Jan 13th, 2022

With the Galaxy S21 FE out of the way, and the OnePlus 10 Pro landing in China first, all sights are set on Samsung’s 2022 flagship lineup. There have been plenty of rumors and leaks in regards to what the Galaxy S22 series will bring to the market, but there has been one question left unanswered.

The Galaxy S21 lineup was lauded for offering Samsung’s tried and true flagship experience while coming in at a surprisingly lower price compared to the Galaxy S20 series. But it seems that Samsung may be reversing course a bit if a new rumor is to be believed. According to @chunvn8888, the Galaxy S22 will start at $899, with the Galaxy S22 Plus coming in at $1099 and going up to $1199 for the Galaxy S22 Ultra. This marks a $100 increase across the board and isn’t all that surprising when you factor in things like the cost of materials and new processors are more expensive than before.

Not stopping there, @chunvn8888 also revealed that pricing for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 lineup could start around $850 for the base model and go up to around $1100 for the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. This is a more substantial jump in pricing compared to the S22, as the Galaxy Tab S7 retails for $600 without any sales or promotions. Information in regards to Samsung’s upcoming tablet lineup is a bit more sparse, but it seems that Samsung might be embracing the notch with the Tab S8 Ultra to accommodate the dual-selfie cameras while keeping the rest of the bezels thin.

We’re expecting a big splash from Samsung when it finally unveils the Galaxy S22 lineup. While the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus will likely be more iterative updates, the Galaxy S22 Ultra appears to be embracing the Galaxy Note design, complete with a built-in S Pen. It’s a move that makes tons of sense, as this remains one of the biggest complaints with the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3. Having to use a case just to keep your S Pen with you is a frustrating compromise that you have to make since the Galaxy Note line is pretty much gone for good.

Although Samsung has not yet announced its next Galaxy Unpacked event, recent rumors point to an early February announcement with the devices becoming available later in the month.

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