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Samsung Galaxy S22 Series In Nigeria: Release Date, Price, Everything You Should Know 

For the past few days, people, all around the world, have been buzzing about the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S22 series. It’s no different for Nigerians as some people have already set money aside to get the phone. 

Hold on! Before you purchase the phone, won’t you like to know what it can do? What are the new features? And more so, how much would you need to buy it? If you’d like to get answers to these and more, do read on. 

Price and Release Date

Samsung launched the S22 series on February 9th 2022. However, it’ll be available for purchase from February 25th and it’s not sure when it’ll hit the Nigerian market but it’s certainly soon. Prices for the basic Samsung Galaxy S22 start at N435,000 for 128GB of storage, with the 256GB model costing up to N465,000. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus is priced at N535,000 for 128GB and N565,000 for 256GB. 

All of these non-Ultra models come with 8GB of RAM. With the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, though, you’ll have to make some tough decisions. Prices for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage start at N650,000, with 12/256GB costing N700,000, 12/512GB costing £1329, and 12/1TB costing N750,000.

Samsung Galaxy S22 colours

The Samsung Galaxy S22 will be available in four colors at launch: green, pink-gold, white, and black. There’s a possibility that these will differ by region. In other words, some colors may not be available in Nigeria (officially). The Galaxy S22 Ultra comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, green, and burgundy.

Specifications and Features

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are quite similar, yet they are not the same. 

  • Body Design  

The flat glass surfaces are made of Gorilla Glass Victus Plus, which is 12.5% stronger than plain Victus, and the Armour Aluminium frames are all part of the same design. Thankfully, there isn’t any cheap “Glasstic” material between the two versions here. The display of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is somewhat curved, and it is made of Armour Aluminum and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Plus. 

  • Dimensions 

Compared to last year’s models, this year’s non-Ultra models feel significantly larger. 146 x 70.6 x 7.6mm, and 168g; 157.4 x 75.8 x 7.6mm, and 196g; respectively, the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22 Plus. At 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm and 229g, the Galaxy S22 Ultra takes the cake.  

  • Display 

Even if the two devices are identical in size, there are several differences between the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus. Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Plus features a 6.6-inch AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch AMOLED display. In addition, the Ultra’s 1750 nits display brightness is higher than the Galaxy S21’s 1300 nits. 

The Galaxy S22 Ultra, with its 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED display, easily beats out the competition. Galaxy S22 variants may alter their refresh rates between 10 and 120Hz, but the Ultra model can go as low as 1Hz. 

  • Camera 

The 50MP wide sensor on the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus is joined by a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 10MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. With the latter, you can take photos at a 3X optical zoom and have OIS capability for both the telephoto and wide-angle lenses. 

Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with an impressive array of cameras: an impressively large-format, 12-megapixel (f/2.2) ultra-wide, a 10-megapixel (f/2.4) three-telephoto, and an even larger 10-megapixel (f/4.9) telephoto. Compared to the S21 Ultra, the 108MP wide sensor’s pixels are 1.23 times larger. 

The Ultra has a 40MP f/2.2 sensor and the normal models have a 10MP f/2.2 sensor for taking selfies. 

  • Software 

Said to be two times faster, the new NPU provides a faster AI camera function and Samsung has concentrated on enhancing low light performance. It now supports 16-bit RAW files, and Samsung has worked with Snapchat to integrate “Super Resolution” and “Night Mode” into Snapchat’s camera-sharing app. 

When it comes to video, the Super Steady System makes it possible to shoot steady footage without a tripod, even at night, and the improved AI camera switches between frame rates automatically based on the environment. 

The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus are limited to 25W of charging power via wire, whereas the Galaxy S22 Ultra receives a 45W increase. Wireless charging at 15 watts and reverse charging are available on all three devices.

  • Battery Life 

The battery capacity of the Galaxy S22 has been confirmed to be 3,700 mAh. In terms of capacity, this is a drop from the Galaxy S21’s 4,000 mAh; nevertheless, this year’s chipset is significantly more power-efficient. 

Samsung has stated that the mid-range variant in the series has a capacity of 4,500 mAh. This is yet another, like the Galaxy S22, that has a battery capacity that is 300 mAh lower than the device it replaces, which could be a disappointment. This does not mean, however, that it is a letdown. 

The Galaxy S22 Ultra has the only battery that hasn’t been downgraded, but it isn’t a significant upgrade either. The 5,000 mAh capacity of the premium flagship is exactly the same as that of the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Bottom Line 

If you’re an Android and Samsung fan, the Galaxy S22 series is sure to impress you. Samsung is out to change the game with this new series and it’s not surprising how much it costs. Phones these days are known to be super expensive.