My Samsung Galaxy S22 wish list: 5 specs I need to see upgraded

    Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra got here out in January, and the S22 lineup is predicted to comply with swimsuit.
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    Samsung’s Galaxy S21 has an superior lineup of specs that make it probably the greatest telephones you may carry. But its successor, the Galaxy S22, is on its approach, with an anticipated launch and launch date round January. We’ve seen just a few scattered rumors round 200-megapixel picture sensors and barely smaller shows, however being the demanding tech addict I’m, I’ve my very own want listing of issues I need to see on Samsung’s subsequent superphone. The S22 is not prone to arrive till subsequent 12 months, and there are positive to be much more rumors earlier than then. We’ve additionally received the launch of the Apple iPhone 13, anticipated this month, together with Google’s Pixel 6 formally happening sale, most likely in October. Those launches might nicely affect my want listing and Samsung’s plans for its personal telephones. Expect to see this text up to date because the months progress, and control CNET’s ongoing rumor roundup for the newest on the Galaxy S22 sequence. 

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    5 options I would like on the Samsung Galaxy S22


    Here then, are my high 5 needs for the Galaxy S22.
    1. Galaxy S22 wants a greater digicamThe digicam on the S21 Ultra is excellent, with an superior optical zoom that allows you to get pictures that few telephones can examine to. But it wasn’t an enormous improve over the S20. Both had 100x zooms, each did 8K video, each had 108-megapixel sensors. The S20 Ultra was the massive leap ahead, the S21 Ultra simply refined it barely. It’s time then for an even bigger replace, and a few early rumors recommend a 200-megapixel sensor and much-improved zoom programs on the S22 Ultra.The Galaxy S20 Ultra was Samsung’s first 100x zoom cellphone.
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    That can be beautiful, however extra megapixels does not essentially imply higher pictures, so I’d additionally prefer to see a fair greater picture sensor — perhaps a 1-inch sensor. It’s no secret {that a} greater picture sensor permits for higher dynamic vary in a photograph. If Samsung paired that decision with an enormous sensor able to capturing tons of sunshine and distinction particulars it may have a completely astonishing digicam system on its fingers. But Samsung wants to verify its software program is on level too. There are extra advances wanted to permit for improved computational pictures and higher uncooked picture seize. Apple’s ProUncooked has blown me away: It can seize lovely HDR photographs that also give me full management over enhancing in apps like Adobe Lightroom, simply as I might with any uncooked file from a DSLR. Samsung’s software program is not fairly at that stage and I’d prefer to see extra focus right here.2. Samsung, please give us expandable storage againSamsung used to let you develop the bottom storage of its telephones with microSD playing cards, but it surely eliminated that possibility with the S21 vary. This means you are caught with solely the cellphone’s built-in storage. That won’t be a difficulty on decrease fashions within the vary, significantly in case you do not shoot lots of video or play many demanding video games, however in case you’re into your pictures and movies and also you plumped for the Ultra mannequin, that base storage will be limiting. If you shoot 8K movies on the S21 Ultra you will know which you can replenish that storage shortly — and it will go even sooner if Samsung brings 200-megapixel pictures to the S22. I am unable to even start to think about how huge these recordsdata is perhaps. The 512GB most storage presently obtainable on the S21 Ultra will not final lengthy.The S21 Ultra’s 108-megapixel pictures and 8K video shortly eat up storage. The S22 Ultra’s potential 200-megapixel sensor will not make that any higher.
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    Even in case you’re not into pictures, there are many shiny video games on the Google Play retailer (akin to Asphalt 9: Legends) which might be a number of gigabytes in measurement and should end in you having to delete different apps or media with a view to make room.Popping in a microSD card would let you dramatically enhance the storage by 1TB or extra, which might give an enormous quantity of area for all of your apps and movies. But then Samsung would not have the ability to cost you additional for a higher-capacity mannequin, so do not cross your fingers for this one. 3. The Galaxy S22 ought to have devoted AMD graphicsThe S21 sequence already affords very good efficiency all-round, however a partnership between Samsung and graphics chip producer AMD has us hoping for an enormous leap ahead in graphics energy for gaming functions. This partnership really occurred again in 2019, however thus far Samsung hasn’t stuffed any sort of AMD {hardware} into its telephones. I’d like to see devoted AMD graphics on the S22 line that pushes the boundaries of what we count on from cellular gaming. Sure, some video games already come near rivalling high quality you’d count on on older consoles, but when Samsung and AMD may give that processing energy an enormous push ahead, it may enable for lots extra console-standard video games to make their option to telephones, turning your handset right into a succesful cellular video games console.The S21 Ultra is gigantic. The base S21 is a little more pocket-friendly.
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    4. I desire a smaller Galaxy phoneToday’s top-end telephones with one of the best specs round are, let’s face it, big. The S21 Ultra measures a whopping 6.8 inches, whereas even Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max is available in at 6.68 inches. That signifies that in order for you one of the best efficiency and one of the best digicam, you have to be ready to stretch out these denims pockets to accommodate a large slab of a cellphone. And perhaps begin performing some thumb workout routines to assist stretch them throughout the display.I’d like to see smaller variations — 6 inches or underneath — that do not drive you to compromise on efficiency. There are rumors suggesting the bottom S22 fashions may get just a little discount in display measurement, which is nice information you probably have smaller fingers, however there’s unlikely to be any actual measurement discount within the top-end Ultra mannequin. So but once more we’ll seemingly be in a scenario the place shopping for a smaller cellphone measurement means lacking out on these top-end options. Excuse me whereas I’m going and stitch enlargement panels into my pockets.

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    5. The S22 value must be extra inexpensiveSure, all of us need one of the best tech and we would like it wrapped up in a slick design, filled with cool new options. But we additionally need it to be inexpensive. That’s a troublesome mixture to attain, however Samsung did handle to make its S21 vary cheaper than the previous S20 sequence. It wanted to, because the S20 sequence did not promote nicely, partly resulting from monetary uncertainty round COVID-19. The a number of S21 fashions meant that totally different choices have been obtainable for various budgets.
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    Samsung employed a spread of ways to make the S21 vary extra inexpensive, together with swapping out the glass backs on some fashions for strengthened plastic. And you realize what? It labored. It additionally knocked an honest quantity off the asking value. While the bottom Galaxy S20 went on sale for $1,000, the bottom S21 undercut that at $800. So I’m eager to see comparable choices being made with the S22 that may enable for an amazing all-round cellular expertise at an approachable value. So what I’m asking for is a super-powered, AMD-equipped cellphone with the world’s finest digicam that’ll additionally match comfortably within the palm of your hand, that is fairly priced and helps you to develop the storage on a budget. That’s not an excessive amount of to ask, is it Samsung? Come on guys, step up.

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