Everything we so far about the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup so far

The Galaxy S22 flagship series will not be unveiled exactly a year after the Galaxy S21 lineup’s debut. As per the latest, the upcoming Samsung flagship trio will be announced in February and released later the same month.

Nothing is official as of yet, but rumors keep coming in, and although some were proven wrong, others will very likely be proven right in a few months from now.

Following is what we know or at least speculate based on rumors we have come across about the Galaxy S22 Series.

Galaxy S22 Series Display specs:

Earlier rumors indicate that the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will have slightly smaller displays than the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S21+ respectively.

The same rumors suggest that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will retain a 6.8″ display and be the only model from the trio to benefit from an LTPO backplane.

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The Galaxy S22’s display should measure 6.06″ to 6.1″ while the Galaxy S22+ is said to have a panel that measures anywhere between 6.5″ and 6.6″. Resolution and refresh rate details are unknown, but it is almost a given that all the three flagship models feature 120Hz refresh rate capabilities.

The Galaxy S22 Series may be Samsung’s first to adopt sensor-shift camera technology similar to the iPhone 12 Pro Max. This technology stabilizes the camera’s sensor instead of the lens, which leads to improved image quality and better stabilization.

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In addition to this, the Galaxy S22 could be the company’s first flagship series to feature cameras that were developed with the help of Japanese optics manufacturer Olympus, though the exact purpose of this alleged collaboration, if it exists in the first place is still uncertain.

Other reports suggest that the Galaxy S22 Series will not be equipped with a ToF Sensor, as Samsung believes that this technology does not have enough use cases yet. Furthermore, UDC or Under-Display Camera technology debuted with the Galaxy Z Fold3 in August, but it is unlikely for the Galaxy S22 Series to utilize it.

The base Galaxy S22 model and the Galaxy S22+ could feature a 10MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom and a 50MP main camera. Although the camera setup probably would not see massive upgrades in some areas, it could boast one major improvement through continuous zoom capabilities.

There are speculations that the Galaxy S22 Ultra model will feature a 200MP camera, in all likelihood the ISOCELL HP1 that was unveiled in September.

Update 1: The Galaxy S22 Ultra was rumored to have a 108MP camera similar to its predecessor.

Update 2: Early unofficial renders indicate that the Galaxy S22 Series will have a standard Infinity-O selfie camera cutout, in addition to this Olympus reportedly denied its rumored involvement with the Galaxy S22 Series.

Update 3: The Galaxy S22 and S22+ will have the same 10MP selfie camera as the previous models, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra will feature a 40MP selfie sensor.

Galaxy S22 Series Design:

It is not yet certain if Samsung will push the design of its Galaxy S lineup next, and this is in large part because it is early to tell.

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Samsung does not appear to have decided on all the design aspects of the Galaxy S22 Series, but more details are bound to leak eventually.

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For now, there is one rumor that indicates that Samsung is thinking about employing polycarbonate for the rear panels of the Galaxy S22 Series with the exception of the S22 Ultra which will mostly get Gorilla Glass. This could lead to lower production costs and launch prices for the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+.

Update 1: The first unofficial renders based n leaked information emerged, they reveal a Galaxy S22 Ultra Model with a dedicated S Pen Slot, squarer corners, and an arguably outdated camera housing design.

Update 2: Similar renders depicting the Galaxy S22 and S22+ have emerged as well, as per these images, they use the camera housing design language as the Galaxy S21 Series.

Update 3: Photos of third-party cases for the Galaxy S22 Series emerged, confirming multiple design details that were seen in the aforementioned renders.

Update 4: The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s design was revealed in real hands-on photos. It has an S Pen slot and a much more refined camera housing design.

Update 5: The Galaxy S22 Ultra and S22+ got rendered in high-quality images based on leaked information from an ex-Samsung employee.

Update 6: The Galaxy S22 and S22+ could be released in four base colors; black, green, pink gold, and white. The Galaxy S22 Ultra should be released in black, dark red, green, and white.

According to a report from the CEO of DSCC, the Galaxy S22 Series should enter production in week 1 of December.

Galaxy S22 Series hardware specs:

Samsung’s upcoming flagships should be released with an Exynos chipset in some markets and a Snapdragon 898 in others.

The chip that will be unveiled at the Qualcomm Tech Summit is rumored to feature a Cortex X2 CPU core, three Cortex A710 cores, and three Cortex A510 cores.

Fan renders of the Galaxy S22

On the Exynos side of things, the upcoming Exynos 2200 SoC could become the first chipset developed by Samsung to boast AMD graphics, the latter of which would greatly improve graphics performance.

This chip is developed by Samsung Foundry on a 5nm process and is said to be fit for both smartphones and laptops.

In terms of battery life, there are clues that hint towards the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra having 3,800mAh, 4,500mAh, and 5,000mAh batteries respectively. They will all support wireless and fast charging.

Update 1: The Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S22 was benchmarked online and it did not perform as well as the Exynos model in preliminary tests.

Update 2: Separate reports indicate that the Galaxy S22 Series will employ smaller batteries than the ongoing flagship models. The Galaxy S22 and S22+ will reportedly have 3,700mAh and 4,500mAh batteries, respectively.

Update 3: The Galaxy S22 Ultra is likely powered by a 5,000mAh battery, this time with 45W fast charging.

Snapdragon 898 and Exynos 2200 variants will be available in these markets:

Interestingly enough, Samsung is rumored to bring Qualcomm to Exynos markets and vice versa for the first time in the Galaxy S history. The Galaxy S22 lineup could launch with the Snapdragon 898 in India.

Verizon Wireless may want to bring the Exynos 2200 model to the USA.

Update 1: Samsung is working on another model number besides the usual SM-S90xN, SM-S90xB, and SM-S90xU, four countries in Africa and Asia.

Update 2: The Galaxy S22 Series in the USA and Africa-Asia should be equipped with the Snapdragon 898 chip. The Exynos 2200 chipset will be used for South Korea and Europe.

Every bit of evidence indicates that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a dedicated S Pen slot just like a Galaxy Note flagship. Because of this, some reports said the phone will be renamed and hit the shelves as the Galaxy Note 22 Ultra.

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