Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra rumors point to 1TB variant, integrated S Pen holder and no expandable...

midian182

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Rumor mill: Samsung looks set to reveal the Galaxy S22 series in February. The line includes a high-end S22 Ultra model that’s expected to offer both an integrated S Pen holder and 1TB of onboard storage. But no microSD card slot, sadly.

SamMobile writes that it has learned one variant of the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a massive 1TB of storage, making it the first Samsung flagship to offer the capacity since 2019’s Galaxy S10+ with 12GB of RAM. However, the S10+ phone's capacity can be increased via expandable storage, something the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to lack.

It appears that Samsung has been looking at Apple and the 1TB of storage in the recent iPhone Pro 13 lineup, more than what Cupertino’s Korean rival offers in its current flagships. Samsung fans will likely welcome a 1TB option, but imitating Apple by removing the microSD slot will doubtlessly anger many people. A terabyte of storage is a lot, but 8K videos, which the S22 Ultra should be able to record, will take up a lot of space.

One element that users should appreciate is the rumored integrated S Pen holder. Now that the Galaxy Note series appears to have been discontinued as Samsung focuses on foldables, which have seen a lot of success this year, those who want a new Sammy phone with stylus support have been limited to the Galaxy S21 Ultra or Galaxy Z Fold 3—both of which require the S Pen Pro to be bought as a separate accessory.

But many believe the Galaxy S22 Ultra will finally satisfy Note lovers’ cravings for a handset that comes with an S Pen and integrated holder. As for the price, rumors say the base model with 256GB will cost the same $1,299 as the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, so a 1TB variant could rival the Z Fold 3’s $1,799 launch price.

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psycros

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All I want from Samsung is another phone with a clip-on keyboard (or better yet, a built-in one).
 

Geralt

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Possibly 1800 bucks for the 1 TB variant. I miss the times when I bought the S4. Now their prices are just ludicrous. Never paying more than 1K for a phone I change every 2 or 3 years.
 

Shaitan

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So instead of adding more features, despite the components getting smaller, we're getting:
- no microSD
- no headphone jack
- no removable battery (easily doable in this day and age)
- no IR blaster
harder and harder to fix equipment.
NO, thanks. I'll stick to the Chinese ones. At least they don't have the audacity to ask for 2000 Euro for a lousy phone.
 

Mister_K

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Can someone explain to me the value of an 8K video if it's made with typical shaky hands which OIS can only somewhat mitigate? Never mind the vertical 8K video which everyone takes anyway.

This. I wish they did better FHD with OIS, better dynamic range and colour accuracy. Maybe look at 10Bit integration and 60P FHD boom winning. It's not like social networking sites even support UHD yet alone 8K...
 

dangh

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Samsung for years was making fun of Apple phones, and then started to copy all of their *****ic features and removing the ones which actually were really good. Poor choice and lack of clear direction. Still, a good phone and solid choice, I can't stand iOS, and I do like competition on Android market.
 

Wasteman

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I will buy the Sony Xperia 1 III that comes with SD card expansion, 4K 120hz AMOLED display and a headphone jack instead. Samsung can choke on a **** trying to emulate Apple's regression in storage options!
 

Tams80

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Can someone explain to me the value of an 8K video if it's made with typical shaky hands which OIS can only somewhat mitigate? Never mind the vertical 8K video which everyone takes anyway.

Point and shoot, and then zoom and pan as you see fit later.

Now, is that worth the significant increase in power draw (and subsequent shorter battery life and overheating issues) and storage needed? For most people, absolutely not.
 

Mister_K

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Point and shoot, and then zoom and pan as you see fit later.

Now, is that worth the significant increase in power draw (and subsequent shorter battery life and overheating issues) and storage needed? For most people, absolutely not.

Most people have Insta/TikTok delivery which does not benefit from 4K UHD and no one I know goes into post with phone footage. Sure you could say well, down-sampling UHD to FHD has benefits (not sure if this holds true on phones) but cleaner, better FHD is always going to be better for socials.

That said, UHD/8K is most likely a biproduct of technology they have. However if they are sacrificing cleaner richer FHD for marketing purposes of 4K/8K then that's a problem.