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The S22 Ultra soars above the rest of the new Samsung Galaxy phones.
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Samsung’s most expensive non-foldable phone is taking a lesson from the company’s past. The Galaxy S22 Ultra was announced on Wednesday alongside the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and the Galaxy Tab S8 effectively replacing the Galaxy Note in Samsung’s lineup. The Galaxy S22 Ultra starts at $1,200 (£1,149, AU$1,849) and launches on Feb. 25, with preorders live now.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is the first Samsung phone since the Galaxy Note 20 to not only incorporate S Pen support, like the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Z Fold 3 but also include a physical slot on the phone for stowing the stylus. S Pen fans who bought last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra had to buy the stylus separately and opt for a specific phone case that could store it. Other upgrades to the phone are more iterative, including steps forward in the processor, camera, and screen.
Samsung declined to comment on future products when asked if it would release new Galaxy Note phones in the future. But it did say the company is now thinking of the Galaxy Note as an “experience” more than a product line, and it plans to point Note fans toward the Galaxy S22 Ultra in the future.
The Galaxy Note, which debuted more than a decade ago, was an industry disrupter. It popularized bigger screens, and Samsung further distinguished the line with exclusive features that were missing from other Galaxy phones.
But the Note’s place has become less clear. In 2020, Samsung squeezed the Note lineup in between the Galaxy S20 and S20 Ultra. The Note line skipped 2021 entirely. Now, the Galaxy S22 Ultra represents what appears to be a much-needed merging of the Note and the Ultra.
A more Note-like experience on the Galaxy S22 Ultra
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In addition to full S Pen support and a spot inside the phone to store it, Samsung also made some improvements to the way its stylus works. The latency is lower, and it can transcribe handwritten notes to text in 88 languages. In a brief time, I had to try the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the S Pen felt fluid and responsive, although it’s hard to tell if it was any different than before.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra has also inherited the Note’s more streamlined design, which has sharper edges and a more angular look compared to the standard Galaxy S phones. This gives it the more “notebook” like shape that Note fans are likely familiar with, and it could be helpful for reading and reviewing documents. The regular Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus, which Samsung also announced on Wednesday, have a more rounded aesthetic by comparison.
This makes the S22 Ultra feel indistinguishable from the Galaxy Note, and it’s a visually striking design that works well on such a large phone. It also helps the Ultra stand out from the regular S22 and S22 Plus, as it should consider the gap in price. The S22 Ultra will be available in black, white, green, and burgundy.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Galaxy S Ultra phones are known for their gigantic screens, and that’s no different this time around. The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s display measures 6.8 inches diagonally, just like the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and it has a QHD Plus resolution. All three new Galaxy phones can also boost their screens’ refresh rate to 120Hz for smoother scrolling.
Samsung is also adding a feature it calls Vision Booster, which adjusts color and contrast based on your environment. This should make it easier to watch darker scenes in movies and TV shows. It’s available on all three Galaxy S22 models, but the company says the Ultra and Plus have Samsung’s brightest screens yet.
|Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S22|
|Display size, resolution||6.8 inches; QHD+||6.6 inches; FHD+||6.1 inches; FHD+|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||77.9×163.3×8.9 mm||75.8×157.4×7.6 mm||70.6x146x7.6 mm|
|Weight (Grams, Ounces)||229g, 8.1oz||196g, 6.9oz||168g, 5.9oz|
|Mobile software||Android 12||Android 12||Android 12|
|Camera||Quad camera with 108MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, dual 10MP telephoto lenses||Triple camera with 50MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide and 10MP telephoto lens||Triple camera with 50MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide and 10MP telephoto lens|
|Video capture||8k at 24 FPS, 4K at 60 FPS||8k at 24 FPS, 4K at 60 FPS||8k at 24 FPS, 4K at 60 FPS|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|RAM/Storage||8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage 12GB RAM with 256GB internal storage 12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage 12GB RAM with 1TB internal storage||8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage||8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage|
|Battery/Charger||5,000 mAh with up to 45W wired charging and 15W wireless charging||4,500 mAh with up to 45W wired charging and 15W wireless charging||3,700 mAh with 25W wired charging and 15W wireless charging|
|Fingerprint sensor||Yes, ultrasonic||Yes, ultrasonic||Yes, ultrasonic|
|Special features||S Pen included, quad camera, ultra wideband location detection tech, 120Hz refresh rate screen||Triple camera, ultra wideband location detection tech, 120Hz refresh rate screen||Triple camera, 120Hz refresh rate screen|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$1,200||$1,000||$800|
|Price (AUD)||AU$2,170 (converted)||AU$1,790 (converted)||AU$1,450 (converted)|