New cell phones 2021

New cell phones 2021: these are the smartphone innovations!


At least at first glance, the mobile phone world has come to terms with the pandemic. In any case, there is no shortage of smartphone innovations. Here you can see the latest trends and the most interesting innovations.

KIn the pandemic, eynotes, presentations and trade fairs often take place digitally and without spectators. But even if there are delays from time to time, the flow of new smartphones does not run dry. But on the contrary. Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Motorola, Oppo and Realme … Here you get an overview of the most exciting and newest smartphones.

Xiaomi, Redmi, Poco …

Xiaomi Redmi Poco © COMPUTER BILD / Michael Huch

Xiaomi Mi 11, Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 come with a high-contrast OLED.

Xiaomi proves to be particularly busy. The group is knocking out one innovation after the other under the Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco brands. Recently, the family around the Xiaomi Mi 11 was expanded upwards with the spectacular Mi 11 Ultra and downwards with the Mi 11i , Mi 11 Lite and Mi 11 Lite 5G . Competition comes from our own warehouse: The new Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro have already proven their qualities in the test. A cell phone has never done as well under 200 euros as the Redmi Note 10. And more models are to follow: Redmi Note 10 5G and Redmi Note 10Shas already been introduced. The launch of the Poco F3 and the presentation of the Mi Mix Fold folding phone almost drowned out .

OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro © COMPUTER BILD / Michael Huch

The new top models from OnePlus come with the prestigious Hasselblad lettering.

OnePlus made a strong performance with its new upper-class models OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro . As a premiere and a special feature, the Hasselblad lettering next to the camera testifies to the new cooperation. What was particularly impressive was the extremely high loading speed . The Pro can even do it wirelessly . In the mobile phone comparison test , the 9 Pro is one of the best Android phones.

Samsung Galaxy A, M, S

In the Android universe, Samsung’s S-Class Galaxies are the superstars. With the change of the designation in the S20 model family , the designation is now synchronized with the year. The current models Samsung Galaxy S21 , Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra come with 5G as standard. In contrast, the new A-Class with the Galaxy A12 , Galaxy A32 , Galaxy A42 5G , Galaxy A52 , and Galaxy A72 should achieve higher quantities . And not to forget the amazingly high-priced Galaxy M51 with an outrageously huge battery that currently has smartphone battery test dominates.

Apple iPhone 12

iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 12 Mini © COMPUTER BILD

With the iPhone 12 model series, Apple offers a particularly wide spread in terms of device sizes. In the picture the iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches) next to the iPhone 12 Mini (5.4 inches)

What has been standard at Samsung since 2010, Apple is now also doing with the iPhone 12 series: All models have a high-contrast OLED screen. In addition, the family is shrinking in terms of size with the super-compact iPhone 12 Mini . With the iPhone 12 , iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max , all models are narrower and more angular than their predecessors and performed extremely well in the test.

The smartphone trends for 2021

At the beginning of 2020, 5G was still reserved for expensive top models or was available as an option at extra cost. In the meantime, appropriately equipped devices such as the Redmi Note 9T 5G undercut the 200 euro mark. 5G will therefore become the standard in 2021. More and more manufacturers are also increasing the frequency of screen changes. While 60 Hertz was the standard for years, Xiaomi even surpasses the fast 120 Hertz displays with 144 Hertz , which were particularly noticeable in the test with a particular hunger for energy . Smart adaptive controls that adapt to the respective requirements save electricity and improve the image display. OnePlus takes care of the 8T Conceptso that the reverse side is also communicative. When it comes to batteries, manufacturers are looking for solutions to achieve high charging currents and thus fast charging times in such a way that the service life of the battery does not suffer excessively from the high currents. One approach is the double battery structure, which OnePlus first presented in the OnePlus 8T . When it comes to cell phone cameras , the battle for megapixels, extreme telephoto magnifications and night vision skills continues. Perhaps in 2021 someone will still be able to hide the front lens under the display without affecting the photo quality. That was the problem with the ZTE Axon 20. What is already working quite well is folding and folding the display . While Microsoft shares its Android phone Surface Duo with an annoying, visible hinge, Motorola’s Razr and Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip bend the display seamlessly over the side. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 folds as the predecessor about the longitudinal axis inwardly and layout to the model for the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold . Even Huawei has now switched to this with the Mate X2.

COMPUTER BILD mobile phone test

Fresh smartphones in the laboratory! The new COMPUTER BILD mobile phone test checks numerous criteria. Only an all-round successful device conquers the top of the smartphone best list . And that has not necessarily become easier with the test procedure since 2020.
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