Samsung is quite busy in the second half of 2021. Despite the upcoming foldable smartphones reveal, the company will also bring a bunch of new mid-range smartphones from the 4G to the 5G segment. Apart from a curious new 2021 version for the Galaxy M21, the company is also preparing a direct sequel for the device that, unsurprisingly, carries the Galaxy M22 moniker. The device has been circulating through the rumor mill for quite some time. Now, a fresh FCC certification indicates that it is getting close to a release and will have 25W fast charging.
We’re in 2021, and we can that, at this point, Samsung isn’t the best in terms of offering smartphones with cutting-edge fast-charging technologies. While the Galaxy flagships are starting to get new levels of charging, the mid-range and entry-level segment struggles with poor charging methods. Some OEMs are offering 18W charging as a standard for mid-range and low-end smartphones, the Korean firm so far has been stuck with 15W or even 10W of charging. This is starting to change now and the Galaxy M22 is coming with a more acceptable 25W charging.
Despite the more acceptable charging, there is a small catch. Although the device supports 25W charging, Samsung will not be so kind to offer a charging adapter that delivers this rate. Apparently, the device will ship with a 15W charging brick that has been a standard for most Galaxy A and M mid-rangers. Well, in these dark times when companies are removing charging bricks of their super-expensive flagships we’re not surprised to see this happening with a budget-oriented smartphone. At least, users will still have a charging brick in the package to charge their devices on day 1.
Samsung Galaxy M22 alleged specifications
Not much is known about the Galaxy M22 at the moment. As per a few leaks, the device will pack a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) and a 90 Hz refresh rate. It sports an Infinity-U display which is Samsung’s term for a “U-shaped Notch”. In terms of optics, the device will have a 48MP main camera and a 13MP selfie snapper. Rumors also suggest a bigger battery with at least 6,000mAh but there is hardly any evidence pointing to this fact. On the software front, we expect no less than One UI 3.1 based on Android 11.
Samsung will be holding a keynote in the coming days as part of the MWC 2021 conference. We expect the brand to unveil some “less appealing” smartphones globally, so this may be a good chance for the M22 to go official.