New Samsung S22 Phone: Release Date, Features, Prices and More
For the past decade, Samsung has been producing some of the world’s strongest and most beloved smartphones worldwide. Recently, Samsung’s variety of Galaxy phones have been their most popular products. They have traditionally released phones under four different lines: Galaxy Z (folding phones), Galaxy A (budget phones), the recently discontinued Galaxy Note (larger screen sizes with stylus functionality), and Galaxy S, the flagship devices. With the S22 set to launch in February 2022, Samsung is starting the year off with their biggest release. If you want to get ahead of one of the largest smartphone releases of the year, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything we know about the new Samsung S22 phone so far.
Samsung S22 Ultra: Estimated Specs
More than anything else, fans are eager to see how the S22 will improve upon the impressive specs of the S21. Much like the previous line of S phones, Samsung is expected to release the Samsung S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra. All devices are going to include the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 120Hz refresh rates, and AMOLED displays. The S22 and S22 Plus will be relatively similar, with the Plus offering a larger screen and battery life. Of course, the Ultra will be the ultimate S22 device, including a 5,000 mAh battery, a greatly improved camera and up to 1TB of storage.
As mentioned previously, Samsung is discontinuing their line of Galaxy Note devices. Instead, it is expected that the S22 Ultra and future Ultra phones will highly resemble the Note phones. The Ultra will have a much larger screen than the other S22 phones, and even include S Pen support. If you were a longtime Note user that felt upset by the discontinuation, you may find a new favourite phone with the S22 Ultra.
Samsung S22 Release Date Canada
With so many promising technical specs, you may be wondering when you can get your hands on an S22 phone. Fortunately, it could end up being a lot sooner than you think! Samsung will be hosting their next Unpacked event on February 9th, where they will reveal further details on their upcoming devices for early 2022. Traditionally, Samsung releases their devices two weeks after announcing them. For example, the S21 phone released just 15 days after their event in January 2021. With that in mind, consumers can expect to pick up an S22 around February 24th, or throughout the last week of the month.
Samsung S22 Ultra Pricing Canada
As brand new flagship devices from Samsung, the S22 phones will not be cheap. Further, with the increasing exchange rate between USD and CAD, Canadian consumers will end up paying very high prices for a new S22 phone at launch. The base model S22 was leaked to cost $899 USD at launch, which is roughly $1143 CAD. The Galaxy S22 Plus will cost closer to $1400 CAD, while the S22 Ultra will be around $1650 CAD. One thing’s for certain, if you’re planning on buying an S22 at launch, be prepared to cough up some serious cash!
Samsung S22 Pros and Cons
Still on the fence about the new S22? We understand. Choosing a new phone is never a simple task, and can quickly become stressful and confusing. To help make things simpler, consider taking a look at our quick pros and cons list for the Samsung S22:
- Greatest camera, display, storage & battery life for a flagship Samsung phone
- Just like the S21, all S22 models will include a fingerprint sensor
- S Pen support with the Ultra keeps the spirit of the Note alive
- Most notably, the S22 is very expensive
- The large sizes of the S22 Plus and Ultra may feel uncomfortable in the hands and pockets of users
- S Pen support could be lackluster and not as intuitive as the Note
Latest News About the Samsung S22
With the event about to take place, more and more rumours regarding the S22 have started to circulate online. Most recently, some leaks have started to predict that the S22 Ultra will include five (yes, five!) cameras on the rear, in addition to a single front-facing camera. If this is the case, the S22 Ultra will include more cameras than any other Samsung device, making it a tough competitor in the smartphone camera game.
Finally, other rumours have suggested that the S22 will be offered in vastly different colours than the S21. The S21 came in violet, grey, pink and white, with the Plus adding options for black, silver, gold and red, and the Ultra adding titanium, navy and brown to the mix. The S22’s colours will seemingly be more bright and dynamic. Online leakers have currently stated that S22 phones will be made available in white, black, rose gold and green. Although we’ll likely hear about more colours at launch, these rumours signal exciting appearances for the upcoming S22 smartphones.
New Samsung S22 Phone – Conclusion
Moving forward, all we can do from here is get excited for this upcoming launch! With such a huge release taking place so early on in the year, we can only expect bigger things from manufacturers like Apple and Google throughout 2022. Obviously, we understand that the S22 is highly expensive, and not the most affordable smartphone. If you’re in need of a new Samsung phone at a reasonable price, check out PlanHub’s page on Samsung phones. Here, you can scroll through a variety of popular Samsung devices, find out where to buy one, and get help finding a suitable mobile plan to go with it. Let us know if you’re excited for the upcoming Samsung S22 phone and if not, which smartphones you’re looking forward to in 2022!