Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in hand right profile

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There was no shortage of quality smartphones in 2022. The high-end segment played host to top-notch devices like the Galaxy S22 line and Pixel 7 series. Meanwhile, wallet-conscious consumers could choose handsets like the Redmi Note 11 series and Pixel 6a.

Nevertheless, we were expecting several phones this year that never saw the light of day. Whether they were rumored handsets or simply expected based on a brand’s previous release strategies, here are the most notable devices we didn’t see in 2022.