Samsung Galaxy S22: News, leaks, rumors, and more


The Samsung Galaxy S21 is easily one of the best phones of 2021, offering a stunning new design, flagship specs, and more. But already we’re looking ahead to Samsung’s next flagship device, likely to be called the Samsung Galaxy S22.

We’re heading towards when we would expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S22, and we’ve been hearing tons of rumors about the design and specs of the upcoming phone.

Excited about the Galaxy S22? Here’s everything we know about Samsung’s next big release so far.


Samsung Galaxy S22 camera

The Galaxy S21 series offers among the best cameras in a smartphone — however, the Galaxy S22 series will likely take it to the next level. The upgrade could come thanks to a partnership with Olympus, according to leaks from usually-reliable Samsung leakers.

The latest leak from Ice Universe indicates that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will come with a quad-camera array, with a 108-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom, and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.

Another leak, also from Ice Universe, suggests that the Galaxy S22 and S22+ will get some camera upgrades too. According to the leak, the standard Galaxy S22 will get a 50-megapixel main camera with pixel binning tech to create a 12.5-megapixel output. The telephoto camera on the phones will be 10 megapixels, with 3x optical zoom. Lastly, the ultrawide camera will be 12 megapixels, and likely more or less the same as that on the Galaxy S21 series.

The entire range may get other updates. Samsung recently published a blog post touting a new 50-megapixel camera sensor called ISOCELL JN1. It claims this sensor can capture a 50-megapixel image with deep colors in a smaller footprint. This could make for a smaller camera bump on the phones.

Ice Universe also says that Samsung is working on a 50-megapixel RGBW sensor. This kind of sensor could make for better highlights in high-contrast images.

Samsung Galaxy S22 design

Samsung gave the Galaxy series a pretty major design refresh with the Galaxy S21, but the company is no stranger to refreshing its phones every year or two. So, that doesn’t mean we won’t see another big refresh for the Galaxy S22. In fact, you can see the design of dummy units supplied by UK accessory retailer Mobile Fun to GSMArena below.

Generally, we expect some similarities between the Galaxy S21 range and the Galaxy S22 series. For example, the lower-end Galaxy S22 will likely keep the so-called “glasstic” back on offer by the standard Galaxy S21, while the Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra may keep the more premium glass back.

The standard Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ may end up being similar to the previous-generation Galaxy S21, however, the design of the Galaxy S22 Ultra has been subject to speculation. The camera module on the back of the Galaxy S22 Ultra may either actually be two camera modules side-by-side, or one P-shaped module. That’s according to Dutch publication Let’s Go Digital.

We expect that the Galaxy S22 range will keep the hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera. That’s along with a prominent camera module on the back. Some rumors indicate that Samsung could introduce an in-display camera for the Galaxy S22, but that tech could be a few years away.

Rumors indicate that it could come in some great new colors too. According to Dutch blog Galaxy Club, the Galaxy S22 will come in dark red and green colors.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Render
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Render Image source: OnLeaks / Digit

Interestingly enough, the Galaxy S22 Ultra may end up being more of a Galaxy Note-type device. That indicates that while the Note technically isn’t available right now, those that like larger phones will still have an option. According to renders from OnLeaks, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will even have an S-Pen.

According to leaker Jon Prosser, the Galaxy S22 may have a slightly different design than the render above. Instead of a single large camera module, each camera will protrude from the back.

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