The upcoming Galaxy S22 Extremely might are available in a burgundy coloration possibility, as proven on this idea picture. 

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We should have a number of extra months earlier than Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S22, makes an look. As we await the cellphone’s debut, the rumor mill continues to show. The most recent gossip from leaker Ice Universe says the Galaxy S22 Extremely might help 45-watt quick charging. 

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. However we nonetheless do not know precisely when Samsung will take the wraps off the rumored Galaxy S22. This 12 months’s Galaxy S21 lineup was unveiled in January, which might imply we’ll see Samsung’s new flagship early subsequent 12 months. 

Learn extra: My Samsung Galaxy S22 want listing: 5 upgrades I have to see

The Samsung Galaxy S21 impressed us with its strong all-round efficiency and higher steadiness of options and worth. And the Galaxy S21 Extremely blew us away with its unbelievable digicam setup and its potential to take excellent zoomed-in photographs. However what in regards to the follow-up sequence? We’re curious to see what the Galaxy S22 would possibly convey, so here is what we expect.

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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 corporate usually follows a 12-month cycle of updating its handsets so we presently count on the S22 to be introduced in January 2022, probably at or across the CES tech present in Las Vegas. 

Nevertheless, it is also attainable that Samsung would possibly need 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. 

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


The Galaxy S21.

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Galaxy S22 might have a smaller show and battery than its predecessor

Samsung might supply barely smaller show sizes for the Galaxy S22 line. In response to Twitter leaker FrontTron, the Galaxy S22 might have a 6.01-inch display, the Galaxy S22 Plus might have a 6.55-inch display and the Galaxy S22 Extremely might get a 6.81-inch display. For comparability, the Galaxy S21 lineup has 6.2-, 6.7- and 6.8-inch shows, respectively. 

Batteries may also 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 Extremely will keep its 5,000-mAh cell.

Worth: How a lot will the Galaxy S22 price? 

Gross sales of the Galaxy S20 line did not impress and it is possible it had lots to do with the commonly excessive costs, coupled with widespread monetary uncertainty for many individuals because of the 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 try to make the S22 line cheaper, we do suppose it is a protected guess that the corporate will try to match the approximate worth of the S21, fairly than improve it again to S20 ranges.


The Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Extremely.

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A number of Galaxy S22 fashions: Plus and Extremely

It is a positive guess too that Samsung will supply a number of variations of the S22 line to supply various specs at a wide range of costs. It is possible that we’ll see a base S22, together with an upgraded S22 Plus and an S22 Extremely mannequin sitting proper on the top quality with one of the best specs — and the best worth to match. (This 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 method deemed to be working. For these on extra modest budgets, it is attainable that the corporate may also 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 12 months. The Galaxy S20 FE (FE stands for Fan Version) launched in October 2020, eight months after the flagship S20 lineup. The Fan Version cellphone made a number of good options and specs sacrifices to attain a extra budget-friendly worth.

Though we do not know for positive how every Galaxy S22 mannequin will look, in response to renders shared by Digit and tipster @OnLeaks, the Galaxy S22 Extremely might have the same design to the Galaxy Notice 20 with a slot for the S Pen and flat edges on the highest and backside of the cellphone. Digit and @OnLeaks additionally counsel Samsung’s new Extremely mannequin could have a P-shaped digicam module with a quad-camera setup. 


This render of the Galaxy S22 Extremely, shared by Digit and @OnLeaks, exhibits the rumored upcoming smartphone with a S Pen slot, a design just like the Galaxy Notice 20 and a P-shaped digicam module.

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Galaxy S22 might help 65W charging 

Samsung might be upgrading the S22 lineup with 65-watt charging help, in response to leaker FrontTron. The tipster posted to Twitter in July that 65-watt quick charging is within the testing part for Rainbow RGB, a rumored code title for the S22 sequence. If this hypothesis proves true, the S22 would supply considerably quicker charging occasions than the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Notice 20 lineup, which each have 25-watt charging. 

Ice Universe speculates the Galaxy S22 Extremely may also include 45-watt quick charging help. This is sufficient to energy the cellphone as much as 70 p.c in 35 minutes, in response to the tipster.

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 count on it would do the identical once more within the S22 line. Nevertheless it’s protected to imagine that what’s used would be the subsequent technology of each chips, probably the Snapdragon 895 (which is anticipated to launch in December this 12 months) and the Exynos 2200.

In 2019, Samsung partnered with graphics chip firm AMD for higher cell graphics energy, however thus far we have not seen any Samsung cellphone geared up with devoted AMD {hardware}. It is attainable that the S22 (or extra possible, the S22 Extremely) might be the primary AMD cellphone, boasting superior graphics efficiency for gaming. 


The Galaxy S21 Extremely.

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It is also a protected guess that the S22 line will run Android 12 — introduced in June this 12 months at Google’s I/O occasion and is now obtainable to obtain — with Samsung’s personal person interface tweaks excessive, together with additions like Samsung Well being, Samsung Pay and its Bixby digital assistant software program.

Show measurement will nearly 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 six.7 inches, whereas the S21 Extremely ballooned farther out to six.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 Extremely will keep just about the identical measurement and, just like the S21 Extremely, 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 Extremely that may see essentially 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 an enormous improve over its predecessor. 

Some earlier rumors counsel that it will be the primary Samsung cellphone with a whopping 200-megapixel decision, primarily based on a teaser tweet from Samsung’s personal Exynos account displaying a 200-megapixel cellphone digicam. That might be an enormous improve from the already pixel-packed 108-megapixel S21 Extremely and would theoretically enable for crisper zoomed-in pictures. Nevertheless, Ice Universe advised (through GSM Enviornment) that the cellphone will retain its 108-megapixel sensor, with the principle digicam specs being roughly just like the S21 Extremely.

Ice Universe additionally speculated that Samsung might introduce a 50-megapixel RGBW and a 200-megapixel digicam sensor this 12 months. Leaker Yogesh Brar added to Ice Universe’s prediction to say the RGBW sensor might be featured on the Galaxy S22 sequence as effectively. 

Talking of zoom although, the S22 Extremely can also be rumored to get a steady optical zoom, fairly than merely having set 3x or 10x optical zoom lenses to modify between. Presently, for those who zoom to, say, 7x zoom on the S21 Extremely that may use a mix of optical zoom and digital cropping, leading to pictures 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 all the zoom vary. 

Different rumors, nevertheless, counsel that the Galaxy S22 Extremely’s new digicam specs is probably not all that thrilling. In response to an August report from Galaxy Membership, the Extremely mannequin of Samsung’s upcoming smartphone might home the identical digicam {hardware} because the Galaxy S21 Extremely, with a 108-megapixel principal digicam, 10-megapixel periscope, 10-megapixel telephoto and 12-megapixel ultrawide lens. 

The bottom S22 and S22 Plus fashions aren’t anticipated to get comparable digicam boosts, so the query stays whether or not the S22 Extremely will stand out and justify spending the additional money. Anticipate to nonetheless see a number of lenses and a 50-megapixel principal sensor.


The Galaxy S21.

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Colours: May the Galaxy S22 are available in burgundy and inexperienced?

The Galaxy S22 might are available in a brand new inexperienced and darkish pink coloration possibility. In response to Galaxy Membership, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus will likely be obtainable in 4 colours: white, black, rose gold and inexperienced. The brand new inexperienced possibility is claimed to be just like the Phantom Inexperienced of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Galaxy S22 Extremely will likely be supplied in white, black and a brand new darkish pink coloration, the weblog says. 

Leaker Ice Universe additionally just lately tweeted a picture of a burgundy Galaxy S8 with the caption “burgundy red return!” Though the leaker did not specify which Galaxy mannequin was within the picture, LetsGoDigital adopted Ice Universe’s submit with a separate tweet saying the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected in burgundy red, black and white. 

Weblog LetsGoDigital beforehand speculated that in Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked occasion the corporate might 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 colours” are written on the foldable cellphone. The textual content appeared subsequent to a separate window displaying a light-weight inexperienced plaid pair of pants and a child pink blazer that pointed to the phrases “pistachio inexperienced” and “flamingo pink.” It is attainable we might see these new colours for the Galaxy S22, however we can’t know for positive till the cellphone makes its debut. 

Galaxy S22’s additional options

Extra 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 possible 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. 

Do not count on 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 Extremely, as its high-resolution pictures and 8K movies take up loads of area. Fingers crossed for a return, however do not get your hopes up.

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