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As technology evolves, we’re able to do more and more with the devices we put in our pockets.

Back in the day, the height of sophistication was Snake 2; when Nokia still ruled the roost and the idea of a cameraphone was enough to send a cold chill down your spine.

Thankfully, we’re not restricted to a black and white screen and a few moving pixels. Mobile gaming has advanced a tremendous amount since those days; so much so that we can even play Gameboy Original games on them with no lag at all.

Gamblers can even get their fix. Smartphones have evolved to meet a variety of different user needs, and that includes non-traditional forms of games.

When the 3310 was kicking about, we used to be forced into bricks and mortar casinos in order to have a little flutter. Now there’s much more power at your fingertips and you can play online slots wherever you are in the world.

It’s no coincidence that this industry has now adapted all of their games for mobile gaming, starting from online slots that are by far the gamblers first pick. Online casino operators have since created websites that are responsive and adapt perfectly to mobile devices.

2021 will bring in the next generation of Android and iPhones, each of which will be well equipped to handle games that have rich graphics and engaging visuals. Here are five of the best gaming phones around right now, plus a few that’ll drop in 2021.

Asus ROG Phone II

When you play games on a phone, you want a nice, big screen with a high resolution as well as enough processing power to ensure the games run smoothly. The ASUS ROG Phone II has all of that.

  • Android 9 Pi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • 12GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 512GB
  • 170.99 x 77.6 x 9.48mm

Black Shark 2

The Black Shark 2 is the big brother of the Black Shark, which was released in 2018. This version is powered by an excellent processor, charges really quickly and is purpose built for gaming.

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM |
  • SM855 (Qualcomm Snapdragon Premium Tier) Processor
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • 16.23cm display

iPhone 12 Pro Max

The latest iPhone is bigger and better than ever, with 5G capabilities, an A14 bionic chip and a super retina XDR display. It’s got an excellent battery life and fast performance, but it is very expensive and it’s a large chunk of hardware to be carrying around with you.

  • A14 bionic chip
  • iOS 14 operating system
  • 17cm display
  • Up to 512GB capacity

Redmi K40 Pro

This one hasn’t got a release date yet, apart from the fact that we know it’s coming out in 2021. The K40 Pro will use the brilliant Snapdragon 888 processor, be packed with oodles of RAM and provide an excellent battery performance.

  • 12GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 888 processor
  • 4,500mAh battery
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 108MP main sensor

Black Shark 4

Those good folks at Black Shark aren’t hanging around with their new devices, and their latest effort, the Black Shark 4, will be announced in Q1 2021. This will be a dedicated gaming device, so you can be sure that it’ll be powerful and ready-made to handle the most intensive games.

  • 44Hz refresh rate screen
  • 5,000mAh battery with 55W fast charging

Snapdragon 888 processor

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