Leaked back in May 2021, Samsung Galaxy M22 is now official in Germany, and could soon make its way to more European countries. As per the naming, its several specs and features are identical to the previously launched Galaxy F22 smartphone.
Galaxy M22 Specs
When it comes to screen size, the Galaxy M22 brings a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. On the right side, it has a fingerprint scanner equipped on the side key, better known as the power button.
In terms of optics, the Galaxy M22 features a quad rear camera setup, which consists of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Moreover, the phone supports Full HD video recording @ 30fps, while it has a 13MP camera on the front for selfies.
Under the hood, the Galaxy M22 is fueled by the MediaTek Helio G80 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. At the same time, you can expand the storage with an external microSD card.
Additional Galaxy M22 features include Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-SIM card slot, LTE, GPS, USB 2.0 Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Furthermore, it packs a big 5000mAh battery with up to 15W fast charging.
Out of the box, the device runs Android 11-based One UI 3.1, which makes it compatible with major Android OS upgrades up to Android 13. And the device will also get new Android patches for four years along with Samsung Knox security.
- Wanna purchase Galaxy M22? Head to Samsung Germany
- Available colors: Blue, White, Navy
Phones will be banned in schools across New Zealand
New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Christopher Luxon announced that he would promote the ban on phones in primary and secondary schools across the country. This initiative aims to improve the quality of education for primary and secondary school students in New Zealand.
According to New Zealand education sources, the literacy skills of New Zealand primary and secondary school students have been declining in the past few years, and have even reached a “crisis” level. Over 1/3rd of the country’s 15-year-old students have poor literacy levels, which has aroused concern from all walks of life.
In order to solve this problem, New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Lacson decided to take action. Within 100 days after taking office, he push for the ban on mobile phones in primary and secondary schools across the country to reduce students’ distractions so they could concentrate on class.
Nintendo may use Samsung OLED display on its new console
Nintendo is in talks with Samsung Display for supply of the next-generation OLED panels, following Valve’s SteamDeck. Both companies initially considered China’s BOE as a supplier but changed way to Samsung due to the burden of the risk arising from the patent infringement lawsuit.
According to the report, Japan’s Nintendo is known to have requested the supply of OLED panels from Samsung Display, following Valve. These companies negotiated with China’s BOE to lower device prices, but it is said that they chose Samsung Display panels.
In June 2022, Samsung Display filed a patent infringement lawsuit against China’s BOE in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The technology that Samsung Display claims to be infringing on is five OLED display patents for all products released after the iPhone 12.
Last December, Samsung Display filed a complaint with the ITC against 17 US parts wholesalers to keep BOE in check, asking the ITC to stop using parts and panels that infringe on the company’s ‘Diamond Pixel’.
Accordingly, BOE filed a countersuit in Chongqing’s First Intermediate People’s Court in May against Samsung Display China and Samsung Elec China, claiming patent infringement.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 to be made by TSMC, for Galaxy by Samsung
Similar to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, TSMC is exclusively producing Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. While the new processor has just started to debut with smartphones, a new leak suggests that TSMC will continue to produce Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, while Samsung orders shelved until 2025.
According to tipster Revegnus, Qualcomm will rely solely on TSMC for producing the 3nm-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor in 2024. The company has reportedly decided to bet on Taiwanese chip manufacturer again as it’s aiming to use custom Oryon CPU cores.
It’s worth noting that a dual chip sourcing strategy is still on the cards for 2025 when the Snapdragon 8 Gen 5 comes out, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 for Galaxy will be produced at Samsung’s foundry 3GAP, reports Taiwan’s TechNews.
In a multi-core scenario, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is said to surpass 10,000 points on Geekbench 6, while the Adreno 830 GPU offers the same level of power draw as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 while offering excellent performance gains. The whole SoC is rumored to consume just 8W.