February 8th, according to South Korea’s Digital Daily. “We have confirmed that the event will be held on February 8 and we are discussing the timing of invitations to be sent out at the end of January,” a Samsung Electronics official told the site. Pre-orders are reportedly set to go live the next day, on February 9th, with shipping starting on February 24th.
Samsung will likely debut three phones, the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra models. According to some of the many rumors out there, all three devices will have very bright displays. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera will offer what Samsung calls a “Super Clear Lens.”
The primary chip could be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, reportedly manufactured by Samsung. Devices outside the US may come with Samsung’s Exynos 2200 chip that uses a GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture and could support ray tracing. Numerous images of the device have already surfaced, including a shot of the Galaxy S22 Ultra posted by Evan Blass (above).
The event schedule and release date have yet to be confirmed, but Samsung typically schedules its flagship smartphone events around the same time each year. It’ll supposedly be shown at MWC 2022 in Barcelona, by which time it should already be in buyers’ hands if the leak proves accurate. Engadget has reached out to Samsung for confirmation.