Samsung may be looking to use more plastic and less glass in the construction of its Galaxy S22 series of devices. According to a tipster (via @FrontTron), Samsung will use a “brand new processing technology” to create the back cover of the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus. However, the rumor suggests that both devices will be made of plastic instead of glass. Only the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the report claims, will have a glass back cover. Currently, both the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and S21 Plus sport glass backs. Meanwhile, the standard Galaxy S21 is made of polycarbonate plastic.
These latest rumors, combined with the one we recently heard about Samsung reducing the screen sizes of the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus, suggest that Samsung wants the Ultra model to stand out even more next year.
Besides the larger screen and the glass body, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is also said to be the only phone to carry an LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) display.
We saw a price reduction in the Galaxy S21 models compared to their predecessors, and Samsung probably wants to keep that momentum going with the next set of Galaxy S series flagships. The move to more plastic could also be a way for Samsung to offset the possibly higher cost of the new Snapdragon chipset or the Exynos chip with an AMD GPU these phones are expected to offer.
However, there were several critics against this one as it felt cheap, attracted scratches, and even smudged. Next, Samsung shifted from the glossy polycarbonate to a matte polycarbonate rear panel. This is precisely the material we saw on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, the popular Galaxy S20 FE, and even the new Galaxy S21.
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