Galaxy S22 rumors: Samsung’s new lineup may help 65W charging

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 is not anticipated for a while, presumably making its debut in January 2022, however the rumor mill by no means stops turning. The most recent information about Samsung’s upcoming flagship lineup got here from leaker FrontTron on Twitter. He stated the Galaxy S22 may provide sooner charging occasions than each the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Word 20 lineup with the assistance of 65W charging help. The Galaxy S22 is not the one Samsung telephone we’re searching for. The corporate can also be anticipated to unveil new foldables at its Aug. 11 Galaxy Unpacked occasion

The Samsung Galaxy S21 was launched in January 2021 and impressed us with its stable all-round efficiency and its higher stability of value. The Galaxy S21 Extremely in the meantime blew us away with its unbelievable digicam setup and its potential to take excellent zoomed in pictures. However what concerning the observe up collection? We’re curious to see what the Galaxy S22 will deliver. 

Right here then is what we expect we’d see from the Galaxy S22. 

Learn extra: Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S21: Rumors about new flagship’s launch date and specs

Galaxy S22 launch date: January 2022?

Samsung sometimes launched its S-series telephones in March, however it bucked that development in 2021 by launching the S21 line in January. The corporate sometimes follows a 12-month cycle of updating its handsets so we at present count on the S22 to be introduced in January 2022, presumably at, or across the CES tech present in Las Vegas. 

Nonetheless, it is also doable that Samsung may wish 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 hope to do an in-person launch occasion, which it typically does concurrently in cities throughout the globe. 

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The Galaxy S21.


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Value: How a lot will the Galaxy S22 price? 

Gross sales of the Galaxy S20 line did not impress and it is doubtless it had quite a bit to do with the commonly excessive costs, coupled with widespread monetary uncertainty for many individuals as a result of pandemic. The S21 supplied handsets at barely extra inexpensive costs by swapping glass again panels for toughened plastic. Listed below 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. Whereas we do not count on Samsung to attempt to make the S22 line even cheaper, we do suppose it is a protected wager that the corporate will attempt to match the worth level of the S21, quite than improve it again to S20 ranges.

A number of Galaxy S22 fashions: Plus and Extremely

It is 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 is doubtless that we’ll see a base S22, together with an upgraded S22 Plus and an S22 Extremely mannequin sitting proper on the prime quality with the perfect specs — and the best value to match. (Here is how the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Extremely variants in contrast.)

It is 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 may also do an much more inexpensive Galaxy S22 FE, though that will not launch with the vary — we’re not even anticipating the S21 FE till later this yr. The Galaxy S20 FE (which stands for “Fan Version”) launched in October of 2020, eight months after the flagship S20 lineup. The Fan Version telephone made just a few good options and specs sacrifices to attain a extra budget-friendly value.

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The Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Extremely.


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Galaxy S22 may help 65W charging 

Samsung might be upgrading the S22 lineup with 65W charging help, in response to leaker FrontTron. The tipster posted to twitter that 65W charging help is within the testing section for Rainbow RGB, a rumored codename for the S22 collection. If the hypothesis later turns into actuality, the S22 would provide considerably sooner charging occasions than the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Word 20 lineup, which each have 25W 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 collection telephones — relying on area — and we totally count on it would do the identical once more within the S22 line. However it’s protected to imagine that it will be the following era of each chips, presumably the Snapdragon 895 (which is anticipated to launch in December this yr) and the Exynos 2200.

Again in 2019 Samsung partnered with graphics chip firm AMD for higher cell graphics energy, however up to now we have not seen any Samsung telephone outfitted with devoted AMD {hardware}. It is doable that the S22 (or extra doubtless, the S22 Extremely) might be the primary AMD telephone, boasting superior graphics efficiency for gaming. 

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The Galaxy S21 Extremely.


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It is also a protected wager that the S22 line will run Android 12 — introduced in June this yr at Google’s I/O occasion and at present in beta type — with Samsung’s personal consumer interface tweaks excessive together with additions like Samsung Well being, Samsung Pay and its Bixby digital assistant software program.

Show measurement will virtually definitely 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 six.7 inches, whereas the S21 Extremely ballooned ever additional out to six.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 Extremely will keep just about the identical measurement and, just like the S21 Extremely, would be the just one within the vary that can provide variable refresh charges as much as 120Hz. 

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Galaxy S22 digicam: 200-megapixel decision?

Rumors recommend it is the hero S22 Extremely that can see probably the most thrilling digicam upgrades this time spherical. That is good to listen to, because the S21 Extremely’s digicam is excellent, however wasn’t a giant improve over its predecessor. 

A number of the present rumors recommend 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 displaying a 200-megapixel telephone digicam. That will be a giant improve from the already pixel-packed 108-megapixel S21 Extremely and would theoretically enable for crisper zoomed-in photos. 

Talking of zoom although, the S22 Extremely can also be rumored to get a steady optical zoom, quite than merely having set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to change between. Presently, in the event you zoom to, say, 7x zoom on the S21 Extremely that can use a mixture of optical zoom and digital cropping, leading to photos that look decrease high quality than if you use the 10x optical lens. A steady zoom would enable for uncropped optical zoom all through all the zoom vary. 

The bottom S22 and S22 Plus fashions aren’t anticipated to get comparable digicam boosts, making certain that the S22 Extremely stands out and justifies spending the additional money. Anticipate to nonetheless see a number of lenses and a 50-megapixel most important sensor.

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The Galaxy S21.


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Galaxy S22’s additional options

Further 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 is also 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 house. 

Do not count on to broaden that storage although because the S21 collection eliminated the choice so as to add microSD playing cards. That was an actual disappointment, significantly on the S21 Extremely as its excessive decision photos and 8K movies take up lots of house. Fingers crossed for a return, however do not get your hopes up. 



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