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Samsung Galaxy S22: info, specifications, pricing, release date, and more

By Roland Udvarlaki February 9, 2022, 10:30 am
Samsung Galaxy S22 in hand Source: Pocketnow

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series leaked in full months before they were released on February 9, at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. The new Galaxy S22 is the latest in the flagship trio that comes with a brand new bold, familiar design, advanced intelligent image processing, and a powerful chipset. Night photography received significant improvements to let users capture better images in dark and low-light conditions.

We have also created separate guides for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, Galaxy S22 Ultra flagship devices, and the brand new Galaxy Tab S8 tablets.

Galaxy S22 Pricing and Availability

The standard Samsung Galaxy S22, will start at $799.99, while the Galaxy S22 Plus will go for $999.99 in the United States. The Galaxy S22 and its larger sibling, the Galaxy S22 Plus, will be available in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold colors, as well as 128/256GB storage options and 8GB of RAM.

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StoragePrice (USD)Price (GBP)Price (EUR - DE)
Samsung Galaxy S22 - 8GB / 128 GB$799£769€849
Samsung Galaxy S22 - 8GB / 256 GB$849£819€899

Pre-orders for the Galaxy S22 series start today, on February 9, at Samsung.com and major retailers and carriers. Those who pre-order or upgrade (until February 24) will be eligible to upgrade to the next storage tier when purchasing 128GB or 256GB models. The offer will also include an additional Samsung Credit of up to $200 for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, $150 for the Galaxy S22 Plus, or $100 for the Galaxy S22 to spend toward purchasing the Samsung Freestyle, or the Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch. Those who pre-order will also receive up to 25% off of any Galaxy Tab S8 devices.

Samsung Galaxy S22 will be available from February 25, 2022, through Samsung.com, carriers, and other retailers' websites and stores.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Green

Samsung Galaxy S22

The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with a flagship 4nm chipset, a three-camera setup on the back that is capable of capturing important memories both day and night, and a long battery life that can last a full day on a single charge. If you want a compact and stylish device, the Galaxy S22 is one of the best devices to get in 2022.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Colors

Samsung Galaxy S22 colors Source: Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes in four beautiful new colors, including Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold. Both the front and back are glass, and are protected by the latest Gorilla Glass Victus+ panel that protects it from scratches, scuffs, and accidental drops. The new glass is more durable and more sturdies, but as always, glass is glass, and glass can break.

If you plan on pre-ordering the Galaxy S22; we already have a guide available for you to browse through our recommended cases from our favourite brands.

Samsung Galaxy S22: Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Green close up 1 Source: Pocketnow

The new Galaxy S22 appears to have a near-identical design to the last generation of Galaxy S21 flagship series, that is, until you look at the flat side panels. The entire phone is less curvy, and while there is still some curvature on the rear back panel and on the front, it’s far more minimal than on previous Samsung devices.

The display features a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel that has an FHD+ 1080 x 2340 resolution. The panel also comes with an adaptive 10-120Hz refresh rate, and it features 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate to make gaming and scrolling smoother and jitter-free. Both the front and back glass panels are featuring the latest Gorilla Glass Victus+ panel to offer even more protection. The display is excellent for watching movies, playing games, and browsing the web in all lighting conditions, and bright it can get, it can go up to 1,300 nits.

Samsung Galaxy S22 images 7 Source: Samsung

On the display, you will also spot the same punch-hole cutout, which houses the 10MP front-facing selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and offers 80-degrees of FOV. Flipping the device to the backside, we’ll also see three rear cameras. The primary camera is a 50MP f/1.8 sensor with1.0μm, FOV 85-degrees. The secondary is a 12MP ultrawide, f/2.2, 1.4μm, FOV 120-degrees, while the third unit is a telephoto with 10MP, f/2.4, 1.0μm. The telephoto can shoot at 3x optical zoom, and it also has the impressive 30x Space Zoom feature. The rear cameras have improved night mode and better shooting capabilities to capture more realistic images in dark and low-light conditions.

All of this is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and Exynos 2200 chipset (both chipsets are market dependent). The new chips are coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of built-in storage. Both models feature Samsung’s Knox and have more advanced GPU and AI enhancements to make the performance smoother and more fluid under load, while playing graphics-intensive games, and processing images and private information.

Last but not least, Samsung packed a fairly small 3,700 mAh battery inside the Galaxy S22, which is now finally compatible to charge at 25W via a cable. The device also supports Qi wireless charging at 15W, and it comes with reverse wireless charging, and Samsung made sure it is also USB-IF compliant. Galaxy S22 supports 5G, both mmWave and Sub6, as well as 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi 6 (ax, Dual Band). Unfortunately, Ultra-Wideband is limited to the Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra.

ModelGalaxy S22
AnnouncedFebruary 9 (Pre-order until February 24)
ReleaseFebruary 25
Dimensions146.0 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight5.93 oz (168 g)
MaterialGorilla Glass Victus+ and Metal Frame (Armour Aluminium)
Operating SystemOne UI 4.1 based on Android 12
Display6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X
FHD+ (1080 x 2340)
10-120Hz and 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Gorilla Glass Victus+
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 2200 in select regions
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in select regions
Memory8 GB
Storage128 GB / 256 GB
Rear CameraPrimary:
50 MP
f/1.8
1.0μm
23mm
FOV 85-degrees
Dual-Pixel AF, OIS

Ultrawide:- 12MP - f/2.2 - 1.4μm
13mm
FOV 120-degrees

Telephoto:
10MP
f/2.4
1.0μm
69mm
3x Optical Zoom & 30x Space Zoom
Front Camera10MP
f/2.2
FOV 80-degrees
SecurityUltrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor
Connectivity5G (mmW/Sub6), LTE, Wi-Fi 6 (ax, Dual Band), Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, Samsung Pay with NFC
Ultra-Wideband (UWB)No
PortsUSB-C 3.2 Gen 1
Battery3,700 mAh
25W fast wired charging
15W Qi wireless charging
Reverse Wireless charging
USB-IF compliant
Water & Dust ResistantIP68
What’s in the box?Samsung Galaxy S22
Paperwork
Sim ejector tool
USB-C cable

Power adapter sold separately.
ColorsPhantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold
PricesFrom $799.99 for 8GB RAM with 128GB storage

If you have any unanswered questions, we also have a Frequently Asked Questions guide ready for you to take a look, which will contain all of the regularly asked questions by our audience. There are multiple guides available, each one specific to one of the new Galaxy S22 flagship devices. You can browse from the FAQs on using the links below:

PBI Samsung Galaxy S22 Pink Gold

Samsung Galaxy S22

The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with a flagship 4nm chipset, a three-camera setup on the back that is capable of capturing important memories both day and night, and a long battery life that can last a full day on a single charge. If you want a compact and stylish device, the Galaxy S22 is one of the best devices to get in 2022.

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