Samsung Galaxy S22 Wikipedia

Line of high-end Android smartphones by Samsung Electronics

Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

S22 (left), S22+ (center), S22 Ultra (right)

CodenameRainbowBrandSamsung GalaxyManufacturerSamsungSloganThe Epic Standard
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the New Note (Replaced the Note Series)
SeriesGalaxy S seriesModelInternational models:
SM-S901x (S22)
SM-S906x (S22+)
SM-S908x (S22 Ultra)
(last letter varies by carrier and international models)
Japanese models:
SCG13 (au, S22)
SC-51C (NTT Docomo, S22)
SCG14 (au, S22 Ultra)
SC-52C (NTT Docomo, S22 Ultra)

Compatible networks2G, 3G, 4G, 5GFirst releasedPredecessorSamsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Galaxy Note 20
TypeForm factorSlateDimensions * S22: mm (5.7 in) H
70.6 mm (2.78 in) W
7.6 mm (0.30 in) D

* S22+: .4 mm (6.20 in) H
75.8 mm (2.98 in) W
7.6 mm (0.30 in) D

* S22 Ultra: .3 mm (6.43 in) H
77.9 mm (3.07 in) W
8.9 mm (0.35 in) D

Mass * S22: 167 g (5.9 oz)
* S22+: 195 g (6.9 oz)
* S22 Ultra: 228 g (8.0 oz)

Operating systemOriginal: Android 12 with One UI 4.1 Current: Android 13 with One UI 5.0System-on-chipCPU * Exynos: Octa-core, (1×2.80 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
* Snapdragon: Octa-core, (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.70 GHz Cortex-A510)

GPUMemory * S22/S22+: 8 GB RAM
* S22 Ultra: 8/12 GB RAM

Storage * UFS 3.1
* S22/S22+: 128/256 GB
* S22 Ultra: 128/256/512 GB/2 TB

Removable storageNoneSIMnanoSIM, eSIM
Single SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM in dual stand-by
Battery * S22: 3700 mAh
* S22+: 4500 mAh
* S22 Ultra: 5000 mAh

Charging * USB PD:
* S22: 25 W (PPS), 15W (non-PPS)
* S22+/S22 Ultra: 45W (PPS), 15W (non-PPS)

All models: 15W wirelessDisplay * Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O capacitive touchscreen, HDR10+,1B colours, Peak brightness 1750 nits
* S22: 6.1 in (150 mm) 1080 × 2340 (425 ppi), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 120 Hz refresh rate
* S22+: 6.6 in (170 mm) 1080 × 2340 (393 ppi), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 120 Hz
* S22 Ultra: 7.6 in (190 mm) 1440 × 3088 (500 ppi), 19.3:9 aspect ratio, 120 Hz LTPO

External displayAlways onSoundDolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKGRear camera * S22/S22+: 50 MP, f/1.8, 24 mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS MP, f/2.4, 70 mm (telephoto), 1/3.94″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom MP, f/2.2, 13 mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video

* S22 Ultra: 108 MP, f/1.8, 24 mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS MP, f/4.9, 230 mm (telephoto), 1/3.52″, 1.12µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom MP, f/2.4, 70 mm (telephoto), 1/3.52″, 1.12µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom MP, f/2.2, 13 mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video

Front camera * S22/S22+: 10 MP, f/2.2, 26 mm (wide), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
* S22 Ultra: 40 MP, f/2.2, 26 mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.7µm, PDAF

ConnectivityUSB-C 3.2
Wi-Fi 802.12 7, dual-band (S22)/tri-band (S22+/S22 Ultra), Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE

Data inputsWater resistanceIP68 water/dust resistance, up to 1.5 m for 30 minutesWebsiteReferences[1][2][3][4]The Samsung Galaxy S22 is a series of Android-based smartphones designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Samsung Electronics as part of its Galaxy S series. Unveiled at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event on 9 February 2022.

They collectively serve as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. The first three smartphones were unveiled at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event on 9 February 2022.

The S22 series consists of the base Galaxy S22 model, the plus Galaxy S22+ model, and the camera-note-focused Galaxy S22 Ultra model. The S22 Ultra serves as the official successor to the Samsung Galaxy Note20 series and Note lineup. There are numerous critical upgrades the phones possess over the previous models, in addition to improved specifications, an enhanced camera system supporting 8K video recording (7680×4320) at 24 frames per second, and a super-resolution zoom of 30–100x, for the ultra model.

The three phones were released in the United States and Europe on 25 February 2022. The Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra launch prices started at $799.99, $999.99, and $1199.99, respectively. [5]

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series was unveiled on 9 February 2022 as the successors of the Galaxy S21 series. All devices’ design schemes are identical to the previous model, with the exception of the S22 Ultra, retaining the camera modules without the camera bump and body akin to the discontinued note lineup. The base model possesses a glass back instead of the (plastic) polycarbonate back the S21 initially had. The S22 and S22+ contain similar software, composition, and hardware to last year’s models, with minor distinctions. The S22 Ultra underwent an incredible revamp, with the phone serving as the successor to the ended Galaxy Note series. The device sports a rectangular body, individual camera module elements absent of the camera bump, and an integrated S-pen, a signature of the note series. The S22 Ultra serves as the high-end professional model of the lineup and successor to the S21 Ultra.

The S22 line consists of three devices. The Galaxy S22 is the least expensive with a 6.1-inch (155 mm) screen. The Galaxy S22+ has similar hardware in a larger form factor, with a 6.6-inch (168 mm) screen, faster charging and a larger battery capacity. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 6.8-inch (173 mm) screen and the largest battery capacity in the lineup, with a more advanced camera setup and a higher resolution display compared to the S22 and S22+, as well as an embedded S Pen – the first in the S Series as a whole.

The Galaxy S22 series has a design similar to preceding S series phones, with an Infinity-O display containing a circular cutout in the top center for the front selfie camera. All three models use Gorilla Glass Victus+ for the back panel, unlike the S21 series which had plastic on the smaller S21. The rear camera array on the S22 and S22+ has a metallic surround, while the S22 Ultra has a separate lens protrusion for each camera element.

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The S22 line comprises three models with various hardware specifications. Except for some African and all European countries that utilize the Exynos 2200, all models outside these regions utilize the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

The S22 series feature “Dynamic AMOLED 2X” displays with HDR10+ support and “dynamic tone mapping” technology. All models utilize a second-generation ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint sensor.[6]

ModelDisplay sizeDisplay resolution[6]Max refresh rateVariable refresh rateShapeS226.1 in (155 mm)2340× Hz48 Hz to 120 HzFlat sidesS22+6.6 in (168 mm)2340× Hz48 Hz to 120 HzFlat sidesS22 Ultra7.6 in (193 mm)3088× Hz1 Hz to 120 HzCurved sidesStorage[edit]
ModelsGalaxy S22Galaxy S22+Galaxy S22 Ultra[6]RAMStorageRAMStorageRAMStorageVariant 18GB128GB8GB128GB8GB128GBVariant 28GB256GB8GB256GB12GB256GBVariant GB512GBVariant GB6TBThe S22 and S22+ offer 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB and 256 GB options for internal storage. The S22 Ultra has 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB as well as a 12 GB option with 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB options for internal storage. Unlike the S21 Ultra, the S22 Ultra doesn’t feature a model with a 16 GB RAM variant. All three models lack a microSD card slot.

The S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra contain non-removable 3,700 mAh, 4,500 mAh, and 5000 mAh Li-Po batteries respectively. The S22 supports wired charging over USB-C at up to 25W (using USB Power Delivery) while the S22+ and S22 Ultra have faster 45W charging. Tests found there’s no significant difference between the 45W and 25W charging speeds.[7] All three have Qi inductive charging up to 15W. The phones also have the ability to charge other Qi-compatible devices from the S22’s own battery power, which is branded as “Wireless PowerShare,” at up to 4.5W.

All three phones support 5G SA/NSA networks. The Galaxy S22 supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, while the Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra support Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3. The S22+ and S22 Ultra models also support Ultra Wideband (UWB) for short-range communications similar to NFC (not to be confused with 5G mmWave, which is marketed as Ultra Wideband by Verizon). Samsung uses this technology for their new “SmartThings Find” feature and the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+.

Camera comparison on Galaxy S22 Series[6]ModelsGalaxy S22 & S22+Galaxy S22 UltraWideSpecs50 MP, f/1.8, 24 mm, 1/1.56″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS108 MP, f/1.8, 24 mm, 1/1.33″, PDAF, Laser AF, OISModelSamsung S5KGN5Samsung S5KHM3UltrawideSpecs12 MP, f/2.2, 13 mm, 1/2.55″, Dual Pixel PDAF on S22 UltraModelSony IMX563[8]TelephotoSpecs10 MP, f/2.4, 70 mm, 1/3.94″, PDAF, OIS10 MP, f/2.4, 70 mm, 1/3.52″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OISModelSamsung S5K3K1Sony IMX754Periscope TelephotoSpecs-10 MP, f/4.9, 240 mm, 1/3.52″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OISModelSony IMX754FrontSpecs10 MP, f/2.2, 26 mm, 1/3.24″, PDAF40 MP, f/2.2, 26 mm, 1/2.8″, PDAFModelSony IMX374Samsung S5KGH1The S22 and S22+ have a 50 MP wide sensor, a 10 MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom, and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor. The S22 Ultra retains its predecessor’s 108 MP sensor with 12-bit HDR. It also has two 10 MP telephoto sensors with 3x and 10x optical zoom as well as a 12 MP ultrawide sensor. The front-facing camera uses a 10 MP sensor on the S22 and S22+, and a 40 MP sensor on the S22 Ultra.

The Galaxy S22 series can record HDR10+ video and support HEIF.[6]

Supported video modes[edit]
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series supports the following video modes:[6]

Still frames extracted from high resolution footage can act as standalone photographs.

S Pen[edit]
The S22 Ultra is the first S series phone to include a built-in S Pen, a hallmark feature of the Galaxy Note series. The S Pen has latency at 2.8ms, reduced from 26ms on Note 20 and 9ms on the Note 20 Ultra and S21 Ultra (note that the S21 Ultra had S Pen functionality, but was not included with the phone), and marked the introduction of an ‘AI-based co-ordination prediction system’. The S Pen also supports Air gestures and the Air Action system. You can do extremely precise sketch work with an s-pen.

The S22 phones were released with Android 12 (One UI 4.1) with Samsung’s One UI software. Samsung Knox is included for enhanced device security, and a separate version exists for enterprise use. One UI 5.0 was released on 17 October 2022.

Performance throttling controversy[edit]
Testing performed by benchmarking utility Geekbench and media outlet Android Police reported that Samsung’s Game Optimizing Service (GOS) would throttle the performance of the device significantly in a number of popular apps while excluding benchmarking utilities; one specific test, using a copy of Geekbench 5 that was modified to look like Genshin Impact to the GOS, recorded a loss of 45% in single-core performance and 28% in multi-core performance versus an undisguised copy of the utility on the S22+.[9] In response, Geekbench has permanently delisted the entire S22, S21 and S10 lineup from its service.[10]Samsung has since released an update allowing S22 users to disable GOS on their devices.[11]

* Back of the Samsung Galaxy S22

* Back of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra