Samsung Galaxy S22 Review, Release Date, Price, Specs, Camera

Samsung Galaxy S22 Review, Release Date, Price, Specs, Camera

Samsung Galaxy S22 Quick Review

While the Samsung Galaxy S22 series is still a ways off, with a launch date of January or February 2022, leaks and rumors have been pouring in for all three models.

These will replace the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra from 2021 but will also have to replace the canceled Samsung Galaxy Note 21 from 2021.

Despite several unofficial leaks, nothing is known about Samsung’s next flagship S series smartphone. The Galaxy S21 FE is nearly guaranteed to be announced before the S22.

Due to the cancellation of the Galaxy Note 21, the Galaxy S22 will be Samsung’s first big-screen phone in a year, replacing the Galaxy Note 21. The Galaxy S22 is the next powerful Android phone for most people. Still, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with S Pen pen support and the clamshell Galaxy Z Flip 3 are also worth mentioning.

From now until the Galaxy S22’s launch in early 2022, we’ll be collecting all the leaks, rumors, and news we receive about it. We’ll be tracking the Galaxy S22’s release date, price, features, and rumors, as well as leaked photographs of the phone.

All about the Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung Galaxy S22 Release Date:

Rumors indicate a February release, with an announcement on February 8. It hasn’t been verified, but it should arrive in early 2022.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Pricing:

Pricing is unknown. However, the Samsung Galaxy S21 began at $799 / £769 / AU$1,249, so we may see a comparable price.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Design:

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus are expected to appear identical to their predecessors, with the S22 Ultra resembling the Galaxy Note line.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Colors:

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ come in white, Dark black, rose gold, and green, while the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra may come in black, white, green, and dark red.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Display:

In addition to the 6.06-inch Galaxy S22, the S22 Plus and S22 Ultra are expected to boast 6.55-inch screens. All three versions are expected to feature 120Hz refresh rates. However, the lesser two will likely have FHD+ resolutions, while the Ultra will likely have QHD+.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Camera:

The S22 and S22 Plus are rumored to sport 50 MP primary, 12 MP ultra-wide, and 12 MP telephoto cameras. The Ultra may have a 108 MP primary camera, a 12 MP ultra-wide, and two 12 MP telephoto lenses.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Specs:

Depending on location, expect the Snapdragon 898 or Exynos 2200 processor, with probably the exact RAM and storage as the S21 line. The Ultra model has up to 16GB RAM and 512GB storage, while the other variants have 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Battery:

The S22 will have a 3,700mAh battery, the S22 Plus 4,500mAh, and the S22 Ultra 5,000mAh. Except for the Ultra, they are all smaller than S21 batteries. The S22 Ultra’s charging speed may be boosted to 45W.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Review, Release Date, Price, Specs, Camera 2

Earlier Samsung Galaxy S22 release date rumors suggested January 2022, but a February launch seems more realistic.

According to Leaker Jon Prosser, the phone would be presented on February 8 and released on February 18.

That broad time range makes it reasonable since we expect Samsung to launch the phone in mid-January like it did in 2021.

We’ve also heard the phones went into significant production in late October, putting a late January or early February launch in the bag as well.

So, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series will debut in January or February 2022? There’s no assurance, and a new report claims the company will delay the phone to release the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE instead.

Samsung may opt to release the phone in February or March, as is its custom. Nonetheless, the company may unveil the handsets much sooner than the expected launch date.

It’s been rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S22 series will arrive in December.

So, while no one knows what to anticipate from Samsung, our best bet is another January launch. Still, we’ll update when leaks start revealing more specifics about the release date.


We don’t know the exact price of the Samsung Galaxy S22 yet, but we expect it to be similar to the Galaxy S21.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 starts at $799, the S21 Plus at $999, the S21 Ultra at $1,199, £1,149, and AU$1,849.


The general design of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series may be relatively similar to the current range, so don’t expect significant cosmetic changes, at least from the regular S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus.

Official renderings of all three handsets have now been released unofficially by a credible source. The S22 and S22 Plus have the same appearance as their predecessors, but the S22 Ultra is unique. A backplate for the S22 Ultra has also leaked.

In addition to the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 Pro and the Galaxy Note 22 Ultra have been rumored. The S22 Ultra is expected to replace the Note 22, according to recent leaks.

They show a unique design from the S22 and S22 Plus (or S22 Pro) – and that is reminiscent of previous Note handsets. The S21 Ultra should support the S Pen stylus.

We’ve even seen hands-on photographs of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, as seen below. These have an S Pen slot, a curved screen, and cameras that stick out from the back rather than grouped.

Case renderings for the three phones have surfaced, showing a similar design to the photos mentioned above. The S22 Ultra gets a Note-like to revamp and even an S Pen slot.

The Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus may be somewhat thicker and more rounded than their predecessors. Still, they should generally be identical – however, one leak suggests they have flatter backs.

We’ve also spotted what seems to be a screen protector for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, with angular corners like prior leaks.

We now know the Galaxy S22’s size and weight. From Leaker Ice Universe, the Samsung Galaxy S22 measures 146 x 70 x 7.6mm. It weighs 167g, while the Galaxy S22 Plus weighs 197g, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra weighs 228g. That makes these phones somewhat smaller than their predecessors.



Colors haven’t leaked yet, although one insider thinks they’re different from last year. The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus will be white, black, rose gold, and green. At the same time, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be available in black, white, or dark red, with another source adding green.

It appears these colors (including green for the S22 Ultra) are plausible. The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes in gray, white, and pink, while the S21 Plus comes in black, silver, gold, and red.

If this leak is accurate, the green Samsung Galaxy S22 will look, unlike any green we’ve seen on current models.


Samsung Galaxy S22 will have a 6.06-inch screen, Galaxy S22 Plus will have a 6.55-inch (down from 6.7), and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra may feature a 6.81-inch screen (up from 6.8).

Also, only the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will have an LTPO panel, making it the sole model with a variable refresh rate. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus may be the only one with a glass back, considering the standard S21 already has one.

We’ve heard the exact sizes, 120Hz refresh rates, FHD+ resolution on the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus, and QHD+ on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will reportedly boast the brightest screen Samsung has ever put on a phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ may feature flat screens, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra may have a slight curvature.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Review, Camera

One leaker claims the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus will include a 50 MP primary sensor, a 12.0 MP ultra-wide, and a 12 MP telephoto (capable of 3.0x optical zoom).

In September, a leaker believes Samsung will debut its new ISOCELL cameras, including the 50 MP and a new 200 MP sensor.

It also doesn’t sound like the Galaxy S22’s back camera will contain a 3D time-of-flight sensor. It wasn’t on the Galaxy S21 either, so that may disappoint those hoping for a comeback.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was rumored to contain a 200 MP primary camera and a selfie hidden under the display. According to new sources, Samsung will choose a 108MP sensor with a “polish” not seen on prior models rather than a 200 MP sensor.

According to another source, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a 108 MP primary camera, two 12 MP telephoto cameras, and a 12 MP ultra-wide. In contrast, the other two variants will have the camera setups mentioned (a 50 MP primary sensor, a 12 MP ultra-wide, and a 12 MP telephoto).

The S22 and S22 Plus have 3x optical zoom, while the S22 Ultra has 3x and 10x optical zoom. We’ve heard that allegation before, albeit one source says the zoom snappers are 10 MP rather than 12 MP.

According to another source, the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s cameras have the exact megapixel count as the S21 Ultra but with slightly different apertures.

However, we’ve heard the 200 MP claim again, coupled with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s Penta-lens camera allegedly using Olympus tech. We’ve also heard about the Olympus cooperation.

The Galaxy S22 won’t feature an under-display selfie camera, according to a source. Since the quality isn’t good enough, the camera is still visible under the screen. Samsung can’t make enough of them right now.

As for the medium zoom ranges, one source claims they will be digital or hybrid, with the most incredible optical zoom (likely 10x) being optical.

Considering the S22 Ultra has two zoom cameras, we doubt it has continuous optical zoom, as having two shouldn’t be necessary.

We now know the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus’s front-facing cameras and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.


Samsung Galaxy S22 Review, Specs

One source expects an Exynos 2200 chipset with an AMD GPU. We’ve heard this before since a previous leak stated Samsung was working on a new chipset alongside AMD.

SUBSEQUENTLY, the AMD cooperation has been verified, bringing ray tracing and variable rate shading to the chipset, hence the Samsung Galaxy S22.

However, a leaker reports Samsung has trouble producing this chipset. Thus most areas may receive a Snapdragon instead (likely the rumored Snapdragon 898). Then we learned that two CPUs would be utilized, with most areas getting the Snapdragon variant.

We’ve lately learned that production issues may prevent all areas from receiving the Snapdragon 898.

Samsung has indicated that the Exynos 2200 would be introduced on November 19. The Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus will have 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have 12GB or 16GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of storage.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, like its predecessor, has 8GB of RAM. The results for the Exynos 2200 model are alarmingly low, but the phone may have been in the power-saving mode for some reason, which would explain it.

Plus, while the RAM quantity may remain the same, Samsung may employ faster RAM since it has announced RAM over 1.3x quicker while consuming nearly 20% less power. But the company hasn’t confirmed if this RAM would be used in the Galaxy S22 series.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 may also feature vapor chambers to keep cool. Samsung has utilized this function before but not in every subsequent flagship. However, the company may bring them back for its 2022 flagships, perhaps including the Galaxy S22.

While keeping phones’ internals cool is essential for performance, vapor chambers aren’t the only way to do it. Therefore the Galaxy S22 may not get one.

Finally, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is rumored to support Samsung’s S Pen pen, as the S21 Ultra does. The S21 Ultra doesn’t have a slot for it, although the upcoming phone may.


It is expected to have a 3,800mAh battery, 4,600mAh for the Plus, and 5,200mAh for the Ultra. Except for the S22 Ultra, which has the same battery size as the Galaxy S21 series.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus battery may be even smaller, at 4,500mAh. 5,000mAh for the Galaxy S22 Ultra has also been seen.

According to many sources, the Samsung Galaxy S22 will have a 3,700mAh battery – that’s the ‘normal’ capacity (what’s usually touted), but the ‘rated’ capacity is 3,590mAh.

Furthermore, Samsung has announced that future smartphones will not come with chargers. So you should expect to buy one if you don’t already have one with your Samsung flagship.

Also, Samsung is reportedly testing 45W or 65W charging power. The S21 series had 25W, whereas the S20 Ultra had 45W.

Notably, 45W powering has been rumored, but only on the S22 Ultra. Other mid-range and premium Android handsets vary from 65W to 120W.

A certification listing says what will limit the whole range to 25W charging.

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