of them that will become common to many smartphones to be launched this year 2021.
Gadgetsnow proposes that these 11 features will be seen more in smartphones this 2021:
Foldable smartphones becoming affordable
Foldable smartphones have already come out in the market but the prices are a bit high for most consumers to afford. As the market for this kind of smartphone increases, we can anticipate more players to participate that hopefully will result in lowering down their prices.
Smaller display size
Commonly called mini or compact smartphones, it has a smaller size for display. Released last November 2020, iPhone 12 mini seems to set a trend for mini or compact smartphones. We can anticipate more Android phones with smaller-screen this year.
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Under-display selfie cameras
ZTE has already released Axon 20 5G that supports under-display selfie cameras. Samsung and Google are rumored to bring this technology to their smartphones.
LiDAR camera feature
Wikipedia describes LiDAR, Light Detection, and Ranging camera sensor, as a method for distance measurement using laser light that illuminates the target and measuring the reflection using a sensor. This is a significant feature of iPhone 12 Pro but more Android phones will add this feature.
Low-priced 5G smartphones
More low-priced smartphones are anticipated to support 5G connectivity as Both Qualcomm and MediaTek introduce 5G compliant processors that can be used among the low-priced smartphones.
More smartphones features 108MP sensor
This feature, 108MP camera sensor, has come out on high-end smartphones in 2020. This year 2021 we may see more mid-range smartphones upgrading 64MP camera sensors to 108MP.
High refresh rate of 144Hz
The high refresh rate of the display is an important component of a smooth gaming experience. The 90 Hz refresh rate was introduced around two years ago. In 2019, 90Hz has been upgraded to 120Hz. In 2020, we will start to see 144Hz displays. And more smartphones will adopt this upgrade this year.
Over 100W fast charging
This year, more and more smartphones are expected to come up with an improved and faster charging technology both in wired and wireless. Expect to see more fast charging over 100W this year.
Bigger capacity battery
In 2020, we have seen more smartphones having expanded battery capacity ranging from 4000 mAh to 6000 mAh. The trend will continue this year. We will see bigger capacity batteries.
Android 11 will become the standard operating system for most smartphones
The latest version, Android 11, is likely to become the standard operating system to most phones that will be launched this year. We can expect higher versions coming out but most smartphones that will be launched will at least carry Android 11.