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Samsung Galaxy S22: News, Price, Release Date, and Specs

Complete with a built-in S Pen slot

Samsung announced the S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra on February 9, 2022. These additions to the Samsung Galaxy S line of smartphones include everything from a built-in S Pen and advanced Nightography, to expanded battery life, a 1 TB option, and new image capturing modes.

When Was the Samsung Galaxy S22 Released?

The S22 Ultra, S22+, and S22 were announced during the February 2022
Samsung Unpacked event. Pre-orders began that same day. Here's the link for the S22 Ultra; you can also visit Samsung.com to order the S22 or S22+.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 arrived in January 2021, so waiting a full year for the Galaxy S22 was expected.

Samsung Ultra with S-pen
S22 Ultra with S-pen.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Price

The Galaxy S22 prices start at the same price points as the S21:

Galaxy S22 Prices
  128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
S22 $799.99 $849.99
S22+ $999.99 $1049.99  
S22 Ultra $1199.99 $1299.99 $1379.99 $1599.99

Samsung Galaxy S22 Features

The most significant new feature of the S22 (only the Ultra model) is S Pen support. This isn't new for a Samsung phone, since the Galaxy Note lineup is known for stylus support. It's the phone's dedicated S Pen slot that makes this exciting.

The Galaxy S22 also comes with 5G connectivity, just like the S21 lineup. Lots of existing phones only support 4G networks, but with 5G networks expanding all over the globe, it's no surprise that modern phones have the specs to use them.

Android 12 comes preloaded on the Galaxy S22 at launch.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Specs and Hardware

The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 6.8-inch (same as the S21 Ultra) curved AMOLED display, with an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. You can see just how small the bezels are in the image at the top of this page.

The other models have a 6.1-inch (S22) and 6.6-inch (S22+) screen, and the same AMOLED display with adaptive refresh rates. However, while the S22 Ultra can get as far down as 1Hz, the other two phones range from 10—120Hz.

The S22 Ultra comes with a 40MP selfie camera with a quad-camera setup featuring optical image stabilization for all cameras:

  • 108MP wide camera
  • 12MP ultra-wide camera
  • 10MP 3X telephoto camera
  • 10MP 10X telephoto camera
Samsung S22 side view

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The S22 and S22+ have a 10MP selfie camera and share this camera setup:

  • 50MP wide camera
  • 12MP ultra-wide camera
  • 10MP 3X telephoto camera

The S22 Ultra packs a 5000 mAh battery with 45W wired and 15W wireless charging. The S22's battery is 3700 mAh, and the S22+ is 4500 mAh. The charger is not included with the phone.

The S22 lineup is part of the first Galaxy S series to be equipped with the latest 4nm processor, which, according to Samsung, powers their most advanced AI and ML processing. The phones also feature Wi-Fi 6E (the S22 has Wi-Fi 6), which is up to twice as fast as Wi-Fi 6.

Storage options are the same for the 2022 Galaxy S phones as they were for the S21: 128 GB and 256 GB, with the addition of 512 GB and 1 TB for the S22 Ultra. The regular and plus models have 8 GB of RAM, and the Ultra has a 12 GB option.

As for the color options, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ are available in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold. The S22 Ultra comes in four color options: the same three as the other phones, but instead of Pink Gold, there's a new Burgundy option.

The Galaxy S22 series is the first phones to feature new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+, on the front and the back.

Samsung Galaxy S22 color options

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The Latest News About the Galaxy S22

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