Rumors currently suggest that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will become the de facto Galaxy Note replacement that fans have been waiting for, built-in S Pen and all. And while Samsung hasn’t officially announced the S22 lineup, it has teased it with pre-order bookings already underway.
The lack of a formal announcement hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from making their own mockups of what the Galaxy S22 Ultra might look like based on leaked and rumored information. The latest comes from the Dutch website let’s go digital. And what the Dutch team has given us is nothing short of spectacular.
As previous rumors suggested, the S22 Ultra appears to have an almost utilitarian design. There are no massive camera bumps or stylized buttons as per Let’s Go Digital renderings. What we see is a nearly flush camera array with a curved screen on a simple slab of glass. And as rumors have suggested, there’s also a slot for the much-loved S Pen.
Apart from the apparent design of the phone, there are some rumors of information that have surfaced on the internet. For example, right now the phone is scheduled to launch on February 9, according to well-known leaker Ice Universe, which is likely to be announced at this year’s Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event.
The behemoth phone is expected to sport a 6.8-inch AMOLED LTPO 2.0 display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Powering the device is likely to be the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor or the Exynos 2200 in international markets. . The phone is also rumored to have between 8 and 16 GB of RAM and between 128 GB and 1 TB of storage.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Samsung flagship if it didn’t have an industry-leading camera, one that could rival the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Current leaks suggest that the S22 Ultra will keep the same 108MP resolution as last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, but with a supposed AI enhancement mode for brightness and clarity. The new phone is also rumored to have a super clear lens, whatever that means.
Other rumored updates suggest that the next S Pen will have a latency of 2.98 milliseconds, which is a big step up from the Note 20 Ultra. Along with the more responsive pen, there is a rumor claiming that the S22 Ultra will offer 45W fast charging.
Considering the Ultra line is Samsung’s top-tier product, it’s often priced accordingly. Don’t be surprised if the S22 Ultra tops out at $1,200.
Right now, a lot of buzz is building around the S22 Ultra. Whether it lives up to that hype will be determined in our review later this year.