Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 Highlights: Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Ultra launched
Samsung launched a host of new products including the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Updated:Wed, February 09, 2022 10:14pm
By Danny Dcruze
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event will be commencing in a few hours from now. This will be Samsung's first mega event for the year 2022. The Galaxy Unpacked event will give us the South Korean company's flagship series for the year 2022. The company is also expected to make some major announcements during the event.
Samsung is going to be big on the concept of metaverse to introduce the new Galaxy flagship series. Apart from the usual virtual launch setup, interested users will be able to join the event in the metaverse. This is aimed to give a live feel to the entire event. It will be complete with customizable avatars and a Samsung venue where the launch will happen.
Galaxy Unpacked 2022: Expected Launches
In terms of products that might be launched at the event, there's a lot riding on the event. Samsung will introduce the flagship Galaxy S22 series which will include the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Samsung might also introduce the Galaxy Tab S8 at the event.
Watch the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 live stream event here:
Here are the major announcements at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 Event
In the smartphones department, Samsung launched:
Galaxy S22 Series
Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
Samsung S22 Ultra
Tab S8 Series
The Galaxy Tab S8
Galaxy Tab S8+
Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Updates to OneUI 4
Samsung Wallet introduced
Samsung introduces new Wallet that will support various forms of IDs, credit, debit cards and more. Fun fact: The Samsung Wallet will also provide access to Cryptocurrencies.
Galaxy Tab S8 series launched
Samsung has launched the new Galaxy Tab S8 series including the Ultra version with up to 1TB storage. The Tab S8 Ultra is priced at $1099. The Tab S8+ is priced at $899 and the Tab S8 is priced at $699.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Price revealed
The Galaxy S22 Ultra will start at a price of $1,199. The phone will be available in four variants
Samsung's Partnership with YouTube
Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer at YouTube takes the stage. He talks about the camera prowess of the new camera on the Galaxy S22 series. There will be some YouTube-specific features on Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Ultra. The buyers of these phones will also get YouTube Premium.
Galaxy S22 Ultra will get Nightography feature
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will support pixel binning technology. The 108-megapixel lens will support this feature. The camera will also use AI to enhance in low-light situations with Nightography and Night Solution.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Camera
The Ultra will get a quad-camera setup. This includes a 108-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom. The front camera uses a 40-megapixel selfie camera.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Chipset
Samsung has not disclosed the processor of the new Galaxy 22 Ultra. However, Samsung S22 Series will either feature the Exynos 2200 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. Both of these processors are built using 4nm architecture.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Display
The new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra gets a 6.8-inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x display. The display will support up to 120Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz.
Samsung now comes to the beast Galaxy S22 Ultra
This is the first Samsung Galaxy S series device to get an inbuilt S-Pen. The phone will be getting all the Note features. The phone gets Corning Glass Victus Plus is used exclusively on the S22 Ultra.
Samsung talks Galaxy S22 Camera
The phones get a triple-lens primary camera setup. The setup includes a 50-megapixel primary lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The front camera gets a 10MP lens.
Samsung partners with UNDP to reduce overall carbon footprint
UNDP commends Samsung for its partnership and its attempts to reduce and reverse the impact of climate change.
The event has begun with Samsung's environment-friendly intiatives
Samsung claims that it is innovating for a better future. Samsung will also be partnering with the United States to achieve climate goals.
First time when Galaxy Note series will merge with Galaxy S series
This will be the first time that Samsung will merge the Galaxy Note series with the standard flagships in the S line-up. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be the next best offering for a buyer who wants to stick to the functionality of the Note line-up. Samsung has discontinued the Note line-up to focus on the foldable and flippable display devices.
Expected pricing of Galaxy S22 series
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series will definitely be a step up in terms of hardware. This is the flagship after all. However, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series may be priced similar to the launch price of the Galaxy S21 series, including the Galaxy S21 Ultra. However, Samsung might pull down the RAM on the Galaxy S22 in the entry variant. The S22 might come with 8GB of RAM instead of 12GB that was the entry point for the Galaxy S21.
Samsung plans to make some big eco-friendly initiatives at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event
The world is in our hands
How to watch Samsung event in the metaverse
In order to experience the Samsung event live within the Metaverse, you will need to visit Decentraland. The Decentraland platform is a virtual space that uses Blockchain technology to operate.
Once you visit Decentraland, you’ll see an Explore option on the top right of the page. Once you click on that, you’ll see two options: Play using your wallet’ and Play as guest’.
Play using your wallet: In order to use this option you will need to create a MetaMask wallet or log-in using your existing one. If you use this option, you will be able to purchase NFTs and other digital assets at the event.
Play as Guest: This is the more simple version and you just have to sign in by providing your name. Once you enter Decentraland, you’ll get to customize your avatar in multiple ways. You will then be dropped outside the Samsung 837X venue for the event.
How and when to watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event LIVE
Samsung will be streaming the event live via its official social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and on streaming platform YouTube. The event will start at 8:30 PM IST.
Samsung will also be using the Metaverse to showcase its latest and greatest gadgets. Since the pandemic, there’s an added emphasis on virtual events. Metaverse is the next best thing available.