Upcoming Smartphones in February 2022: Samsung, Oppo, Redmi, Black Shark

Last month, we listed a total of 11 smartphones that were expected to launch in January. 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 lined up to launch after the Chinese Spring festival. Let’s take a look at the entire list of upcoming smartphones in February 2022.

1. Oppo Reno7

Oppo has already launched the Reno7 series in China last year but now it is slated to land in china. The Reno7 series will launch on February 4 in china 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 $229 in China.

2. 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 $399.

3.Realme 9 Pro series 

This time around, Realme is prepping to launch a feature-packed budget phone series in the European and US markets. The Realme 9 Pro and 9 Pro+ are scheduled to launch on February 15 in Europe and are expected to launch on February 16 in China.

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 Rs. 15,000(~$201) in China

4. 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 (~$335) in China considering the competition.

5.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.

6. 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.