According to the Korean publication The Elec, Samsung is expected to adjust its Galaxy S handsets, channelling most of its production efforts into the rumoured 6.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone. According to the report, the tech giant will produce around 20 million of the handsets, of which 50 to 60 per cent will be the much-anticipated Galaxy S22. Meanwhile, 20 per cent of the allocation will go to the 6.6-inch S22 Plus smartphones, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra will account for the last 20 to 30 per cent.
Compared to previous years’ figures, these numbers represent a considerable increase in the percentage of basic models being manufactured. During the Galaxy S20 and S21 lineups, the standard model made up 40 per cent of production, and the Ultra version is jumping from 10 to 15 per cent in 2020 to a whopping 30 per cent in 2021. Consequently, the Plus has dropped to 30 per cent in 2021 and will drop 20 per cent next year from its previous figure of 40 to 45 per cent in 2020. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming Galaxy S22:
Is the Samsung Galaxy S22 A Replacement for the Galaxy Note
The report surmises that the Galaxy Note series won’t launch in 2022, which indicates that the S22 might replace the line entirely. While it’s easy to chalk this up to semantics since the report mentions that the S22 Ultra will come with a dock for the S Pen, it may have a different style from the standard S22 if it is much larger. If it resembles the Galaxy Note and has an S Pen, it may essentially be the newest Galaxy Note despite its S22 branding.
Another leaker guessed that the S22 Ultra might be rebranded into the Note 22 Ultra. The user uploaded a follow-up tweet to clarify that this decision has not been finalised and only discussed as a possibility. Still, it seems like Galaxy Note enthusiasts who have been clamouring for a new version in 2022 will be pleased with what the company has in store for 2022 or even as early as December this year, as another leaker guessed.
The Return of the S Pen Stylus in Samsung Galaxy S22
As the Galaxy S22 is regarded as the official return of the S Pen, many Samsung fans are wondering about the future of the Galaxy Note. However, as of writing, Samsung has decided to call this smartphone the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Still, the inclusion of the S Pen stylus may tempt Galaxy Note fans to switch over, as the tech titan had not released a Note flagship earlier this year.
A Better Battery and Camera coming in the Samsung Galaxy S22
According to reports, Samsung is set to equip the S22 Plus and Ultra variants with 4,500 mAh and 5,000 mAh batteries, respectively. However, it plans to use a 3,800 mAh battery on the Galaxy S22, a noted downgrade from its predecessor’s 4,000 mAh unit. Samsung has reportedly not yet decided on the rear camera housing for the Galaxy S22, but as always, we can expect it to be more precise and sharper than its predecessors.
While the company has not released information about the S22’s hardware, some variants will reportedly use the Exynos 2200 chipset, which has generated a lot of fanfare due to its stellar GPU credentials. Other models are set to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 898 SoC.
Although the next ‘Unpacked’ event is anticipated to come no earlier than January 2022, many Samsung fans are eagerly awaiting the subsequent arrival of the company’s flagship phones. With these new features, hundreds of thousands are keen to upgrade their phones to Samsung’s biggest, most powerful phones yet.
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