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    Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors: What happened to big camera upgrades?

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    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 its subsequent flagship telephone, the rumored Galaxy S22. This yr’s Galaxy S21 lineup was unveiled in January, which implies we may see Samsung’s new flagship early subsequent yr. Since we nonetheless have a while till the telephone’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 may doubtlessly get a significant digicam improve with the addition of a doable whopping 200-megapixel picture sensor. The newest Galaxy S22 buzz, nevertheless, appears to contradict earlier hypothesis. An August report from Dutch weblog Galaxy Club says that the Ultra mannequin of Samsung’s upcoming smartphone may have the identical digicam {hardware} because the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which includes a 108-megapixel foremost digicam. 

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    The Samsung Galaxy S21 was launched in January and 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 unbelievable digicam setup and its potential to take very good zoomed-in pictures. But what in regards to the follow-up sequence? We’re curious to see what the Galaxy S22 will deliver.  Here, then, is what we predict we’d see from the Galaxy S22.  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 Tron, 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 keep its 5,000-mAh cell. 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 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 doable that Samsung would possibly 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 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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    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 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 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, 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 provide a number of variations of the S22 line to supply various specs at a wide range 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 the perfect 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 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 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. The Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.
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    Galaxy S22 may assist 65W charging Samsung might 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 part for Rainbow RGB, a rumored code identify 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.  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 would do the identical once more within the S22 line. But it is protected to imagine that what’s used would be the subsequent era of each chips, probably 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 cell graphics energy, however to this point we’ve not seen any Samsung telephone geared up with devoted AMD {hardware}. It’s doable that the S22 (or extra doubtless, the S22 Ultra) might be the primary AMD telephone, 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 kind — 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 identical rumors counsel 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 may provide 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 essentially 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 a giant 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 exhibiting a 200-megapixel telephone digicam. That can be a giant improve from the already pixel-packed 108-megapixel S21 Ultra and would theoretically permit for crisper zoomed-in photos. However, famous Samsung leaker Ice Universe recommended (by way of GSM Arena) that the telephone will retain its 108-megapixel sensor, with the principle digicam specs being roughly just 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 added to Ice Universe’s prediction to say the RGBW sensor might be featured on the Galaxy S22 sequence as effectively.  Speaking of zoom although, the S22 Ultra can be rumored to get a steady optical zoom, quite than merely having set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to change between. Currently, if you happen to zoom to, say, 7x zoom on the S21 Ultra that may use a mix of optical zoom and digital cropping, leading to photos that look decrease in high quality than if you use the 10x optical lens. A steady zoom would permit for uncropped optical zoom all through your complete zoom vary.  Other rumors, nevertheless, counsel that the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s new digicam specs will not be all that thrilling. According to an August report from Dutch weblog 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 foremost digicam, 10-megapixel periscope, 10-megapixel telephoto and 12-megapixel ultrawide lens. The base S22 and S22 Plus fashions aren’t anticipated to get comparable 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 foremost sensor. The Galaxy S21.
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    Colors: Could the Galaxy S22 are available pink and inexperienced?Dutch Blog LetsGoDigital speculates that in Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked occasion earlier this month the corporate might have hinted at doable 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 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 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 individuals who need the additional area.  Don’t anticipate to broaden that storage, although, because the S21 sequence eliminated the choice so as to add microSD playing cards. That was an actual disappointment, notably on the S21 Ultra, as its high-resolution photos and 8K movies take up lots of area. Fingers crossed for a return, however do not get your hopes up.

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