2021 was a good year for mobile, but 2022 could be even better. We’ve already seen, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S22 range , complete with a radically different Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra , while looking ahead there’s talk of big changes for the iPhone 14 Pro, a bunch of new foldable phones and ships. badge.
So there are a lot of things on the horizon, and some of them are coming very soon, with many of the biggest phones of 2022 expected in the first few months of the year.
Below, we’ve highlighted the most exciting options we expect to see throughout 2022, both coming soon and later. These are phones that, in most cases, are likely to be excellent, and should at the very least be interesting, curious, or innovative.
iPhone 14 range
An unofficial render showing the possible design of the iPhone 14 Pro Max
The possible design of the iPhone 14 Pro Max(Image credit: Jon Prosser / Renders By Ian)
It’s an obvious choice, but the iPhone 14 and its siblings are the most anticipated phones of 2022, so we can’t help but include them here.
All this hype is likely justified, as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are rumored to have all-new designs, with no notch and a hole-punch camera instead.
We’ve also heard there could be a new model in the form of the iPhone 14 Max, an entry-level iPhone with a large 6.7-inch screen, that could land in place of the iPhone 14 mini.
Leaks also point to a big improvement to the camera, with 48MP sensors (up from 12MP on current models), and when it comes to iPhones, they sure pack a punch.
We’re expecting plenty more leaks ahead of the launch of the iPhone 14 range, likely in September.
Samsung Galaxy S22 range
The Samsung Galaxy S22 range is already among us, but we were sad to remove this device for which we have longed so much and that many will still take a while to get from the list of the most anticipated. Made up of the Galaxy S22, the S22+ and the S22 Ultra, the new Samsung range was presented at Unpacked in February, and they are the new generation of the South Korean giant’s top of the range.
With the exception of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the devices for this 2022 represent a timid general improvement, since the Galaxy S22 does not differ much from the S21 of last year, except for a somewhat smaller screen in the standard model and a little less battery . We cannot say the same about the S22 Ultra, of which we also have some first impressions; nor of the S22 +, which improves a little more than the basic model.
Perhaps the main difference between the S22, S22+ and its predecessor is the camera module. And we are not talking about an abysmal difference, but a restructuring: the telephoto lens has a lower definition, but the main camera has a higher resolution. It doesn’t make it a photo bomb, but the experience has improved.
Rumors indicate that the range (which will likely include the S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+ and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra) will have similar screens and designs as the Galaxy S21 range, but with new generation processors. In this sense, it has been reported that in most of the world it could have a Snapdragon chip, due to the production problems of Samsung’s next Exynos.
Where we could see the biggest changes is in the cameras , especially on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, as one source suggests it could have a 200MP main camera, while others say it will stay at 108MP.
In any case, the telephoto could get a very useful upgrade, with continuous optical zoom, meaning you could zoom from 2x optical to max, probably 10x. In the current model you can only zoom to 3x or 10x; anything in between will be a digital or hybrid zoom.
Details about these upcoming phones are still scarce, but we expect to know a lot more in the run-up to their launch, and considering Samsung’s track record, they’re likely to be among the best and most interesting phones of 2022.
One Plus 10
The OnePlus 10 situation is a bit strange, since although the mobile in question has not yet been announced, the OnePlus 10 Pro has, but for now only for China.
Little is known yet about the standard OnePlus 10, but we do know everything about the OnePlus 10 Pro, including that it has a 6.7-inch 1440 x 3216 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, a 5,000mAh battery and a triple lens camera, with a 48MP main, a 50MP ultra wide angle and an 8MP telephoto lens (with 3.3x optical zoom).
How good all this will be in practice remains to be seen, but we’re looking forward to finding out, and we expect the standard OnePlus 10 to have similar but slightly lower specs, along with a lower price.
Google Pixel 7
We don’t know much about the Google Pixel 7 yet, but we’re sure it’s on the way, though it probably won’t launch until October 2022.
After the big change that was the Pixel 6 range, we may not see as many new things this time around, but the Pixel 6 gave the range renewed strength and got us excited again, so even if the Google Pixel 7 is just a more polished version of that will be fine with us. And even better if it is launched in Spain.
The first leaks suggest that a successor to the Google Tensor chip will be used, of course, and that the Pixel 7 will have cameras similar to those of the Pixel 6. It is also said that only one model could be launched in 2022, so maybe not there is a Google Pixel 7 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy ZFold 4
one we’re looking forward to, as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is also expected in 2022, and this could be the best foldable phone from not only Samsung but any company.
It probably won’t land 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, a bigger battery, and an improved under-display camera.
In fact, a source believes that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 could have two cameras under the screen, but whether they are under the screen or not, the cameras could come with a significant improvement, and Samsung could put the same cameras as the Samsung Galaxy S22.
Actually, the Huawei P50 range has already been launched, but initially it is only available in China, so we are still waiting for a launch in the rest of the world.
However, the wait could be worth it, as the top model (the Huawei P50 Pro) has a 6.6-inch 1228 x 2700 OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 888 chip, up to 12GB of RAM and a quad-lens camera, with a 50MP main sensor, a 64MP telephoto lens (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 the ban on Huawei in some countries, it uses the company’s new HarmonyOS 2 instead of Android, as it doesn’t have 5G either.
The standard Huawei P50 is a similar phone in many ways, but with a slightly smaller screen, a 90Hz refresh rate, a 4,100mAh battery, and a different camera layout, consisting of a 50MP main camera, a 13MP ultra wide angle and a 12MP telephoto lens, with 5x optical zoom.
Although the iPhone 14 range is clearly the most anticipated of Apple’s upcoming phones, the company is likely to launch a successor to the iPhone SE (2020) first.
In fact, from the leaks and rumors so far it seems likely that this will land very soon, possibly in March, and almost certainly in the first half of the year.
As for what it will offer, 5G and a fast A15 Bionic chip (the same one from the iPhone 13 range) seem to be the main upgrades, while the design and screen will probably remain as in the current model. This means a compact 4.7-inch screen and large bezels, with a physical home button.
So it may not be the biggest improvement overall, but a compact and relatively affordable iPhone with flagship power and 5G is still worth getting excited about.
We have been waiting for the Nokia 10 for a long time, so much so that it has changed its name a few times since it began to be heard about; It was originally intended to launch as the Nokia 9.1, but as time went on that changed to the Nokia 9.2, 9.3 and then the Nokia 10.
Whether this will be the year it finally lands remains to be seen, especially as we don’t know much about it yet, but rumors point to an in-display selfie camera, sapphire glass display, stainless steel frame, and Snapdragon chip. 888 high-end, so this could be a very premium phone.
The Xiaomi 12 has already landed, at least in China, but the range could go beyond the Xiaomi 12 Pro (which has also been launched in China), as there is talk of a Xiaomi 12 Ultra as well.
This is all rumors at the moment, but it looks like it could have a huge rear camera bump to house big lenses. This comes on top of specs that will otherwise be at least as high-end as the rest of the range, namely a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, a 120Hz refresh rate display, and 12GB of RAM as well. minimum.
It is also said that Xiaomi could have an even higher-end phone planned, with whispers of a Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced. All we can say about it so far is that you should probably start saving up if you want to buy it.