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6 Reasons to Wait for the Galaxy S22 & 3 Reasons Not To

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While you might be tempted to buy a Galaxy S21, Galaxy Note 20, or some other smartphone right now, some of you might want to hang around and wait for the rumored Samsung Galaxy S22.

The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are Samsung’s current flagships and they’re worth a look if you’re in the market for a new device.

You’ll also want to investigate top Galaxy S21 alternatives like the Galaxy Note 20 series and Google’s Pixel devices. And if you’re fine with moving away from Android, make sure you check out Apple’s iPhone 12 series and iPhone 11 series.

While there are some tempting phones on shelves right now, we’re hearing more about the devices coming to replace these devices in 2021 and beyond.

We’ve heard quite a bit about Apple’s iPhone 13 and iPhone 14. We’ve heard about Google’s Pixel 5a and Pixel 6. And we’re starting to learn more about Samsung’s rumored Galaxy S22 series.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Rumors

Samsung’s new Galaxy S22 series will reportedly be called Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra and carry the following model numbers: SM-S901x, SM-S906x, and SM-S908x. The names are evidently tentative, but that’s what you should expect at this point.

We’ve learned a bit about the Galaxy S22 display sizes, two of which will reportedly be smaller than their predecessors. We’ve learned about potential upgrades to the cameras. And we’re starting to see Galaxy S22 design rumors highlight some of the potential changes Samsung’s cooking up for its next flagships.

The Galaxy S22 series is still in development which means plans can, and likely will, change before the company announces the next-gen Galaxy S models.

And because it’s Samsung, we’ll likely see a steady stream of Galaxy S22 rumors emerge throughout 2021 as we push toward the official release next year. These rumors will help you decide if the devices are worth the wait.

The Galaxy S22 release date is still months away and a lot of you may not want to wait until 2022 to upgrade your phone. That said, the Galaxy S22 should definitely be on your radar if you’re planning to make a switch this year or sometime next year.

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S22 and the best reasons to go with another device long before the announcements.

Wait for Even Better Cameras

Wait for Even Better Cameras

In addition to making yearly performance upgrades, Samsung also makes yearly upgrades to the Galaxy S series' camera. Don't expect that to change in 2022. 

According to Galaxy Club, Samsung is working to install sensor-shift technology on the Galaxy S22. If this happens, the Galaxy S22 series would be the first Galaxy devices with this tech on board. 

If the Galaxy S22 does have this upgrade on board, you can expect the Galaxy S22 series to deliver better image stabilization and quality. 

Samsung is reportedly in talks with Olympus to deliver high-end camera features, but it's unclear if anything will come of it.

Korean publication Pulse says the "most premium model Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G to be fitted with a 200-MP five-lens camera on the back" powered by Olympus technology.

According to leaker FrontTron, the Galaxy S22 might come with a triple-camera setup. The device(s) will reportedly come with a 50MP camera sensor, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. 

Leaker Ice Universe says it's almost "100% confirmed that Samsung S22 Ultra will not follow up with 200 million pixels and will polish the third-generation 108MP sensor." 

One way or another, you can expect the Galaxy S22 to improve on the Galaxy S21's camera experience.

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