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 13 series, 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 2022 and beyond.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Rumors
Samsung’s new Galaxy S22 series might be called Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra and carry the following model numbers: SM-S901x, SM-S906x, and SM-S908x. Their names are evidently tentative and we’ve heard the Galaxy S22 Ultra could be called something quite different.
According to leaker FrontTron, the Galaxy S22 Ultra might be called Galaxy S22 Note. This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard Samsung might use the Note name with the Galaxy S22 series. And given what we’ve heard about the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s specs, it wouldn’t be out of left field.
We’ve learned quite 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’ve heard about new colors. Here’s what we’ve heard about the Galaxy S22 colors thus far:
- Galaxy S22 – Beige, Black, Green, Grey, Light Blue, Rose Gold, White
- Galaxy S22+ – Beige, Black, Green, Grey, Light Blue, Rose Gold, White, Violet
- Galaxy S22 Ultra – Black, Dark Red, Green, White
Many of these colors have been backed by a leaker on Twitter who says these details have been confirmed by a retailer planning to sell the Galaxy S22 series. You can take a look at what some of these colors will look like in these leaked photos.
The same leaker says the Galaxy S22 storage options will be as follows:
- Galaxy S22 – 128GB/256GB
- Galaxy S22+ – 128GB/256GB
- Galaxy S22 Ultra – 128GB/256GB/512GB
Rumors are also hinting at another version of the Galaxy S22 Ultra: a 1TB model. The last time Samsung released a flagship device with 1TB of storage was back in 2019.
We’ve also heard that Samsung will aggressively price the base Galaxy S22 model. The Galaxy S22 will reportedly start at $799.99 which is the same price as the Galaxy S21. You can expect aggressive trade-in offers as well.
Samsung is also working on dozens of Galaxy S22 accessories that will accompany these devices to shelves. Tons of cases and covers have leaked.
The Galaxy S22 release date is still a few weeks away and a lot of you may not want to wait to upgrade your phone. That said, the Galaxy S22 should definitely be on your radar if you’re planning to make a switch in 2022.
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 before the announcements.
Wait for Even Better Performance
You can expect the Galaxy S22 series to build on the foundation left behind by the Galaxy S21 series and offer improved performance in a number of key areas.
Per usual, you can expect the Galaxy S22 to come with an Exynos processor in some markets and a Qualcomm chipset in others.
Nothing's confirmed, but there's a very good chance the Galaxy S22 utilizes Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon processor. It should be the processor that powers the Galaxy S22 series in most markets.
Initially it looked like the chip would be called the Snapdragon 898, but it's actually called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
As for the Exynos side of things, Samsung's revealed a new version of the processor with AMD graphics. It's called Exynos 2200.
Like the Snapdragon, we've seen the Exynos 2200 appear in early benchmarks. The processor has shown up on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
New processors should help the Galaxy S22 series deliver even better performance in key areas like speed, battery life, gaming, and multitasking.
Here's how the Galaxy S22 processor situation will shake out based on region. This leak comes from Twitter user Dohyun Kim:
Another leak points to the Snapdragon models launching in China, Japan, Latin America, North America, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. The Exynos models will reportedly arrive in Africa, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Europe, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.
The Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra batteries have passed 3C certification. The Galaxy S22+ is listed with a 4,370 mAh battery (probably a 4500 mAh capacity) while the Galaxy S22 Ultra is listed with a 4,855 mAh battery (probably 5000 mAh capacity).
The Galaxy S22 battery has also received certification in South Korea and it's listed at 3,590 mAh which probably means 3,700 mAh.
The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ have also visited the FCC in the United States with the Galaxy S22+ listed with the same 4,370 mAh battery.
Digitimes is also saying that Samsung is "reconsidering adopting vapor chambers for its new smartphones for 2022." This could help the devices run at peak performance for longer periods of time.
The report doesn't mention the Galaxy S22 series, but there's certainly a chance the flagship devices adopt this technology.
We've also heard that Samsung is currently testing improved charging power on the Galaxy S22. The information comes from leaker Ice Universe. He says the company is trying to bring charging power above 25W to 45W or 65W fast charging.
If you're a power user and you aren't thrilled with what's out there right now, you might want to sit back and wait for the Galaxy S22 series.
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