The rise of the ultra-smartphone in 2021 came at the worst possible time

You might call 2021 the year of the ultra-smartphone. While we’ve seen super-premium, top-tier phones in the past, this is the year multiple companies had a horse in the race, expanding the niche ultra-smartphone market.

We’re not just talking about your standard premium phones here, like your Samsung Galaxy S21, OnePlus 9, Google Pixel 6, or Xiaomi Mi 11; no, we’re looking at smartphones that are a cut above all the rest.