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The 8 best smartphones that will rock the end of 2022

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Despite the shortage of components affecting the smartphone industry, brands continue to release new models at a steady pace. To see more clearly, let’s take stock of the models we will achieve more in the coming months. We focused on phones that have a high chance of being unveiled in 2022.

The best smartphones coming in 2022

In order not to make anyone jealous, we have classified the smartphones by presentation date. Some have been confirmed, others are based on the usual manufacturers release schedule each year.

No Telephone (1): the most original

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We had to wait almost a year after the presentation of its first product, the No Ear (1)for Carl Pei’s new brand to announce its first smartphone, the No Phone (1). The phone stands out with its original design and the LEDs on the back. These are customizable and come to life in different situations such as an incoming call or device charging.

We also know that the Nothing Phone will integrate a fingerprint reader under the screen and a photographic module consisting of two sensors: a wide angle and an ultra wide angle. The screen is based on a 6.55-inch OLED panel with Full HD + definition and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

Anything also announces that it has taken particular care of its interface, based on Android. A point on which another brand created by Carl Pei excels, OnePlus. We also know the price in euros of the Nothing Phone which should start from 469 euros.

Nothing Phone (1) release date confirmed: July 12, 2022

Google Pixel 6a: the photo-price ratio

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The Google Pixel 6a was made official last May by Google, but we still have to be patient as it will not be marketed until July 28th. Like the Pixel 5a, the 6a is positioned as a more affordable model than the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

The Pixel 6a is equipped with the same processor as its bigger siblings, the Google Tensor, but with a smaller, 6.1-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate limited to 60Hz, showing Full HD + definition. For RAM and storage, only one version is available: 6 GB + 128 GB of storage.

On the photographic side, there is a dual 12-megapixel sensor for wide angle and ultra wide angle. But as always it is on the software part that Google makes the difference with its various photo modes drugged with artificial intelligence: magic eraser, night vision, royal tone, etc. Pre-orders will start on July 21 at 459 euros.

Google Pixel 6a confirmed release date: July 28, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4: the “wow” effect!

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The Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip ranges are already in their fourth version. Initially launched as tech demonstrations reserved for the rich, Samsung’s foldable smartphones have evolved. Stronger hinges and screens, better cameras and lower prices have all contributed to their democratization.

For the Galaxy Z Fold, we expect a dedicated S-Pen slot, along with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 processor and 16GB of RAM. Its little brother Flip 4 is also expected to have Qualcomm’s SoC, as well as a more substantial 3,700mAh battery, compared to the Z Flip 3’s 3,300mAh.

Samsung plans to double the sales of its Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 to take market share from Apple on the high end and increase its profits at the same time. The presentation of the new foldable phones from the Korean manufacturer is scheduled for August 10, for a launch two weeks later.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 release date: August 26, 2022

Asus Zenfone 9: the compact top of the range with Android operating system

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Or rather “the Zenfone 9” if Asus follows the same pattern as its Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip. Even before its official presentation, we found out a lot about the Asus Zenfone 9. No news for the moment of a possible Zenfone 9 Flip with a rotating camera, but this model is not to be excluded.

The Taiwanese manufacturer would offer a high-end Zenfone 9, but compact in size thanks to its 5.9-inch 120 Hz AMOLED screen. There would also be Qualcomm’s most powerful processor, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1.

On the photographic side, the focus would be on the main sensor of the device, equipped with double optical stabilization on six axes. The latest rumors also evoke a price ranging between 800 and 900 euros, as well as three colors: blue, black and red.

Asus Zenfone 9 release date: August 2022

The iPhone 14: to swallow the pill

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Impossible not to mention the next iPhone 14 which are always very popular, by consumers as well as by the competition. This year, Apple is expected to once again unveil four iPhone models. The iPhone mini is expected to come out to make way for a new iPhone 14 Max, bigger than the iPhone 14, but less premium than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which should still be there.

There is also talk of a new design for the Pro models that would say goodbye to the notch to accommodate a pad, a little more discreet. The change is also to be expected on the battery side of the iPhone 14 and also on Apple’s internal chips.

Indeed, the A15 Bionic of the iPhone 13 should be renewed on the “base” models 14. Only the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max would be entitled to the new A16 Bionic chip. It remains to be seen what this new SoC will bring over the previous model. Go here for the latest iPhone 14 rumors. One last thing: prices are expected to rise from last year.

IPhone 14 release date: September 2022

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro: everything for the photo

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Google confirmed it, there will be many Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro presented this year. The American giant also shared a first photo that shows that the Pixel 7 Pro will be equipped with an additional camera, certainly a telephoto lens as is the case today on the Pixel 6 Pro. Among the news, we expect the return of facial recognition on the Pixel 7.

After a successful first trial with its Tensor processor, Google will offer a new version of its internal SoC on its upcoming phones. Tensor 2 will optimize performance and power consumption.

There will also be Android 13. Hopefully, Google will pass three to four years of major Android updates for its upcoming phones, as Samsung already does. As for the prices, we can expect prices similar to those of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro: 649 euros and 899 euros. Reply this fall.

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro release date: October 2022

OnePlus 10T: all for speedoneplus 10t rendering photo

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At the time of this writing, OnePlus unveiled only one high-end smartphone in 2022: the OnePlus 10 Pro. So we expected to see a OnePlus 10 or a OnePlus 10 Ultra arrive, but that’s not the case. Instead, we will have to rely on a OnePlus 10T in the third quarter of this year.

The design of the OnePlus 10T no longer leaves many doubts, as does its muscular spec sheet. We expect to find the main chip of the high-end models at the end of the year, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.

We can also expect small changes to the photographic part, including the disappearance of the Hasselblad mention, proof that OnePlus wants to leave some advantages to users who bought the Pro version at the beginning of the year.

OnePlus 10T release date: October 2022

Sony Xperia 5 IV: a little “flagship” that zooms in hardSony Xperia 1 IV

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We can’t wait for the Sony Xperia 5 IV to arrive for several reasons. The first is that the phone is likely to be compact, like the Sony Xperia 5 III and its pleasing 6.1-inch form factor. The second concerns the unique photographic capabilities that the device could take advantage of.

This more compact model could benefit from the same photo module equipped with three 12-megapixel sensors as its big brother Sony Xperia 1 IV: a wide-angle, an ultra-wide angle and (most importantly) a single telephoto lens capable of continuous optical zoom from 85mm to 125mm. It would simply be unprecedented on a smartphone of this size.

Whether Sony will be able to control the heating problems that plague its phones when under load remains to be seen. We also hope that the Japanese manufacturer returns to reality by not offering its Xperia 5 IV at the same price as its predecessor: 999 euros.

Sony Xperia 5 IV release date: Q4 2022

Phones that have to prove themselves

The end of the year is strategic for all smartphone manufacturers who want to position their products for the start of the school year, the black friday and of course the Christmas holidays. But the seats will be expensive to win the hearts and wallets of consumers who renew their phones less often, both for economic and ecological reasons.

Is the golden age of smartphones definitely over? To convince, brands will need to keep innovating to make life easier for users and give them a valid reason to switch devices. Meeting on 01net.com not to miss the news and the complete tests of the future great smartphones at the end of the year.

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