Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S21: Every rumored difference between flagships
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The Galaxy S22 could offer a couple new colors. Here's all the rumor we've heard about the Galaxy S22, and how it compares to the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.
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Samsung unveiled two new foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3, during its August Unpacked event last month, and the company's next flagship, the rumored Galaxy S22, could be coming soon. But, how will the upcoming Galaxy S22 stack up against the Galaxy S21? So far, we've heard that the Galaxy S22 could offer a thinner design with new green and dark red color option alongside upgrades to its camera, processor and battery, all for a similar price as the Galaxy S21.

Although the exact launch date for the Galaxy S22 is still unclear, Pulse New Korea speculates that the new phone lineup could be arriving in January. The Galaxy S21 was revealed in January 2021, a change from the phone-maker's previous timeline for the Galaxy S Series, which is usually unveiled in February.

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Samsung's Galaxy S21 series features three phones, the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. (Here are CNET's Galaxy S21 review and Galaxy S21 Ultra review.) The Galaxy S22 series is rumored to mirror the three-phone lineup with a standard, Plus and Ultra model, if leaks around the phones' screen sizes are to be believed.

Here are the rumors we've heard about the Galaxy S22 specs, so far, and how they compare to the Galaxy S21. Just note that none of the Galaxy S22 specs have been confirmed by Samsung. We'll keep this story updated as we hear more.

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