You’ll have to look past the design of the new Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus to see what’s new, but we think it’s worth it. The 6.1-inch Galaxy S22 and 6.6-inch Galaxy S22 Plus have upgraded cameras, a new processor, and the promise of multiple software updates to keep them fresh for years.
The Galaxy S22 is the smallest of the three new
On the back are three cameras. Each phone has a 50-megapixel, f/1.8 aperture main camera with optical image stabilization and Dual Pixel autofocus, plus a 12MP wide-angle camera and a 10MP telephoto with a 3x optical zoom. This is a substantial upgrade over the S21 and S21 Plus and will make the camera more versatile to use.
On the screen is a 10MP selfie camera. Samsung has added a few software features to up the interest, including a Pet Mode that takes portrait-style bokeh shots of animals, an Auto Framing mode that tracks up to 10 people at a time to keep them in the frame during videos, and because the sensors are larger than the Galaxy S21’s sensors, night photography has been improved too.
There are two versions of the S22 and S22 Plus, with a choice of 128GB or 256GB storage space and 8GB of RAM. Samsung’s OneUI 4 is installed with Android 12, and it’s promised both phones will get four generations of
Are there any major differences between the two? The
What about the design? Samsung has stayed with the attractive “Contour Cut” style, where the camera module is part of the phone’s chassis and extends over the back panel. The surround is body color here, unlike the S21 series, and the rear on both phones is Gorilla Glass Victus. Samsung has also made the chassis tougher with its Armor Aluminum material, the same as you’ll find on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, plus there’s IP68 water resistance. There are four colors to choose from, Phantom Black, Phantom White, green, and Pink Gold.
Samsung will open pre-orders for both on February 9, with a release date of February 25. The
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