Samsung Galaxy S22+ debuts with a new 50 MP camera, 45 W charging and four years of OS updates
Samsung has announced the Galaxy S22+ alongside the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Galaxy Tab S8 series. As with the rest of the Galaxy S22 series, the Galaxy S22+ arrives with Android 12 and is good for four years of OS updates. Accordingly, the Galaxy S22+ should receive up to Android 16, likely under the auspices of One UI 8.
Fundamentally, the Galaxy S22+ is a larger Galaxy S22, rather than a downscaled Galaxy S22 Ultra. Specifically, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ share the same four cameras. As we have covered in our Galaxy S22 launch article, these cameras are a 50 MP primary camera with OIS and an f/1.8 aperture, a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle (f/2.2), and a 10 MP telephoto camera that offers 3x 'Hybrid Optical Zoom' (f/2.4/OIS).
Additionally, the Galaxy S22+ has a 10 MP front-facing camera (f/2.2) that sits beneath a punch hole in its 6.6-inch display. Similarly, the Galaxy S22+ has an FHD+ and AMOLED panel that operates between
10 Hz and 120 Hz 48 Hz and 120 Hz refresh rates. However, the Galaxy S22+ delivers up to 1,750 nits of peak brightness, 450 nits more than the Galaxy S22 manages.
The Galaxy S22+ has a 4,500 mAh battery too, plus it supports 45 W wired charging. Also, the Galaxy S22+ measures 75.8 x 157.4 x 7.6 mm and weighs 195 g, giving it a significantly larger footprint than the Galaxy S22. Incidentally, the Galaxy S22+ supports Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, a slight improvement over the Wi-Fi 6 that the Galaxy S22 offers.
The Galaxy S22+ is available to pre-order from today in Pink Gold, Green, Phantom Black and Phantom White, starting at €1,049 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. By contrast, the 256 GB memory configuration costs €1,099, although it also receives 8 GB of RAM. Like the Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22+ will be available from Samsung exclusively in Graphite, Cream, Violet and Sky Blue. Pre-orders will begin shipping on February 25, and will receive a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds.