To the phone enthusiast, it’s such a great time. Beside iPhone 13, there are multi great upcoming phones are ready.
Let’s take a look and round up some of the devices we’re keeping a particular eye on.
1. Apple iPhone 13
First, we have Apple’s upcoming phones! As it has been the traditional reveal month for the flagship line, we’re expecting the iPhone 13 to make its big reveal this September.
Beyond a slick new sunset gold color, we’re not expecting many big physical changes. But we may see a shallower notch on the front as well as integrated Touch ID. It would be a great workaround for unlocking the phone while wearing a face mask while the best current alternative requires also having an Apple Watch.
2. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Much of the overall Samsung rumor mill has centered on the just-confirmed Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable phones and there aren’t a ton of rumors about the next generation of the Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series. So the phone isn’t expected until next year, historically around February or March. But there are at least a few renders purporting to show big changes to Samsung’s high-end phone.
It seems like the S22’s upgrades could be more focused around the camera. With teases from Samsung’s own social accounts hinting at a whopping 200-megapixel image sensor. That’d be the greatest resolution we’ve seen so far on a phone and will likely go a long way in improving the quality on those huge 30x and 100x zoom images that you can take on the current Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Speaking of zoom, the S22 Ultra is also rumored to get a continuous optical zoom, rather than set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to switch between.
3. Google Pixel 6
Google’s Pixel 6 line got an early reveal this month, confirming a brand-new design that showcases a camera bar along the back. Breaking from its tradition of doing a base and XL model, the Pixel 6 will be joined by the Pixel 6 Pro — the latter including a telephoto lens.
The Pixel 6 has some major camera upgrades of its own, including a better image sensor that can capture 150% more light. More light often means better photos, particularly in low-light situations. The Pro model is also confirmed to include a 4x optical zoom.
4. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
While we are certainly looking ahead to next year’s Galaxy S22 line, there is still likely to be one more addition to the Galaxy S21 line to look forward to. We’re expecting a sequel to the Galaxy S20 FE, the “Fan Edition” lower-priced phone that included many of the Galaxy S20’s best features. That sequel, which we presume will be called the Galaxy S21 FE, could arrive this fall as a cheaper alternative to the higher-end phones expected to hit the market at the same time.
5. Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Microsoft’s Surface Duo is a quirky dual-screen device which CNET’s Scott Stein found to be a bit hit and miss. Interesting hardware, but awkward software and a lack of apps that can take advantage of two screens means it didn’t exactly take the mobile world by storm after its debut last year.
So what can we expect from its replacement? Purported Surface Duo 2 leaks point to a triple rear camera setup and more high-end internal specs, including 5G connectivity. Improved photography and data speeds could go some way toward making up for issues with that first edition of the dual screen device, but Microsoft will also need to step up the software support to take better advantage of the phone’s unique design.
Which you are into in those upcoming phones? Give us your opinion!