The Samsung Galaxy S22 series was recently tipped for price hikes for all three models, so this latest leak is good news.
According to leaker Jon Prosser on YouTube (via PhoneArena), the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra will maintain the prices of the Galaxy S21 series. While not cheap, it's good to know that Samsung may be holding the cost steady for the new generation of flagships.
Galaxy S22 rumored US prices
- Galaxy S22: $799
- Galaxy S22: $999
- Galaxy S22 Ultra: $1,199
At $799, the 6.1-inch Galaxy S22 would match the price of the current 6.1-inch iPhone 13 but cost $200 more than the $599 Google Pixel 6. The 6.6-inch Galaxy S22 would come in at $999, costing the same as the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro. The Google Pixel 6 Pro starts at $899.
Lastly, the 6.8-inch Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to cost $1,199, which would be $100 more than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, the Ultra will reportedly offer some features the top-end iPhone lacks, including a sharper 108MP main camera, an integrated S Pen (just like a Galaxy Note) and faster 45W charging.
The Euro prices for all three models of the Samsung Galaxy S22 models previously leaked ahead — and there was both good and bad news there.
According to Roland Quandt, journalist and tech leaker, the standard Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus will stay at the same price as the Galaxy S21 versions — in Europe at least. A previous rumor had suggested these Galaxy S22 models could get a $100 price increase, so if Quandt is correct then that's good news.
However, it's a different matter with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, which Quandt is tipping to go up in price, for some versions at least, while also losing out on some RAM. He added that the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting effect on electronic parts supply, plus inflation, have caused prices to rise.
|Galaxy S22 (€)
|Galaxy S22 Plus (€)
|Galaxy S22 Ultra (€
Though the Galaxy S22 Ultra's rumored starting price of €1,249 for 128GB storage is €50 cheaper than the basic Galaxy S21 Ultra, that's likely because it's tipped to come with 8GB RAM, rather than the S21 Ultra's 12GB. Worse still, the 12GB/256GB version of the S22 Ultra will reportedly be €50 more expensive than the equivalent 2021 model, at €1,349.
It's also worth noting that Quandt doesn't mention a 16GB RAM version of the S22 Ultra at all. This was the top option for the S21 Ultra, so perhaps Samsung's decided to ditch it for this year's flagship phones.
There have been a raft of previous price leaks about the Galaxy S22 series. One from earlier this month tipped a $100 increase for all models of the Galaxy S22. But another S22 leak instead claimed the standard S22 would decrease in price, while the S22 Plus and S22 Ultra would be unchanged. Those latter two would also offer greater storage by default, according to that rumor.
If the Galaxy S22 Ultra does get a price bump, you'd have to hope it also gets plenty of new features to help justify it. On that front, there are encouraging signs: the S22 Ultra is said to be getting a built-in S Pen and a new Super Clear Lens for its 108MP main camera, for instance.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus are thought to be receiving new 50MP main cameras and 3x optical zoom telephoto cameras. Plus all three phones should be getting new powerful chipsets, in the form of either the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or the Exynos 2200, depending on the regions they'll be available in.
We'll know the final pricing for sure at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022, which kicks off February 9.
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Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.