Samsung has two main flagship lineups – Galaxy S and Galaxy Note, at the same time, there’s a Galaxy Z lineup available, which represents foldable smartphones. All of these series have their own identities as the Galaxy S is a camera focussed lineup, while the Galaxy Note includes phones with S Pen support.
While the Galaxy S22 series is officially coming in February this year, leaks and rumors are continuously appearing online. Thereby, we are maintaining a track of every single piece of information regarding the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Live Sharing with Google Duo, Vision Booster features
As per the report by Evan Blass‘ Leakmail newsletter, the Samsung Galaxy S22 video viewing could be the best.
The phones will come with Live Sharing with Google Duo. It is a build-in watch party mode that will let you check out YouTube videos.
Moreover, another feature that makes the Samsung Galaxy S22 great for video viewing is the Vision Booster display.
This feature is completely fresh for Samsung smartphones. And, at this time, it’s not possible to explain how it works, the given description says, “Smooth. Bright. Epic”.
February 03, 2022
Galaxy S22 Ultra – 1TB variant
According to the famous tipster Roland Quandt, the Galaxy S22 ultra could include a 1TB storage variant. However, the tipster also mentioned that this variant will be limited to a few markets. Read more
February 03, 2022
Tiger in the City campaign
Starting today, Samsung’s “Tiger in the City” campaign will be showcased on digital 3D displays in five of the world’s most vibrant cities, including
February 03, 2022
Galaxy S22 – Exynos 2200 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
The upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra (model SM-S908B) featuring Exynos 2200 appeared on the Geekbench benchmarking website.
However, the single-core and multi-core scores of the Exynos 2200 are not much different from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Read more
February 01, 2022
Galaxy S22 – US pricing
According to Front Page Tech, the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra prices are similar to the prices of last year’s Galaxy S21 series smartphones. Below you can check the price details.
Galaxy S22 – $799
Galaxy S22+ – $999
Galaxy S22 Ultra – $1,199
February 01, 2022
Galaxy S22 Survey – 20% of Android users want to upgrade
Earlier, SellCell has surveyed around 11,000 Android users to determine upgrade intention in the US. Among the 10,678 survey participants, 2139 (20.0%) stated they will upgrade to one of the upcoming Galaxy S22 models, while others won’t. Read the full report
January 31, 2022
Galaxy S22 series – Pre-order & Market availability
Recently, it was reported that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be available three months after its initial release, which is going to happen on February 9.
Meanwhile, a new twist appeared in this story (via JonProsser) that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be available on February 25, while its other cousins may be delayed to March 11.
I’m told that due to supply chain issues, the Galaxy S22 lineup has had a slight setback.
Pre-order for ALL devices is still happening on event day (Feb 9)
A reliable tipster Dohyun Kim has managed to get the press materials for the upcoming Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra flagships and decided to share them with fans.
You can check all the leaked marketing posters, banners HERE
January 28, 2022
Galaxy S22 series – Official cases
Recently, MobileFun, which is a Mobile affiliate website, posted various official Samsung cases for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Check more here
January 28, 2022
Galaxy S22 series – Charging capacity
As rivals are introducing their flagships with massive charging capabilities, Samsung seems to be following the same, but it’s not going to reach such 120W, while 45W fast charging just confirmed for the S22+ and S22 Ultra. Read more
January 28, 2022
Galaxy S22 series – X-axis linear motor
Reliable tipster IceUniverse revealed that the entire Galaxy S22 lineup features an X-axis linear motor, which provides shorter and crisper vibrations for a better experience.
Good news, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series all feature an X-axis linear motor.
Check out all Galaxy S22 Ultra renders in high-resolution HERE
January 21, 2022
Galaxy S22 series Europe price, memory variants leaked
However, Samsung didn’t reveal the exact launch date of the Galaxy S22 series, it’s expected to happen on February 8, while, tipster just leaked the price and memory variants for Europe. Read more
Galaxy S22 8/128GB = 849 euro
Galaxy S22 8/256GB = 899 euro
Galaxy S22+ 8/128GB = 1049 euro
Galaxy S22+ 8/256GB = 1099 euro
Galaxy S22 Ultra 8/128GB = 1249 euro
Galaxy S22 Ultra 12/256GB = 1349 euro
Galaxy S22 Ultra 12/512GB = 1449 euro
January 21, 2022
Galaxy S22 series pre-reservation begins
Samsung started letting you pre-reserve the upcoming Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra ahead of launch. So, if you want to get any of these smartphones before anyone else, you can now pre-book yours from the official Samsung website.
January 21, 2022
Galaxy S22 Ultra = Note + S
Check the new Samsung teaser below, which shows, the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones are merged to a new Galaxy device that will be the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
January 20, 2022
Galaxy S22 officially teased
Just recently, Samsung’s MX Division Head, TM Roh officially confirmed that the company will introduce the most noteworthy Galaxy S flagship series they’ve ever created.
However, the indication directly relates to the Galaxy S22 series in which the Ultra model will be equipped with not only powerful camera capabilities but also full-fledged S Pen support with a dedicated silo.
Galaxy S22 Ultra to bring significant camera upgrades
Leaker AhmedQwaider disclosed that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will feature big upgrades in terms of camera department such as Super HDR, Super ISO Pro and more.
Amazing video evolution #GalaxyS22Ultra &professional cinematography "HDR" has been converted to "Super HDR" Colors are more realistic and lighting quality is also improved due to "Super" ISO Pro" And the video has evolved to 68 billion colors at 12-bit rate😲 editing video easy pic.twitter.com/1wh7Zmnn99
LetsGoDigital revealed the official press renders of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra.
December 22, 2021
Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra dummy units
A UK-based smartphone retailer MobileFun divulged the dummy units of the upcoming Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra devices. The images clearly showcase the camera module and S Pen slot on the top variant of the S22 lineup. [Via]
December 21, 2021
Galaxy S22+, S22 Ultra official poster
Tipster BenGeskin shared beautiful official renders of the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22+. This render showcases S22 Ultra in stunning Bronze color, just like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. [Source]
Exclusive first look at Samsung #GalaxyS22 Ultra & Plus official poster
MobileFun has published the complete list of official Galaxy S22 Ultra cases. Also, the retailer has shared some images of how they look like, the names in the listing, as well as the description. Read more
December 20, 2021
Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra color variants
According to GalaxyClub report, the Galaxy S22 standard variant and the Galaxy S22+ will be available in Beige, Black, Green, Grey, Light Blue, Rose Gold, and White colors.
Besides, the Galaxy S22+ will also feature a Violet color shade in addition to the above-mentioned colors, however, the availability may differ for different markets.
On the other hand, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will launch in four color options including Black, Dark Red, Green, and White. Also, some additional colors will also be available through Samsung’s online store.
December 20, 2021
Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra may have glass back panels
Tipster IceUniverse claimed that the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra will come with glass back panels, which means Samsung is not compromising with the quality of upcoming flagship phones.
There is a definite answer about the rear cover material of Galaxy S22 series: S22, S22 +, S22 ultra are all made of glass!
Recently, well-known tipster IceUniverse revealed the exact color code of the Galaxy S22 Ultra Green shade, which was first revealed in October 2021.
Following the tipster’s statement, LetsGoDigital designed a handful of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 3D renders in exact Green color shade.
December 19, 2021
Galaxy S22 Ultra Detail enhancer camera feature
According to ITmaterial report, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will introduce a new camera feature called “Detail enhancer”, as spotted in camera app strings.
Using the software as well as the 108MP camera sensor, the feature could further enhance the detail of captured images and macro shots.
December 18, 2021
Galaxy S22 Ultra camera samples
According to well-known Samsung insider IceUniverse, the Galaxy S22 Ultra photo samples are quite stunning. However, the hardware specifications remains the same as the S21 Ultra, the company did major optimization that makes it possible.
Although the hardware specifications look little different from S21 ultra, Samsung's optimization ability is very strong, and the sample of S22 ultra looks much stronger.
Another Galaxy S22 series wallpaper leaked ahead of launch. Download here
December 13, 2021
Galaxy S22 Ultra spotted on China website
Samsung published a support page for an unreleased smartphone, which bears model number SM-S908U on its Chinese website.
However, the model number is for the upcoming Galaxy S22 Note (S22 Ultra), the last ‘U’ digit of the model number hints it’s a US variant for carriers. Read more
December 11, 2021
Memory variants and color shades
According to tipster Snoopytech, there will be four color variants of the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+, namely Pink Gold, Green, Black, and White.
Memory options – 8GB of RAM and 12/256GB of internal storage
On the other hand, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is likely to feature Dark Red, Black and White color shades, however, memory configuration could be 12GB and storage to 256/512GB.
December 10, 2021
Galaxy S22 Note to take place of S22 Ultra
While the Galaxy S22 Ultra is rumored to make its official debut as a new Galaxy Note phone with full-fledged S Pen support alongside a dedicated silo, Samsung has reportedly renamed this upcoming flagship.
According to Korean tipster FrontTron, the company has canceled (killed) the Galaxy S22 Ultra, while the top variant of the upcoming flagship lineup will be called Galaxy S22 Note.
As the rumored Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy S22 series launch timelines are coming closer, Samsung seems to boost its preparations as well. Now, the company has dropped the Galaxy S21 and S21+ prices by INR 5,000 (around $66).
The offer ends on December 23, 2021.
December 08, 2021
Galaxy S22 base variant could cost $799
According to a recent report, Samsung could launch the standard Galaxy S22 model with a starting price tag of $799, the same as the Galaxy S21, which was launched in January 2021.
December 08, 2021
Galaxy S22+ tested by FCC
FCC tested the Galaxy S22+ and published the documents on its official website, which confirms some of its key specifications. Check below –
Rated capacity – 4,370mAh
Model number – EB-BS906ABY
LED covers model numbers
Galaxy S22 – EF-NS901
Galaxy S22 Plus – EF-NS906
Galaxy S22+ network bands
Various GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, LTE TDD, and 5G bands
UWB (Ultra-Wide Band), NFC, Wi-Fi 6E, wireless charging and power-sharing
December 04, 2021
Galaxy S22+ with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 emerged
The Galaxy S22 series is expected to be released in February 2022, meanwhile, an alleged S22+ has appeared on Geekbench with model number – SM-S906U. The codename of the motherboard is “taro” which hints at Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip under the hood.
December 02, 2021
Camera tempered film leaked
According to the leaked Galaxy S22 series camera lens tempered films, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a P-shaped camera module, the same as the initially emerged CAD renders. However, the Galaxy S22 and S22+ have a triple rear camera system with their predecessors-like design.
December 01, 2021
Qualcomm has officially launched its next-generation flagship chipset for mobile phones called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone will launch later this year, which will be Xiaomi 12 series.
Tipster Stufflistings spotted the standard Galaxy S21 variant on India’s BIS database with model number SM-S901E/DS and SM-S901B/DS. The ‘E’ suffix at the end of the former model number suggests that the device may be equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
Samsung insider IceUniverse disclosed the appearance of Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra protective films in comparative form. It showcases the Ultra model comes with a Galaxy Note phone-like design with sharp corners, while the punch-hole display exists.
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By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.
For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung in smartphone export from India. The company shipped 49% of the country’s total 12 million shipments in the second quarter. Samsung, on the other hand, secured 45% of India’s total smartphone shipments in the same period.
Apple clocked a rapid growth in export volumes in the last year by making iPhones through contract manufacturers in India. The Cupertino-based company’s share of exports soared from just 9% of the roughly 8 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2022, to almost half the total smartphone exports in Q2 2023.
Samsung’s share of export volumes fell from 50% in Q1 2023 to 45% in Q2 2023. This marks a sharp decline from Q2 2022 when the company had a dominating 84% of the export market from India. Meanwhile, exports by other Android brands (Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo) declined from 10% in Q1 2023, to 6% in Q2 2023.
GoogleMessages is getting a new look for its voice recorder UI. The microphone icon in the text field will change to a waveform icon, which is different from the voice typing button in Gboard.
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.