The month of March was full of smartphone launches. We witnessed the release of many most-anticipated handsets like the Oppo Find X6 series, Huawei P60 series, Redmi Note Turbo, and more.
April won’t be different either. Multiple big-name brands have already confirmed to debut several high-profile devices.
For example, Vivo will be launching its new-gen foldables, including its first clamshell foldable. Also, Xiaomi will release its new Ultra smartphone, while Asus will debut its latest ROG gaming smartphone.
Apart from the aforementioned premium handsets, we are also looking forward to mid-rangers and budget models, like the much-awaited flagship-killer Poco F5. All in all, there will be new phone releases this month spread across different price segments.
With that out of the way, let’s have a look at these handsets one by one.
Upcoming Smartphones in April 2023
1. Vivo T2 Series
The Vivo T2 series is set to launch on April 11 at 9.30 Qatar local time. The lineup will include two devices, namely Vivo T2 and Vivo T2x.
The T2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, while the T2x will house a MedaiTek Dimensity 700 chipset. However, both will boot Android 13.
They will arrive with AMOLED displays featuring a dewdrop notch, a 1,300 nits peak brightness level, and up to a 350Hz touch sampling rate. Lastly, they will reportedly cost below QAR 1000 in the country.
2. Realme Narzo N55
The Realme Narzo N55 is scheduled to launch in on April 12 at 9.30am Qatar local time.
It will come with a 6.72-inch 90Hz centered punch-hole FHD+ display (LCD), a MediaTek Helio G88 chip, a 64MP main camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Android 13, a 5,000mAh battery, and 33W fast charging support.
Being a budget smartphone, the handset will offer a dedicated MicroSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Finally, it will be available in blue and black color options.
3. Asus ROG Phone 7 Series
The ROG Phone 7 series by Asus will be unveiled on April 13 at 8 PM GMT+8. The lineup will include at least three devices, namely ROG Phone 7, ROG Phone 7 Pro, and ROG Phone 7D.
All three models are expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset paired with LPDDR5x RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. They will boot Android 13 and will sport a 6.78-inch FHD+ 165Hz AMOLED display.
The handsets will look similar to their predecessors. They will most likely cost about the same as well.
4. Osom Solana Saga
The Osom Solana Saga is finally launching on April 13 at 10 AM Pacific Time. This device was initially announced almost a year ago in June 2022 as a Web3 smartphone.
Apart from the key features of the handset, the company also disclosed the hardware specs of this phone. Thus, we know that it will arrive with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display.
The product will offer a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera, a 12MP Sony IMX373 ultra-wide unit, a 16MP front-facing camera, a 4,110mAh battery, and an IP68 rating for dust as well as water resistance.
5. Xiaomi 13 Ultra
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra has been confirmed to launch in China in April. The company is yet to officially reveal the date but we know a few things about the device already.
The device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 chipset. It will house an improved Leica-powered quad-camera system. The setup will include a 1-inch 50MP Sony IMX989 primary sensor and three 50MP Sony IMX858 sensors for ultra-wide, telephoto, and periscope.
It will come with LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. Finally, it will boot MIUI 14 based on Android 13 and will carry support for 90W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
6. Vivo X Fold 2 and Vivo X Flip
The Vivo X Fold 2 and Vivo X Flip are expected to launch this month. The former will go official as the world’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 foldable, while the latter is the company’s first clamshell foldable.
The X Fold 2 is said to come with an 8.03-inch 120Hz main display and a 6.03-inch 120Hz secondary screen. It will sport a Zeiss-powered triple camera setup head by a 50MP Sony IMX866 sensor. These cameras will use Vivo V2 ISP for image processing.
On the other hand, the X Flip will feature a large cover display on its back. But the screen appears to be inconvenient. This device is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip instead.
7. Poco F5 Series
The Poco F5 and Poco F5 Pro might release by the end of April. These handsets will go official as rebranded Redmi Note 12 Turbo and Redmi K60.
Therefore, the vanilla model will house the new Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset, whereas the pro variant will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. But both will arrive with an OIS-assisted 64MP main camera, MIUI 14 based on Android 13, and 67W wired charging support.
Since both are rebadged versions of different phone lineups, their design will differ. Thus, the regular variant will sport a 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike the pro.
8. Oppo A1 and Oppo A98
After Oppo A1 Pro and Oppo A1x, the brand is now expected to release Oppo A1 in China this month. This device was recently listed on China Telecom’s website.
As per the listing, it will come with a 6.72-inch FHD+ 90Hz display (LCD), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, Android 13-based ColorOS 13, a 50MP primary camera, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 5,000mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Oppo A98 is expected to be launched in the Southeast Asian markets by the end of April. Not much is known about this phone, except that it will support 67W fast wired charging.
9. Vivo Y100A
The Vivo Y100A will be released in Qatar very soon. The smartphone will be available in a single 8GB + 256GB memory configuration.
As far as specs are concerned, it will arrive with a 6.38-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, a MediaTek Dimensity 920 chip, a 64MP main camera, Android 13, a 4,500mAh battery, and 44W fast charging support.
10. Huawei Nova 11 Series
The Huawei Nova 11 series is rumored to go official on April 17. The lineup will bring a new design and it is tipped to offer satellite communication functionality.
Pro and non-pro models are anticipated. The former will sport a 50MP camera, while the latter will feature a 108MP camera. The pro variant is tipped to house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and support 100W fast wired charging.
Unfortunately, that’s all the information we have on the upcoming Huawei Nova 11 series.
11. Infinix Note 30
The Infinix Note 30 family might debut in April. The lineup is said to include three devices, such as Infinix Note 30, Infinix Note 30 Pro, and Infinix Note 30 VIP.
The vanilla Note 30 is expected to arrive in a purple color variant. It will come with a MediaTek Helio G99 chip, Android 13, an FHD+ display, a 64MP rear camera, a 16MP front-facing camera, and a 5,000mAh battery.