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    Samsung Galaxy S22 release date, price, camera specs and every other rumor we’ve heard

    The upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra may are available in a burgundy shade possibility, as proven on this idea picture by LetsGoDigital and Technizo Concept. 
    LetsGoDigital and Technizo Concept.
    Even with Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked occasion set for Oct. 20, we should still have just a few extra months till Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S22, makes an look. But since we now have a while till the cellphone’s anticipated debut, the rumor mill continues to show. Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked occasion excited us with two new foldable telephones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, alongside the corporate’s newest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 4, and the Galaxy Buds 2. But we’re but to listen to when Samsung will take the wraps off the rumored Galaxy S22. This yr’s Galaxy S21 lineup was unveiled in January, which suggests we may see Samsung’s new flagship early subsequent yr. Read extra: My Samsung Galaxy S22 want checklist: 5 upgrades I have to seeThe Samsung Galaxy S21 impressed us with its strong all-round efficiency and higher stability of options and value. The Galaxy S21 Ultra in the meantime blew us away with its unimaginable digicam setup and its capability to take very good zoomed-in pictures. But what concerning the follow-up collection? We’re curious to see what the Galaxy S22 will carry.  Here, then, is what we expect we would see from the Galaxy S22. 

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    Galaxy S22 launch date: January 2022? Samsung usually launched its S-series telephones in March, but it surely 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 count on the S22 to be introduced in January 2022, probably at or across the CES tech present in Las Vegas.  However, it is also doable that Samsung may need to give the S21 line a bit extra respiratory room and will return to a March launch schedule. With COVID-19 restrictions hopefully being a bit simpler by then, Samsung may intend to do an in-person launch occasion, which it usually does concurrently in cities throughout the globe.  Read extra: Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S21: Rumors about new flagship’s launch date and specsThe Galaxy S21.
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    Galaxy S22 may have a smaller show and battery than its predecessorSamsung may supply barely smaller show sizes for the Galaxy S22 line. According to Twitter leaker EntranceTron, the Galaxy S22 may have a 6.01-inch display screen, the Galaxy S22 Plus may have a 6.55-inch display screen and the Galaxy S22 Ultra may get a 6.81-inch display screen. For comparability, the Galaxy S21 lineup has 6.2-, 6.7- and 6.8-inch shows, respectively. Batteries may additionally be smaller within the Galaxy S22 lineup. Tron speculates that the S22 and S22 Plus could have 3,800- and 4,000-mAh batteries, respectively. The leaker says the Galaxy S22 Ultra will preserve its 5,000-mAh cell. Price: How a lot will the Galaxy S22 value?  Sales of the Galaxy S20 line did not impress and it is seemingly it had loads to do with the commonly excessive costs, coupled with widespread monetary uncertainty for many individuals because of the pandemic. The S21 supplied 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 count on Samsung to attempt to make the S22 line cheaper, we do suppose it is a protected guess that the corporate will attempt to match the approximate value of the S21, slightly than enhance it again to S20 ranges.

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    The Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.
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    Multiple Galaxy S22 fashions: Plus and UltraIt’s a positive guess 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 seemingly that we’ll see a base S22, together with an upgraded S22 Plus and an S22 Ultra mannequin sitting proper on the high quality with the very best 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 technique deemed to be working. For these on extra modest budgets, it is doable that the corporate can even do a extra reasonably priced Galaxy S22 FE, though that will not launch with the vary — we’re not anticipating the S21 FE till later this yr. The Galaxy S20 FE (FE stands for Fan Edition) launched in October 2020, eight months after the flagship S20 lineup. The Fan Edition cellphone made just a few good options and specs sacrifices to realize a extra budget-friendly value.Although we do not know for positive how every Galaxy S22 mannequin will look, in accordance with renders shared by Digit and tipster @OnLeaks, the Galaxy S22 Ultra may have an identical design to the Galaxy Note 20 with a slot for the S Pen and flat edges on the highest and backside of the cellphone. Digit and @OnLeaks additionally counsel Samsung’s new Ultra mannequin could have a P-shaped digicam module with a quad-camera setup. This render of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, shared by Digit and @OnLeaks, reveals the rumored upcoming smartphone with a S Pen slot, a design much like the Galaxy Note 20 and a P-shaped digicam module.
    Digit and @OnLeaks
    Galaxy S22 may help 65W charging Samsung may very well be upgrading the S22 lineup with 65-watt charging help, in accordance with leaker EntranceTron. The tipster posted to Twitter in July that 65-watt quick charging is within the testing section for Rainbow RGB, a rumored code identify for the S22 collection. If this hypothesis proves true, the S22 would supply considerably quicker charging occasions than the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Note 20 lineup, which each have 25-watt charging.  Galaxy S22 processor, Android model and show Samsung tends to make use of each Qualcomm Snapdragon chips and its personal Exynos processors in its S collection telephones — relying on area — and we totally count on it can do the identical once more within the S22 line. But it is protected to imagine that what’s used would be the subsequent technology of each chips, probably the Snapdragon 895 (which is predicted to launch in December this yr) and the Exynos 2200. In 2019 Samsung partnered with graphics chip firm AMD for higher cell graphics energy, however thus far we have not seen any Samsung cellphone outfitted with devoted AMD {hardware}. It’s doable that the S22 (or extra seemingly, the S22 Ultra) may very well be the primary AMD cellphone, boasting superior graphics efficiency for gaming.  The Galaxy S21 Ultra.
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    It’s additionally a protected guess that the S22 line will run Android 12 — introduced in June this yr at Google’s I/O occasion and presently in beta type — with Samsung’s personal person interface tweaks excessive, together with additions like Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and its Bixby digital assistant software program. Display dimension 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 to 6.7 inches, whereas the S21 Ultra ballooned farther out to 6.8 inches. Some early rumors counsel that Samsung will make the S22 and S22 Plus barely smaller — 6.05 inches and 6.5 inches, respectively. The similar rumors counsel the S21 Ultra will keep just about the identical dimension and, just like the S21 Ultra, could be the one one within the vary to supply variable refresh charges as much as 120Hz. 
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    Galaxy S22 digicam: 200-megapixel decision? Some rumors counsel it is the hero S22 Ultra that may see probably the most thrilling digicam upgrades this time spherical. That’s good to listen to, because the S21 Ultra’s digicam is great, however wasn’t an enormous improve over its predecessor.  Some earlier rumors counsel that it will be the primary Samsung cellphone with a whopping 200-megapixel decision, based mostly on a teaser tweet from Samsung’s personal Exynos account displaying a 200-megapixel cellphone digicam. That could be an enormous improve from the already pixel-packed 108-megapixel S21 Ultra and would theoretically enable for crisper zoomed-in photographs. However, Ice Universe recommended (by way of GSM Arena) that the cellphone will retain its 108-megapixel sensor, with the primary digicam specs being roughly much like the S21 Ultra.Ice Universe additionally speculated that Samsung may introduce a 50-megapixel RGBW and a 200-megapixel digicam sensor this yr. Leaker Yogesh Brar added to Ice Universe’s prediction to say the RGBW sensor may very well be featured on the Galaxy S22 collection as nicely.  Speaking of zoom although, the S22 Ultra can also be rumored to get a steady optical zoom, slightly than merely having set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to modify between. Currently, when you zoom to, say, 7x zoom on the S21 Ultra that may use a mix of optical zoom and digital cropping, leading to photographs that look decrease in high quality than whenever you use the 10x optical lens. A steady zoom would enable for uncropped optical zoom all through your complete zoom vary.  Other rumors, nonetheless, counsel that the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s new digicam specs will not be all that thrilling. According to an August report from Galaxy Club, the Ultra mannequin of Samsung’s upcoming smartphone may home the identical digicam {hardware} because the Galaxy S21 Ultra, with a 108-megapixel important digicam, 10-megapixel periscope, 10-megapixel telephoto and 12-megapixel ultrawide lens. The base S22 and S22 Plus fashions aren’t anticipated to get related digicam boosts, so the query stays whether or not the S22 Ultra will stand out and justify spending the additional money. Expect to nonetheless see a number of lenses and a 50-megapixel important sensor. The Galaxy S21.
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    Colors: Could the Galaxy S22 are available in burgundy and inexperienced?The Galaxy S22 may are available in a brand new inexperienced and darkish crimson shade possibility. According to Galaxy Club, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus shall be obtainable in 4 colours: white, black, rose gold and inexperienced. The new inexperienced possibility is alleged to be much like the Phantom Green of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Galaxy S22 Ultra shall be supplied in white, black and a brand new darkish crimson shade, the weblog says. Leaker Ice Universe additionally not too long ago tweeted a picture of a burgundy Galaxy S8 with the caption “burgundy red return!” Although the leaker did not specify which Galaxy mannequin was within the picture, LetsGoDigital adopted Ice Universe’s publish with a separate tweet saying the Galaxy S22 Ultra is predicted in burgundy crimson, black and white. Blog LetsGoDigital beforehand speculated that in Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked occasion the corporate might have hinted at doable new shade choices for the upcoming Galaxy S22. At one level within the presentation (about 46 minutes in), when Samsung talks concerning the S Pen stylus’s compatibility with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the phrases “SS22 colors” are written on the foldable cellphone. The textual content appeared subsequent to a separate window displaying a light-weight inexperienced plaid pair of pants and a child pink blazer that pointed to the phrases “pistachio green” and “flamingo pink.” It’s doable we may see these new colours for the Galaxy S22, however we cannot know for positive till the cellphone makes its debut. Galaxy S22’s further options Additional 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 seemingly that Samsung will proceed to supply base storage choices of 128GB on all fashions, with upgrades as much as 256GB and even 500GB obtainable for individuals who need the additional area.  Don’t count on to increase that storage, although, because the S21 collection eliminated the choice so as to add microSD playing cards. That was an actual disappointment, notably on the S21 Ultra, as its high-resolution photographs and 8K movies take up a whole lot of area. Fingers crossed for a return, however do not get your hopes up.

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