NEW DELHI: Samsung has confirmed the launch date for its next-generation flagship smartphone series, Galaxy S22. The company has scheduled its Galaxy Unpacked event for February 9. Samsung is likely to launch three new phones at the event – Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra at the event. Of these, Galaxy S22 will be the most premium device. Along with the smartphones, the company is also expected to launch the Galaxy Tab S8 series at the event. Samsung Galaxy S22 series is the company’s biggest smartphone launch of the year in non-foldable devices category.
The invite shared by the company says:
“True innovations don’t just evolve with the world – they help shape it. To create the devices that push us ahead, rewrite the future, and bring light to the dark, we must continue to break the rules of what’s possible with a smartphone.
Join Samsung Electronics on February 9, 2022 for the next Galaxy Unpacked, as we set an epic new standard for smartphones with the most noteworthy S series ever created.”
The company has also posted a 30-second trailer video that has the title: Break through the night, break the rules of light’ to experience the epic standard. The trailer seems to be hinting at new camera innovations in the upcoming smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S22 series expected specifications
As per previous reports, the Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone will feature a 6.06-inch dynamic AMOLED display. For context, the Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 6.2-inch display. The Samsung Galaxy S22+ is rumoured to have a 6.5-inch dynamic AMOLED display and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is said to sport LTPO Dynamic AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution. The displays of the smartphones are rumoured to have a refresh rate up to 120Hz.
Under the hood, the Galaxy S22 series will be reportedly powered by the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset or the Exynos 2200 SoC depending on the market.
The Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ are rumoured to feature a triple rear camera setup, with a 50MP primary lens, a 10MP telephoto lens with support for 3x optical zoom and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera. For selfies and video calls, the smartphones are rumoured to sport a 10MP camera at the front as seen on Samsung Galaxy S21 and Samsung Galaxy S21+. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is said to have a 108MP + 12MP + 10MP triple camera setup at the back and a 32MP selfie shooter at the front.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series expected specifications
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is said to sport the largest display in the series. The tablet is said to house a 14.6 Super AMOLED display.The device is also expected to sport a notch which will reportedly house the dual 12MP cameras.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ is expected to pack a 12.7-inch display. The device is said to offer 120Hz refresh rate. All the three tablets of the series are said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The device is expected to run Android 12 operating system topped with the company’s own layer of One UI 4.1.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8+ are said to pack 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is said to offer 16GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage. The tablets are said to come with DeX, Wireless DeX support and USB Type C for charging.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is said to house a 11,200 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy S8 houses 10,900 mAh and 8,000 mAh batteries respectively. All the three tablets are expected to feature quad-speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos and dual rear cameras with 13MP main and 6MP ultra-wide angle lens. All the three tablets are said to come with S Pen support.