Back in 2017, the Galaxy S8 represented a big step in the evolution of Samsung's flagship S line-up, removing the home button and igniting the war on display bezels in the process. Four years later, it's still a great-looking phone, but it's sadly reached the end of the line when it comes to updates — Samsung has ended software support for both the S8 and S8+, as well as moving other older devices to a less regular update cycle, and adding new phones to the schedule.
The part of my brain that never progressed past the age of seven knows that two things are cool: fighter jets and Sonic the Hedgehog. The latter has been through some rough times since 1994, but supersonic airplanes remain perennially awesome. So when I saw "Galaxy F22," I had a fleeting notion that maybe Samsung had made a tiny fighter jet, or perhaps just a phone that was themed after a fighter jet. Like it had exhaust port decals around the speakers or something.
Nope, it's just a dumb phone. It doesn't have jet engines, it doesn't shoot missiles, it doesn't even fly, unless you throw it like a frisbee.
While Samsung's flagship Galaxy S series might draw the most attention, the A series of phones offer a much better deal for those shopping on a budget. The company has already announced several affordable devices for 2021, and it's adding two more to the list today. The Galaxy A22 and A22 5G follow up on last year's A21 with two unique models that each offer some pros and cons.
Samsung sure knows how to give phone buyers what they want, whether we're talking about high-end foldable phones that capture the imagination of shoppers with money to burn, or well-executed budget models that still offer big screens and premium functionality while costing just a fraction of flagships. Today we're checking our what could be one of the next models to join the company's more wallet-friendly offerings, with new leaks detailing what we can expect from the upcoming Galaxy A22.