Upcoming and New Flagship Phones in 2022

With the rapid rate of smartphone advancement, there’s always something new on the horizon. The excitement for the next big thing begins as soon as you see the latest device. Many big smartphone manufacturing companies will release their new flagship phones in 2022. In this article, we will reveal rumors and details about upcoming and new flagship phones that are expected to be released in 2022.

This list of flagship phones will be updated on a regular basis with device rumors that we believe are both plausible and fascinating. In terms of already-released handsets, we’ve compiled a list of the best smartphones for 2022, which we feel to be the greatest on all platforms.

These devices are flagship devices so the prices of these smartphones will be higher than the starter or mid-range level smartphones.

List of Upcoming and New Flagship phones in 2022

Before we go into the details, here are some of the smartphones expected in 2022:

  • Google Pixel 6a
  • Nokia X50
  • Vivo X80
  • Sony Xperia 1 IV
  • Xiaomi 12 Ultra
  • Google Pixel Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Frontier Motorola
  • iPhone 14 Series

Google Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 6a, which is based on the Pixel 6 devices, has been the subject of numerous leaks. It’ll most likely be Google Tensor-powered, but the camera will be reduced to make the Pixel smartphone more affordable. In May, Google I/O 2022, may be revealed. There are updates that there may be weaker than expected specifications of the upcoming Google Pixel 6a.

Google Pixel 6a
NetworkGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
BodyDIMENSIONS – 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7 mm (5.99 x 2.83 x 0.34 in)
WEIGHT: 6.3 oz/178 g
DisplayDISPLAY: 6.1-inch OLED 
AMOLED – 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~424 PPI density)
PROTECTION: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Operating SystemAndroid 12
Storage/RAM128GB 6GB RAM
ChipsetGoogle Tensor (5 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G78 MP20
Rear Camera12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 17mm, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1.25µm
Selfie Camera8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm
BatteryLi-Ion 4800 mAh, non-removable
Rumored Specifications – Google Pixel 6a

Nokia X50

Although there have been numerous rumors of a Nokia 9 PureView successor, the trail appears to have gone dead, leading to speculation that Nokia may instead release a Nokia 8.3 replacement with five cameras, potentially named the Nokia X50.

New Flagship Phones in 2022
Nokia X50

A 6.5-inch display, Snapdragon 700 series technology, and a 108-megapixel primary camera are all possibilities. The launch date has been set for 2022.

NetworkGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
BodyN/A
DisplayIPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch
Operating SystemAndroid 11
Storage/RAM128GB Built-in, 8GB RAM
ChipsetSnapdragon 775
CPU2.0 GHz Octa Core
GPUAdreno 630
Rear CameraPenta Camera: 108 MP main sensor, LED Flash
Zeiss optics, HDR, panorama, touch focus, face detection, Video (4K@30fps (unconfirmed), 1080p@30fps)
Selfie Camera32 MP, (wide), Video (1080p@30fps)
Battery(Li-Po Non-removable), 6000 mAh
Rumored Specifications

Vivo X80

The X80 series will be released in China on April 25th, however, there is no indication of a global release. On the back, there’s a Zeiss camera, but we’re looking for MediaTek Dimensity 9000 power, 80W charging, and Android 12 with a 6.78in AMOLED display.

Vivo X80
NetworkGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
BodyDimensions – 164.6 x 75.3 x 9.1 mm (6.48 x 2.96 x 0.36 in)
Weight- 215 g / 219 g (7.58 oz)
Glass front, glass back or ceramic back or eco leatherback, aluminum frame
DisplayLTPO3 AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak)
6.78 inches, 111.4 cm2 (~89.9% screen-to-body ratio)
1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~517 ppi density)
Operating SystemAndroid 12
ChipsetQualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) – MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (4 nm)
Storage/RAM256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
UFS 3.1
CPUOcta-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.70 GHz Cortex-A510)
Octa-core (1×3.05 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUAdreno 730
Mali-G710 MC10
Rear Camera50 MP, f/1.6, (wide), 1/1.3″, PDAF, Laser AF, gimbal OIS
8 MP, f/3.4, (periscope telephoto), 1/4.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
12 MP, f/1.9, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.0″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, 2x optical zoom
48 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.0″, AF
Features – Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, Pixel Shift, dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video – 8K, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
BatteryType – Li-Po 4700 mAh, non-removable
Charging – Fast charging 80W, 100% in 38 min (advertised)
Fast wireless charging 50W, 100% in 50 min (advertised)
Reverse charging
Rumored Specifications – Vivo X80

Sony Xperia 1 IV

The Sony Xperia 1 IV could be the company’s next flagship phone. This phone will be released in May 2022, and it will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.

Sony Xperia 1 IV

There’s not a lot of detail, but with a 21:9 display, the camera is likely to take center stage.

NetworkGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
BodyDimensions – 165.1 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm (6.5 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)
Weight – 181.4 g (6.38 oz)
DisplayOLED, 1B colors, HDR BT.2020
Size – 6.5 inches, 1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Ram8GB / 12GB
Operating SystemAndroid 12
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
Storage256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
UFS 3.1
CPUOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
Rear Camera12 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 124?, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, Dual Pixel PDAF
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
Selfie Camera8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
HDR
1080p@30fps (5-axis gyro-EIS)
BatteryLi-Po 4000 mAh
Fast charging 21W
Rumored Specifications – Sony Xperia 1 IV

Xiaomi 12 Ultra

While Xiaomi unveiled the Xiaomi 12 at Mobile World Congress, rumors suggest that a Xiaomi 12 Ultra is in development, with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus as its processor. It is scheduled to debut in Q3 2022.

Xiaomi 12 Ultra
NetworkGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
BodyDimensions – 165.1 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm (6.5 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)
Weight – 181.4 g (6.38 oz)
DisplayLTPO2 AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Multitouch
Size – 6.73 Inches
1440 x 3200 Pixels (~521 PPI)
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
120Hz refresh rate
Ram12GB
Operating SystemAndroid 12
Storage256GB
ChipsetSnapdragon 8 Gen1
CPUOcta-core
GPUAdreno 650
Rear CameraTriple Camera: 50 MP + 16 MP + 48 MP, LED Flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, Video
Selfie Camera32 MP
Battery(Li-Po Non-removable), 5000 mAh
Fast battery charging 120W, 50W wireless charging
Rumored Specifications – Xiaomi 12 Ultra

Google Pixel Fold

The earliest reports of a foldable Pixel surfaced in 2019, with the second leak in 2020 claiming the codename would be Passport and that it would be released in Q4 2021. That didn’t happen, but there are now rumors that it will be released in 2022.

Google Pixel Fold
NetworkGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
BodyNot Available
DisplayOLED 7.6 inches (17.30 cm)
1768 x 2208 Pixels
373 ppi
Ram8 GB
Operating SystemAndroid 12
Storage128 GB
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 888
CPUOcta-core (1×3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 660
Rear Camera12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide),
16 MP, f/2.2, 107 (ultrawide)
Selfie Camera16 MP Primary Camera
Battery4500 mAh
Rumored Specifications – Google Pixel Fold

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

In 2022, Samsung is likely to introduce the Galaxy Z Fold 4 at a major event. The dimensions and design will be similar to the Z Fold 3, although it will supposedly be slimmer. We anticipate a strong push for this phone, but not one that includes the S Pen.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
NetworkGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
BodyNot Available
DisplayFoldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Capacitive Touchscreen, Multitouch
Size – 7.6 Inches
1768 x 2208 Pixels (~372 PPI)
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Ram12GB
Operating SystemAndroid 12
Storage256GB
ChipsetQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU2.84 Ghz Octa Core
GPUAdreno 660
Rear CameraTriple Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), LED Flash
Selfie Camera10 MP
Battery(Li-Po Non removable), 4500 mAh
Fast charging 25W, Fast wireless charging 10W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Rumored Specifications – Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Frontier Motorola

The Motorola Frontier is expected to be the company’s flagship phone, with a 194-megapixel main camera, 6.7-inch 144Hz display, and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. According to rumors, it will not be released until July 2022.

NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
BodyNot Available
DisplayOLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ), 700 nits (HBM)
6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 PPI density)
Ram8 GB, 12GB
Operating SystemAndroid 12
Storage128GB, 256GB
ChipsetQualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPUAdreno 730
Rear Camera194 MP, (wide), 1/1.5″, PDAF, OIS
50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.76″, 0.64µm
12 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
Selfie CameraNo Information Yet
BatteryLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 125W
Fast wireless charging 50W
Rumored Specifications – Frontier Motorola

Apple iPhone 14 Series

With Apple’s two-year design cycle, the iPhone 14 Series should feature a completely new look for the iPhones. That might mean ditching the notch in favor of a punch-hole camera and in-display Touch ID. There may be also some screen size changes in the upcoming iPhones.

iPhone 14 Series

This year apple might use old Bionic A15 chips in iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max and the latest and fastest chipset may be used in Pro Models of iPhone 14. We expect iPhone 14 to come with the next generation of operating systems which is iOS 16. The current version of iOS is 15.4.1 which is running on iPhone 6s to iPhone 13 Pro Max.

More details will be unveiled when the release date is closer. As is customary, we anticipate an announcement in October.

NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
BodyNot Available
Display6.1 inches (15.49 cm)
Super Retina XDR OLED
460 PPI
Ram4 GB,
Operating SystemiOS 16
Storage64 GB, 128GB, 512GB (1TB expected)
ChipsetApple A15 Bionic (5nm)
CPUHexa-core
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)
Rear Camera12 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), 12 MP, f/2.4
Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Selfie Camera12 MP + SL 3D
Battery3115 mAh
Rumored Specifications – iPhone 14

We will update this list of New Flagships Phones in 2022 once there is some more information about these smartphones

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