There’s no shortage of rumours of what’s coming this year, but these are some of the most anticipated releases from the world’s hottest brands.
- Apple iPhone 14
- Apple iPhone SE 3
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
- Nokia X50
- Huawei Mate 50 Pro
- Google Pixel 6a
Apple are known for releasing their next iPhone range in Autumn, around September or October.
Some rumours claim that the new iPhone could include a hole-punch camera design, removing the notch for a sleeker display. This would possibly make the iPhones less distinctive in their appearance, resembling many of the Android phones instead, like Samsung.
Learn more about Apple’s flagship models in our iPhone masterlist.
Another rumour sees the launch of a third generation of the popular SE models.
The original iPhone SE came out in 2016, with an updated version in 2020.
Though it might not be called the SE 3, this next generation could have the newest A15 Bionic chipset, making it both speedy and functional. Despite its supersonic hardware, we’re hoping the new SE is marketed as a budget iPhone, like the 2016 and 2020 models.
Rumours of a Samsung Galaxy S22 range have been circulating as a possible 2022 release.
The S22 launch could bring compatibility of the S-Pen, which is a stylus most prominent on the Galaxy Note phones. The S22 could come with a storage slot built into the design to keep an S-Pen attached to the phone.
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Another anticipated Samsung release is the budget-friendly sequel to the Galaxy S20 FE.
This new release would most likely feature similar design and hardware to the other models in the S21 range. Expect to see a large display, a speedy 5G processor, a punch hole front camera, and a triple rear set of lenses.
If this interests you, check out all the other Samsung phones we have online.
There’s rumours about a new Nokia phone, assumedly titled the Nokia X50, that could succeed the Nokia 8.3. Commonly, this brand launches new devices in the second half of the year, so we expect this new Nokia to make an appearance in or after the summer.
It’s said that the X50 could have a 6.5 inch display, a huge 6,000mAh battery, and an impressive 108MP main lens on the rear camera.
Whether this phone will come to pass, we can only wait and see. But while you do, you can check out our recommendations for some of the best Nokia phones to see if this brand could be right for you.
This wouldn’t be the first time Huawei surprised customers with big devices - they’re known for their massive screens, big battery capacities, and well-rounded camera technology.
This release, if true, could be launched around March 2022.
The Google Pixel 6 was unveiled in October 2021, but avid smartphone users are already predicting a 6a successor to make an appearance in 2022.
Leaked renders already show a similarity to the Pixel 6. The biggest concern is the supposed disappearance of the 3.5mm headphone jack. If this is true, customers would either have to rely on wireless technology to listen to music, or would have to buy an adapter to be able to plug in certain wired headphones.
If wired audio is important to you, check out the best mobile phones with a headphone jack.
While we wait and see if any of these 2022 predictions come to light, why not check out some smartphones that have already been released into the world?
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