Numerous smartphones have been released in the last ten months, each with its cutting-edge technology that caters to its target audience. If you thought we were done, you are wrong. The game is not finished yet, as we have been promised a few more smartphones from some of the world’s most powerful tech companies, including Huawei, Sony, and Nokia. Keep scrolling to find out what you can anticipate in the remaining months of 2021.
Huawei Nova 9
First up is the Huawei Nova 9, which was officially released in late September. The phone is now available for pre-order and what makes it different from others is that it is powered by a Snapdragon 778G processor, as well as a large battery and it supports 66W wired charging. The rear quad camera is led by a 50Mp RYYB sensor, with the other three lenses like ultrawide, macro and depth sensor, all largely there to fill in the gaps.
Other than that, the panel is an OLED capacitive touchscreen with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The phone is also powered by the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system making it one of the best Huawei smartphones available. Unfortunately, Google mobile services and 5G support are not available on this phone. But if you can live without these features, there is no doubt that this is the best mid-range device available.
vivo has joined the battle as well, with its latest Y71t smartphone available since last month. The vivo phone has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 px. It is powered by a Dimensity 810 chipset with 5G support making it easier for network efficiency. The Y71t model has 8GB of RAM including 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.
With a 4,000mAh battery and rapid charging support, you can charge to 70% in less than an hour. The Android 11 and OriginOS 1.0 operating systems power the vivo Y71t. In terms of cameras, the vivo phone features a dual back camera with autofocus for a better photography experience. It sports a single front-facing camera with a 16-megapixel sensor, making it ideal for selfies.
Following the business’s separation from Huawei, the Honor 50 series was among the first phones released by the company. The Honor 50 and 50 Lite are the first smartphones to be released globally in the coming months. But no exact dates have been set. There is also a 50 Pro and 50 SE, but those two models are likely to be limited to China exclusively.
This Honor 50 operates on the latest Snapdragon 888+ processor and includes a 6.57-inch curved OLED display with 1.07 billion colours, resulting in exceptional visual quality. It also boasts a one-of-a-kind camera setup, with a quad rear camera led by a 108MP main lens. The collection is completed with a 32MP selfie lens, as well as an ultrawide, depth sensor, and macro camera. More good news is that Google Mobile Services will be available on the phone’s international version.
Tech enthusiasts have been anticipating the Nokia 10 for quite some time. So much so that it has gone by various names since it was first rumoured. But we do know that Nokia is working on a successor to the 9 PureView, which was released in 2019. The Nokia 10 is expected to be a flagship device, with rumours claiming that it will include an in-screen selfie camera, a Penta-lens camera, and a 108MP or 200MP primary sensor.
Additional features such as the use of Snapdragon 888 chipset, a sapphire glass display and a 6,000mAh battery certainly get everyone excited to see the final product. The release date of Nokia’s next Android phone has not yet been revealed. But a corporate executive has reportedly stated that it will arrive before November 11.
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Finally, there is the Sony Xperia Pro-I. A new camera-first 5G phone with three 12-megapixel rear cameras and one 8-megapixel front camera. These cameras might appear to be low-resolution but Sony quickly pointed out that each pixel captures more details, has a larger dynamic range and has a deeper depth of field.
Furthermore, Sony claims that the same lenses can snap burst photos at up to 2fps and record 4K films at 120fps. It is obvious that this is a camera phone but the 6.5-inch OLED display and Snapdragon 888 chipset will not disappoint. There’s 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a 4,500mAh battery that charges swiftly at 30W. The Xperia phone has been available for pre-order since the end of October and is expected to be shipped in December 2021.
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