Samsung Galaxy S22 Australia: Features, Price, Where To Buy & More

The best Samsung smartphone ever?

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and its variants are all now available to buy. There are three models to choose from: Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra, each of which offers something slightly different, making it easy to find the best Samsung phone for you.

All three come with some of the very latest smartphone technologies, intuitive features and gorgeous design, and, while reviews are still thin on the ground, we expect them to be just as, if not more popular than the generation they replace.

But what separates the three smartphones, how much do they cost and when can you get your hands on one in Australia? Read on to find out.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Release Date Australia

Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Galaxy S22 devices on Wednesday 9 February at 7pm ET/2am AEDT.

However, as of March the 3rd 2022, all three models can now be purchased via Samsung Australia direct, or a host of other mobile phone plan providers, such as Telstra and Optus.

You can view the teaser Samsung released for its February 2022 Unpacked event in the video below

Samsung Galaxy S22 Features

Design

Samsung has always been known for its incredible smartphone design and the Galaxy S22 trio continue that trend. All three Galaxy S22 models look pretty much the same, except for the fact they all differ in physical size.

The overall design of the three devices is similar to the Galaxy S21 series they replace, but this time round the finish is a lot more refined. The most notable difference can be found in the rear camera assembly of the S22 Ultra, which now sits more flush with the device itself, as opposed to being placed in an external housing. The triple-lens camera of the S22 and S22+ are still in a framed housing.

The ‘entry’ level S22 and S22+ feature plastic rear covers while the more premium S22 Ultra opts for a glass rear panel. All three also feature a punch hole camera in the centre of their screens for selfies.

All three also offer IP68-rated water-resistance, so should be fine to take a slight dunk. But we still wouldn’t recommend it.

The main difference that separates the S22 Ultra from its siblings is the fact it now comes with Samsung’s S Pen stylus built into the body. This is a feature that was teased before the offical launch, and now that it’s reality, the S22 Ultra could well be Samsung’s best smartphone yet, since it combines the features of the long-established Galaxy S series, with the rather excellent, but perhaps more business-focused Galaxy Note series.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ are available in white, pink, phantom green and black colours, while the S22 Ultra comes in black, green, burgundy and white. There are also three colours exclusive to Samsung.com, these being graphite, sky blue and red.

Camera

Samsung has once again opted for a triple-lens camera system for the Galaxy S22 and S22+, and a quad-lens camera system for the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

That four-lens system comprises a 108-megapixel wide lens, 12MP ultra-wide, 10MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom and a 10MP telephoto with 10x optical zoom. The front-facing selfie camera comes in at 40-megapixels. These are pretty much the same specs as the camera system found in the Galaxy S21 (even the aperture is the same), but Samsung has said it has improved the AI photo processing that goes on behind the scenes.

This should mean you will be able to take photos with far greater detail and colour balance, and Samsung has also introduced the term ‘Nightography’, promising low-light photos like you’ve never seen before.

The Galaxy S22 and S22+, meanwhile, receive a 50-megapixel main sensor, 12MP ultra-wide and 12MP telephoto lens. The front-facing camera comes in at 10-megapixels. Some of these camera sensors are new compared to the Galaxy S21; the megapixel count is up, and again, the photo processing technology has been improved, so we expect great things from these cameras.

Screen

Samsung has always been one of the best when it comes to smartphone screens, with colours being vibrant, brightness levels being exceptional and overall clarity being second-to-none.

As previously mentioned, the Galaxy S22 series differ in physical size, so there are three screen sizes to pick from. The Galaxy S22 receives a 6.1-inch display, the S22+ a 6.6-inch display and the S22 Ultra gets a 6.81-inch display.

The S22 and S22+ are both Full HD+ flat displays with 10-120Hz variable refresh rate while the S22 Ultra gets a higher resolution Quad HD+ curved display, but with a 1-120Hz variable refresh rate. All three displays support HDR10+ for improved contrast when streaming video content.

All three also offer a biometric fingerprint scanner integrated under the screen.

Samsung Galaxy S22: Price in Australia

Now the part you’ve all been waiting for. The Galaxy S22 trio of smartphones come with various storage options, so pricing differs throughout the range. The Galaxy S22 Ultra can also be had with a different amount of RAM, either 8GB or 12GB. The increased RAM can help the phone to run faster, as well as offer greater speeds when using it as a substitute for your computer when connected to an external monitor.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Price Australia

  • Galaxy S22 Ultra (8GB + 128GB) – $1,849
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra (8GB + 256GB) – $1,999
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra (12GB + 512GB) – $2,149
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra (12GB + 1TB) – $2,449

Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ Price Australia

  • Galaxy S22 (128GB) – $1,249
  • Galaxy S22 (256GB) – $1,349
  • Galaxy S22+ (128GB) – $1,549
  • Galaxy S22+ (256GB) – $1,649

Samsung Galaxy S22 Australia: Where to Buy In Australia

The Samsung Galaxy S22 series, including the Galaxy S22 Ultra, can be bought from the following online stores:

Each of these stores may be offering limited-time deals at your time of purchase, such as money off by trading in your current smartphone or bundling in some freebies.

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