In Focus: Samsung Galaxy S22

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For those who want to experience the most compact device in Samsung’s newest flagship lineup, the Galaxy S22 is the perfect cup of tea. It offers the same look and even mostly the same features as the slightly larger Galaxy S22+, but for a lot less.

Like its siblings, the Galaxy S22 is made of Armor Aluminum and boasts an IP68 rating. Its 6.1-inch Full HD+ display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and features 1,300 nits of peak brightness, plus a 120Hz refresh rate.

Under its shell is a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor that allows for fast 5G connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi 6E, along with 8GB of RAM, and an option of either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, with no provisions for a microSD card.

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For optics, Samsung has equipped with Galaxy S22 with a triple rear camera system comprised of a 12MP Ultrawide unit, a 50MP Wide Angle Shooter with Dual Pixel Autofocus and OIS, and lastly, a 10MP Telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, Phase Detection Autofocus, and OIS. At the front, a 10MP camera takes charge of selfies.

For this iteration of the Galaxy S series, Samsung promises brighter and more detailed night shots, using larger pixels that absorb more light, and a redesigned AI ISP that compounds up to 20 photos to drastically reduce noise, along with improved NPU and GPU performance.

Videos are a popular way of sharing our world with others, and the Galaxy S22 allows for Stable Videos using Wider Shift OIS as well as Advanced VDIS that boasts four times faster stabilization by predicting the device’s movement while also analyzing the subject’s movement. Even in a low-light setting, the device can focus on a fast-moving subject with AI-assistance. You also get brighter night portraits, complimented with up to 3x optical zoom.

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Galaxy S22 runs Android 12 with Samsung’s One UI 4 and packs a 3,700mAh battery with 25W-fast charging. It comes in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Pink Gold colors.

Galaxy S22 Specifications

Display6.1″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X
2340 x 1080
1300 nits (Peak)
120Hz
 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate (Game Mode)
MaterialArmor Aluminum
Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass Victus+
ProcessorSnapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM8GB
Storage128GB/256GB
Rear Camera12MP UltraWide
50MP Wide, Dual Pixel AF, OIS
10MP Tele, 3x Optical Zoom, OIS
Front Camera10MP
OSOne UI 4
Battery3,700mAh
Fast Charging25W (Wired)
 15W (Wireless)
Wireless PowerShareYes
IP RatingIP68
Expandable StorageNo
ColorsPhantom Black
Phantom White
Green
Pink Gold
SRP45,990/49,990
S-PenNo

Galaxy S22 Pricing and Pre-Order

Samsung Galaxy S22 is priced at PhP45,990 for the 8GB+128GB model, and PhP49,990 if you want to double the storage.

  • Those who will pre-order on February 9 (11:00 PM) to March 3, 2022, via Samsung.com can enjoy up to PhP13,200 worth of freebies and discounts – a PhP10,000 voucher for use in select mobile products at Samsung’s online store, a Silicone Case with Strap, and a Lucky Box Strap.
  • Those who will pre-order from February 10 to March 3, 2022, via Samsung Experience Stores, select Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, and MemoXpress Online can get up to PhP10,200 worth of freebies which include a Galaxy Buds2, a Silicone Case with Strap, and a Lucky Box Strap.

The device will be available via Samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, Select Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, and MemoXpress Online starting March 4, 2022.

From February 10, 2022, onwards, you can get the Galaxy S22 via up 24-month Installment plans using a BPI, Metrobank, PNB, BDO, and Citi credit card for as low as PhP1,916.25/month. Citi cardholders may also avail of an exclusive deal of only PhP1,277.50/month for 36 months.

Those who want to avail of the Trade-in Trade-up offer can get an addition top-up token of up to PhP8,000 for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, up to PhP6,000 for the Galaxy S22+, and up to PhP4,000 for the Galaxy S22.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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