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Samsung Galaxy S22 series coming to Nepal: What does it offer anyway?

Samsung Galaxy S22 series
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Samsung Galaxy S22 series has been officially released on February 9 and is soon expected to be in Nepal.

The much-awaited flagship series from Samsung was officially unveiled at Samsung’s recent Galaxy Unpacked event. The launch of the series is a month late than last year’s S21 series.

The lineup of the new Samsung Galaxy S22 series includes Samsung Galaxy S22 5G, Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G. With the products being officially released, the rumours circulating about the specifications of the phones have finally come to an end and now people can know what the phone actually offers.

In this article, we will provide you with the details of the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+. Let’s get into the specifications of the phones.

SpecsS22 5GS22+ 5G
DimensionHeight: 146mm
Width: 70.6mm
Thickness: 7.6mm
Weight: 167 grams
Height: 157.4mm
Width: 75.8mm
Thickness: 7.6mm
Weight: 195 grams
Display6.1 inches, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)6.6 inches, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1750 nits (peak)
Resolution1,080*2,340 pixels1,080*2,340 pixels
SimDualDual
Front camera10MP, f/2.2, 26mm, dual Pixel PDAF Video: [email protected] 60fps10MP, f/2.2, 26mm, dual Pixel PDAF Video: [email protected] 60fps
Main Camera50MP, f/1.8,24mm, dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
10MP, f/2.4, 70mm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom (telephoto)
12MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120 degrees, super steady videos (ultrawide)
50MP, f/1.8,24mm, dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
10MP, f/2.4, 70mm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom (telephoto)
12MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120 degrees, super steady videos (ultrawide)
OSAndroid 12, One UI 4.1Android 12, One UI 4.1
ChipsetExynos 2200 (4nm) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)Exynos 2200 (4nm) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
GPUXclipse 920 or Adreno 730Xclipse 920 or Adreno 730
Storage128/256GB128/256GB
SD card slotNoNo
RAM8GB8GB
SoundStereo speakers No 3.5mm headphone jackStereo speakers No 3.5mm headphone jack
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.2 NFC USB Type-C 3.2 GPSWi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.2 NFC USB Type-C 3.2 GPS
BatteryLi-ion 3700mAh, non-removable
25W fast charging
15W fast Qi wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
Li-ion 4500mAh, non-removable
45W fast charging
15W Fast Qi wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
SensorsUnder-display, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Accelerometer
Gyro
Proximity
Compass
Barometer
Under-display, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Accelerometer
Gyro
Proximity
Compass
Barometer
ColoursPhantom black, white, pink, gold, green, graphite, sky blue, violet, cream Phantom black, white, pink, gold, green, graphite, sky blue, violet, cream
Starting price (Expected)Rs 105,000 Rs 125,000

The starting price of S22 in Nepal is expected to be around Rs 105,000 and Rs 125,000 for Galaxy S22+.

Design and display

Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ are based on iconic S series design. Both phones have a similar build and shares similar specifications and features as well. Both Galaxy S22 and S22+ have a glass back and front with an aluminium frame. Both glasses on the back and front are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+, the toughest Gorilla glass yet. Samsung Galaxy S22 is 7.6mm thick and weighs around 167 grams whereas S22+ is 7.6mm thick and is slightly heavier at 195 grams. The phones also have IP68 dust/water resistant certification (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes).

Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Photo: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S22 features a 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X HDR 10+ display whereas the S22+ features a bigger 6.6-inch display sharing a similar display specification. S22+ can reach a peak brightness of up to 1750 nits while S22 can reach up to 1300 nits. This can be pretty helpful for daylight use. The HDR10+ display of the phones has an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The display can dynamically change the refresh rate from 120Hz to as low as 1Hz.

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Photo: Samsung

Cameras are always one of the major focuses on a flagship phone. Everyone expects a crisp and sharp image with natural colours and Samsung claims that the new Samsung Galaxy S22 series have set camera experience to the whole next level. Both S22 and S22+ shares similar camera specifications.

Both phones feature a triple camera setup on the back and a single selfie shooter on the front. The 50MP camera on the back is housed together with a 10MP telephoto lens with PDAF, OIS and 3x zoom and a 12MP, 120 degrees ultrawide sensor. On the front, there is a 10MP selfie camera.

Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Photo: Samsung

The main cameras on Samsung Galaxy S22 series can record videos in 8K resolution whereas the front camera can record videos in 4K resolution up to 60fps. There are lots of camera features on the phone so that the user can take brilliant photos without any hassle. There is a dual video call mode. The Super HDR technology allows the phone to take photos with a higher dynamic range, less noise and clearer details.

Similarly, Night photography has also been improved a lot thanks to a 23% larger sensor than the previous generation of the Galaxy S series. This helps the users take good photos even during the low lights. The portraits should also look better and more natural due to the integration of the AI stereo depth map.

Similarly, the videos from Samsung Galaxy S22 series are steadier than any other Samsung phone. The optical image stabilisation (OIS) and video digital image stabilisation (VDIS) technology on the camera allow it to capture steady videos even when the user is moving. The cameras also record stereo sounds while recording videos and has a zoom-in mic as well that focus on the direction of interest, using a combination of three built-in mics while video recording.

Performance and battery Life

Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Photo: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S22 series runs on the latest Android 12 with One UI 4.1 on top. The new S series is powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm) or Exynos 2200 (4nm) chipset. These are the two best chipsets available for an Android phone in the market at the moment.  The graphics on the phone are handled by Xclipse 920 in Exynos and Adreno 730 in the Snapdragon version.

However, Nepal is more likely to get the Snapdragon variant. The new Samsung flagship phones are set to receive four years of Android updates and an additional year of security patches.

Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Photo: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S22 features a 3700mAh non-removable Li-ion battery whereas S22+ features a 4500mAh battery power. The Galaxy S22 features a 25W fast charging and the S22+ features a 45W fast charging. Both phones support wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

Storage, connectivity and price

Samsung Galaxy S22 series
Photo: Samsung

Both Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ comes with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. There is no option for expansion of the storage. For connectivity, these phones support 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E (Galaxy S22+) / Wi-Fi 6(Galaxy S22), Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth 5.2.

For Audio, the phones have surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is yet to arrive here in Nepal. As per the Galaxy Unpacked event, the starting price of the Samsung Galaxy S22 is $799 and $999 for the base 8/128GB variant of S22+.

The starting prices of S22 and S22+ in Nepal are expected to be around Rs 105,000 and Rs 125,000 respectively.

Also, check the price of Samsung phones in Nepal.

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Subba is a tech and auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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