You may have heard the rumor about the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra having the brightest screen of any smartphone we’ve ever seen. A new rumor has backed this up, showing that it can completely beat the iPhone 13 series on paper, but it also suggests that the Ultra won’t be the only model with this capability.
Screen test results for the Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra by Chinese regulators were shared by EqualLeaks en Telegram (via PhoneArena). These results, both for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 versions of the phone based on what we currently know about the model numbers Samsung is using, show only one set of scores, which appears to show that Samsung’s latest display technology does not will be reserved exclusively. for the top model.
First, the tests record the screen sizes of the two phones. The S22 Ultra uses a 6.8-inch screen according to the results, the same size as the screen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 Plus has a 6.55-inch screen, smaller than the 6.7-inch Galaxy S21 Plus.
Both phones achieved an impressive maximum brightness of 1,750 nits. This matches a previous screen leak from the Galaxy S22 Ultra which also gave the 1,750 nits figure.
This is a stunning result. It’s over 900 nits brighter than the Galaxy S21 Ultra that it achieved in our screen tests last year, and 550 nits brighter than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the S22 Ultra’s biggest rival.
We can also see from these results that both screens managed to cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. That’s much better than the 81% managing the S21 Ultra or the 77% managing the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and it should produce more colorful, more accurate-looking images and videos on the S22 Plus and Ultra displays.
Finally, we can also see that both phones have LTPO displays, the technology that allows fully customizable refresh rates. This was reserved for the S21 Ultra last year, so it’s good to see the tech trickle down to the S22-series midsize model.
Beyond its display, the S22 series is also rumored to add an integrated stylus to the Ultra model, after introducing a compatible S Pen for the S21 Ultra last year. We may also see changes to the camera system through the introduction of a ‘super clear lens’ and a new focus on detailed 108MP photography. Rumors also say that we should expect Samsung to reveal the S22 series next month, in early February.
Be sure to check out our Samsung Galaxy S22 page for the latest rumors and leaks as we get closer to launch.