We’re not even halfway through 2022, but it’s already been a busy year for Samsung. The company began by introducing thein January just before the in February. also launched and a lineup of before the end of February.
While the Galaxy S line is one of Samsung’s most popular devices, Samsung launches Galaxy devices in many categories and will likely have other product reveals throughout the year. We can’t say for sure which ones, but there were several major product lines left out of Samsung’s January and February announcements.
Here’s a look at the other Samsung products I’m hoping to see in 2022. Samsung usually holds an Unpacked event every August, so it’s possible that at least some of these devices will arrive then.
Samsung Galaxy 5 Watch
The Galaxy Watch 4, which debuted in August, marked a major milestone for Samsung smartwatches. It’s the first model to ship with the new version of Google’s Wear OS software that was created in partnership with Samsung. Some of the benefits of that partnership are already evident on the Galaxy Watch 4, particularly its compatibility with the wide selection of apps available on the Google Play store.
But we were hoping to see more Google-inspired features, as my colleague Scott Stein wrote in his. The Galaxy Watch 4 didn’t even come with Google Assistant at launch, though that will change in the coming months. Hopefully, the next model will keep the features we already love, like its wide variety of health tracking features and great visuals, while infusing more of the Google experience into the software. It would also be great to see longer battery life, considering the Galaxy Watch 4 only lasted between one and two days during CNET’s tests.
There have been no leaks or rumors about the Galaxy Watch 5 yet, but there’s a chance we may hear more as August approaches.
New Samsung Galaxy Earbuds
Samsung has released new headphones in August for the past two years, so there’s a chance it could do the same in 2022. However, the question is whether the company can release a new version of the high-end?the standard or bean-shaped .
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 Korea’s product safety certification website could pertain to the charging case for 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 love 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 that Samsung will continue to release new earbuds on a regular basis. The appeal of a device isn’t just about the phone itself, but how well it works with other products we often use alongside our phones, like headphones, fitness trackers, and smart watches.
It’s a strategy that has worked well for Apple, which has become a major player in the wearables market thanks to theand . I’m sure Samsung will continue to compete in that regard.
Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 4
Samsungit’s the most practical flip phone available right now. But it does come with some major compromises compared to Samsung’s non-foldable Galaxy phones, particularly when it comes to camera and battery life.
If Samsung sticks to its current pattern, we could see another Z Flip 4 in August that will hopefully fix those shortcomings. There aren’t many rumors about the Z Flip 4 just yet, apart from a report from Korean news outlet The Elec that Samsung’s next foldable phone will have a slightly larger screen.
Such a change would make it even easier to see notifications without opening the device, which was one of the biggest flaws of the original Z Flip. Samsung fixed that on the Z Flip 3 by making the cover screen four times larger. But making the screen a bit bigger could go a long way in making the Z Flip’s front display even more useful for reading notifications. I also hope that Samsung will continue to add new software features that take advantage of the Flip’s flexible screen, such as Flex mode.
A Samsung patent covered by tech blog Lets Go Digital showing a device that looks like the Z Flip, but with a rotating camera housed inside the hinge, has also sparked some speculation. But a move like this seems a long way off, especially as Samsung’s design changes to the Z Flip have been mostly incremental so far.
Samsung launched the original Galaxy Z Flip in February 2020, whileit arrived only a few months later, in August. As well in August 2021. Samsung’s timing has varied, but the fact that it has already released three versions of this phone in two years makes me believe that it could be a regular part of Samsung’s annual update cycle.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
While the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is designed for people who want their phone to be 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. theit’s the third iteration of Samsung’s large-format foldable phone, and it’s by far the most polished.
But it still feels awkward to use like a regular phone when closed, which remains its biggest drawback. Samsung has already tried to fix this by making the Z Fold 3 thinner and lighter than the Z Fold 2, and I expect it to 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 generation Z Fold, I expect to see a new processor, some design improvements and hopefully better battery life in the next version. It would also be great to see software improvements that make better use of that big internal screen.
Hopefully this phone will also take advantage ofwhich is specially designed for flip phones, tablets and dual screen devices.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 3 andin August 2021 and 2020, respectively, while the first Galaxy Z Fold launched in September 2019. That makes it seem like the Z Fold has also become a regular part of Samsung’s annual product lineup, so that there is a possibility that we may see a new device. closer to the drop.
Samsung Galaxy S22 FE
Samsung’s “Fan Edition” smartphones are a more affordable alternative to its Galaxy S series devices.released in 2020 as a cheaper version of the but the Galaxy S21 FE didn’t arrive until early 2022, just before the Galaxy S22 debuted.
That makes it hard to tell when, if ever, Samsung might release the Galaxy S22 FE. Basically, Samsung is positioning the Galaxy S21 FE as its previous generation option aimed at those who normally buy last year’s device to save some money, which makes me think that it will maintain this strategy by continuing with the FE line.
If the Galaxy S22 FE is anything like the S21 FE, it likely has a larger 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’s.
If that were the case, I think the Galaxy S22 FE has the potential to be the best option in Samsung’s lineup for those in need of an affordable Android phone. While I loved the regular S22 overall, it was a bit too small for my liking and battery life was lacking. Samsung has the opportunity to address both points in a future FE model.
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 show that the company has also focused more on smartphone-adjacent devices. As for what comes after smartwatches and headphones, that’s a question only Samsung can answer. But I’m still waiting to seeOne day.