With 2021 drawing to a close very soon, the expectations for the upcoming year have already started building up. The Tech industry is not far behind, as every major Tech giant is aiming to expand its horizons with new smartphone launches in 2022. [हिंदी में पढ़ें]
Consumers might be spoiled for choices if all the expectations prove to be true. Flagship devices like Realme GT 2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will carry the brand’s legacy forward while Oppo will step into the foldable market with Oppo Find N. Here we have compiled a list of the top 12 upcoming smartphones that will launch in 2022. Read on:
1. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
A part of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 flagship series, Galaxy S22 Ultra will launch in the first quarter of 2022. Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy S22 Unpacked launch event could take place on February 9 next year.
This upcoming flagship is expected to see a major design overhaul with no camera module, a Galaxy Note-like design, and a new S-pen. The chipset will vary between Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 chipset depending upon the region. It will come with the same camera setup as the S21 Ultra, but an upgrade in picture quality is expected over its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Specs
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to arrive in multiple colors- Black, White, Red, Green, and Rose Gold. They will have a matte texture and sport a 6.8-inch LTPO Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Quad camera setup will have a 108MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and be backed by a 12MP ultrawide sensor and 2 10MP telephoto lenses. For selfies, one will find 40MP punch-hole cameras. 12GB or 16GB RAM is expected with 256GB and 512GB storage variants. S22 Ultra will pack a 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging. IP68 rating and 5G connectivity are also expected.
2. OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus 10 Pro is one of the hottest flagships to launch next year. It is expected to arrive in January 2022, as confirmed by Pete Lau in a recent Weibo post. Speculations suggest that the device might launch during CES 2022 on January 5. It is expected to come in a new Alpine Green color variant.
OnePlus 10 Pro Specs
OnePlus 10 Pro is confirmed to have an LTPO OLED display, variable refresh rate, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. In the camera department, it will have a 48MP primary sensor, a 50MP sensor with 3x optical zoom, and a 32MP selfie camera. The display size might be 6.7-inch with 1440ppi and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The chipset is said to be coupled with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
3. Realme GT 2 Pro
Realme has been building hype around the flagship Realme GT 2 Pro smartphone for the last few days. It announced 3 innovations that will be a part of the device on 20th December. Realme GT 2 Pro is confirmed to launch on January 4, 2022.
During the world premiere event, Realme announced that GT 2 Pro is built of a bio-polymer material, a 150-degree ultrawide camera with fish-eye mode and 360 degrees NFC, and a design similar to that of Nexus 6P. The smartphone is expected to arrive in Cast Iron Black, Ice Crystal Blue, Light Green, and Paper White color options.
Realme GT 2 Pro Specs
Realme GT 2 Pro will be equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and is likely to feature a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Camera specs indicate a 50MP Sony IMX766 with an OIS sensor, a 50MP ultrawide camera, and an 8MP telephoto lens. It might also have a 32MP sensor for selfies. TENAA listing suggests it will have 2 RAM variants- 8GB and 12GB with 3 storage variants-128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
The device is listed with a 2440mAh dual-cell battery and features a proximity sensor, light sensor, and gravity sensor. It will weigh 199 grams and measure 163.2×74.7×8.2mm.
4. Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge
Xiaomi’s mid-ranger Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge will launch on January 6. The teaser released by the company shows it will be the first in India to bring support for 120W fast charging and will be 5G capable too. Expected color variants are Camo Green and Stealth Black.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge Specs
It is said to be a rebranded version of Redmi Note 11 Pro+ so it will have a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone will be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset and have a 108MP triple camera system on the device. It is said to be powered by a 4500mAh battery with 120W fast charging that claims to charge the battery within 15 minutes. Reports claim it will come in a single storage variant of 8GB RAM+128GB storage.
5. Google Pixel 6a
While most of the smartphones in this list would find an early 2022 launch, Google’s anticipated Pixel 6a will get a later 2022 launch date. Leaks have revealed that Pixel 6a will get quite a few interesting changes in design, chipset, and other specs.
Google Pixel 6a Specs
It will be an affordable device from Google with a Tensor GS101 chipset and a 6.2-inch OLED Panel. It will have a 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate, while the camera system is likely to be the same as Pixel 5a. It will feature a 4800mAh battery and be a compact device. It is likely to measure 152.2×71.8×8.7mm. Google Pixel 6a might have features like Magic Eraser, Google Assistant, and Voice Typing too.
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The smartphone is also expected to have an in-display fingerprint sensor and have a USB Type-C port, dual mics, speaker grille, volume rocker, SIM card tray, and power key at the sides and bottom. The launch is expected to take place in August 2022.
6. Apple iPhone SE 3
Apple is gearing up to launch its most affordable smartphone, iPhone SE 3 in 2022. It aims at consumers who might want to switch to IOS from Android. Read everything we know about iPhone SE 3 here.
iPhone SE 3 Specs
It is likely to have a 4.7-inch Retina display with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage. It is said to run Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset and feature a combination of 12MP rear and 7MP front camera lenses. It will have a 2821mAh battery with dual Nano-eSIM connectivity.
7. Apple iPhone 14
The yearly launch that keeps the tech industry on its toes is also scheduled to happen like in previous years. Apple’s iPhone 14 series is almost 9 months later, but the speculations about what will be new in iPhone 14 Series have already started surfacing online. iPhone 14 will launch in September like every year.
iPhone 14 Series Specs
Apple’s iPhone 14 will bring iOS 16 and Bionic A16 chipset. The display is expected to be tweaked with a 120Hz refresh rate and the absence of a notch display. iPhone 14 might see a punch-hole display through cameras that might be similar to iPhone 13 models. iPhone mini version is rumored to be dropped off by Apple. iPhone 14 is expected to have LTPO TFT displays with a 120Hz refresh rate.
8. Xiaomi 12 Pro
Succeeding Xiaomi 11, Xiaomi 12 Pro will be one of the first smartphones to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The smartphone was spotted on Geekbench recently and it scored 1224 points in single-core and 3823 points in multi-core performance. It will come to India in early 2022 after its China launch on December 28. Color variants are expected to be Beige, Green, and Silver
Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro Specs
The series is expected to have a large battery, 100W fast charging support, a quad-rear camera setup, and an under-display front camera. The quad-camera setup will have a 108MP sensor with an ultrawide and telephoto lens. The Pro model will have an LTPO display with a variable refresh rate and 2K resolution.
9. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
The budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was earlier supposed to be launched in 2021, but chip shortages and other factors pushed its launch to January 2022. It is a combination of good features, 5G connectivity, and affordable price. It will come in Olive green, lavender, and white colors besides the graphite option.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Specs
Leaks suggest that S21 Fe might have a 6.4-inch screen with a 2340×1080 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The triple camera setup will have 32MP, 12MP, and 8MP lenses. It might be powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset and have a similar appearance as the Galaxy S21 FE according to the renders shared by Evan Blass. It will have a 4500mAh battery with 235W fast charging, IP67 dust, and water resistance and come in 2 storage variants- 6GB RAM+128GB, 8GB RAM+256GB.
10. Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
This upcoming smartphone is expected to be the most powerful Motorola phone and the highest-end variant of its series. It will have a thin bezel design and a classic Motorola Dimple on the back. The phone will come in Gray, Blue, and some other color variants too.
Moto Edge 30 Ultra Specs
Edge 30 Ultra will be powered by the newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and come with a punch-hole front camera. It will have a triple camera setup on the back and have a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ certification. It is expected to pack a 5000mAh battery with 68W fast charging support along with having a 60MP front camera lens.
The triple camera setup will have 50MP+50MP+2MP sensors and measure 163.1×76.5×8.8mm.
11. IQOO 9 Pro
The iQOO 9 series will deliver on the value for money factor like its predecessors. It will undergo design changes and come at a lower price than its competitors. The series will have a vanilla and a Pro variant. Pro variant will come in Red, Black, and Blue colors and have a triple camera setup.
Leaked specs include Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 120Hz refresh rate, a micro head gimbal stabilization system, dual speakers, and pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons for competitive gaming. It will have an LTPO display and feature a 4650mAh battery. 50MP main camera is also expected as a part of the triple camera setup.
|Name of smartphone/series||Expected Price|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||Rs. 92,000|
|OnePlus 10 Pro||Rs. 68,999|
|Realme GT 2 Pro||Rs. 59,990|
|Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge||Rs. 25,000|
|Google Pixel 6a||Rs. 45,000|
|Apple iPhone SE 3||Rs. 45,990|
|Oppo Find N||Rs. 92,000|
|Apple iPhone 14||Rs. 70,000|
|Samsung Galaxy S21 FE||Rs. 69,990|
|Motorola Edge 30 Ultra||Rs. 69,990|
|Xiaomi 12 Pro||Rs. 40,000|
|IQOO 9 Pro||Rs. 47,999|