After months of leaks, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S22 series. As expected, the series consists of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the pack leader. The Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ are similar phones with key differences only in the battery and display segments. While we have already mentioned things you should know about the Galaxy S22 Ultra, here are all that you should know about the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+.
1Price & Variants
The Galaxy S22+ comes in 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants priced at Rs 84,999 and Rs 88,999 respectively. As for the Galaxy S22, it also comes in 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants. They are priced at Rs 72,999 and Rs 76,999 respectively.
In India as well, the pre-bookings for the Galaxy S22 Series have begun and customers can do so by paying a token amount of Rs 1999. Customers can pre-book Galaxy S22 Series through ‘Galaxy S22 Pre-reserve VIP Pass’ on Samsung’s India e-Store or the Samsung Store app.
Details about the availability for India are yet to be announced. They will be available in India in Green, Phantom Black, and Phantom White colours.
The Galaxy S22+ has a smaller display in comparison with the S22 Ultra. It has a 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x flat display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. It supports an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz and touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz. The display also gets max brightness of up to 1750 nits. The Galaxy S22’s display gets even smaller at 6.1-inches but with same display specs as the Galaxy S22+, except for lower peak brightness values at 1500 nits. In addition, these panels are protected with Gorilla Glass Victus+, the same as the Ultra.
4Processor, RAM & Storage
The Galaxy S22 series now comes with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC under the hood. This is surprising for the Indian region considering Samsung has been launching Exynos powered Galaxy S series models for quite a while. However, some other European regions will be getting the Exynos 2200 powered models of these devices. As for RAM & Storage, these two phones have LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. But, unfortunately, there’s no support for expandable storage on either of the two phones.
Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 drop a telephoto sensor from the S22 Ultra, and both have an identical triple camera setup. It comprises a 50MP primary wide camera with f/1.8 aperture, multi-directional PDAF and OIS. Then there’s a 10MP telephoto sensor with 3x Optical Zoom support, an f/2.4 aperture, OIS, PDAF and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree FoV. Finally, both of them have a 10MP f/2.2 front-facing camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 is backed by a 3700mAh battery with 25W fast charging and 15W wireless charging support along with reverse wireless charging. The S22+ gets a 4500mAh cell and the same as the S22 Ultra, it has 45W fast wired charging, 15W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging. But, again, none of the models has the charger included in the box, same as last year.
7Additional Features & Software
As for the software, the S22+ and the S22 run on OneUI 4.1 based on Android 12 out of the box. Further, the S22 series will receive 4 major Android OS upgrades and 5 years of security updates. This is excellent news for those who do not upgrade to a new phone often as you’ll remain up to date with the latest software till Android 16.
Additional features include dual speakers and IP68 dust & water resistance. Connectivity options on the devices include UWB support and Wi-Fi 6E on S22+, Wi-Fi 6 on S22, 5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi Direct on both.