10th February 2022 - 3 min read
Late last night, Samsung officially announced the new Galaxy S22 series. Available in the usual three models – the S22, S22+, and the S22 Ultra, the South Korean company has also launched the Malaysian pre-orders offering freebies worth RM1,317.
Each model of the S22 series will be available in a few variants with different storage options, and they will retail in Malaysia at the following prices:
Galaxy S22 5G 128GB: RM3,499
Galaxy S22 5G 256GB: RM3,699
Galaxy S22+ 5G 128GB: RM4,099
Galaxy S22+ 5G 256GB: RM4,299
Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G 8GB + 128GB: RM5,099
Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G 12GB + 256GB: RM5,499
Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G 12GB + 512GB: RM5,899
The highlight of yesterday’s launch was undoubtedly the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Merging the Galaxy Note’s iconic S Pen and design language to the sleek S series, the S22 Ultra stands out both in features and design – a true successor to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra from two years back.
Besides the integrated S Pen, the S22 Ultra’s hardware features another major upgrade: a new 4nm processor confirmed to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset – this marks the first time Samsung Malaysia is opting for the Snapdragon variant over the Exynos chipsets in the past.
Otherwise, the rest of the S22 Ultra’s hardware feature incremental upgrades from last year’s model. There’s an upgraded 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1-120Hz variable refresh rates with Vision Booster and Eye Comfort Shield, a similar quad-camera setup at the rear (a new 108MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP 3x camera, 10MP telephoto for 10x optical zoom) and a 40MP front camera. It’s also got the same 5,000mAh battery as the S21 Ultra (impressive considering the S22 Ultra has a built-in S Pen) with 45W wired and 15W wireless charging, and the option of 12GB memory for the higher-end variants.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 and S22+ are strikingly similar in design to last year’s S21 series, including the signature Contour-Cut metal camera housing. Both models include a new 50MP main camera sensor that’s 23% larger than last year, and feature new software technologies including Adaptive Pixel and Nightography.
The Galaxy S22 features a more comfortable 6.1-inch display, while the S22+ sports a 6.6-inch screen – both featuring Dynamic AMOLED 2X panels with Intelligent Vision Booster technology. Both the S22 and S22+ come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. As for battery, the smaller S22 has a 3,700mAh unit while the S22+ has a 4,500mAh battery; both offer fast wired and wireless charging (the S22 supports 25W wired charging while the S22+ supports 45W wired charging).
As mentioned earlier, customers stand to enjoy freebies worth up to RM1,317 by pre-ordering any of the S22 models. This year, the Galaxy S22 series pre-order starts from 10 February 2022 until 3 March 2022 and the S22 Ultra’s pre-order gifts are slightly different to the S22 and S22+:
Galaxy S22 Ultra pre-order gifts: RM800 eVoucher, Silicone Cover with Strap, Galaxy x LAMY Safari Twin Pen, Lucky Box (1x wide strap for Silicone Cover with Strap)
Galaxy S22 & S22+ pre-order gifts: RM800 eVoucher, Silicone Cover with Strap, Camera Filter Mount, Lucky Box (1x wide strap for Silicone Cover with Strap)
Note that the RM800 eVoucher is valid from 23 February until 30 March 2022, and can only be used for the next purchase of Galaxy Wearables and Samsung branded mobile accessories. As usual, you can pre-order through various channels, from Samsung’s official online store, offline Samsung Experience Stores, authorised partners, and authorised online partners in Lazada and Shopee.
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