How to pre-order Samsung's new Galaxy S22 phones and S8 tablets—and get $250 in Samsung Credit
How to pre-order Samsung's new Galaxy S22 phones and S8 tablets
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Today at its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung announced a new series of phones, the flagship Galaxy S22 and S22+, as well as the S22 Ultra, and three new Galaxy S8 tablet devices. Pre-orders for the devices begin today, and they’ll all be available for purchase on February 25.
Better still, those who pre-order a new Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra today can receive up to $250 credit (which includes an exclusive $50 credit for USA Today readers), a memory upgrade and up to a $700 trade-in credit.
Here’s what to know about the new products, and how you can pre-order everything announced today.
The Galaxy S22 and S22+
If you’re in the market for a snazzy new Android phone, Samsung has three gleaming new ones to take a peek at. The first two, the S22 and S22+, are the feather and middle-weight options, and are pretty similar in features. The S22 features a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with a peak brightness of a claimed 1,300 nits, while the S22+ display gets bumped up to a 6.6-inch with a peak brightness claimed at 1,750 nits. Both displays feature a 240Hz refresh rate in gaming mode (120Hz in regular usage).
Aside from their displays, the rest of the specs on the two devices match up nicely. Each has three camera lenses on the back: a 50MP main camera, 10MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultrawide lens. There’s also a new auto-framing feature onboard that can detect up to ten people and automatically adjust focus accordingly.
As for power, the S22 has a 3,700 mAh battery, which Samsung says should give the device enough juice to get through a day on a single charge. The S22+ has a larger 4,500 mAh battery, which should be enough for more than 24 hours of use, according to the company. The S22+ also supports higher wattage wired charging at 45W, while the S22 can only take up to 25W; both devices support 15W wireless charging.
Inside the devices is a 4nm processor, a first for a Galaxy phone. Samsung is also promising that all S22 devices, including the S22+ and S22 Ultra, will be supported for up to four generations of Android OS updates. All of Samsung's new Galaxy phon also include the company's Knox Vault security system designed to separate important security info like passwords and biometrics from your main operating system.
The S22 and S22+ are both available for pre-order today in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Pink Gold, and Green, and will go on sale starting February 25. The S22+ starts at $999.99 for a 128GB model and the S22 starts at $799.99 for a 128GB model.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra
For those who prefer all the bells and whistles, there’s the new Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung’s successor to the long-running stylus-driven Galaxy Note devices.
The S22 Ultra comes with a 6.8-inch QHD AMOLED display, with the same 120Hz refresh rate as the S22 and S22+, plus the same 240Hz boosted refresh rate for gaming. It also offers up to 1,750 nits of claimed peak brightness.
Like the Galaxy Note devices, it comes with an S-Pen stylus that you can use to doodle and jot notes on your screen, and Samsung says the S22 Ultra has a 70% lower latency than previous devices, meaning the amount of time it takes the phone to register a tap on its screen should be much faster.
On the back, the S22 Ultra houses a four-lens camera system, which includes a 12MP ultrawide lens, a 108MP wide angle lens, a 10MP telephoto lens with 3x zoom, and a 10MP telephoto lens with 10x zoom, which increases to 100x "Space Zoom" with 10x digital zoom.
Other features include Wi-Fi 6E, the same 4nm processor as the other S22 phones and a battery designed for all-day use on a charge. 5,000 mAh battery. The S22 Ultra is available in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Burgundy. You can pre-order the S22 Ultra today for release on February 25, starting at $1,199.99 for the 128GB model, with options going up to 1TB models with 8GB of RAM and 12GB of RAM.
For a limited time, shoppers who pre-order a new Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra can receive up to $250 credit for a future Samsung product, as well as a free memory upgrade and up to $700 trade-in credit.
The new Galaxy Tab 8 tablets
The Tab S8 features an 11-inch TFT display with a resolution of 2560x1600, 8GB or 12GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage with microSD support up to 1TB, a 64-bit Octa-Core Processor, and 8,000 mAh battery with support for 45W charging over a cable. It also comes with an S-Pen stylus, and there are book cover and book cover keyboard accessories available to give your tablet a bit more functionality.
The Tab S8+ shares the same processor, storage, camera, and RAM specs as the S8, but has a larger 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2800x1752, and a larger 10,090 mAh battery. It also has an S-Pen stylus, and you can get all the same accessories as the Tab S8. The S8+ can be also unlocked with your fingerprint on the display, unlike the Tab S8.
Finally, the Tab S8 Ultra jumps to a 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2960x1848, the same processor and camera array as the Tab S8 and S8+, RAM options up to 16GB, storage capacity up to 512GB, and an 11,200 mAh battery. There’s an S-Pen stylus in the box, and book cover and keyboard covers available for purchase as well. Like the S8+, it has a fingerprint reader on-screen for easy unlocking, too.
Pre-orders for all three tablets begin today. The Tab S8 Ultra will start at $1,099.99 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but will go all the way up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The Tab S8+ starts at $899.99 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the Tab S8 starts at $699.99 the same RAM and storage configuration.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.