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

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

Feb 10. 2022

New Zealand – Feb. 10, 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, sustainably conscious design, Galaxy S22 and S22+ are designed to be both beautiful and environmentally conscious.

 

“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,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Samsung Electronics’ MX (Mobile experience) Business. “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.” 

 

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 dark¹. 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 high quality shots. When you’re capturing videos with friends, the new Auto Framing² 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 helps prevent 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 battery³ and 25W fast charging⁴ that never slows you down, and Galaxy S22+ features a super powerful battery that can last even longer than a day on a single charge3. Galaxy S22+ also offers 45W super-fast charging⁵, 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 AMOLED⁶ 2x adaptive 120Hz 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-inch⁷, 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 1,750nit⁸.

 

S22 and S22+ will also ensure you can always stay connected and collaborative. Through our partnership with Google, you can enjoy Google Duo⁹ live sharing¹⁰ to view photos in Gallery with friends or write meeting notes with colleagues on Samsung Notes – even while you’re apart.

 

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 Gold¹¹.

 

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 Galaxy 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 upgrades¹². Now millions of Galaxy users can take advantage of the latest security, productivity and other exciting new features, for longer. 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 emoji’s, GIFs, and stickers directly on your keyboard, so you can instantly communicate exactly how you feel without typing a single word¹³.

 

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 nets¹⁴ and transforms them into a high-performance material for our smartphones. This material – used in the Galaxy S22 series’ component, key bracket – contains 20% recycled ocean-bound plastic¹⁵ 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 smartphone case is also designed with UL-certified, eco-conscious materials¹⁶ – 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 helps prevent cyberattacks that target your operating system and memory.

 

Plus, the Galaxy S22 series brings you Samsung Wallet¹⁷ – 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.

 

Local Availability

Starting on February 25, 2022, Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will be widely available in carrier and Unlocked by Samsung versions through Samsung.com, carriers and retailers online. Both devices will be available in the following colours and memory options:

 

●        Galaxy S22/22+: Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold in 128GB and 256GB models with 8GB RAM 

 

Samsung Care+¹⁸, a dedicated product support service covering accidental damages, repairs and more, will be available for the Galaxy S22 series. For more information about Galaxy S22 and S22+, please visit: http://www.samsungmobilepress.com, news.samsung.com/galaxy or samsung.com/nz/smartphones/galaxy-s22.

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

 

Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+

 

 

Galaxy S22

Galaxy S22+

Display

6.1-inch FHD+ 

Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display 

Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate (10~120Hz) 

240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode 

Vision Booster

Eye Comfort Shield with AI based blue light control 

6.6-inch FHD+ 

Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display 

Super Smooth 120Hz refresh rate (10~120Hz) 

240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode 

Vision Booster

Eye Comfort Shield AI based blue light control 

*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, 168g

75.8 x 157.4 x 7.6mm, 196g

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

*May differ by market and carrier

Memory

8 + 256GB  

8 + 128GB  

*Actual storage space may vary by market, 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

Up to 45W Wired  

15W Wireless

Wireless PowerShare 

 

*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.

 

* 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, Note FE and Note5. 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 market, carrier, and user environment.

*Availability of LTE model varies by country and carrier.

* Wi-Fi 6E network availability may vary by market, 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 thoroughly in fresh water after exposure to salt or chlorinated water or sugar liquids

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 recognised. 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 Wall charger sold separately; use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables. To avoid injury or damage to your device, do not use incompatible, worn or damaged batteries, chargers or cables.

⁵ Fast chargers are sold separately 

⁶ 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 colour 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 units 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.

⁷ Display measurements are diagonal; the actual viewable area is smaller due to rounded corners and camera hole.

⁸ The High Brightness Mode reaches to 900nit and up to 1,300nits under direct sunlight for Galaxy S22. The High Brightness Mode reaches to 1,200nits and up to 1,750nits under direct sunlight for Galaxy S22+.

⁹ Current sharable apps during Google Duo video calls are Google Arts & Culture, Google Maps, Jam Board, Samsung Notes, Samsung Gallery, and YouTube.

¹⁰ 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 12 at a later date. Participants may need to upgrade to the latest Google Duo app to use live sharing. Google Duo app availability may vary by market. Requires optimal network connection.

¹¹ Availability may vary by market

¹² Availability and timing of Android OS upgrades and features may vary by device model and market. 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).

¹³ Some may cost extra money.

¹⁴ Discarded fishing nets are purchased through Samsung's partner that works with local fishermen who collect them from the Indian Ocean and neighbouring coastal areas. Samsung does not directly recover fishing nets from the ocean.

¹⁵ 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.

¹⁶ Sold separately.

¹⁷ 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.

¹⁸ Samsung Care+ coverage may vary by country (region) and deductibles may apply. For more information, visit www.samsung.com/samsung-care-plus/