Everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S22
While the Samsung Galaxy S22 series is still some way out, with a January 2022 launch date highly likely, the leaks and rumors have been coming in thick and fast for all three devices in the line.
These are to be the successors to 2021's Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra, but have also got the big boots of the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 to fill, with 2021's late-year flagship actually canceled, much to the chagrin of Samsung fans.
RUMORED SAMSUNG GALAXY S22 FEATURES
- Announcement in January
- Similar designs for the S22 and S22 Plus
- A new, Galaxy Note-like design for the S22 Ultra
- A plastic back for all models except the Ultra
- An S-Pen slot for the Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Slightly different screen sizes to the S21 range
- Big camera changes planned
- Smaller batteries for all except the Ultra
- Powerful Snapdragon 898 or Exynos 2200 chipset
Little is offically known about what Samsung will be concocting for its next flagship S range smartphone, despite the quantity of unofficial leaks, and we’re almost certain to hear of the Galaxy S21 FE before we hear about the S22.
The Galaxy S22 is the next big flagship from Samsung, and since the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 was cancelled, will be the first big traditional phone from the company to come out in a year. We did see the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 come out with S Pen stylus support as well as the clamshell Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 launch at the same price as flagship phones – but for most consumers, the Galaxy S22 is the next big Android phone.
Below is where we’ll be collating all the leaks, rumors and news we hear about the Samsung Galaxy S22 until its launch, likely in early 2022. We’ll be keeping track of details of the Galaxy S22 release date, price, features and much more, from rumors about its new features to leaked images of what the phone could look like.
Samsung Galaxy S22: what you need to know
Samsung Galaxy S22 release date: Rumors point to a January release for the Samsung Galaxy S22. That's not been confirmed, but we'd be surprised if it didn't land in early 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S22 price: Pricing is unknown, but for reference the Samsung Galaxy S21 started at $799 / £769 / AU$1,249, and we may be looking at a similar price again.
Design: The Samsung Galaxy S22 and Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus will probably look similar to their predecessors, with the S22 Ultra rumored to be getting a more angular design reminiscent of the Galaxy Note range.
Colors: A leak suggests the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus may come in white, black, rose gold, and green shades, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra might come in black, white, and dark red.
Display: The Samsung Galaxy S22 is rumored to have a 6.06-inch screen, the S22 Plus a 6.55-inch one, and the S22 Ultra a 6.81-inch one. All three models are expected to have a 120Hz refresh rate, but that's likely to be paired with a FHD+ resolution for the cheaper two and a QHD+ resolution for the Ultra.
Camera: 50MP main, 12MP ultra-wide and 12MP telephoto cameras have been rumored for the S22 and S22 Plus. Things are less clear for the Ultra, but it may have a 108MP main snapper, a 12MP ultra-wide, and two 12MP telephoto ones.
Specs: Expect either the Snapdragon 898 or Exynos 2200 chipset depending on region, coupled possibly with the same RAM and storage amounts as the S21 range. That would mean up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage in the Ultra model, or 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage in the other models.
Battery: Leaks point to a 3,700mAh battery in the S21, 4,500mAh in the S21 Plus, and 5,000mAh in the S21 Ultra. Other than the Ultra those would all be smaller than the batteries in the S21 range. Charging speed on the S22 Ultra might be improved though, possibly coming in at 45W