LATEST GALAXY S22 NEWS
Although the Galaxy Note series was shelved in 2021, Samsung hasn’t given up on its main flagship series, and as a result, a new Galaxy S22 smartphone trio is expected to be unveiled in early 2022. The company’s been keeping quiet about the upcoming models, but the rumor mill rarely rests, and the Galaxy S22 lineup has already been in the headlines for various reasons.
Very little is known about the design of the Galaxy S22, but as always, it will likely be an evolution of the existing Galaxy S21 design. The camera bump will probably be the main differentiating factor between the new and the old generation.
Under-panel camera (UPC) technology is expected to debut with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in August 2021, but early reports indicate that the Galaxy S22 series will use displays with conventional Infinity-O cutouts for the selfie camera. The reason is that Samsung might be unable to manufacture enough UPC module to match the popularity of the Galaxy S series. At least not by early next year.
The Galaxy S22 could become the first Samsung smartphone to boast an AMD graphics chip, and thus addressing one of the biggest issues plaguing Exynos chipset, i.e., poor graphical performance.
The AMD GPU should be paired with a new Exynos 2200 chipset, the latter of which is said to be built on a 5nm process as a sequel to the Exynos 2100 solution.
Samsung will likely continue adopting its two-pronged approach and release the Exynos-powered Galaxy S22 on the international market, and a Qualcomm-powered variant in select markets including the USA.
Qualcomm’s next-gen chipset is said to be called the SM8450. Leaks suggest that the chipset integrates the Snapdragon X65 5G modem and has Kryo 780 CPU cores and an Adreno 730 graphics chip. The upcoming SoC supports quad-channel LPDDR5 RAM.
These chipsets might be cooled by a next-level solution, namely a vapor chamber. This cooling method was used for some (but not all) Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 units, and it might make a comeback with the Galaxy S22 series next year.
Finally, Samsung will reportedly want to give the Galaxy S22 faster charging capabilities of up to 65W, though it’s unclear if this will be available across the flagship trio or be reserved for the more expensive model(s).
Early reports claim that the base Galaxy S22 model will have a slightly smaller display than its predecessor. However, exact dimensions are not known.
Some reports suggest that the Galaxy S22 will have a 6.06-inch panel. Others hint at a 6.1-inch AMOLED display, down from the Galaxy S21’s 6.2-inch screen.
The panel won’t have an LTPO backplane but we expect it to support 120Hz.
A few reports regarding the Galaxy S22 camera combo have remained fairly consistent over the past few months, while others, not as much.
Rumors indicate that the Galaxy S22 will have a camera system branded by Japanese camera maker Olympus, which could be true, but detailed specifications are missing.
A rumor claims that the Galaxy S22 will have a triple-camera setup comprising a 50MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 12MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom capabilities.
Software and Features
The Galaxy S22 is expected to become the first Samsung smartphone to ship with Android 12 paired with Samsung’s yet-to-be-announced One UI 4.0 proprietary software. There’s not much known about One UI 4.0, but the software was reportedly pushed in development earlier than usual.
Availability and Price
Pricing details for the Galaxy S22 are missing, for now, but as far as availability goes, market watchers expect the upcoming Samsung flagship to be unveiled in January 2022. It makes sense, given that the Galaxy S21 lineup was introduced in January 2021.
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LATEST GALAXY S22 NEWS