While the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE is uncertain, information about the Galaxy S22 generation arrives all the time. It is estimated that Samsung could even announce it in 2021, or in January of next year, and visuals are gradually appearing for the three phones that will make up the line.
This time it leaked a mock-up of what would be the Galaxy S22 Plus, an intermediate model between the base S22 and the Ultra. The “dummy” of the device is presented with a metal model in its possible shape, and this can deliver some interesting details of the flagship.
For example, in the screenshot we see that Samsung should repeat the camera module design it created with the Galaxy S21 — something already indicated by the insider Ice Universe. The sensors, however, must change — as per previous leaks. Even the S22 and S22 Plus should finally offer an optical zoom camera, not a very high definition sensor for hybrid zoom.
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Furthermore, the mock-up reinforces that, once again, the S-line will focus on flat screen. The curved panels emerged with the Galaxy S6 Edge and in recent years they are no longer a priority for Samsung, which greatly reduced the curvature and last year restricted the feature to Ultra smartphones.
The three physical buttons should be equipped on the same side, with the volume controls splitting a wider one just above the power shortcut. Unsurprisingly, the model wouldn’t bring connection for P2 headphones, just a USB-C input. Some design details are missing, such as the placement of microphones and speaker outputs — something that is expected to be revealed by full product renderings until its release.
It is worth remembering, the Ultra version has already appeared in full images and brings an air of Galaxy Note. Like the S21 Ultra, the version should be compatible with S-Pen, serving as an upgrade for users who do not give up on stylus support.
Something that can frustrate those waiting for the new generation is the battery: another leak points to a reduction in their nominal capacity, which could translate into less day-to-day autonomy. This, however, could be offset by the Exynos 2200 — if it proves to be energy efficient.
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