If all goes as planned at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked today, we’re going to see three new phones and three new tablets from Samsung. Although given the large number of leaks surrounding the Galaxy S22 smartphone and Galaxy Tab S8 tablets, you can be forgiven if you feel like you’ve seen these devices before.
Samsung is hosting another Galaxy Unpacked event this morning, starting at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT. And like all Samsung product events over the past year and a half, this one is a virtual affair.
You don’t have to wait for Samsung executives to take the stage to be confident enough that the Galaxy S22 is going to be a big talking point. Samsung always introduces a new line of flagship phones around this time of year, and the number of S22 rumors circulating suggest a new phone is on the way. Samsung has confirmed this, promising a device that looks more like the Galaxy Note in an announcement teasing today’s Unpacked event.
But Unpacked won’t just be about phones. New tablets could also be in the mix, given the amount of Galaxy Tab S8 rumors floating around.
Our Galaxy Unpacked 2022 hub sums up everything we’re expecting to hear today, but here’s a quick recap of the products likely to appear at the Samsung event.
What to expect at Samsung Unpacked
Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus: Samsung has plans to roll out three new phones that should resemble the Galaxy S21 models they replace. The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are expected to see camera improvements and a new 4nm processor, although the screen and battery size may be smaller than what the S21 offers.
Galaxy S22 Ultra: The highlight of the lineup is expected to be the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which is the phone that is expected to adopt many features from the Galaxy Note, including an integrated S Pen. We also expect a very bright screen, a new Super Clear camera lens and faster 45W charging.
Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8 Plus: The Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus are both designed to include an S Pen, but the Tab S8 would offer an 11-inch LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Tab S8 Plus would up that to an OLED 12.4 inches. Both would be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.
Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra should be the most interesting device of the bunch. It’s expected to be a 14.6-inch OLED display, and that should give Samsung a tough competitor for Apple’s iPad Pro. There is a notch on the front which would house two front cameras. And there’s a rumored optional keyboard that could make it a viable laptop replacement.
How to watch the Samsung Unpacked event
Samsung offers several ways to watch the Galaxy Unpacked live stream, including through its Youtube channel. We’ll post the stream below once it goes live later today.