At the beginning of next year, Samsung will probably present the S22 smartphones. Thanks to rumors, we already know a lot about the new Samsung toppers, so time for an overview.
These are the main Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors
Index: Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors
It seems that Samsung will ‘just’ release three devices next year. The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 will all receive direct successors.
Design: more of the same
In terms of design, the Samsung Galaxy S21 made a leap compared to its predecessor. We don’t expect the S22 to change that much. It seems more likely that the new flagship builds on the previous design.
Of course, small improvements are made. For example, according to rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S22 will have a larger screen surface, because the edges would be narrower.
That’s good news, because this allows the size to shrink proportionately, without the display being bothered by it. Speaking of which: the selfie camera seems to be placed behind the screen this year, just like with the Galaxy Z Fold 3. As a result, you no longer suffer from the camera hole in the display.
|Screen size||Galaxy S22 Series*||Predecessor|
|Samsung Galaxy S22||6.06 inches||6.2 inches|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus||6.55 inches||6.7 inches|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||6.81 inches||6.81 inches|
According to rumors, the new Galaxy seems to be even smaller in size than the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. Furthermore, some insiders think that the Galaxy S22 Plus will have a plastic back. That is striking, because its predecessor has a glass back. Samsung may want to convince people in this way to go for the S22 Ultra, the most expensive model.
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Stranger in our midst
The above applies to the ‘regular’ S22 and S22 Plus. The positive odd one out is the most expensive of the bunch, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. If we are to believe the rumors, this device will follow the Note series.
Recently published renders of the S22 Ultra show a smartphone that strongly resembles the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. We recognize, for example, the rounded corners, flat top and bottom and characteristic sides. There is also space to store the S Pen, the iconic pen of the Note series. Also striking: the P-shaped camera island on the back. It contains four lenses.
According to a rumor, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will soon come in three colors: dark red, white and black. The two more affordable brothers seem to be available in gold, green, white and black.
Zooming in on the cameras
Samsung will provide the Galaxy S22 (Plus) with a 50 megapixel main camera, an anonymous source claimed last summer. Because the distributor of this message, FrontTron, is not a very well-known name, we take this claim with a grain of salt.
Of course we hope that it is correct. On paper, this is a huge improvement. The Samsung S21 and S21 Plus only have a main camera of 12 megapixels. Because that resolution may be boosted, images become sharper.
Furthermore, FrontTron thinks that the S22 and S22 Plus will have a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, just like the S21 models. The telephoto lens seems to change: one would opt for a 12 megapixel sensor with 3x optical zoom. The S21 (Plus) has a 64-megapixel telephoto lens.
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No concrete rumors have come out about the cameras of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Well reported website The Elec that the device will have a 108-megapixel main camera with two 12-megapixel telephoto lenses. A single 12-megapixel wide-angle lens completes the quartet, according to the Korean website.
Hardware: lightning fast charging
It seems that the batteries of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series are getting smaller than those of the S21. 3C, a Chinese inspection body, has released details about the batteries of the devices. This information is summarized in the table below.
|Battery capacity||Samsung Galaxy S22*||Predecessor|
|Samsung Galaxy S22||3700 mAh||4000 mAh|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus||4500 mAh||4800 mAh|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||5000 mAh||5000 mAh|
At first glance, this is of course a disappointment. However, be careful, because the actual user duration is still unknown. It is possible that the new Samsung devices are much more energy-efficient than their predecessors, so that you can still use them for longer.
Moreover, Samsung seems to be serious about fast charging. The new devices seem to be able to charge with a capacity of 65 Watts. That is much faster than the current limit of 25 Watts (45 Watts with the S21 Ultra). You have to buy that faster charger yourself, because it is very unlikely that Samsung will supply this standard.
It is still largely unclear how the other hardware of the Galaxy S22 line is. We do expect an upgrade for the processor. It seems that Samsung will put the new Exynos 2200 chipset in next year’s flagships. This is of course more powerful than the chipset of the S21 line.
Also interesting: Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S22 can charge with 65 Watt
Price and availability
Samsung will probably present its new devices at the beginning of 2022. The unveiling may already take place in January, because the S21 series was presented in the same month.
It is not yet known how expensive the new devices will be. The S21 started at 849 euros, so we suspect that the S22 starts at about the same suggested retail price. The suggested retail prices for the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra were EUR 1049 and EUR 1249 respectively.
Read more about the Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra
Source: Android Planet