The year 2022 is coming to an end and several notable smartphones have been launched in the country from companies like Samsung, Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi and others.
From Google launching its flagship Pixel in India for the first time since 2018, to the launch of the first Android phone under Carl Pei, it’s been an amazing year for tech enthusiasts. 2023 is also expected to be packed with major launches across various price segments.
Most of the top brands have already started working on their flagship devices and we have already started seeing rumors and leaks about popular devices.
Apple iPhone 15
Apple’s iPhone launch is one of the biggest highlights of the year, and the iPhone 15 is no different. While the Cupertino giant is expected to launch its flagship line in September 2023, news about the devices has already started pouring in.
The company is expected to make big changes, including using a USB Type-C port to comply with EU rules, using solid-state buttons and dropping the Max moniker for the iPhone 15 Ultra launch.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
After Apple, Samsung takes the stage at one of the biggest shows of the year. The Korean smartphone maker will be among the first companies to launch its flagships in 2023.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S23 series consisting of the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra in February 2023. The company will reportedly use only Snapdragon chipsets globally, meaning the devices will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset announced last Moon.
Google Pixel 8
Google has also started working on its Pixel 8 series. With the recent launch of the Pixel 7 series in India, we expect the company to launch the next iteration of its flagship devices in the country.
Google is expected to launch the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones in India with a new chipset, likely the Tensor G3, which will be introduced next year. There is not much information about the devices at the moment.
The OnePlus 11 is another interesting flagship that is expected to launch in the coming months. The device has already leaked and we know what it might look like. The device is expected to feature a large circular camera module on the back and a notification slider.
The company is expected to ditch the ‘Pro’ moniker for its upcoming flagship series. The OnePlus 11 is expected to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset along with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The battery is also expected to be significantly improved, with OnePlus expected to offer a 5,000mAh battery with support for 100W fast charging.
Xiaomi series 13
Xiaomi is expected to soon launch its Xiaomi 13 series, consisting of Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Ultra smartphones in its home country, China in the coming weeks. In 2023, the devices will reach India, either all at once or separately.
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra was recently spotted at BIS, suggesting that the India launch is imminent. The device is expected to have premium features such as a 2K E6 AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and 120W fast charging. We expect the device to be launched in the country in the first half of 2023.
Samsung Galaxy Z series
Samsung, the current leader in the foldable segment, will launch the successors to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones in India in the second half of 2023. It will be exciting to see what improvements the Korean smartphone giant makes. his flip phones.
Like the current Galaxy foldables, next year’s foldables will also be priced higher. While not much is known about the next-gen foldable devices, they are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
Google Pixel Fold
Samsung is one of many companies working on foldable phones. Google has been working on foldable phones for some time and is expected to launch its first foldable device, the Pixel Fold, in May 2023.
The Pixel Fold is expected to be powered by a Tensor G2 chipset coupled with up to 12GB of RAM. It is expected to feature a triple rear camera setup and a 9.5MP selfie camera.
Vivo X90 Pro
Vivo is expected to launch the Vivo X90 Pro, the successor to its X80 Pro smartphone, in India in 2023. The company has already launched the X90 series in its home country of China. It will be one of the few devices with the Dimensity 9200 chipset to be launched in India.
The X90 Pro features a Q9 OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and is powered by the Dimensity 9200 chipset. It has a triple rear camera with Zeiss T* coating and a 32MP selfie camera. The company has also upgraded the fast charging which offers 120W charging support.