The most exciting Samsung gadgets we want in 2022 and beyond

With the release of Galaxy S22 lineup, new Galaxy A series mobile phones When tablet, has been a busy year for Samsung. But the company isn’t done yet.have another Unpacking Event on August 10this rumored to release a new foldable phone and more.

I hope Samsung doesn’t stop there. With such a broad lineup, Samsung has plenty of opportunities to update and improve lesser-known products like the ‘Fan Edition’ Galaxy phones. We’re also curious to see where Samsung plans to take foldable devices beyond his Z Flip and Z Fold.

Let’s take a look at the other Samsung products I’m anticipating for 2022 and beyond.

samsung galaxy watch 5

of galaxy watch 4debuted last August, marking an important milestone for Samsung’s smartwatches. This is the first model with a new version of Google’s Wear OS software created in partnership with Samsung. Some of the benefits of that partnership are already evident with the Galaxy Watch 4. Especially compatibility with the wide range of apps available in the Google Play Store.

Galaxy Watch 4.

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But my colleague Scott Stein said his Galaxy Watch 4 reviewFor example, the Galaxy Watch 4 didn’t even come with the Google Assistant at launch, albeit modified. Hopefully the next model will bring more of the Google experience into the software while retaining the features we already love, such as various health-tracking features and a great display. The longer battery life is also nice, considering it only lasted a day or two during our testing.

As for what to expect from the Galaxy Watch 5, the addition of a temperature sensor is expected to be the biggest addition, according to the South Korean tech site. ET NewsA report from the blog Sam Mobile also states: bigger battery Not only in stores, New “pro” model This will replace the current Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 in a case

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2.

New Samsung Galaxy Buds

Samsung has been releasing new earbuds in August for the past two years, so 2022 could do the same. The question, however, is whether the company will launch a high-end new version. Galaxy Buds Prostandard galaxy bud 2 or bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live.

A new pair of earbuds may be in the works, regardless of model. galaxy clubThe Dutch-based blog announced in December that Recent Battery Entries of the Korean Product Safety Certification website may belong to the charging case of the new Samsung earphones.

We won’t know for sure until Samsung announces it.

Products like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch are becoming an integral part of the smartphone experience, and I expect Samsung to continue to release new earbuds on a regular basis. The appeal of the device is not just the phone itself, but how it works with the other products we often use in conjunction with the phone, such as headphones, fitness trackers and smartwatches.

It’s a strategy that has worked for Apple, which has become a top player in the wearables market. apple watch When AirPodsI’m sure Samsung will continue to compete in that regard.

Galaxy Z Flip 3

Galaxy Z Flip 3.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 The most practical foldable phone available today. But compared to Samsung’s non-foldable Galaxy phones, there are some key compromises, especially when it comes to cameras and battery life.

If Samsung continues its current pattern, we can expect another Z Flip 4 in August to address these shortcomings. teeth narrower hinge When Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Processor, report from South Korean news agency Elec Says the cover screen can be made a little bigger.

Changes like this make it even easier to see notifications without opening the device, which was one of the biggest drawbacks of the original Z Flip. Samsung fixed that on the Z Flip 3 by making the cover screen four times bigger, but making the display even bigger makes the Z Flip’s front his display even more convenient for reading notifications. can do. Also, expect Samsung to continue adding new software features that take advantage of the Flip’s bendable screen. Flex mode.

a Samsung patent Covered by tech blog let’s go digital Showing a device that looks like a Z-flip but has a rotating camera inside the hinge also sparked some speculation. But such a move seems far away, especially since Samsung’s redesign of his Z Flip has been mostly gradual so far.

Samsung launched the original Galaxy Z Flip in February 2020, 5G version We came just a few months later in August.Also Galaxy Z Flip 3 announced August 2021. Samsung’s timing varies, but the fact that he’s already launched three versions of this phone in two years makes it likely that it will become a regular part of Samsung’s annual upgrade cycle.

Galaxy Z Fold 3

Galaxy Z Fold 3.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

While the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is designed for those who want a more compact phone, the Galaxy Z Fold takes the opposite approach.of Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the third version of Samsung’s large foldable phone and the most sophisticated one.

However, using it as a regular phone in the closed position is still awkward, which is its biggest drawback. increase. I hope this direction continues.

Based on the improvements between the Z Fold’s 2nd and 3rd generations, we can expect a new processor, some design improvements, and hopefully better battery life in the next version. It’s also nice to see software improvements that make better use of that large internal screen.

Rumor has it that at least some of these wishlist items could be in the cards for Samsung’s upcoming big-screen foldable device. Leaker Ice Universe claims to have released the following list: Z Fold 4 specs on TwitterAccording to leaked specs, the Z Fold 4 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, the same screen size as the Z Fold 3, a triple camera system with a 50-megapixel main lens like the Galaxy S22, and the same 4,400 mAh. battery.

Samsung launches Galaxy Z Fold 3 Galaxy Z Fold 2 The first Galaxy Z Fold was released in September 2019, but will be released in August 2021 and 2020 respectively.

Person with Flex S concept with screen open and folded

Samsung’s Flex S concept

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Samsung’s new type of foldable

Foldable phones like the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip are still relatively new to most people. But Samsung is already thinking about what comes next. CES 2022 when you show off some New foldable concept. Recently the leak is realone of these gadgets could soon become more than a concept.

In a seemingly deleted tweet, ice universe Samsung has previously said it plans to launch a “mysterious” third foldable device this year. But Ross Young, analyst and CEO of Supply Chain Consultants, said: replied It may have been postponed to 2023.

Among Samsung’s recent concept announcements, the one I’m most excited about is the Flex S. The concept folds like an accordion and has two hinges that make it look like three display panels joined together. When fully folded, it can be used as a normal smartphone, but when unfolded, it has a tablet-sized display that looks bigger than the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

When it comes to foldable devices, I generally prefer devices that offer more screen space, like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, to flip-phone style devices. Regular phones are already compact enough, so having a phone that can give you more screen space to read or watch videos when you need it is more valuable. The 2022 Flex S concept looks like an evolution of the Galaxy Z Fold.

Only Samsung knows the next stage of the pipeline.However, considering the rival like TCL It’s also openly experimenting with new foldable designs, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see another idea from Samsung in the near future. Apart from staying competitive, market research shows that sale foldable is starting to accelerate, giving Samsung more incentive to stay ahead of the curve in this space.

The back of the Galaxy S21 FE

Galaxy S21 FE.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 FE

Samsung’s “Fan Edition” smartphones are a more affordable alternative to the Galaxy S series devices.of Galaxy S20 FE Released in 2020 as a low-priced version of Galaxy S20but the Galaxy S21 FE wouldn’t arrive until early 2022, just before the Galaxy S22’s debut.

As such, it’s difficult to know when Samsung will be able to release the Galaxy S22 FE.rumors from blog sam mobile indicates that Samsung may have scrapped the Galaxy S22 so It would be a smart move for Samsung Mostly because the Galaxy S21 FE felt lost in the company’s lineup between the Galaxy S22 and the budget-friendly Galaxy A series.

That said, I do see an opportunity for Samsung to release a smartphone that is a step up from its predecessor. $450 Galaxy A53 But it’s not as expensive as the next flagship Galaxy S phone, and with a slightly larger screen and longer battery life than the Galaxy S22, the $600 Galaxy S22 FE could be a really compelling option. The problem with the $700 Galaxy S21 FE, in my opinion, is that the price difference between the FE and S22 may not have been large enough to make it stand out.

Samsung may be best known for its Galaxy smartphones when it comes to mobile devices. But products like the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds prove the company’s focus is also on smartphone-adjacent devices.As for what comes next after smartwatches and earbuds, only Samsung has the answer. This is a question that can be asked.but i still want to see smart glasses One day. The most exciting Samsung gadgets we want in 2022 and beyond

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