Samsung Galaxy S22 design could feature a wider display and more rounded corners
Samsung is still a few months away from unveiling the Galaxy S22 series and that means details about the design and technical specifications will start appearing online. The latest report suggests that the changes in the upcoming phones’ displays may be more noticeable.
Samsung Galaxy S22 design rumors
Well-known leaker Ice Universe shared a photo of the supposed tempered glass screen protector for the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ and placed it side-by-side with the accessories for their Galaxy S21 counterparts. The tipster noted that the screen protectors suggest Samsung’s next flagship phones are designed with more rounded corners. It is also easier to notice that the Galaxy S22 accessories are wider compared to the Galaxy S21 screen protectors.
This is the first time we have seen the Tempered Glass Screen Protector of Galaxy S22 and S22 +. We can find that they are more rounded and slightly fatter than S21 series. pic.twitter.com/3BhneQsSTq— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 15, 2021
This is quite an interesting development as it corroborates the previously leaked dimensions of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra that hinted at the upcoming phones having slightly larger measurements. The rumored Galaxy S22 dimensions are 146 × 70 × 7.6mm weighing 167g. The Galaxy S22+ will reportedly have 157.4 × 75.8 x 7.6mm measurements and weigh 195g. Lastly, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to have 163.3 × 77.9 × 8.9mm dimensions weighing 228g.
These reported changes in the Galaxy S22 design are also expected to change other elements of the phones’ display. From the Galaxy S21 series’ aspect ratio of 20:9, the 2022 devices are expected to have 19.5:9 displays.
FYI, @UniverseIce suggests that the #GalaxyS22Ultra might have slightly different rear camera housing and metal frame design.— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) September 25, 2021
I have to admit, this kind of little refinements can happen until official launch... However, I'm confident my depiction is quite accurate enough. pic.twitter.com/oorKl8sfKB
A hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera is not visible on the recently leaked Galaxy S22 screen protectors. But an earlier report from OnLeaks that revealed the first renders of the 2022 flagship phones suggest that they will still have a hole in the top-center area of the display for the front-facing sensor.
Samsung Galaxy S22 release date slightly delayed?
In 2021, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S21 series in mid-January leading tech fans to believe that the company will now have an earlier launch window for its annual flagship phones. However, that might change in 2022 as the Galaxy S22 lineup is expected to launch at a later time.
Multiple sources have reported that the Galaxy S21 FE will not launch until January next year. Since it is unlikely for Samsung to release the mid-range phone at the same time or within weeks from the Galaxy S22 launch, there are speculations that the next Samsung flagship phones might not be unveiled until February 2022.