iPhone 14 range
2021 was a good year for phones, but 2022 could be even better. Already we’ve seen the range for example, complete with a radically different and Apple has launched a new phone in the form of the affordable while looking ahead there’s talk of a massive overhaul for the iPhone 14 Pro, loads of new and dependable flagships.
So there’s a lot on the horizon, and while we’ve made it through the first busy period of the year, another packed smartphone release period is just around the corner.
Below then, we’ve highlighted the most interesting options that we’re expecting to see throughout the rest of 2022. These are phones that in most cases are likely to be great, and at the very least should be interesting, unusual, or innovative.
Google Pixel 7
Google has made the unusual decision of showing off the Pixel 7 long before its launch, so you can see an official image of it above.
As you can see, it looks a lot like the Pixel 6, but with an aluminum camera block rather than a colorful one. We also know that the Pixel 7 will have two rear cameras while the Pixel 7 Pro has three, and that both phones will use the next version of Google’s Tensor chipset, and run Android 13.
Beyond that we’re in the territory of rumors, but it sounds like camera improvements could be on the cards. We should find out in October – unless Google decides to share more details early.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
The Galaxy S23 isn’t the only Samsung phone that we’re highly anticipating; the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is also expected, and it could be the best foldable phone not just from Samsung but from any company.
This probably won’t land until August or September, but when it does it might have a lighter and than the coupled with a bigger battery.
In fact, one source reckons the Galaxy Z Fold 4 might have two significantly upgraded under-display cameras, with Samsung possibly offering the same snappers here as on the Samsung Galaxy S22. It’s also likely to have a slot for the S Pen stylus going by leaks, and a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
We’ve been waiting for the Nokia 10 for a long time, so much so that it’s gone through a few names since it started being rumored – originally it was thought to be launching as the Nokia 9.1, but as time went on that changed to Nokia 9.2, 9.3, and then Nokia 10. We’ve even now heard that it could land as the Nokia X60, given the brand’s new naming scheme for its phones.
It’s also unclear when this phone will actually land, with numerous rumored release timings having been and gone with no sign of it.
But it could be worth waiting for, as rumors point to an in-screen selfie camera, a sapphire glass display, a 108MP or 200MP main sensor, a 6,000mAh battery, a 144Hz refresh rate for the screen, and a top-end Snapdragon chipset. So this could be a very premium phone – if it ever arrives.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 probably won’t be as exciting or high-end as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, but what it likely will be is a whole lot more affordable – and leaks suggest that it could be by far Samsung’s most popular foldable phone yet as a result.
Current rumors point to the Galaxy Z Flip 4 being very similar to the Z Flip 3, with a 6.7-inch main screen and a 1.9-inch cover display, though that the cover display might grow slightly, and the phone might also gain a third rear camera and a bigger battery.
It could be powerful too, potentially packing a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset and 8GB of RAM.
Expect this phone to launch in or around August.