Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ Launched. The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ have been officially launched with the S22 Ultra, and while they lack a couple of the Ultra’s features, they do have all of the Ultra’s luxury build quality.
The two sub-flagships are also somewhat smaller than their predecessors, which is especially important for the Galaxy S22, which is sure to appeal to those who appreciate flagship power in tiny packages.
Galaxy S22 and S22+ Specifications
The chipset options for the Galaxy S22 and S22+ are the same. You can obtain a 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or a 4nm Exynos 2200, depending on the market. Both have an octa-core CPU with one Cortex-X2 core, three Cortex-A710 cores, and four Cortex-A510 cores.
Both the S22 and S22+ are available in 8/128GB and 8/256GB configurations.
The cameras of the Galaxy S22 duo are likewise shared. The primary one is the Samsung GN5, which has a 50MP sensor and a 1/1.57 aperture “imager with 1.0 megapixels that bins to a 12.5 megapixel final shot with 2.0 MP.
In front of a 1/2.55-inch sensor is a 12MP 13mm ultrawide camera “sensor with a focal length of 1.4m and no autofocus (sigh). There’s a 3x zoom camera with a 10MP sensor, rather than the predecessors’ 64MP digital zoom unit. The S22s have a 10MP fixed-focus camera for selfies.
Display, Battery, & Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy S22 now has a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, which is brighter and smarter. It has a maximum brightness of 1,300 nits and can switch between 10Hz and 120Hz refresh rates (the S21 did 48Hz-120Hz).
The Galaxy S22 has cut 5mm of length, 0.6mm of breadth, and 0.3mm of thickness compared to the S21’s display, although it weighs roughly the same.
With this year’s S series, there’s also a noticeable shift away from plastic. The S22’s back panel is entirely made of glass, Gorilla Glass Victus+ to be exact. In fact, all of the panels of the Galaxy S22 contain Victus+ glass.
The Galaxy S22 has a lesser 3,700mAh battery than its predecessor, which had a 4,000mAh battery. It uses the same maximum power of 25W to charge.
The Samsung Galaxy S22+ boasts a larger 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with a dynamic refresh rate of 10Hz to 120Hz and a brightness of 1750 nits.
The battery is larger, at 4,500mAh, and cable charging is quicker at 45W. Wi-Fi 6E is also available on the S22+, but Wi-Fi 6 is only available on the S22.
Both new Galaxies come pre-installed with Android 12 and OneUI 4.1. They also feature 5G on all of their variants, which is unsurprising. They’re waterproof to IP68 standards and feature Samsung’s ultrasonic fingerprint authentication system.
Galaxy S22 and S22+ Price & Availability
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ begin today, with real shipments coming on February 25.
The S22 costs €849/£769 for 8/128GB and €899/£819 for 8/256GB, respectively, while the S22+ costs €1,049/£949 for 8/128GB and €1,099/£999 for 8/256GB.
Third-party stores will be able to purchase the phones in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold, with Cream, Graphite, Sky Blue, and Violet choices available only via Samsung.com.