Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors: February release date, leaked photos and more

    The Samsung Galaxy S22 may have a steel digital camera block and a punch-hole digital camera.
    LetsGoDigital and Giuseppe Spinelli
    We nonetheless have a while till Samsung takes the wraps off its newest flagship lineup, however rumors concerning the new telephones proceed to buzz within the meantime. Following the allegedly leaked photos of the Galaxy S22, the newest gossip from leaker Jon Prosser says Samsung’s new smartphone will probably be revealed at an Unpacked occasion in February. Samsung’s August 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. Then in October, Samsung confirmed off extra choices to customise its foldable telephones. But we nonetheless do not know precisely when Samsung will take the wraps off the rumored Galaxy S22. This 12 months’s Galaxy S21 lineup was unveiled in January, which may imply we’ll see Samsung’s new flagship early subsequent 12 months. Read extra: My Samsung Galaxy S22 want listing: 5 upgrades I must seeThe Samsung Galaxy S21 impressed us with its strong all-round efficiency and higher stability of options and value. And the Galaxy S21 Ultra blew us away with its unimaginable digital camera setup and its capacity to take excellent zoomed-in photographs. But what concerning the follow-up collection? We’re curious to see what the Galaxy S22 may carry, so this is what we predict.

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    Galaxy S22 launch date: January or February 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 anticipate the S22 to be introduced in January 2022, presumably at or across the CES tech present in Las Vegas.  It’s additionally doable that Samsung may wish 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.  Prosser, nevertheless, speculates the Galaxy S22 will probably be revealed throughout a Samsung Unpacked occasion on Feb. 8, 2022, whereas the Galaxy S21 FE will probably be introduced at a separate occasion on Jan. 4. The Galaxy S21.
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    Galaxy S22 may have a smaller show and battery than its predecessorSamsung may provide 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 also be smaller within the Galaxy S22 lineup. Tron speculates that the S22 and S22 Plus may have 3,800- and 4,000-mAh batteries, respectively. The leaker says the Galaxy S22 Ultra will preserve its 5,000-mAh cell.Read extra: Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S21: Rumors about new flagship’s launch date and specs 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 widely excessive costs, coupled with widespread monetary uncertainty for many individuals as a result of pandemic. The S21 supplied handsets at barely extra inexpensive 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 try to make the S22 line cheaper, we do assume it is a secure wager that the corporate will try to match the approximate value of the S21, moderately than improve 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 certain wager too that Samsung will provide 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 top quality with the most effective 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 will even do a extra inexpensive Galaxy S22 FE, though that will not launch with the vary — we’re not anticipating the S21 FE till subsequent 12 months. The Galaxy S20 FE (FE stands for Fan Edition) launched in October 2020, eight months after the flagship S20 lineup. The Fan Edition telephone made a couple of good options and specs sacrifices to realize a extra budget-friendly value.The Samsung Galaxy S22 will seemingly have curved edges and S-pen help.
    The allegedly leaked images of the Galaxy S22, shared by Prosser, present us a glimpse of what the upcoming telephone has to supply. The photographs reveal curved edges and S-pen help. The again of the telephone includes a 108-megapixel major digital camera and three lenses — a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, a 10-megapixel 3X telephoto and a 10-megapixel 10X telephoto — in line with Prosser.Tech leaker Max Weinbach took to Twitter to again Prosser’s claims, saying “Jon and I confirmed his images are legit. This is legit.”Prior to the leaked photographs shared by Prosser, renders from LetsGoDigital and digital artist Giuseppe Spinelli present that Samsung’s new telephone may have an identical design to the Galaxy S21 lineup with a steel digital camera block on the highest left nook and a punch-hole digital camera within the prime middle of the show. To make the renders, LetsGoDigital and Super Roader, a former South Korean Samsung worker, obtained details about the Galaxy S22 lineup’s design after which commissioned Spinelli to make photographs of the telephone based mostly on that info. These renders present us what the Samsung Galaxy S22 may appear like. 
    LetsGoDigital and Giuseppe Spinelli
    Earlier renders shared by Digit and tipster @OnLeaks present that 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 telephone. Digit and @OnLeaks additionally counsel Samsung’s new Ultra mannequin may have a P-shaped digital camera module with a quad-camera setup. This render of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, shared by Digit and @OnLeaks, exhibits the rumored upcoming smartphone with a S Pen slot, a design just like the Galaxy Note 20 and a P-shaped digital camera module.
    Digit and @OnLeaks
    Galaxy S22 may help 65W charging Samsung could possibly be upgrading the S22 lineup with 65-watt charging help, in line 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 provide considerably quicker charging instances than the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Note 20 lineup, which each have 25-watt charging.  Ice Universe speculates the Galaxy S22 Ultra will even include 45-watt quick charging help. This is sufficient to energy the telephone as much as 70 p.c in 35 minutes, in line with the tipster.Galaxy S22 processor, Android model and showSamsung 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 anticipate it can do the identical once more within the S22 line. But it is secure to imagine that what’s used would be the subsequent era of each chips, presumably the Snapdragon 895 (which is anticipated to launch in December this 12 months) and the Exynos 2200. In 2019, Samsung partnered with graphics chip firm AMD for higher cell graphics energy, however to this point we have not seen any Samsung telephone outfitted with devoted AMD {hardware}. It’s doable that the S22 (or extra seemingly, 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 secure wager that the S22 line will run Android 12 — introduced in June this 12 months at Google’s I/O occasion and is now obtainable to obtain — 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 nearly 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 measurement 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 digital camera: 200-megapixel decision? Some rumors counsel it is the hero S22 Ultra that can 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 excellent, however wasn’t an enormous improve over its predecessor.  Some earlier 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 displaying a 200-megapixel telephone digital camera. That could be an enormous improve from the already pixel-packed 108-megapixel S21 Ultra and would theoretically permit for crisper zoomed-in photographs. However, Ice Universe advised (by way of GSM Arena) that the telephone will retain its 108-megapixel sensor, with the principle digital camera specs being roughly just like the S21 Ultra.Ice Universe additionally speculated that Samsung may introduce a 50-megapixel RGBW and a 200-megapixel digital camera sensor this 12 months. Leaker Yogesh Brar added to Ice Universe’s prediction to say the RGBW sensor could possibly be featured on the Galaxy S22 collection as nicely.  Speaking of zoom although, the S22 Ultra can be rumored to get a steady optical zoom, moderately than merely having set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to change between. Currently, in case you zoom to, say, 7x zoom on the S21 Ultra that can use a mix of optical zoom and digital cropping, leading to photographs that look decrease in high quality than once you use the 10x optical lens. A steady zoom would permit for uncropped optical zoom all through your entire zoom vary.  Other rumors, nevertheless, counsel that the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s new digital camera specs might 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 digital camera {hardware} because the Galaxy S21 Ultra, with a 108-megapixel major digital camera, 10-megapixel periscope, 10-megapixel telephoto and 12-megapixel ultrawide lens. The base S22 and S22 Plus fashions aren’t anticipated to get comparable digital camera 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 major sensor. The Galaxy S21.
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    Colors: Could the Galaxy S22 are available burgundy and inexperienced?The Galaxy S22 may are available a brand new inexperienced and darkish pink colour choice. According to Galaxy Club, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus will probably be obtainable in 4 colours: white, black, rose gold and inexperienced. The new inexperienced choice is claimed to be just like the Phantom Green of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Galaxy S22 Ultra will probably be supplied in white, black and a brand new darkish pink colour, 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 submit with a separate tweet saying the Galaxy S22 Ultra is anticipated in burgundy pink, black and white. Blog LetsGoDigital beforehand speculated that in Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked occasion the corporate might have hinted at doable new colour 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 telephone. 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 certain till the telephone 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 secure 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 many who need the additional area.  Don’t anticipate to broaden that storage, although, because the S21 collection eliminated the choice so as to add microSD playing cards. That was an actual disappointment, significantly on the S21 Ultra, as its high-resolution photographs and 8K movies take up numerous area. Fingers crossed for a return, however do not get your hopes up.

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