There wasn’t much about the Samsung Galaxy S22 range that we didn’t have a good idea about at this point, and now there’s even less, as a huge leak has revealed just about every detail of these phones.
Coming from WinFuture, this covers a whole lot of ground that we already know, but it fills in some gaps too, and generally reiterates a lot of rumors, further suggesting that they’re accurate.
So then, all three phones apparently use a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset in the US and an Exynos 2200 in Europe. They’re also all said to run Android 12, have 120Hz refresh rates, use tougher glass to protect their screens, and to be IP68 certified for water and dust resistance.
The screen specs match what we've heard before, which should offer some high-res and large displayss. That's especially true on the top-end S22 Ultra model.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is said to be the only one of the three with a curved screen, and its refresh rate can apparently drop as low as 1Hz, while the other two have a minimum of 10Hz.
All three phones apparently have at least 8GB of RAM and a choice of 128GB or 256GB of storage, but the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is said to additionally have higher configurations.
As for the battery, the specs suggest the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus will both feature smaller cells than their predecessors. The S22 Ultra will feature the same size battery as the S21 Ultra. Colors for the two cheaper models are said to include black, white, pink gold and green, while for the Ultra the choice is apparently between black, white, burgundy and green.
On to the camera, and the setup is identical across the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22 Plus, with both phones apparently having three rear camera elements, plus a strong 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera.
The camera on the S22 Ultra is listed as having some big low-light improvements to the main camera, confirmed three sensors and an oddly poor-in-low-light telephoto lens.
We also have pricing in euros here, but it lines up with an earlier leak. We haven’t included conversions here as they are the same European starting prices as the Samsung Galaxy S21 range, meaning the prices elsewhere will probably be much the same too.
For reference, that means around $799 / £769 / AU$1,249 for the S22, $999 / £949 / AU$1,549 for the S22 Plus, and $1,199 / £1,149 / AU$1,849 for the S22 Ultra. Though the Galaxy S21 Ultra came with more RAM for that price than you’re apparently getting here, at 12GB rather than 8GB.
Finally, this source also includes supposedly official images, some of which you can see above. These entirely line up with what we’ve seen before, complete with an S Pen stylus for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
We’d still take all of this with a pinch of salt, but with most of these details having now leaked repeatedly they’re likely accurate.
Analysis: a big February 9 event with nothing to reveal
Samsung has confirmed that it’s holding a big launch event on February 9 where we’re fully expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy S22 range, yet as you’ve probably gathered by now it’s unlikely to include much that we haven’t seen or heard already.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 range is also expected to be announced here, but that’s been leaked almost as extensively, so again, surprises will probably be minimal.
Still, at least we’ll be one step closer to actually having these devices in our hands and being able to really put them to the test.
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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.