(Pocket-lint) – Samsung will announce its next flagship Galaxy S series on 9 February during its Unpacked event, with the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra all expected.

Though no official details will be shared until the event, there have been a multitude of rumours surrounding the three devices. 

With that in mind, we’re comparing how the three 2022 Samsung Galaxy S devices are expected to stack up against each other, based on the speculation. Which one will be right for you?


  • S22/S22+: Centralised punch hole camera, triple rear camera, four colours
  • S22 Ultra: Centralised punch hole camera, quad rear camera, four colours, S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus are expected to look the same, except for their physical size, while the S22 Ultra is thought to be coming with a slight difference in design to its two siblings.

Based on the renders, all three devices will come with a centralised punch hole camera at the top of their displays, but while the S22 and S22+ are expected to have triple rear camera housings, the S22 Ultra is said to be coming with a quad rear camera.

The Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus have leaked with rear camera housings that are colour matched to the back of the phones, while the S22 Ultra appears to feature the camera lenses out of a housing. It’s also expected the S22 Ultra will offer an S Pen built into its design, like the Galaxy Note series used to offer.

The S22 and S22+ are both said to be coming in white, pink, phantom green and black colour options. The S22 Ultra is said to be coming in black, green, burgundy and white. 

Waterproofing is expected on all three models, but while the S22 Ultra is thought to opt for a glass rear, it’s expected that the S22 and S22+ will has a plastic back as their predecessors did.


  • S22: 6.06-inch, Full HD+, flat, 120Hz refresh rate
  • S22+: 6.55-inch, Full HD+, flat, 120Hz refresh rate
  • S22 Ultra: 6.81-inch, Quad HD+, curved, 120Hz refreh rate

The Samsung Galaxy S22 is rumoured to be coming with a 6.06-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution, while the S22+ is said to be coming with a 6.55-inch display, again with a Full HD+ resolution. 

Their displays are expected to be flat, and they are expected to offer support for HDR10, as well as a variable refresh rate of 120Hz

The S22 Ultra meanwhile, is expected to have a 6.81-inch display with a Quad HD+ resolution, making it the largest and sharpest of the three devices. It is also expected to have a slightly curved display and like the S22 and S22+, HDR10 and a variable 120Hz refresh rate are expected.

Hardware and specs

  • S22: Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 1/Exynos 2200, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 3800mAh battery
  • S22+: Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 1/Exynos 2200, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4600mAh battery
  • S22 Ultra: Qualcomm SD 8 Gen 1/Exynos 2200, 8/12GB RAM, 128/256/512GB storage, 5000mAh battery

All three of the Samsung Galaxy S22 devices are expected to run on either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, or the recently announced Exynos 2200 chipset, depending on the region.

According to rumours, the S22 and S22+ will both come with 8GB of RAM and storage options of 128GB and 256GB. The S22 Ultra however, is said to be coming in 8GB and 12GB RAM options, with storage options of 128GB for the 8GB model, and 256GB of 512GB for the 12GB model. None of the models are expected to offer microSD support.

In terms of battery capacity, rumours claim the S22 will have a 3800mAh battery, the S22+ will have a 4600mAh battery and the S22 Ultra will have a 5000mAh battery capacity. The charger is not going to be included in the box though, with just the USB-C cable offered.


  • S22/S22+: Triple rear (50MP main, 12MP ultra wide, 12MP telephoto)
  • S22 Ultra: Quad rear (108MP main, 12MP ultra wide, two 10MP telelphoto sensors)

According to rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ will come with a triple rear camera, made up of a 50-megapixel main sensor, plus two 12-megapixel sensors for ultrawide and telephoto, with the telephoto camera capable of 3x zoom.

Meanwhile, it’s believed the Galaxy S22 Ultra will feature a quad rear camera setup, consisting of that 108MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and two 10MP telephoto lenses – one with an f/4.9 aperture and 10x zoom, the other with f/2.4 aperture and 3x zoom. 


Based on the speculation, it looks as though the Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ will share the same design and the same specifications, expect for physical size and battery capacity.

The S22 Ultra will seemingly be the largest of the three devices and the most capable in terms of camera, as well as offer a bump in display resolution, RAM, storage and battery capacity. 

Of course, nothing is officially confirmed as yet, but we will update this feature as soon as the details are in.

Writing by Britta O’Boyle.

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