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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: features and price of the new top of the range with stylus

Like every year, Samsung was ahead of its close competitors with the launch of its Galaxy S catalog. During the classic Unpacked, it showed what the body of the Galaxy S22 Ultra looks like, the company’s flagship, which seeks to position itself one step above of the high end.

For a few hours, Clarín had the opportunity to test this phone and gather some technical impressions about its main attributes.

One of the great surprises of this edition is that the South Korean firm, instead of the classic Exynos -the chip from its factory- at least in Argentina, introduced the Qualcomm 8 Gen 1, successor to the Snapdragon 888 and member of a new series that completely renovates architecture.

This silicon core uses a 4nm manufacturing process and is notable for improvements both in performance and energy efficiency. In addition, it achieves a mobile connection speed of up to 10 Gbps, it is compatible with Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E.

Its main characteristics.

Among the main novelties, the most notorious is the merger with the extinct Galaxy Note series. The S Pen is now hidden in the bottom recess of the device, resulting in a wider frame to be able to store this device optics and a more angular design.

With great responsiveness, this stylus, according to the firm, has 70% less latency, which allows write and draw more naturally on the expansive screen of the S22 Ultra and explore apps in new ways.

its virtues

Its 6.8-inch screen, equipped with Dynamic AMOLED 2X technology at 120 Hz, with a generous resolution of 3,080 by 1,440 pixels, reaches a maximum brightness of 1750 nits, which allows read a message in broad daylight no shade needed.

The S Pen is stored inside the phone.

The S Pen is stored inside the phone.

As for autonomy, the battery brand reaches 5,000 mAh, supports 45 W fast cable charging through the USB type C connector and 15 W wirelessly. the wall charger It is not included in the box and is sold separately.

On the front panel, the perforation in the upper area is renewed to include the 40 MP f/2.2 selfie camera. Samsung is still reluctant to hide the cameras under the screen.

four cameras

On its back, the phone repeats the 4-chamber scheme of the previous model, although without a pattern that unifies the entire set, as was the case with the previous model.

The device has a 108-megapixel main sensor capable of recording in 8K and detecting up to 10 subjects in the scene for autofocus. In addition to an ultra wide angle of 12 MP and 120 degrees. The system is completed by two 10 MP telephoto cameras with 3x and 10x optical zoom.

It also talks about the 100x super zoom and reinforces the concept with Nightography, a series of functions to capture photos and videos, both with the front and rear cameras, in dark or low light environments.

Nightography mode achieves bright photos in dark environments.

Nightography mode achieves bright photos in dark environments.

Other applications that are added to its ecosystem are Vision Booster, which adapts the colors of the screen to the environment and a new Samsung Digital Wallet, that will allow to store the COVID passport, payment servicescard-issuing companies, security passes, cryptocurrencies and soon, even the DNI.

As for the shielding of the system, Wallet has several layers of security under the already classic Samsung Knox, the security encryption environment that includes a secure processor, a memory that completely isolates confidential data, such as passwords, biometric records or Blockchain keys.

The operating system is Android 12 with One UI 4.1. It comes in four colors: Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Burgundy. The Galaxy S22 Ultra will be available from February 25, priced from $1,199.

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