At the Galaxy Unpacked 2022, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S22 series flagships. The S22 lineup includes three models namely Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. While the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be known as a reborn Note phone, the S22+ is here to maintain the S line’s legacy.
Unlike the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Galaxy S22+ doesn’t feature S Pen support in any way, however, it packs the same hardware and software capabilities as the Ultra variant such as processor, and display. Compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 Plus has an even more improved design language.
Let’s start talking about the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus!
As confirmed by Samsung, the Galaxy S22 Plus is built with a bold, sustainably conscious design, offering beautiful and environmentally conscious alongside.
The middle child of the Galaxy S22 series introduces 6.6-inch FHD+*Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate (10~120Hz) as well as 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode. In addition, the phone has features like Vision Booster and an improved Eye comfort shield.
Coming to the Camera department, the Galaxy S22 Plus comes with 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera with F2.2, FOV 120˚, a 50MP Wide Camera with Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, FOV 85˚ and 10MP Telephoto Camera with 3x Optical Zoom, OIS, F2.4, FOV 36˚. On the front, the device has a 10MP Front Camera with F2.2, FOV 80˚.
No doubt, the Korean tech giant will ship the Galaxy S22 series with 4nm process-based Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Samsung’s Exynos 2200 flagship SoC with Xclipse GPU, developed by AMD.
The Galaxy S22 Plus handset brings a bigger 4,500mAh battery with impressive fast charging support up to 45W with a wired charger as well as and 15W wirelessly.
- Wireless power share feature is available as well.
Along with a guarantee for four generations of Android + One UI upgrades and five years of regular security patches, the Galaxy S22 Plus is pre-loaded with Android 12-based One UI version 4.1.
- Galaxy S22+ — 8+128GB: $999 / £949 / €1,049.
- Galaxy S22+ — 8+256GB: £999 / €1,099.
Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Tenstorrent to use Samsung’s advanced 4nm process to produce the chips
AI chip startup Tenstorrent recently announced that it will cooperate with Samsung to produce the next generation of AI chipsets, which will be manufactured using the 4nm SF4X process.
Tenstorrent praises the Samsung team as “known for its expertise in silicon manufacturing.” The chipsets will be manufactured using Samsung’s advanced SF4X process, which boasts an impressive 4nm architecture.
The company has built powerful RISC-V CPUs and AI acceleration chips, aiming to break through the computing boundaries of multiple industries such as data centers, automobiles, and robots.
These chipsets are designed to deliver scalable power from milliwatts to megawatts for a wide range of applications from edge devices to data centers.
Previous report reveals that Tenstorrent completed a new round of financing of $100 million in August this year, with participation from Hyundai Motor Group and Samsung Catalyst Fund, a venture capital company owned by Samsung.
Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP
Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.
According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.
Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.
Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.