The new year has almost arrived, and many of the smartphones that came out this year have anchored their place in CNET’s best smartphone list. The Google Pixel 6 and Apple iPhone 13 were released in 2021, but we’re looking forward to what 2022 has in store for smartphone debuts.
In 2022, there’s already a lot to look forward to, including new cost-effective phones from Samsung and Apple, which could debut in the first half of the year. Later this year, a new version of the standard iPhone and a Samsung phone that could feel like a true successor to the Galaxy Note are both expected.
Here is a list of expected smartphones to be launched in 2022, however, these expected releases are mostly based on rumours.
Apple iPhone SE
In 2020, Apple had revived its INR 30, 000 budget iPhone for the first time in four years, but it doesn’t appear that we’ll have to wait that long for the third generation. According to a note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone SE 3 could be released in the first half of 2022.
As per Nikkei Asian Review, the smartphone is expected to get 5G support and enhanced performance as Apple’s A15 Bionic Chip, which is already powering iPhone 13, will be added to this phone.
Apple iPhone 14 Max
Even though the iPhone 13 is only a few months old, it’s not too early to start talking about the iPhone 14. The camera, design, and screen size options are expected to be the most significant enhancements in next year’s flagship iPhone. But it’s the rumoured iPhone 14 Max, which is expected to be a super-sized version of Apple’s standard next-gen iPhone.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, Apple will drop the iPhone Mini in favour of a new 6.7-inch iPhone next year. That means there might be two 6.1-inch models (the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro) and two 6.7-inch models in the iPhone 14 range (the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max).
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is a worthy alternative for Galaxy Note lovers, thanks to its large screen and support for the S-Pen. However, in comparison to the Note’s capability, the S-Pen experience felt a little undeveloped. For starters, the S21 Ultra does not include an S-Pen in the package, there is no slot built into the phone to store it, and the S-Pen does not support Bluetooth or gestures. But as per Front Page Tach rumour, The Samsung Galaxy s22 Ultra will come with a slot to store the S-Pen.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
According to DDaily, a Korean website, Samsung is planning to release Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in January, which is a sequel to Samsung’s cost-effective Galaxy S20 FE. Although, if this anticipation turns out to be true, the smartphone will be available only in Europe. It would be a considerable loss for the United States, where Samsung is the second best-seller smartphone brand.
OnePlus 10 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro, which CNET’s Andrew Hoyle called “the best phone OnePlus has ever created,” has gained popularity in recent months. If reports are to be believed, the same can be said for the OnePlus 10 Pro, which is expected to include some camera improvements. As per rumours from high-profile leaker On Leaks and bargains website Zouton, the OnePlus 10 Pro appears to have a new camera hump.