A photo of the Galaxy S21 Ultra

The Galaxy S21 Extremely supported the S Pen, however there was no Word-like slot.
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We’re nonetheless ready for the complete particulars of Samsung’s subsequent Unpacked occasion, which is able to happen subsequent month. However there’s excellent news for anybody who’s been lacking the corporate’s Galaxy Word: Samsung simply teased its return, although it will likely be a special machine than what you may anticipate.

“At Unpacked in February 2022, we’ll introduce you to probably the most noteworthy S collection machine we’ve ever created,” Samsung President Dr. TM Roh, head of the corporate’s MX Enterprise, wrote in a Thursday weblog submit. “The subsequent technology of Galaxy S is right here, bringing collectively the best experiences of our Samsung Galaxy into one final machine.”

Samsung launched the Galaxy Word in 2011 to nice fanfare. The 5.3-inch show was one of many greatest screens you would get on the time. And whilst flagship telephones grew in display screen dimension, the Word morphed into probably the most premium machine of Samsung’s smartphone lineup, with the corporate reserving its most premium specs and options for the Word. (Allow us to not overlook the exploding batteries, too.)

Now, Samsung is passing the baton to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely, which Roh talked about on the finish of his Unpacked teaser: “Prepare for the last word Extremely expertise.”

It’s been rumored that Samsung would substitute the Extremely model of its Galaxy S lineup with a Word-like machine—full with a slot for the S Pen. You should purchase the Samsung Galaxy S21 Extremely now and get that form of S Pen performance, however there’s no docking spot for the stylus with out investing in a clunky case.

However the S Pen isn’t the one a part of the Word that folks favored. It typically had one of the best cameras of any Samsung telephone, plus a beefy processor and loads of house for paperwork and pictures. The Word was positioned as a telephone for energy customers. It is smart that the Galaxy S22 Extremely (which is what we anticipate it to be referred to as) would take its place, the place Samsung can consolidate its provide chain whereas additionally attractive you to pay a little bit bit additional for higher {hardware}.

Samsung provided a couple of hints at a number of the options to anticipate from the Extremely. There’s a point out of proudly owning “the evening” to take “one of the best and brightest pictures,” which appears to counsel a bigger picture sensor for capturing gentle. There’s a promise you’ll “dominate the day with energy,” which feels like there’s an enormous battery stuffed inside. This can even be the “smartest” Galaxy expertise, which makes me consider it has one thing to do with Matter—perhaps one thing akin to Samsung’s not too long ago introduced House Hub.

All of this syncs up with what’s leaked concerning the Galaxy S22 Extremely. Leaks point out that the Extremely will sport an fascinating digicam array consisting of a 108MP wide-angle major digicam, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, a 10MP telephoto lens with 10x zoom, and a second 10MP telephoto lens with 3X zoom. Different unconfirmed specs embrace a 6.8-inch AMOLED show with a 120Hz refresh charge, as much as 16GB of RAM, and no less than 512GB of storage. And it’s more likely to be powered by the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.

Samsung is opening reservations on Jan. 21 for regardless of the new Word-like Extremely might be earlier than asserting any extra particulars. For those who’re feeling courageous, you can too reserve Samsung’s subsequent pill. Each might be obtainable to order on Samsung’s web site beginning tomorrow.

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