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Samsung Galaxy S22 release date, specs and rumors

Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung is continuously aiming for the skies with its Galaxy smartphones, with the new Galaxy S21 here and the flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra. As good as the Galaxy S21 is — especially the cameras on the Galaxy S21 Ultra — there’s always a chance of amendments. Let’s discuss what Samsung could bring us for Galaxy S22

Galaxy S21 is a great phone and the camera is powered with 100X zoom and 8K 24FPS video abilities. We could already consider what the company would be improving for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.

Samsung Galaxy S22 release date

Samsung has not announced the release date of the S22 as of yet but it is expected to launch in January/February of 2022. The company moved up the release date of the Galaxy S21 from its typical February timeframe to January 29. That said, Samsung may even bring the launch forward and announce the handsets earlier.

Galaxy S22 price

No-one knows yet what to expect from Samsung in terms of price. But we expect that Samsung will keep the prices similar to the Galaxy S21 lineup. If Samsung remains consistent, the Galaxy S22 will cost $799, the Galaxy S22 Plus will be $999 and the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be priced at $1,199.

It will be interesting to see whether Samsung introduces a lower-cost Galaxy S21 FE sometime between now and the S22’s launch, as it did with the Galaxy S20 FE rollout last year.

Samsung Galaxy S22 news and rumors

There is no news specifically about the Samsung Galaxy S22 in terms of what specs to expect. We can glean a few pieces of information from some wider Samsung leaks though.

The biggest change likely coming to the Galaxy S22 is an under-display camera. This would enable a true full-screen design without a traditional punch hole at the top of the display.

One leak indicated that Samsung is already working on its Exynos 9855 chipset, and it is expected that this chip will be ready for the 2022 handset.

Another leak from Mauri QHD on Twitter suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S22 will feature a thinner design than the Galaxy S21. However, this may result in smaller batteries and there could be a trade-off for a sleeker look.

Samsung won’t add chargers in the box with future smartphones, so one should geta separate charger alongside a Samsung flagship if you do not already own one.

Chinese sources report that Samsung is currently testing the 8K 60fps video recording feature on the first Galaxy S22 prototype. This would be an improvement over the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which maxes out at 24fps for 8K video.

Samsung Galaxy S22: What we want to see

Some improvements we wish to see the company make in its next flagship series since there is plenty of time in S22’s launch.

A true full-screen design

We’d like to see a full-screen design for the Galaxy S22 with a front camera that disappears when you don’t need it. We’d also like to be able to use apps in full-screen mode without having to dig into settings. This is expected to be coming true though.

Bring back microSD support

This is a simple wish, as the company has almost always offered microSD support in its smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S21 range doesn’t feature a microSD card slot. That means you’re stuck with that amount of storage no matter how long you use the phone.

A sharper display

Samsung reduced the resolution on the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus from quad HD to 1080p, in an effort to save cost. But it would be better if the sharpest resolution wasn’t a Galaxy S22 Ultra-exclusive feature this time around.

Better storage options

The Galaxy S22 range should offer further storage options for people to choose from. The Galaxy S21, for example, is just available in 128GB and 256GB storage sizes.

S Pen support for every Galaxy S22

Only the Galaxy S21 Ultra supports the S Pen as an option, while the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus do not. The stylus experience seems to be helpful, and for those who want to have the accessory, it’s a great option. Hopefully, in 2022 Samsung’s S Pen functionality for its S series will be more fully formed.

Avoid Glasstic

The Galaxy S21 shifted from a glass rear and switched to a Glasstic back. Samsung named it for a plastic and glass hybrid, and it doesn’t look high-end. Both the Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra stuck with glass, and we’d like to Samsung opt for that material on every Samsung Galaxy S22 model considering the price of these smartphones.

Faster charging 

Samsung moved away from that perk for the Galaxy S21 lineup after offering a 45W charger option on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, a leak points to Samsung releasing a 65W charger, and we expect that it supports the Galaxy S22 lineup.

Drop the price further

The Samsung Galaxy S21 range dropped in price compared to 2020’s smartphones, but we’d like to see the prices drop even further in 2022.

Of course, this is a big wish as the Galaxy S21 Ultra is full of top-end tech, and the company might not be able to reduce the price any further than it did with 2021’s phone.

Longer battery life: 

The Galaxy S21’s battery life could be better. The adaptive display on the S21 Ultra is more dynamic, as it can scale down to 10 Hz, as opposed to 48Hz for the S21 and S21 Plus. So it would be great if Samsung offered the same refresh rate range as the Ultra for its next phones.

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