Recently, Samsung officially announced that the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series will be held on February 9. As the launch date approaches, there are more details about the Samsung S22 series. The basic specs of these smartphones have long been sorted out as shown in the table below. However, the latest revelation discusses the major selling points of these smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S22 series has three models including the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S22: Small straight screen, Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC
The regular Samsung Galaxy S22 is the lowest model in this series. Despite its status as the lowest in the S22 series, it is still a flagship smartphone. The biggest selling point of this smartphone is probably its display and chip. Since it is the only model in the series with a straight screen, the small niche of “straight screen” lovers will go for this model. Furthermore, this device is the only device in this series with a “small” screen. Again, another niche of buyers who loves small display will prefer this device.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 uses a 6.06-inch AMOLED straight screen with a center punch-hole. This display supports a 1080P resolution + 120Hz refresh rate. Its body width is less than 71mm, and one-handed operation will be stress-free.
The back design of the Galaxy S22 is basically the same as that of the previous generation of the S21. The rear main camera is 50-megapixel, supports optical image stabilization, and the rear shell is still made of polycarbonate. This smartphone will be available in black, white, green, and pink.
Samsung Galaxy S22+: Screen-to-body ratio hits record high
The Samsung Galaxy S22+ has many similarities with the Galaxy S22 in terms of design. This smartphone also comes with a 50-megapixel main camera and the screen also supports 1080p as well as a 120Hz refresh rate. Although the four sides are the same width, its black border will be smaller. The Galaxy S22+ comes with a higher screen-to-body ratio than the small-screen S22. Its peak brightness also increases to 1750 nit peak brightness.
In addition to the larger screen, the S22+ has a larger battery capacity and faster charging. It has a large 4500 mAh battery and supports 45W fast charging. Different from the polycarbonate rear shell of the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22+ uses a glass rear shell. It will be available in black, white, and green powder colours.
The Samsung Galaxy S22+ appears to be a “disappointment” of sorts. Its major selling point is the screen-to-body ratio. This is really not enough to attract buyers. Most likely, people will go for either the regular version or the Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Rebirth of the Note Soul
A previous Samsung warm-up video clearly hinted that the Note series will be reproduced on the Ultra model of the S series. Thus, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will fully return to the square and right-angle style of the Note series. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra also supports the iconic S Pen of the Note series. The design and S Pen are the major selling points of this flagship smartphone.
In addition to these visible changes, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has also ushered in a comprehensive upgrade. It has an ultra-high capacity of up to 16GB + 512GB and a new generation of Samsung’s custom 2K+LTPO adaptive high-brush screen. This device will also use the highest brightness in the history of smartphones.
Under the hood, it will have a 5000 mAh battery capacity that supports 45W wired fast charging + 15W wireless fast charging. This smartphone will also use Dolby dual speakers, IP68 dustproof and waterproof, etc.
Not only that, Samsung S22 Ultra will also have a new camera combination. It will come with a new generation 108MP main camera which supports a new ultra-high-definition shooting mode. The ultra-wide-angle camera upgrades to 50-megapixels support autofocus, and macro photography. This smartphone will also have a telephoto lens that supports 10X periscope and 3X normal telephoto. Furthermore, it will have a lidar focusing module.
It is worth mentioning that the Samsung S22 Ultra will be available in four colors: black, white, green and red. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a lot of selling points and will be the most attractive in the series.
All the smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy S22 series come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and support Gorilla Glass Victus. According to the reports so far, the Samsung Galaxy S22 will start at $899. The starting price of the Galaxy S22+ starts at $1,099 while the Galaxy S22 Ultra will start at $1,299. Samsung’s Unpacked conference will start at 11:00 pm on February 9. Reservations can be made from February 14 to 21. The Samsung Galaxy S22 series will officially commence sales on February 25.
Specification Sheet for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series
|Model||Galaxy S22||S22+||S22 Ultra|
|Software||Google Android 12 with Samsung One UI 4.1|
|Chip||EU/DE: Samsung Exynos 2200 Octa-Core, 2.8GHz + 2.5GHz + 1.7GHz, 4nm, AMD RDNA 2
USA: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Octa-Core, 3.0GHz + 2.5 GHz + 1.8GHz, 4nm, Adreno 730
|Screen||6.1 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2340 x 1080 pixels, Infinity-O-Display, 10 – 120 Hertz, Gorilla Glass Victus, 1500 nits, 425 ppi||6.6 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2340 x 1080 pixels, Infinity-O-Display, 10 – 120 Hertz, Gorilla Glass Victus, 1750 nits, 393 ppi||6.8 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3080 x 1440 pixels, Infinity-O Edge display, 1-120 Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus, 1750 nits, 500 ppi|
|Storage||8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage||8/12GB RAM, 128/256/512GB storage|
|Rear Camera||Triple camera:
50 MP (main camera, 85°, f/1.8, 23mm, 1/1.56″, 1.0 µm, OIS, 2PD)
12 MP (ultra wide-angle lens, 120°, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55″ , 1.4 µm)
10 MP (telephoto, 36°, f/2.4, 69mm, 1/3.94″, 1.0 µm, OIS)
108 MP (main camera, 85°, f/1.8, 2PD, OIS)
12 MP (ultra wide angle, 120°, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4 µm, 2PD, AF)
10 MP (Telephoto, 36°, f/2.4, 69mm, 1/3.52″, 1.12 µm, 2PD, OIS)
10 MP (Telephoto, 11°, f/4.9, 230mm, 1/3.52″, 1.12 µm, 2PD, OIS)
|Front Camera||10 MP (f/2.2, 80°, 25mm, 1/3.24″, 1.22 µm, 2PD)||40 MP (f/2.2, 80°, 25mm, 1/2.8″, 0.7 µm, AF)|
Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, UWB (UWB only in Plus and Ultra)
|Battery||3700 mAh, fast charging, Qi charging||4500 mAh, fast charging, Qi charging||5000 mAh, fast charging, Qi charging|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1, NFC, Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN AX)|
|Cellular||2G (GPRS/EDGE), 3G (UMTS), 4G (LTE), 5G|
|Colours||Phantom Black, White, Pink Gold, Green||Phantom Black, White, Burgundy, Green|
|Dimensions||146.0 x 70.6 x 7.6mm||157.4 x 75.8 x 7.64mm||163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm|
|Weight||167 grams||195 grams||227 grams|
|Others||Waterproof according to IP68, dual SIM (2x Nano + E-SIM), GPS, face recognition, Wireless PowerShare, DeX, child mode, data security: KNOX, ODE, EAS, MDM, VPN|
|Prices||8/128GB 849 euros
8/256GB 899 euros
|8/128GB 1049 euros
8/256GB 1099 euros
|8/128GB 1249 euros
12/256GB 1349 euros
12/512GB 1449 euros
|Accessible||Probably from February 25, 2022|