Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: The Heir To The Note Has Power In Abundance, S-Pen And AMD GPU

Samsung kicks off with its first batch of launches for 2022. During the Unpacked that took place today, the Korean firm has presented neither more nor less than the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra, as well as the Tab S8, also in three variants.

The device that concerns us in this text is the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, the flagship of the company that seeks to collect the best of the Notes, such as its size and the S-Pen, and that mounts the latest from Samsung in processors: the Exynos 2200 with AMD GPU. Without further ado, let’s see what this device offers.

Technical sheet of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra



163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm

227 grams


Dynamic AMOLED 2X curved 6.8-inch

Resolution 3,080 x 1,440 pixels

500 dpi

Adaptive refresh rate: 1-120 Hz

Touch Sampling: 240 Hz


Gorilla Glass Victory


Samsung Exynos 2200







108MP f/1.8, OIS

Wide angle 12 MP, 120º, f/2.2

Telephoto 10 MP, 69mm, f/2.4, OIS

Telephoto 10 MP, 230mm, f/1.49, OIS


40MP f/2.2



45W fast charge

15W wireless charging

reverse wireless charging


Android 12 with One UI 4.1



Dual SIM


Bluetooth 5.2

usb type c


Wi-Fi 6E




IP68 resistance

Samsung DeX


Fingerprint sensor under the screen

S-Pen compatible


From 1,259 euros

Galaxy S and Note shake hands

Galaxy S and Note shake hands

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is radically different from its siblings in terms of design. If the standard and models retain the design of the S21, the S22 Ultra is closer to what we have seen in the Note range models. Thus, it has more angled corners, a smooth back, and the cameras integrated into the chassis itself, and not in a module as we have seen so far, although it is true that they protrude slightly.

Without a doubt, the S22 Ultra drinks a lot from the Note and that can be seen, in addition to its design, in the slot at the bottom that allows us to store and remove the S-Pen. This element, typical of the Note, now officially and comprehensively leaps the Galaxy S range.

Galaxy S and Note shake hands 1

Regarding the S-Pen, Samsung has explained that it has been improved to reduce its latency to 2.8 milliseconds, a substantial improvement compared to the nine milliseconds of the S-Pen of the S21 Ultra, which was already quite low. Among its functions is freehand writing, admitting up to 88 languages.

As far as the screen is concerned, the device incorporates a 2X Dynamic AMOLED panel of no more and no less than 6.8 inches with a generous 3,080 x 1,440-pixel resolution and 120 Hz adaptive refresh rate. The panel is perforated in the upper area to make room for the front camera. It is seen that Samsung is still reluctant to bet on the cameras under the screen.

Exynos, AMD, and a lot of RAM under the hood

Exynos, AMD and a lot of RAM under the hood

What’s under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra? As expected, the Korean firm has implemented its new Exynos 2200, a four-nanometer processor with a maximum speed of 2.8 GHz and an AMD RDNA 2 GPU. According to the company, it offers 133% more NPU performance, a 40% more powerful GPU, and a 5% improvement in CPU. We will have to see how it behaves in practice.

This new processor is accompanied by eight or 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. There will be 8/128, 12/256, 12/512 GB, and 12 GB and 1 TB versions, each one more powerful and, obviously, more expensive. The operating system will be Android 12 with One UI 4.1 at launch and will be powered by a 5,000 mAh battery with 45W fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.

Exynos, AMD and a lot of RAM under the hood 1

Among the novelties that we find in the software, we have a collaboration with Google Duo too, for example, share maps, YouTube videos, etc.; “Vision Booster” (a kind of true tone that adapts the colors of the screen to the environment) and a new Samsung Digital Wallet, which will arrive soon and will allow you to store student cards, the COVID passport, car keys or a smart lock and In the future, they hope that even the DNI.

108 megapixels and two telephotos

108 megapixels and two telephotos

We finish by reviewing what Samsung’s new flagship offers us in terms of photography. The device has a 108-megapixel main sensor capable of recording in 8K and detecting up to 10 subjects in the scene for autofocus. In addition, Samsung has opted for a 23% larger sensor that, they claim, captures four times more information and improves HDR.

Something interesting is that Samsung has come up with a new version of pixel binning that, in a nutshell, combines the photo resulting from using the pixel combination with the 108-megapixel image to, according to Samsung, get more detail and light. We will see how it behaves on a day-to-day basis and, above all, at night. Another first has to do with the Expert RAW mode, which now allows you to obtain 16-bit RAW files and raw files with all lenses.

108 megapixels and two telephotos 1

And speaking of other lenses, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra incorporates a 12-megapixel wide angle with a 120º field of view, a 10-megapixel 69-millimeter telephoto, and another 10-megapixel telephoto, equivalent to 230mm. According to Samsung, you can zoom up to 100x. Selfies, for their part, stay at a 40-megapixel resolution.

Versions and price of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Versions and price of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung puts a base price of 1,259 euros for the base version of 8 + 128 GB. However, there are a total of four versions in all, with different memory configurations. These are the official prices for the S22 Ultra series.

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 8/128GB . €1,259 .
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 12/256GB . €1,359 .
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 12/512GB . €1,459 .
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 12GB/1TB . €1,658.99 .