New Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ Deliver Revolutionary Camera Experiences, Day and Night

on February 9, 2022
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Create, capture, and share your best moments with pro-grade AI camera features on the latest Galaxy S series

 

London, UK – 9th February, 2022 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled Galaxy S22 and S22+, two flagship devices that power creativity and self-expression. Galaxy S22 and S22+ introduce dynamic cameras with advanced intelligent image processing to make every moment epic. Built with a bold design and sustainable materials, Galaxy S22 and S22+ are designed to be both beautiful and environmentally responsible.

 

“Our smartphone cameras have transformed the way we create, share, and communicate. Through photos and videos, we express ourselves and connect with the people we care about. 2022 is a new dawn where device experiences matter to our customers more than ever,” said Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President for Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland. “That’s why we focused on designing our latest S series devices with ground-breaking camera capabilities that work day and night, powered by our best mobile performance yet. We’re bringing together the greatest experiences from our Samsung Galaxy family into this new epic standard for our customers.”

 

Own the Night with Samsung’s Most Intelligent Camera Yet

Galaxy S22 and S22+ are designed to deliver next-level camera experiences, so people can connect and share wherever they are. With the Galaxy S22 series’ revolutionary new Nightography features – like the 23% larger sensor than S21 and S21+ and Adaptive Pixel technology – your camera is designed to let in more light, draw out details, and capture colours that make your content pop, even in the dark[1]. Both Galaxy S22 and S22+ are built with a powerful 50MP main camera, 10MP tele-lens, and 12MP ultra-wide lens, so you always get the highest-quality shots. When you’re capturing videos with friends, the new Auto Framing[2] feature detects and tracks up to 10 people and automatically adjusts the camera’s focus, so your camera captures everyone clearly. Both devices are powered by advanced VDIS technology which minimises vibrations, so you get smooth, sharp footage even when you’re on the move.

 

Galaxy S22 and S22+ are also equipped with Samsung’s latest AI technology that takes your photos to the next level. It’s easy to take perfect Portrait mode photos with the new AI Stereo Depth Map, and your subjects will look better than ever with even the smallest details appearing crisp and clear thanks to a sophisticated AI algorithm. The same works for your favourite furry friend: Galaxy S22/S22+’s new Portrait mode prevents pet hair from blending into the background, so you always get the best shot of your pet.

 

Power and Performance that Keep up with Your Life

 

 

From work to home, Galaxy S22 and S22+ are designed to power you through even the busiest days with the first-ever 4nm processor on a Galaxy smartphone. It powers our most advanced AI and ML processing to date, delivering unrivalled performance for all your streaming and productivity needs. What’s more, network behaviour analysis streamlines your app performance by automatically detecting which app you’re using and directing the most power there – so streaming, surfing the web, and navigating apps have never been smoother.

 

A lightning-fast processor demands power that can keep pace. Galaxy S22 is built with a robust all-day battery[3] and 25W fast charging that never slows you down, and Galaxy S22+ features a super powerful battery that can last even longer than a day on a single charge. Galaxy S22+ also offers 45W super-fast charging, so you don’t have to wait when your power is running low.

 

Streaming a movie or your favourite show will look even better on Galaxy S22 and S22+’s beautiful displays. Both devices come equipped with a Dynamic AMOLED[4] display, designed for the best in gaming and watching. Whether you choose Galaxy S22’s premium 6.1-inch display or Galaxy S22+’s 6.6-inch[5], each screen is built with intelligent Vision Booster technology that automatically adjusts the display to the lighting around you and enhances the colour contrast, so you can enjoy the best possible view of your content. Plus, hardware performance enhancements have improved display brightness – S22 has a peak brightness of 1,300nit while S22+ features a peak 1,750nit[6].

 

S22 and S22+ will also ensure you can always stay connected and collaborative. Through a partnership with Google, enjoy Google Duo[7] live sharing[8] to view photos in Gallery with friends or write meeting notes with colleagues on Samsung Notes – even while you’re apart[9].

 

Design to Perfection and Built to Last

 

Both Galaxy S22 and S22+ feature the S series’ iconic, fan-favourite Contour-Cut design that blends the camera seamlessly into the housing. To create a sleeker and more refined look, Samsung built both devices with a distinctive flat display, complete with a luxurious glass and haze finish. Now, the S series camera housing is designed to match the colour of the device’s body with a slim and symmetric metal frame for a seamless look. The result is a balanced, unified design that’s modern, fashionable, and sleek. Both the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ are available in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold.

 

And that stunning design is built to last: the Galaxy S22 Series presents Samsung’s most durable mobile devices yet. Galaxy S22 and S22+ are the first S series models made with Armour Aluminium – our strongest aluminium frame, so you can take your phone anywhere with peace of mind. The Galaxy S22 series is also the first smartphones to feature new Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®+. The S22 series devices are equipped with this tough glass on the front and back, so you can worry less about accidental drops.

 

 

But we know true durability is not just about hardware. As part of our commitment to giving users the best possible mobile performance and experience, the entire Galaxy S22 series will be supported by up to four generations of Android OS upgrades[10]. Now millions of Galaxy users can increase the lifecycle of their smartphone even further without missing the latest security, productivity and other exciting new features. Samsung will scale this effort across our product line-up to ensure you’re fully supported across your Galaxy ecosystem.

 

The Galaxy S series also makes it easy to make your phone your own. You can use Samsung’s clean and intuitive new One UI user interface to customise the look and feel of your home screen and widget. Tailor your icon colours, widgets, colour palette, and more to your personal preferences, and create a mobile experience that reflects who you are. One UI also gives you easy access to a wealth of emojis, GIFs, and stickers directly on your keyboard, so you can instantly communicate exactly how you feel without typing a single word.

 

Help Build a Sustainable Future through Galaxy for the Planet

 

As our most eco-conscious device ever, the Galaxy S22 series pioneers mobile technology while supporting our planet. Plastic pollution poses serious threats to our environment, and discarded fishing nets are especially harmful to marine life and our oceans. By collaborating with leading organisations, Samsung helps recover discarded fishing nets[11] and transforms them into a high-performance material for our smartphones. This material – used in the Galaxy S22 series’ key bracket – contains 20% recycled ocean-bound plastic[12] from discarded fishing nets. The Galaxy S22 series also incorporates post-consumer recycled material in its speaker module, as well as the inner parts of the power and volume keys.

 

In addition to ocean-bound plastics, we use 100% recycled paper for the Galaxy S22’s packaging and include a protective film made from recycled plastic. Every case is also designed with UL-certified, eco-conscious materials – such as recycled post-consumer plastics or bio-based substances. These purposeful innovations are the latest example of Samsung’s commitment to doing more with less as part of Galaxy for the Planet.

 

Security You Can Trust

The Galaxy S22 series is secured by Samsung’s powerful Knox Vault security platform, which includes a secure processor and memory that completely isolates sensitive data like your passwords, biometrics, or Blockchain keys from the phone’s main operating system. One UI’s privacy dashboard and Indicator make it easy to see which apps are accessing your data and camera, so you can decide whether to grant or deny permission to each app. The Galaxy S22 series also introduces several new security features, including ARM micro architecture, which prevents cyberattacks that target your operating system and memory.

 

Plus, the Galaxy S22 series brings you Samsung Wallet[13] – a seamless, convenient and secure experience to make everyday life easier. Samsung Wallet combines digital payment, ID, keys and asset management into one tool to simplify your routines, from showing your student ID to compiling travel documents before a flight.

 

Stay Connected with the Galaxy Ecosystem

Alongside the new S22 series, Samsung is introducing an all new line of tablets and a pack of updated features for Galaxy Watch4 so that Galaxy users can stay connected in every aspect of their lives. Built for a new era of connectivity, Galaxy Tab S8 series­– including Tab S8, Tab S8+ and Tab S8 Ultra – is Samsung’s most versatile line of tablets ever, built and designed to meet the ever-changing needs of those who work, study, play and create.

 

UK Availability

Starting on 11 March 2022, Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will be widely available in Samsung channels and major UK retailers.

 

Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will be launched in three colours including Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green and Pink Gold:

 

  • 128GB model with 8GB RAM, 256GB model with 8GB RAM

 

Pre-orders begin on 9th February 2022. Between 9th February and 24th February 2022, UK customers who pre-order Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ can claim a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro[14] and a 12-month subscription to Disney+[15], to watch the latest blockbusters, new originals, timeless classics, throwbacks and so much more, with entertainment added every week.

Pricing

 

Galaxy S22+ RRP:

 

  • 128GB, 8GB RAM – £949
  • 256GB, 8GB RAM – £999

 

Galaxy S22 RRP:

 

  • 128GB, 8GB RAM – £769
  • 256GB, 8GB RAM – £819

 

For more information about Galaxy S22 and S22+ please visit: www.samsung.com/uk/smartphones/galaxy-s22/buy/

 

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+
  Galaxy S22 Galaxy S22+
Display 6.1-inch FHD+

Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display

Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate (48~120Hz)

240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode

Vision Booster

Eye comfort shield

6.6-inch FHD+

Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display

Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate (48~120Hz)

240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode

Vision Booster

Eye comfort shield

*Measured diagonally, Galaxy S22’s screen size is 6.1-inch in the full rectangle and 5.9-inch with accounting for the rounded corners, Galaxy S22+’s screen size is 6.6-inch in the full rectangle and 6.4-inch with accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
Security Ultrasonic Fingerprint
Dimensions & Weight 70.6 x 146.0 x 7.6mm, 167g 75.8 x 157.4 x 7.6mm, 195g
Camera 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera

·       F2.2, FOV 120˚

 

50 MP Wide Camera

·       Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, FOV 85˚

 

10MP Telephoto Camera

·       3x Optical Zoom, OIS, F2.4, FOV 36˚

 

10MP Front Camera

·       F2.2, FOV 80˚

AP Advanced 4nm Processing
Memory 8 + 256GB

8 + 128GB

*Actual storage space may vary by model, file size and format.
Battery 3,700mAh 4,500mAh
*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3590mAh for Galaxy S22 and 4370mAh for Galaxy S22+. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
Charging 25W Wired

15W Wireless

Wireless PowerShare

USB-IF compliant

Up to 45W Wired

15W Wireless

Wireless PowerShare

USB-IF compliant

*Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user. Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 2021.12.08–12.20 in USA and UK with pre-release versions of SM-S901, SM-S906, SM-S908 under default setting using 5G Sub6 networks (NOT tested under 5G mmWave network). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.
*25W Power Adapter, 45W Power Adapter and data cable sold separately. Using the original Samsung 45W Power Adapter and data cable is recommended for Galaxy S22+. Using the original Samsung 25W Power Adapter and data cable is recommended for Galaxy S22.
*The USB Implementers Forum, Inc. (USB-IF) was established in 1995 to support and accelerate the market and consumer adoption of USB compliant devices. Galaxy S22 and S22+’s Super Fast Charging has been certified to be compliant to the USB standards which means your products have met the highest standards in the industry. This certification can be found on www.usb.org.
* Limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, Z Fold3 5G, Z Flip3 5G, S21 FE 5G, S21 5G, S21+ 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, Z Fold2, Note20, Note20 Ultra, S20 FE, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Z Flip, Note10, Note10+, S10e, S10, S10+, Fold, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, and Note FE. Only available with certain Samsung Galaxy wearables such as Galaxy Buds2, Buds Pro, Buds Live, Watch4, Watch4 Classic, Watch3, Watch Active2, Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds. If battery power is lower than 30% Wireless PowerShare may not function. May not work with certain accessories, covers, other brand devices or some Samsung wearables. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.
OS Android 12

One UI 4.1

Network and Connectivity
  5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E (Galaxy S22+) / Wi-Fi 6(Galaxy S22), Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth® v 5.2
*5G services are only supported in 5G network enabled locations. Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on carrier, and user environment.

*Availability of LTE model varies by carrier.

* Wi-Fi 6E network availability may vary by network provider and user environment. Requires optimal connection. Will require a Wi-Fi 6E router.

*Ultra Wide Band supported on Galaxy S22+

Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Water Resistance IP68
* IP68 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet. Not advised for beach or pool use.

 

[1] Adaptive Pixel only works with high resolution photos, not at basic resolution.

[2] Auto Framing only available in Video mode. Auto Framing must be enabled before recording. Certain resolutions and ratios may not be supported. Certain functions may not be available when Auto Framing is on. Only people can be recognised, and there is a limit to how many people may be recognized. Available on Samsung Camera, BlueJeans, Google Duo, Meta Messenger, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex Meet, and Zoom. Auto-framing available on select lenses.

[3] Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user. Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 2021.12.08–12.20 in USA and UK with pre-release versions of SM-S901, SM-S906, SM-S908 under default setting using 5G Sub6 networks (NOT tested under 5G mmWave network). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.

[4] The Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with Vision Booster on Galaxy S22 and S22+ received a certification from VDE Germany for 100 percent Mobile Colour Volume in the DCI-P3 color range, which means your images aren’t washed out and you’ll get unbelievably vivid colours regardless of differing levels of brightness. The display can achieve peak brightness of up to 1750 nits on Galaxy S22+ and 1300 nits on Galaxy S22 improving the contrast between dark and light aspects of digital content for a more brilliant picture quality, with a 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio on Galaxy S22+ and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio on Galaxy S22 to make your mobile experience more immersive.

[5] Display measurements are diagonal; the actual viewable area is smaller due to rounded corners and camera hole.

[6] The High Brightness Mode reaches to 900nit for S22 and 1200nit for S22+.

[7] Current sharable apps during Google Duo video calls are Google Arts & Culture, Google Maps, Jamboard, Samsung Notes, Samsung Gallery, and YouTube.

[8] Google Duo is a trademark of Google LLC.  Live sharing host is available to Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy Tab S8 series users at time of launch and will be provided to other Galaxy device users with Android S OS at a later date. Participants may need to upgrade to the latest Google Duo app to use live sharing. Requires optimal network connection.

[9] Google Duo supports QHD resolution for up to 4 people connected simultaneously.

[10] Availability and timing of Android OS upgrades and features may vary by device model. Devices eligible for four generations of Android OS upgrades currently include Galaxy S22 series (S22/S22+/S22 Ultra), S21 series (S21/S21+/S21 Ultra/S21 FE), Z Fold3, Z Flip3, and Tab S8 series (Tab S8/Tab S8+/Tab S8 Ultra).

[11] Discarded fishing nets are collected through Samsung’s partner that works with local fishermen who collect them from the Indian Ocean and neighboring coastal areas. Samsung does not directly recover fishing nets from the ocean.

[12] Ocean-bound plastic is abandoned plastic waste of all sizes (micro-plastics, mezzo-plastics and macro-plastics) that are located within 50km of shores in communities or areas where waste management is inexistent or very inefficient.

[13] Samsung Wallet will be supported across all Galaxy S22 series. The Digital ID feature will be available later this year and the boarding pass and access ticket feature will debut in South Korea first after the product release.

[14] Promoter: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited. UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Republic of Ireland residents (18+ only) and registered companies. Pre order a new Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+ or S22 Ultra between 09/02/2022 –  24/02/2022 from a participating retailer. Claims must be made at www.samsungpromotions.claims/galaxylaunchoffers by 25/04/22. Maximum 1 claim per purchase (max 4 per household) and 250 claims per company participant. See www.samsungpromotions.claims/galaxylaunchoffers for full T&Cs.

[15] ©2022 Disney and its related entities. Promoter: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited. UK residents 18+ only. The Disney+12 month subscription offer is open to participants who purchase and activate anew Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra. Participant must have a Samsung account and provide details and all other required information into their Samsung account to access the offer on www.samsung.com/uk/boost.The 12 month offer is valid from the 9February 2022 up to and including 22April2022 (23:59 BST).Once the information is provided into a user’s Samsung account, a Disney+ code shall be available for redemption until 11 June 2023 (by 23:59 BST).The code is a one-off, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged or used for resale. The offer is available to new and returning Disney+ users (users without an active Disney+ subscription). A valid debit or credit card is required, and by redeeming the code participants will be entering into a monthly subscription. Participants can cancel their subscription at any time before the end of the12monthsubscription and not be charged. At the end of the12 month subscription, the credit/debit card will automatically be charged at the then standard price (currently £7.99p/month) unless cancelled. Seewww.samsung.com/uk/boost/disneyplus for full terms and conditions and the privacy policy. Subscription to the Disney+ service is governed by Disney+ Subscriber Agreement and Privacy Policy available atwww.disneyplus.com.

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