Galaxy S22s to be unpacked on Feb. 9
Samsung Electronics has set a date for the introduction of its Galaxy S22 series: Feb. 9.
According to an invitation released Wednesday, the launch event will be live-streamed starting 9 a.m. Eastern-time in the United States via the electronics maker’s YouTube channel or official website. That's 12 a.m. on Feb. 10 Korean time.
So-called preorders usually start within a few days of such Unpacked shows.
While details of the Galaxy line's new smartphones have yet to be revealed, the head of Samsung’s smartphone business hinted at key features recently.
A main focus will be on cameras that can deliver clear photos and videos in low-light environments, according to a statement by Roh Tae-moon, president and head of mobile communications business at the manufacturer.
“With it [the Galaxy S22], you will own the night — taking the best and brightest photos and videos you’ve ever captured with a phone," he said in the statement. "You will also dominate the day with power, speed and tools that can’t be found elsewhere."
A promotional video for the Unpacked event featured the phrases “Break through the night” and “Break the rules of light.” They appeared against the backdrop of city lights filmed from above.
Roh also implied that the Galaxy S22 series will not include a Galaxy Note, which was true of last year's S21 series too.
“We are aware that there were fans of the Galaxy Note and its S Pen, which allowed for creative and efficient work,” he said in the statement.
Online tipsters and rumor aggregators have speculated that the S22 will come in three models: an S22 Ultra with a Note-style design and a built-in holder for an S Pen stylus, a S22 Plus with a bigger screen and the standard S22.
As for processors, the manufacturer is expected to use either its own Exynos 2200 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, depending on model or the markets in which they are being sold.
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