The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G looks as though it could be Samsung’s cheapest 5G phone yet, and one of the cheapest 5G phones you can get from any company, which makes it an exciting prospect.
While nothing about the phone is confirmed so far, we’ve now heard a number of rumors about it and seen quite a few unofficial renders, so we have a good idea of what to expect.
The leaks point to a phone that’s not just cheap and packing 5G, but also equipped with a quad-lens camera, 6GB of RAM, and more. Below you’ll find all the details that we’ve heard so far, including the likely price, release date and specs.
Release date and pricing of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is expected to be released in July, according to a leaked Samsung product roadmap given by Evan Blass (a reliable leaker). However, the roadmap also includes ‘PC Unpacked’ for April 14, which is an event that is really scheduled for April 28, so it is not entirely correct.
If not in July, the Galaxy A22 5G is expected to be revealed in June, according to The Elec (a South Korean website).
The pricing is estimated to be 200,000 South Korean won (about $180, £135, AU$240), which, as previously stated, would make it both Samsung’s cheapest 5G phone and one of the cheapest 5G phones from any business.
Unofficial renderings published by leaker @OnLeaks provided our first thorough look at the anticipated design of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G.
Some of these images show a phone with a teardrop notch on the front, a square camera block on the back, a somewhat big bezel below the flat display, a 3.5mm jack on the bottom edge, and a fingerprint scanner on the right side.
Meanwhile, the measurements appear to be 167.2 x 76.4 x 8.7mm (or 9.7mm with the rear camera bump).
According to the source, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G sports a 6.5-inch screen, and these images match case images that we’ve previously seen.
The only significant variations are the location of the 3.5mm headphone jack, which looks to be on the top edge in the case mockups (below), and the look of the camera lenses, which we’ll discuss later down.
Since then, the 91mobiles team has joined the leak party, publishing its own renderings of the anticipated Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. Fortunately for the rumour mill’s trustworthiness, they’re quite close to the initial round of renderings, so it appears that this will be the official design.
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is a little confusing, since the unofficial renderings show a triple-lens unit with an LED flash, while the case renderings show a quad-lens unit. However, there is no trace of a flash on the latter, suggesting that they are mistaken and that one of the objects depicted as a lens is actually a flash.
Is the Galaxy A22 5G equipped with a triple-lens camera? Not always, of course. The Elec says the phone will include a quad-lens camera with a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP (presumably ultra-wide) lens, and a pair of 2MP snappers for macro and depth. The site also claims the A22 5G sports a 13MP selfie camera, which coincidentally matches the specifications of the A21’s.
A benchmark for a phone thought to be the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G indicates a MediaTek Dimensity 700 CPU and 6GB of RAM, as well as Android 11 and 5G. Those are low-end specifications, but they are consistent with the rumoured pricing of the Galaxy A22 5G.
According to reports, there will be a 4G version of the phone that will forego 5G while improving other aspects: this phone is reported to be powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 processor under the hood, for example.
The Samsung Galaxy A21s had a 5,000mAh battery, and sources suggest the Galaxy A22’s 4G LTE and 5G models will have the same, with a comparatively modest 15W cable charging capabilities.