While it may be some way off, avid Samsung Galaxy fans may be wondering when the release date of the S22 will be.
Reported to feature the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 895 SoC, all eyes will soon be on Samsung's next flagship phone.
But when will the release be exactly?
Samsung Galaxy S22 Release Date
Based on past precedent, Samsung will release the Galaxy S22 in early 2022. However, any further predictions based on history are more uncertain than for the iPhone 13 release date. This is due to the S21's release.
Before the Galaxy S21, four of the last five Galaxy S models were released in early-to-mid March. The outlier- the Galaxy S8 - released on April 21 2017.
However, the Samsung Galaxy S21 bucked tradition, releasing in late January 2021 instead.
According to the latest reports from Pulse News Korea, the S22 will continue this trend and launch in January 2022. This may put the release near to the launch of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, too.
We don't know for certain, however, whether Samsung will opt to return to the pre-S21 timings, or continue to target an earlier date for the Galaxy 22. Samsung has yet to comment on the S22's release, but we'll update this page when they do.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Announcement Date
As with past Galaxy S phones, Samsung will likely announce the S22 at a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event just before the phone's release.
The S21, for example, was revealed on 14 January ahead of a 19 January release. Pre-orders also tend to begin shortly after this announcement.
However, leaker Ice Universe has recently suggested the company could reveal the full details of the S22's camera as early as September.
Samsung does host regular Galaxy Unpacked events, with the latest occurring in April 2021. However. it only really announces new phones for the Galaxy S range in the earlier part of the year. The recent event, for example, showed off Samsung's Galaxy Book Pro. The next Samsung event, rumoured for August, may reveal the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2.
Samsung has yet to announce the dates of its inevitable Galaxy Unpacked 2022, but we'll keep you posted when new information comes out.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Pre-Order
As Samsung has yet to acknowledge the S22's existence yet, the date of the pre-orders is still unknown.
However, even not knowing the release date of the Galaxy S22 might not stop Samsung from opening the pre-orders. Pre-order reservations for the S21 (A pre-order to the pre-order) first opened in late December 2020.
Looking to the pre-S21 times, pre-orders tended to go live immediately after the Galaxy reveal. So whenever the S22 announcement is scheduled will likely be not far away from the pre-order date.
Samsung Galaxy S22 vs Galaxy Note
The Galaxy S22 has not been announced yet, and some Samsung fans would like to keep it that way.
A recent Change.org petition from SamMobile urges Samsung to release a new Samsung Galaxy Note phone in early 2022. The petition takes issue with the decision not to release a new Note device in 2021 due to chip shortages.
So here's an idea: If not 2021, how about a new Galaxy Note flagship sometime in the first half of 2022? Maybe Samsung could skip the Galaxy S22 lineup next year and give us a Note instead? Samsung could keep all of its flagship lineups alive by alternating between them, all while keeping all of its fans happy at the same time!
The petition has currently gained 10,133 signatures at the time of writing.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Latest Rumours And Leaks
The latest S22 leaks from SamMobile allegedly detail the Samsung Galaxy S22's model numbers. According to SamMobile's sources, the three S22 models will be listed as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy S22 - SM-S901x
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus - SM-S906x
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra - SM-S908x
Another of the latest rumours alleges that Samsung has partnered with Olympus to release a five-lens 200MP camera on the S22. Alongside this, leaker Yogesh has suggested the S22 will feature a 50MP RGBW sensor to further add to the already impressive specs.
This means the upcoming Galaxy phone will have no trouble making our list of the best camera phones for when it releases.
Aside from these camera specs, a recent rumour by IceUniverse on Weibo (via MyFixGuide) suggests the Galaxy S22 may support 65W fast charging - a significant upgrade on the 25W/45W fast charging options in the current line of Galaxy phones.
Indeed, following this rumour, a document from the Danish UL suggests the 65W charger has now received certification.
Finally, while past precedent suggests the S22 will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 895 SoC, the latest rumours state this may be more complicated than first expected.
According to GizChina, the S22 will feature the 895, but only in the Chinese and US markets. In Europe and Korea, however, it will use Samsung's own Exynos 2200 chip, which the site claims will offer better performance and utilise RDNA 2.
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