Goodbye Note series?
Samsung has confirmed the official launch date for their next “Galaxy Unpacked” event. The event would take place this 8th February (9th February in China, according to tipster Ice Universe) and would have some ‘noteworthy’ announcements. It will highlight the Galaxy S22 series and would most likely explain the Exynos 2200 chip in detail.
As an added bonus, users can now avail of a discount for the Galaxy S22 series or a Galaxy Tab S8 in selected markets. In the US, you can redeem up to USD 50 (~Php2500) worth of discount. There are three phones coming. These are the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra. All of them may include the S-Pen.
In order to attract a larger audience and keep the hype from dying out, Samsung has also released a short teaser trailer for the event on YouTube. The trailer shows two familiar-looking phones merging into one, which is a strong hint that the Galaxy Note and S-series are now reunited, and the walls that block the two are now destroyed. Or in simpler terms, Samsung will cease to manufacture the Galaxy Note series.
The Galaxy S22 series would feature a curved AMOLED panel, either a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Exynos 2200 chip in selected markets, a 5000mAh battery, a 108mp shooter, a 12mp ultrawide, and two 10mp telephoto camera, with 10x and 3x zoom, respectively. The Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus are said to be using the 50mp Samsung ISOCELL GN5 sensor. Earlier rumours have also told that Samsung may be collaborating with Olympus for their camera sensors, but Samsung has not confirmed anything as of recently, so this one may be unlikely.
Just to set your expectations, despite the AMD collab and the first-ever ray tracing technology available on a smartphone, the Exynos 2200 performed rather poorly in contrast to its competitors. In AnTuTu, the benchmark score for the chipset did not even reach 1 million points.
We’re excited as much as Samsung fans are about the upcoming event. We hope to see you there.