The truth about Samsung’s note cancellation: the Galaxy S22 Ultra was canceled instead

The truth about Samsung's note cancellation: the Galaxy S22 Ultra was canceled instead

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  • However, it turns out that this is not the case. Wait! What?! Samsung’s Unpacked presentation for the Galaxy S22 series, according to Jon Prosser, will take place on February 8, 2022. Pre-orders for the S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra will begin on February 18 and will be available for purchase on February 18.

  • Was there a chance it’d be cancelled? Was it going to be pushed back? Finally, it appears that we have a solution. All indications, or rather leaks, point to the end of Samsung’s Note line. Done. Make a mental note to return.

However, it’s the Galaxy S22 Ultra that we’re interested in the most! Why? Well, because the S22 Ultra is now Samsung’s Note flagship! As you can see by the very real-looking photos posted by Jon Prosser, Samsung’s top “S” flagship will now have:

A built-in S Pen

A boxy design

This is literally what used to make the Note a Note. So, yes – it’s really the Galaxy S22 Ultra that’s been canceled, and not the Note! Despite carrying the “S” series branding, this phone was clearly meant to be the unreleased Galaxy Note 21 Ultra.

Of course, since the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be released in Q1 of 2022, this will give it the expected processor bump to a Snapdragon 898 and Exynos 2200, which is a great thing. It’s safe to assume that if the S22 Ultra was released as the Note 21 Ultra in August 2021, we would have gotten the overclocked Snapdragon 888+, which is practically the same as the regular Snapdragon 888, which itself is superior to the Exynos 2100 (unfortunately) offered in most markets.

But apart from that logical chip upgrade, there’s absolutely nothing that can convince me the S22 Ultra isn’t the canceled Galaxy Note 21 Ultra. In fact, even the camera system on the S22 Ultra is an incremental upgrade over the S21 Ultra, which is exactly what Samsung would have done if it kept the Note around.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to come with new sensors for the 3x and 10x zoom cameras, but not real upgrades for the main and ultra-wide shooters: 108MP main camera

12MP ultra-wide 10MP 3X telephoto (new Sony sensor)

10MP 10X telephoto (new Sony sensor) Fine! With that out of the way… why is Samsung doing this?! Why is the South Korean company killing one of the unique smartphone lines for the sake of merging it with the “more basic” S-series? There are about three valid arguments to look at. Let’s do it…

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