The year 2023 will be dominated by premium smartphones. In the coming months, the leading smartphone manufacturers will release their flagship devices with cutting-edge specifications. While Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S23 series on February 1, OnePlus will introduce its flagship device on February 7.
Here are the most anticipated smartphones from Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Google in 2023.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series will be introduced on February 1 during the Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco. The series will include three models: the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, all of which will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and have at least 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. According to the teasers, these devices will have enhanced low-light photography, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra would sport a 200MP primary camera.
In addition to its luxury style, the Galaxy S23 series is distinguished by its glass sandwich construction and metal midframe. While the Galaxy S23 series resembles the Galaxy S22 series in appearance, the new colour palette should aid distinguish between the two. The Galaxy S23 series will debut with OneUI 5.1 based on Android 13 OS, and it is anticipated that these handsets will deliver four major Android OS upgrades.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the most costly model, featuring a 200MP primary camera, a 2K 120Hz curved AMOLED display, and an S-Pen, as well as a 5,000 mAh battery capacity. In addition, the S23 series will feature an IP rating for protection to water and dust, as well as wireless and reverse wireless charging capabilities.
The OnePlus 11 will be presented in New Delhi on February 7 at a physical launch event, following the Galaxy S23 series. The OnePlus 11 will be positioned between the OnePlus 10 Pro and the OnePlus 10T and will utilise the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC as the Galaxy S23 series.
The OnePlus 11 will have a premium metal frame with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, as previously disclosed. The smartphone will include a triple Hasselblad-tuned camera system with a 50MP wide-angle lens, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 32MP telephoto lens. Additionally, the gadget will feature a 16MP front-facing camera, comparable to that of the OnePlus 10 Pro.
The Indian model of the OnePlus 11 will launch with an operating system that is free of bloatware and is based on the Android 13 OS. In addition, the phone will feature a 5,000 mAh battery with 100W rapid charging capabilities. In contrast to the OnePlus 10 Pro, this device will not support wireless charging.
iPhone 15 generation
The Apple iPhone 15 series is anticipated to include four models: the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Moreover, rumours say that Apple may unveil its first ultra-iPhone — the iPhone 15 Ultra with a more luxurious design and advanced functions — in the near future.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 will feature a Dynamic Island, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will include a titanium frame for a more premium design. In addition, these upcoming iPhones are anticipated to include a USB Type-C connection with rapid charging compatibility.
The Pixel 7A, which is anticipated to debut in the second half of 2023, will likely be a combination of the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 6. The Pixel 7A will have various enhancements over the Pixel 6A, such as a new 48MP primary camera and 90Hz AMOLED display, as well as the most recent Tensor G2 CPU, and maybe greater RAM and storage options.
As with every other Pixel smartphone, the Pixel 7A is expected to start with Android 14 and will receive timely security and software updates. Google’s Pixel 7A will be among the first smartphones to receive stable Android OS updates with Pixel-exclusive software features.
Xiaomi 13 Pro
In 2023, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is also one of the smartphones we are anticipating. This smartphone, like with the vast majority of 2023 Android flagships, will utilise the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The centrepiece of this phone is its 1-inch primary camera, which could considerably enhance the device’s camera performance, particularly in low-light circumstances.
The Xiaomi 12 Pro will include a camera tuned by Leica and a luxury design with a glass back and metal frame. The Xiaomi 13 Pro will launch with MIUI 14 based on the Android 13 operating system. Xiaomi 13 Pro is anticipated to debut in March 2023.
Vivo X90 Pro
Similar to the Xiaomi 12 Pro, the Vivo X90 Pro will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and include a 1-inch primary camera coupled with a separate telephoto and ultra-wide angle camera. The Vivo X90 Pro will include a Zeiss lens to enhance image quality and decrease glare.
Vivo could release the X90 Pro alongside the X90 in India by the end of February or the beginning of March, with both smartphones sporting the Android 13-based FunTouchOS 13 operating system.