Another year is about to go down, and we’re on the verge of entering a new one. Last year, we witnessed hundreds of smartphone launches, from affordable flagships to folding smartphones, from everything to nothing. Now, it’s time to look ahead and here are all the best upcoming smartphone launches we expect to see in 2023.
Samsung Galaxy S23
Every year, Samsung launches the best of their smartphones at the annual unpacked event. According to trusted tipsters, the company might launch the Galaxy S23 series smartphones at the event, which is expected to happen in February. The series includes three smartphones Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Like always, there won’t be massive changes in terms of design, but there’ll be some hardware improvements. The series is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is built on the 4nm fabrication process by TSMC and might come with a 200MP primary rear camera. The Galaxy S23 series smartphones could start at around ₹80,000.
OnePlus 11 Pro
OnePlus would start its 2023 journey with a flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 11, and it is expected to come with typical high-end features like Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Android 13 OS out of the box, cameras powered by and fine-tuned using Hasselblad technologies and more. The smartphone is believed to sport a 6.7-inch 2K LTPO display with a 120Hz refresh rate and two variants – 8GB/128GB and 12GB RAM/256GB storage.
Google Pixel Fold
We have been waiting for the launch of Google Pixel Fold for the last couple of years, but there’s no sign of the launch, yet we’re excited about it every year. According to recently leaked Pixel phone plans, the company might launch the Pixel 7a (codename “lynx”) and Pixel Fold (codename “felix”) in the Google I/O event in April or May 2023.
OnePlus Nord 3
OnePlus is planning to launch the OnePlus Nord CE 3 in Feb 2023, which will succeed the Nord CE 2, which was launched earlier this year with MediaTek Dimensity 900 and triple rear cameras. The leaked design of the Nord 3 looks like it is heavily inspired by the OnePlus’ famous OnePlus X and recent iPhones. The smartphone is expected to boast a 6.7-inch IPS LCD display with up to 120Hz refresh rate and would be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the best folding phone we’ve ever seen, and if the rumours are right, the South Korean company will launch the Z Fold 5 in 2023. The 5th gen fold from Samsung is expected to arrive with an even slimmer design, faster charging, and a built-in S-Pen. Hope, it will come with an invisible crease in the centre.