The best new upcoming smartphones of 2021, including flagship mobile phones like the Sony Xperia 1 iii, Xiaomi Mi 11, OnePlus 9 Pro and Huawei’s P50 Series. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 platform is packed in most, so plenty of powerful handsets are coming soon. If you can’t afford Samsung’s Galaxy S21, check out the Realme Race Pro or Google’s Pixel 5a, which should still offer solid specs and slick camera tech for a smaller budget.
I’ll be unboxing and reviewing hopefully all of the handsets featured here, once they hit the UK. Some of these smartphones have already launched in China early 2021, including that Mi 11 and the Oppo Reno5 pair. Xiaomi’s blower should come packing one of the best cameras of any mobile around, although Sony’s Xperia 1 iii will be a strong rival with its Photo Pro mode. Plus the Huawei P50 Pro will no doubt pack an incredible periscope lens, if that’s your bag.
If you’re after top specs and Snadpragon 888 performance, you’ve got plenty of choice across a range of budgets. The Realme Race Pro will be one of the most affordable, and gaming phones such as the Red Magic 6 should also serve up power for a not-terrible price. Stay tuned for a round up of the best upcoming gamer smartphones, coming soon!