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Here’s a look at the smartphones we’re looking forward to most in 2022 based on rumors and reports that have surfaced so far. 

Apple iPhone SE 3

Apple iPhone SE 3

In 2020, Apple will replace its $400 budget iPhone for the first time in four years, but it doesn’t appear that we’ll have to wait that long for the third generation. According to a letter from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone SE 3 could be released in the first half of 2022, according to MacRumors.

According to Nikkei Asian Review, the addition of Apple’s A15 Bionic chip, the same chipset that powers the iPhone 13, will provide it 5G capability and a performance bump. In comparison, the current iPhone SE is powered by Apple’s older A13 Bionic chipset from the iPhone 11.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter, the next-generation iPhone SE could also be the first to get Face ID. Because the physical home button is still present on the 2020 iPhone SE and the 2016 iPhone SE, both have Touch ID. However, sources differ on whether the upcoming iPhone SE will be redesigned or will keep its classic aesthetic. According to MacRumors, Kuo believes it would have a similar design and have the same size as the current model, while Chinese tech site MyDrivers believes it will resemble the iPhone XR.

The iPhone SE 2nd Generation stands out for its excellent performance, low price, and portability. According to the reports that have surfaced thus far, Apple intends to build on this by providing the iPhone SE more current features while preserving the attributes that made it so desirable in the first place.

Apple iPhone 14 Max

Apple iPhone 14 Max

Even though the iPhone 13 is only a few months old, it’s not too early to start talking about the iPhone 14. The camera, design, and screen size options are expected to be the most significant enhancements in next year’s flagship iPhone. But it’s the rumoured iPhone 14 Max, which is thought to be a super-sized version of Apple’s conventional next-gen iPhone, that has me most thrilled.

According to Nikkei Asian Review, Apple will drop the iPhone Mini in favour of a new 6.7-inch iPhone next year. That means there might be two 6.1-inch models (the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro) and two 6.7-inch models in the iPhone 14 lineup (the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max).

Apple’s iPhone 14 Max appears to be intended at consumers who want a larger screen but aren’t interested in the other features found on Apple’s Pro line, such as a triple-lens camera and a Lidar sensor. It could be an excellent option for iPhone enthusiasts who want a large display but don’t want to spend $1,099 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Other intriguing changes are apparently in the works for the rest of the iPhone 14 series, which may make it feel more like a leap forward than the iPhone 13. According to Kuo, the Pro and Pro Max versions of Apple’s 2022 iPhone could sport a 48-megapixel wide-angle back camera, as reported by 9to5Mac. This is a significant improvement over the iPhone 13 Pro’s 12-megapixel camera system.

In terms of design, 2022 could be the year Apple retires one of the iPhone’s most divisive features: the notch. The iPhone 14 range may also include a hole punch cutout for the front camera, but only on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max variants, according to Kuo. This confirms a prior storey from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who said that Apple is working on a notch-free design for future iPhones.

The iPhone 14 series is expected to be released in September, as is customary for Apple’s major smartphone announcements.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is a worthy alternative for Galaxy Note lovers, thanks to its large screen and support for the S-Pen. However, in comparison to the Note’s capability, the S-Pen experience felt a little half-baked. For starters, the S21 Ultra does not include an S-Pen in the package, there is no slot built into the phone to store it, and the S-Pen does not support Bluetooth or gestures.

With the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung may be able to address at least one of these issues. According to a report from Front Page Tech, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will include a storage slot for the S-Pen, making it much easier to keep track of Samsung’s stylus and avoid losing it. A built-in slot also suggests that the S-Pen will be included in the box with the S22 rather than being sold separately.

Other than that, according to Ice Universe’s sources, the Galaxy S22 Ultra would have a camera system with continuous optical zoom. When toggling between focal lengths, this would result in a clearer, uncropped zoom.

Overall, the expected changes might make the Galaxy S22 Ultra an even more appealing option for Galaxy Note fans or those looking for a super-powerful camera phone. Samsung usually announces its new Galaxy lineup between the months of January to March, so we won’t have to wait long to find out more.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Other than that, according to Ice Universe’s sources, the Galaxy S22 Ultra would have a camera system with continuous optical zoom. When toggling between focal lengths, this would result in a clearer, uncropped zoom.

Overall, the expected changes might make the Galaxy S22 Ultra an even more appealing option for Galaxy Note fans or those looking for a super-powerful camera phone. Samsung usually announces its new Galaxy lineup between the months of January to March, so we won’t have to wait long to find out more.

Another thing that interests me is how Samsung wants to distinguish this year’s “Fan Edition” phone from other midrange options like the $500 Galaxy A52 5G, which has similar capabilities. It’s possible that Samsung may price it somewhere between the $800 Galaxy S21 and the $500 Galaxy A52 5G, putting it between $600 and $700. This could make it a good choice for those looking for a phone that feels luxury but isn’t nearly as pricey as the S21 family.

According to specifications seen on China’s TENAA Certifications website, which MyFixGuide published, Samsung’s next midrange phone could have a 6.4-inch screen with a 2,340 by 1,080 resolution and three cameras: a 32-megapixel, 12-megapixel, and 8-megapixel lens.

According to a leak that leaked on the Google Play Console and was also identified by MyFixGuide, it could possibly arrive with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. That could be one way Samsung differentiates the Galaxy S21 FE from the Galaxy A52 5G, which has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G CPU that is less powerful. As seen in images shared by frequent leaker Evan Blass, the Galaxy S21 FE is believed to look similar to the Galaxy S21.

OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus created a reputation for itself by selling phones with hardware capabilities comparable to those of Samsung at a lower cost. The OnePlus 9 Pro, which CNET’s Andrew Hoyle called “the best phone OnePlus has ever created,” has gained popularity in recent months.

If reports are to be believed, the same can be said for the OnePlus 10 Pro, which is expected to include some camera improvements. The OnePlus 10 Pro appears to have a new camera hump, according to renders from high-profile leaker OnLeaks and bargains website Zouton. The camera system looks to have three lenses, similar to the OnePlus 9 Pro, but with a new layout that more closely mimics the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s quadruple-lens camera setup.

It’s too early to tell how substantial the OnePlus 10 Pro’s upgrade over its predecessor will be. However, if OnePlus’ next high-end phone does really have camera advancements, it may alleviate one of our only gripes. While the camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro is impressive, CNET’s Andrew Hoyle believes there is space for improvement.

Looking for more information on your current phone? Check out our guide to the finest features of the Samsung Galaxy S21, as well as the iOS 15 settings you should update on your iPhone and how to get the most out of your Pixel 6.

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