The company unveiled its next-generation flagship Galaxy S smartphones, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra, at a virtual event on Wednesday at Samsung’s first Galaxy Unpacked event of 2022.
The Android-powered 5G smartphones have what you’d expect from a new phone in 2022, such as camera enhancements, improved battery life, and next-generation CPUs, among other things. They’re also more environmentally friendly, as they’re made largely from reused ocean-bound plastic.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Revealed at Samsung’s Unpacked Event – Is This the New Galaxy Note?
This year, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the latest or new Galaxy Note. According to Samsung, the S22 Ultra offers a quicker S-Pen reaction speed. Other modifications are small, such as a slight redesign and enhanced night vision capabilities in the camera.
Despite being Samsung’s mainstream flagships, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus are likewise evolutionary. These phones are fairly similar to the devices from the previous year, except they are more powerful and feature improved portrait mode functionality.
The new 6.8-inch smartphone combines the Note series, which has always appealed to professionals and creatives — yes, it comes with the Note’s iconic built-in S Pen stylus and borrows the Note’s big design — with the Galaxy S line’s superior camera and performance. The idea is to appeal to consumers who desire a single gadget to perform several functions.
The S22 Ultra, which is available in black, white, green, and burgundy, is priced at $1,199.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Series – Specs and Price revealed at Samsung’s Unpacked Event
The Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus appear remarkably similar to the previous Galaxy S21 models, but with complementing colors for the camera bump and body instead of distinct colors.
The actual physical upgrade comes from the inclusion of Gorilla Glass Victus Plus on both the front and back, rather than the prior basic versions’ cheap plasticky glass. The displays are 6.1 and 6.6 inches in size, with resolutions of 2340×1080.
Better night vision and a better portrait mode have been added to the cameras. The Galaxy S22 starts at $799.99, while the Galaxy S22 Plus starts at $999.99, with both having 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.
In the United States, the Galaxy S22 starts at $799, while the S22+ starts at $999.
The gadgets come in black, white, pink, and gold. Pre-orders begin on Wednesday, with the gadget delivered on February 25.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 – Specs and Price Revealed in Samsung’s Unpacked Event
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 which includes a notch, is a new high-powered Android tablet. The new Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra from Samsung sports a massive 14.6-inch OLED screen and begins at $1,099.99. The 12.4-inch (Plus) Galaxy Tab S8 and the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S8 versions both have 120Hz refresh rate screens, but the larger one now sports an OLED screen.
They run Android 12, which includes Samsung’s newest attempt to improve multitasking. They may also be used as a second screen on a Samsung PC. The 11-inch Tab S8 costs $699.99, while the plus variant costs $899.99.
Here’s a deeper look at what the latest Samsung phones have to offer.
The 6.8-inch Ultra S22, like the previous Note smartphones, has a small, light chassis, precise angles, and a large screen.
But it’s the legendary stylus that will appeal to those trying to get the most out of their gadget. The S Pen now boasts a faster reaction time, the ability to store notes straight into Microsoft Office documents or Outlook emails, and compatibility with 88 different languages in its handwriting-to-text capability.
A faster processor
At a time when Apple and Google are moving ahead with their own in-house CPUs, all three S22 handsets rely on Qualcomm’s latest 4nm chipset. According to Samsung, it is the most powerful processor it has ever utilized in a Galaxy device.
Samsung’s new devices, which include the chip, promise faster speeds for multitasking across apps, gaming, and video streaming over 5G. The processor also drives the company’s artificial intelligence technology initiatives and machine-learning algorithms, such as vision booster, a new tool that automatically adapts the display to the lighting and improves color contrast. It’s a useful feature on a sunny day or late at night while you’re watching a movie in bed.
Improved Cameras and Photographic Features
The camera systems are arguably the most striking aspect of the new range. Five cameras are arranged in a stunning P-shaped configuration on the rear of the S22 Ultra. The S22 Ultra takes 8K video and has stabilization technologies that let users record photos while moving, as well as an auto-focusing option to maximize focus.
Another feature, Raw, allows users to modify every camera setting, such as selecting the proper lens for the photo, adjusting the shutter speed, obtaining access to raw files that may appeal to experts, and zooming in 100 times closer to objects.
The Galaxy S22 and S22+, on the other hand, include a 50MP primary camera, a 10MP tele-lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. Along with the S22 Ultra, the devices have auto framing, night photography capabilities, and an upgraded Pet Portrait mode function, the latter of which is an AI tool that allows users to pick up on even the finest features of anything at all.
All that was revealed today by Samsung has a lot to offer, including better camera settings and photographic features, a quicker CPU, longer-lasting batteries, and more privacy options. However, like with every upgrade, Samsung will need to demonstrate that its latest enhancements are worth the price.