7 features you have to look for in your new 2021 mobile

If you are thinking of changing your mobile, take a look at those aspects that can make a difference.

Now that we can, we must ask for the letter to the Magi as to mobile features that we will see in 2021. This year should be full of innovations from manufacturers and we, the consumers, demand them.

If mobile phones are becoming more expensive, they must also be better; If the competition is so fierce, brands must know how to differentiate themselves and offer us new aspects so that the balance is tipped in their favor. So what can we ask for for the next 12 months? Here are some suggestions.

Camera under the screen

ZTE Axon 20

The ZTE Axon 20 is here, and it is the first mobile with an "invisible" camera.

That the screens of the phones are getting bigger and bigger is a success and an aspect that many users take great advantage of. The edges have been decreasing in their favor and, obviously, the brands have had to look for solutions for positioning the front cameras. The circular notchs appeared, then in the form of a drop and, finally, the holes in the screen. The next step is clear: the lenses must "disappear" from the human eye.

Frankly, we do not know if it is entirely realistic to ask for this way of placing the selfie cameras as a regular in 2021, but we already said in the first paragraphs that asking is not going to be. The first camera phone under the screen is already real but its operation still raises some doubts.

More affordable folding screens

2020 Motorola RAZR 5G

The Motorola RAZR 5G is the most direct rival to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G.

Foldable phones represent a separate universe, still almost unexplored. It is true that we have seen big bets on the part of Samsung, Huawei or Motorola, but we are also aware that the road ahead is long.

One of the great handicaps, without a doubt, is the price of these terminals. In the new year, you ask that this feature be democratized a little more. We know Samsung is on it, but we hope more companies will take the same path.

The back of the 3.5 jack headphone input


The headphone jack should never have disappeared from our day to day.

This feature does seem quite unlikely, but we have already said that this is going to ask. At some point someone decided that it was a good idea to eliminate such a universal input as the 3.5 jack and that the solution was a usb-c adapter. Let's see, it is not that it is badly thrown, it is that it is not functional. If you don't want wireless headphones and you need to charge your phone at the same time, say goodbye to music. Is this fair? In a perfect world of course not.

We know that it is complicated, but we would like to see a high-end phone that gives us the option of plug in the headphones of a lifetime.

Wireless charging and more battery

Wireless charging

Wireless charging cannot miss the new year.

If at least they are not going to give us headphone input, that mobiles offer wireless charging. We are aware that many high-end smartphones, if not all, already do, but that this option reaches the mid-range it is usually a request that we launch from here.

We would also like to not have to permanently charge the phone every day or day and a half, and more so now that many begin to scratch with the charger in the box. It is time for Leaving for a weekend and forgetting the charger is not a setback.

Commitment to future updates

New OnePlus Nord N10

In these times, that many companies hide behind the environment to cut accessories, it is irresponsible that they do not ensure updates for several years. Before buying a mobile we should check what the manufacturer will give us in the long term. At least, of course, that we do not mind being safe and with the necessary patches from the year.

It should be almost forbidden that a newly purchased phone is not going to have guaranteed operating system updates and it is something we have seen with the OnePlus Nord N10 and N100. Indefensible.

Rear fingerprint sensors

OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T had an extremely comfortable fingerprint sensor.

Unlocking the fingerprint on the screen is fine, it's wildly innovative, but to be honest, it's not entirely comfortable. The rear of the terminal is the ideal place with a natural hand posture. Also, before we mentioned a negative aspect of OnePlus and here we have to point out a good one. Your rear fingerprint sensor on the OnePlus 5T allowed to move the notification window from top to bottom, something very comfortable on large screens and small hands. Why would they stop using it? ...