Samsung’s new line of Galaxy S22 smartphones is expected to hit shelves in February 2022 and be available later this month or early March. An assortment will of course again consist of three models (S22, S22 + and S22 Ultra).
But let’s work in parts!
Samsung Galaxy S22: What We Know So Far
First of all, it has to be said that the design will not change any further as it is Samsung’s least impressive visual upgrade in recent years.
This will result in Samsung repeating the same strategy as 2021, launching a very similar S22 and S22 + based on cheaper materials, and of course, finally, a truly premium S22 Ultra, based on metal and video, which will also be released in 2022 should have full support for the S-Pen and possibly even an interior space to stow it away.
The layout of the cameras will also be basically the same for all models. In fact, the sensors themselves should be the same, with Samsung focusing more on image post-processing thanks to the SoC’s increased performance.
The entire Galaxy S22 series will focus on reducing the bezels of the screen. You probably won’t notice much of a difference from the Galaxy S21 range, but we’ll see improvements in this area.
But beyond that, let’s say hello again to an under-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, a little faster this time.
2 processors? Some rumors say no, but we will likely have the Snapdragon 898 + Exynos 2200
As usual, the Galaxy S22 series is split into two versions, one based on the SoC Snapdragon 898 and the other based on the SoC Exynos 2200. Apart from this component, the rest of the specification should be in the entire range compared to last year.
Same cameras? More or less
We have already noticed that the S22 Ultra will have exactly the same sensors as the current S21 Ultra. By the way, that’s the trend of this new series, the reuse of the hardware from last year. But we have some exceptions! Ultimately, Samsung is planning to use a new 50MP sensor, at least for the Galaxy S22 and S22 +, namely the ISOCELL GN5. A new component that already brings Dual Pixel Pro autofocus technology, 2 × 2 pixel bining and even Samsung’s new FDTI technology to improve performance in low light conditions.
Interestingly, across the range, the front sensor will be a repeat of what we’ve seen since the Galaxy S10 series.
It’s too early to talk about prices. But one thing is for sure, 2021 was a bad year for Samsung, not only because of the impact of the semiconductor manufacturing crisis, but also because of the sub-par sales of the Galaxy S21 range, which were actually doing very well at the time of its release.
Samsung might want to change the trend, and that would almost always require a price move. Nevertheless, according to the latest information on “leaks”, we will have a price increase of around € 50 for each device.