Samsung Galaxy S22 gets $150 price cut as Galaxy S23 rumors ramp up

Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone in green on a wooden plank
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Samsung's Galaxy S22 flagship phone is seeing a price drop amid Galaxy S23 gossip. Right now, you can get the Samsung Galaxy S22 for $649 (opens in new tab) at Amazon. That's $150 off the phone's normal price of $799 and $50 cheaper than Samsung (opens in new tab)'s current price. The Galaxy S22's lowest price since Black Friday, it's one of the best phone deals of the new year so far.

This price drop arrives as Samsung Galaxy S23 release date and specs rumors ramp up. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Unlocked: $799 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Unlocked: $799 $649 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save up to $150 on an unlocked Galaxy S22. The entry model packs a 6.1-inch Infinity-O FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Best Buy (opens in new tab) offers this same Galaxy S22 deal. 

Samsung's Galaxy S22 is one of our top picks for best smartphones for all the right reasons. First of all, its gorgeous 6.1-inch Infinity-O FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X 120Hz display is great for streaming content and gaming. Powering the device is Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit 8-core CPU and 8GB of RAM for snappy navigating and multitasking. 

And with 128GB of built-in storage, the Galaxy S22 holds up to 22,600 of JPG photos and 565 minutes of 1080p video (opens in new tab). If you want to double your storage capacity, you can get the 256GB model Galaxy S22 for $699 (opens in new tab) ($150 off). Amazon also offer the noteworthy Galaxy S22 Ultra w/ S Pen for $999 (opens in new tab) ($200 off). 

In our Samsung Galaxy S22 review, we loved the phone's bright 120Hz display, processing power, and compact, durable design. We were also fond of its rear triple camera with 3x optical zoom. We gave the Samsung Galaxy S22 an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5-stars and our hard-to-get Editor's Choice award. 

In real-world testing, the Galaxy S22 tackled everything we threw at it. Even when we opened 12 Google Chrome tabs with Netflix streaming in the background while switching between multiple apps — the Galaxy S22 didn't stutter or lag.

If you're due for an upgrade or switching from an iPhone, the Galaxy S22 is worth considering. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Unlocked: $999 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Unlocked: $999 $849 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus Unlocked. The base model Galaxy S22 Plus packs a 6.6-inch Infinity-O FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Unlocked: $1,199 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Unlocked: $1,199 $999 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. The base Galaxy S22 Ultra packs a 6.8-inch Infinity-O Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.