Today marks the end of an era for Samsung. After being forced to relinquish his role as chairman in response to investigations into his alleged misconduct, Kwon Oh-hyun will be stepping down from his position as co-CEO and handing over control of the company to Jay Lee. For most people, the changes at the top might seem like a small footnote in the pages of Samsung’s history, but it signals a big change for the electronics giant. With its future now firmly entrenched in software and services, it’s arguable that these are its most crucial years ever. What does all this mean for Samsung phones? They’re about to get even better. Here’s everything you need to know as we take an updated look at some of their best devices released so far this year…
Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+
While we’re still in the early days of Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series, it’s worth taking a look at these two phones because they’re the first to feel the impact of the company’s new software strategy. There have been no major hardware changes between these and last year’s Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus, but Samsung has promised that it’s going to be bringing a lot of new features in the next few months. The most notable change will be the introduction of its new One UI, which is a fresh take on the company’s software design. By making the experience more consistent across different devices and removing unnecessary bloat, Samsung is hoping to improve the user experience for everyone. Those who upgrade will also have access to the company’s new Samsung Health app, which brings together all of its fitness and health tracking features under a single roof. By the end of the year, the S22 series will also be able to make use of Samsung’s new phonebook feature, which will let users call or text other Galaxy owners without having to remember their phone numbers.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Samsung’s flagship smartphone has been delighting users for more than a decade now, but it might just be at its best yet with the launch of Note 10. As one of the most popular smartphones in the world, Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup remains one of the few areas where Apple’s edge can be found. Although the two companies have been going head-to-head for years now, Samsung always manages to come out on top. This year, the company has continued to deliver with the Note 10, an all-new device that features a beautiful design, able cameras, and top-of-the-line specs. Note 10 is one of the first smartphones to feature the brand’s newest Exynos 9825 chip. It’s a chip that’s designed with AI in mind, with Samsung promising that it will be able to process three times as much data as its predecessor. And while there are a couple of areas where the Note 10 falls short of its rivals, there’s no denying that it’s still one of the best smartphones currently available.
Samsung Galaxy S 20 and S20 Edge
The S20 is a smartphone that’s been largely overlooked by the media, but it’s actually one of the most impressive devices that Samsung has released in recent years. It doesn’t have the same level of features or specs as the S22, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, the best thing to do is keep things simple, something that the S20 does very well. The S20 comes with a great design, a solid display, and a decent camera, but its most impressive feature is its battery life. With a 3500mAh battery, the S20 is capable of lasting two days on a single charge, something that’s practically unheard of in this day and age. That alone makes the S20 worth consideration, even if you’re not a massive fan of Samsung’s software.
Samsung Gear VR with Controller
While Samsung’s lead in the smartphone space is unquestioned, the same can’t be said for the VR space. That’s why the company has recently been pushing to change that. With the release of its new Gear VR headset, Samsung wants to make sure that people are aware that it’s still a major player in this market. That means a new controller, new sensors, and a new design, all of which are designed to improve the overall VR experience. It’s a move that makes a lot of sense, especially given the current climate. VR is still a relative niche market, but it’s growing quickly, and Samsung wants to ensure that it’s part of that growth.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
The tablet market is been shrinking for years now, but Samsung is hoping to buck that trend with the launch of its new Galaxy Tab S6. While this isn’t the most exciting device that the company has ever released, it’s a good option for those who are looking for a solid productivity device. The Galaxy Tab S6 features a beautiful design, a powerful processor, and a handful of useful features that make it a perfect device for work, study, and play. It also features the first Samsung tablet to come running the latest version of Android, which will make it a more versatile device than its predecessors.
The world of technology moves quickly, and, arguably, we’re in the midst of a major shift, with AI and machine learning playing a key role. That’s great news for Samsung, which has always been a company that’s focused on innovation and pushing boundaries. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on what’s happening at Samsung right now. With the company shifting its focus, it has an opportunity to cement its place as one of the world’s leading technology companies. That means bringing new and exciting features to its devices and releasing innovative products that are brimming with AI. It might not be an easy path, but if anyone can do it, it’s Samsung.