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Galaxy S22 Ultra replaces the Galaxy Note, while the Galaxy Tab S8 grows in size

The Galaxy S22 Ultra replaces the Galaxy Note, while the Galaxy Tab S8 grows in size.

by Atharva Gulhane

As part of its Unpacked 2022 event, Samsung unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S22 ultra lineup of phones with a built-in S-Pen.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone with a built-in S Pen stylus, has been unveiled. Samsung is combining the iconic Note line with the Galaxy S-series with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, effectively ending the Note franchise as we know it. By combining the Galaxy Note and S lines, Samsung will gain an advantage over competitors and be able to justify the high prices it charges for its flagship smartphones.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra was unveiled during Wednesday’s virtual Unpacked event as a response to Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro Max and OnePlus 10 Pro. Samsung’s top-of-the-line smartphone has a new design that resembles a Galaxy Note device, with boxy edges. The inclusion of a stylus is perhaps the most significant change in the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra was the first Galaxy S-series phone to support the S-Pen last year, but there was no place to store it and you had to purchase it separately. The addition of the S-Pen improves the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s suitability for creative and productivity tasks. When used for tasks like drawing and taking notes, the S-Pen feels more natural because of the reduced latency.

Samsung’s phones use both its own Exynos chipset and Qualcomm processors, and this year will be no exception. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is powered by the Exynos 2200 processor, which was developed in collaboration with AMD. The chip includes a new graphics processing unit (GPU), which the company claims will improve gaming and graphics performance significantly.

Meanwhile, a variant with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is expected to be released in other markets. A 5000mAh battery and 45W fast charging are included in the Galaxy Note S22 Ultra.

On the back of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, there will be a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 108MP wide camera, and two 10MP telephoto lenses. The smartphone’s front side is adorned with a 40MP camera. The cameras on the S22 Ultra, according to Samsung, are more intelligent and perform even better in low-light situations, particularly when recording videos.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s base model will have 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. A model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, another with 12GB RAM and 512GB of storage, and a more expensive version with 12GB RAM and 1TB of storage is also available. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is available for pre-order in the United States for $1199.

Galaxy S22 and S22+ aimed at mainstream users

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is a high-end model that joins the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus. Both models are aimed at regular smartphone users who want the latest features but don’t want to pay the S22 Ultra’s premium price. The phones have different screen sizes, but the specifications are the same. These phones will be slightly better than the current S21 model and will provide a better overall experience. The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus cost $799 and 999 dollars, respectively.

Galaxy S22

New Galaxy S8 tablet series to take on iPad

Samsung will respond to Apple’s iPad and iPad Pro with three new tablets in its Galaxy Tab S8 series: the Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus, and S8 Ultra. The Galaxy S8 Ultra has a 14.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2960 x 1848, making it larger in screen size than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The Tab S8 will be the smallest of the three, with an 11-inch screen and a resolution of 2560 x 1600; the Tab S8 Plus will be the middle one, with a 12.4-inch screen and a resolution of 2800 x 1752. The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and S8 Ultra have an OLED display, whereas the Tab S8 has an LCD display.

A 4nm 64-bit octa-core processor powers all three tablets, which also support Wi-Fi 6E and 45-watt fast charging. Inside the box is the new and improved S Pen stylus, which “uses a prediction algorithm for ultra-low latency.”

Along with the new tablets, a keyboard cover that looks like Apple’s and Microsoft’s covers for the iPad Pro and Surface lines will be available. The Galaxy Tab S8 is available for $699, the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus for $899, and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra for $1099.

Galaxy Tab S8

Competition in the high-end smartphone market.

The announcements were made at Samsung’s largest marketing event, where the company unveiled its flagship-grade smartphones, demonstrating an aggressive approach to competing with Apple. Apple, as well as Chinese smartphone manufacturers such as OnePlus, Realme, and Xiaomi, have been putting a lot of pressure on Samsung. Apple, its main competitor in the premium smartphone market, continues to undercut Samsung in India, where the iPhone maker offers deep discounts on both new and older models.

Apple is a minor player in India’s smartphone market compared to Samsung, but it completely dominates the high-end segment. Analysts believe Samsung made the right decision by combining the Note and S-series lines. Given the lacklustre performance of the Galaxy S21 series and the fact that the ongoing chip shortage is far from over, combining the Note and S series lines will only help Samsung streamline its already crowded flagship smartphone lineup.

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