Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: rebirth of the Note for the Middle East

Will you miss the Galaxy Note (remember the Note 7 battery debacle?) since there hasn’t been any update to it for almost 2 years? Samsung has likely made the smartest move to make its high-end model even more appealing – bring the best of the Galaxy Note series to the Galaxy S family with the new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in Green

‘Note’ the Galaxy S touches

While the Note series has always been look at a productivity model, it still proved popular for non-business users.

The previous Galaxy S21 Ultra added support for the S Pen (a nod to the Note). While it was sort of an optional accessory, it’s now a standard as the entire chassis almost looks like the Galaxy Note with a dedicated slot for the S Pen. There’s also an improvement to its responsiveness, with 70% lower latency to write and draw.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with S Pen

For such a high-end device, the camera system gets a bit more attention with a bigger focus on advanced Nightography and video capabilities. All of this is courtesy of the 2.4um pixel sensor size for the camera lenses.

Something exclusive to this model is the new Expert RAW mode, bringing a DSLR-like experience that gives you full control across all the lenses. You can also save the photos in the RAW format.

Just like the other models in the Galaxy S22 family, it has the same 4nm SoC powered by the new Exynos 2200 chipset. In addition, it will also support four generations of OS upgrades. If you really want to geek out on the specs, look to the table below.

 Galaxy S22 Ultra
Dimensions and weight77.9x163.3x8.9 mm; 229g
Display6.8" Edge QHD+
Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (11~120Hz)
240Hz Touch Sampling Rate

Supports S Pen
Rear Camera12MP Ultra Wide Dual Pixel f/2.2 FOV 120
108MP wide-angle f/1.8 Phase Detection AF, FOV 85 w/ OIS
10MP f/2.4 Dual Pixel AF, 3x Optical Zoom, FOV 36 w/OIS
10MP f/4.9 Dual Pixel AF, 10X Optical Zoom, FOV 11 w/OIS
Laser AF sensor
Front Camera40MP f/2.2 Phase Detection AF, FOV 80
Battery5,000 mAh; up to 45W wired and 15W wireless charging
Storage128 GB (8GB RAM) and 256GB/512GB/1TB (12GB RAM)
Connectivity5G (NSA, SA, Sub6/mmWave), LTE, Ultra Wide Band, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC; Bluetooth 52, USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
ColoursPhantom Black, Phantom White, Green, Burgundy

Pre-order it now

If you’ve set your sights on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, you’ll be happy to know that pre-orders have already opened across the Middle East region.

For those in the UAE, ordering the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra online will net you the privilege of picking exclusive colour options you won’t find elsewhere in the Middle East region.


Image credit: Samsung Newsroom

Author: Yasser Masood

Think of me as a grassroots community evangelist. Juggling social media while covering technology/digital trends across the Middle East and crossroads of society and culture, while unearthing other perspectives that pique my interests.

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