Samsung debuts trio of premium phones for new Galaxy S22 series

Samsung held its first highly anticipated Galaxy Unpacked event for 2022 this afternoon, bringing with it three new models of flagship phone in the form of the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra.

The South Korean firm debuting three new devices was expected by many, but the most interesting element for many tuning into the livestream was what influence the Galaxy Note series would be playing.

In the lead up to today’s event, Samsung executives teased that features from the Galaxy Note may find its way to the S22 lineup and it is the Ultra model that sports it, with an S Pen stylus recessed in the frame of the flagship phone.

What this means for the Galaxy Note series down the line remains to be seen, but it now looks like the Ultra model features a bit more than its previous iterations, which had larger displays and higher resolution camera arrays.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 in Burgundy.

That is still present here, with the S22 Ultra housing a 108MP primary camera on the rear, which is supported by a 12MP ultra-wide, a pair of 10MP telephoto lenses and a 40MP selfie camera up front.

As for the display, it is a 6.8″ Edge QHD offering with ultra narrow bezels, as well as aluminium frame which is decidedly more curved on the sides than the other S22 models in the lineup.

Looking at other notable specifications on the Ultra, a 5 000mAh battery is present, along with both 8GB and 12GB RAM options, as well as 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB onboard storage sizes.

While the Ultra leads the way in terms of specifications, there are similarities between the different Galaxy S22 phones, with all three running Qualcomm’s new 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor.

This means that all three feature the same AI to power the editing and image capturing capabilities that Samsung have added to the mix for its new flagship phones.

There’s also support for 5G and WiFi 6E, for those interested in connectivity and an IP68 rating if there are any durability concerns.

Sadly though, Samsung is sticking to its guns when it comes to what’s inside the box, with no charger present for the S22 series. As such, those without a compatible charger will need to purchase one, with up to 45W supported for wired and 15W for wireless.

At the time of writing, local pricing and availability have not been disclosed, but we will be sharing that information as soon as we have it.


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