Phone enthusiasts get ready, Apple, Samsung, Google, and more are getting ready to release some highly anticipated devices soon.
The iPhone 13 is one of the most hyped-up phones this year along with the Google Pixel 6 with its brand new design and Tensor chip. Additionally, while Samsung may have just unveiled its foldable phones, there may be a few more models in the works, such as the speculated Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 FE.
Let’s take a look at some of the devices we’re keeping an eye on, including those with rumored camera upgrades and improvements.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2
The Surface Duo from Microsoft is a unique dual-screen device. It didn’t exactly take the mobile world by storm after its introduction last year, due to confusing software and a paucity of apps that can take advantage of two screens.
The latest variant, the Microsoft Surface Duo 2 seems to address the flaws with its predecessor at least according to the rumors. According to sources, the Surface Duo 2 will have a triple back camera configuration and higher-end internal features, including a 5G connection. Improved photography and data speeds may go a long way toward compensating for shortcomings with the initial edition of the dual-screen phone, but Microsoft will also need to improve software support to take full advantage of the phone’s unusual design.
Apple iPhone 13
The iPhone 13 could be announced in September, as has been the custom for the flagship series. We predict numerous variants, similar to the iPhone 12 series, including a basic and Pro version, as well as a more cheap iPhone 13 Mini. Aside from a new sunset gold hue, we’re expecting a narrower notch on the front and an integrated Touch ID.
The cameras are also expected to get a significant upgrade, including a stronger night mode on the wide-angle lens and a significantly improved zoom system. That would be fantastic, considering the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s 2.5x magnification pales in comparison to the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s zoom capabilities. It’s worth noting that the camera upgrades are likely to be the phone’s most significant changes.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
We could see a Galaxy S20 FE, a lower-cost “Fan Edition” phone with several of the Galaxy S20’s top features. The Galaxy S21 FE, which we assume will be the sequel’s name, could be released this fall as a cheaper alternative to the higher-end phones slated to be released at the same time.
The speculated successor is said to have a 6.4-inch display, a triple rear camera with an upgraded 32-megapixel main camera resolution, quick charging, and an in-display fingerprint scanner, according to leaked specifications. There are currently no price rumors for the phone, but the Galaxy S20 FE retailed for $699 in the United States, which is $300 less than the base Galaxy S20.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The Galaxy S22 series from Samsung isn’t expected until next year, around February or March. There aren’t many reports concerning the phone’s future generation, and most of the Samsung rumor mill has been focused on the recently announced Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 folding phones. However, a few renders are claiming to show significant modifications to Samsung’s premium device.
The S22’s enhancements may be more centered on the camera, with indications from Samsung’s own social media channels pointing to a massive 200-megapixel picture sensor. The device is also said to have a continuous optical zoom rather than having to switch between 3x and 10x optical zoom lenses. The Samsung Galaxy S22 will be able to carry out functions such as file sharing without any hassle.
Similar to the iPhone 13, there are no major changes overall rather the camera upgrades.
Google Pixel 6
This month, Google’s Pixel 6 series had an early reveal, confirming a brand-new design with a camera bar along the rear. The Pixel 6 also offers some significant camera improvements, including a new picture sensor that can catch 150 percent more light. In low-light circumstances, more light usually implies better images. 4x optical zoom has also been verified for the Pro model.
One of the most significant differences is that Google will use its custom-built Tensor system-on-a-chip, rather than Qualcomm’s, as it has in prior handsets. To demonstrate the Tensor’s capabilities, Google provided several demos to members of the press, including speech recognition, live translation, and photography upgrades.
The Pixel 6 will also be one of the first phones to run Android 12, which includes the ability to build a full interface theme based on the prevailing colors of the image you choose as your background wallpaper on Google’s phones. This personalization will be available across Android 12’s new Material You design language.
The aforementioned phones are one of the most anticipated devices this year. There seems to be a trend of upgrading the cameras rather than making major changes to the overall device. We can’t wait to see what the actual final product will be like.