We have about two weeks to reveal the Galaxy S22 blockbuster!
What you need to know
- Samsung will hold its next Galaxy Unpacked event in early February.
- The event is scheduled for February 9 at 7AM PT / 10AM ET.
- Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S22 series, including the successor to the Galaxy Note.
Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked will be available in early February. On Tuesday, the company announced that its next big launch event will take place on February 9 at 7AM PT / 10AM ET. While Samsung has yet to name its next flagship series, the company is expected to announce the Galaxy S22 series at Unpacked.
Official specs and features are unknown, but Samsung president and MX head Tim Roh teased the lessons learned from the Galaxy Note series.
While the Galaxy S21 Ultra was the first S-series smartphone to support the S Pen (followed by the Galaxy Z Fold 3), we expect the S22 Ultra to succeed the Galaxy Note series with a built-in S Pen. This would fix a shortcoming of last year’s best Android phones, which basically required a case to house the optional S Pen.
According to rumors and leaks, it will feature a different design from other S22 models, while being very similar to the Galaxy Note 20. That includes square and rounded corners, while the back will likely feature a new camera array that looks like a hybrid between the S21 Ultra and the LG Velvet.
The phones are likely to be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and Samsung’s own Exynos 2200, although we expect the chips to vary by region.
Samsung has opened up pre-orders for its upcoming line of smartphones and what we expect to be the “next Galaxy tablet” of the Galaxy Tab S8. Signing up will include a $50 Samsung credit, a notification to notify you when a pre-order goes live, additional pre-order privileges, and you’ll be “one of the first to get the latest Galaxy device.”