The year promises to be even busier in the sector, with the arrival of ranges such as the iPhone 14 and the new Google Pixel.
2021 was a good year for smartphones, but 2022 should be even better. Last year, devices like the iPhone 13, Redmi Note 9, and Galaxy S21 enjoyed great popularity as flagships from their developers, despite prices well above mid-range phones in the market. This year, giants like Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi are expected to bring innovations in design, performance and form factor – as is the case with foldable phones – to bring even greater competition.
Not so positive news is that it is increasingly difficult for Blackberry to make a comeback in the world of smartphones. The model that would be the brand’s bet, the Blackberry 5G, was canceled after OnwardMobility lost the license to use the brand by decision of BlackBerry itself, which should soon sell its patents and focus on the service sector.
Under the Read now highlighted the most exciting and anticipated options throughout 2022 – both those coming soon and those coming later in the year. These are phones that in most cases will need to undergo design, acceptance and proposal revisions.
Probably the most anticipated line by Apple lovers, the i14 has a very justifiable hype, as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are said to have brand new, notchless (notch) designs and a device perforated photo. There’s also the possibility of a new model coming in the form of the iPhone 14 Max – a basic iPhone with a large 6.7-inch display, which could land in place of an iPhone 14 mini.
The leaks also point to major camera upgrades, with 48MP sensors possibly on the cards (up from 12MP on current models), and being iPhones they’re sure to have a huge amount of power. New information is expected to be released in September. The values have not yet been disclosed, however, the predecessor gives an idea: the iPhone 13 can already be found in e-commerce for between R$5.8 thousand and R$7 thousand.
The situation with the OnePlus 10 is a bit odd, because although that phone has yet to be announced, the OnePlus 10 Pro has – only for China. What is expected is that both phones will soon have a global launch.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is expected to feature a 6.7-inch 1440 x 3216 AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 5,000mAh battery and triple-lens camera, one being a 48 MP main, an ultra. 50MP wide angle and 8MP telephoto (with 3.3x optical zoom).
Google Pixel 7
Another mystery release: Not much is known about the Google Pixel 7 yet, but it’s slated for release in October or later. After Google’s major overhaul of the Pixel 6 lineup, we might not see such big changes this time around, but the Pixel 6 has reinvigorated the lineup and delighted users. So even if the Google Pixel 7 is just a more polished version of that, it’s likely to be welcome.
Initial leaks point to a successor to the Google Tensor chipset, unsurprisingly, and the Pixel 7 with cameras similar to the Pixel 6. It’s also possible there will be a Google Pixel 7Pro, but not in 2022.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
The Galaxy S22 isn’t the only Samsung phone this year; The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is also expected in 2022, and it could be the best foldable phone not just from Samsung but from any company. It probably won’t arrive until August or September, but when it does it could have a lighter, dust- and water-resistant design than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, as well as a larger battery and an improved under-screen camera.
In fact, a Chinese source calculates that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 could have two vastly improved under-display cameras, with Samsung perhaps offering the same snappers here as on the Samsung Galaxy S22.
The Huawei P50 lineup has already been announced, but is initially only available in China, with no further global launch announcements. However, it might be worth the wait as the top model – the Huawei P50 Pro – features a 6.6-inch 1228 x 2700 OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon chipset 888, up to 12 GB of RAM and a 50 MP quad lens. main camera, a 64MP telephoto (with 3.5x optical and 200x digital zoom), a 13MP ultra wide-angle and a 40MP monochrome camera.
It also has a 4,360mAh battery with 66W fast charging, but due to Huawei’s ongoing ban, it runs the company’s new HarmonyOS 2 instead of Android and also lacks 5G. .
The standard Huawei P50 is a similar phone in many ways, but with a slightly smaller screen, 90Hz refresh rate, 4,100mAh battery and a different camera layout consisting of a 50 main camera. MP, a 13 MP ultra-wide and a 12 MP telephoto lens, with 5x optical zoom.
Folding Google Pixel
The Google Pixel Fold has been a phone that’s been talked about for years, but 2022 seems to have been the chosen year to get the project off the ground. What is known so far is that the Google Pixel Fold may have a foldable 7.6-inch OLED display and the same Tensor chipset as the Pixel 6 line.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra
It’s still a rumor, as the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro were only released in China, but supposedly the Ultra might have a huge bump on the rear camera, rippling with the lenses. That’s on top of specs that would otherwise be at least as advanced as the rest of the range, meaning a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 120Hz refresh rate display, and at least 12GB of RAM.
Somehow Xiaomi might have planned an even more premium phone as well, with whispers of a Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced. A tip to users is to save for the flood of content the brand can bring this year.
The market has been waiting for the Nokia 10 for a long time, so much so that it’s gone by several names since the rumors started coming out – originally it was thought it would be released as the Nokia 9.1, but more time this changed to Nokia 9.2, 9.3 and then Nokia 10. It might even come out as Nokia X60, given the brand’s new naming scheme for its phones.
Rumors point to an in-screen selfie camera, sapphire crystal display, penta-lens camera, 108 MP or 200 MP main sensor, 6,000 battery mAh, a 144Hz refresh rate for the display and a state-of-the-art Snapdragon chipset. So it could be a very premium phone – if it happens.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 family of devices – the S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra are expected to launch in February 2022, ranging from a 6-inch device all the way up to 6.81 inches. The Ultra will have a 108MP main camera and 12x optical zoom; the smaller phones will have a 50MP main camera. The Exynos 2200 with AMD GPU may be available for these devices. The color range goes from 10 tones, according to brand information.