The world of phones is one of the most intense technological battlegrounds, where giants such as Apple and Samsung strive to compete with each other using the most advanced, cutting-edge technology. iPhone 14 and Samsung Galaxy S22 are at the top of the list when comes to the best flagship smartphones of 2022. Many brands are now focusing on flagship smartphones, and they are trying to give almost every possible feature to their phones. In 2023 we will see some brands like Vivo, Xiaomi, ASUS, and OnePlus giving a hard time to the brands like Apple and Samsung.
Upcoming Smartphones of 2022
1. iPhone 14 Series
With the introduction of the iPhone 14 series, Apple could alter its approach and follow the Android OEMs are doing. The entry-level model of the iPhone series may not have the latest technology, and customers may be required to shell out more money for the top and most recent available. The basic iPhone 14 model is expected to have the same model and chipset, while the Pro models will likely receive significant improvements in all areas.
The Pro models are expected to feature 120Hz displays. The other two models are likely to be equipped with 60Hz standard displays. iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro are expected to launch with the 6.1-inch OLED display, while the new iPhone Max model and the Pro Max could have a larger 6.7-inch screen that can support 1284×2778 pixels.
The company may not release all iPhone 14 models with the new processor. The leaks have revealed that the regular iPhone 14 variant will feature the previous version of the Bionic A15 chip. In contrast, a Bionic A16 chipset will likely power the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
These Pro models are expected to receive camera upgrades. They may have an image sensor with 48 megapixels that is believed to be bigger than iPhone 13 Pro models. It may also come with an ultrawide 12-megapixel camera and a 12-megapixel 2.5x zoom camera. According to reports, Apple has shifted to LG to provide users with the latest front camera that could cost three times the amount it paid for its older models.
Expected Specifications of iPhone 14 / iPhone 14 Pro
|Display||6.1-inch/6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED|
|Processor||A15 (iPhone 14) / A16 (iPhone 14 Pro) Bionic|
|Rear Cameras||12MP+12MP+12MP (iPhone 14 Pro)|
|Front Cameras||12 MP+SL 3D|
2. Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Pixel 7 Pro is one of the most exciting best upcoming phones. It is expected to feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED 120 Hz display with 1080×2400 pixels resolution. The device will be powered by a newly upgraded Google Tensor chipset and Mali-G78 MP20 GPU.
The device will house a dual-camera setup at the back with a 50MP primary lens and a 12MP secondary lens. On the front, the Pixel 7 Pro will have an 8MP to take care of the selfies.
Pixel 7 Pro will run on Android 13 out of the box. The device is likely to come with IP68 water-resistant. Under the hood, the upcoming mobile is expected to feature a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
Expected Specifications of Google Pixel 7 Pro
3. Galaxy S23 Ultra
Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to feature a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED Display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The front and back panels will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and have IP68 water-resistant features.
The upcoming Samsung smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor for the global version and Samsung Exynos 2300 for the Indian version.
The flagship phone will have amazing camera features; at the back, it will have a 108 MP primary camera, a 10MP periscope lens, a 10MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultrawide camera. On the front, it is expected to feature a 40MP selfie camera.
Galaxy S23 Ultra will feature the S-Pen stylus and in-display fingerprint sensor. The upcoming mobile is expected to be powered by a 5000mAh battery with 120W fast charging and 15W wireless charging.
Expected Specifications of Galaxy S23 Ultra
|Display||6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 / Samsung Exynos 2300|
|Primary Camera||108 MP+10 MP(periscope)+10 MP(telephoto)+12 MP(ultrawide)|
Expected Launch Date: Q1 2023
4. Xiaomi 13 Pro
Along with other top brands, Xiaomi is also gearing up to launch another top-end smartphone Xiaomi 13 Pro, in Q4 2022. The smartphone is expected to feature a 6.67-inch 120Hz Super AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi 13 Pro is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
For the optics, at the back, Xiaomi 13 Pro will have a 108MP primary camera, a 48MP telephoto lens, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP macro camera. On the front, the smartphone will have a 32 MP selfie camera.
The upcoming This might come with Android 13 and dual SIM support. Xiaomi 13 Pro will be powered by a 5000mAh battery with 55W fast charging.
Expected Specifications of Xiaomi 13 Pro
|Display||6.67-inch Super AMOLED|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
Expected Launch Date: Q4 2022
5. vivo X80 Pro+
Vivo X80 Pro+ will be the next flagship smartphone from Vivo, which is expected to launch in Q4 this year. The upcoming flagship is expected to feature a 6.78-inch 120Hz AMOLED display. The device will likely feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.
Vivo always provides high-end cameras. At the back, X80 Pro+ will likely feature a 50MP camera, a 48 MP ultrawide camera, a 12MP periscope lens, and a 12MP telephoto camera. While on the front, it is expected to house a 44MP selfie camera. The smartphone will offer Android 13 out of the box. Vivo X80 Pro+ will be powered by a 4700mAh battery with 80W fast charging support.
Expected Specifications of vivo X80 Pro+
|Display||6.78-inch Super AMOLED|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
6. Motorola Frontier
Motorola is all set to launch its new flagship smartphone, Motorola Frontier, by the end of this year. According to rumors, Motorola Frontier will have a 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The device is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.
At the back, Motorola Frontier will get a 200MP primary lens, a 50MP ultra-wide lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. On the front, it will have a 32MP selfie camera. The smartphone might run on Android 12 and will be powered by a 4500mAh battery with 125W fast charging.
Expected Specifications of Motorola Frontier
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
7. OnePlus 11
When we talk about the best upcoming smartphones, OnePlus comes to everyone’s mind because the company only makes high-end smartphones with a relatively reasonable price tag. Their latest flagship smartphone is the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G which comes with impressive hardware specs like 12GB RAM, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, and 80W SUPERVOOC fast charging.
OnePlus 11 is expected to come with a new hardware improvement, including a 6.55-inch 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The device will likely feature quad rear cameras.
Expected Specifications of OnePlus 11
|Display||6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|Primary Camera||48MP+ 8MP(telephoto)+50MP(ultrawide)+2MP(macro)|
8. Huawei P60 Pro
Huawei will launch its flagship P-series smartphone Huawei P60 Pro. According to rumors, Huawei P60 Pro might offer a 6.58 inches OLED display with an under-display fingerprint sensor. The device will likely be powered by HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G with 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB storage.
Coming to the optics, at the back, P60 Pro will get a 50 MP primary camera along with a 40 MP ultrawide, 12 MP telephoto lens, and TOF 3D sensor. On the front, the device will have a 32 MP selfie camera. P60 Pro might offer Android 12 or HarmonyOS. The smartphone will be powered by a 4500 mAh battery with 100W fast charging.
Expected Specifications of Huawei P60 Pro
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 / HiSilicon Kirin 9000s|
|Primary Camera||50MP+40MP(ultrawide)+12MP(telephoto)+TOF 3D|
9. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Samsung will add another smartphone into its Galaxy foldable segment, Galaxy Z Fold 4. This device might be introduced in Q3 this year or next year. According to some leaks, Galaxy Z Fold 4 will feature a 7.6-inch unfold display, and after folding, it will be a 6.2-inch Infinity-O display. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
At the back, the smartphone will have a triple camera setup which will include; a 12MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. While on the front, two 10MP selfie cameras will be available to take care of the selfies. Like previous Galaxy Fold smartphones, the fingerprint sensor will be placed on the side panel. S-Pen stylus will also be present in the upcoming foldable flagship. Galaxy Z Fold 4 is expected to house a 4400mAh battery with 45W fast charging support.
Expected Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
|Display||7.6-inch unfold display, 6.2-inch Infinity-O fold|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
10. iQOO 11 Pro
The upcoming flagship smartphone iQOO 11 Pro is expected to launch early next year. iQOO 11 Pro will likely pack a 6.78-inch AMOLED display along with 120Hz refresh rate and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The upcoming phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with 12GB RAM and 256GB/512GB storage.
At the back, iQOO 11 Pro is expected to house a 64MP primary lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP macro lens. On the front, the device will pack a 16MP front-facing camera to take care of the selfies. The device will indeed run on Android 13. iQOO 11 Pro will offer a 5000 mAh battery with fast charging support.
Expected Specifications of iQOO 11 Pro
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
Expected Launch Date: Q1 2023
That rounds up the list. If there is any device that will be amongst the top upcoming smartphones of 2022 then it has to be one of these devices. We’ve taken all the strong players in the market who have a proven record of coming up with great phones each year and lined it up here.
This year we are expecting to see the upcoming flagship smartphones to have a better display, better camera, and better battery life.
I like the Iphone 7 concept phone, if only because it actually uses the whole face of the phone. I was disappointed that with so many phones, they espouse a large screen only to see a large portion of it black or bezel edges.
hi..let Mi 5 get released first (seems not before Jan’16)..then let’s talk abt Mi6 (seems not sooner than end of 2016).
I hope that the note 8 comes out with a better camera then the one described here.
HTC 10 already has those features. HTC makes some of the best phones if not the best all around flagships on the market. They are hugely underrated. HTC has led the smartphone market to what it is today, just look around HTC’s innovation is easy to spot. All metal body, antenna bands, dual cameras, dual stereo speakers, live photos, 5-8MP front camera, powerful hi-res audio, hi-res microphones, they were also the first to opt for lower resolution for larger pixels (which they were originally criticized for, yet others have begun doing the same). I mean these are just a few of that which HTC has contributed to the smartphone industry (and you don’t see them suing everyone for copying their innovation, like some manufacturers lol). A lot of people don’t even know that HTC is the first Android to support Apple Airplay, and the 10 DOES feature water resistance . HTC needs to bring back an improved version of the dual camera with higher resolution. The HTC M8 took AMAZING pictures, with the low resolution of the camera only being negative, and even that was only noticeable when zoomed in all the way, the HTC m8 took some of the best pictures I’ve seen from a smartphone. Another big feature of HTC is the touch response, HTC was the first to have a touch response below 50ms, and to this day their flagships have some of the fastest touch response of any phone, if not the fastest. HTC gets the earliest Android updates outside of Google’s own phones. Water resistance seems to be the new craze, yet what does it matter if the phone is submergable ? It still can’t take pictures under water, and considering your FAR more likely to drop your phone and break it, a durable design is more important. Even the HTC has you covered in every worst case scenario, featuring a durable all metal body, water resistance (for rain, or the shower), and even if that doesn’t protect your phone, HTC offers FREE Uh-Oh protection replacing your phone in any worst case scenario (you will have a hard time finding that anywhere else). Besides chances are if you drop your phone in a lake, stream, pond, or ocean, chance are you won’t get your phone back anyways lol, narrowing the fully submergable water resistance down to pools, and puddles lol. JUST SAYING….. Also I just want to say, every year I hear people talk up the upcoming iPhone with all these fantastic features and changes and it always comes out looking just like the last one, with what seems like HTC inspired features lol. We will have to see I guess.
but their cameras are usually a huge let down, but they did have dual front facing speakers, now its one on the bottom and one on the top where the speaker phone is
I used to have the HTC One. At the time, it was the cheapest flagship. But now I have the ZTE Axon 7. It’s pretty much the same phone as the HTC 10. Except it’s $250 cheaper and has a 2 year full replacement warranty. If you break the phone and the warranty doesn’t cover it, then you can replace it for only $80. If the warranty covers it, then the replacement is free. You get unlimited replacements for 2 years.
I HAD AN HTC M8 AND IT WAS THE CRAPPIEST PHONE THAT I EVER HAD. THE BEST PART OF IT WAS THE DUAL SPEAKERS.
How come no upcoming crazy BIG screen size phablets?
I think there are many smart phones better than iphone.
It’s just the marketing and big branding of the Apple which makes it always in the first place.
Do you agree with me?
No, apple has very good after sale services, where as samsung, LG, and all others does not have any after sale services in the Market, in australia samsung display centres and repair centres never give any response to user. This is based on my personal experience and went back to iphone.
I was using samsung since s2 launched and then s3, s4and s5. When my s5 had some problem with the software, did not samsung responded and i switched over to iphone.
Request to samsung authorities to look in to this and increase your selling capacity.
I got my first “iPhone 6” last year. Even before reach 1.5 years iPhone 6 got hardware issue and iPhone slowly died after several sudden shut downs. I carefully used and it didn’t had one single scratch. Apple repair centers said cannot replace(out of warranty) or repair (its a motherboard issue). I Just lost a lot of money because of shitty apple hardware. functionality and smooth is good but not worth paying that price for one year. I will never go for iPhones Again. Better buy two good androids for the same price.
google pixel will be a very good option,
A lot of the specs on here as bs….galaxy s8 is barely about to be realeased. You can’t already be speculating about s9. And not every phone on here is gonna have the Snapdragon 835 chipset. I’m betting you samsung will end up making a higher end exynos chipset for the note 8. They just can’t release the note with the same specs as the s8. Also, even 6gb ram is ridiculous for phones with good memory management. 8gb ram is just absurd. No phone on here is gonna put out 8gb ram. If you actually look at memory management graphs, there is usually always 1-2 gb of floating ram available.
Cool 🙂 thanks for sharing
Mi Mix 3 is better then i phone?
You have to wait until Q3 2018 to get this answer
waiting for Microsoft Surface Mobile
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