Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra S Pen set for major upgrade

Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors and leaks don’t appear to be slowing down between now and the planned launch in February, and the latest information to reach us concerns the Ultra model and the accompanying S Pen stylus.

According to XEETECHCARE on YouTube (via XDA Developers), the input delay on the stylus is going to be 2.8 milliseconds – not bad at all considering that the figure from the previous version of the accessory was 9 milliseconds. .

This improvement of more than two-thirds in responsiveness should provide a smoother and more natural experience for S Pen users, and could be another reason to choose the Galaxy S22 Ultra over other models in the line.

The S Pen is more powerful

The S Pen with 9ms latency was the model that came with the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. A slightly different stylus is available with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but there’s no official information on its entry delay, and that’s also true for the more expensive S Pen Pro.

There have been rumors of improvements to the S Pen in 2022, including some tweaks and optimizations on the software side, but again it looks like you need a separate case to carry the S Pen with your phone. .

The same YouTube source also reiterated some of the other rumors we’ve heard so far about the top-of-the-line S22 model for this year, including the 108MP main sensor which is expected to be installed in the rear camera – and it apparently is going to be. the first camera in a Samsung phone to support 12-bit HDR for even more color.

Analysis: leave the note aside

The news that Samsung is improving the S Pen that will come with the S22 Ultra is another sign the company is leaving behind the revered old Note series this year – we didn’t have a Galaxy Note 21 last year and it seems. unlikely we’ll get a Galaxy Note 22 in the next 12 months.

The good news is that other Samsung phones are filling the void. In addition to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is also expected to arrive with S Pen support later in the year, although the different types of screens on foldable phones could mean another stylus is in the works. again needed.

Samsung itself has made it clear that S Pen support is going to be extended to more of its devices in the future – although it is disappointing that no other phone has yet offered an S dock. Integrated pen like the Note. This is something that we hope to change.

By all accounts, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be a replacement for Note and might even change its name to reflect this development. The design is said to be significantly different from the S22 and S22 Plus, and the cameras are also apparently more advanced. Everything is expected to be revealed during the official unveiling next month.