Let’s check out some of the best upcoming premium flagship 5G smartphones launching in 2022. I will also share the expected specs, price, and launch dates.
Most smartphones in this list will launch in global markets like Europe, the US, the UK, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Brazil, Canada, and China in the next few weeks.
These are from top brands like Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo, Oppo, Oneplus, iQOO, and Google.
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Note – The prices & launch dates suggested below are based on our expectations and leaks and may change.
10 New Upcoming 5G Flagship Smartphones – (Specs, Price, Launch Date) – 2022
Asus Rog Phone 6 Pro (5G)
Key Specs and Features – ROG Phone 6 Pro
- SD 8+ Gen 1 Processor, 18 GB Ram
- 165 Hz AMOLED Display
- 6000 mAH capacity battery
The Asus Rog Phone 6 Pro 5G is the latest flagship gaming smartphone from Asus that can soon launch. It is the successor to the Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro that was launched last year.
The phone can launch in August 2022 and cost Rs. 79,990 or $1000.
Powering the device is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 Octa-core processor that comes with a crazy fast 3.2 GHz clock speed, and the phone has a record-shattering 18 GB RAM.
Even my laptop has 16 gigabytes of RAM, but I don’t think we need that much on a smartphone.
The AMOLED display offers a huge 6.78 Inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution, a 165 Hz refresh rate (highest on any phone), and a pixel density of 409 PPI. The HDR10 technology also enhances the viewing experience.
The phone runs on the Android 12 Os along with the custom ROG UI designed for gamers.
The Asus Rog phone 6 Pro 5G has three rear cameras, including 50 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP triple primary cameras, and for selfies, it has a 12 MP front camera.
In terms of storage, the device comes with 256 GB of internal storage, which is not user expandable.
Connectivity options on this device include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.2 Low Energy, NFC, USB Type-C port, and 5G support.
One of the key highlights of the Asus Rog Phone 6 Pro is the massive battery rated at 6000 mAh; it also comes with hypercharge technology to fuel it quickly.
Upcoming Oneplus 10T
OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone maker is expected to launch its next flagship device OnePlus 10T, on August 3, 2022, in India via Amazon. The smartphone is expected to launch at an event in New York on the same day with bells and whistles.
Oneplus has previously launched the Oneplus 10R and the premium Oneplus 10 PRO. The new phone sits between the two offerings from the Chinese brand.
The company has already listed the smartphone on Amazon, expecting it will cost Rs. 49,990 for the 12 GB ram and 256 GB storage version.
There are some details available about the Specs and features of the upcoming Oneplus device that I am listing below:
The OnePlus 10T is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC that offers top-of-the-line performance.
The 6.7-inch AMOLED display has a 120Hz refresh rate and full-HD+ resolution to provide brilliant picture quality and a smooth gaming experience.
The Oneplus 10T will likely have a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary lens, and a 2-megapixel shooter.
It has a 4,800mAh battery and will have mind-blowing 150-watts charging speeds.
The phone will also support 5G connectivity, NFC, and an under-display fingerprint scanner and will run on the latest Oxygen Os with Android 12.
Realme GT NEO 3T – Launch Date August 2022, Price Rs. 34,990
Realme is planning to launch a new exciting high-end smartphone in the Indian market in August 2022.
The new Realme GT Neo 3T, the pretty odd name, was launched in global marketing in June, and soon the company is planning to bring the device to the Indian market to entice gaming fans.
The smartphone will be powered by the two-year-old Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Octa-Core processors with a maximum clock speed of 2.84 GHz and will come with the Adreno 650 GPU for gaming. Also, it will be available with 128/256 GB internal storage, 8 GB or 12 GB Ram.
The phone has got a triple rear camera setup with 64MP+8 MP + 2 MP lenses and will also come with a 16 MP front selfie camera. The smartphone comes with a 6.62 Inch AMOLED Display with FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Besides, it comes with a 5000 Mah capacity battery and a crazy fast 80 Watts charging speed.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the upcoming foldable smartphone from Samsung, expected to launch on 10th August 2022.
The foldable smartphone comes with Dual Display – a large, high-resolution screen and a compact design. It has two screens: a 6.2-inch HD+ 120hz dynamic amoled display and a 7.6-inch QXGA+ 120hz dynamic amoled 2X display, giving you more screen space than ever.
This phone runs on the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, which allows for fluid experience and offers incredible performance. The smartphone comes with 12 GB of DDR5 ram and has 512 GB or 1 TB internal storage.
For optics, the mobile boasts of a 50mp primary camera that take stunning photos, while the 12mp ultrawide camera provides wide-angle shots. Lastly, a 10 MP 3x telephoto lens lets you zoom in on distant objects without losing image quality or clarity.
The 4400mah battery supports 25w charging, which is not the fastest charging tech we have seen on Android phones. The phone will come with the IPX8 certification and S-Pen support.
iQOO 9T 5G – Launch Date 2nd August
The iQoo 9T 5G is the latest flagship smartphone, and it’s a beast.
The Dual-SIM (Nano) iQoo 9T 5G runs Android 12-based Funtouch OS 12.
The smartphone is available in two variants:
- 8 GB ram and 128 GB internal storage for Rs. 49,990
- 12 GB ram and 256 GB internal storage for Rs. 54,990
The smartphone comes with a large 6.78-inch FHD+ E5 AMOLED (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) display with 120Hz refresh rate.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The iQoo 9T 5G also includes Vivo’s in-house V1+ imaging chip that can enhance the imaging capability of the device.
The device promises incredible imaging capabilities and comes with a 50 MP primary sensor with OIS support, 13 MP secondary sensor with an ultra-wide lens, and 12 MP telephoto module. It also has AI capabilities that can identify objects in real-time and ensure the best image quality.
The smartphone includes a 4500 mAh battery that supports 120W quick charging technology. It is capable of charging up to 50% in just 8 minutes.
Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra and Ultra Enhanced – Price Rs. 79,990, Launch Date – 5th July
The Xiaomi Mi 12 Ultra is the upcoming flagship mobile from the Chinese conglomerate, and based on the reports, the smartphone can launch on 5th July 2022.
There are reports that Xiaomi can launch two premium smartphones in the second half of 2022. The two phones are Mi 12 Ultra and Mi 12 Ultra Enhanced Edition, based on the leaks. Xiaomi has partnered with Leica to enhance the camera capabilities of the ultimate flagship phone.
The code names for the devices are Thor and Loki. Both the phones will be powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. The new processor boasts of a 10% increase in CPU performance over the SD 8 Gen 1.
The device comes with a huge 6.73-inch, 2K, 120Hz, E5 AMOLED Display with LTPO 2.0 panel offering 10 Bit color depth.
The smartphone will be a camera-centric device and will likely come with Quad-Rear cameras including a primary 50MP + 50MP (IMX766, Ulta-Wide) and a 16MP (Portrait), 48MP (IMX586 Telephoto lens) that can capture stunning images in both day and low light conditions. Also, Xiaomi has partnered with famous camera manufacturer Leica to enhance the camera capabilities on the flagship device.
Xiaomi is also working on a next-gen under-display fingerprint scanner that will debut in the upcoming Xiaomi flagship.
Lastly, there were reports that Leica is likely to sign a contract with Xiaomi to work on the Mi 12 Ultra camera as the brand’s partnership is ending with Huawei soon.
Google Pixel 6A – Price $449 or Rs. 43,999 – Launch Date – 22 July 2022
Google has announced that the new Pixel 6A will launch in India and many other countries in July 2022. The smartphone will go on sale in India starting 28th July via Flipkart and it costs Rs. 43,990. A hefty price for the Google phone considering the mediocre specs.
The Google Pixel 6a features a 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The pixel density of this panel is 432ppi. Unfortunately, the Pixel 6A comes with a 60 Hz panel, whereas most phones in this price range have 120 Hz display.
The Google Pixel 6A runs Android 12 out of the box, and on top of it, there’s the stock Android Pie user interface and a set of custom gestures. It’s powered by an octa-core Google Tensor SoC coupled with a Titan M2 security coprocessor.
The phone packs 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage space.
For selfies and video chats, it gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, while at the rear, there is a dual-camera setup – 12.2-megapixel primary sensor along with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter.
The smartphone comes with a 4410 mAH battery, fast charging support, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The grapevine suggests that the phone will ship without a charger which is a bummer.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro – Price $799, Launch date July
At the Google I/O 2022 held on May 12, Google shared a glimpse of the upcoming Pixel phones.
The company is working on two new smartphones, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, released in late July.
The Google Pixel 7 will likely offer a 6.3-inch OLED display with FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate.
The Pixel 7 Pro will use a 6.7-inch screen with a Quad-HD+ resolution (1440 × 3120) display with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Like every year, the new Pixel phones will run on the latest Android 13 OS out of the box and offer an impeccable user experience.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will be powered by the second-generation Tensor processor with an eight-core architecture and offer a blazing fast performance.
The new pixel devices will have up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM with storage options of 128GB and 256GB.
Google will most likely improve the camera system on the Pixel phones, and the current charging on Pixel 6 Pro is slow (23 Watts), which can also see a significant boost in the upcoming mobiles.
Sony Xperia 1 IV – Price $1699 – Launch September 2022
Sony Xperia 1 IV is one of the most exciting smartphones that Sony has announced, and it will be available in the US starting at $1699 and will arrive in September 2022. A pretty steep price for the new flagship camera phone from Sony.
The latest flagship offers an incredible 4K OLED display and superior Audio and imaging capabilities.
The device features a 4K (3840*1644) pixels OLED display with a 6.5-inch screen size, a 21:9 aspect ratio, 120 Hz refresh rate, and corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It’s the world’s highest PPI display.
Sony Xperia 1 IV also has Hi-Res Audio technology and LDAC and Bluetooth LE support. The smartphone comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Dolby Atmos and Stereo Speakers.
The Sony Xperia 1 IV uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) processor and 12 GB ram. The Dual Sim smartphone has 256 GB or 512 GB internal storage options. Lastly, it boasts of 5000 mAH capacity battery with 30 Watts charging support.
Oppo Find X5 Pro – Price Rs. 68,990, Launch Date – June
Oppo has recently launched the flagship Oppo Find X5 Pro in China and is likely to launch the device in India and other markets soon.
The Oppo Find X5 Pro 2022 is a phone with a 6.7 inches display and resolution of 1440 x 3216 pixels, a 20:9 ratio. The device is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) processor paired with Octa-core (3.00 GHz) chipset. It comes with Adreno 730 GPU to easily handle the most demanding Android games. The Oppo Find X5 Pro runs Android 12 and ColorOS 12.1 out of the box.
The smartphone has a gorgeous 6.7 Inch display with QHD+(1440 x 3216 pixels, 20:9 ratio) pixels resolution, 120 Hz OLED panel, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
For Imaging, it has triple rear cameras, including a 50 MP primary sensor with F/1.7 aperture and OIS support, a 13 MP telephoto lens, and another 50 MP ultra-wide lens. For Selfies, it has a 32 MP punch Hole camera.
The Oppo Find X5 Pro cameras have Hasselblad Color Calibration that we have seen on the Oneplus 10 Pro.
The OPPO Find X5 Pro comes with a 5000 mAh Li-Po battery that delivers enough power to keep you going all day long.
There is Fast wireless charging support up to 50watts, and it comes with 80 Watts Wired charging support that can charge the device to 50% in just 12 minutes.
Its thickness is 8.5 mm and weighs only 218 grams, making it super light and portable. The in-display fingerprint scanner works fast, offering you a secure way to unlock your phone.
Apple iPhone 14 Series – Price Rs. 74,990, Launch Date – September 2022
Apple launched four new phones in the iPhone 13 series, including iPhone 13 Mini, 13, 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Based on the early reports, Apple cannot sell a good volume of iPhone 13 Mini or even the iPhone 12 Mini and may drop this model for the iPhone 14 series.
The iPhone 14 series will have iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The screen size of the iPhone 14 series may remain the same(like iPhone 12 and iPhone 13) as previous models; however, we can expect that a few improvements may also come in a display like a high refresh rate.
Apple this year has not offered a 120 Hz refresh rate to iPhone 13 but offers it only in the pro models that the company may bring to the base iPhone 14 variant next year.
Also, the notch display has been there for many years. The company may shift to a new design with an under-display camera for the iPhone 14.
Apple A15 Bionic is the most powerful processor on the market, and next year the company will have the A16 with more performance improvements. The A15 is based on the 5 Nm manufacturing process, and the A16 may be the first chip to use the 3 Nm manufacturing process. This can boost performance as well as battery life for the new iPhones.
Like iPhone 12 and 13 series, the upcoming iPhone series also comes with 5G connectivity and compatibility with MagSafe accessories.
We will have to wait and see if Apple goes with minor incremental changes similar to what they have done with the iPhone 13 series or take a big leap with the iPhone 14.
Google Pixel Foldable Smartphone – Price Rs. 120,990, Launch Date – July
Google is working on a foldable smartphone that will look similar to the Oppo Find N (Foldable).
The Folding Google phone was spotted on the Geekbench test and is codenamed “Pipit.” The benchmark performance suggests that it is using Google’s homemade Tensor processor. Besides, the Android 12L beta indicates support for a new phone with a foldable display, and there was an animation of the sim-ejector shared in the documents, reported by 9to5mac.
When unfolded, the mobile will offer a more squarish design like the Oppo Find N, and it is unlike the Galaxy Fold 3, which comes with a taller design.
Read More About Upcoming Phones from Xiaomi and Nokia in detail:
Smartphones like the iPhone 13 PRO, Samsung Note 20, Samsung S21, Oneplus 9 Pro 5G, and folding mobiles hint at what we can expect from future smartphones.
Also, modern gaming phones like the Asus Rog Phone 5 PRO are pushing the boundaries for mobile gaming devices.
Foldable smartphones like the Oppo Find N and the Samsung Galaxy Fold Z3give us a glimpse of future smartphone technologies.
TOP 10 FEATURES FOR UPCOMING FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONES 2022
- Processors – Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Apple A16.
- Triple/Quad Rear Cameras and Dual Front Cameras
- Up to 200 MP Cameras
- Improved AI and Machine Learning Capabilities.
- 5G Support, a significant upgrade from 4G.
- 165 Hz or 144 Hz Display Panels.
- Faster In-display Fingerprint Scanners and Cameras.
- In-Display Selfie Cameras.
- Faster Charging up to 150 Watts.
- Folding Smartphones
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