Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Goes on Pre-Booking in India via Company’s Live Commerce Platform: Check Offers
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra pre-bookings will go live in India through the company’s live commerce platform Samsung Live on Tuesday, February 22. Customers pre-booking the Galaxy S22 series through the proprietary platform will get limited-period offers. The offers include discounts on the Galaxy Buds 2 and Galaxy Watch 4. The latest flagships by the South Korean company were unveiled earlier this month. The phones carry a list of upgrades over the Galaxy S21 models that were launched last year.
Samsung Galaxy S22 series pre-bookings via Samsung Live
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series will go on pre-bookings through Samsung Live at 6pm on February 22. This will be prior to the regular pre-bookings that will go live starting Wednesday, February 23. The series comprising the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra will go on sale next month.
Samsung Galaxy S22 series pre-booking offers
Customers pre-booking the Samsung Galaxy S22 through Samsung Live will be eligible to receive the Galaxy Buds 2 truly wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds worth Rs. 11,999 along with an upgrade bonus of up to Rs. 8,000. Samsung will also offer the Galaxy Watch 4 worth Rs. 26,999 at Rs. 2,999 on pre-booking the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The phone will also be available with an upgrade bonus of up to Rs. 8,000. Further, select customers will stand a chance to get the Galaxy S22 Ultra in a limited-edition gift box with free Galaxy Buds 2.
Samsung has not revealed any particular offers for customers pre-booking the Galaxy S22+.
The pre-booking offers via Samsung Live will be available until midnight. Moreover, the offers are more or less the same that customers will get under the regular pre-booking that will start from Wednesday. The regular pre-booking will take place through Amazon, Samsung India online store, Samsung Exclusive stores, and retail outlets.
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra price in India
Samsung Galaxy S22 price in India begins at Rs. 72,999 for the base variant, while the Galaxy S22+ starts at Rs. 84,999 and the Galaxy S22 Ultra carries a starting price of Rs. 1,09,999.
|Samsung Galaxy S22 (8/128GB)||Rs. 72,999||Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 (8/256GB)||Rs. 76,999||Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green|
|Samsung Galaxy S22+ (8/128GB)||Rs. 84,999||Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green|
|Samsung Galaxy S22+ (8/256GB)||Rs. 88,999||Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12/256GB)||Rs. 1,09,999||Burgundy, Phantom Black, Phantom White|
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (12/512GB)||Rs. 1,18,999||Burgundy, Phantom Black|
The Galaxy S22 series will go on sale in the country from March 11.
iPhone 14 Pro Models Said to Offer 128GB Storage, Same as iPhone 13 Series
iPhone 14 series has been part of several leaks and rumours for the past few months. The upcoming Apple iPhone lineup could include four models — iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max, and iPhone 14 Pro Max — and they are expected to be launched on September 13. The iPhone 14 Pro models were earlier speculated to come with increased storage capacity over the previous models. They were claimed to start with 256GB of storage, compared to 128GB of the iPhone 13 Pro models. Now, in a new development, a market research analyst suggests that upcoming Pro models will continue to offer 128GB of storage.
Earlier, research firm TrendForce reportedly suggested that the iPhone 14 Pro models will start with 256GB storage. Now, a new report by MacRumors, quoting Haitong International Securities Tech Research Analyst Jeff Pu, said that the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models will continue to offer 128GB of storage as its predecessors, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro.
The analyst has reportedly mentioned that the iPhone 14 Pro models will be available in the same storage capacities — 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB — as the iPhone 13 Pro models.
Earlier this week, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that iPhone 14 Pro models could be launched at a higher price than their predecessors. The ASP of the iPhone 14 Pro series is estimated to climb by about 15 percent to $1,000 – $1,050 (roughly Rs. 79,000 – Rs. 83,000) for the upcoming iPhone 14 series, compared to the iPhone 13 series ASP. The iPhone 13 Pro was unveiled in India last year with a price tag of Rs. 1,19,900 for the base 128GB storage model.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 14 series on September 13. The iPhone 14 Pro models could be powered by the new A16 Bionic chip. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, on the other hand, are expected to pack the A15 Bionic chip that is available on the current iPhone 13 devices.
OnePlus Co-Founder Pete Lau Hints at Upcoming Foldable Phone
OnePlus is reportedly gearing up to launch its first foldable smartphone sometime soon. In a new update, OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau shared pictures of a hinge on Twitter on Friday to offer hints about the development of a foldable smartphone without confirming the name and other details. Samsung currently has an early lead in the foldable smartphone category. Xiaomi recently introduced Xiaomi Mix Fold 2. Moto Razr 2022 has also arrived in China. OnePlus’s sister firm Oppo also marked its presence in the foldable smartphone market by unveiling the Find N foldable at the end of last year.
Pete Lau on Twitter posted pictures with the tagline “What do you think this is?”. This could be possibly the folding screen hinge mechanism of the upcoming OnePlus phone. Although the company has not confirmed anything, it is largely speculated that the OnePlus Fold may break cover soon. It is rumoured to come with Android 13.
The Oppo Find N sports a 7.1-inch inward folding display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 5.49-inch cover OLED display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. For optics, the Oppo Find N has a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary sensor, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens. A 32-megapixel camera on the outer screen, a 32-megapixel camera on the inner screen, 4,500mAh battery with 33W SuperVOOC wired charging support are the other key highlights of the phone.
Samsung currently dominates the foldable smartphone market as per a report by Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC). The company recently unveiled its latest foldable smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 . Huawei, Motorola and Xiaomi are also introducing new foldable models. Huawei with its Mate X and Mate X2 foldable smartphones marked its presence in the space, while the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 and Moto Razr 2022 debuted in China recently.
Samsung to Charge Less for Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4 Screen Repair for Care+ Subscribers: Report
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 were launched globally at the company’s Unpacked event this week. To encourage users to buy the new foldable devices, the South Korean smartphone company is reportedly lowering the repair cost significantly under the Samsung Care+ subscription plan this year. The Samsung Care+ plan comes with coverage for drops, spills and cracked screens. Eligible subscribers could change their damaged screen of new foldable phones by paying $29 (roughly Rs. 2,300).
The foldable phones by Samsung come with one year of Samsung Care+ accidental damage protection. As mentioned, this covers the devices from accidental damage, including screen replacement, water damage and back cover replacement. However, after the warranty period, users have to pay the full price for a foldable screen replacement.
As reported by The Verge, the repair costs for the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 now start at $29 for fixing a broken screen. The screen repair for the previous generation Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 costs $249 (roughly Rs. 19,800) out of the standard warranty for people with the $11 (roughly Rs. 800) per month Samsung Care+ plan. As per the Samsung Support page, the out-of-warranty screen repairs without the Samsung Care+ costs up to $480 (roughly Rs. 38,200) for these models.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are set to hit stores in the coming weeks with minor upgrades over their predecessors — the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Pre-booking for the devices in India will start on August 16 at 12pm (noon). Both the new phones are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and support a variable refresh rate. They have Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Plus protection on the display and rear glass and are IPX8 rated for dust and water resistance.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes at a starting price of $1,799.99 (roughly Rs. 1,42,700), while the price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 starts at $999 (roughly Rs. 79,000).
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