The Most Thrilling Samsung Devices We Need in 2022 and Past


With the launch of the Galaxy S22 lineup, new Galaxy A collection telephones and tablets, it has been a busy 12 months for Samsung. However the firm is not finished but. It is holding one other Unpacked occasion on Aug. 10, the place it is rumored to launch new foldable telephones and extra. 

I am hoping Samsung does not cease there. With such a broad lineup, there’s loads of alternative for Samsung to replace and enhance lesser-known merchandise — like its “Fan Version” Galaxy telephones. I am additionally hoping to get a sign of the place Samsung plans to take its foldables subsequent past the Z Flip and Z Fold. 

Here is a take a look at the opposite Samsung merchandise I am hoping to see in 2022 and past.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5

The Galaxy Watch 4, which debuted final August, marked an necessary milestone for Samsung’s smartwatches. It is the primary mannequin to ship with the brand new model of Google’s Put on OS software program that was created in partnership with Samsung. A few of the advantages of that partnership are already evident within the Galaxy Watch 4, significantly its compatibility with the huge choice of apps accessible within the Google Play retailer. 

The Galaxy Watch 4.


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However we have been hoping to see extra Google-inspired options, as my colleague Scott Stein wrote in his Galaxy Watch 4 evaluation. For instance, the Galaxy Watch 4 did not even include Google Assistant at launch, though that is modified. Hopefully the following mannequin will keep the options we already love — like its huge number of well being monitoring options and glorious show — whereas additionally infusing extra of the Google expertise within the software program. It could even be nice to see longer battery life, contemplating the Galaxy Watch 4 solely lasted between one and two days throughout CNET’s testing. 

As for what we’re anticipating to see within the Galaxy Watch 5, the addition of a temperature sensor is anticipated to be the largest addition, in accordance with Korean tech web site ETNews. Stories from the weblog Sam Cell additionally point out an even bigger battery could possibly be in retailer, in addition to a brand new “Professional” mannequin that will substitute the present Galaxy Watch 4 Traditional.

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 in the case

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2.

New Samsung Galaxy Buds

Samsung has launched new earbuds in August for the previous two years, so there’s an opportunity it might do the identical in 2022. The query, nonetheless, is whether or not the corporate could launch a brand new model of the high-end Galaxy Buds Professional, the usual Galaxy Buds 2 or the bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Dwell

Whatever the mannequin, a brand new pair of earbuds could possibly be within the works, in accordance with Galaxy Membership. The Netherlands-based weblog speculated in December {that a} latest battery entry on Korea’s product security certification web site might belong to the charging case for a brand new pair of Samsung earbuds. 

We cannot know for positive till Samsung makes an announcement. But when Samsung does launch a brand new model of the Galaxy Buds Professional, we might like to see a design with a tighter match for higher noise cancellation. 

Merchandise like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch have gotten an more and more necessary a part of the smartphone expertise, which makes me assume Samsung will proceed to launch new earbuds frequently. A tool’s enchantment is not simply in regards to the telephone itself, however how properly it really works with different merchandise we frequently use at the side of our telephones — like headphones, health trackers and smartwatches. 

It is a technique that is labored properly for Apple, which has turn into a prime participant within the wearables market because of the Apple Watch and AirPods. I am positive Samsung will proceed to compete in that regard.

Galaxy Z Flip 3

The Galaxy Z Flip 3.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 is essentially the most sensible foldable telephone accessible proper now. But it surely comes with some necessary compromises when in comparison with Samsung’s nonfolding Galaxy telephones, significantly across the digital camera and battery life.

If Samsung retains with its present sample, we might see one other Z Flip 4 in August that may hopefully deal with these shortcomings. Rumors from well-known Twitter leaker Ice Universe suggests Samsung’s subsequent flip telephone may have a narrower hinge and Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, whereas a report from Korean information outlet The Elec says it might have a barely bigger cowl display. 

Such a change would make it even simpler to see notifications with out opening the gadget, which was one of many unique Z Flip’s greatest flaws. Samsung fastened that on the Z Flip 3 by making the quilt display 4 occasions larger. However making the show even barely bigger might go a good distance in making the Z Flip’s entrance show much more helpful for studying notifications. I am additionally hoping Samsung will proceed so as to add new software program options that benefit from the Flip’s bendable display, like Flex Mode

A Samsung patent lined by the tech weblog Lets Go Digital displaying a tool that appears just like the Z Flip, however with a rotating digital camera positioned contained in the hinge, has additionally induced some hypothesis. However a transfer like this appears far off, particularly since Samsung’s design adjustments on the Z Flip have largely been incremental thus far. 

Samsung launched the unique Galaxy Z Flip in February 2020, whereas the 5G model got here only a few months later in August. It additionally introduced the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August 2021. Samsung’s timing has assorted, however the truth that it is already launched three variations of this telephone in two years makes me imagine it could possibly be an everyday a part of Samsung’s annual improve cycle.

Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Galaxy Z Fold 3.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Whereas the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is designed for individuals who wish to make their telephone extra compact, the Galaxy Z Fold takes the other strategy. Open it up, and you will find a 7.6-inch tablet-size show on the within. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the third iteration of Samsung’s large-format foldable telephone, and it is by far essentially the most polished. 

But it surely nonetheless feels awkward to make use of as an everyday telephone when closed, which stays its greatest disadvantage. Samsung already tried to deal with this by making the Z Fold 3 thinner and lighter than the Z Fold 2, and I am hoping it continues on this course.

Based mostly on the enhancements between the second and third generations of the Z Fold, I would anticipate to see a brand new processor, some design refinements and hopefully higher battery life on the following model. It could even be nice to see software program enhancements that make higher use of that enormous inside display. 

Rumors counsel at the least a few of these want record objects may be within the playing cards for Samsung’s subsequent large-screened foldable. Leaker Ice Universe claims to have revealed a listing of specs for the Z Fold 4 on Twitter. In response to the leaked specs, the Z Fold 4 might have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, the identical display dimension because the Z Fold 3 inside and outdoors, a triple digital camera system with a 50-megapixel most important lens just like the Galaxy S22 and the identical 4,400-mAh battery. 

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 in August 2021 and 2020, respectively, whereas the primary Galaxy Z Fold was launched in September 2019. With that in thoughts, it appears probably that we’ll see the following Z Fold at Samsung’s Aug. 10 Unpacked occasion. 

A person holding the Flex S concept with screen unfolded and folded

Samsung’s Flex S idea


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A brand new kind of Samsung foldable

Foldable telephones just like the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip are nonetheless comparatively new to most individuals. However Samsung is already fascinated about what may come subsequent, as the corporate proved at CES 2022 when it showcased a number of new foldable ideas. If latest leaks maintain true, a type of devices might turn into greater than an idea quickly sufficient.

In what appears to be a since-deleted tweet, Ice Universe beforehand mentioned Samsung was planning to launch a “mysterious” third foldable gadget this 12 months. However Ross Younger, analyst and CEO of Provide Chain Consultants, replied that it might have been pushed again to 2023. 

Of the ideas Samsung demonstrated not too long ago, I am most excited in regards to the Flex S. This idea folds like an accordion and has two hinges, leading to what appears to be like like three show panels joined collectively. It may be used as an everyday telephone when fully folded, however unravels to turn into a tablet-sized show that appears bigger than the Galaxy Z Fold 3. 

On the subject of foldables, I usually choose units that supply extra display house — just like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 — over flip-phone-style units. Common telephones are already compact sufficient, so I see extra worth in having a telephone that may present extra display house for studying and watching movies after I want it. The Flex S idea from CES 2022 looks like an evolution of the Galaxy Z Fold in that regard.

Solely Samsung is aware of what’s subsequent in its pipeline. However contemplating opponents like TCL are additionally publicly experimenting with new foldable designs, it would not be stunning to see one other concept from Samsung within the close to future. Apart from remaining aggressive, market analysis signifies that gross sales of foldables are beginning to speed up, giving Samsung extra incentive to stay a forerunner on this house. 

The rear of the Galaxy S21 FE

The Galaxy S21 FE.


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Samsung Galaxy S22 FE

Samsung’s “Fan Version” smartphones are a extra reasonably priced various to its Galaxy S collection units. The Galaxy S20 FE launched in 2020 as a less expensive model of the Galaxy S20, however the Galaxy S21 FE did not arrive till early 2022 — simply forward of the Galaxy S22’s debut.

That makes it tough to know when Samsung might launch the Galaxy S22 FE, if it does so in any respect. A rumor from the weblog Sam Cell signifies Samsung could have scrapped the Galaxy S22 FE. Doing so could be a sensible transfer for Samsung, largely as a result of the Galaxy S21 FE felt misplaced within the firm’s lineup between the Galaxy S22 and budget-friendly Galaxy A collection. 

That mentioned, I do assume there’s a chance for Samsung to launch a telephone that is a step up from the $450 Galaxy A53 however is not fairly as costly as its subsequent flagship Galaxy S telephone. A Galaxy S22 FE priced at $600 with a barely bigger display and longer battery life than the Galaxy S22 could possibly be a extremely compelling possibility. The issue with the $700 Galaxy S21 FE, for my part, was that the worth hole between the FE and S22 could not have been large enough to make it stand out. 

Samsung could also be finest recognized for its Galaxy smartphones on the subject of cellular units. However merchandise just like the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Buds show the corporate has been placing extra of a deal with smartphone-adjacent units, too. As for what’s subsequent after smartwatches and earbuds, that is a query solely Samsung can reply. However I am nonetheless hoping to see a pair of good glasses at some point.