Hot new Samsung Galaxy S22 renders show off the base model's impossibly thin chin

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Hot new Samsung Galaxy S22 renders show off the base model's impossibly thin chin
You may not have noticed this if you weren't paying particularly close attention to such "small" details, but most recent visual leaks of the Galaxy S22 family have largely been focused on the biggest and undoubtedly most impressive member of Samsung's next ultra-high-end handset trio.

Of course, not everyone will be able to afford the S22 Ultra 5G beast, and of those that could theoretically afford to splash the cash on the S Pen-wielding giant, we're fairly certain some folks will favor the more compact body of the "regular" S22 or S22+ for extra maneuverability and portability.

If you're part of that category of prospective Galaxy S22 series buyers, you'll probably be delighted to see Ice Universe over on Twitter put the focus squarely on the vanilla model today to highlight its super-premium design made possible among others by a set of very "harmonious and symmetrical" screen bezels.

What a (flat) beaut!


Yes, ladies and gents, as it turns out, you don't need aggressive curves and a display extending around the frame of a phone to make said device essentially borderless. Besides, we already know a tiny bit of bezel is good for, well, actually operating a smartphone, and it certainly looks like that's exactly what Samsung is planning to offer with the non-Plus and non-Ultra S22 5G.

The "chin" on this bad boy is basically reduced to a minimum, looking set to improve on an already extremely sleek Galaxy S21 5G design without presumably adding much to the production costs.


While these are by no means the first-ever renders showcasing the expected front panel of the 6.1-inch or so Galaxy S22, their novelty aspect is the detail and quality of the top, bottom, and side bezels. 

All in all, the newly executed images seem to perfectly line up with the factory CAD-based renders leaked by Steve Hemmerstoffer all the way back in September, but although Ice Universe is generally considered a well-connected Samsung insider, you probably shouldn't treat this as anything more than a (very convincing) concept relying on the latest whispers through the grapevine.

If Steve H., aka @OnLeaks, will prove accurate (once again), the Galaxy S22 5G shall measure 146 x 70.5 x 7.6mm, further reducing the compact size of its 6.2-inch predecessor to give Apple's 6.1-inch iPhone 13 a healthy run for its money.

Three improved rear cameras, eight colors, one reasonable price


Moving away from the focus on bezels and "chins" for a few moments, it's important to remember the base Samsung Galaxy S22 5G variant is widely expected to adopt a familiar-looking triple rear-facing camera module composed of an entirely new 50MP primary shooter, somewhat modest-sounding 10MP telephoto lens, and virtually unchanged 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor.

At the end of the day, we're pretty sure the S22 will be able to take significantly better photographs than its forerunner, which might make an upgrade feel like a wise move for many S21 users eligible for a decent trade-in discount.


Although the 5G-enabled Galaxy S22 was at one point tipped to exceed the $800 starting price of the S21 by 50 bucks, that increase could be owed to a bump in base storage space from 128 to 256 gigs.

There aren't a lot of other meaningful upgrades expected for the time being, but for what it's worth, Samsung's "next big thing" could see daylight (at least in select markets around the world) in as many as eight different paint jobs, including decidedly eye-catching purple, green, and pink gold shades.

On the not so bright side of things, the generous 4,000mAh battery under the S21's hood could actually be downgraded to accommodate a smaller and thinner chassis, although the energy efficiency improvements of Qualcomm's state-of-the-art Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor may ultimately help the S22 deliver stellar running times between (not-so-fast) charges. 

In a nutshell, this kinda, sorta sounds like a bit of a mixed bag from a number of key standpoints, but that design definitely looks like a winner, especially if the recent glass back rumor happens to pan out.
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