Four Takeaways From Samsung's Galaxy S22 Event for Apple Users

Samsung today announced its new lineup of Galaxy S22 smartphones, Galaxy Tab S8 tablets, and more. We've put together a list of key takeaways for Apple users looking for a high-level overview of the competition's latest offerings.

Samsung Galaxy S22 2022 Products

  • The Galaxy S22 and S22+ have virtually the same design as the previous S21 models. The 6.1-inch and 6.6-inch devices offer iterative updates, including improved cameras, a faster processor, and a new True Tone-like feature called Vision Booster that automatically adjusts the display's brightness and contrast based on ambient lighting. The S22+ also features Wi-Fi 6E and wired charging at up to 45W speeds, whereas the iPhone 13 Pro Max is capable of wired charging at up to 27W. Pricing starts at $799.99 for the S22 and at $999.99 for the S22+ in the United States.
  • While it appears that Samsung has discontinued its Galaxy Note line of smartphones, the high-end Galaxy S22 Ultra follows in the footsteps of the Note with a built-in S Pen. In line with iPhone 13 Pro models, the S22 Ultra is also available with up to 1TB of storage. The device's 6.8-inch display has a variable refresh rate between 1Hz and 120Hz, whereas the iPhone 13 Pro goes as low as 10Hz.
  • The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra outsizes the iPad Pro with a 14.6-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and, as was rumored, the display includes a notch. With dual 12-megapixel front cameras, the tablet features 4K video recording, and other features include Wi-Fi 6E, wired charging at up to 45W speeds, and an S Pen included in the box. Pricing starts at $1,099.99 in the United States.
  • Samsung is now promising four years of Android updates for select Galaxy devices, up from three years. Eligible devices include all Galaxy S21 and S22 models, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3, all Galaxy Tab S8 models, Galaxy Watch4 models, and future devices in each of these product lines. Samsung said these devices will also receive five years of security updates. By comparison, Apple typically offers iOS updates for devices for at least five years, with iOS 15 still supporting the iPhone 6s that was released nearly six and a half years ago.

All of the new Galaxy devices can be pre-ordered on Samsung's website starting today. A replay of Samsung's event is available on YouTube.

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Top Rated Comments

Think|Different Avatar
11 months ago
Zero takeaways from this Apple user. ?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
11 months ago
The competition is a good thing. I think they knocked it off the park. Not going to lie, these are some massive improvements.

Update: Just found this unveil video. I’m impressed. WOW!

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Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nepalisherpa Avatar
11 months ago
All of Samsung's videos on Youtube that made fun of the notch are now "private".
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
11 months ago

All of Samsung's videos on Youtube that made fun of the notch are now "private".
Of course they are.....they are hypocrites and they dont like to own it when its official
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
11 months ago

The competition is a good thing. I think they knocked it off the park. Not going to lie, these are some massive improvements.
I expect many here will pipe in with "Why is Samsung on the front page" but I appreciate MR's decision to cover a major competitor's keynote. I likely would not otherwise have any clue what Samsung was doing. So, thanks MR.

And for Samsung users, I'm sure they're feeling good about what they saw today. Yah for them. And here's the fun part - it's completely possible to let them enjoy their day. Both Samsung and Apple user bases have fun things to discuss and - crazier - both platforms can coexist. ?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BugeyeSTI Avatar
11 months ago
"Note" S22 Ultra is a beautiful piece of hardware.. My girlfriends Note 9 has had a long run, think the S22 Ultra would make a great replacement for her. I personally am not interested in a device that runs Android but if it could run iOS... Man I'd be very tempted
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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