Samsung Galaxy S22 Launched: Full Specifications and FAQs

Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy S22 in its Galaxy Unpacked 2022 Event. The smartphone is equipped with the year’s latest chipset for high-end devices.

The device comes with 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED Display, Triple Rear Camera Setup, 3700 mAh Battery with wired & wireless fast charging support, and has IP68 Water Resistant Rating.

Let’s see the full features, specifications, price, and availability of the Samsung Galaxy S22.

Price and Availability

The Galaxy S22 launched in two different variants – 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage. The device comes in four color options – Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold. The Galaxy S22 pricing starts at USD 799.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Specifications

This smartphone features a 6.1-inches FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 120Hz Refresh Rate, and 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate. The display further has HDR10+ support, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 1300 nits Peak Brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Plus Protection on the top. It also comes with Eye Comfort Shield for blue light control.

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The device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Processor coupled with Adreno 730 GPU. However, in the European market, the device is powered by an octa-core Exynos 2200 Processor coupled with Xclipse 920 GPU. It comes with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 Storage.

The Galaxy S22 features a 50MP Triple Rear Camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary lens with f/1.8 aperture that has OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture that has 120-degree field-of-view, and a 10MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture that has OIS and has 3x optical zoom.

Samsung Galaxy S22

There is a 10MP Selfie Camera lens in the punch-hole design display with an f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera can record up to 8K videos at 24fps while the front camera can record up to 4K videos at 60fps.

Key Specifications

  • 6.1-inches FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Plus Protection
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Processor
  • 50MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 10MP Selfie Camera
  • 3700 mAh Battery
  • 25W Wired, 15W Wireless Charging
  • IP68 Water Resistant Rating
  • NFC Technology, Dual Stereo Speakers
  • In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
  • OneUI 4.1 Based on Android 12

Connectivity options on S22 include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, GPS, Glonass, BDS, Galileo, Bluetooth v5.2, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The device does not have a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack while it supports NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology.

Sensors on the handset include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, geomagnetic, gyroscope, compass, and proximity sensor. It also has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor to unlock the smartphone using fingerprints.

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The smartphone also has Dual Stereo Speakers and also has an IP68 water-resistant rating which protects the device from dust, sand, dirt, and submersion up to a maximum depth of 1.5 meters underwater for up to thirty minutes.

The Galaxy S22 packs a 3700 mAh Battery with 25W Wired, 15W Wireless Fast Charging support and also supports 4.5W reverse wireless charging. It carries a weight of 168 grams and measures 146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm (height, width, and depth respectively). The device runs on Android 12-based OneUI 4.1 skin out of the box.

Samsung has promised to provide 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security patch updates that ensure the most up-to-date and more secure Galaxy experience.

Pros and Cons

ProsCons
120Hz AMOLED DisplayNo 10-bit color depth
Snapdragon 8 Gen1 ProcessorNo 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
IP68 Water Resistant RatingOnly has 25W Wired Charging
Better Audio with Dual Stereo SpeakersNo Charger inside the box
Android 12 with latest OneUI 4.13700 mAh Battery (predecessor S21 has 4000 mAh)
50MP OIS Triple Rear CameraOnly has 10MP Selfie Camera
Gorilla Glass Victus+ Protection on front and backBloatware in the UI
8K video recording at 24fpsNo Expandable Storage option
Exynos Processor for European Market

Some FAQs of Samsung Galaxy S22

Is there a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack?

No, there is no 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to plug your earphones or headphones.

Does the device have Exynos or Snapdragon SoC?

Samsung has provided the Exynos 2200 Processor for the European smartphone market while it features a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Processor for the rest of the countries.

Is there a dedicated SD card slot?

No, the Galaxy S22 does not have a dedicated SD card slot for storage expansion as it already comes with a base model of 128GB Storage.

Does Samsung provide a fast charger in the box?

No, Samsung has not provided any fast charger inside the box of the handset. So, you need to purchase it separately to charge the device.

Is the device waterproof?

Yes, the device is IP68 certified which is enough to withstand being submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes.

Does the Galaxy S22 support wireless charging?

Yes, the device support 15W Wireless fast charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging support.

Is there an In-Display Fingerprint?

Yes, the handset has an Ultrasonic In-Display Fingerprint Scanner to unlock the handset using fingerprints.

How much mAh Battery does the device have?

The device features a 3,700 mAh Battery which is very little considering the competition and its pricing.

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