Several flagship smartphones like Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Realme, Vivo, iQOO and others have been launched in the first half of 2022. Android smartphone makers launch their high-end flagship smartphones at various price points. With the launch of new Qualcomm and MediaTek flagship SoCs, the smartphone maker is all set to launch more premium smartphones later this year.
Let’s not forget Apple, which will launch the iPhone 14 series with the new A16 Bionic chipset. We already know of a few flagship smartphones that are rumored or confirmed to launch in the second half of 2022. Here is a list of premium and flagship smartphones that are set to launch later this year.
Xiaomi 12S Series
The Xiaomi 12S launch event will be held on July 4. The company will launch three premium smartphones, Xiaomi 12S, 12S Pro and 12S Ultra. The Xiaomi 12S series will have Leica-tuned camera sensors. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is also confirmed to have a 1-inch Sony IMX989 main camera.
All three Xiaomi smartphones will have Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Xiaomi 12S Pro is also rumored to launch with MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ SoC. All three phones are expected to feature 120Hz AMOLED displays.
iphone 14 series
Apple will launch four new iPhone 14 models this year. The iPhone 14 will be accompanied by a bigger iPhone 14 Max. Both the non-Pro iPhone 14 models will feature the iPhone 13 design and will feature the same A15 Bionic chip. There will also be a dual camera setup on the back.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are going to get a big upgrade in this. Apple will replace the wide notch with a hole punch and a pill-shaped cutout for the front camera and Face ID sensor. The Pro model will also feature a new 48MP triple-camera setup and the new A16 Bionic chip.
In case you are wondering, according to the rumor mill, there is no iPhone 14 mini launch this year. The Apple event for the iPhone 14 launch is rumored to be held on September 13.
oneplus 10t 5g
OnePlus 10T 5G will be launched as a new premium smartphone in the 10 series. The device will sit between the OnePlus 10R and the OnePlus 10 Pro. Going by the leaked specs, the 10T 5G will feature a 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, and a 50MP triple-camera setup. The OnePlus 10T 5G will not feature Hasselblad branding or the iconic OnePlus Alert slider.
The design of the device is similar to OnePlus 10 Pro 5G minus the curved display. It will pack a 4800mAh battery and will also support 150W fast charging. OnePlus 10T 5G will launch in India later this year. As of writing this, the company has not announced the launch date of OnePlus 10T 5G.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Codenamed Frontier, the Edge 30 Ultra will sport a 200MP triple-camera setup at the back. There will also be a new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and 125W fast charging support. The phone could pack a 5000mAh battery, 6.8-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, and a 60MP front camera.
Edge 30 Ultra will launch in China in July 2022.
iQOO 9T will be a mid-cycle refresh in the iQOO 9 series. The device will sit between the iQOO 9 and iQOO 9 Pro. Some important details of iQOO 9 have been leaked online. As per the leaked iQOO 9T specifications, the phone will have Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, 6.78-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, 120W fast charging support, etc.
iQOO 9T India launch date is yet to be announced. We can expect the phone to launch in July.