Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra flagship smartphone goes official; pricing starts at $1,199

At the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra flagship smartphone has been officially launched along with the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus.

The smartphone features a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display with 1Hz to 120Hz variable refresh rate. This time, the screen is even brighter than its predecessor, offering up to 1750 nits brightness.

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Under the hood, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset or the Samsung Exynos 2200 SoC, depending on the region of availability. It has a new vapor chamber made of double-bonded stainless steel that is now covering a wider area from the Application Processor to the battery. There’s also a wide graphite sheet which diffuses heat away from the vapor chamber.

As for the photography, the phone comes with a 108-megapixel primary sensor with OIS, 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view, 10-megapixel telephoto lens for 3x zoom, a 10MP periscope lens for 10x zoom and supports 100x digital zoom and a 3D ToF sensor. On the front side, there’s a 40-megapixel snapper that supports 8K video shooting.

The phone runs Android 12 operating system with OneUI 4.1 custom interface on top. It packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 245W fast charging, 15W wireless and reverse wireless charging.

It has also become the first Galaxy S-series smartphone to come with a built-in S Pen Stylus with Wacom tech. The South Korean giant also says that the S Pen has 70% lower latency compared to S21 Ultra. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes in Burgundy, Phantom Black, Phantom White and Green colors but the company is also offering online exclusive colors – Graphite, Red and Sky Blue in select countries.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Specifications

  • Display: 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Infinity-O-Edge Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1-120Hz refresh rate, up to 1750 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform or Samsung Exynos 2200 processor
  • RAM: 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, 12GB RAM with 256GB/512GB/1TB storage
  • OS: Android 12 with One UI 4.1
  • Rear Camera: 108MP rear camera with LED Flash, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 10MP Telephoto lens for 3x zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 10MP Periscope lens for 10x zoom, f/4.9 aperture, 100x Space Zoom, Laser autofocus, 4K 60 fps, 8K 30fps
  • Front Camera: 40MP with f/2.2 aperture
  • Others: Dust and Water resistant (IP68)
  • Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, UWB, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 45W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging

Pricing and Availability

  • 8GB + 128GB: $1,199
  • 12GB + 256GB: $1299.99
  • 12GB + 512GB: $1399.99
  • 12GB + 1TB: $1599.99

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be available to pre-order from today, 9th February and will start shipping from 25th February.