Early in 2022, Samsung will release the Galaxy S22 series. While the exact date is still unknown, a recent tip from SamMobile claims to have information confirming the flagship series’ arrival in early February. SamMobile’s report aligns with Jon Prosser’s allegation that pre-orders for the Galaxy S22 series will begin in the second week of February.
The Galaxy S22, on the other hand, according to famed tipster @IceUniverse, “may” launch in early January. Without another reputable source, it is difficult to prove this assertion untrue based on @IceUniverse’s track record. It’s also worth mentioning that, given the ongoing global chip shortage, Samsung’s flagships are unlikely to be released in January of next year.
Another more obvious reason for the delay, as previously speculated, could be Samsung’s wish to give the Galaxy S21 FE (Fan Edition) more attention rather than the more attractive Galaxy S22 series.
According to Prosser, the Galaxy S21 FE was originally scheduled to arrive in November, but the date was later pushed to January, while many of the S21 FE release date leaks have been conflicting, just as the S22.
The Galaxy S22 is expected to be an advancement of the Galaxy S21 rather than a major redesign, according to earlier Galaxy S22 rumors. Only the Galaxy S22 Ultra is believed to receive a significant camera improvement, with a 108MP camera in a P-shaped form.
A relationship between Samsung and camera manufacturer Olympus could also enhance the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera, resulting in improved color science and image processing. Finally, the Galaxy S22 Ultra could include a dedicated S-Pen slot, effectively killing off the Galaxy Note series.