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Samsung may increase Galaxy S22 series pricing due to global chip shortage

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San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Samsung is planning to launch its next premium flagship S22 series, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ as well as the Galaxy S22 Ultra soon and now a new report has claimed that the firm may increase price for the lineup because of the global shortage of chipsets.

According to GizmoChina, Samsung Galaxy S22 could carry a starting price of $899, which is about $100 more compared to its predecessor.

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The pricing of several important components for smartphones has increased by 30-40 per cent while pricing for the power management chips and image sensor chips has increased by 10-15 per cent.

Samsung hopes to sell around 14 million Samsung Galaxy S22 units.

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At the same time, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra are expected to reach 8 million and 11 million marks, respectively.

The upcoming Galaxy S22 series Indian variant will skip the next gen Exynos in favour of the Snapdragon SoC for the first time ever in the region.

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The South Korean tech giant usually ships its flagship devices in both a Snapdragon and its proprietary Exynos chip variant, the version launched in India has traditionally been the latter.

This time, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered Galaxy S22 series is heading to India as well.

–IANS

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