January 19, 2022

Galaxy S22 tipped to be Samsung’s most rugged hero but

The Samsung Galaxy S22 collection is anticipated to launch within the close to future, and it’ll sport a brand new ultra-durable materials from Gorilla Glass. That’s in keeping with infamous leaker Ice Universe, who beforehand claimed the complete S22 lineup will function glass backs. Whereas the Galaxy S21 collection includes a plastic again that appears like glass, the S22 will reportedly be made with an ultra-durable Gorilla Glass materials.

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Taking sturdiness to the subsequent degree

Cameras on S21 Ultra phone

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In July 2020, Gorilla Glass introduced a brand new kind of ultra-durable materials referred to as Victus. This glass is designed particularly for client devices like smartphones, serving to defend the gadgets from the drops, bumps, and scratches sure to occur with every day use. The corporate famous on the time that Victus has as much as double the scratch resistance of its Gorilla Glass 6 product.

In line with a tweet from Ice Universe, the Galaxy S22 collection, together with S22+ and S22 Extremely, will function Gorilla Glass “Victus+,” although it’s unclear whether or not that time period refers to an upgraded model of the Victus materials. Gorilla Glass has not, presently, introduced a product referred to as Victus+, although it’s potential it could make a joint announcement alongside Samsung’s S22 reveal.

Tweet with S22 leak

Ice Universe/Twitter

Assuming the tweet does discuss with the next-generation Victus materials, Samsung’s new flagship telephone collection won’t solely get a welcomed improve from plastic to glass backs, however it might additionally function an unbelievable degree of sturdiness. Even higher, the leaks recommend this main glass improve will probably be out there throughout the complete Galaxy S22 collection, not simply the Extremely mannequin.

That is excellent news for shoppers who hate swaddling their dear high-end smartphones inside usually thick, unappealing circumstances. Going case-free is at all times a threat, notably in gentle of Samsung’s extraordinarily curved telephone edges, and changing a damaged show on one in every of these gadgets is often costly. Nonetheless, these keen to threat it’s going to, it appears, profit from Gorilla Glass’s Victus (or an upgraded model of it), which in its current kind boasts resistance to drops on onerous surfaces from heights as much as round 6.5ft.

What we all know to this point

S22 Ultra renders

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It’s potential Samsung will formally unveil the S22 collection on the finish of January, although some rumors have pushed that launch date into February. Samsung will probably introduce the S22, S22+, and S22 Extremely, the latter providing essentially the most options, however with a bigger price ticket to match.

Leaks level towards an S22 and S22+ design that continues to be similar to that of the S21. The S22 Extremely, nevertheless, has leaked with a boxier design akin to that of the Galaxy Notice collection, retaining the curved edges and hole-punch entrance digital camera alongside an built-in S Pen. LetsGoDigital has revealed renders of the telephone based mostly on these leaks (as seen above).

The S22 Extremely leaks present 4 rear cameras, every remoted from the others, with rumors alleging a fundamental 108-megapixel digital camera alongside extra modest 10-megapixel 3x and 10x telephoto cameras and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide module. The fifth module spied on the again of the system is probably going a proximity sensor, although Samsung could have packed a 3D sensor into the again of this flagship, plus there’s the acquainted LED flash.

Earlier leaks, together with some renders from OnLeaks, offered the S22 Extremely’s rear digital camera array joined collectively inside a single unified P-shaped digital camera island, whereas others, corresponding to these from LetsGoDigital, function two separate digital camera islands. No matter whether or not the cameras are remoted from one another, all the leaks level towards the identical common boxy design and options.

Launch date and specs

Galaxy Note with S Pen

Whereas the S22 Extremely is anticipated to pack an enormous 108-megapixel fundamental digital camera, the S22 and S22+ fashions will, in keeping with the rumors, have a extra modest 50-megapixel fundamental digital camera.

The S22 Extremely mannequin was just lately spied in benchmarks (through SamMobile) that underscore the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset rumors. As properly, the benchmarks present the system packing 12GB of RAM and, as anticipated, operating Android 12.

Twitter consumer Ahmed Qwaider has dropped some claims of his personal, alleging that Samsung will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for its S22 Extremely throughout all markets. This could characterize an enormous change over the corporate’s earlier releases, which restricted Qualcomm {hardware} to Galaxy gadgets offered within the US; consumers in different markets as a substitute acquired telephones packing the corporate’s personal Exynos chipset. This isn’t the primary time we’ve heard this declare (through Android Police).

For what it’s price, Qwaider has claimed the S22 collection will sport a next-generation Victus glass with the identify Victus+, backing up Ice Universe’s personal leak. In a tweet, he alleges Victus+ will provide “12.5%” improved safety in contrast to what’s supplied by the S21 Extremely mannequin. He additionally claims the upcoming Galaxy handsets will sport a brand new aluminum body with 10-percent higher sturdiness in comparison with the S21 line, in addition to Gorilla Glass DX on the digital camera.

As for the worth and launch date, it’s anticipated the S22 collection will probably be dearer than their S21 siblings. The S22 will supposedly begin at $899, the S22+ at $1,099, and the S22 Extremely at $1,299, in keeping with Twitter leaker “KFC Simp,” and TechInsider leaked related pricing for the European market. Assuming this proves true, such costs would characterize a $100 enhance for every mannequin throughout the collection.

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