This month, we’re expected to see a total of 16 smartphones getting launched from brands like Samsung, Oppo, Realme, Redmi, Nubia, Lenovo and others. One of the much-anticipated phones to launch this month will be the flagship Samsung Galaxy S22. There are also many gaming phones that are linedup to launch after the Chinese Spring festival. Let’s take a look at the entire list of upcoming smartphones this February 2022.
1. Oppo Reno7
Oppo has already launched the Reno7 series in China last year but now it is slated to land in India and elsewhere. The Reno7 series will launch on February 4 in India and will comprise of Reno7 and Reno7 Pro 5G.
The Reno7 for India will have different specs as compared to the Chinese model. It is touted to be a rebranded Reno7 SE. That being said, it will come with a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is expected to have a 48MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear camera system and a 16MP selfie snapper. It will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. It will pack a 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
On the other hand, the Reno7 Pro 5G will have a 6.55-inch 90Hz FHD+ AMOLED screen. It is expected to come with a 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple cameras and a 32MP selfie snapper. It will be powered by the Dimensity 1200 MAX SoC paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Just like the vanilla, it will pack a 4,500mAh battery but have a 65W fast charging support.
The series is expected to start at around $401 (~ UGX 1,403,500) in Uganda.
2. Infinix Zero 5G
Infinix is all set to launch its Zero 5G smartphone on February 8 in India. The smartphone will bring Dimensity 900 SoC to the table and have a faster LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 internal storage. The smartphone is rumored to come with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.
It is said to pack a 5,000mAh battery and have 33W fast charging support. It will come with 13 5G bands. The Zero 5G was recently spotted in Orange and Black colors and is expected to arrive in around $268 (~UGX 938,000).
3. Redmi Note 11 and Note 11S
Xiaomi’s Redmi will take wraps off its Note 11 series on February 9 in India. The Indian region is expected to get the Note 11 and Note 11S in the market and elsewhere in the world including Uganda.
As of now, there is no specs leak of the phones but rumors suggest that these variants will be the same as the global models. Having said that, the duo is expected to have a 6.43-inch 90Hz AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution. The Note 11 will feature a quad-camera system with a 50MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP setup, while the Note 11S is expected to have a 108MP main lens and the same auxiliary sensors.
The Note 11S will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, whereas, the Note 11 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset. The series will have a 5,000mAh battery and support 33W fast charging technology. It is expected to have LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. MIUI 13 on top of Android 11 is expected to run on the phones. The Note 11 is rumored to start at either $187 (~ UGX654,500) or $194 (~ UGX679,000), while the Note 11S is expected to cost about $227 (~ UGX794,500) or $234 (~UGX819,000).
4. Vivo T1 5G
Vivo has scheduled to launch the Vivo T1 5G on February 9. Rumors are rife that the new T series is the new value for money series for the online market. Some of its specs were tipped recently and notably it won’t be the same model as the Chinese version.
The Vivo T1 5G for India is said to come with a Snapdragon 695 SoC. To recall, the Chinese version has Snapdragon 778G. Other specs of the phone are unknown at the moment. But, it may come with a high refresh rate screen, a big battery, and fast charging support. The device is expected to have good cameras in the segment. All this would cost under $268 (~UGX938,000) as per a recent report.
5. Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 launch has to be one of the most anticipated launches this month. Samsung has set a launch date for Unpacked and it’s happening on February 9.
The series will have S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra and as expected, most of the specs have already been leaked. The S22 and S22+ will sport an FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X panels. The screen size will differ i.e 6.1-inch for the former and 6.6-inch for the latter. The Ultra, on the other hand, will have a QHD+ LTPO AMOLED panel. The trio will have a 120Hz refresh rate.
The S22 and S22+ feature a 12MP UW + 50MP W + 10MP telephoto triple rear cameras. The Ultra will have a 108MP W+ 10MP telephoto+ 10MP periscope + 12MP UW quad rear camera setup. The series will be powered by the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, depending on the region.
The S22 will pack the smallest battery out of the bunch i.e 3,700mAh. The S22+ will pack a 4,500mAh, while the S22 Ultra will have a 5,000mAh battery. The Ultra and Plus will feature a 45W fast charging support. On the other hand, will have a 25W fast charging speed. The series is expected to start at $899 (~UGX3,146,500).
6. Realme 9 Pro series
This time around, Realme is prepping to launch a feature-packed budget phone-series in the European and Indian markets. The Realme 9 Pro and 9 Pro+ are scheduled to launch on February 15 in European and is expected to launch on February 16 in India.
The Realme 9 Pro will sport a 6.59-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The 9 Pro+ will have a slightly smaller 6.43-inch 90Hz AMOLED screen. But, the display on the 9 Pro+ will double up as an in-display fingerprint scanner. The vanilla 9 Pro will have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
As for the cameras, the 9 Pro gets a 64MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear camera system, whereas, the 9 Pro+ will have a 50MP triple camera system. The vanilla Pro will be powered by the Snapdragon 695 SoC, while the Pro+ will be fueled by the Dimensity 920 chipset. The series will have up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Realme 9 Pro series is tipped to start above $201 (~UGX703,500).
7. Moto Edge 30 Pro
A new report reveals that Motorola may bring the Edge X30 in the Indian and Global markets as the Moto Edge 30 Pro. However, there’s no launch date as of now.
The Edge 30 Pro is expected to come with a 6.7-inch OLED FHD+ panel with a 144Hz refresh rate. The screen will double up as an in-display fingerprint scanner. It will be a flagship phone that would be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. It will have up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The device is expected to pack a 5,000mAh battery and have 68W fast charging support.
At the moment, there’s no detail regarding its pricing.
8. iQOO 9
Last month, iQOO launched the iQOO 9 series in China, and this month, it is expected to launch in India. The Indian models have passed several certifications hinting at a sooner launch, as early as this month.
iQOO itself has revealed that the iQOO 9 and 9 Pro will be different for India. The iQOO 8 Chinese model will actually be the iQOO 9 and the iQOO 9 Pro could be the Chinese iQOO 9. Having said that, the Pro will have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, under the hood and the vanilla model will be powered by the Snapdragon 888+ SoC.
The series will have an AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Pro will have a QHD+ screen and the vanilla will flaunt an FHD+ display. The iQOO 9 Pro will have a 50MP + 50MP + 16MP triple rear camera setup, while the vanilla will feature a 48MP + 12MP + 13MP triple rear array. There are no India price details as of now but we expect it to start at around $535 (~UGX1,872,500) considering the competition.
9. Realme GT2
Realme has already launched the GT2 series in the Chinese market. Now, it is expected to launch in Indian and global markets.
The Realme GT2 and GT2 Pro will most likely have the same specs as the Chinese models. The GT comes powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, whereas, the GT2 Pro has Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The Pro model has a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO AMOLED display and the vanilla sports a 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen. The duo has a 120Hz refresh rate.
The GT2 Pro has a 50MP + 50MP + a microscope lens, while the vanilla has a 50MP + ultra-wide + macro triple rear camera system. The duo packs a 5,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging support.
10. Redmi K50
Redmi is expected to launch the Redmi K50 series of phones after the Spring festival this month.
The series will consist of Redmi K50, K50 Pro, K50 Pro+, and K50 Gaming Edition. The former model is expected to come powered by the Dimensity 700 SoC, while the Pro model is said to have the Snapdragon 870 SoC. The K50 Pro+ will get a better Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and lastly the K50 Gaming Edition will have the new Dimensity 9000 SoC.
The series will come with up to 120W fast charging support. It will run on MIUI 13 out of the box. Initially, the series will be only released in China and is expected to launch later in the global and Indian markets.
11. Nubia Red Magic 7
Several reports have revealed that the Red Magic 7 will debut this month in China. It will be a gaming phone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. It will feature a 6.8-inch FHD+ display with a 165Hz refresh rate. It will have a 64MP triple camera system and an 8MP selfie snapper.
The device was spotted with 18GB of RAM and a battery that has 165W fast charging support. As of now, the details of the Red Magic 7 are scarce but we are expecting to hear more in the coming days.
12. Black Shark 5
Another gaming phone likely to release in February is the Black Shark 5. The series will have two models — Black Shark 5 and Black Shark 5 Pro. The series will have an AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate on the vanilla and a 144Hz refresh rate on the Pro. The Pro will have a QHD+ resolution, while the vanilla model will boast an FHD+ display.
The Pro will evidently have the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, whereas, the vanill model will have the Snapdragon 888+ chipset. There will be a 5,000mAh battery in the Pro and a 4,600mAh battery inside the vanilla. The duo will have a 120W fast charging support.
13. Lenovo Legion Y90
Last month, Lenovo scheduled the launch of the Legion Y90 for January 1, but unfortunately, it was never released. But now as per notable tipsters, the phone will debut this month after the Spring festival in China.
The Lenovo Legion Y90 will feature a 6.9-inch FHD+ display with a high refresh rate support. It will have a 64MP + 16MP dual rear camera system at the rear anda 44Mp selfie snapper. Since it will be a gaming phone, it will be powered by the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. It will come with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
It will pack a 5,600mAh dual-cell battery with support for 68W fast charging technology. The device will come in various colors including Black, White, Green, Gold, Red, Cyan, Grey, and Silver. It is expected to compete with the upcoming Black Shark 5, Redmi K50 Gaming, and Red Magic 7.
14. Vivo V23e
This month, Vivo will be launching the V23e smartphone, an addition to the V23 lineup in India. The launch date is unknown as of now but it is expected to be priced between $334 (~UGX1,169,000) to $401 (~UGX1,403,500).
The specs of the India model are unknown but it is expected to have the same specs as the model launched in Thailand earlier. The Vivo V23e in Thailand has a 6.44-inch FHD+ display. It has a 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear camera system and a 44MP selfie snapper.
It will be powered by the Dimensity 810 SoC paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. One of its highlights will be the 44W fast charging support for the 4,050mAh battery inside the handset.
15. Realme C31
Realme’s C31 was spotted on a few certifications confirming its launch to be sooner. The smartphone may launch this month at a budget pricing in India and other markets.
The smartphone will be powered by a budget chipset and pack a 5,000mAh battery. It won’t have any fancy charging speeds, but rather a 10W speed. The phone will run on Android 11 OS and have Bluetooth v5.0 support.
16. Samsung Galaxy A33 5G, A53 5G
Samsung is expected to launch two new A-series phones in the market. The Galaxy A33 5G may debut this month with a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and a 48MP quad-camera system. It will be powered by a Dimensity SoC, however, the exact chipset details are unknown at the moment.
The Galaxy A53, on the other hand, will be a mid-range phone with a 6.46-inch display. It is expected to come powered by the Exynos 1200 SoC and back a 4,680mAh rater battery, as per TENAA. It will have a 25W fast charging support and feature a 64MP triple camera system.
There’s no price information for both of these phones.
These were some of the upcoming phones launching in the month of February 2022. Which smartphone are you most excited about? Do let us know in the comments.