A new report from Korean publication The Elec suggests that Samsung is on the verge of adjusting its Galaxy S handset ratio, with the lion’s share of production going to the supposed 6.1-inch Galaxy S22 phone.
According to the article, Samsung will initially produce a number of handsets in the range of 20 million, which is down from the 30 million Galaxy S21 units reportedly made. Of those, around 50-60% would be the 6.1-inch Galaxy S22, with just 20% of the allocation going to 6.6-inch S22 Plus handsets. The Galaxy S22 Ultra will apparently make up the remaining 20-30%.
Compared to previous years, this represents a sharp increase in the percentage of base models produced. For the Galaxy S20 and S21, the standard model only accounted for 40% of production, with the Ultra version dropping from 10-15% in 2020 to 30% in 2021.
If this report is to be believed, it is the Plus model that is in a rush on both sides, dropping from 40-45% of production in 2020 to 30% in 2021 and just 20% next year. This could explain why Samsung is apparently considering renaming it Galaxy S22 Pro, rather than sticking to the “Plus” name.
Galaxy S22 Ultra replacing the Galaxy Note
Another line of the report stands out: “It is highly likely that the Galaxy Note series will not launch in 2022.”
But to us, that sounds a bit like semantics, given that the article reiterates that the S22 Ultra will include a docking station for the S Pen for the first time. If it adopts a different styling from the S22, is significantly larger, looks like the Galaxy Note 20, and houses an S stylus, then it looks like a Samsung Galaxy Note, although it ends up having the Galaxy S22 branding.
Indeed, one leaker thinks the S22 Ultra might actually end up being called the Note 22 Ultra:
Oops, OnLeaks confirmed the name of the S22 Pro, so I guess I’ll do the rest: – S22 + = S22 Pro- S22 Ultra = Note22 UltraYep, you heard that right. S22 Ultra could actually be called Note22 Ultra! (A bit of warning below) pic.twitter.com/ivqDDFat2QSeptember 25, 2021
A follow-up tweet added that this decision had not been finalized and the possibility had only been discussed recently, so it is possible that The Elec has more recent information indicating that the Note brand will not return in 2022.
But whatever its final stance, it looks like die-hard Galaxy Note fans who asked Samsung for a new release in early 2022 will be very happy with what the company brings early next year. Or maybe even in December, if the intuition of a leaker is proven correct.
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