The Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra launched in India on Thursday, February 17, via a live stream hosted on the company’s social media channels. Revealed at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 virtual event last week, the Galaxy S22 series brings a list of updates over last year’s Galaxy S21 models. The Galaxy S22 Ultra, being the most premium model in the range, brings built-in S Pen support to offer the Galaxy Note-like experience on the Galaxy S series. The Indian versions of the Galaxy S22 family also come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC .
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra price in India
The price of Samsung Galaxy S22 in India has been set at Rs. 72,999 for the basic 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone also comes in an 8GB + 256GB model that comes with a price tag of Rs. 76,999. However, the Samsung Galaxy S22+ starts at Rs. 84,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model and comes in at Rs. 88,999 for the 8GB + 256GB option.
In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a starting price of Rs. 1.09.999 for the 12GB + 256GB option. The phone also has the top-end 12GB + 512GB model which is priced at Rs. 1.18.999. Globally, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S22 Ultra in 8GB+128GB and 12GB+1TB options which both have yet to debut in India.
Details on the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series in India have yet to be announced. However, phones are currently available for pre-booking in the country. The Galaxy S22 series will also go on pre-order in the country from February 23.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will be available in India in Green, Phantom Black and Phantom White, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be released in Burgundy, Phantom Black and Phantom White for the 12GB + 256GB and Burgundy and Phantom Black for the 12GB + 512GB option.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 was unveiled last week, with a starting price of $799 (approximately Rs. 60,000). The Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra, on the other hand, came with starting prices of $999 (approximately Rs. 75,000) and $1,199 (approximately Rs. 99,000), respectively.
Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S21 hit the Indian market with a starting price of Rs. 69,999, while the Galaxy S21+ was starting at Rs. 81,999 and the Galaxy S21 Ultra for Rs. 1.05.999.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S22 runs on Android 12 with One UI 4.1 on top. The phone features a 6.1-inch full-HD+ 2X dynamic AMOLED display that supports a variable refresh rate from 48 to 120Hz and is protected by the Gorilla Glass Victus+ panel. Under the hood is the 4nm octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, along with 8GB of RAM as standard. The Galaxy S22 carries a triple rear camera setup that houses a 50-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and optical image stabilization (OIS). The camera setup also includes a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor.
For selfies and video chats, the Galaxy S22 features a 10-megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front, with an f/2.2 lens.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with up to 256GB of internal storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS and a USB Type-C port. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, hall, magnetometer and a proximity sensor. There is also an in-screen fingerprint sensor. In addition, the phone comes in a dust and water resistant construction with an IP68 rating.
Samsung has packed the Galaxy S22 with a 3,700mAh battery that supports up to 25W wired and 15W wireless charging. The phone also comes with Wireless PowerShare to charge other devices that support wireless charging.
The Galaxy S22 measures 146.0×70.6×7.6mm and weighs 168 grams.
Samsung Galaxy S22+ Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S22+ brings a list of similarities with the regular Galaxy S22. This includes the same Android 12-based One UI 4.1 skin, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, and the same triple rear camera setup. However, the Galaxy S22+ has a larger 6.6-inch full-HD+ 2X dynamic AMOLED display over the Galaxy S22, but with the same variable refresh rate from 48 to 120Hz. The phone also comes with Wi-Fi 6E as well as ultra-wideband (UWB) support and comes with a larger 4,500mAh battery that supports up to 45W wired charging – along with 15W wireless charging and Wireless PowerShare support.
In terms of dimensions and weight of parts, the Samsung Galaxy S22+ measures 157.4×75.8×7.6mm and weighs 196 grams.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra also runs on Android 12 with One UI 4.1 on top. It has a 6.8-inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display that has a dynamic refresh rate of 1 to 120Hz and a touch sample rate of 240Hz in game mode. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC along with up to 12GB of RAM. Unlike the other two models, the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a quad rear camera setup that includes a 108-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 lens, as well as a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. The camera setup also includes a 10-megapixel telephoto with 3x optical zoom and another 10-megapixel telephoto with 10x optical zoom support.
In terms of capturing selfies and enabling video chats, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra offers a 40-megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front, with an f/2.2 lens.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with up to 512GB of internal storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS and a USB Type-C port. Integrated sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, hall, magnetometer and a proximity sensor. There is also an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
Samsung has paired the S Pen with the Galaxy S22 Ultra that sits under a dedicated component in the phone – just like previous Galaxy Note models.
The phone comes with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 45W wired and 15W wireless charging. It also features Wireless PowerShare to charge other wireless charging compatible devices. Furthermore, it measures 163.3×77.9×8.9mm and weighs 229 grams.