After the Galaxy S22, we hope to see these Samsung devices next

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 range.

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We’re not even halfway through 2022, but it’s already been a busy year for Samsung. The company began by introducing the Galaxy S21 FE in January just before Galaxy S22 series launched in February. He also published three new tablets and a range of Galaxy Book Laptops before the end of February.

While the Galaxy S line is one of Samsung’s most popular devices, Samsung is releasing Galaxy devices in many categories and will likely feature more product reveals throughout the year. We can’t say for sure which ones, but several major product lines were left out of Samsung’s January and February announcements.

Here’s a look at some of the other Samsung products I hope to see in 2022. Samsung usually has an Unpacked event every August, so it’s possible that at least some of these gadgets will arrive then.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5

The Galaxy Watch 4, which debuted in August, marked a milestone for Samsung’s smartwatches. It’s the first model to ship with the new version of Google’s Wear OS software which was created in partnership with Samsung. Some of the benefits of this partnership are already evident in the Galaxy Watch 4, particularly its compatibility with the wide selection of apps available in the Google Play store.

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The Galaxy Watch 4.

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But we were hoping to see more Google-inspired features, as my colleague Scott Stein wrote in his Galaxy Watch 4 review. The Galaxy Watch 4 didn’t even come with the Google Assistant at launch, although that will change in the coming months. Hopefully the next model will retain the features we already love – like its wide variety of health tracking features and great display – while infusing more of the Google experience into the software. It would also be great to see longer battery life, given that the Galaxy Watch 4 only lasted between one and two days during CNET’s testing.

There haven’t been any Galaxy Watch 5 leaks or rumors yet, but there’s a chance we could hear more as August approaches.

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The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2.

New Samsung Galaxy headphones

Samsung has released new headphones in August for the past two years, so there’s a chance it could do the same in 2022. The question, though, is whether the company can release a new version of the top of the line. range. Galaxy Buds ProThe standard Galaxy buds 2 or bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live.

Regardless of the model, a new pair of headphones could be in the works, according to Galaxy Club. The Netherlands-based blog speculated in December that a recent battery entry on the Korean product safety certification website may belong to the charging case of a new pair of Samsung headphones.

We won’t know for sure until Samsung makes an announcement. But if Samsung releases a new version of the Galaxy Buds Pro, we’d like to see a design with a tighter fit for better noise cancellation.

Products like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch are becoming an increasingly important part of the smartphone experience, which makes me think Samsung will continue to release new headphones on a regular basis. The appeal of a device isn’t just about the phone itself, but also how well it works with other products we often use with our phones, like headphones, fitness trackers, and smartwatches.

It’s a strategy that has worked well for Apple, which has become a major player in the wearables market thanks to the apple watch and AirPods. I’m sure Samsung will continue to compete in this regard.

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The Galaxy Z Flip 3.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 3 is the most convenient foldable phone currently available. But it has significant trade-offs compared to Samsung’s non-foldable Galaxy phones, especially when it comes to camera and battery life.

If Samsung sticks with its current model, we could see another Z Flip 4 in August that will hopefully fill in those gaps. There aren’t many rumors about the Z Flip 4 yet, apart from a report from a Korean media outlet The elect indicating that Samsung’s next flip phone will have a slightly larger cover screen.

Such a change would make it even easier to view notifications without opening the device, which was one of the biggest flaws of the original Z Flip. Samsung fixed this on the Z Flip 3 by making the cover screen four times larger. But making the display even slightly larger could go a long way to making the Z Flip’s front display even more useful for reading notifications. I also hope Samsung continues to add new software features that take advantage of the Flip’s foldable screen, like Flexible mode.

A Samsung patent covered by the tech blog Let’s go digital showing a device that looks like the Z Flip, but with a rotating camera located inside the hinge, has also sparked some speculation. But a move like this seems a long way off, especially since Samsung’s design changes to the Z Flip have been mostly incremental so far.

Samsung launched the original Galaxy Z Flip in February 2020, while the 5G version came a few months later in August. This too announced the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August 2021. Samsung’s timeline has varied, but the fact that it’s already released three versions of this phone in two years makes me believe it could be a regular part of Samsung’s annual upgrade cycle.

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The Galaxy Z Fold 3.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

While the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is designed for people who want to make their phone more compact, the Galaxy Z Fold takes the opposite approach. Open it up and you’ll find a 7.6-inch tablet-sized screen inside. the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the third iteration of Samsung’s full-size foldable phone, and it’s by far the most refined.

But it still feels awkward to use as a regular phone when closed, which is still its biggest drawback. Samsung has already tried to solve this problem by making the Z Fold 3 thinner and lighter than the Z Fold 2, and I hope it will continue in this direction.

As with the other products on this list, we haven’t heard many rumors about the Galaxy Z Fold 4 yet. But based on the improvements between the second and third generations of the Z Fold, I would expect to see a new processor, some design improvements, and hopefully better battery life on the next version. It would also be great to see software improvements that make better use of that large internal display.

This phone would also hopefully benefit from Android 12Lwhich is specially designed for foldable phones, tablets and dual-screen devices.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 in August 2021 and 2020, respectively, while the first Galaxy Z Fold was released in September 2019. This makes it seem like the Z Fold has also become a regular fixture in Samsung’s annual product lineup, so there’s a luck that we can see a new device closer to the fall.

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The 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. Galaxy S20 FE launched in 2020 as a cheaper version of the Galaxy S20but the Galaxy S21 FE didn’t arrive until early 2022, just before the Galaxy S22’s debut.

So it’s unclear when Samsung might release the Galaxy S22 FE, if at all. Samsung is essentially positioning the Galaxy S21 FE as its previous-gen option aimed at those who typically buy last year’s device to save money, which makes me think it will continue that strategy as it continues the FE line. .

If the Galaxy S22 FE looks like the S21 FE, it will likely have a bigger screen than the regular S22 but smaller than the S22 Plus. It may also have a larger battery than the standard Galaxy S22, as the S21 FE’s battery is larger than the regular S21.

If so, I think the Galaxy S22 FE has the potential to be the best choice in Samsung’s lineup for those who need an affordable Android phone. Although I generally liked the regular S22, it was slightly too small for my liking and the battery life was lacking. Samsung has the opportunity to address both of these points in a future FE model.

Samsung is perhaps best known for its Galaxy smartphones when it comes to mobile devices. But products like the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds prove that the company is also more focused on smartphone-adjacent devices. As for what’s next after smartwatches and headphones, that’s a question only Samsung can answer. But I still hope to see a pair of smart glasses one day.

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