Update | Samsung announces a launch for the newly bargain-grade Galaxy F22 smartphone
Update: Samsung has apparently chosen to abandon hope of selling the Galaxy A22 (4G/LTE) in India by effectively replacing it with the new F22. The 2 phones essentially share the same specs, except that the OEM has prepared new, textured Denim Blue and Black rear panels for the latter.
Then again, the Galaxy F22 has an important advantage in the form of its larger 6,000mAh battery. Furthermore, it will start cheaper than the A22 on its release, at INR 12,499 (~US$170) to INR 14,499 (~$195) for SKUs with 4GB RAM/64GB of internal storage or 6/128GB respectively. Samsung plans to start selling this own-rebrand-killing phone on July 13, 2021.
Original Article: Some recent leaks have pointed to the release of a phone called the Samsung Galaxy F22. It has recently popped up on the Google Play Console, with a display panel suspiciously like that of the Galaxy A22. This tip also reveals SoC specs that correspond to those of the MediaTek Helio G80.
Meanwhile, Samsung has revealed that the F22 will launch with what might be its marquee feature: a Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, the OEM is also hyping the device with an attractive-sounding 6,000mAh battery, whereas the A22 has one of 5,000mAh.
Then again, this F22 has quad rear cameras in the A22's square module. Therefore, should the newer phone truly be a rebrand, it may be the better deal for some reason. It will be launched in India (a market in which the A22 is also available) on July 6, 2021. Samsung has chosen to keep its exact price a mystery, although its apparent template starts at INR 18,499 (~US$248).