Samsung has two new entry-level Galaxy A series smartphones in the works – the Galaxy A22 and Galaxy A22 5G. The phones have frequently appeared in leaks over the past few months but continue to elude the market. A major leak earlier today revealed pretty much everything we need to know about the Galaxy A22 5G, living very little to the imagination. Now another leak has followed suit, with detailed specs and high-res renders of the 4G-only Galaxy A22 as well.
To be honest, there’s not much left to know about Samsung’s upcoming budget phones anyway. Multiple leaks in the past have revealed it all one by one. But the latest leak brings it all together ahead of the impending launch.
Galaxy A22, A22 5G leaks have left little to the imagination
The Galaxy A22 5G will sport a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. The latest report doesn’t talk about the display of the 4G variant but an earlier report suggested the phone will get a similar sized AMOLED panel with HD+ resolution. It will also reportedly feature a U-shaped notch at the center while the 5G variant has a V-shaped notch.
The two models also pack different SoCs under the hood. Samsung has equipped the Galaxy A22 5G with the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset. It’s a 7nm silicon that operates at up to 2.2GHz and comes with an integrated 5G modem for sub-6 GHz networks. The 4G variant, meanwhile, gets a less powerful MediaTek Helio G80 processor. This chipset is clocked at 2.0GHz and is also based on a more power-hungry 12nm architecture.
According to the report, Samsung will offer the Galaxy A22 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage options. Earlier reports suggest its 5G-enabled sibling will also come in similar storage options but with up to 6GB of RAM.
The two phones also slightly differ in the camera department. The 4G-only Galaxy A22 features a quad rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary shooter, a 5-megapixel uawide lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel sensor.
The Galaxy A22 5G, on the other hand, gets only three cameras at the back. It misses out on the 2-megapixel macro camera. Samsung has relocated the LED flash inside the camera bump on this phone. The 4G variant has the flash unit placed under the square-shaped camera bump as there’s no room for it on the inside.
No under-display fingerprint sensor on the 5G variant
Another notable difference between the two variants of the Galaxy A22 is the position of the fingerprint sensor. While the Galaxy A22 5G has a capacitive scanner embedded in the power button on the side, its 4G-only sibling gets an under-display optical fingerprint sensor. Previous reports have suggested that the 4G variant will be the slimmer and lighter phone of the two.
The rest of the specs should remain unchanged though. Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack are the expected connectivity options. A microSD card slot, dual SIM support, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, Dolby Atmos audio, and Android 11-based One UI 3.x software is also part of the package.
Both models will also likely pack a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. Interestingly, the latest report claims that the phones will come with a charging adaptor that only delivers 7.5W of power. That’s a bit surprising and unexpected from Samsung. We will have to wait for the official confirmation to find out how accurate this claim is. With the frequency of leaks in recent weeks, it appears an announcement for the Galaxy A22 and A22 5G from Samsung is just around the corner. We will make sure to update you as soon as the two phones break cover.
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