Now that the Apple iPhone 13 is out and the Google Pixel 6 is about to be launched, it will soon be all eyes on Samsung for the arrival of the Galaxy S22 series of phones – and a new leak gives us more evidence of that redesign , which appears to be on its way to the Ultra model.
A dummy device of Galaxy S22 Ultra unveiled by Italian outlet CoverPigtou and tipster @ xleaks7 shows the P-shaped rear camera module that we have seen in previous leaks, as well as the flat design for the top and bottom of the phone.
As it has been noticed before when we saw some unofficial renderings of the same device, it has a distinct Galaxy Note look about it. Keep in mind that the Galaxy Note 21 never saw the light of day, and the S22 Ultra is now widely expected to be the Note replacement for 2022.
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Space for S Pen
According to the same source that unveiled this dummy device, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will actually have an integrated slot to house the S Pen. While the Galaxy S21 Ultra supported the pen, you needed a special case to actually carry it with the phone.
Nothing else that is new is revealed here: we have the volume buttons and on / off buttons down in the right hand of the handset, while you look at what you would expect, with the left side free of buttons or ports.
We have also seen unofficial case reports from a reliable source showing the same design for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which adds more weight to the idea that this model will look significantly different than the standard Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus.
Analysis: Samsung’s 2022 plans come into focus
We’ve seen a lot of speculation about Samsung’s smartphone plans for 2022 – ranging from when the devices will actually be shown, to the question of whether the premium Galaxy Note series will get a dramatic return to market.
As more and more leaks begin to emerge, it seems more and more likely that the Galaxy Note 22 will emerge in the form of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Whether Samsung actually gives it the Note moniker to confirm the switch remains to be seen, but it appears to be on the cards.
We have now seen this Note-style design with the P-shaped camera from several sources, which carries much more weight than a single rumor alone. It is possible that Samsung has come up with the idea that three S-series phones are one more than they need, especially as the effects of the pandemic continue to be felt.
However, there are still plenty that we are not sure about. We had expected the Galaxy S22 phones to launch in January, but it is now in doubt — the rumor is that the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could instead be the phone arriving in January.