Samsung’s August 2021 Unpacked event excited us with two new foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, alongside the company’s latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 4, and the Galaxy Buds 2. But we’re yet to hear when Samsung will take the wraps off the rumored Galaxy S22. This year’s Galaxy S21 lineup was unveiled in January, which means we could see Samsung’s new flagship early next year.
Even though Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event is planned for Oct. 20, we may still have to wait a few months for the Galaxy S22, the company’s latest flagship. However, because there is still some time until the phone is scheduled to be released, the rumour mill continues to spin.
Samsung typically launched its S-series phones in March, but it bucked that trend in 2021 by launching the S21 line in January. The company typically follows a 12-month cycle of updating its handsets so we currently expect the S22 to be announced in January 2022, possibly at or around the CES tech show in Las Vegas.
While the Samsung Galaxy S22 series is still some way out, with a January 2022 launch date highly likely, the leaks and rumors have been coming in thick and fast for all three devices in the line.
However, it’s also possible that Samsung might want to give the S21 line a bit more breathing room and could return to a March launch schedule. With COVID-19 restrictions hopefully being a bit easier by then, Samsung could intend to do an in-person launch event, which it often does simultaneously in cities across the globe.
These are to be the successors to 2021’s Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra, but have also got the big boots of the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 to fill, with 2021’s late-year flagship actually canceled, much to the chagrin of Samsung fans.