The standard version of the Galaxy S22 series which will sport a 6.1-inch screen is expected to account for over half of the volume Samsung plans to manufacture for the Galaxy S22 series, TheElec has learned.
Galaxy S22 Ultra will also be able to house the S Pen stylus, sources confirmed.
Samsung is aiming to have the 6.1-inch standard Galaxy S22 account for 50% to 60% of its shipment goal for the series.
The 6.6-inch plus model is being aimed to account for 20% of the total, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s target is 20% to 30%.
The standard and plus models have 0.1-inch reduction in screen sizes compared to their predecessors in the Galaxy S21 series. Galaxy S22 Ultra shares the same screen sizes as Galaxy S21 Ultra.
This is the first time that Samsung has intentionally set one model of the series to account for over half of the production and shipment target.
For the S20 series, the South Korean tech giant had the standard version account for 40% of the production, the plus model 40% to 45% and ultra version 10% to 15%.
For the S21 series, the standard version accounted for 40% again while Plus accounted for 30% and Ultra 30%.
Samsung had reduced the specs and prices for the standard and plus models of the S21 series.
Apple has reduced the price increase for new iPhones in recent years so this makes it difficult for Samsung to justify raising the prices of its own flagships.
Meanwhile, Galaxy S22 Ultra will house the S Pen for the first time in the series.
The S21 Ultra supported S Pen but didn’t have a space to house the stylus.
It is highly likely that the Galaxy Note series won’t launch in 2022.
Samsung is aiming to manufacture early-20 million units for the Galaxy S22 series, which is very conservative.
The production volume target is subject to change around the time mass production begins or around the time the phones are unveiled.
Samsung originally aimed to ship 26 million units of the Galaxy S21 series but increased this to 30 million units around launch.
The company is generally lowering its shipment target for phones due to the COVID-19 pandemic that can affect production and procuring parts.