OPINION: From a few of the finest Android telephones round to revolutionary foldable and even cheaper choices, Samsung has an enormous smartphone portfolio.
Up to now 12 months, we’ve seen a number of S21 units impress, a duo of wonderful foldables and extra A collection units than we are able to depend.
However what does the Korean large have in retailer for 2022? Let’s gaze into our crystal ball of tech and take a look.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to kick the yr off
If the rumours are to be believed then fairly probably the primary smartphone launch in 2022 will come from Samsung. That launch appears to be like prefer it’ll come on the eve of CES 2022 and be for the Galaxy S21 FE.
The Galaxy S20 FE arrived in August 2020 and we had anticipated its observe as much as hit at the same time in 2021. Nevertheless, that didn’t occur and what adopted have been rumours of the gadget’s delay and a few even recommended it had been cancelled altogether.
We’re glad to say that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore and the Galaxy S21 FE ought to provide a condensed S21 expertise in a smaller kind issue.
Leaked specs embody a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 5G, a multi-camera array on the again and an OLED show on the entrance. Additionally, anticipate it to reach in a mess of colors and be out there pretty quickly after the announcement.
We actually have excessive hopes for the S21 FE as we preferred the S20 FE lots. Our overview verdict of that cellphone learn “I can’t say sufficient good issues concerning the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and if you need a cellphone that feels very very similar to a flagship with out spending over £699 then that is the most effective that’s at present on provide.
Samsung Galaxy S22 collection set for a February launch
After the S21 FE’s arrival, it shouldn’t be too lengthy to attend till Samsung’s massive flagship announcement. Leaks peg this for a February date for the rumoured Galaxy S22 and it doesn’t appear to be it’ll be only one mannequin.
As was the case earlier this yr, anticipate Samsung to launch a number of variations of its new flagship – an everyday S22, a bigger Plus mannequin and the top-end Extremely.
The vast majority of the leaks we’ve seen to this point revolve across the Extremely mannequin. One leak suggests the cellphone will keep on with the identical 108MP sensor as its predecessor, whereas one other says it’ll have the brightest show round.
Two variations of the smartphone have been noticed on the Geekbench benchmarking app. One variation working on the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, and the opposite utilizing Exynos 2200 SoC.
It additionally appears to be like just like the Extremely may have some similarities to the now-retired Word collection due to a silo within the gadget that’ll disguise the S Pen stylus.
By way of the common S22 units, we’ve seen some hands-on photos displaying the shiny end on the again and various the specs to anticipate.
In accordance with the leaker Ice Universe, each the Samsung Galaxy S22 and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus will pack the identical triple-sensor digicam system. This can be led by a 50MP vast sensor with an f/1.8 aperture.
The leaker goes on to say that the Samsung Galaxy S22 may have a 6.06-inch show, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus will go along with a 6.55-inch display screen. That’s a drop from the Samsung Galaxy S21 (6.2-inches) and Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (6.7-inches).
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 to come back in a number of variations
Whereas it doesn’t have an excessive amount of competitors, Samsung makes a few of the most interesting Android tablets round. We have been massive followers of the Galaxy Tab S7 and have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up for months now. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear to be its launch is just too far off.
One leak has reported that they’ll be three fashions: Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus and a Tab S8 Extremely. Contemplating Samsung makes use of the same naming scheme for its cellphone line that hardly comes as a shock.
The large distinction between the fashions comes right down to sizing, with the Tab S8 anticipated to have an 11-inch LCD show, the S8 Plus ups that to a 12.4-inch OLED show and eventually, the Tab S8 Extremely will include a 14.6-inch OLED display screen.
14.6-inches could be very giant for a pill and it additionally appears to be like like this explicit model may have a display screen with a notch – identical to the iPhone 13.
How far can foldables go
There have been a number of leaks across the three merchandise above, nonetheless we’re now entering into extra uncharted territory.
Samsung has received within the swing of launching new foldable telephones in the direction of the tip of the summer season, and contemplating how glorious the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 have been it doesn’t take a lot creativeness to anticipate a Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 to reach subsequent.
Samsung’s innovation with foldable telephones has elevated dramatically over the previous few years so hopefully, these will as soon as once more push the class ahead.
We’d prefer to lastly see a foldable with a flagship digicam and fewer of a crease down the center of the display screen.
The standard number of A collection units to serve all budgets
Samsung doesn’t simply cater for the high-end, in reality a few of its hottest telephones sit within the wide-ranging A collection. Count on a number of A collection fashions to get upgrades over the course of 2022, with higher-end options like 5G and 120Hz show trickling their method down the road.