Samsung Galaxy S22 occasion: what to anticipate from Unpacked 2022


One other Samsung launch occasion is almost upon us. The South Korean tech big has introduced that its subsequent Unpacked occasion will happen on February ninth at 10AM ET / 7AM PT, throughout which we’re anticipating to see the official announcement of the Galaxy S22, its newest flagship telephone sequence. Samsung’s Galaxy S gadgets are sometimes its highest-specced non-folding telephones, and so they’re sometimes our first take a look at developments main smartphone producers can be following for the 12 months.

This being Samsung, nonetheless, it’s unlikely that telephones would be the solely factor introduced on the ninth. Current rumors counsel they’re more likely to be joined by a brand new lineup of Galaxy Tab S8 tablets, which might each succeed the Tab S7 gadgets that debuted in 2020 in addition to including a brand new, bigger “Extremely” branded pill into the combo. There are even rumblings of a brand new sensible speaker generally known as the Galaxy Dwelling Mini 2, whose manufacturing is rumored to have not too long ago began.

Learn on for an entire rundown of every thing we’re anticipating.

The Galaxy S22 sequence

A brand new 12 months brings with it a brand new lineup of flagship Samsung Galaxy S smartphones, which this 12 months is predicted to include three gadgets: the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Extremely. And because of detailed leaks from WinFuture and tipster Dohyun Kim, we’ve an excellent thought of what their specs are more likely to be. Within the US, all three of them will reportedly ship with Qualcomm’s newest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, whereas Europe will seemingly get gadgets powered by Samsung’s personal Exynos 2200 processor — notable for being the primary smartphone chip with AMD graphics in over a decade, ever since Qualcomm purchased AMD / ATI’s Imageon division and turned it into Qualcomm Adreno graphics.

The brand new Samsung telephones will reportedly all function ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors, though apparently, as soon as once more, solely the Plus and Extremely will get UWB assist to supply full compatibility with Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag Plus trackers.

The S22 and S22 Plus seem like simple updates of the S21 and S21 Plus, with each that includes very comparable designs to final 12 months’s fashions. Which means each ought to have 2021’s new design language with digicam bumps neatly built-in into the highest left nook of the again of the telephone, in addition to flat shows that includes centrally oriented hole-punch notches for his or her selfie cameras.

In keeping with WinFuture, additionally they embrace 120Hz OLED shows which are each 0.1 inches smaller than final 12 months (at 6.1 and 6.6 inches, respectively) however function larger peak brightness of 1,500 nits and 1,750 nits, up from 1,300 nits final 12 months. The handsets themselves are round 5mm shorter than final 12 months’s fashions and in addition seem like a hair thinner. Rated battery capability is reportedly slightly decrease this 12 months at 3,700mAh and 4,500mAh, respectively, so it’ll be attention-grabbing to see what impression this has on battery life.

A leaked image of what’s claimed to be the Galaxy S22.
A leaked picture of what’s claimed to be the Galaxy S22.
Picture: WinFuture
And the S22 Plus.

When the rear of the non-Extremely telephones is revealed, we’re anticipating to see two very similar-looking digicam bumps, every containing three cameras. However their specs could possibly be very completely different from what we noticed final 12 months, with a lot larger decision most important cameras however decrease decision telephotos. This 12 months, WinFuture stories we’ll see each telephones ship with 50-megapixel most important cameras, paired with 12-megapixel ultrawides, and 10-megapixel telephotos. Different specs like aperture are broadly comparable, though the primary 50-megapixel sensor has gotten a measurement enhance to 1/1.56” (up from 1/1.76” final 12 months), whereas the sensor behind the telephoto lens is reportedly a lot smaller at 1/3.94” (down from 1/1.72”)

This bigger most important sensor could clarify why Samsung is promising that these telephones will allow you to “personal the evening” and take “the most effective and brightest images and movies you’ve ever captured with a telephone.”

Each telephones will reportedly have 8GB of RAM and supply a selection of 128 or 256GB of storage, similar to final 12 months. Out there colours embrace black, white, pink gold, and inexperienced, in line with WinFuture.

A leaked image of what will likely be the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Whereas the S22 and S22 Plus seem like an iterative replace over their predecessors, the S22 Extremely will reportedly be a really completely different beast. Quite than utilizing an identical design language to the remainder of the S22 lineup, just like the S21 Extremely did for the S21, leaked renders counsel the S22 Extremely may have a really comparable squared-off design to Samsung’s earlier Notice gadgets. There’s reportedly even a built-in slot for its S-Pen stylus this time round, which replaces the case holder Samsung bought for the telephone final 12 months. 

Samsung has even alluded to this modification itself, teasing that it plans to announce its “most noteworthy S sequence ever” through the upcoming occasion. After the corporate skipped releasing a brand new Galaxy Notice telephone fully final 12 months, it now seems to be integrating its options into its most premium Galaxy S gadget as an alternative.

As for the gadget’s specs, WinFuture has the rumored particulars as soon as once more. From the seems of issues, regardless of the radically completely different design, the S22 Extremely seems to be a really equally specced gadget to its predecessor. It apparently has the identical measurement display screen (6.8 inches), the identical measurement battery (5,000mAh), the identical precise weight and thickness at 8.9mm and 227g, respectively, and even the identical digicam resolutions (108-megapixel most important, 12-megapixel ultrawide, and two 10-megapixel telephotos with 3x and 10x zoom) and apertures. You’ll reportedly nonetheless have a selection of 128, 256, or 512GB of storage, but it surely seems like your RAM choices may be restricted to eight or 12GB, quite than 12 and 16GB like with the S21 Extremely. In addition to the black, white, and inexperienced coloration choices, the S22 Extremely will reportedly even be out there in burgundy.

Its digicam specs won’t be precisely the identical, judging by the smaller sensor measurement WinFuture lists for its two 10-megapixel telephoto cameras. However these leaks, if correct, counsel the Galaxy S22 Extremely could really feel very acquainted regardless of its radically completely different seems.

Lastly, by way of pricing (no less than in Europe), the S22 will reportedly begin at €849 (round $958), rising to €1,049 (round $1,183) for the S22 Plus and €1,249 (round $1,409) for the S22 Extremely, in line with WinFuture, which additionally lists a possible ship date of February twenty fifth.

The Galaxy Tab S8 sequence

Whereas Samsung’s new Galaxy S smartphones could possibly be its most “noteworthy” ever, the corporate is little doubt hoping that its new lineup of tablets can be a notch above the remainder (ahem). Its new Tab S8 lineup has been closely rumored in current months, though it hasn’t been confirmed that they’ll positively seem on the identical launch occasion because the Galaxy S22.

Rumors — together with a bevy of pictures from Evan Blass, a leaked press launch, and what appears to be the Unpacked launch video for the Tab S8 (to not point out a picture that appeared on Samsung’s personal web site) — counsel the corporate’s new flagship pill might undertake an identical show notch to the one it mocked Apple for, together with on the iPhone X. The notch is rumored to be coming to a brand new Extremely tier in its Tab S8 lineup, in line with WinFuture, and it’ll reportedly sit above the Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus within the firm’s 2022 Android pill lineup. 

Hello notch.

Hey notch.
Picture: Evan Blass

Rumored accessories.

Rumored equipment.
Picture: Evan Blass

Though the three tablets will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, display screen sizes differ, starting from 11 inches (2560 x 1600) with the bottom Tab S8 by way of to 12.4 inches (2800 x 1752) for the Tab S8 Plus and 14.6 inches (2960 x 1848) for the Tab S8 Extremely. All three are 120Hz, however solely the Plus and Extremely have OLED panels. The Extremely additionally advantages from a second 12-megapixel selfie digicam (therefore the notch), though at this level, it’s not clear what function this extra sensor might serve.

Different options mooted for the Tab S8 sequence embrace 5G, S Pen, and wi-fi DeX assist, in addition to Dolby Atmos-compatible audio system. Equipment for the Extremely embrace a keyboard cowl like we’ve seen Apple and Microsoft make for the iPad Professional and Floor strains, in addition to a canopy with no keyboard.

Pricing is much less sure, however WinFuture notes it might vary from as little as €680 (round $767) for the Tab S8, by way of to €1,220 (round $1,377) or extra for the Tab S8 Extremely.

The Galaxy Dwelling Mini 2, perhaps?

OK, bear with me right here. It doesn’t appear very seemingly that Samsung will announce a follow-up to the Bixby sensible speaker it launched in South Korea and nowhere else in 2020. However not too long ago, MySmartPrice stories {that a} new entry for a “Samsung SmartThings Dwelling Hub” has appeared on the Bluetooth SIG certification web site. 

Though the entry doesn’t seem to hold the “Galaxy Dwelling” branding, its SM-V320 mannequin quantity has beforehand been linked to the rumored sensible speaker in a November report from SamMobile. And in line with tipster Max Jambor, the speaker went into manufacturing earlier this month. There aren’t too many particulars on what kind it might take, however SamMobile notes that there’s an opportunity it may be outfitted with a show. 

Actually, saying a follow-up to a South Korean-exclusive sensible speaker, which itself was a scaled-down mannequin of one other sensible speaker that famously by no means shipped, can be a reasonably daring transfer from Samsung — much more so if it insisted on equipping it with its much-derided voice assistant. However hey, stranger issues have occurred.

Gone but not forgotten, the original (unreleased) Galaxy Home.

Gone however not forgotten, the unique (unreleased) Galaxy Dwelling.
Photograph by Chris Welch / The Verge

Replace January twenty ninth 11:45AM ET: Up to date so as to add hyperlinks to leaked spec sheets for the Tab S8 and Galaxy S22 from tipster Doyhun Kim, in addition to what seems to be a leaked Unpacked launch video for the Tab S8.

Replace February eighth 4:26 AM ET: Up to date with newest rumors about Galaxy Tab S8 sequence.





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