Now that the Pixel 6 has been unveiled, everyone’s attention is beginning to turn towards flagship phones that will dominate the headlines in 2022. We’ve heard rumblings of the Xiaomi 12 and a potential Motorola phone, but the one that everyone is looking forward to is the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Previous leaks and renders suggested that Samsung was going to turn the “Ultra” into a Galaxy Note minus the Note moniker.
Thanks to Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech, we have our first real-life images confirming the design and the inclusion of the S Pen. Prosser shared a few images of the device, including one that shows the S Pen will actually be housed in the phone, as opposed to forcing users to carry it separately or use an overly-bulky case.
In the images provided by Prosser, we can clearly see that this is essentially just the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra from a design aspect. The internals are likely upgraded, as we’re expecting Samsung to use the unannounced Snapdragon 898 for the U.S. version and an Exynos chipset for the global variant.
On the back of the phone, we see a five-camera array, however, Prosser only revealed the specs for three of them. The primary lens will make use of a 108MP sensor, along with a 12MP ultra-wide and a 10MP 3x telephoto camera. We can also see the bottom camera on the left and it appears to be a periscope telephoto lens. Going off of this, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Samsung kept the same cameras from the Galaxy S21 Ultra while potentially upgrading the sensors but keeping the same capabilities.
In an effort to do his due diligence, Prosser also double-checked these leaked images with Max Weinbach, who confirmed that this is, in fact, the Galaxy S22 Ultra. After Samsung essentially canceled the Note series in an effort to replace it with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Note fans can rejoice as the company will be turning the Note into the S Ultra.
As for when we can expect to see the Galaxy S22 series debut? Prosser has previously reported that Samsung tentatively has plans to show off the device in the “second week of February 2022”. That’s still a few months away, so chances are, these aren’t the last leaked images that we get to see.