No matter how many amazing new features smartphones get, gaming still remains the number one activity for most of us. No matter if they are puzzles or word games, online pokies in Australia or endless runners in New York, games are among the first apps new smartphone owners install on their phones. The games we run on the go are becoming more sophisticated – and hardware-hungry – each year, so even the mobile pokies of today can give older phones a hard time. If you feel your phone’s gaming performance is no longer adequate, here are some of the best choices for mobile gaming that you’ll be able to switch to in 2023.
Oppo Find X6 / X6 Pro (probably Spring 2023)
Judging by the manufacturer’s past practice, it’s safe to assume we’ll see a new Oppo Find X6, perhaps even the X6 Pro, around March 2023. There’s not much word out on what the smartphone will know – but it’s pretty sure it will handle mobile games well, no matter if it’s an online slot machine or a first-person shooter.
Oppo has previously announced that it will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC in its upcoming Find X phones, so it’s safe to assume that this chip will power the phone. Then again, this may only apply to the X6 Pro, in which case the X6 will have a 1st-gen Snapdragon 8.
The upcoming handset is rumoured to have a crisp 120Hz 1.5K AMOLED screen (2K on the Pro model), perfect for playing anything from pokies to high-speed shooters and racers.
Google Pixel 7 Ultra (possibly May 2023)
Google has recently released its Pixel 7 series – this usually means that we shouldn’t expect any new releases for about a year. 2023 may be different, as there’s word down the grapevine that an even more powerful Pixel is on its way, called Pixel 7 Ultra.
There’s little more than rumours to be heard about the upcoming handset but even these are impressive: it may have a 120Hz 1440p QHD display, similar to the Pixel 7 Pro, the Tensor G2, or the upcoming Tensor G3 SoC, a large battery, and certainly more processing power than its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro. This means that it will handle mobile gaming very, very well.
Motorola’s new Razr models (sometime in 2023)
Back in the day, there were flip phones and then there was the Motorola Razr, one of the most iconic feature phones ever made. The emergence of foldable phones brought it back – and this time, it seems that the Razr is here to stay.
Motorola’s upcoming 2023 Razr models will bring back the look of the classic, more or less. Codenamed Juno and Venus, the two Razr models coming in 2023 will certainly have more processing power than the current Razr 22, powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. This, of course, means plenty of power to run everything from online pokies to Need for Speed.