September 26, 2022

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We can’t wait for these upcoming phones: iPhone 14, Pixel 7, Galaxy S23, and more

2022 has already provided a wealth of amazing phones, from great Google Pixel 6 And the 6 ProPower Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra And some excellent affordable devices like none phone 1 and the Pixel 6A phone. Yes, Google really pulled it out of the park with its phones this year.

But there are some big hitters coming out and I’m really excited for them – especially iPhone 14. I’m so excited, in fact, that I couldn’t help but put together our roundup of the most exciting upcoming phones, and what we can expect to see from each of them. let’s start.

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An early render of the iPhone 14 from Jon Prosser, designed by Ian Zelbo.

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Apple iPhone 14 and 14 Pro

With an expected launch date in early to mid-September, the iPhone 14 could be around the corner. And the Rumors indicate There may be a major design shift for the new models. Early leaks suggest that Apple may drop the iPhone Mini, opting instead for the base iPhone 14, the larger iPhone 14 Max, and the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max — two configurations, each in two sizes.

Other hints suggest that Apple may finally get rid of the notch on the screen, using a hole for its front cameras, while the rear camera bump may be integrated into a thicker body. I expect to see a new generation of Apple’s mobile processor, along with improvements to the cameras – including the 48MP wide-angle camera on the back.

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Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones.

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Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7A

Google has already teased its next major tags, namely Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, at the I/O Developers Conference in May, so we know for sure that they are on their way and likely to arrive in October. At the event, Google simply showed off a rear view of the phone, which confirmed that the Pixel 6’s camera band would be present, but now made of aluminum that seamlessly flows into the metallic surround on the side.

We also know it will feature Google’s second-generation home-made processor, the Tensor 2. We liked the Pixel range, with the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro both getting excellent reviews thanks to their overall solid performance, great user interface and excellent cameras.

Since the Pixel 6 range was a major overhaul from the previous Pixel 5, we’re not expecting drastic changes here. There will be two rear cameras on the base model and three on the Pro – just like the Pixel 6 range. The physical and display size of each model hasn’t been confirmed yet, but again we don’t expect any significant changes to the latest model.

We expect there to be a more affordable Pixel 7A, like the $450 Pixel 6A. However, since the 6A isn’t added to the range until July of this year, we don’t expect the 7A to launch alongside its bigger siblings. Instead, Google will likely keep the 7A as a mid-year launch.

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Galaxy S21 FE.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 FE

Like the Pixel 6, Samsung’s “Fan Edition” models boil down some key model elements into a more affordable package. We loved the first Galaxy S20 FE And the last one Galaxy S21 FE They put some excellent performances in our tests. Its asking price of $700 is not cheap, but it is cheap-Verse than the flagship S21 but still delivers flagship-like performance.

But we have to temper our excitement about a more affordable model like Some rumors Samsung may have already canceled the FE range. That’s likely because the company is doing great things with its Galaxy A lineup, with the $450 Galaxy A53 5G offering a solid experience for a price that rivals Google’s phones.

But it will need to bring its price down in order to make it sit firmly between the affordable A Series and the premium S Series. If Samsung does it right, the new FE – or the renamed A-series model – could be a great contender as a mid-range device. We don’t expect to see the FE until January, possibly at the CES tech show.

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Galaxy S22 collection.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Ultra

But while we’re at Samsung, let’s talk about the flagship. The S22 Ultra made some big changes, including sucking up the S-Pen from the now defunct Galaxy Note line, but most of the range has seen fairly iterative improvements. The S22 and S22 Plus are solid, but they didn’t do much to get our hearts racing.

Some early rumors of the Galaxy S23 suggest we might see a massive 200MP image sensor (likely only on the Ultra model) that was expected in the S22 range. We’d like to see improvements to the telephoto zoom on the Ultra, which has remained largely unchanged since the Galaxy S20 Ultra.

We can expect to see a new generation of Samsung’s Exynos processor, at least in regions where it uses Exynos chips, or Qualcomm’s supposedly coming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip in other regions.

Like the FE, we expect to see the Galaxy S23 range revealed at CES in January next year.

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OnePlus 10 Pro phone.

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OnePlus 11 Pro

The OnePlus 10 Pro was excellentGreat design, great screen, excellent performance and powerful camera setup. OnePlus may have annoyed me with what I consider Trailing recurrence in the middle of the 10tBut that doesn’t stop me from being excited about her next full-fledged flagship. The 10 Pro was announced in China in January, before a global release in March, and there’s no reason to believe the strategy might change, so keep your eyes peeled for early in the year if you’re a OnePlus fan.

However, actual rumors about the phone and its hardware are rare. The 10 Pro had a major design shift from the 9 Pro before it, so I’d expect a iteration of that aesthetic, rather than an overhaul. The company’s Hasselblad camera partnership has been closed for three years, so we can definitely expect to see the Hasselblad branding and additional camera features in the next model.

It could also be among the first wave of phones to use Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, so we can expect some solid performance here.

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Nothing phone 1.

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Nothing Phone 2, Nothing Phone 1 in the US

None – the company founded by former OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei – launched its first phone in July of this year, so I don’t expect to launch the next generation of the phone for long. However, this phone has been pretty teased for quite some time before its launch, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we start hearing weird rumors circulating early next year. And I’m certainly excited about what the next model might bring to the table.

The Nothing Phone 1 offers powerful performance, a large screen, and an affordable price that sets it against the Google Pixel 6A. However, the biggest thing that sets it apart from the Google phone is the blinking backlights, which definitely helps this phone stand out. It’s rare for a company to start off with their first product that feels so polished, and I think that gives good reason to get excited about what they can do with this challenging second album.

I expect to see more of the same most of the time; Good enough performance, quirky luminous design and low price. I’d like to see more focus on photography, as the Nothing Phone 1’s camera skills aren’t something to write home about, with the ultra-wide lens in particular failing to impress.

But before that, it would be nice to see Phone 1 – in a sense – get a wider version, as it’s not officially available for purchase in the US at the moment due to network compatibility. If it’s not something he can get a network partner on board and work on optimizing his phone for US 5G networks, then rolling out the US should be on the cards.

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