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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Here And It’s The Fusion We’ve Always Wanted

by Aiman MaulanaFebruary 9, 2022
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Here And It's The Fusion We've Always Wanted

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, along with the base and Plus variants, is finally here, bringing the S Pen in a fusion we’ve only dreamt of thus far. Here’s everything that you need to know about the new flagship smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Here And It's The Fusion We've Always Wanted

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is radically different from its predecessor as it marks the true merger of the Galaxy Note series with the top-of-the-line Galaxy S-series smartphone. In other words, not only does it have S Pen support like last year’s model, you get a built-in slot for it as well.

There will be two different variants of the premium flagship smartphone; one powered by the Exynos 2200 and the other by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. For the first time in the Malaysian market, it has been confirmed that we will be getting the Snapdragon variant this time around.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Here And It's The Fusion We've Always Wanted

The 6.8-inch QHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X display has seen some upgrades. This includes a brighter screen up to 1,750 nits, Gorilla Glass Victus+, adaptive refresh rate going from 1Hz to 120Hz for improved battery efficiency while enjoying a buttery smooth display.

As for configuration, the base model will come with 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage with 12GB RAM and 1TB UFS 3.1 storage being the best configuration. However, in Malaysia and a number of other countries, the highest configuration will be 12GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage as the 1TB option is only available in a select few countries.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Here And It's The Fusion We've Always Wanted

For the most part, the camera setup remains the same as its predecessor. However, we can still expect notable improvements in the performance as Samsung has diligently worked on the software and AI to bring the best out of it. The low-light capabilities is said to have notable improvements, and stabilization for both photos and videos is said to be much better than before.

Apart from that, you will be getting a healthy 5,000mAh battery capacity, IP68 resistance rating, and One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. For a better look at its specifications, check it out right below here:

SoC Exynos 2200, 4nm
1 x Cortex-X2 @ 2.8 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A710 @ 2.5GHz + 4 x Cortex-A510 @ 1.7 GHz
Xclipse 920 GPU
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 4nm
1 x Cortex-X2 @ 3 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A710 @ 2.5GHz + 4 x Cortex-A510 @ 1.8 GHz
Adreno 730 GPU
RAM 8GB / 12GB
Storage 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB UFS 3.1
Display 6.8″ QHD+ (3080 x 1440) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+
HDR10+
1750 nits
1Hz to 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate
Rear Camera 108MP f/1.8 wide angle camera, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
10MP f/4.9 telephoto camera, 10x optical zoom, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
10MP f/2.4 telephoto camera, 3x optical zoom, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12MP f/2.2 120˚ ultra-wide, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera 40MP f/2.2 80˚ wide-angle selfie cam, PDAF
Dual video call, Auto HDR
[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
Battery 5000mAh
45W fast charging
USB-PD 3.0 fast charging
15W wireless fast charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
Dimensions 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm
229g
Ingress Protection IP68
Software One UI 4.1 based on Android 12
Colours Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Green, and Burgundy

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will available starting 10th February 2021 with retail prices set at:

  • 8GB RAM / 128GB storage = RM5,099
  • 12GB RAM / 256GB storage = RM5,499
  • 12GB RAM / 512GB storage = RM5,899

Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Here And It's The Fusion We've Always Wanted

Unlike the Ultra model, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus is more in line with what you’d expect from an S-series flagship so you don’t get a built-in S Pen slot here. For the most part, the design is pretty similar to its predecessor and the recently-launched Galaxy S21 FE apart from differences in colour. What really matters is what’s inside.

Both are powered by either the Exynos 2200 or the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, with the Malaysian market getting the latter. You get 8GB RAM and options of 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. While the cameras are mostly the same, the biggest upgrade is the move to a 50MP sensor for the main wide-angle camera.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Here And It's The Fusion We've Always Wanted

The main differences between the two are the display size, battery capacity, and fast charging capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy S22 uses a 6.1-inch display, 3,700mAh battery capacity, and supports up to 25W fast charging. As for the Galaxy S22 Plus on the other hand, it’s a larger 6.6-inch display, 4,500 battery capacity, and supports up to 45W fast charging, just like the Ultra.

With that being said, we’re finally getting proper adaptive refresh rate options in these two models, IP68, and One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. For a better look at its specifications, check it out right below here:

Model Samsung Galaxy S22 Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
SoC Exynos 2200, 4nm
1 x Cortex-X2 @ 2.8 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A710 @ 2.5GHz + 4 x Cortex-A510 @ 1.7 GHz
Xclipse 920 GPU
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 4nm
1 x Cortex-X2 @ 3 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A710 @ 2.5GHz + 4 x Cortex-A510 @ 1.8 GHz
Adreno 730 GPU
Exynos 2200, 4nm
1 x Cortex-X2 @ 2.8 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A710 @ 2.5GHz + 4 x Cortex-A510 @ 1.7 GHz
Xclipse 920 GPU
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 4nm
1 x Cortex-X2 @ 3 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A710 @ 2.5GHz + 4 x Cortex-A510 @ 1.8 GHz
Adreno 730 GPU
RAM 8GB 8GB
Storage 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1
Display 6.1″ FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+
HDR10+
1500 nits
1Hz to 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate
6.6″ FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+
HDR10+
1750 nits
1Hz to 120Hz Adaptive Refresh Rate
Rear Camera 50MP f/1.8 wide angle camera, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
10MP f/2.4 telephoto camera, 3x optical zoom, PDAF, OIS
12MP f/2.2 120˚ ultra-wide
LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
12MP f/1.8 wide angle camera, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64MP f/2.0 telephoto camera, 3x hybrid zoom, PDAF, OIS
12MP f/2.2 120˚ ultra-wide
LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera 10MP f/2.2 80° wide-angle selfie cam, Dual Pixel PDAF 10MP f/2.2 wide-angle selfie cam, Dual Pixel PDAF
Battery 3700mAh
25W wired fast charging
USB-PD 3.0 fast charging
15W wireless fast charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
4500mAh
45W wired fast charging
USB-PD 3.0 fast charging
15W wireless fast charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
Dimensions 146 x 70.6 x 7.6 mm, 168g 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.6 mm, 196g
Ingress Protection IP68 IP68
Software One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 One UI 4.1 based on Android 12
Colours Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Green, and Pink Gold Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Green, and Pink Gold

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus will available starting 10th February 2021 with retail prices set at:

  • Galaxy S22 8GB RAM / 128GB storage = RM3,499
  • Galaxy S22 8GB RAM / 256GB storage = RM3,699
  • Galaxy S22 Plus 8GB RAM / 128GB storage = RM4,099
  • Galaxy S22 Plus 8GB RAM / 256GB storage = RM4,299

Pokdepinion: I am very excited to see what the Ultra is going to bring this time around. You know what would be cool? If next year, the original Ultra variant sans the S Pen slot becomes the new Plus model, and they still retain the the base model as is.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)