Samsung Galaxy S22 series — Here’s what could be different this year

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Samsung Galaxy S22 series — Here’s what could be different this year
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  • Samsung Galaxy S22 series is launching on February 9.
  • The company hasn’t revealed much but leaks are rife with all the details about the Galaxy S22 series.
  • Here’s how the upcoming Samsung flagship series could be different from its predecessors.
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Samsung is hosting its first and biggest ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event of the year on February 9. Here, the company will launch its next flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy S22. There have been teasers dropping very little about the Galaxy S22 series but the phones have been appearing in several leaks revealing almost all there is to know.

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S smartphones ever since the first launched one in 2010. It has since gone through generations of changes, upgrades and improvements. This year too, we’re expecting a series of upgrades in the Galaxy S22 series. But other than the usual incremental upgrades, here’s how the new Samsung flagship phones could be different.

A new ‘Note’


Samsung in its teaser hinted at the integration of the discontinued Note series with the upcoming Galaxy S22 series. Rumours later confirmed this with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the most premium phone in the series, flaunting a design similar to the Galaxy Note series. This means that we could see a rather boxy design for the Galaxy S22 Ultra as opposed to the curved edges.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra would be the biggest change for the series this year as it incorporates the Galaxy Note series. Samsung had already started bringing in the change by adding support for the S Pen in the Galaxy S21 Ultra. This time, Samsung is expected to add a dedicated S Pen slot for the Galaxy S22 Ultra making the transition complete.

No more ‘glasstic’


Samsung has been using a glasstic material for its premium smartphone including the Galaxy S21. It’s plastic but feels more premium and is a lot more durable in comparison to glass. But this year, leaks suggest even the base Galaxy S22 will feature a glass back. This would make the phone at par with its older siblings Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra, at least in terms of design.

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Samsung also revealed that the new Galaxy phones are made with repurposed ocean-bound discarded fishing nets but more details on that are expected at the event. We could also be seeing a slightly more compact Galaxy S22 as the display size could be reduced to 6.1-inch from 6.2-inch.

Same camera design but with upgrades


Leaked designs reveal a flattened camera module for the Galaxy S22 Ultra although dawning the Galaxy Note design. But the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus will look similar and feature last year’s design. The cameras are getting an upgrade though with a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra wide sensor, and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens.

What else to expect


Other than these details, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to feature a 6.8-inch 2X Dynamic AMOLED display with a 2K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection. It is also expected to pack a 5,000mAh battery with 45W wired fast charging and 15W wireless charging support.

The Galaxy S22 could pack a 3,800mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. As for the Galaxy S22 Plus, leaks suggest a larger 4,600mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. Both the phones will also have Gorilla Glass Victus+ for protection.

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