Samsung will officially host its next Unpacked event in February to introduce what we expect to be the new Galaxy S22 smartphones.
Dr. TM Roth, President & Head of MX Business at Samsung Electronics, mentions, “the most noteworthy S series device we’ve ever created.” That’s a clear hint the late Galaxy Note series will officially merge into the Galaxy S, marking the inclusion of Samsung’s S-Pen inside the Galaxy S.
Before you get too excited, we’re assuming that only the Galaxy S22 Ultra is large and expensive enough to receive an integrated S-Pen. Still, we’d love to be wrong and see broader adoption in the Galaxy S Plus and Galaxy S. One can hope.
Samsung itself emphasizes the Ultra with the sentence: “Get ready for the ultimate Ultra experience.”
Today’s Galaxy S21 Ultra users can already benefit from the S-Pen (photo above, and don’t miss our S21 Ultra review), but it is not garaged in the phone, and the case to carry it makes the combo a bit bulky. That should all change next month.
The most exciting part of Dr. TM Roth’s blog post is the description of the camera experience: “With it, you will own the night — taking the best and brightest photos and videos you’ve ever captured with a phone. You will also dominate the day with power, speed and tools that can’t be found elsewhere.”
The Galaxy S21 Ultra was considered one of the best mobile cameras in the 2021 US market, but the competition is extremely hot these days with Xiaomi and Oppo featuring excellent camera hardware.
There’s no official date for the event yet, but most rumors place it around Feb 8, so stay tuned.