Samsung is gearing up to start the production run of the Galaxy S22 series, reports Korean media The Elec, meaning that the S22 specs and design plans are more or less settled by now.
Expect a Samsung S22 Unpacked event in January
The report even breaks down the production share of the three expected S22 phones – about 50-60% for the 6.1″ S22, 20% for the S22+, and the rest goes to the 6.8″ S22 Ultra – marking a drastic shift for the middle child whose predecessor the S21+ had a 30% production share planned from the onset.
Rather explicable, given that the Plus versions don’t offer much but the bigger screen compared to the smaller, more affordable model, while for a bit more you can get the decked-out Ultra flasghip.
Galaxy S22/Plus/Ultra batteries
Well, ATL can make batteries much cheaper than Samsung can due to China’s long term investments and subsidies in the field that saw its production capacity balloon to world’s number one level, and economies of scale kicked in.
As a reminder, the Galaxy S22 is expected to have a 3800mAh battery, the S22+ a 4500mAh unit, and the S22 Ultra will keep its giant 5000mAh battery pack and perhaps only add faster charging to the mix.
Ultrafast top-ups and breathtaking 65W or even 120W chargers are something that Chinese phone makers (and batteries) have been able to pull ahead of everyone else with lately, after all, and Samsung may have taken notice.