We’ve seen leaked renders and camera specs of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Now the hands-on photos of the device give us our best look at the phone yet.
SamsungThe Galaxy S22 Ultra has appeared more and more often lately, and its most recent sighting is a series of hands-on photos that seemingly confirm its design. As is the case with the launch of any smartphone these days, leaks are an expected part of the equation. Whether it’s device renderings, hands-on photos, or informed specs, we generally have a good idea of what to expect from a phone long before it’s actually launched.
A good example of this has been the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Although the phone is not expected to launch until February next year, extensive leaks have already revealed a ton of information about it. The following high-quality renders are detailed camera specs, this latest leak shows what the phone looks like in person.
Leaked photos come from Jon Prosser from Cover technology. Prosser shared the images in a YouTube video uploaded on November 5, and compared to the renders we’ve seen in recent months, there are a lot of similarities. These images show a large screen with curved edges, a centered perforation cutout, and an S Pen slot on the bottom frame to hold the accessory when not in use, just like the Galaxy Note. That Note inspiration is also seen with the flat bottom / top bezels and the overall boxy design.
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something but to take Note de is the design of the rear camera. This is something that seems to change with each new leak. Early design versions of the S22 Ultra showed the four sensors combined in a ‘P’ shape with a connecting piece of glass for all of them. A follow-up render showed that these sensors came in two different protrusions. According to the S22 Ultra seen in these latest images, all the cameras will seemingly exist on their own without any connecting glass, essentially creating five distinct bumps on the back of the phone. Appearances are subjective for everyone, but this is an aesthetic that can take some time to adjust.
As for the specs of those cameras, Prosser reaffirms what we’ve heard before. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is said to have a 108MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and two 10MP telephoto cameras (one with 3x optical zoom and one with 10x zoom). Small improvements with better software and improved autofocus are to be expected, but the S22 Ultra camera should be very similar to the one found in the S21 Ultra today.
Even with a virtually unchanged camera, the Galaxy S22 Ultra should be an exciting launch for Samsung fans. Despite how solid the S21 Ultra is, its implementation of the S Pen was a long way from being a proper replacement for the Galaxy Note. The S22 Ultra seeks to bring that iconic Note experience fully into the Galaxy S family, thus merging the two lineups as has been rumored for years. Weird camera design or not, that’s a lot to look forward to.