Rumor | The Samsung Galaxy S22 will be the 'Mini' of its series
Samsung is currently expected to produce direct successors to its usual early-year flagship series in 2022; in other words, an S22 version of the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S22 Ultra. However, according to a famous tipster, the first of those may turn out somewhat different to its alleged previous generation.
The leaker in question is Ice Universe, who now claims that this Galaxy S22 has been designed to have shrunk in every dimension possible compared to the existing S21. This, apparently, results in a form-factor of a "length, width and thickness" even less than those of the new iPhone 13.
Therefore, it seems Samsung has chosen to jump on the "Mini" bandwagon as much as possible with this putative Galaxy S22. Should this be the case, it seems the South Korean giant may not have been paying attention when sales of the iPhone 12 Mini ultimately turned out to be, shall we say...less than convincing, and that the latest word is that its new successor is to be the last of its type before Apple gives up on the idea for good.
On the other hand, many consumers might welcome the idea of an entry-level Galaxy S-series model that has become more compact year-on-year. Then again, they might stand to be less happy should the phone in question turn out to come with compromises as to its premium nature as well, especially if Samsung wants to offer a starting price to match.
To this end, Ice Universe now asserts that the S22 will have a 6.06-inch display (as opposed to 6.2 inches in the S21), powered by a battery of no more than 3,700mAh in size. Hopefully, this would not be mirrored by similar drops in additional specs compared to the S22 Plus or Ultra: the A15 Bionic found in the new 13 and 13 Mini is cut down compared to the same in the 13 Pro and Pro Max, after all.