Midway through the year, the smartphone industry seems to be gearing up for the series of July launches, and all of these devices have some impressive hardware to root for. There are 13 new smartphones expected to launch in July that will feature Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. The smartphones are also expected to come with support for at least 100W fast charging.
Multiple manufacturers have lined up to launch new, new devices and the first to hit the market is the Xiaomi 12S expected to launch on July 4. Hardware-rich brands such as: realme† OnePlus† iQOO† Motorola† Nubia† Asus ROG† Lenovoand black shark will also launch their devices shortly after. High-end MediaTek Dimensity chipsets will also be found in many new launches in July.
13 new smartphones coming in July with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Manufacturers are preparing multiple new launches for the month of July and all flagship devices will receive high-quality processors from Qualcomm and MediaTek. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor will find its place in many upcoming new launches, while MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 SoC will follow as a ‘second variant’ offering. New devices with the Dimensity 9000+ chipset are also to be expected. In addition, all new devices will come with at least 100W fast charging support and will only move up the ladder.
Here’s a rundown of all the known devices expected to launch in July, starting with the Xiaomi 12S:
The Xiaomi 12S family will debut on July 4 and will consist of three models: the Xiaomi 12S, the Xiaomi 12S Pro and the Xiaomi 12S Ultra† The 12S Ultra is expected to be the most spec-rich model of the lineup and will ship with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The device is paired with a generous 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage.
Other models in the lineup, namely the Xiaomi 12S Pro and the Xiaomi 12S, could benefit from the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC. All three devices are expected to ship with a triple camera, with the primary shooter a 50MP Sony IMX707 sensor. The Xiaomi 12S range will also be capable of 120W fast charging, as the reports suggest so far.
Realme GT2 Master Explorer Edition
The Realme GT2 Master Explorer Edition will be another new offering that will utilize the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. The launch of the device in China was recently confirmed and is expected to take place in July 2022. The Realme GT2 Master Explorer Edition will pair the Qualcomm chipset with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of RAM. The device will also carry other bells and whistles in the form of a 10bit AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 50MP triple camera setup, Android 12 and more. The device is also expected to come with a very fast 150W charging capability.
The OnePlus 10T is expected to debut sometime in late July and could be the brand’s last flagship for India this year (2022). The OnePlus 10T uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and pairs it with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The triple camera setup that would work on the OnePlus 10T has a 50MP Sony IMX766 as the primary shooter. The device is also expected to come with a 4,800mAh battery pack and will likely support 150W fast charging.
Vivo’s iQOO brand will soon debut the iQOO 10 flagship smartphone and multiple variants are expected under the family. The iQOO 10 can get two main variants – the iQOO 10 and the iQOO 10 Pro† The iQOO 10 Pro specs recently leaked via TENAA highlighted the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC onboard and it comes with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of onboard storage. The device will also get support for 200W fast charging, an LTPO AMOLED panel, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and a 50MP triple camera setup on the back.
ASUS ROG Phone 6 ”
The ASUS ROG Phone 6 “ will officially launch on July 5 and will bring with it Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processor. The device recently broke cover and will remain the gaming-oriented high-performance flagship smartphone that the brand is known for. The device is available with up to 18 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a 5,850 mAh battery. As of now, the ROG Phone 6 is expected to come with support for 65W fast charging, but given the battery size and platform capacity, a faster charging speed of the device can be expected at launch. Gaming-focused accessories will also follow the launch of the device and the The AeroActive Cooler 6 snap-on fan can also see the light of day and will be a boon to keep the device from overheating.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra flagship smartphone was recently spotted on the 3C certification website, indicating an imminent launch. The smartphone is set to debut sometime in July and the launch in China is expected to take place first. Like the others on this list, the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra will use the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and support 125W fast charging. The device, currently codenamed Frontier, could be called the X30 Pro in China and will also feature a 144Hz high refresh display, up to 12GB of RAM, up to 512GB of onboard storage and a 4,500mAh battery. Interestingly, the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra gets a 200MP triple camera setup and a 60MP front camera.
Lenovo and Black Shark
Lenovo and Black Shark are also expected to launch flagship smartphones in July. The devices will be paired with a healthy dose of RAM and significant onboard storage. The Black Shark device could also utilize powerful gaming-focused features such as additional cooling capabilities and trigger buttons to accentuate the brand’s USP and user experience. Currently, the Black Shark 5S series has hit the radar with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC under the hood and is also expected to get a 144Hz AMOLED display, 120W fast charging, 108MP main camera sensor and 4,790mAh battery.