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Samsung Galaxy S22 series display sizes leaked; only Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a glass back panel

Samsung is expected to continue reserving its best and most expensive hardware for its Galaxy S Ultra smartphones. (Image source: Samsung)
Samsung is expected to continue reserving its best and most expensive hardware for its Galaxy S Ultra smartphones. (Image source: Samsung)
New details about the Galaxy S22 series have leaked. According to reports, Samsung's next flagships will be smaller than the current Galaxy S21 models, except for the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus have been tipped to feature 'reinforced polycarbonate' plastic back panels too.
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Samsung will probably launch the Galaxy S22 series in early 2022, but that has not stopped leaks and rumours about its next flagship smartphones from appearing online. According to a report, Samsung has settled on the display sizes for the Galaxy S22 series, which will consist of the standard model, the Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Apparently, the Galaxy S22 will have a 6.1-inch display, with the Galaxy S22 Plus coming in at 6.5- to 6.6-inches. If these display sizes are correct, then it would mean that the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus would be approximately 0.1-inches smaller than their predecessors. By contrast, the Galaxy S22 Ultra would retain the Galaxy S21 Ultra's 6.8-inch display size.

Reputedly, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will also be the only Galaxy S22 series smartphone with an LTPO backplane. In practice, this means that the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus will be unable to vary their refresh rates, matching the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus. An LTPO backplane would allow the Galaxy S22 Ultra to dynamically change its refresh rate to match the content onscreen, theoretically reducing power consumption.

Additionally, Samsung is considering equipping the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus with plastic back panels, presumably to help distinguish the Galaxy S22 Ultra from them. Allegedly, Samsung will market the plastic material as 'reinforced polycarbonate', but this would still be a material downgrade for the Galaxy S22 Plus compared to its predecessor. Plastic back panels are sturdier and lighter than glass ones, though, so some people may perceive the switch to plastic as a good thing.

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Naver Blog (1) (2) via GSMArena, @FrontTron & @MauriQHD

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Alex Alderson, 2021-06-15 (Update: 2021-06-15)