In the last few months, the smartphone industry has shown growth signs after the covid wave. We are witnessing the launch of some incredible devices from brands such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and more. Samsung introduced the third generation of its foldables in 2021 while Xiaomi launched a smartphone with a secondary display at the rear, next to the camera. The unique designs have intrigued us about what the brands are working on for next year. So here’s a list of smartphones to look forward to in 2022:
Samsung Galaxy M54
Samsung is gearing up to debut a new M-series device which will be the Galaxy M54. According to the YouTube channel The Pixel, the Galaxy M54 could launch later this year or early next year. It reportedly features a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED Display with Full HD+ Resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The upcoming smartphone will reportedly come equipped with the Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage.
This is surprising considering Samsung’s M-series device has always been a part of the mid-range segment. However, this time around, Samsung is planning to push it as a flagship. Further, it could have a 32MP selfie camera, a 64MP primary rear camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 5MP macro camera.
The Galaxy M54 is expected to be backed by a 6,000mAh battery and feature 25W fast charging. We can expect it to also sport a fingerprint reader, GPS, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB Type-C port as well.
Vivo X80 Pro+
Vivo launched two new X80 series smartphones this year, however, usually there’s Pro+ model in the lineup which was missing this year. New rumours suggest that Vivo is working on the X80 Pro+ model and that it will reportedly pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.
Further, the report states that Vivo X80 Pro+ will not be an upgraded variant of the Vivo X80 or the Vivo X80 Pro. It is expected to be positioned above the Vivo X80 and Vivo X80 Pro. The Vivo X80 Pro+ is believed to be the most premium smartphone in the Vivo X80 series which is expected to be priced hight than Vivo X80 Pro. To recall, the Vivo X80 Pro is priced at Rs 79,999 for the single 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant.
As per earlier reports, the Vivo X80 Pro+ may feature a quad rear camera setup. This will include a 50-megapixel GN1 primary sensor, a 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 ultra-wide camera, a 12-megapixel portrait sensor, and an 8-megapixel periscope telephoto camera. The device is said to sport a 32-megapixel front camera.
Samsung Galaxy A04e
Samsung may be planning to launch new Galaxy A-series devices soon. According to a MySmartPrice report, the Samsung Galaxy A04e (also referred to as the Galaxy A04 Core) with model numbers SM-A042F, SM042F_DS, SM-A042M, and SM-A042M_DS has been listed on the Bluetooth SIG certification site. In addition, the Galaxy M04 bearing the model number SM-M045F_DS is also reportedly mentioned in the same listing. These Samsung handsets are both listed to feature Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity. Detailed specifications of the device are yet to be disclosed.
An ITHome report states that the purported Moto X40 may feature a full-HD+ display and a 50-megapixel primary camera. This Motorola smartphone could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. We expect it to get up to 16GB RAM and up to 512GB storage.
In related news, MySmartPrice reported that the Moto X40 has received 3C certification. The device seems to be bearing the model number XT2301-5. The alleged listing also suggests that this smartphone may support 68W fast charging. The tipster also suggests that the Moto X40 may be one of the most affordable Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC-powered smartphones upon launch. It may launch next month or later this year after the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 debuts.
Oppo Find X6 Pro
Oppo’ next flagship seems to be in works and could debut soon. It is unclear whether it will launch this year or in 2023. However, the specifications of the device have been tipped.
The Find X6 Pro should come with a 6.7-inch curved AMOLED LTPO E6 display that offers a Quad HD+ resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. There could be 240Hz touch sampling rate, 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and 1300 nits of peak brightness.
For optics, the device should feature a triple camera setup including a 50-megapixel 1” IMX 989 primary camera with OIS support, a 50-megapixel ultrawide lens and a 50-megapixel telephoto camera with support for 5x hybrid zoom. The MariSilicon X2 chip could handle the AI noise reduction and other image processing tasks. For selfies, the punch-hole on the front should house a 32-megapixel Sony IMX709 camera.
Under the hood, the device will come with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It gets up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage, and is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 100W Fast charging and 50W wireless charging. The device runs Android 13 with ColorOS on top. Additional features should include stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.
Oppo Find N Flip
Another Oppo device that could be coming soon is a foldable flip phone. The Oppo Find N Flip, per leaks, could come with a 6.8-inch foldable OLED panel and a 3.26-inch external display. The former will have a Full HD+ resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels.
It should be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. It will draw power from a 4,300mAh battery. The handset could sport a 32-megapixel Sony IMX709 front-facing camera. The device may have a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 main camera and an 8-megapixel Sony IMX355 ultra-wide lens on the back. Apart from this, rest of the specs of the device are yet to be uncovered.
With such power under the hood, it definitely looks like Oppo is planning to take the fight to Galaxy Z Flip 4, which is currently the most loved the Flip foldable around the world. There are also some other competitors including the Motorola Razr.