Samsung is preparing to unveil its next-generation foldable smartphones – Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in near future. At the same time, the company is also working to expand its mid-range and budget device segment by releasing new low-end price phones.
In a recent development, two new Samsung devices (unreleased) completed two necessary certifications that indicate their launch just around the corner. The Galaxy A22 and Galaxy F22 are the upcoming budget smartphones from the OEM.
Firstly, the Bluetooth SIG certification authority approved the Galaxy A22 and Galaxy F22, however, both of these devices seem to share several similarities. The website revealed that these devices are equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 technology.
On the other hand, the Galaxy A22 4G and Galaxy A22 5G, both variants passed the NBTC certification, which is a sign of their imminent launch. It’s worth mentioning that Samsung had already announced the Galaxy A22 4G/A22 5G as its yet another budget lineup, and one of them is the cheapest 5G phone from the brand.
Galaxy A22 4G Specs [Official]
Samsung Galaxy A22 sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, quite identical to the premium Galaxies. On the back, it features a quad-camera setup including a 48MP primary camera, with OIS and autofocus, plus an 8MP ultrawide sensor (F2.2), a 2MP macro camera (F2.4), and a 2MP depth sensor (F2.4). On the front, it has a 13MP selfie camera with an F2.2 aperture.
Moreover, it comes with the last year’s Android 11 OS and Samsung One UI 3.1 software system, which makes it eligible for upgrades up to Android 13 (most probably the One UI 5.x). Powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor, it will be available in three memory options: 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, and 6GB/128GB.
Aside from this, the Galaxy A22 also brings Dolby Atmos audio for earphones and Bluetooth devices that’s nice for playing content. Additional features include a side-mounted fingerprint reader, expandable memory up to 1TB via microSD card, 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charging, LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and S23 Ultra design compared in live images
Samsung is expected to hold the next Unpacked event in January next year. After leaked hands-on, new live images of the Galaxy S24 Ultra have surfaced, showing off design changes over its predecessor.
In the Galaxy S24 Ultra, Samsung is not heavily tweaking the overall look and design. While the display is ditching curved edges, the rear design looks a lot identical to the S23 Ultra, which is hard to compare.
As you can see in the image showing the phone’s bottom, the speaker grille has ditched the holes in favor of a single linear cutout. The company has also flattened out the bottom of the S Pen.
Notably, the Galaxy S24 Ultra makes use of a titanium frame instead of aluminum, while other models follow the older frame strategy.
Galaxy S25 Design: Samsung is rumored to be redefining Galaxy image
With the S22 Ultra, Samsung introduced an island-less rear panel design, which became Galaxy’s signature design in 2023. All Galaxy phones released in 2023 follow the same design strategy, with the same set to happen next year with the Galaxy S24 series.
Well, a new rumor says that Samsung is set to redefine the Galaxy image, with notable design changes expected to be made in Galaxy S25. Tipster Revegnus says that Hubert H. Lee, a former designer at Mercedes-Benz, is working to redefine the design language of Galaxy, starting with the S25.
To recall, Hubert H. Lee has been leading Samsung’s Galaxy design department (Head of the Mobile eXperience Design Team) since December 2022. The company’s OLED 2.0 tech is expected to bring a significant upgrade to the Galaxy’s innovation journey!
Apple’s under display camera iPhone to arrive when Samsung’s UPC ages 5 years!
Apple completely ditched the display notch with the iPhone 15 lineup this year. Well, Apple is expected to launch iPhone with under-display camera technology after 2026. The company’s camera supplier has reportedly begun the development of under panel camera.
TheElec sources say that LG Innotek was found to have begun advanced development of UPC. The company is developing a special lens called the “Freeform Optic” lens to overcome the limitations of the existing under-panel camera tech – insufficient light quantity.
It is reported that Apple received under-display camera samples for iPhone from related companies but evaluated its performance as unsatisfactory. However, the US tech giant plans to apply Underpanel Face ID to the front of the iPhone before applying UPC.
By applying a freeform lens, the thickness of the peripheral lens can be controlled, thereby reducing the aberration of the optical system and optical module and increasing the light ratio around the optical system and optical module, the image quality of the area can be improved.
It’s worth noting that Samsung has been applying UPC to the internal screen of the Galaxy Z Fold series since 2021. The camera specifications are still low, with the UPC applied to last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and this year’s Z Fold 5 limited to 4-megapixel.