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It’s finally here! Samsung announces Galaxy S22 series at Unpacked


Last updated: February 9th, 2022 at 16:05 UTC+01:00

Unpacked 2022 finally came and brought the Galaxy S22 series with it, putting an end to all the leaks, at least for the time being, until the industry’s faucets go loose again in anticipation of the S22 sequel. Someone will probably tweet about how it’s going to be called the Galaxy S23, but let’s get back to what actually matters. And that is the Galaxy S22 series. It’s finally official! And it’s coming soon(ish).

The Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra were finally and officially unveiled by Samsung today, so without further ado, here’s what they have in store. They are the “first” in a few areas. For example, the Galaxy S22 is the first S series to use an Armor Aluminum frame. The foldable Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 have a six-month head-start, but that’s beside the point.

In addition, the Galaxy S22 is the first smartphone lineup to repurpose plastics recycled from discarded fishing nets. It’s not as bad as it sounds, but that’s a matter for another story.

The Galaxy S22 is also the first to introduce an Ultra model with an embedded S Pen, marking the iconic accessory’s complete transition from the Galaxy Note to the Galaxy S lineup. And this year, the base Galaxy S22 model has a Gorilla Glass Victus+ back panel rather than plastic.

Is this a return to form? Could be, but we’ll reserve judgment until we’re ready to fully review these new flagships, so stay tuned for that. For now here’s a look at the overall specs.

A Galaxy S22 quick specifications overview

The latest flagships are powered by the Exynos 2200 SoC in some markets and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in others. The S22 and S22+ feature 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra is available in the following configurations: 8+128GB / 12+256GB / 12+512GB / 12+ 1TB.

Keep in mind that the Galaxy S22 Ultra with 12GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB of built-in storage is an online-exclusive device and isn’t available in every market.

All three models have Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate in Game Mode. The Dynamic AMOLED 2X panels also take advantage of Vision Booster for improved brightness and accurate color reproduction in outdoor scenarios.

The Galaxy S22 and S22+ have 6.1 and 6.6-inch displays, respectively, whereas the Galaxy S22 Ultra is equipped with a 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with a refresh rate of 1-120Hz.

The base and Plus variants are equipped with a triple camera setup based on a 50MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 10MP telephoto unit. The selfie camera has a resolution of 10MP.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s unofficial Galaxy Note sequel, a.k.a., the Galaxy S22 Ultra, boasts an improved camera system comprising a 108MP primary sensor with dual-pixel AF, a 12MP ultra-wide shooter, a 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and another 10MP telephoto shooter with 10x optical zoom capabilities.

Combined with 10x digital zoom and AI Super Resolution technology, the Galaxy S22 Ultra can achieve 100x hybrid zoom.

Finally, the Galaxy S22 is powered by a 3,700mAh battery with 25W charging, while the Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra support 45W charging. The latter two models rely on 4,500mAh and 5,000mAh batteries, respectively.

Galaxy S22 Ultra is the new Note

With the Galaxy Note series retired, the Galaxy S22 Ultra takes its place. And it appears to be doing a good job at that. It has a dedicated S Pen holster, and it improves the software suite with additions to Samsung Notes, including Quick Note and Collaboration View.

The S Pen latency is improved thanks to a new Wacom IC and improved AI prediction. Other improvements were made in areas such as handwriting recognition, and the number of languages supported for handwriting-to-text was increased by 12, to 99.

All things considered, aside from the name, the Galaxy S22 Ultra could easily pass as a new Galaxy Note flagship phone.

All three models ship with Android 12 and One UI 4.1. They’re eligible for four major Android OS upgrades and at least five years of security patches, thanks to the new firmware policy announced by Samsung at Unpacked 2022.

The flagships are available for pre-order, however, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will ship to customers later this month while the other two models will be released around mid-March.

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