Samsung will formally unveil the Galaxy S22 series in a couple of days. While the company was expected to stop selling older models ahead of the new flagship’s release, Samsung has seemingly initiated the process somewhat early. A new report reveals that the Galaxy S21 Ultra may have been discontinued already, even though the successor isn’t available yet.
SamMobile notes that the Galaxy S21 Ultra has been out of stock on a handful of Samsung websites around the world. The device has also disappeared from the Samsung U.S. website. And by the looks of it, it isn’t coming back.
It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S21+ still appear to be in stock. But getting these devices (without a massive discount) doesn’t make sense given that the new and improved models are only weeks away.
As per some estimates, the vanilla Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ would only be available by March
If you’re wondering, the trio of Galaxy S22 flagships will be revealed on February 9. However, they won’t be available for a few weeks. Recent reports claim the Galaxy S22 Ultra will reach customers by February 25. Meanwhile, the vanilla Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ could only be available by March 11.
Bear in mind that we don’t have official confirmation of these launch dates. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long to find out. Samsung has few alternatives due to the global chip shortage. This is a concern that could stretch until the end of this year or even beyond.
Additionally, Samsung will also reveal the trio of Galaxy Tab S8 models over the next few weeks. This would also include an Ultra model for the very first time. There are plenty of expectations from the series since Samsung couldn’t refresh its flagship tablet lineup in 2021.
Samsung continues to sell the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ through its global retail partners. So it’s clear that these devices aren’t going out of rotation anytime soon. But a price reduction is on the cards with the imminent arrival of the Galaxy Tab S8 series.
Recent leaks have revealed every aspect of the lineup’s hardware, including the presence of Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. While the Galaxy Tab S8+ and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra would feature AMOLED screens, the entry-level Galaxy Tab S8 will settle for an LTPS TFT display.
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