2022 has just started and we expect it to be a pretty solid year in the smartphone space. We’re seeing more foldable phones to compete with Samsung’s products, Mediatek finally seems to have a suitable rival to Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon silicon, and the mid-range continues to make impressive gains.
We expect a lot of high-quality phones this year, but what are the most anticipated devices? We asked Android Authority readers and this is what you said.
Which phone are you most looking forward to in 2022?
Over 1700 votes were counted after we published this poll on January 5, and it turns out that the most popular pick was Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series. Just over 24% of those surveyed said it was the phone they looked forward to the most in 2022.
This is not a surprise, as Samsung’s Galaxy S series is essentially the face of Android in markets around the world. Furthermore, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to get an S Pen slot for the first time in the main line of the Galaxy S series, making it an intriguing device for Note fans.
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In second place was the Google Pixel 7 series, with nearly 18% of surveyed readers saying this was the phone they most expected in 2022. Google hit the park with the Pixel 6 series, bringing in new camera hardware as well as a custom chipset for the first time. So we imagine that many enthusiasts are eager to see how Google can take advantage of that.
However, an Android phone does not complete the podium, as the third most popular pick was the iPhone 14 rank with 11.5% of the vote. Apple’s 2022 iPhones are tipped to finally ditch the wide notch in favor of a perforated cutout, while the leaks also point to an under-display face unlock and a 48MP main camera for 8K recording.
Otherwise, Sony’s Xperia 1 IV and Google Pixel 6a round out the top five. Some of the phones on the rear include the Honor Magic V (0.29%), the Redmi K50 series (0.5%), and the Oppo Find X4 / X5 Pro (0.8%). We are guessing this feeling might switch closer to launch for Redmi and Oppo phones in particular.
- Techngro: Waiting for whoever makes the best mid-range device for $ 300.
- Farhan Ahmad Tajudin: Definitely looking at Mk4 Sony Xperia 1/5 and ASUS Zenfone 9. Sony and ASUS are currently the only brands that still keep the 3.5mm headphone jack still relevant on flagship models. I’m not sure if there will be a Motorola RAZR 2022, although it would be interesting to see it happen for real, as the RAZR 5G 2020 still has an attractive design to date.
- 🇦🇺Marshall: Surprised by the low rates of the Mi 12 family, given the amount of beatings distributed by the 11.
- nemo: sony xperia 5 brand 4
Thank you for voting in our poll and for leaving a comment! Are there any specific device segments that you are looking forward to in 2022 (eg folding, traditional flagships, mid-range)?