Galaxy S22 rumors: What we expect to see from Samsung’s next flagship

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    Released in January 2021, the Samsung Galaxy S21 impressed us with its strong all-round efficiency and its higher stability of value. The Galaxy S21 Ultra in the meantime blew us away with its unimaginable digital camera setup and its skill to take very good zoomed in photographs. But what concerning the comply with up sequence? The Samsung Galaxy S22 is not anticipated for a while, however the rumor mill by no means stops turning and it is doable to make some fairly educated predictions about what we might even see from Samsung’s subsequent flagship Android telephone. Here then is what we expect we’d see from the Galaxy S22. Read extra: Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S21: Rumors about new flagship’s launch date and specsGalaxy S22 launch date: January 2022?Samsung usually launched its S-series telephones in March, however it bucked that development in 2021 by launching the S21 line in January. The firm usually follows a 12-month cycle of updating its handsets so we presently anticipate the S22 to be introduced in January 2022, presumably at, or across the CES tech present in Las Vegas. However, it is also doable that Samsung would possibly need to give the S21 line a bit extra respiration room and will return to a March launch schedule. With COVID-19 restrictions hopefully being a bit simpler by then, Samsung might hope to do an in-person launch occasion, which it usually does concurrently in cities throughout the globe. The Galaxy S21.
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    Price: How a lot will the Galaxy S22 price? Sales of the Galaxy S20 line did not impress and it is possible it had rather a lot to do with the widely excessive costs, coupled with widespread monetary uncertainty for many individuals because of the pandemic. The S21 provided handsets at barely extra reasonably priced costs by swapping glass again panels for toughened plastic. Here are all of the variations between the Galaxy S21 and S20.At launch, the bottom S20 got here in at $1,000 within the US, whereas the bottom S21 undercut that at $800. While we do not anticipate Samsung to attempt to make the S22 line even cheaper, we do suppose it is a protected wager that the corporate will attempt to match the worth level of the S21, slightly than improve it again to S20 ranges.

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    Multiple Galaxy S22 fashions: Plus and UltraIt’s a certain wager too that Samsung will supply a number of variations of the S22 line to supply various specs at a wide range of costs. It’s possible that we’ll see a base S22, together with an upgraded S22 Plus and an S22 Ultra mannequin sitting proper on the top quality with the perfect specs — and the best value to match. (Here’s how the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra variants in contrast.)It’s a recipe Samsung has adopted for the previous few generations and it is clearly a method deemed to be working. For these on extra modest budgets, it is doable that the corporate may also do an much more reasonably priced Galaxy S22 FE, though that will not launch with the vary — we’re not even anticipating the S21 FE till later this yr. The Galaxy S20 FE (which stands for “Fan Edition”) launched in October of 2020, eight months after the flagship S20 lineup. The Fan Edition telephone made a number of good options and specs sacrifices to attain a extra budget-friendly value.The Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.
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    Galaxy S22 processor, Android model and showSamsung tends to make use of each Qualcomm Snapdragon chips and its personal Exynos processors in its S sequence telephones — relying on area — and we totally anticipate it is going to do the identical once more within the S22 line. But it is protected to imagine that it will be the subsequent era of each chips, presumably the Snapdragon 895 (which is anticipated to launch in December this yr) and the Exynos 2200.Back in 2019 Samsung partnered with graphics chip firm AMD for higher cell graphics energy, however thus far we have not seen any Samsung telephone geared up with devoted AMD {hardware}. It’s doable that the S22 (or extra possible, the S22 Ultra) could possibly be the primary AMD telephone, boasting superior graphics efficiency for gaming. The Galaxy S21 Ultra.
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    It’s additionally a protected wager that the S22 line will run Android 12 — introduced in June this yr at Google’s I/O occasion and presently in beta kind — with Samsung’s personal consumer interface tweaks excessive together with additions like Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and its Bixby digital assistant software program.Display measurement will virtually actually differ relying on which mannequin you go for. With the S21 line, the bottom S21 was the smallest at 6.2 inches and the S21 Plus pushed issues additional to 6.7 inches, whereas the S21 Ultra ballooned ever additional out to 6.8 inches. Some early rumors counsel that Samsung will make the S22 and S22 Plus barely smaller — 6.05 and 6.5 inches, respectively. The similar rumors counsel the S21 Ultra will keep just about the identical measurement and, just like the S21 Ultra, would be the just one within the vary that may supply variable refresh charges as much as 120Hz. 
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    Galaxy S22 digital camera: 200-megapixel decision?Rumors counsel it is the hero S22 Ultra that may see probably the most thrilling digital camera upgrades this time spherical. That’s good to listen to, because the S21 Ultra’s digital camera is great, however wasn’t a giant improve over its predecessor. Some of the present rumors counsel that it will be the primary Samsung telephone with a whopping 200-megapixel decision, based mostly on a teaser tweet from Samsung’s personal Exynos account exhibiting a 200-megapixel telephone digital camera. That can be a giant improve from the already pixel-packed 108-megapixel S21 Ultra and would theoretically enable for crisper zoomed-in photos. Speaking of zoom although, the S22 Ultra can be rumored to get a steady optical zoom, slightly than merely having set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to change between. Currently, if you happen to zoom to, say, 7x zoom on the S21 Ultra that may use a mixture of optical zoom and digital cropping, leading to photos that look decrease high quality than once you use the 10x optical lens. A steady zoom would enable for uncropped optical zoom all through your complete zoom vary. The base S22 and S22 Plus fashions aren’t anticipated to get related digital camera boosts, guaranteeing that the S22 Ultra stands out and justifies spending the additional money. Expect to nonetheless see a number of lenses and a 50-megapixel foremost sensor.The Galaxy S21.
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    Galaxy S22’s further featuresAdditional options like wi-fi charging, NFC for contactless funds, 5G connectivity and in-display fingerprint scanners are fairly protected bets for all of the S22 fashions. It’s additionally possible that Samsung will proceed to supply base storage choices of 128GB on all fashions, with upgrades as much as 256GB and even 500GB out there for many who need the additional house. Don’t anticipate to increase that storage although because the S21 sequence eliminated the choice so as to add microSD playing cards. That was an actual disappointment, significantly on the S21 Ultra as its excessive decision photos and 8K movies take up loads of house. Fingers crossed for a return, however do not get your hopes up. 

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