More Galaxy S22 leaks hint at launch date, prices and specs

It is truthful to say we have not precisely been wanting rumors and hypothesis on the subject of the Samsung Galaxy S22, and with only a few weeks to go to its official unveiling, there are extra leaks for us to report on.

First we have some European pricing from the ever-reliable Roland Quandt, who says that the usual S22 will begin at €849, the S22 Plus will begin at €1,049, and the S22 Extremely will value you €1,249 and up. These costs match the Galaxy S21 equivalents, suggesting you will not spend any greater than final yr on the 2022 telephones.

For reference, the Samsung Galaxy S21 pricing went $799 / £769 / AU$1,249, then $999 / £949 / AU$1,549, and $1,199 / £969 / AU$1,849 shifting up via the three tiers. There’s a twist although – Quandt says the Extremely mannequin will begin with 8GB of RAM, not 12GB as was the case with its predecessor.

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Subsequent up, tipster Dohyun Kim sheds some gentle on which markets will get a Galaxy S22 with a Snapdragon Eight Gen 1 chipset and which is able to get the Exynos 2200: it is the Snapdragon for the US, the Exynos for Europe, and a combination for all over the place else.

That chimes with earlier rumors we have heard about European clients solely gaining access to the Exynos 2200 variations of those telephones. That will disappoint some consumers, although we’ll should see how these processors carry out when the handsets are literally obtainable to check.

Lastly, the normally correct Ice Universe has taken to Chinese language social media web site Weibo (via Android Police) to say that the S22 collection can be unveiled on February 9. Once more, that matches what we have heard earlier than, though some sources have been reporting February 8.

Evaluation: pricing will as soon as once more be essential

Whereas we take pleasure in poring over specs and options every time a brand new cellphone comes out, it is actually the pricing that is the only most vital element: it determines how the remainder of the cellphone is considered and whether or not or not it is a discount or a rip-off (or someplace in between).

If Samsung does certainly launch its Galaxy S22 telephones on the similar pricing degree because the Galaxy S21 handsets that got here earlier than them, that is more likely to encourage gross sales – with the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE now obtainable for individuals who want one thing that is just a little extra reasonably priced for his or her subsequent cellphone.

Efficiency can be improved from final yr, and so ought to photograph and video high quality. With that in thoughts, a beginning worth of  €849 (or $799 / £769 / AU$1,249) is not unhealthy for a flagship-level cellphone that’s the greatest Samsung can produce in 2022.

If Samsung sticks to its regular schedule then we must always see the Galaxy Z Fold four and the Galaxy Z Flip four present up round August time, providing a premium-level, foldable improve over regardless of the S22 telephones have to supply. With folding tech turning into cheaper, hopefully there will not be any worth hikes right here both.

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