From Samsung to Apple, manufacturers are expected to introduce a variety of smartphones in Canada in 2021.
Indeed, Samsung is kicking off the year with the Galaxy S21 series and is expected to introduce two Z Flip 3 series and two Z Fold 3 series this year (although all four folding phones are unlikely to launch in Canada). Apple is likely to launch several iPhone 13 models as well. We will also see the Pixel 5a and Pixel 6 series throughout the year.
Throughout the year, TCL, OnePlus (but online only), LG, and Motorola will launch phones as well, but that’s pretty much the entire Canadian market.
Personally, I’m a fan of the brands I mentioned above, and I’m honestly excited for one that LG is going to introduce next with its Explorer Project and Velvet successor, although it’s worth noting that LG Wing didn’t make it. to Canada. Even a possible G9 is exciting, as I loved the jump from the G7 to the G8, but the 2020 V60 Dual Screen, while a solid phone, didn’t do it for me. Last year’s TCL 10 Pro was pretty good too, and that was the company’s first phone launch; This year, I expect something even better from the China-based tech maker.
That said, I wish the Canadian smartphone market was even more saturated. If you compare us to the United States, that market gets phones from Sony and Asus and more devices from companies like Motorola and LG. And across the ocean, the Asian mobile phone market is even more diverse with devices from Vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE, and more.
This year, I’d like to see more options for Canadians and definitely something from HTC.
So the question I want to ask is: in 2021, do you expect a more diverse phone market, or are the fewer than 10 brands already here good enough? Let us know in the comments below if you think the Canadian smartphone market is diverse enough or if you would like to see more diversity.