The longer term smartphones of 2023

With the tempo of smartphone evolution transferring so quick, there’s at all times one thing ready within the wings. No sooner have you ever spied the newest handset, that there is anticipation for the subsequent large factor.

Right here we take a look at these telephones that have not but launched, the upcoming telephones for 2023. We’ll be updating this listing regularly, with these machine rumours we expect are credible and thrilling.


As for already-launched handsets, we have rounded up the very best smartphones of 2022 elsewhere – these we think about to be the very best throughout all platforms. In case your finances is just a little smaller, there may be additionally our finances smartphones for underneath £200 function – and there is a mid-range roundup as much as £400 as effectively.

The upcoming technology of telephones

Earlier than we dive into the element, listed below are a number of the anticipated handsets for 2023 and past:

  • Google Pixel Fold
  • Huawei Mate X3
  • Oppo Discover X6 Professional
  • OnePlus V Fold and V Flip
  • Nothing Cellphone (2)
  • iPhone 15 and 15 Professional
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Google Pixel 7a
  • Google Pixel G10/Pixel 7 Extremely
  • Motorola Razr(s) 2023
  • Xiaomi Combine Fold 3
  • New Microsoft Floor foldable

Google Pixel Fold

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Google hasn’t confirmed this one, however the rumours surrounding the foldable pixel have been circling for a very long time.

Rumours of the folding Google Pixel have been round since 2019, and the corporate nonetheless hasn’t launched one and even confirmed that there is a launch any time within the close to future. Latest information on the machine suggests Google is not proud of it and has delayed its launch. It’s anticipated to be a book-style foldable just like the Galaxy Z Fold 4, however extra compact. Over the primary few months of 2023, we noticed plenty of contemporary rumours surrounding the machine, together with some detailed renders, and a attainable sighting on a New York subway.

Huawei Mate X3

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The Mate XS 2 was launched in 2022 and the Mate X3 is predicted to observe quickly.

Having already launched the outward-folding Mate XS 2 in summer season 2022, it has been claimed the corporate will launch the inward-folding Mate X3 subsequent. December 2022 was slated because the timeframe to look out for, however it’s not been confirmed as but. It is anticipated to be slimmer and extra sturdy than its predecessor.

Oppo Discover X6 Professional


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The subsequent Discover X collection flagship is claimed to function a revamped design and the newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor inside.

The Oppo Discover X6 Professional goes to be one of many first telephones operating the Snapdragon 8 gen 2 platform and is prone to seem at the start of 2023. Leaked renders present a radical redesign with a outstanding round digicam housing proper in the course of the telephone’s rear, full with 4 new matte pastel colors.

OnePlus V Fold and V Flip

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At its OnePlus 11 and Buds Professional 2 launch occasion, the producer teased the upcoming launch of its first foldable telephone(s), that are going to be launched within the third quarter of 2023. It has been rumoured that – like its mother or father firm, Oppo, it’s going to launch each horizontal and vertical (flip) type foldable smartphones. Past that, we do not know an enormous quantity, however it’s secure to imagine that they’re going to be tweaked variations of the Oppo Discover N2 and Discover N2 Flip.

Nothing Cellphone (2)

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Nothing – Carl Pei’s comparatively new firm – has introduced that it intends to increase into the US, and that can embrace the second technology Nothing Cellphone. The corporate has additionally confirmed that – in contrast to its first mannequin – this telephone goes to be powered by a flagship-grade chipset. Particularly, that is going to be the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform, not the newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. It is anticipated to launch within the second half of 2023.

Apple iPhone 15 vary

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As certainly as evening follows day, Apple releases a brand new vary of iPhones yearly. iPhone 14 have simply launched, and which means subsequent 12 months we’ll see iPhone 15.

Regardless of iPhone 14 nonetheless being a brand new machine, rumours concerning the subsequent technology iPhone 15 have already began. Apple has already confirmed the transfer from Lightning to USB-C, whereas different rumours speculate that Apple will transfer from bodily buttons to solid-state/haptic buttons, and additional leaks counsel a transfer to 120Hz shows for all fashions. The subsequent fashions will virtually definitely land in September/October 2023.

Pixel G10/Pixel 7 Extremely

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The Pixel G10 is a little bit of a thriller machine, in that each one we have heard is that it is within the works and that has the identical show because the 7 Professional.

Following rumours of the Pixel 7a collection, one other unannounced Pixel machine broke cowl. The Pixel G10 has been found, however it appears nobody actually is aware of what it’s. It is purported to function a big 6.7-inch QuadHD show – just like the Pixel 7 Professional – and it might be the Pixel 7 Extremely, however we’re not sure on this one.

Google Pixel 7a ‘household’

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Virtually as quickly because the Pixel 7 was introduced, the 7a collection was teased on Amazon.

In one thing of a shocking transfer, Amazon provided up pre-registration for the ‘Google Pixel 7a household’ virtually as quickly because the Pixel 7 and seven Professional have been launched. Since then, we have a greater glimpse on the full image of this telephone. It is mentioned to function a 6.1-inch 90Hz show, function a design harking back to the Pixel 7, and a twin digicam system. It is also mentioned to function the identical second gen Tensor processor from Google.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5

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Rumours have already began up for Samsung’s subsequent foldable flagship, and it is sounding rather a lot like Samsung has taken onboard criticism and is addressing a few client ache factors. A kind of is the crease on the show. It has been instructed that the subsequent mannequin will function a droplet curve within the show to keep away from that simply seen, distinct crease and take away the hole when closed. Some rumours have even instructed we might see a silo for the S Pen constructed into the body of the telephone, however newer suggestion states that is not the case, so it is a bit of an unknown.

Motorola Razr(s) 2023

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It has been claimed that Motorola might launch two Razr telephone fashions in 2023, following the Razr 2022 from final 12 months. To date, we have seen photographs leaked – each digital renders and bodily product images – exhibiting a tool with a a lot bigger cowl show. In actual fact, the show takes up practically all the accessible house on the duvet, with the twin digicam system punched by means of it. We do not know a lot concerning the rumoured second mannequin, however might the second be a larger-screened foldable just like the Galaxy Z Fold, or will Motorola construct one thing just like the Rizr idea utilizing its rollable prototype show?

Xiaomi Combine Fold 3

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Xiaomi hasn’t formally confirmed the Combine Fold 3 exists, however rumours across the product are ramping up already. It is anticipated to land within the third quarter of 2023, and that is about all that is been mentioned about it up to now. It would, undoubtedly, be powered by no matter is probably the most high-end platform from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon staff, and can doubtless solely be accessible in China.

Microsoft Floor foldable

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Having tried two generations of Floor Duo – with two screens that fold shut – it has been mentioned that Microsoft has shelved plans for a 3rd technology and is, as a substitute, engaged on a telephone with one massive foldable display screen as a substitute. If that’s the case, it might see the Microsoft Floor foldable work extra like a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, and never a two-screened smartphone with a hinge.