Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors: Release date, price, design changes and more

    The Samsung Galaxy S22 might have a metallic digicam block and a punch-hole digicam.
    LetsGoDigital and Giuseppe Spinelli
    We should still have a number of extra months earlier than Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S22, makes an look. As we look forward to the telephone’s debut, the rumor mill continues to show. The newest buzz comes within the type of renders from Dutch weblog LetsGoDigital and digital artist Giuseppe Spinelli providing a glimpse at what Samsung’s upcoming smartphone might seem like. 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 yr’s Galaxy S21 lineup was unveiled in January, which might imply we’ll see Samsung’s new flagship early subsequent yr. Read extra: My Samsung Galaxy S22 want record: 5 upgrades I have to 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 unbelievable digicam setup and its skill to take excellent zoomed-in pictures. But what in regards to the follow-up sequence? We’re curious to see what the Galaxy S22 would possibly deliver, so here is what we predict.

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    Galaxy S22 launch date: January 2022? Samsung usually launched its S-series telephones in March, nevertheless it bucked that pattern in 2021 by launching the S21 line in January. The firm usually follows a 12-month cycle of updating its handsets so we at present anticipate the S22 to be introduced in January 2022, presumably at or across the CES tech present in Las Vegas.  However, it is also attainable that Samsung would possibly 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 might 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 might have a smaller show and battery than its predecessorSamsung might provide barely smaller show sizes for the Galaxy S22 line. According to Twitter leaker EntranceTron, the Galaxy S22 might have a 6.01-inch display screen, the Galaxy S22 Plus might have a 6.55-inch display screen and the Galaxy S22 Ultra might 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 keep its 5,000-mAh cell. Price: How a lot will the Galaxy S22 price?  Sales of the Galaxy S20 line did not impress and it is probably it had loads 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 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 suppose it is a secure wager that the corporate will try to match the approximate value of the S21, fairly 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 positive 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 probably 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 couple of generations and it is clearly a method deemed to be working. For these on extra modest budgets, it is attainable that the corporate can even do a extra inexpensive 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 telephone made a number of 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, new renders from LetsGoDigital and digital artist Giuseppe Spinelli present that Samsung’s new telephone might have an identical design to the Galaxy S21 lineup with a metallic digicam block on the highest left nook and a punch-hole digicam within the high heart 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 primarily based on that data. These renders present us what the Samsung Galaxy S22 might seem like. 
    LetsGoDigital and Giuseppe Spinelli
    Earlier renders shared by Digit and tipster @OnLeaks present that the Galaxy S22 Ultra might 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 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 might help 65W charging Samsung may very well 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 title for the S22 sequence. 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 can 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 sequence 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 technology of each chips, presumably the Snapdragon 895 (which is anticipated to launch in December this yr) and the Exynos 2200. In 2019, Samsung partnered with graphics chip firm AMD for higher cellular graphics energy, however to this point we’ve not seen any Samsung telephone outfitted with devoted AMD {hardware}. It’s attainable that the S22 (or extra probably, the S22 Ultra) may very well 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 yr 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 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 can 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 telephone with a whopping 200-megapixel decision, primarily based on a teaser tweet from Samsung’s personal Exynos account exhibiting a 200-megapixel telephone 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 instructed (through GSM Arena) that the telephone will retain its 108-megapixel sensor, with the principle digicam specs being roughly much like the S21 Ultra.Ice Universe additionally speculated that Samsung might 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 sequence as properly.  Speaking of zoom although, the S22 Ultra can be rumored to get a steady optical zoom, fairly than merely having set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to change 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 photographs that look decrease in high quality than while you use the 10x optical lens. A steady zoom would enable for uncropped optical zoom all through the whole zoom vary.  Other rumors, nevertheless, counsel that the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s new digicam specs might not be all that thrilling. According to an August report from Galaxy Club, the Ultra mannequin of Samsung’s upcoming smartphone might home the identical digicam {hardware} because the Galaxy S21 Ultra, with a 108-megapixel predominant 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 predominant sensor. The Galaxy S21.
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    Colors: Could the Galaxy S22 are available in burgundy and inexperienced?The Galaxy S22 might are available in a brand new inexperienced and darkish crimson coloration choice. According to Galaxy Club, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus might be obtainable in 4 colours: white, black, rose gold and inexperienced. The new inexperienced choice is claimed to be much like the Phantom Green of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Galaxy S22 Ultra might be provided in white, black and a brand new darkish crimson coloration, 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 put up with a separate tweet saying the Galaxy S22 Ultra is anticipated in burgundy crimson, black and white. Blog LetsGoDigital beforehand speculated that in Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked occasion the corporate could have hinted at attainable new coloration choices for the upcoming Galaxy S22. At one level within the presentation (about 46 minutes in), when Samsung talks in regards to 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 exhibiting a lightweight 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 can’t know for positive 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 probably 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 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 high-resolution photographs and 8K movies take up a variety of area. Fingers crossed for a return, however do not get your hopes up.

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