We’ve already seen a ton of leaks around the Samsung Galaxy S22, but we’re happy to add another one to the pile: new photos show what appear to be official screen protectors for all three phones in the series, giving us an idea about their front-facing designs and their relative sizes.
These come from productive and reliable tipsters @UniverseIce, so they are more likely than not that they are the right item. The clues they give us are consistent with what we have seen from previous leaks and rumors.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is clearly the largest of the three smartphones, and has a more Galaxy Note-like approach to its design with square corners – in fact, there has been talk that the S22 Ultra will actually adopt the Note moniker this time.
Based on previous rumors, we expect the standard Galaxy S22 to have a 6.06-inch screen, the Galaxy S22 Plus to have a 6.55-inch screen, and the Galaxy S22 Ultra to have a 6.81-inch screen. It fits with these new images that have found their way online.
These screensavers also confirm that all three models come with punch-hole selfie cameras cut out of the front display. According to previous leaks, front-facing cameras have to wait under the screen for the Galaxy S23 update (or maybe even later than that).
Leaks with screen protector accessories like this are not the most revealing, but that means we have more evidence for some of the rumors we’ve heard about these phones. As for a launch date, they are likely to arrive in February 2022.
Analysis: Samsung Empire Strikes Back?
We have seen strong results from Apple and Google in recent months, where both iPhone 13 and Pixel 6 have impressed us and attracted a lot of interest from smartphone buyers – and this means that the next phones in the Samsung Galaxy S series should be up against some tough competition.
Like almost every other company on the planet, Samsung has been hit by the ongoing pandemic over the last 18 months. Add to that the global shortage of electronic chips, and it’s no surprise that the Galaxy Note 21 was canceled and the Galaxy S21 FE shows up later than we expected.
With the recent history in mind, it will be interesting to see what Samsung is able to offer consumers with the Galaxy S22 series. Of course, these phones will be faster and better than ever, but how much better they will be than their Galaxy S21 equivalents is still unknown.
It looks a lot like the Galaxy S22 Ultra is going to fill the note-shaped void in Samsung’s 2022 series, and it looks to be the most interesting phone of the three – complete with support for the S Pen and a more advanced rear camera .