Samsung Electronics will unveil the Galaxy S22 series through an unpacked event on Feb. 9. The online event will be delayed by one day from the initially scheduled Feb. 8.
The Korean smartphone giant is planning to send global media invitation letters by the end of January. Pre-orders are expected to start one week after the unpack event. Mobile carriers are expected to start connection services for the model around the fourth week of February.
So far, according to overseas IT tipsters and foreign media, the Galaxy S22 series will come in three models — General, Plus and Ultra. Among them, the Ultra model attracts the most attention as it is highly likely to replace the Galaxy Note series, which many analysts say will be discontinued.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra model is said to have a slightly different design on the back compared to the other two models. It will come out with a stylus pen (the S Pen), a symbol of the Galaxy Note series.
Some tech experts expect that the Ultra model will be released under the name of the Galaxy S22 Note. The input delay of the S Pen will also be shortened from the previous 9 milliseconds on the Galaxy Note 20 to 2.8ms.
However, no big change is expected in the overall design. The display size is expected to be 6.06 inches for the General model, 6.55 inches for the Plus model and 6.8 inches for the Ultra model. The models are expected to come in various colors such as black, white, green, pink, beige, light blue, and burgundy.
Its application processors (APs) will be either the Exynos 2200 or the first-generation model of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The Exynos 2200, which has not been released yet, is known to have a 30 percent improved performance compared to its predecessor (the Exynos 2100) as it was produced on Samsung Electronics’ 4-nm process. Industry experts predict that Samsung Electronics will use the Exynos 2200 in models for emerging markets and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in those for South Korea, China, and North America.
But some foreign media outlets said Samsung might postpone the release of the Exynos 2200 until the end of the year, and use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 alone for the Galaxy S22 series. Business Korea