Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 as S22 series launch teaser via Revu Philippines

Galaxy S22 launching Feb, teaser hints at Note features

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Samsung has finally confirmed that its next Unpacked event will be held in February, confirming earlier reports that the Korean tech giant plans to launch its flagship Galaxy S22 series next month.

(Update, February 9: Samsung Galaxy S22 series finally unpacked! Click on this to find out what its Philippine pricing, preorder, and availability details are.)

The exact date for the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event hasn’t been revealed. But in a blog post, Samsung president and head of MX Business TM Roh said that the company will launch “the most noteworthy S series device” yet, adding that its upcoming flagship will be “bringing together the greatest experiences of our Samsung Galaxy into one ultimate device.”

Galaxy S + Galaxy Note = Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra?

That sounds an awful lot like confirmation that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will introduce some Galaxy Note features to the manufacturer’s top-shelf Galaxy smartphone. Samsung’s teaser for Galaxy Unpacked 2022 also suggests the marriage of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines, further supporting claims of a Galaxy S22 Ultra with an angular Note-like look and a slot for an S Pen stylus.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra design leak via Revu Philippines

How the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra supposedly looks (leaked design via MySmartPrice)

Leaked renders of the Galaxy S22 Ultra have shown a design language reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 20 in four colors alongside a color-matching S Pen.

With regard to the chipset, it’s unclear if the phone will adopt the latest Exynos 2200 SoC with an AMD RDNA 2-powered Xclipse GPU or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.

According to tipster Dohyun Kim on Twitter, the Galaxy S22 series will see both flagship chipsets, but interestingly, more regions will get a Snapdragon model than before.

Could this be confirmation that the rumors were true, and that the Exynos 2200 failed to impress in initial benchmarks, thus pushing Samsung to acquire more Snapdragon chips than earlier anticipated? It certainly looks that way. Now you have to wonder if the Exynos 2200 can actually live up to the hype considering Samsung’s alleged decision to rely more on Qualcomm this time around.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 13 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.