Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors: Release date, price, camera specs and more

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    Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked occasion was simply final week, and the corporate unveiled new variations of its foldable telephones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, alongside its new smartwatch the Galaxy Watch 4. But when might we see Samsung’s subsequent flagship cellphone, the rumored Galaxy S22? We do not but have any official phrase, however this 12 months’s Galaxy S21 lineup was unveiled in January, which suggests we might see Samsung’s new flagship early subsequent 12 months. Although we nonetheless have a while till the smartphone’s anticipated debut, the rumor mill continues to show. Read extra: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked recap: Everything announcedSo far, we have heard that the Galaxy S22 line might get a significant digicam improve with the addition of a attainable whopping 200-megapixel picture sensor. The newest buzz about Samsung’s new flagship, nonetheless, says that, though we might see a couple of digicam updates, the Galaxy S22 might have a smaller battery and show.

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    The Samsung Galaxy S21 was launched in January and impressed us with its stable 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 excellent zoomed-in pictures. But what concerning the followup sequence? We’re curious to see what the Galaxy S22 will convey.  Here, then, is what we predict we’d see from the Galaxy S22.  Galaxy S22 might have a smaller show and battery than its predecessorSamsung might supply barely smaller show sizes for the Galaxy S22 line. According to Twitter leaker Tron, the Galaxy S22 might have a 6.01-inch show, the Galaxy S22 Plus might have a 6.55-inch display and the Galaxy S22 Ultra might get a 6.81-inch show. For comparability, the Galaxy S21 lineup has a 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 keep its 5,000-mAh cell. Galaxy S22 launch date: January 2022? Samsung sometimes launched its S-series telephones in March, however it bucked that pattern in 2021 by launching the S21 line in January. The firm sometimes follows a 12-month cycle of updating its handsets so we presently anticipate the S22 to be introduced in January 2022, probably at, or across the CES tech present in Las Vegas.  However, it is also attainable that Samsung may 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 typically 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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    Price: How a lot will the Galaxy S22 price?  Sales of the Galaxy S20 line did not impress and it is doubtless it had quite a bit to do with the widely 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 anticipate Samsung to try to make the S22 line cheaper, we do suppose it is a protected guess that the corporate will try to match the value level of the S21, quite than improve it again to S20 ranges.

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    Multiple Galaxy S22 fashions: Plus and Ultra It’s a certain guess too that Samsung will supply a number of variations of the S22 line to supply various specs at quite a lot of costs. It’s doubtless 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 one of the 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 method deemed to be working. For these on extra modest budgets, it is attainable that the corporate will 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 12 months. The Galaxy S20 FE (which stands for “Fan Edition”) launched in October 2020, eight months after the flagship S20 lineup. The Fan Edition cellphone made a couple of sensible options and specs sacrifices to realize a extra budget-friendly value. The Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.
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    Galaxy S22 might assist 65W charging Samsung may very well be upgrading the S22 lineup with 65-watt charging assist, based on leaker EntranceTron. The tipster posted to Twitter in July that 65-watt quick charging is within the testing section for Rainbow RGB, a rumored codename for the S22 sequence. 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 sequence telephones — relying on area — and we totally anticipate it’ll do the identical once more within the S22 line. But it is protected to imagine that it will be the subsequent technology of each chips, probably the Snapdragon 895 (which is predicted to launch in December this 12 months) and the Exynos 2200. Back in 2019 Samsung partnered with graphics chip firm AMD for higher cellular graphics energy, however thus far we’ve not seen any Samsung cellphone geared up with devoted AMD {hardware}. It’s attainable that the S22 (or extra doubtless, 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 12 months 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 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 additional to 6.7 inches, whereas the S21 Ultra ballooned ever additional out to 6.8 inches. Some early rumors recommend that Samsung will make the S22 and S22 Plus barely smaller — 6.05 and 6.5 inches, respectively. The identical rumors recommend the S21 Ultra will keep just about the identical dimension and, just like the S21 Ultra, would be the just one within the vary that can supply variable refresh charges as much as 120Hz. 
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    Galaxy S22 digicam: 200-megapixel decision? Rumors recommend it is the hero S22 Ultra that can see essentially the most thrilling digicam upgrades this time spherical. That’s good to listen to, because the S21 Ultra’s digicam is excellent, however wasn’t a giant improve over its predecessor.  Some of the present rumors recommend 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 exhibiting a 200-megapixel cellphone digicam. That can be a giant improve from the already pixel-packed 108-megapixel S21 Ultra and would theoretically enable for crisper zoomed-in pictures.  Leaker Ice Universe speculated on Twitter in August that Samsung might introduce a 50-megapixel RGBW and a 200-megapixel digicam sensor this 12 months. Leaker Yogesh added to Ice Universe’s prediction to say the RGBW sensor may very well be featured on the Galaxy S22 sequence as nicely.  Speaking of zoom although, the S22 Ultra can also be rumored to get a steady optical zoom, quite than merely having set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to modify between. Currently, in the event you zoom to, say, 7x zoom on the S21 Ultra that can use a mix of optical zoom and digital cropping, leading to pictures that look decrease high quality than while you use the 10x optical lens. A steady zoom would enable for uncropped optical zoom all through your entire zoom vary.  The base S22 and S22 Plus fashions aren’t anticipated to get comparable digicam 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 primary sensor. The Galaxy S21.
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    Colors: Could the Galaxy S22 are available in pink and inexperienced?Dutch Blog LetsGoDigital speculates that in Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked occasion the corporate could have hinted at attainable 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 cellphone. The textual content appeared subsequent to a separate window exhibiting 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 attainable we might see these new colours for the Galaxy S22, however we cannot know for certain 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 doubtless 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 develop 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 high-resolution pictures and 8K movies take up lots of area. Fingers crossed for a return, however do not get your hopes up.

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