Samsung’s Unpacked Event unveiled the latest Galaxy S series. The latest smartphone series features three new flagship models. The Samsung Galaxy S series phones comes with an overdue commitment to provide 4 years of One UI and OS support. Additionally, the South Korean tech giant also promised to offer 5 years of security updates. The latest Samsung smartphone series comes with the name of Samsung Galaxy S22 Series. The new devices come with the name of Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Out of these three Galaxy phones, the new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with S Pen support comes as the next Galaxy Note phone.
The latest Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the main highlight of this unpacked event. Additionally, this Samsung Galaxy Ultra variant comes with built-in S Pen support. Whereas, the vanilla Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+ are the budget-friendly options. Keep in mind, these Galaxy phone models also comes with an impressive list of features and a familiar design.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Price and performance
With Samsung’s enhanced software support, Galaxy S22 Ultra will be the first phone to receive the Android 16. The all-new four-years Android support program is one of the key features of this Galaxy S22 Ultra. Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be the first device to run on the latest Exynos 2200 chipset.
The South Korean tech giant is offering this Galaxy S22 Ultra in multiple storage options. The base variant gets 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. This base variant of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a price tag of EUR 1149. The other variants with higher storage and 12GB of RAM comes with a starting price of EUR 1249.
Galaxy S22 Ultra price in India:
In India, the top-end premium model of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a starting price tag of Rs 109999 for the base variant. Here, the base variant of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features 12GB RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. The other variant with 12GB RAM and 512GB of storage comes with a price tag of Rs 118999.
Furthermore, the South Korean tech giant also showcased the Ultra variant in 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage and 12GB RAM and 1TB storage variant. These models are yet to debut in India. The all-new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will come in three colour options including Burgundy, Phantom Black, and Phantom White. The pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Series will begin from February 23.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Specifications
The all-new Galaxy S22 Ultra ushers in a new era for the stylus-enabled Galaxy flagship. The latest premium Galaxy phone takes shape, characteristics and overall look from the well-known Galaxy Note phone. It sports a larger 6.8-inch display along with dynamic refresh rate. This refresh rate can vary between 1Hz to 120Hz. Additionally, the Galaxy S22 Ultra gets the peak brightness of 1750 nits. Such excellent displays are synonymous with Samsung. However, this time Samsung have done something out of the box with its display.
Talking about the cameras, Samsung is carrying forward its last years’ hardware. Although, the South Korean tech giant has enhanced its performance by updating its neural processing unit with Advanced AI features. Just like the last years’ Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra gets 108-megapixel main camera. This main camera is coupled with 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. The other two lens are 10-megapixel each telephoto and periscope lens.
For selfies, the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a 40-megapixel selfie shooter. The most significant improvement is the optical image stabilization which now offers 58-degree wider angle correction. Furthermore, the South Korean Tech giant have also added optional camera features like shot framing, light corrections, improved portraits and night modes. Allow us to share our first experience with Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with S-Pen:
On the other hand, Galaxy S22 Ultra is the most expensive non-foldable phone. Alongside the launch of Samsung Galaxy S22 Series, the South Korean tech giant also unveiled the Galaxy Tab S8. To recall, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the first Samsung phone after the Galaxy Note 20 which not only incorporate S-Pen support. The likes of Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3 also comes with S-Pen support. Although, these phone skips on the physical slot for S-Pen. The latest Galaxy Ultra device includes a physical slot for stowing the stylus.
Users who brought last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra had to buy the S-Pen separately. Furthermore, they also need to purchase a specific phone case to store this S-Pen along with the Galaxy phone. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with other more iterative upgrades. These includes an upgraded processor, an improved camera and screen.
Galaxy S22 Ultra: Replacement to Note Series
During the launch event, the South Korean tech giant declined to comment on any future products when asked about the new Galaxy Note series. However, this comment does confirm that the company is now thinking of Galaxy Note device as an “experience” more than a product line. To fill the empty space in Note lineup, the company brings the latest Galaxy S22 Ultra.
To recall, the Galaxy Note series was launched more than a decade ago. The Galaxy phone was an industry disrupter. It brought the trend of big screen phones. The South Korean tech giant further distinguished the smartphone by bringing some of the exclusive features. These features were missing on other Galaxy phones.
However, later the place of Note lineup becomes less clear. In 2020, Samsung squeezed the Note lineup between the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The tech giant skipped the Note lineup entirely in 2021. Now with the launch of Galaxy S22 Ultra, it appears that the South Korean tech giant is planning to merge the Note and the Ultra series.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: First Take
Along with S Pen support, the best part about Galaxy S22 Ultra is a spot to store this S-Pen. Beside this, Samsung has also made some improvements to the way this stylus works. There is improvement in latency. Now, the Samsung S Pen can transcribe handwritten notes to text in about 88 languages. Based on our experience, I can surely say that this time the S Pen with Galaxy S22 Ultra felt fluid and responsive. Although, it is hard to tell the difference than before.
As far as design is concerned, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra inherits streamlined design like the Galaxy Note lineup. Just like the Samsung Note device, the Galaxy S22 gets sharper edges and more of an angular look. The design is totally different from other Galaxy S22 series device. The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with more of an “Note-like” design. Galaxy Note fans are already familiar with this design.
This unique design helps Galaxy S22 Ultra to stand out from the regular Galaxy S22 and the S22 Plus. The all-new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes in four colour options. These includes Black, White, Green and Burgundy colours. To recall, the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S Ultra phones are always known for their gigantic screens.
QHD+ Display on Galaxy S22 Ultra:
This time also the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra display measures 6.8-inch diagonally. Just like Galaxy S21 Ultra, the latest Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with QHD Plus resolution. Furthermore, just like other two phones, the Galaxy S22 Ultra can also boost its screens’ refresh rate to 120Hz for smoother scrolling. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus: First Look; a better option over Galaxy S21 FE
This year, the South Korean tech giant is also adding a feature with the name of Vision Booster. This feature will adjust the colours and contrast based on the environment. This will make it easier for the users to watch darker scenes in movies and TV shows. Keep in mind, this feature is available on all the three Samsung Galaxy S22 series models. Although, the South Korean tech giant also claims that the Ultra and Plus variants have the brightest screens yet.
Similar Camera with better night photography:
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra camera is similar to the one available on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The latest Galaxy phone gets the quad rear camera setup with 108-megapixel main camera sensor. The 12-megapixel secondary lens is an ultra-wide-camera. The other two sensors are 10-megapixel each telephoto lens. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event for Galaxy S22 series
During the launch event, Samsung confirms that the field-of-view on wide and telephoto lenses is slightly wider on the Galaxy S22 Ultra as compared to its predecessor. The South Korean tech giant further adds that other upgrades will make the device better for night shooting. It will also help in framing multiple subjects. Keep in mind, the Galaxy S22 Ultra can detect up to 10 subjects. Furthermore, it can adjust frame accordingly.
Samsung is also emphasizing on the phone’s ability to take better photos and videos in dark situations. Furthermore, all the Samsung Galaxy S22 phones are using Pixel Binning technology. In this technology, multiple pixels combine into one larger pixel to improve brightness. Keep in mind, this process isn’t new for the Samsung phones.