Latest Smartphones releasing in January 2022 Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme & more
We’re officially in 2022 and the first month of the year, January has begun. This month we expect to see many smartphones launching across the world. Some of the confirmed phone launches are from big brands like Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo, and Oppo. We are also expected to see gamer-centric phones from Lenovo, premium devices from iQOO, and a couple of budget phones from brands like Tecno. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the list.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
After a heap of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will finally launch this month. Although we don’t have an exact launch date, the phone was listed in multiple retail stores across the world. The phone is also slated to launch in India this month.
The smartphone will feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It will have a 12MP + 12MP + 8MP triple rear camera system and a 32MP selfie lens. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC for some markets, while the Indian market will get the Exynos 2100 powered model.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 SoC will be used in some markets, while the Exynos 2100 SoC will be used in India. In addition, the smartphone will support 25W fast charging.
Lenovo Legion Y90
Lenovo will launch its Legion Y90 gaming smartphone in China. The smartphone made it to multiple rumors and it revealed its key specs and design. Similar to the company’s previous Legion Phone 2 Pro, the Legion Y90 may come with a landscape form factor. It is expected to feature a 6.92-inch Samsung E4 AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate.
As teased recently, the phone will come with Double Engine air Cooling technology, which could be similar to the Double Turbo Fan Supercharged Liquid Cooling technology seen in the Legion Phone 2 Pro. It will keep the internals cool even in intense gaming sessions. The device is rumored to come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 internal storage.
Also expected in India is an Oppo phone targeted at the budget market. This month, Oppo is expected to launch its A16k smartphone with a 6.52-inch HD+ display. An 8MP + 2MP rear camera will be available, along with a 8MP front-facing camera.
A MediaTek Helio G35 SoC and 3GB of RAM are expected to power the device. There will also be 32GB of internal storage. With a 10W charging speed, this phone has a 4,230mAh battery. With ColorOS on top of Android 11, the phone will run on the Android 11 operating system.
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Although the company unveiled the Vivo Y21T last month in Indonesia, it was previously scheduled to have its debut in India. The phone will launch on January 3 in India and offer budget-centric specs to the masses.
As per the variant released in Indonesia, the smartphone has a 6.51-inch water-drop notch display with an HD+(1600 x 710 pixels) resolution. It is an LCD panel with a 60Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 89% screen-to-body ratio. The Indian variant, however, is slated to come with a slightly larger 6.58-inch FHD+ screen with a 90Hz refresh rate.
It has a 50MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear camera system at the rear and an 8MP selfie snapper at the front. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 680 SoC and has 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. In India, it will have 4GB of RAM with the same 128GB onboard storage. It runs on Android 11 out of the box and has a 5,000mAh battery.
Vivo will unveil India’s first color-changing phone dubbed Vivo V23 on January 5. Interestingly, the phone’s back color will change in direct sunlight and UV light. The series comprising the V23 and V23 Pro is expected to launch with a 50MP Autofocus Dual Selfie camera and one of the phones may feature a 108MP lens.
The specs for the phone are scarce but we know that the series will feature an AMOLED panel and have a mid-range processor. The Pro model was spotted on Geekbench with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC.
Realme GT 2
Realme will have a big launch this month as it is expected to launch its flagship for the year, the Realme GT 2 series. The series will comprise of two major phones, the GT 2 and the GT 2 Pro, the company is also expected to launch the master edition and a camera-focused phone on January 4.
The Realme GT 2 was recently spotted on TENAA flaunting a 6.62-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The GT 2 Pro was also seen with a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED screen and 120Hz refresh rate. The duo will have an in-display fingerprint scanner.
At the helm, the GT 2 is expected to come powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, while the GT 2 Pro will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The series is expected to come with a big battery with 65W fast charging support. As for cameras, there will be a 50MP + 50MP + a telephoto sensor on the Pro, whereas the vanilla may have a 50MP + 8MP + 2MP setup.
iQOO 9, 9 Pro
iQOO 9 series will be officially launched on January 5 in China. The series comprises the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro, both featuring the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The vanilla phone is expected to have a 6.78-inch FHD+ flat-screen AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Pro is touted to have a 6.78-inch QHD+ curved edged AMOLED LTPO screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The series will have a Samsung GN5 sensor and may feature a triple camera system. The Pro was recently rumored to have a 50MP Samsung JN1 secondary sensor and a 16MP telephoto lens. The series is expected to pack a 4,700mAh battery with whopping 120W fast charging support.
Xiaomi 11i, 11i HyperCharge
Xiaomi will take wraps off the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge on January 6 in India. Rumors are rife that the phone will be a rebadged model of the Redmi Note 11 Pro+(Chinese model) for the Indian market with slight changes.
The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge will feature a 6.67-inch Samsung AMOLED screen with an FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. It is expected to have a 108MP + 8MP + 2MP triple camera setup. The phone will have a 4,500mAh battery with a crazy fast 120W fast charging technology.
Realme is expected to launch the Realme 9i on January 10 in Vietnam. The smartphone was spotted on certification sites with Snapdragon 680 SoC and a 5,000mAh battery. It is also expected to have a 33W fast charging support.
The smartphone will feature a 6.6-inch LCD punch-hole display with an FHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. It is rumored to have a 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple camera system and a 16MP selfie snapper. As for security, it will feature a side-facing fingerprint scanner. The device is expected to run on Android 11 out of the box with Realme UI 2.0.
OnePlus 10, OnePlus 9RT
One of the most anticipated phone launches would be the OnePlus 10 series. The company is expected to launch the phone in the second week of this month with flagship-level internals. If we go by the recent news, the series may debut on January 11 in China.
The OnePlus 10 duo is expected to come with an AMOLED screen featuring a high refresh rate. As per leaks, the Pro may come with a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Similar to the predecessor, the 10 series will make use of a punch-hole screen. The series will have Hasselblad powered triple camera system with a 48MP + 50MP + 8MP system on the Pro. The series is rumored to come powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage.
OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 9RT on January 14 in India. The OnePlus 9RT is slated to come with a 6.62-inch 120Hz screen, 50MP triple camera system, and Snapdragon 888 SoC.
Tecno Pova 5G
In recent talks, Transsion India’s CEO has confirmed the Tecno POVA 5G will go on sale in India between the third and fourth week of January. The phone may come with capabilities such as Dimensity 900 SoC and triple cameras, but it might debut under $269 USD in the country.
The new smartphone was released in Nigeria recently and has a 6.95-inch Full-HD+ display with an IPS LCD screen. It comes with a 16MP selfie camera and 120Hz refresh rate. An AI lens is integrated with the device’s 50MP + 2MP rear camera. Its 6,000mAh battery will be a prominent highlight. The device supports 18W fast charging.