Currently, the development of technology on smartphones is very fast. In fact, the development is very fast every year, because the development of smartphone technology is very fast, making cellphone vendors release new products almost every month.
In 2020, we saw a lot of new technologies being added to smartphones issued by each vendor. Starting from the punch hole screen, then there are pop-up cameras and megapixel wars between vendors.
Well, in 2021, let’s try to predict the trend of smartphone technology that will be popular in 2021. Predictions are made based on several factors, such as market demand, technological developments in 2020. So, not just baseless essays. However, of course this prediction is not 100% accurate.
Immediately, here are 5 smartphone predictions that will be popular in 2021.
Cheap 5G Smartphone
In 2020, 5G technology has begun to be widely applied in several developed countries. Famous countries such as China, Korea and America are starting to implement 5G network technology. And according to predictions, in 2021 more and more countries in the world will implement 5G network technology.
Because more and more people are applying this technology, of course, many vendors are competing to issue cellphones that support this 5G network technology. Call it Xiaomi, which has issued several cellphones that support 5G connectivity on some of its cellphones. Well, the problem is that the price of 5G cellphones is currently very expensive in the market, so 2021 will be a new era for cellphones that support 5G.
In 2021, there will be many low-priced 5G phones (at least not as expensive as the 5G phones currently on the market). This can be confirmed after Mediatek released a 5G SoC at a cheap price, namely the Dimensity 800, after which Qualcomm also released the same thing through the Snapdragon 765.
Improving Camera Technology
Currently, camera technology on smartphones is still a reference for a smartphone whether it is good or not. Still the same as the trend in 2020, in 2021 the war for cameras with large resolutions and the number of cameras will be even more fierce. Especially like Xiaomi, which has just launched the Mi Note 10 Pro which has a camera resolution of 108MP.
Currently, several vendors have also registered a patent, namely the Under Display front camera. That way, later the front screen of the cellphone will no longer have a hole for the camera or notch which some people think is very annoying.
New Fast Charging Standard
In 2021, every smartphone vendor is competing to apply fast charging technology to each of their cellphones. The fast charging standard in 2020 is 18W which is applied in almost all cellphones that support fast charging technology.
Well, in 2021, fast charging technology is still a factor in whether a cellphone is good or not. But it’s a little different in 2020, it looks like in 2021 the standard of fast charging technology will be even higher. If in 2020 the standard is 18W, then it could be that in 2021 the standard for charging will change to 30W-50W. This new standard will be very influential, especially on the flagship cellphone line of every cellphone vendor in the world.
Smartphone Screen With High Refresh Rate
If in 2020 a screen with a high refresh rate is still a special thing and can only be found on smartphones with the Flagship class. So, in 2021, it seems that smartphone screens with high refresh rates will also be available on middle-class mobile phones.
A smartphone screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz will become a standard for every smartphone that will be released in 2021 (especially on the Flagship smartphone line). This technology will become one of the new aspects and standards for each vendor to compete with each other in the market.
Folding Screen Technology
Folding screen technology or what is commonly called a foldable, in 2021 will become increasingly popular. Unlike in 2020, where only a few smartphone vendors dared to issue smartphones with folding screens, in 2021 this technology will begin to be applied by many smartphone vendors.
This folding screen smartphone technology will become a trend and popular, one of the successful vendors is Samsung through its Smasung Galaxy Fold. Although there was a problem and was withdrawn from the market.
After that, one of the cellphone vendors, namely Motorola, also issued the same product. But unlike Samsung, the foldable cellphone from Motorola can be folded vertically and is named the Motorola RAZR 2020.
So, those are some of the smartphone technology trends that will be popular in 2021. Of course like in the early opening, this prediction is not 100% accurate but it can be calculated.