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LIVE report: Samsung is announcing it's S22 family TODAY - watch live here!

Samsung is launching its Galaxy S22 phones and S8 tablets today – see the launch unfold right here with our LIVE coverage

Samsung Unpacked 2022
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Today Samsung is announcing their S22 family of phones and its latest tablets at their Galaxy Unpacked event which will be livestreamed at 10AM ET or 3PM UK.

Samsung Galaxy S22 hands-on review
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus hands-on review
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra hands-on review
Samsung Galaxy S8 Tab hands-on review


Ahead of today's event, Samsung has been teasing the announcement of Galaxy Unpacked and their new S22 line-up with stunning 3D displays around the world, these outstanding animations have been witnessed in New York, London, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 range has been leaked extensively – in fact we’ve been reporting on leaked information since summer 2021 – and now a huge leak from usually-reliable German website, WinFuture, has surfaced, telling us pretty much everything about the three new phones and corroborating past rumors. The leak even includes some alleged official images.

The phones – Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra are all said to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset in the US and a Exynos 2200 in Europe.

Camera setup 

A 108MP f/1.8 main camera is said to headline the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra setup, which allegedly the same ultra-wide and 10MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom. Additionally, it’s said to have a 10MP f/4.9 telephoto with 10x optical zoom along with a 40MP f/2.2 camera up front.

While the Galaxy S22 is said to have a 6.1-inch 1080 x 2340 AMOLED screen with a brightness of up to 1500 nits, on the Galaxy S22 Plus this increases to 6.6 inches and the brightness to 1750 nits. Both have a minimum of 10Hz refresh rate.

According to leaks, the Galaxy S22 will have a 3,700mAh battery and the Galaxy S22 Plus will have a 4,500mAh one. Both models are tipped to come in black, white, pink gold and green. - or so the leaked images suggest. 

Here's a weird one, stopped by Techrader; Samsung just accidentaly confirmed the Galaxy S22 name. The company has been clear a new Galaxy S series smartphone was coming at Unpacked 2022, but we haven't heard the name directly from Samsung... until now.

The WinFuture leak also included pricing information, which matches up with starting prices of the Galaxy S21 range, which makes us think the information is likely to be accurate. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Specs-wise, an Amazon listing points to a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset for all three models, along with a choice of Wi-Fi-only or 5G connectivity, and between 128GB and 512GB of storage (the latter only available on the Ultra).

Staying with the Tab S8 for the moment, it is reported that all models will have dual-lens 13MP+5MP cameras on the back, along with an 8MP camera on the front (though the Tab S8 Ultra will apparently also feature a 5MP ultra-wide lens on the front).

Not often does an Unpacked event from Samsung have a musical performance, but by the looks of Samsung Mobile on Twitter it looks like this year's event features a set from one of the biggest bands in the world. - can you guess who they are? 

I think we all get the message that this Galaxy Unpacked event is going to set boundaries in the world of technology, but did any spot this little gem that Samsung posted towards the end of January? 

Sorry for the radio silence, I had to catch a train, and then another train - the joys of living in the countryside! - So what did I miss?..... That's right, nothing, as we are still waiting for the Galaxy Unpacked event to start.

The excitement is building as Samsung's tweet to register for the Galaxy Unpacked event hits 150,000 views and over 5K likes.

We are officially under 25 minutes until we get to see the new Samsung Galaxy S22 family of smartphones and new Galaxy Tab S8  - anyone else extremely excited? 

10 minutes!! 

We are LIVE! here at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, bringing you the most up-to-date information as and when it is announced, we expect to hear information about the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra - AND the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8!

TM Roh is now welcoming those to the Galaxy Unpacked event

a spokesman from UNDP is now addressing the audience on how to maintain sustainable development goals  from around the world and how Samsung is partnering with UNDP.

As TM talking about the global future of Samsung the embargo as lifted and here is the official scoop on the Samsung  Galaxy S22 Ultra

It is confirmed that the S22 series with be released in 4 different colorways and features revolutionary photo and video capabilities. 

As for the camera, the S22 and S22 Plus feature the same camera array – a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide and a 10MP telephoto camera with a three times zoom. This is a welcome upgrade over last years digital zooming Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus

Smarter than your average phone, the S22 Ultra takes advantage of the phone’s neural processing unit (NPU) to take quicker images and videos. It also supports up to 16-bit RAW files.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will feature a 6.8" display!

With its 6.8-inch screen, the S22 Ultra is the largest of the three S22 phones, and that size really helps make the screen look and feel wonderfully immersive, especially matched with Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED 2X technology. 

The Galaxy S22 Ultra brings back much of what we loved about the Galaxy S21 Ultra. There’s a 108MP main camera at the helm, loaded up with an f/1.8 aperture, Dual Pixel AF and an 85-degree field of view. Next up, a 12MP ultra-wide camera that features an f/2.2 aperture and a 120-degree field of view. As for the telephoto setup, there’s a 10MP telephoto camera with an equivalent three times zoom (f/2.4) and another 10MP telephoto camera, this time with a ten times zoom (f/4.9). Even the front camera is spec'd out, with its 40MP resolution, f/2.2 aperture and 4K video capture.

The phone also works with video apps like Snapchat to bring some of Samsung’s native features like Super Resolution directly into third-party apps. Group video shot on the Galaxy S22 Ultra even benefits from a smart feature that reframes footage of groups, so the shot can get up to five people perfectly in the frame. It also brings a subject-tracking tool to the series, similar to the iPad’s Centre Stage. 

There is now a new nightogaphy mode to help photographer and users alike to get better images and video that are crisp, clear and most importantly gets rid of blur and grain thanks to its handy AI technology which produces crystal clear images even in “blue hour”

Samsung have partnered with YouTube and this partnership allows S22 owners take advantage of free  YouTube premium content and YouTube Music.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 family

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Galaxy Tab S8 is now equipped with 4K cameras for video recoding on the front and rear cameras and utilizes Samsung Dex when attached to the keyboard - making this a powerful video editing tool  

Color options are limited, with the Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus available in Graphite, Pink Gold and Silver, while the Tab S8 Ultra is exclusively available in Graphite. Most interesting is the fact the new tab has a notch, which houses two front cameras.

Not all the new tablets get Samsung AMOLED panels, with the vanilla Tab S8 getting an LTPS (Samsung’s version of IPS) display. That said, all three screens have 120Hz refresh rates and roughly WQXGA resolution. That means they’re all sharper than 240 pixels per inch, which is great going for a tablet. 

With all three tablets sporting the same chipset – the 4nm Exynos 2200 for global markets and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the US and China, they should offer impressive speed, graphics and hopefully, stability. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

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That wraps up the Samsung Unpacked event for the S22 family of smartphones and the Galaxy Tab S8 series:

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