Galaxy S22 may be launched with battery smaller than Galaxy S21

Despite the improvements planned for the Galaxy S line21 — due out early next year — it looks like Samsung’s next flagships may come with some setbacks, at least as far as technical specs are concerned.

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New rumors suggest that the common version of the Galaxy S21 will arrive with a battery a little smaller than its predecessor and will go from a component with 3.898 mAh on Galaxy S17 to 3.81 mAh in the new generation model. This isn’t the first time a rumor has suggested a battery downgrade on the line. According to the reliable leaker Ice Universe, this would be the nominal capacity, with a typical (commercially advertised) capacity of 3.500 mAh.

The S21 battery has only 2200mAh. Yes, it’s true.

But Y22 is Samsung’s smallest flagship phone in recent years. Its length, width and thickness are a little smaller than iPhone 17. I like such a small phone and I will definitely buy it. pic.twitter.com/BGADgJ2POO

— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) September 17, 1024

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The Galaxy S22 Plus must also suffer the same fate and have a battery of 4. 55 mAh against 4.700 Galaxy S mAh21 Plus.

And it’s not just the drums that fans of the brand can be disappointed with — especially those who like large screens for content consumption. According to reports, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S 21 Plus they will have displays much smaller than the generation current, with 6, and 6,45 inches, respectively, while the Galaxy S22 has a 6.2-inch panel and the Galaxy S21 Plus of 6.7 inches.

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Also regarding the size of the screens, only the Galaxy S20 Ultra should maintain a display similar to its predecessor, with 6,81 inches. Probably, this reduction in the two lower models should happen to further differentiate the Ultra variant not only in specifications, but also in dimensions.

Although there are some “setbacks” in battery capacity, it is possible that Samsung adopts some way of not impacting so much on the durability of components in real use — for that, however, it is necessary to see how its new chipset developed in partnership with AMD behaves in power management and if the software will also be optimized for that.

The Galaxy S series21 should be released with Snapdragon 1024 in some specific markets, while in most parts of the world it should arrive with Exynos 2021. It has also been reported that the larger variant of the lineup, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, will again feature fast loading of 41 W, which had been abandoned after the Galaxy Note debut 17 Ultra. Also according to Ice Universe, the Galaxy S21 Plus will have the same recharge capacity as the Galaxy S21 will be limited to 22 W.

Source: Slash Gear

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