Samsung Galaxy S22 release date and features

Samsung's 2022 lineup of flagships, the Galaxy S22 series, consists of three devices, the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra, rounded up as a rather promising dreamteam to spearhead into the competition. 

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is undoubtedly the crown jewel of the lineup, with a sophisticated posh design, top-of-the-line hardware, and an S Pen stylus in tow. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus serve as the more approachable and user-friendly devices, with no-frills designs, and an affordable price tag to boot.

The Galaxy S22 series has been succeeded by both the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S24 series in 2023 and 2024, respectively. 

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Galaxy S22 news

Galaxy S22 Release date

The Galaxy S22 series is now available for purchase. The Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra were announced on February 9, 2022, and got released on the market on February 25, 2022.

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

Galaxy S22 Price

Check out the table below for the latest Galaxy S22 series pricing info. The official pricing of all three devices was updated as soon as the Galaxy S23 series was released, but you can routinely find the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 discounted by a lot as part of 

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 is 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 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:

  • Phantom White
  • Phantom Black
  • Pink Gold
  • Green
  • Bora Purple

Galaxy S22 Ultra colors:

  • Phantom Black
  • Phantom White
  • Burgundy
  • Green

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 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 only supports 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.

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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 the lens employs a so-called Super Clear glass cover, 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 an 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, third-party cases are abundant 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. The deals landscape changes rather quickly, yet the chances of you stumbling upon a saucy bargain when considering either phone of the Galaxy S22 family is big, especially if you check out some of our dedicated deal articles below:

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