Whereas Samsung believes the longer term is in foldables, the inflexible Galaxy S telephones are nonetheless best-sellers. Three new fashions are coming to shops quickly – you possibly can already pre-order them and the primary models will ship out on February 25 (a few weeks from now).

In case you missed it, our Samsung Unpacked protection wrap-up is a gateway to specs, costs and different particulars. Talking of costs, they’re the identical as final 12 months in Europe and the US, regardless of rumors of a doable worth hike. One rumor that did show true is that India is getting the Snapdragon variations of the telephones. By the seems of it, solely Europe is getting the Exynos 2200 fashions.

Is that good or unhealthy? We had been shocked to see no point out of ray tracing within the S22 promo supplies as it’s the Exynos’ killer function. We guess we’ll simply have to attend till we will take a look at the telephones to see how the brand new 4nm chips carry out and the way Samsung dealt with the cooling.

Samsung Galaxy S22 series - hot or not?

One space the place Samsung is unequalled by any firm apart from Apple is software program assist – the brand new Galaxy S22 (in addition to S21) fashions will obtain 4 OS updates and 5 years whole of safety patches. That beats even Google’s dedication for the Pixel 6 line, which is able to get 5 years of patches however is just promised 3 OS updates. Come on, Google.

We all know a few of you’d slightly miss out on the pre-order offers and undergo a number of evaluations earlier than deciding which cellphone is true for them, particularly with costs circling the $1,000 mark. Proper now you possibly can take a look at our hands-on evaluate, together with a hands-on video with the S22 and S22+ and an S22 Extremely video. Extra in-depth evaluations are coming quickly, however primarily based on what you’ve seen up to now, which cellphone caught your eye?

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely is the brand new Observe in all however identify. The stylus is now sheathed into the cellphone, as an alternative of awkwardly becoming into case as with the S21 Extremely. Samsung additionally improved the show, decreasing latency for the S Pen to only 2.8 ms, growing peak brightness to a wild 1,750 nits and dropping the minimal refresh price to only 1Hz (the max continues to be 120Hz).

Samsung Galaxy S22 series - hot or not?

The digital camera bump is now gone, now solely the protecting Tremendous Clear Glass stands out the again. However the cameras themselves are nearly the identical as final 12 months – “nearly” as within the focal lengths of the telephoto modules are a couple of millimeters shorter and the sensors are barely smaller. Samsung is promising notable enhancements in picture high quality, however they are going to be all right down to picture processing.


Camera specs: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Camera specs: Galaxy S21 Ultra

Digital camera specs: Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely • Galaxy S21 Extremely

The Samsung Galaxy S22+ is barely smaller than its predecessor and the identical goes for the Galaxy S22. Each have extra compact our bodies and smaller batteries. Solely the Plus mannequin obtained upgraded to 45W quick charging, nonetheless. Their shows are a tenth of an inch smaller, however brighter and have decreased the minimal refresh price to 10 Hz (down from 48 Hz).

Not like the Extremely, the S22 and S22+ did get improved digital camera {hardware}. It begins with a bigger, sharper 50 MP 1/1.56” sensor (up from 12 MP, 1/1.76”) and a correct telephoto lens with a 70 mm lens (3x magnification) and a ten MP sensor. The extremely broad cam is similar as final 12 months, as is the selfie cam.


Camera specs: Galaxy S22/S22+
Camera specs: Galaxy S21/S21+

Digital camera specs: Galaxy S22/S22+ • Galaxy S21/S21+

Which Galaxy S22 mannequin jumped to the highest of your shortlist? Or did Samsung drop the ball with this era?

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