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Samsung Galaxy S22 release date and features

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is now official. The lineup consists of three devices, the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra, teaming up for another exciting chapter in Samsung’s expansive smartphone story.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is undoubtedly the crown jewel of the new lineup, with a sophisticated design and an S Pen in tow. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus serve as more approachable and user-friendly devices, with familiar design and a more affordable price tag.

Now that the Galaxy S22 series is official and on sale, the world is slowly turning to the upcoming Galaxy S23 series, which is expected in early 2023. You can read everything there is about it right here in our dedicated Galaxy S23 hub.

What's more, Samsung is readying itself to release the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 series this August. You can reserve yours now!

Reserve the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 now

You can reserve your Galaxy Z Fold 4 or Galaxy Z Flip 4 now at Samsung's online store. The foldable phones are expected to be revealed on August 10 and be available on the market around August 26.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Reserve the next Galaxy and get $200 off in Samsung credits as well as some exclusive offers.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Reserve the next Galaxy and get up to $200 off in Samsung Credit, excellent trade-in value, and exclusive colors.

The 512GB Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra can be had for just $299.99

With $1000 off for an S21 Ultra trade-in and a free 512GB storage upgrade, the S22 Ultra can be had for up to $1100 off.
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The Samsung Galaxy S22+ is now $800 off

Grab a free 256GB storage upgrade to add to the enhanced $700 trade-in credit.
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The 256GB Samsung Galaxy S22 can be had for a $100 instead of $849

The Galaxy S22's storage upgrade to 256GB is now free, plus you can get up to $700 off with a trade-in.
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Save $825 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

The 128GB Tab S8 Ultra enjoys $675 enhanced trade-in credit, plus free Galaxy Buds Pro earphones with a purchase.
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Galaxy S22 Release date

The Galaxy S22 series is now available for purchase.

Here's how this announcement/release window stacks up to some previous Galaxy flagships:

Galaxy S22 Price

This is what the Galaxy S22 series costs:

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 launch price: $799 (no change vs Galaxy S21)
  • Samsung Galaxy S22+ launch price: $999 (no change vs S21+)
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra launch price: $1199 (no change vs S21 Ultra)

What are the Galaxy S22 Specs?

In terms of display size, Samsung slightly decreased screen sizes across the board in comparison with last year’s Galaxy S21 series. Thus, we get a Galaxy S22 with a 6.1-inch display, an S22 Plus with a 6.6-inch one, and an S22 Ultra with a 6.8-inch display. The Galaxy S22 Ultra can intelligently switch between 1fps and 120fps depending on the on-screen content that the user is enjoying, while the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus can switch between 48 and 120Hz.

The Galaxy S22 series are powered by its own Exynos and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon’s top chipset depending on the region. The top Qualcomm chipset right now is built with a 4nm manufacturing process and comes with a high-performance Cortex-X2 core at 3000 MHz, three Cortex-A710 cores running at 2500 MHz, and Cortex-A510 cores clocked at up to 1800 MHz. 

The 4nm Exynos 2200 sports the latest and greatest ARM-based CPU cores and an upgraded neural processing unit (NPU) to give the component a powerful edge in mobile gaming, photography, and social media apps. It also comes with the AMD RDNA 2 GPU, which brings ray tracing to mobile GPUs for the very first time and promises exceptional gaming performance.

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Galaxy S22 reviews

You can find our full reviews of the Galaxy S22 lineup here:

Galaxy S22 comparisons

Of course, no device should be only viewed in a vacuum. That's why we've compared the Galaxy S22 series against most of its competition:

Galaxy S22 Ultra:

Galaxy S22 Plus:

Galaxy S22:

In what colors is the Galaxy S22 available?

There's a pretty big difference between the Galaxy S22/S22+ and the S22 Ultra model in terms of colors. You can read everything about that in our dedicated Galaxy S22 colors article here, but here's the gist of it:

Galaxy S22/S22+ colors:

  • White
  • Phantom Black
  • Pink Gold
  • Green
  • Cream ( exclusive)
  • Violet ( exclusive)
  • Sky Blue ( exclusive)
  • Graphite ( exclusive)

Galaxy S22 Ultra colors:

  • Black
  • White
  • Burgundy
  • Green
  • Graphite ( exclusive)
  • Red ( exclusive)
  • Sky Blue ( exclusive)

What is the Galaxy S22 battery capacity?

  • Galaxy S22: 3,700mAh
  • Galaxy S22+: 4,500mAh
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra: 5,000mAh

The Galaxy S22 battery is a smaller 3700mAh unit compared to the 4000mAh battery on the Galaxy S21. The Galaxy S22+ scores yet another downgrade—it has a 4500mAh battery compared to the 4800mAh component on the Galaxy S21+. The only one of the three models not losing any battery capacity this year is actually the Galaxy S22 Ultra with its 5000mAh battery matching the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Have in mind that chargers and data cables are sold separately.

When it comes to charging, the smallest Galaxy S22 has picked the short stick. It’s the only to only feature 25W wired charging, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra and S22 Plus can benefit from up to 45W of fast wired charging. This helps them get juiced to more than 50% in less than 20 minutes. All phones support 15W wireless charging, and have Wireless PowerShare so that you can share your battery juice with other compatible devices.

You can check out more information on the Galaxy S22 battery in our dedicated article here to find out if it's an upgrade or disappointment.

What are the Galaxy S22 camera specs?

  • Galaxy S22 Ultra: 108MP main with f/1.8 aperture, 12MP ultra-wide-angle, 10MP 3X telephoto with f/2.4 aperture and OIS, 10MP 10X telephoto with f/4.9 aperture and OIS
  • Galaxy S22+: 50MP main, 12MP ultra-wide, 10MP 3X telephoto, 10MP selfie camera
  • Galaxy S22: 50MP main, 12MP ultra-wide, 10MP 3X telephoto, 10MP selfie camera

The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a 108MP main camera with a third-generation ISOCELL HM3 sensor and protected by Super Clear lens, which should improve low-light image quality. The 12MP ultra-wide camera has a 120-degree field of view and an F2.2 aperture. There are also two telephoto cameras: a 3X 10MP telephoto with an F2.4 aperture, and a dedicated 10X 10MP periscope with an F4.9 aperture. The maximum amount of zoom on the Galaxy S22 Ultra is 100X Space Zoom. Finally, there’s a 40MP selfie camera.

Learn all about the Samsung Galaxy S22 camera here.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus share less impressive but similar camera setups. Both have 50MP main cameras, with an F1.8 aperture and wide 85-degree field-of-view. The 12MP ultra-wide camera is similar to the one found on the S22 Ultra and comes with a F2.2 aperture and 120-degree field of view. Finally, there’s a single 3X 10MP telephoto camera on both devices, with an F2.4 aperture and image stabilization. The selfie camera clocks in at 10MP.

What are the best Galaxy S22 accessories?

Aside from the official Samsung cases for the Galaxy S22 series, which will most certainly be the best fit for your new Samsung phone, there's an abundance of third-party cases as well. Here are the best ones so far:

You've got to protect the front of the phones as well. We've rounded up some great screen protectors as well. Check them out here:

What are the best Galaxy S22 deals

While deals usually change pretty quickly, we try to stay on top of them. Here's the one you need to know about right now:

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