With the rate at which smartphones are evolving, there is always something new on the horizon. The excitement for the next big thing begins as soon as you see the latest device.
We’ll look at phones that haven’t yet been released, as well as those that will be released in 2023 and 2024. This list will be updated on a regular basis with device rumors that we believe are credible and fascinating.
In terms of already-released handsets, we’ve compiled a list of the top smartphones of 2023, which we think to be the greatest across all platforms.
The Upcoming Phones Generations
Before we go into the specifics, here are some of the handsets expected in 2023 and beyond:
- Xiaomi 14 series
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
- Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
- iPhone 15 and 15 Pro
- New Microsoft Surface foldable
- Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
- Google Pixel 8
- OnePlus V Fold and V Flip
- iPhone 16 series
- Google Pixel G10/Pixel 7 Ultra
- Nothing Phone (2)
Xiaomi 14 series
Rumors about the next generation of Xiaomi flagships have only recently begun, so the image is still hazy. However, the next all-powerful camera kings are likely to include the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 engine, a 1-inch camera sensor with variable aperture, and ship in China (to begin with) at the end of 2023.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
Rumors about Samsung’s next foldable flagship have been circulating for months, and it appears that the company has heeded criticism and is addressing a handful of user concerns. The crease on the display is one of them. It has been suggested that the future model will include a droplet curve in the display to avoid that immediately apparent, distinct crease and to close the gap. Some rumors have even stated that a silo for the S Pen might be incorporated into the phone’s frame, but a more recent proposal indicates that this isn’t the case, so it’s a bit of a mystery.
It’s likely to be unveiled in late July/early August, with a price tag far beyond $1500/£1500.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
It would be quite uncommon for Samsung to introduce a new Z Fold without simultaneously releasing a new clamshell Z Flip, thus we expect the firm to unveil the new Z Flip 5 with it. Most manufacturers appear to be focusing on cover screens this year, and it’s been rumored that Samsung’s upcoming Flip would have a considerably larger cover screen taking up nearly all of the space on the front cover of the phone.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
The Galaxy S23 FE has been a bit of a ‘will-they-won’t-they’ situation in that early rumors claimed it wasn’t going to happen, but recent developments seem to indicate that it is. The Exynos-powered Fan Edition is slated to arrive near the end of 2023, with wider availability beginning in early 2024, just in time for the Galaxy S24.
Apple iPhone 15/15 Pro
Every year, Apple introduces a new line of iPhones, as inescapably as night follows day. iPhone 14 has just been released, hence iPhone 15 will be available in 2024.
Despite the fact that the iPhone 14 is still a brand-new product, speculation about the iPhone 15 has already begun. Apple has already confirmed the switch from Lightning to USB-C, and more leaks point to a move to 120Hz displays across all models. Other rumors contend that Apple will replace its physical buttons with solid-state or haptic ones. In September or October 2023, the following models will most likely debut.
Microsoft Surface foldable
It’s been reported that Microsoft has abandoned plans for a third generation of the Surface Duo, which has two screens that fold shut and is instead working on a phone with one sizable folding screen. If so, the Microsoft Surface folding might operate more similarly to a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold than a two-screen smartphone with a hinge.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi hasn’t officially acknowledged the existence of the Mix Fold 3, but rumors about the device are already circulating. It’s anticipated to arrive in the third quarter of 2023, and that’s about all we know so far. It will surely be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon team’s most advanced platform and will most likely only be offered in China.
Google Pixel 8
As we approach the second part of the year, we can begin to anticipate the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The Pixel 8 series is rumored to include enhanced camera sensors, which should result in even better low-light performance for Google’s flagships. It is reported that both the primary and ultrawide cameras will be upgraded and that they will be joined by a new ToF sensor for faster/more accurate autofocus.
OnePlus V Fold / V Flip
The manufacturer teased the future debut of its first foldable phone(s), which are scheduled to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2023, at its OnePlus 11 and Buds Pro 2 launch event. It has been rumored that it will introduce both horizontal and vertical (flip) design foldable smartphones, similar to its parent firm Oppo. Beyond that, there isn’t much information available, but it is safe to infer that they will be modified versions of the Oppo Find N2 and Find N2 Flip.
iPhone 16 series
The iPhone 15 hasn’t even been released yet, but speculation about the next series has already begun. According to an industry analyst specializing in display technology, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro will have larger screens than the current generation.
Google Pixel G10/Pixel 7 Ultra
Since all, we know about the Pixel G10 is that it’s under development and will have the same screen as the Pixel 7 Pro, it’s a bit of a mystery gadget.
Another unannounced Pixel device emerged after rumors of the Pixel 7a series. Although the Pixel G10 has been found, it appears that no one truly understands what it is. We’re not sure about this one, but it should have a big 6.7-inch QuadHD display, just like the Pixel 7 Pro. It also might be the Pixel 7 Ultra.
Nothing Phone (2)
The second generation Nothing Phone will be part of Nothing’s expansion into the US, the relatively new firm founded by Carl Pei. The manufacturer has also declared that, in contrast to its original model, this phone would run on a flagship-caliber processor. That will be the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform specifically, not the more recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. On July 11, 2023, it will be unveiled. It will have a completely new look with curved edges and a polished rear.