Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy S22 series powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset for USA, India, and China. The rest of the world will receive the S22 Series with the Korean brand’s proprietary Exynos 2200 chipset.
Samsung for the first time has directly launched the Qualcomm-powered flagship smartphones in China and India.
The S22 Series from Samsung includes the trio of Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The regular S22 and the plus variant have similar aesthetics whereas the S22 Ultra this year features an S-Pen; as Samsung has discontinued the Note Series. Samsung has improved night photography on all of its S22 series with the introduction of “Nightography” for low-light shots.
Samsung S22 and S22+: Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ smartphones come with a 6.1-inch and a 6.6-inch Full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. The displays come with Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection featuring a Samsung Eye Comfort Shield for blue light filtering and an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. The devices support HDR 10+ along with a peak brightness of 1500 and 1750 nits.
The internals of the S22 and S22+ includes an octa-core 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Exynos 2200 chipset. The chipset gets paired with 8/12 GB of RAM along with storage of up to 256GB of onboard storage. The S22 and S22+ smartphones support Dual Sim along with IP68 dust and water resistance and run on the One UI 4.1 software based on Android 12.
The camera system on both handsets features a triple camera setup that includes a 50-megapixel wide-angle main sensor, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor. The front-facing punch-hole camera on the duo features a 10-megapixel wide-angle sensor.
The devices come with an ultrasonic under-display fingerprint scanner along with other necessary sensors. The regular S22 comes with a 3700 mAh that supports 25W Fast charging and 15W wireless charging. On contrary the S22+ features a larger 4,500mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging and the same 15W wireless charging.
Samsung S22 Ultra: Specifications
The Ultra variant comes with a maxed-out power package sporting a display of 6.8-inches which is larger than the S22+ and S22. In detail, the display on the handset comes with an Edge on the QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel. The display comes with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, a peak brightness of 1750 nits, and is protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus+.
The design of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra resembles the previously launched Note series smartphone from the same brand. The Korean brand has equipped S22 Ultra with the S Pen featuring Wacom technology’s reduced latency. The company has taken this decision to remove the void of the absence of the Note series in the market. A 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Exynos 2200 powers the device coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of internal storage.
The triple camera setup comes with a 108-megapixel main wide-angle sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. The 10-megapixel telephoto sensor comes with 10x optical zoom and an additional 10x digital zoom with AI Super Resolution technology. The punch-hole on the front of the display of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 40-megapixel sensor.
Just like the other S22 siblings, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra runs on OneUI 14.0 based on Android 12 and even supports IP68 dust and water resistance. Samsung hasn’t exempted any sensors on its higher-end flagship and even features an ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor. The S22 Ultra boasts a larger 5,000mAh battery that supports 45W wired fast charging and 15W wireless charging.
Samsung S22 Series: Price and Availability
The Galaxy S22 starts at $799 or Rs. 59,900 approx, the S22+ starts at a price tag of $999 or Rs. 74,800 approx. and the bigger Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra starts at $1,199 or Rs. 89,700 approx. in the United States. This flagship trio flaunts in eight gorgeous shades – Phantom Black, White, Pink Gold, Green, Graphite, Sky Blue, Violet, Cream. Samsung will soon announce the exact pricing and the availability of the devices in India.