Unpacked 2022: Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 plus announced with a starting price of $799

Samsung today has announced its next flagship device the Galaxy S22 series during the Unpacked 2022 event. This article will focus on the base and plus model but another article is on the way focusing on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone. Samsungs focus on environmental issues sees them use recycled plastics to create some parts of the Galaxy s22 series devices and 100 percent recycled plastic for its packaging.

Galaxy S22 specifications and price

The phone comes with a 6.1-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display which features 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Under the hood, the phone comes with either the 4nm Exynos 2200 or the 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 depending on the region coupled with 8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage. To the cameras which is one of the main areas Samsung is focusing on, the S22 features 12MP+50MP+10MP rear camera setups and a 10MP front camera.

Samsung Galaxy s22
Samsung Galaxy s22 series

For the battery, the s22 comes with a 3,700mAh battery that charges at 25W wired and 15W wireless. Protection wise, the phone now comes with Gorilla glass Victus both on the rear panel and the display which is a huge upgrade from last year’s S21 which had a plastic back.

Samsung has set a starting price of $799.99 for the s22 in the USA.

Galaxy S22 plus specifications

The bigger brother to the S22 is the S22 plus which comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. For the processer, the s22 plus shares the same configuration as the s22 base model and that is the same as the cameras.

The major difference from the base model is the battery which now sits at 4,500mAh capacity with up to 45W fast charging and 15W wireless charging. You still get Gorilla glass victus protection.

For the price, the s22 plus is set at a starting price of $999.99

Other similar features between these two devices are Android 12 based on Android 12, 5G connectivity, and IP68 water and dust resistance.

Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 plus price and availability in Kenya

Galaxy S22+ 256GB will retail at Ksh. 116,999 and the Galaxy S22 256 GB will retail at Ksh. 99,000. The Galaxy S22 Series will be available for pre-order beginning 1st March 2022, and the pre-order period continues until 10th March 2022. 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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