Since we have taken a look at the company’s new flagship, the Galaxy S22 Ultra as well as its pricing in Malaysia, it’s time to shift our attention to other models within the family. At a glance, it might be hard to differentiate the S22 and S22 Plus from their 2021 predecessor given how Samsung has generally reused the S21 and S21 Plus’ design language for them.
That being said, the IP68-certified S22 and S22 Plus chassis are actually made from Armor Aluminium just like the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Similarly, their front and rear areas are being protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ while the colour of the camera housing now closely follows the body’s colourway as well which made their exterior look more seamless.
Speaking about the camera, both models are equipped with the same triple camera module which includes a 50MP f/1.8 Dual Pixel camera alongside a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera and 10MP telephoto camera that has 3x optical zoom capabilities. Even though the resolution for some of the cameras is slightly lower than their S21 and S21 Plus counterparts, Samsung said that the sensor in the 2022’s models is 23% larger.
Together with Samsung’s Adaptive Pixels technology and AI Stereo Depth Map, it apparently helps both phones deliver improved performance in terms of low-light photography and portrait shots, respectively. Samsung has also implemented a new feature for videography called Auto Framing that can detect & track up to 10 people and then dynamically adjust the camera’s focus to fit all of them together.
Of course, let’s not forget that both Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus has also been equipped with a 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera which is being housed on the centre top part of their display. In case you are wondering, the S22 Plus has a 6.6-inch display while the S22 comes with a 6.1-inch display although both still use the same Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel which has a variable refresh rate between 10Hz to 120Hz as well as an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.
Just like the S22 Ultra, Samsung refers to the chip inside S22 and S22 Plus as the “4nm processor” although the actual processor is either Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Samsung’s own Exynos 2200 depending on respective markets. 8GB of RAM comes as standard on both models while customers can choose to have them with 128GB or 256GB storage.
Meanwhile, the S22 Plus has been equipped with a 4500mAh battery and is able to support chargers with power ratings of up to 45W. On another hand, the S22’s battery is slightly smaller at 3,700mAh and can only support chargers of up to 25W although both models wireless charging support is identical at 15W.