The Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy have dominated the mobile phone scene for years, but there are now a number of other devices that could give them a run for their money. Mobile devices are the future with gaming, gambling, and socializing done more and more on our mobile devices.
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Just when was the smartphone invented?
IBM is widely given credit for producing the world’s first smartphone. It was quite large, as you might imagine, and marketed under the name Simon (Simon Personal Communicator).
It was developed in 1992 and went on sale on August 16, 1994. It conveniently featured:
- a touchscreen
- could send emails
- some built-in apps (e.g., sketch pad, calculator)
Galaxy Z Fold FE
While Samsung is yet to confirm anything officially yet, many within the industry expect the technology giant to soon announce a more affordable version of their game-changing Z Fold mobile phone. That announcement is expected to come before the end of the year with the phone to follow at some point in 2022, but for now, we just need to sit tight and wait for the news.
According to rumors, this new Samsung phone will cost around $1100 and will come with the latest technology built into the device, though it is unclear if it will be 5G compatible. Other rumors suggest that the FE edition of the Z Fold will instead just be a first-gen concept that will be repackaged as a more affordable alternative to the original $1800 mobile phone.
The Samsung Z Fold shot to prominence because it features a screen that can fold in half and work as a regular smartphone or could be expanded to essentially be a cellular compatible tablet. Whether or not these features justify the hype (or the price), no one knows yet, but this phone is definitely different to anything else on the market and marks a shift in phone development.
This one is a cheeky inclusion as it is currently already available for customers in China, but for the rest of us, it won’t be released until early 2022. This device and its Pro counterpart, both run on the brand new HarmonyOS operating system, and this gives the company a USP that its competitors can’t offer. Do you think it will run as well as IOS?
The phones will not only feature HarmonyOS but will let the user enjoy high-quality OLED displays that come with an insanely high refresh rate, as well as a camera set-up that would put professional cameras to shame. You will also be able to charge the phone using a fast charger that can have you fully juiced up in less than an hour. Not bad at all!
Users may be disappointed to learn that these new Huawei phones will not feature 5G compatibility due to the trade embargo that the United States has on technology where products and features developed by US companies are being used by Chinese firms. This means that users will not be able to make use of Google applications so keep that in mind.
A successor to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S21, this new mobile phone will carry on the great work that the guys over at Samsung have been doing over the past few years. People are highly excited for the S22 to arrive because of how amazing the S21 was at the time of its release. It featured amazing specifications that were real game-changers in the industry.
The S22 is rumored to arrive at the beginning of 2022 and will feature either the Samsung Exynos chip or the Snapdragon 895 chip. Both of these chips are very powerful, with the Snapdragon one not yet being fully realised, hinting at it being a real top of the range piece of kit that should make it a hit with users. Snapdragon has a great record with making chips.
The S22 will also feature an under-display camera that will make the phone a genuine full-screen phone that won’t sacrifice display size for camera placement. Are you wondering how this will work? It is rumored that the camera on the phone camera will be hidden under the display screen and won’t be visible until you actually open an app that uses the camera.
iPhone SE 2 Plus
Rumored to be coming out in 2020, the iPhone SE 2 Plus was supposedly delayed as a result of the pandemic, but we might finally be getting this device in 2022, along with the new iPhone 14, if whispers are to be believed. The SE 2 Plus will mark a return to the insanely popular SE line that offered great features at a more affordable and accessible price point.
The 2020 iPhone SE was heavily delayed and reportedly downsized, but now with things getting back to normal, Apple apparently feel they can mark this with a return to what they know will work. This new device will apparently be a more juiced-up version of the iPhone SE 2020 that came out in, you guessed it, 2020 and was a hit with users.
Do you think this new iPhone will be a hit with users? If history is anything to go by, the iPhone SE will be popular with people who would otherwise not have been able to afford one.
OnePlus is a fast-growing mobile phone company that is rapidly developing a reputation for creating functional mobile devices that can compete with the big boys, despite having a much smaller budget. OnePlus has a track record for always being quick to adopt new technologies even if that means releasing devices at more frequent than usual intervals.
The previous device, the OnePlus 9 Pro, cost approximately $1000 and if this new device is genuinely going to be such a game-changer, we should expect the OnePlus 9RT to cost even more. This cost might be worth it though with this new phone coming equipped with a new Snapdragon 895, the same chipset that features in the new Samsung Galaxy S22.
In addition to supposedly featuring this next-generation Snapdragon chip, the OnePlus 9RT will also apparently feature a Samsung LTPO display that will include a refresh rate of 120Hz as well as a completely HD display that will surely leave users delighted with their device.