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Early rumors of Samsung Galaxy S22 FE — what we know so far

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Samsung needs to make its next low-cost flagship important if it wants to compete with the likes of Apple and Google

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Even though Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE was released in January 2022, you can guarantee that the company is already hard at work on its successor, if there is one. Even though reports have already surfaced regarding what Samsung may be working on, we don’t anticipate to see the Galaxy S22 FE until later this year or early next year (and other rumors that suggest the FE may not see a successor)

While the Galaxy S22 FE won’t be available for a while, there are some issues we’d like to see resolved when it does. A month after its release, the Galaxy S21 FE was already obsolete because of the $799 Galaxy S22, which debuted in February. The S21 FE is an outlier when compared to the S22, which costs only $100 more.

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The Galaxy S21 FE is in an even stranger place now that the Galaxy A53 has debuted, undercutting the S21 FE’s pricing by $250. Samsung will be under pressure to make the Galaxy S22 FE perfect, presuming it does not abandon a phone that may have served its purpose.

There is a lot of information out there concerning the Galaxy S22 FE. If Samsung decides to go ahead and build the Galaxy S22 FE, this is what we imagine it will look like.

Samsung Galaxy S22 FE: Possible release date

There’s no word on when the Galaxy S22 FE will be available, and Samsung’s past experience with similar phones doesn’t offer much information. A few months later, in October 2020, the Galaxy S20 FE was released, which was six months behind the rest of the lineup. Galaxy S21 FE was released on January 22, over a year after the Galaxy S21 phones and just before the introduction of Galaxy S22.

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Our best guess is that the S21 FE was delayed by supply chain and other issues that will not happen again this year. It makes sense for Samsung to release its flagship phones and subsequent FE variants one after the other, so we’d expect the Galaxy S22 FE to appear in October. The only way to know for sure when the film will be released is to wait for further information to come out of the rumor mill.

In addition, the Galaxy S22 FE may never be released. According to Sammobile(opens in new tab), which cites various sources as saying that Samsung is discontinuing the phone, the company is really discontinuing the device. When compared to Samsung’s flagships and the superb mid-range Galaxy A phones, abandoning the Galaxy S22 FE would be a sensible decision.

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Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, has verified that the Galaxy S22 FE is not going to be released.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 FE: Potential price

Assume for now that the Galaxy S22 FE will be released. Since both of these phones debuted at $699, it’s easy to figure out how much this phone will cost.

For the S20 FE, the price of $699 represented a $300 savings over the S20’s original price of $1,199. Even though the Galaxy S21 FE was $200 less expensive than Samsung’s flagship phone, you could argue that the Galaxy S22 was a better deal because it arrived soon after the lower-priced S21 FE, which was released in 2021.

Samsung Galaxy S22 FE: Specs

According to a leaker’s rumor According to Fat Water, Samsung is testing a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip for the Galaxy S22 FE. When it comes to low-end chips, the term MediaTek normally raises a red alert. The Galaxy S22 FE and the Galaxy S22 would be separated by this as well (which uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1). Selling elements for the FE series include its similarity to the more expensive phone on which it’s built.

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Additionally, this phone is said to have a 4,500mAh battery like the Galaxy S20 FE and S21 FE, according to the report. This gadget could be the Galaxy A53 Pro, but no official confirmation has been made yet.

Samsung Galaxy S22 FE: What we want to see

The Galaxy S21 FE was a good phone overall, but there are a few things we’d want to see improved upon in the next generation of devices. If the Galaxy S22 FE is released, we can only hope that Samsung will include these features.

Improved battery life: Samsung’s flagships seem to be running low on juice lately. In our battery test at 120Hz, the Galaxy S21 FE failed to endure even 8 hours. That’s a major red flag. Galaxy S22 FE should be around for a while longer.

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Adaptive refresh rate: The display of the Galaxy S21 FE supports a 120Hz refresh rate, but you must set it to that. The S21 FE does not have the adaptive refresh rate of the Galaxy S21 or S22. For the Galaxy S22 FE, we’d want to see Samsung solve this issue.

The Galaxy A73 has the same 108MP camera as Samsung’s latest midrange smartphone, the Galaxy A73. Having a 108MP main camera is the most intriguing aspect of this phone. There is a 12MP camera on the Galaxy S21 FE. The 108MP camera on the Galaxy S22 FE is something we’d like to see.

The Galaxy S21 FE costs $100 less than the Galaxy S22, which has a better processor, more RAM, better cameras, an adaptive refresh rate, and a slightly better battery life, despite the fact that the S22 is a superior phone overall. A better phone costs an additional $100, which puts the S21 FE in an odd position. We’d prefer the Galaxy S22 FE to be cheaper than the Galaxy S22, but that’s not likely to happen anytime soon (or Galaxy S23 when that phone arrives in 2023).

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For the Galaxy S22 FE, we’d want to see a telephoto camera with a resolution of at least 12MP, as the S21 FE sported an 8MP camera.

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