The Samsung Unpacked 2022 event will be held in February and will be dedicated to presenting the new Galaxy S22 smartphones in society, according to the official announcement of the South Korean firm.
Samsung has not set a specific date for this special event, but it was assumed that the new S-series flagships would arrive next month. If the rumors are confirmed, on the 8th specifically with general availability this month. In this regard, Samsung has announced that it will launch the “Book Now” program for interested consumers units can be reserved starting at 7 am PT / 10 am ET today, January 21.
Consumers who make a reservation now are promised that they will be the first to receive the handsets when sales begin. In addition, they will be eligible for some exclusive benefits, one of which is a $50 credit that can be used to lower the purchase price of Samsung products.
Samsung Unpacked 2022 = Galaxy S22
Although we do not rule out the presentation of the new generation of Galaxy Tab tablets or some update of the Galaxy Watch wearables, there is no doubt that the new top of the range of the «S» series will have absolute prominence. The official website of the Samsung Unpacked 2022 notes that the company will bring together its latest and greatest features”in a definitive device«.
From what little has been officially commented by the company and from how much we know informally through the numerous rumors that have arrived so far, we can anticipate the following characteristics
– Versions. The series will be available in three different versions according to size and features: the base version Galaxy S22, the intermediate Galaxy S22 Plus and the top of the range Galaxy S22 Ultra.
– screens. Their specific sizes are not known, but expect the highest quality multi-touch OLED panels and high refresh rates of 120 Hz. The Ultra model will have support for styluses.
– SoC. It is unknown if Samsung will have time to release the recently announced Exynos 2200 in the Galaxy S22 and in which a GPU named Xclipse 920 stands out, which with AMD RDNA 2 technology will offer a great leap in level. If it definitely does not arrive, Samsung would use another of the best mobile chipsets in the industry, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The company promises in the announcement of the Samsung Unpacked 2022 «power, speed and tools that can’t be found anywhere else«.
– Design. A revolution is not expected compared to what the S21 offered. The renders confirm a rectangular format with rounded edges, the same cut for the rear camera design and the front camera with the “Infinity-O” perforation.
– cameras. A new 50MP RGBW sensor is rumored, which along with new image enhancement technologies and AI processing would help achieve better performance especially in low light environments. The Ultra model will stand out for a main camera with four sensors, headed by a 108 MP with f / 1.8 aperture, 3X optical zoom and maximum performance. Samsung announces that we will have «the best and brightest photos and videos you’ve ever captured with a phone«.
– RAM and storage. Samsung will use the most advanced standards and generous portions for two other important sections. We expect configurations with 8, 12 and 16 GB of LPDD5X memory, and UFS 3.1 storage options of 128, 256 and 512 GB. A 1 Tbyte version has been rumored, the largest ever offered by Samsung, although it is not confirmed.
– connectivity. We expect a new modem with 5G support that supports sub-6GHz and mmWave (mmWave) spectrum bands and 10Gbps bandwidth. Support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 is certain, as well as for the main navigation systems and the usual sensors. The on-screen fingerprint sensor and a USB Type-C port for data and charging, with fast wired and wireless charging, will not be missing. Battery capacities are unknown.
– finishes and colors. We expect premium finishes in all three versions, with aluminum and glass chassis, and dust and water resistance certifications. Rose gold, green, black and white color options are expected, with a dark red as a distinctive special finish for the Ultra model.
– Operating system. Samsung announced the launch of the One UI 4 interface on Android 12 and deployed it for some of its models such as the S21. This will be the version that the Galaxy S22 pre-installs.
– Prices. According to the latest rumors, the prices would be significantly higher than those of S21 at launch. About 100 dollars more and specifically:
- Galaxy S22: $899
- Galaxy S22+: $1,099
- Galaxy S22 Ultra: $1,299
– Final goodbye to the Galaxy Note? The statements of the brand executives in the announcement of the Samsung Unpacked 2022 point to this. «We know many of you were surprised when Samsung didn’t release a new Galaxy Note last year.«. LThe company says it “hasn’t forgotten these experiences you love” like the one provided by the S Pen. The summary is that the most distinct feature of the Note has been built into the Galaxy S series (Ultra model) so there is no need to keep the Note series. We will see.
Launch. The Samsung Unpacked 2022 is announced for February, but without a specific date. Rumors point to the 8th and effective availability for the same month. The manufacturer