With 2021 rapidly approaching its end, anticipations for the next year have already begun to rise. Every major tech business is looking to expand its horizons with new smartphone launches in 2022, so the tech sector isn’t far behind.
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If all of the predictions come true, consumers may be spoilt for choice. The brand’s heritage will be carried forward by flagship products such as the Realme GT 2 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, while Oppo will enter the foldable market with the Oppo Find N. In this article, we’ve produced a list of the top 12 forthcoming smartphones for 2022. Continue reading:
1.Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The Galaxy S22 Ultra will be released in the first quarter of 2022 as part of Samsung’s planned Galaxy S22 flagship series. According to Jon Prosser, the launch event could take place on February 9 of the following year.
With no camera module, a Galaxy Note-like shape, and a redesigned S-pen, this future flagship is rumoured to have a substantial design update. Depending on the area, the chipset will be either Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Exynos 2200. It will have the same camera system as the S21 Ultra, but picture quality should be improved over the S21 Ultra.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be available in a variety of colours, including black, white, red, green, and rose gold. They’ll have a matte finish and a 6.8-inch LTPO Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
A 108MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture will be backed up by a 12MP ultrawide sensor and two 10MP telephoto lenses in a quad-camera configuration. Punch-hole cameras with a resolution of 40MP are available for selfies. With 256GB and 512GB storage options, 12GB or 16GB RAM is predicted. A 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging will be included in the S22 Ultra. A rating of IP68 is also expected, as well as a 5G connection.
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2. OnePlus 10 Pro
The OnePlus 10 Pro is one of the most anticipated flagships of the next year. Pete Lau revealed in a recent Weibo post that it will arrive in January 2022. According to rumours, the device will be unveiled on January 5, 2022, at CES. It’ll be available in a new Alpine Green colour scheme.
The OnePlus 10 Pro will include an LTPO OLED display with a variable refresh rate and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, according to reports. It will have a 48MP primary sensor, a 50MP sensor with 3x optical zoom, and a 32MP selfie camera in the camera section. The screen size might be 6.7 inches with a resolution of 1440 pixels per inch and a refresh rate of 120 frames per second. The processor is believed to include 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
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3. Realme GT 2 Pro
For the past few days, Realme has been developing a buzz around its flagship Realme GT 2 Pro smartphone. On December 20th, it announced three new features that will be included in the device. The launch date for the Realme GT 2 Pro has been set for January 4, 2022.
Realme claimed during the world premiere event that the GT 2 Pro is made of bio-polymer and features a 150-degree ultrawide camera with fish-eye mode, 360-degree NFC, and a design similar to the Nexus 6P. Cast Iron Black, Ice Crystal Blue, Light Green, and Paper White are among the colour possibilities expected for the smartphone.
The Snapdragon 888 SoC is likely to be at the heart of the GT 2, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset will power the GT 2 Pro. The series is expected to include a large battery that supports 65W fast charging. The Pro will have a 50MP + 50MP + telephoto sensor, and the vanilla will likely have a 50MP + 8MP + 2MP combination.
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4. iQOO 9, 9 Pro
In China, the iQOO 9 series will be unveiled on January 5. The iQOO 9 and 9 Pro are part of the series, and both have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The standard phone will have a 6.78-inch FHD+ flat-screen AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, whereas the Pro will have a 6.78-inch QHD+ curved edged AMOLED LTPO screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The series will be equipped with a Samsung GN5 sensor and a triple camera setup. A 50MP Samsung JN1 secondary sensor and a 16MP telephoto lens were recently rumoured for the Pro. The series is expected to come with a 4,700mAh battery and support for 120W fast charging.
5. Vivo V23
On January 5, Vivo will debut the Vivo V23, India’s first colour-changing phone. Indirect sunlight and UV rays cause the phone’s back colour to shift. The V23 and V23 Pro are rumoured to arrive with a 50MP Autofocus Dual Selfie camera, with one of the phones perhaps sporting a 108MP lens.
The phone’s specifications are scant, but we do know that it will have an AMOLED display and a mid-range chipset. On Geekbench, the Pro model was discovered with a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC.
6. Xiaomi 11i, 11i HyperCharge
On January 6, Xiaomi will unveil the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge in India. Rumors abound that the phone will be a rebadged version of the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ (Chinese variant) with minor alterations for the Indian market.
The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge will include a Samsung AMOLED screen with a 6.67-inch FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC will power it, along with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. It is expected to sport a triple camera configuration of 108MP, 8MP, and 2MP. The phone will be equipped with a 4,500mAh battery and 120W fast charging technology.
7. Realme 9i
On January 10, Realme is anticipated to debut the Realme 9i in Vietnam. The smartphone was detected with a Snapdragon 680 SoC and a 5,000mAh battery on certification sites. It’s also expected to support 33W fast charging.
The phone will include a 6.6-inch LCD punch-hole display with FHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz. It’s said to contain a triple camera system with 50MP, 8MP, and 2MP lenses, as well as a 16MP selfie camera. It will have a side-facing fingerprint scanner for security. The device is likely to come pre-installed with Android 11 and Realme UI 2.0.
8. OnePlus 10, OnePlus 9RT
The OnePlus 10 series is one of the most anticipated phone releases. The phone will be released in the second week of this month, featuring flagship-level internals. According to recent reports, the series could premiere in China on January 11th.
The AMOLED screen on the OnePlus 10 pair is expected to have a high refresh rate. According to rumours, the Pro will include a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The 10 series will employ a punch-hole screen, just like its predecessor. On the Pro, a Hasselblad-powered triple camera system with 48MP, 50MP, and 8MP will be available. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is expected to power the series, along with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The OnePlus 9RT will be released in India on January 14th. The OnePlus 9RT will have a 6.62-inch 120Hz screen, a 50MP triple camera system, and a Snapdragon 888 processor.
9. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be released this month, following a slew of leaks. The phone was listed at many retail stores around the world, despite the lack of an exact launch date. This month, the phone will also be released in India.
A 6.4-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate will be included on the smartphone. It will sport a triple rear camera system of 12MP, 12MP, and 8MP, as well as a 32MP selfie lens. For some markets, the Snapdragon 888 SoC will be used, while the Exynos 2100 processor will be used in India. It will have a 4,500mAh battery and support for 25W rapid charging.
10. Tecno Pova 5G
Transsion India’s CEO has announced that the Tecno POVA 5G will be released in India in the third or fourth week of January. It could be released in the country under the 20,000 ($269) mark, with features such as a Dimensity 900 SoC and a triple camera system.
The smartphone, which boasts a huge 6.95-inch IPS LCD display with a Full-HD+ resolution, was just released in Nigeria. It sports a 16MP selfie camera and a 120Hz refresh rate. At the back of the gadget is a 50MP + 2MP + AI lens. The large 6,000mAh battery will be one of its features. It will be able to charge at a rate of 18 watts per second.
11. Oppo A16K
Oppo is also rumoured to be launching a low-cost phone in India. The Oppo A16k is expected to be released this month and will have a 6.52-inch HD+ display. It will include a dual-rear camera of 13MP + 5MP and a single selfie lens.
The MediaTek Helio G35 SoC is believed to power the phone, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It’ll have a 4,230mAh battery with a charging speed of 10W. The phone will come pre-installed with Android 11 with ColorOS on top.