Samsung will stream its 2022 Galaxy Unpacked event on February 9th. We expect the company to launch its Galaxy S22 smartphones and Galaxy Tab S8 devices during the live event, along with what company president TM Roh calls “the most noteworthy S series device ever created,” likely the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The Unpacked livestream airs at 10 AM ET (7 AM PT) and will be available from the Samsung website and YouTube. Notably, the event will also be available in VR through the Decentraland platform, where viewers can hang out in a virtual recreation of Samsung’s NYC store location (the recreation is called 837X, for some reason).
Again, we expect Samsung to launch its Galaxy S22 series phones during this Unpacked event. Leaks indicate that the phones will offer incremental updates over last year’s models, though they will feature slightly new designs and the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip (or in some regions, the Exynos 2200, which is the first chip with AMD graphics and ray-tracing).
Customers will probably be most interested in the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which we expect to be a Galaxy Note replacement. Leaks show that this phone probably has a large 6.8-inch display, an integrated S Pen slot, and 45-watt charging. It may also ditch the camera hump that we saw with the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
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