Tech Rumours, Latest News and Features

With the recent release of the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, iPad Pro 2021 and Samsung S21 series, we can now turn our attention to the rumoured Tech releases in 2022. Numerous Tech rumours have been circling about a huge range of new mobile phones, including a brand new Blackberry, Google’s first foldable phone and even the iPhone SE 3! Alongside Apple Watch 7 rumours, there could be a new MacBook Air launching in the first half of 2022 and we’ve got even more details flooding in about the highly anticipated iPhone 14! Here are some of the rumoured new products in the pipeline, including potential prices, names and new features!

Phones

There are a lot of rumoured mobile phones set for release in 2022 that may take technology to the next level, including devices from major manufacturers such as Huawei, Sony, Google, Samsung and Oppo! 

Here are just some of the exciting devices that have been mentioned in recent phone rumours!

New Blackberry Phone 

We’ve not had a new Blackberry release since 2018, which was the Blackberry Key2. With rumours of a new model, we’re very excited to see what’s next!

Previous mobile phone rumours suggested the new model was set for release in 2021, but as this hasn’t unfolded, we’re still waiting for more details about the release.

The only information we have include potential 5G capabilities, a physical keyboard and that the new Blackberry phone is expected to be released in North America, Asia and Europe. That crucial release date is still unknown though. 

Google Pixel foldable 

Samsung could soon have competition in the foldable phone market due to recent talks about Google’s first foldable phone, which is set to launch in early 2022. However, further confirmed details are currently non-existent. 

There have been many claims that OLED panels have been ordered by Google which are roughly 7.6-inches, the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Plus, there’s been suggestions Google is experimenting with foldable designs. We can’t wait to see the final product!

Huawei P50

Phone rumours suggest the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro are set for a global launch in early 2022. 

Both models will use the new HarmonyOS operating system and include the XD Fusion Pro engine to deliver better light and colour reproduction. Unfortunately, the P50 series doesn’t support 5G which is a shame as more and more smartphones are becoming 5G connected.  

The P50 starts at around £500 and the P50 Pro starts at around £665, however, these are estimates as Huawei has only released prices for China, so the values don’t fully reflect international pricing. 

Here are some of the main features we can expect from both models: 

P50

6.5-inch OLED Display 

90 Hz refresh rates 

66W fast wired charging 

Choice of 128GB or 256GB storage 

Dual Matrix cameras 

 8GB of RAM

P50 Pro

6.6-inch curved OLED Display

Storage options including 128GB, 256GB or 512GB

8GB or 12GB RAM

50W wireless charging

66W fast wired charging

Rear Dual Matrix Cameras 

Check out even more mobile phones expected to make an appearance in 2022 by heading over to our mobile phone rumours page! 

iPhone

New Apple iPhone rumours have already begun about the iPhone 14 series! 

We’re not sure yet when the release date will be, but Phone rumours predict it will be mid-September 2022. 

In terms of the name, there are a few different suggestions according to new iPhone rumours. As the 2021 release is named the iPhone 13, it’s more likely the next release will be the iPhone 14. With that said, Apple could abandon using numbers and base the name off size, such as Pro or non-Pro. We’ll have to wait until the launch, as Apple likes to keep very secretive. 

iPhone rumours expect there to be four devices launched in the iPhone 14 series, as this has been the structure for the iPhone 11 series, iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. Plus, the pricing for the iPhone 14 is expected to be similar to the iPhone 13.

In terms of features, the iPhone Mini is set to be scrapped and Apple will focus on larger screens instead. According to new iPhone rumours, 2022 models may have a notch-less design, with Face ID under the display.

The iPhone 14 could potentially have a similar design to the iPhone 13 but with updates to body design. Rumours also say a thicker chassis will be introduced and the lightning port may be replaced with MagSafe charging instead.

Improvements to power and efficiency are expected, due to the rumoured A16 chip, and the iPhone 14 Pro models could feature an improved Ultra-Wide camera too!

Find out more information by heading over to our iPhone rumours page!

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to launch in September alongside the iPhone 14 and then be available to buy in October, similar to the schedule of the Series 7. 

Apple Watch rumours expect the price to be similar to the Series 7 which starts at £369, although the price may increase depending on size and watch strap. 

Plus, the new Apple Watch Series 8 is rumoured to have even bigger design changes compared to the Series 7, such as flat edges and potentially a third screen size. 

Rumours also suggest that both Apple and Samsung are planning on including a blood glucose sensor in newer smartwatches, but there has been mention of this feature yet.

Head over to our Apple Watch rumours page for all the details we have so far!

MacBook

MacBook Air rumours are huge right now! There was no mention of a new MacBook Air during Apple’s last event, but rumours suggest it could launch as soon as May 2022. 

There isn’t much certainty surrounding the pricing of the new MacBook Air. However, the price is expected to start from £999, which is the most affordable price for a current MacBook Air. But, Apple devices normally increase in price when additional storage and RAM is added. 

Design leaks say the new MacBook Air will launch in similar colours to the iMac 2021 and it could possibly include white keycaps, larger function keys and a smaller trackpad, but we’ll have to wait!

MacBook rumours also suggest it could feature a Mini-LED Display, which would boost brightness and colour. Plus, now MagSafe charging is back, Apple MacBook rumours say it’s most likely to be included in the new MacBook Air too.

Head over to our MacBook rumours page to find out more!

iPad

Recent iPad Pro rumours suggest the iPad Pro 2022 may follow the release schedule of the iPad 2021 and be released in the first half of the year.

There’s been no mention of prices, but we do know that Apple doesn’t drastically change pricing between models. Therefore, we should see similar pricing to the iPad Pro 2021 which is £749 for iPad Pro 11 and £999 for iPad Pro 12.9. 

The main iPad rumour doing the rounds is that the 11-inch iPad Pro (2022) is expected to match the 12.9-inch model’s Mini-LED Display, after missing out in 2021. 

It’s also suggested the new model will have a glass back which could be for wireless charging. We could see an M1 chipset included too, but there isn’t evidence for this yet. 

Find out even more about the new iPad by checking out our iPad rumours page!

Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Samsung rumours have started trickling in about a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8! Rumours suggest the models could be rivals to the new Apple iPad Pro series.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is rumoured to have an early launch in 2022, which could potentially be alongside the Samsung Galaxy S22 expected in January. 

There’s no news about pricing, but rumours explain the prices may rise for the Tab S8. Currently, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 starts at £619 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus starts at £799, so the cost for the new Galaxy Tab S8 may be more.

One of the major Samsung rumours is the Tab S8 will be available in 11-inches, 12.4-inches and 14.6-inches. 

It’s also been suggested that there’s going to be a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Lite, but there are no further details so far. 

In terms of features, 5G variants will be available and the largest model will have 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It’s also rumoured that all three models will have an 8MP front camera and a 13MP+5MP camera on the back. 

For the chipset, it’s rumoured all three models will run on the Snapdragon 898 chipset, but another Samsung rumour says the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will use the Exynos 2022 and Snapdragon 898 will be used for the Tab S8 Plus. As details about the process are unclear, we’ll have to wait till the device’s launch.

We haven’t got any more details just yet about the other features, so for now we’ll just have to sit back and wait for what Samsung has planned. 

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