At its Unpacked event on Wednesday 9 Feb 2022, Samsung unveiled the long-rumored Galaxy S22 series (and the Galaxy Tab S8, too).
Preorders for the new flagship line are available now. But before you choose between the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra, there's some key information you should know, from the price of each model to their colors and camera specs.
Last year's Galaxy S21 impressed us with its solid all-round performance and a better balance of features and price than the S20. The Galaxy S21 Ultra blew us away with its incredible camera setup and its ability to take superb zoomed-in shots. So what about the follow-up series?
Now that the Galaxy S22 has made its debut, here's everything you need to know about Samsung's latest phones.
All the new Galaxy S22 models available:-
Samsung offers three variations of the Galaxy S22, with different specs at a variety of prices. There's the base Galaxy S22, along with an S22 Plus and the S22 Ultra model, which has the best specs -- and the highest price to match. It's a recipe Samsung has followed for the last few generations, and as a strategy it's working. (Here's how the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra variants compare.)
If you're on a more modest budget, it's possible the company will also release a more affordable Galaxy S22 FE, or Fan Edition, but it didn't launch one with the S22 range. The Galaxy S20 FE launched in October 2020, eight months after the flagship S20 lineup, and the Galaxy S21 FE launched earlier in January. The Fan Edition phone made a few smart features and specs sacrifices to achieve a more budget-friendly price.
The Galaxy S22 is coming Feb. 25 and you can preorder now:-
Each model in the Galaxy S22 line is available for preorder today. Despite rumors of possible delay, the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra will launch and be available to buy on Feb. 25.
Samsung typically launches its S-series phones in March, but it bucked that trend in 2021 by launching the Galaxy S21 line in January. Although Samsung typically follows a 12-month update cycle, the company unwrapped its new Galaxy S22 series on Feb. 9.
How much does the Galaxy S22 cost? The price depends on the model
For 128GB of storage, the Galaxy S22 ranges in price from $799 to $1,199 depending on the model. The base Galaxy S22 costs $800 (£769, approximately AU$1,450), the S22 Plus costs $1,000 (£949) and the S22 Ultra costs $1,200 (£1,149). The price, however, increases as storage capacity gets larger.
Sales of the Galaxy S20 line didn't impress, likely because of the generally high prices, coupled with widespread financial uncertainty caused by the pandemic. The S21 offered more affordable handsets by swapping glass back panels for toughened plastic. (Here are all the differences between the Galaxy S21 and S20.)
At launch, the base S20 came in at $1,000, while the base S21 undercut that at $800. Instead of raising prices back to S20 levels, Samsung's has mirrored the Galaxy S21's pricing for the Galaxy S22 series.
Here are the Galaxy S22's US pricing, for reference.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S22 PRICES
|Galaxy S22 Plus||$999||$1,049||N/A||N/A|
|Galaxy S22 Ultra||$1,199||$1,299||$1,399||$1,599|
What colors does the Galaxy S22 come in?
Alongside the three new Galaxy phones, Samsung introduced a few new color options. The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes in black, white, green and burgundy, while the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus come in black, white, pink gold and green.
The Galaxy S22's green and pink colors were teased during Samsung's August 2021 Unpacked event. At one point in the presentation (about 46 minutes in), when Samsung mentioned the S Pen stylus's compatibility with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the words "S22 colors" were visible on the foldable phone. The text appeared next to a separate window showing a light green plaid pair of pants and a baby pink blazer that pointed to the words "pistachio green" and "flamingo pink," but those didn't turn out to be the official names for the new Galaxy S22 color choices.
Samsung has released three new handsets during its Unpacked 2022 Event. But which phone will come out on top?
In this article we compare every single spec among Samsung's three new phones in the Galaxy S22 lineup. So it's going to be easy for you to decide which phone is for you!
For more details on how Samsung's S22 series phones stack up against each other, take a look at our specs sheet below.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S22 VS. S22 PLUS VS. S22 ULTRA
|Category||Galaxy S22||Galaxy S22 Plus||Galaxy S22 Ultra|
|OS||Android 12||Android 12||Android 12|
|Display||6.1-inch OLED||6.6-inch OLED||6.8-inch OLED|
|Max refresh rate||Up to 120Hz||Up to 120Hz||Up to 120Hz|
|Dimensions||70.6 x 146 x 7.6 mm||75.8 x 157.4 x 7.6 mm||77.9 x 163.3 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||168g (5.93 ounces)||196g (6.91 ounces)||229g (8.08 ounces)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB|
|Rear cameras||50MP (f/1.8) wide, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 10MP (f/2.4) telephoto||50MP (f/1.8) wide, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 10MP (f/2.4) telephoto||108MP (f/2.2) wide, 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide, 10MP (f2.4 / f4.9) telephoto|
|Front video||4K at 60fps||4K at 60fps||4K at 60fps|
|Rear video||8K at 24fps, 4K at 60fps||8K at 24fps, 4K at 60fps||8K at 24fps, 4K at 60fps|
|Biometrics||Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, facial recognition||Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, facial recognition||Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, facial recognition|
|Water and dust protection||IP68||IP68||IP68|
|Wireless||5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2||5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E (6Ghz), Bluetooth 5.2||5G mmWave / sub-6GHz, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E (6Ghz), Bluetooth 5.2|
You can check out these S22 series phones comparison on the Samsung official website
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