Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022
10th February 2022
Yesterday Samsung unveiled their latest phones and tablets at the first Samsung Galaxy Unpacked of 2022. We have put together the highlights of the live stream for you below!
They kicked things off with a word on their sustainability platform ‘Galaxy for the Planet’. Amongst other things they are now recycling ocean-bound plastics such as fishing nets, which make up some of the plastic content in the S22 range.
They also discussed their partnership with the UN and the 17 Global Goals set out by the organisation. Samsung have developed and released an app which aims to help consumers understand and contribute towards these goals, Samsung Global Goals.
Now onto the big announcements – the new S22 range!
Announced yesterday were the S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra. Let’s start with the S22 and S22+ which share a lot of specs and features. Both handsets have a trio of camera lenses on the rear which are comprised of a 50 MP wide angle lens, a 10 MP telephoto lens, and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. The front camera for both is a 10 MP dual pixel lens.
The Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) in both devices has been improved by 58% compared to previous models. Samsung’s new ‘Nightography’ technology promises to allow users to take clear and bright videos at night and in low light conditions.
They also announced a partnership with Snap which enables some advanced Samsung camera features to be utilised within the Snapchat native camera, adding that improvements are also present within Instagram, TikTok and other social media apps.
These 2 devices will be available in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Pink Gold and Green, with 128GB and 256GB storage options. The S22 screen size is 6.1” and the S22+ screen size is 6.6”.
The real star of the show though was the S22 Ultra, with Samsung spending a good chunk of time presenting the new and improved camera and video capabilities.
The S22 Ultra has a flat, Note-inspired design incorporating an S Pen within its sleek form. With its 6.8” screen and 5000 mAh battery capacity, it’s certainly built to impress!
The camera has an impressive four lenses at the rear: 12MP ultra-wide, 108MP wide-angle, 10MP telephoto (3x optical zoom), and 10MP telephoto (10x optical zoom).
It has the same Nightography technology as the other S22 range handsets, with the addition of multi-frame processing powered by AI which combines multiple frames in real time to give the best low light shots. With OIS and VOIS, it promises to capture shake-free photos and videos with ease.
The S22 ultra will be available in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Burgundy and Green with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options.
Samsung then went on to announce the new Tab S8 series; the Galaxy Tab S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra.
Tab S8 5G – Graphite, 11” screen available in 128GB & 256GB variants with a 11” 2560×1600 display and 12MP ultra-wide front & 13MP main camera.
Tab S8+ 5G – Graphite, 12.4” screen available in 128GB & 256GB variants with a 12.4” 2800×1752 display and 12MP ultra-wide front & 13MP main camera.
Tab S8 Ultra 5G – Graphite, 14.6” screen available in 128GB & 512GB variants with a 14.6” 2960×1848 display and 12MP ultra-wide front & 13MP main camera.
The Tab S8 Ultra has dual front cameras to enable you to video call or take selfies no matter the orientation of the device, and all the new devices have ultra-wide front cameras to facilitate group calls!
To finish up the presentation Samsung talked about their One UI 4, which is a new update to their software experience across all devices.
“We are committed to giving everyone access to the best mobile experiences possible, as soon as possible,” said Janghyun Yoon, Executive Vice President and Head of Software Platform Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “One UI 4 delivers on that promise, equipping Galaxy smartphone users with the latest customization and privacy features. But we won’t stop there. Soon, other smartphone and tablet users will also be able to benefit from this software update, enabling a more seamless experience across our entire ecosystem.” *
Whether you’re using a Galaxy Z Series, Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Tab, the update aims to provide a uniformed look and feel across your devices and will sync seamlessly.
Samsung also committed to delivering 4 generations of software upgrades, meaning older devices will get the latest updates for longer. This will hopefully encourage users to replace their phones less often, reducing Samsung’s impact on the environment further.
All the new hardware announced yesterday is available for pre-order now and are expected to release late February 2022.
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