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Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra are now official with One UI 4.1 and 5 years of software support: Everything you need to know

Samsung today unveiled Galaxy S22 series – the Galaxy S22, S22, and S22 Ultra. With the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung merges the best of two smartphone series — the powerful Note series and the pro-grade camera and performance of the S series — to set a new standard for premium smartphones.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra features a built-in S Pen, advanced Nightography and video capabilities, and battery life that lasts over a day. Samsung claims that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the most powerful Ultra device Samsung has ever created.

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The S Pen of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the fastest, most responsive S Pen the company ever made. With 70% lower latency, you can write and draw more naturally on the S22 Ultra’s expansive screen, and explore apps in new ways.

 Samsung brought Advanced Nightography features on the entire S22 family of devices, allowing you to snap crisp, clear videos on both the front and back cameras, whether you’re recording during the day or night.

The S22 Ultra is built with a 2.4um pixel sensor — Samsung’s largest pixel sensor ever, enabling its camera lenses to capture more light and data, optimizing the lighting and detail of your video clips. Plus, S22 Ultra’s advanced Super Clear Glass lens helps you make smoother and clearer nighttime videos without flares. Meanwhile, video Auto Framing ensures your camera always captures exactly who you want, whether that’s one person or ten.

With zooming capabilities that will get you 100x closer to the action. The S22 Ultra’s camera is packed with new AI-supported features like Portrait mode.

The Galaxy S22 and S22+ are designed to deliver next-level camera experiences. Both Galaxy S22 and S22+ are built with a powerful 50MP main camera, 10MP tele-lens, and 12MP ultra-wide lens. Both devices are powered by advanced VDIS technology which minimizes vibrations, so you get smooth, sharp footage even when you’re on the move.

The Galaxy S22 and S22+ are also equipped with Samsung’s latest AI technology that takes your photos to the next level. It’s easy to take perfect Portrait mode photos with the new AI Stereo Depth Map, and your subjects will look better than ever with even the smallest details appearing crisp and clear thanks to a sophisticated AI algorithm.

The Galaxy S22 series offers exclusive access to the Expert RAW app, which features a comprehensive suite of in-camera editing tools that deliver a DSLR-like experience and let you enjoy more creative control.

With the ability to save photos in the RAW format up to 16bit, you can take more control over your edits with more of your images’ data.

And just like a DSLR camera, you can brighten or darken your photos with ISO settings and shutter speed, adjust the white balance to make your photo more warm or cool, and manually focus on your desired subject to get your images looking exactly the way you want.

The S22 Ultra is equipped with the latest 4nm processor, which powers Samsung’s most advanced AI and ML processing. It also features Wi-Fi 6E, up to twice as fast as Wi-Fi 6. The Galaxy S22 Ultra can run for more than a full day in a single full charge with the 5000mAh battery. The S22 Ultra also supports 45W super-fast charging, so you can record more than 50 minutes of video — after a 10-minute charge.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra has an immersive 6.8-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a peak brightness of 1,750 nits. The device comes with the Vision Booster technology, which enables S22 Ultra’s screen to intelligently adjust brightness throughout the day.

The Galaxy S22 and S22+ come equipped with a Dynamic AMOLED5 2X display. The Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch display with a peak brightness of 1,300nits and the Galaxy S22+ has a 6.6-inch display with a peak brightness of 1,750nits.

The Galaxy S22 is built with a robust all-day battery (3700 mAh) and 25W fast charging that never slows you down, and Galaxy S22+ features a super-powerful battery (4500 mAh) that can last even longer than a day on a single charge. The Galaxy S22+ also offers 45W super-fast charging, so you don’t have to wait when your power is running low. All three smartphones support up to 15W wireless charging.

For the best possible mobile performance and experience, the entire Galaxy S22 series will be supported by up to four generations of Android OS upgrades. These new smartphones are launched with the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 OS.

The Galaxy S22 series is secured by Samsung’s powerful Knox Vault security platform, which includes a secure processor and memory that completely isolates sensitive data like your passwords, biometrics, or Blockchain keys from the phone’s main operating system.

One UI’s privacy dashboard and Indicator make it easy to see which apps are accessing your data and camera, so you can decide whether to grant or deny permission to each app. The Galaxy S22 series also introduces several new security features, including the ARM micro-architecture, which helps prevent cyberattacks that target your operating system and memory.

The Galaxy S22 series also brings you Samsung Wallet — a seamless, convenient, and secure experience to make everyday life easier. Samsung Wallet combines digital payment, ID, keys, and asset management into one tool to simplify your routines, from showing your student ID to compiling travel documents before a flight.

The Galaxy S22 series is also the first smartphone to feature the new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+. The Galaxy S22 series devices are equipped with this tough glass on the front and back, so you can worry less about accidental drops.

Availability

Starting on February 25, 2022, Galaxy S22 series will be widely available in carriers and Unlocked by Samsung versions through Samsung.com, carriers, and retailers online. These devices will be available in the following colors and memory options:

  • Galaxy S22 Ultra: Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Burgundy in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB models with 8GB and 12GB RAM
  • Galaxy S22/22+: Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold in 128GB and 256GB models with 8GB RAM

Price:

  • Galaxy S22 Ultra 8+128GB: $1,199 / £1,149 / €1,249
  • 12+256GB: £1,249 / €1,349
  • 12+512GB: £1,329 / €1,449
  • 1TB: £1,499 / €1,649
  • Galaxy S22 8GB+128GB: $799 / £769 / €849
  • 8GB+256GB: £819 / €899
  • Galaxy S22+ 8GB+128GB: $999 / £949 / €1,049
  • 8+256GB: £999 / €1,099

Samsung Care+, a dedicated product support service covering accidental damages, repairs, and more, will be available for the Galaxy S22 series.

Alongside the new S22 series, Samsung also introduced an all-new line of tablets and a pack of updated features for Galaxy Watch 4 so that Galaxy users can stay connected in every aspect of their lives.

The Galaxy Tab S8 series ­— including Tab S8, Tab S8+, and Tab S8 Ultra — is Samsung’s most versatile line of tablets ever, built and designed to meet the ever-changing needs of those who work, study, play, and create.


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UPDATE 10: Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra to support 45W charging


JANUARY 29, 2022 (02:36 ET) We have already seen almost all about the upcoming Galaxy S22 series. The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra have now appeared on Denmark’s DEMKO certification platform, which reveals the battery charging speed information.

 

Accordign to the certification, the standrd Galaxy S22 will support for 25W fast charging, while the Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra will support 45W fast charging.

 

As we know (thanks to tons of leaks,) the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra will come with a 3,700 mAh, a 4,500 mAh battery, and a 5,000 mAh battery respectively.

 

 


UPDATE 9:  A new Galaxy S22+ leak reveals design and some specs


JANUARY 17, 2022 (06: 11 ET) There’s a new leak about the Galaxy S22+, thanks to Ishan Agarwal (via 91mobiles). The Galaxy S22+ has a rectangular triple camera setup on the back and a centered hole-punch cutout for the front camera. The device will feature a 50MP+12MP+10MP triple camera setup.

 

You can also see the power button and volume rocker at the right side. The leak has also revealed that the Galaxy S22+ will come with the Exynos 2200 processor in the UK.

 

The S22+ will support adaptive refresh rate and the peak brightness of 1,750nits. It packs with a 4,500mAh battery and 45W fast charging support.

Image:91mobiles


UPDATE 8: Galaxy S22 Ultra appears on Geekbench


JANUARY 15, 2022 (10:25 ET) The launching of the Galaxy S22 is coming next month. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has now spotted on the benchmark.

 

According to the online listing, the S22 Ultra with model number SM-S908N is running Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 12GB of RAM, and Android 12.

 


UPDATE 7:


DECEMBER 31, 2021 (11:17 ET) We now have a new set of renders of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, thanks to

91Mobiles and Evan Blass. You can see the Galaxy S22 Ultra from all angles and in four different color variants.

Image: @EvLeaks

In the renders, you can see the identical design to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with the four cameras and the laser auto-focus module at the back. You also have a clear look at S Pen of the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

 

Alongside the Galaxy S22 Ultra, you can also see the smaller Galaxy S22 in the leak images, the publisher shares the images in the green, pink gold, black, and white variants of the Galaxy S22.

Image: 91Mobiles

 

 


UPDATE 6:


DECEMBER 28, 2021 (11:00 ET) According to a new report from SamMobile, the Galaxy S22 Ultra could get the 1TB storage variant. The Galaxy S10+ was the last Galaxy device with the 1TB storage option.

 

According to rumors, the S22 Ultra will miss the expandable storage support using the SDcard.

 


UPDATE 5:


DECEMBER 27, 2021 (11:01 ET) We now have a new leak of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Thanks to tipster @hypark22, who has published images of the dummy unit of the Galaxy S22 Ultra in black variant on Twitter. Check the tweet below.

 


UPDATE 4:


DECEMBER 24, 2021 (09:30 ET) According to rumors, the Galaxy S22 Ultra to feature a 108MP primary camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, two 10MP telephoto cameras with 3x and 10x optical zoom option. The device will also have and a 40MP front camera.

 

As per the latest rumor, the device will offer a massive upgrade in camera quality, in both the image and video department.

 

The keypoints are:

  • Super HDR colors feature
  • Super ISO Pro feature
  • Improved video quality with better colors and lower noise

 


UPDATE 3:


December 22, 2021 (10:35 AM EST) Samsung is delaying the S22 launch? According to a new rumor, Samsung may be delaying the launching of the Galaxy S22 series. As per the report, the main reason for this delay is Supply chain issues. It has caused the company to cancel the February 8 launch and February 18 release date for the Galaxy S22 series. There’s no confirmation about the Galaxy Unpacked event from Samsung.

 


UPDATE 2:


December 21, 2021 (11:21 AM EST) We now have our first look at the Galaxy S22 Ultra in Rose Gold color, courtesy of @BenGeskin.


UPDATE 1:


December 21, 2021 (08:16 AM EST) According to the rumors, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will also be available in a new green variant. The S22 flagship series is rumored to come in black, red, and white variants. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S22 series at an Unpacked event in early February.

 

Check the concept render by letsgodigital below:


 

According to rumors, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be available in 4 colors: green, black, white, and dark red. The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will come in white, black, green, beige, rose gold, light blue, and grey. The Galaxy S22+ will also be coming in violet color.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1/Exynos 2200, a 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED display, a quad-lens camera system, a 108MP main sensor, a 40MP front camera, 45W fast charging, and a dedicated S Pen slot. The Galaxy S22 series will likely come with the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 out of the box.


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