New and rumored Verizon phones in 2022: iPhone SE, Pixel 6A and more

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Choose a new phone upgrading is never easy. In the tech world, there’s always something new around the corner, but with Verizon and AT&T adopting 36-month installment plans, the phone you upgrade will likely be the one you’ll be using over the course of your life. of the next few years. So trying to figure out when is the “best time” to upgrade can be tricky.

Here are some of the phones you’ll want to watch out for this year and when we think they might arrive, based on past trends and rumours.

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Samsung S22 and S22 Ultra

The Galaxy S22 Ultra, left, S22 Plus and S22, right.

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Galaxy S22

Samsung latest galaxy s phones are usually the first major phones of the year in the United States, and for 2022, this trend continues. The latest Galaxy phones feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, improved cameras and, at least on the S22 Ultra, a slot for Samsung’s S Pen stylus. All three phones will also work with all of Verizon’s 5G networks.

When are they coming out? The new Galaxy phones hit stores on February 25. Prices start at $800 for the standard Galaxy S22, $1,000 for the S22Plus and $1,200 for the S22 Ultra.

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The new iPhone SE features a similar design to the current iPhone SE, above.

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Apple iPhone SE

Apple’s iPhone budget has received a new 2022 upgrade. Well, pretty cool. The new model features a nearly identical design to the second-generation iPhone SE (which itself is similar to the iPhone 8) – meaning yes to a home button and big bezels, but no Face ID or to a larger screen – but now supports low-band and mid-band 5G networks. The new SE also runs on Apple’s A15 processor, the same chip as the iPhone 13, and has better battery life.

The new iPhone SE does not support millimeter wave 5G. However, it will work with Verizon’s more widely available C-band 5G network which operates on the midband spectrum. You can find out more about the different names and flavors of 5G here.

When is it coming out? Apple’s latest iPhone SE is available for pre-order on March 11 and goes on sale March 18. Prices start at $429 for a 64GB model.


Rumored Pixel 6A.


Pixel 6A

Like Apple, Google is rumored to be working on a new, more affordable version of its Pixel line. A successor to last year’s Pixel 5A, according to 9to5Google the Pixel 6A will feature Google’s Tensor chip and dual rear cameras: a 12.2-megapixel main shooter and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens. An 8-megapixel camera will end up on the front.

A report of OnLeaks and 91Mobiles revealed that the phone will look similar to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, including the camera bar at the top rear of the phone. The 6.2-inch screen will have a fingerprint reader inside the screen.

When is it coming out? Google typically releases its Pixel A series updates in the summer, with the Pixel 5A announced in August last year and the Pixel 4A line the previous year. That said, it’s possible the phone will show up at the company’s annual Google I/O developer event, where the The Pixel 3A debuted in 2019.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 water resistance

Samsung’s Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4

Samsung has been consistent with updating its foldable phones every summer. While rumors are pretty thin on what to expect for 2022 if you’re a fan of foldable devices, there are two to watch out for. Korean news site Elec’s reports that the Z Fold 4 will follow the lead of the S22 Ultra and include a slot for an S Pen stylus.

When are they coming out? Samsung has used its late summer launch to roll out updates to its Z line of phones in the past, so if this trend continues, those could arrive in August or September. Last years The Z series was announced in August.


A first render of Jon Prosser’s iPhone 14, designed by Ian Zelbo.

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iPhone 14

While the iPhone SE 3 is seemingly imminent, the next major iPhone update isn’t expected to arrive until the fall. From many rumors of changes and improvements for this year’s flagship line of iPhones, regular processor and camera upgrades, with the Pro and Pro Max possibly getting 48-megapixel rear shootersup from 12 megapixels found on previous iPhones.

However, the biggest change in the iPhone 14 might be the front camera placement for the 14 Pro and Pro Max. Rumors suggest Apple may finally be ditching the notch and opting for a hole or pill-shaped cutout instead.

When are they coming out? Apple usually announces its major iPhone upgrades in September.

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Google’s foldable Pixel is rumored to have a similar design to Oppo’s Find N, above.

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Google Pixel 7, 7 Pro and Pixel Notepad

Google is rumored to be working on a few big Pixel upgrades this year, including successors to the Pixel 6 line and a new foldable Pixel. According to 9to5Google, the Pixel 7 line will sport a second-generation version of Google’s custom Tensor processor as well as an updated Samsung modem for connecting to cellular networks. A recent leak from OnLeaks and SmartPrix appears to show off the 7 Pro’s design, which is similar to last year’s Pixel 6 Pro style.

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Rumored Pixel 7 Pro.


The outlet also reported that the company is working on a foldable Pixel which it says could be called the Pixel Notebook. Not much is known about this device, although it should run on Google’s Tensor chip. 9to5Google also says the price could be more affordable than the $1,800 Samsung charged for the Z Fold 3, and its design might look more like Find Oppo’s N.

When are they coming out? Google has traditionally made its big Pixel updates in October. Analyst Ross Young tweeted that the foldable phone, in particular, can arrive in october.

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