Galaxy Unpacked: The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is Here, with a Built-in S Pen

Samsung today announced their new flagship phone in their Galaxy S series, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. It has a 6.8-inch screen, a built-in S pen stylus, a ton of cameras and a boxy shape straight from the Galaxy Note series. In addition, the cameras have been upgraded, faster-wired charging (charging brick sold separately), wireless charging, and water resistance.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra will be available in four finishes: Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Burgundy. The base variant starts at 128GB storage with 8GB RAM, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB models with 12GB RAM.
According to Samsung, the display can achieve peak brightness of up to 1750 nits, improving the contrast between dark and light aspects of digital content for more brilliant picture quality, with a 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio to make your mobile experience more immersive. The display also uses LTPO technology, which allows for a display to dynamically change its refresh rate without needing any additional hardware components. The S22 Ultra’s adaptive 120Hz refresh rate display can dial back all the way down to just 1Hz.

Samsung has also elevated the design to give Galaxy S22/S22+ a refined and balanced look and feel. The upgraded linear camera setup and sleek camera housing can match the colour of the device’s body for a seamless, distinctly modern design. For those who want the ultimate premium Galaxy phone that can do all this and more, Samsung have created an entirely new Galaxy mobile experience the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Mr. Charles Kimari, Head of Mobile Experience Division , Samsung Electronics East Africa.

For the pro photographers, the S22 Ultra also features an Expert RAW app, which features a comprehensive suite of in-camera editing tools that deliver a DSLR-like experience. With the ability to save photos in RAW format up to 16bit, you can take more control over your edits with more of your images’ data. Users can brighten or darken their photos with ISO settings and shutter speed, adjust the white balance to make their photo more warm or cool, and manually focus on their desired subject.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Galaxy S22 Ultra official image

Samsung introduced its first Ultra smartphone two years ago to represent the absolute best of the best in the Galaxy S line-up. Samsung is pairing the DNA of the S Series with its iconic Galaxy Note to create something entirely new. The S22 Ultra a device that breaks the rules of mobile innovation and is truly a leap forward in mobile technology. Galaxy S22 Ultra sets a bold standard for what a smartphone can be.

Mr. Charles Kimari, Head of Mobile Experience Division , Samsung Electronics East Africa.

Samsung also says the entire Galaxy S22 series will be supported by up to four generations of Android OS upgrades.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Specifications

• Finish: Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green and Burgundy 
• OS: Android 12, One UI 4.1  
• Display: 6.8-inch Edge QHD+, Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
120Hz refresh rate (1~120Hz), 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode 
• Security	Ultrasonic Fingerprint 
• Dimensions & Weight: 77.9 X 163.3 X 8.9mm, 229g 

• Camera:  
12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, F2.2, FOV 120˚ 
108 MP Wide Camera, F1.8, FOV 85˚ 
10MP Telephoto Camera, 3x Optical Zoom, F2.4, FOV 36˚ 
10MP Telephoto Camera, 10x Optical Zoom, F4.9, FOV 11˚ 
40MP Front Camera, F2.2, FOV 80˚

Memory:  
12GB + 1TB 
12GB + 512GB 
12GB + 256GB 
8GB + 128GB 

• Battery: 5,000mAh, Charging, Up to 45W Wired, 15W Wireless charging

• Network & Connectivity: 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi Direct Bluetooth® v 5.2 
• Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor 
• Water Resistance: IP68 rating, water resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. 

Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy S22 Ultra 512 GB will retail at KES 159,999 while the S22 Ultra 256 GB will retail at KES 148,999. The Galaxy S22 series will be available for pre-order beginning 1st March 2022, and the pre-order period continues until 10th March 2022. Samsung Kenya says that customers that pre-order and purchase the Galaxy S22 series during the pre-order period, will receive the Galaxy Buds 2 for free.

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