Samsung announced the launch of their new smartphone a couple of days back in an online bloggers’ meet. The smartphone that was announced is the Samsung Galaxy F22 that marks the arrival of the F-series smartphone in Nepal. This is what the new Samsung Galaxy F22 has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy F22 Overview:
Build and Display:
Starting with the build, the Galaxy F22 gets a plastic build. The back panel boasts a prismatic design, the Samsung badge, and a square camera bump with LED flash. As for the color options, the Samsung Galaxy F22 is available in three color options: Denim Blue, Denim Black, and White.
To the front is a 6.4“ inch Super AMOLED display which refreshes at 90Hz. But, Samsung decided to ditch a high-res display in favor of a high-refresh-rate with the F22. This display has U-shaped or Infinity-U (in Samsung’s term) notch that accommodates the selfie shooter.
Even though this is an AMOLED panel, the fingerprint scanner is embedded in the side-mounted power button.
Performance and Memory:
At the helm of the Samsung Galaxy F22, is the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC. There seems to be a method to this madness, as Samsung has churned out multiple devices such as Galaxy M32, A22 at different price points by this time. Regardless, this MediaTek chipset is fabricated on a 12nm FinFET process and is divided into two clusters with 2xCortex-A75 Cores clocked at 2.0GHz and 6xCortex A-55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
This is then paired with 4 or 6GB of RAM to choose from. On the graphic side of things, it is handled by the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The base variant with 4GB of RAM gets 64GB of onboard storage and the higher-end trim with 6GB of RAM gets 128GB of storage which is further expandable up to 1TB via the dedicated microSD card slot.
OS and Software:
The Samsung Galaxy F22 runs on One UI 3.1 (Core) built on top of Android 11. The long-term update support that Samsung provides to its flagship phones, seems like it trickled down to the affordable smartphones as well. Samsung Nepal has promised 2 Years of Android updates and 4 years of Security updates for the F22.
The quad-camera setup to the back comprises a 48MP f/1.8 primary camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide with a 123-degree field of view, and two 2MP shooters assigned to handle macro and depth. While the specs resemble the already outgoing A22 quite a lot, the F22’s primary shooter doesn’t get OIS.
The camera has a host of different shooting modes such as AR stickers, Hyperlapse, Slowmotion, Food mode, and Pro mode. While we’re on the topic of modes, the Night mode on the Galaxy F22 can be used on the primary rear camera, the secondary ultrawide as well as the front-facing camera.
Battery and Charging:
The device draws power off of a 6000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery with support for 25Watts fast charging over USB-C. However, Samsung only bundles a 15Watt brick inside the box.
Samsung Galaxy F22 Specs:
Display: 6.4-inches HD+ “Infinity-U” Super AMOLED, 90Hz Refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80 4G (12nm Mobile Platform)Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Arm Mali-G52 MC2
Memory: 4/6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64/128GB eMMC 5.1 storage (expandable via micro SD-dedicated slot)
Software & UI: Android 11 with One UI Core 3.1 on top
Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
– 48MP primary sensor, PDAF
– 8MP ultra-wide camera, 123º FOV
– 2MP depth sensor
– 2MP macro camera
Selfie Camera: 13MP f/2.2
Audio: Loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, Dolby Atmos
Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
Battery: 6000mAh with 25W fast charge (15W adapter inside the box)
Pricing And Availability:
The base variant with 4GB/64GB memory config comes in at NRs.20,499 and NRs. 23,999 for the 6GB/128GB memory option. While the pre-orders for the F22 have already started on Daraz, the smartphone will actually hit the market starting July 27th. For the Offline buyers, you will be able to purchase it across the country via Samsung authorized retail stores starting the 27th of July.