At the beginning of next year, Samsung is announcing a new generation of flagship smartphones – devices of the Galaxy S22 series. The authoritative insider Jon Prosser, whose information has been repeatedly confirmed earlier, named the timing of these devices entering the market.
Pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphones will start on February 8
The series will include three models. The base version of the Galaxy S22 will have a 6.06-inch display and a 3,700 mAh battery. The equipment will include a triple camera with a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel unit with wide-angle optics and a 10-megapixel telephoto module.
A step higher will be the Galaxy S22 +, which will have a 6.55-inch screen and a 4500 mAh battery. The configuration of the camera will be the same as in the base case.
The top of the lineup will be the Galaxy S22 Ultra with a 6.81-inch screen and a 5000 mAh battery. The quad-camera will receive a configuration of 108 + 12 + 10 + 10 million pixels.
All new devices will carry on board the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 or Samsung Exynos 2200. The refresh rate of the display will be 120 Hz.
The official presentation of the devices should take place in January or early February. John Prosser reports that the smartphones will be available for pre-order on February 8th, with shipments starting on the 18th of the same month. However, we will for sure get new confirmation on this in the upcoming new weeks.
Samsung leads the smartphone market in Q3 2021
The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released statistics on the global smartphone market in the third quarter of this year. Shipments of smartphone devices have declined.
Between July and September inclusive, 331.2 million smartphones were sold globally. For comparison: a year earlier shipments were equal to 354.9 million units.
Thus, the fall in annual terms was about 6.7%. This situation is primarily due to the shortage of electronic components. Difficulties with the production of components hit a wide variety of industries. Including computers and household appliances, the automotive industry, server equipment, etc.
The largest player in the smartphone market in the third quarter was the South Korean giant Samsung with a 20.8% share. In second place is Apple, with approximately 15.2% of the global market. The Chinese Xiaomi closes the top three with a share of 13.4%.
Then there are Vivo and Oppo with approximately the same results – 10.1% and 10.0%, respectively. All other smartphone vendors collectively hold 30.5% of the global market.