Samsung just launched a new Galaxy phone but UK fans want to avoid it
The Galaxy S22 is currently one of Samsung’s most premium devices and anyone who hasn’t taken advantage of it yet has a colorful new upgrade to choose from. The Korean technology giant has just confirmed that it will soon start shipping the S22 in Bora Purple with this refreshed design, which now joins the current lineup in other colors like Green and Pink Gold and Phantom Black.
It certainly seems like a nice update, with Samsung’s Sonia Chang saying: “With its pastel and neutral tones, Bora Purple is the epitome of optimism and a sense of calm. It will reveal your world with the power of choice.”
It’s out next month, but before you start popping one in your online shopping basket… be careful! In about six months’ time, Samsung will almost certainly launch its new Galaxy S23 and this phone could be a huge advantage over the S22 when buying it in the UK.
This is because rumors have been doing the rounds that all versions of Samsung’s next flagships will be powered by Qualcomm’s mind.
In case you weren’t already aware, many recent flagship Galaxy S devices get different processors depending on where they are purchased.
For example, buyers in regions including the UK almost always get Samsung’s Exynos chips instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon silicon.
This has been troubling for a while as most tests show slightly better performance and better battery life for those getting Qualcomm Power.
The US chip maker has also just announced that it will hold its annual Snapdragon Summit this November, where it is sure to announce an even more powerful brain that will almost certainly be called the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.
This processor could power the global Galaxy S23s and give them a serious boost over the current S22.
To add fuel to the fire, Qualcomm boss, Cristiano Amon recently hinted that his firm’s chips will appear in more Galaxy phones in the future.
Speaking during a Q&A, Amon said: “The way you should think about it, is that Snapdragon will be powering their Galaxy product line, their Galaxy flagship products. And what can I say at this point is that we’re going to have an agreement before 75% were on the Galaxy S22. You should think about that we’re going to be a lot better than the Galaxy S23 and beyond.”
Watch this space but buying the Galaxy S22, even if it now comes in Bora Purple, could be a bad idea.