The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is set to become the most powerful device in the series, and we’re here to preview it. We’ve already shared previews for the Galaxy S22 and S22+, and all that remains is the “Ultra” model. A lot of information leaked on this phone thus far. The Galaxy S22 Ultra will be considerably different than its siblings, in a number of ways. Samsung wants it to shine on its own.
As rumored, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will basically become the next-gen “Note” device, thanks to the S Pen inclusion. The phone is expected not only to ship with the S Pen, but include the S Pen dock as well. Its shape will also resemble the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, if the leaks are to be believed. All in all, there’s a lot to talk about. We’ll split this preview into a number of sections, so let’s get started.
This article will be regularly updated with new information on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (this is a preview article) — both official teasers and credible leaks, rumors, and insider claims — as it becomes available in the run-up to the release of the upcoming Android smartphone. The last update was made on November 17.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra will look different than its siblings
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will offer a different design compared to its siblings. It will likely be made out of metal and glass, like the Galaxy S22+, but it will look different. Its top and bottom sides will be completely flat, while it will offer a curved display. That’s not where the differences end, though. The rear camera setup will look different as well, as Samsung got inspired by LG’s raindrop camera design this time around. The Galaxy S22 and S22+ will follow the Galaxy S21 series design language.
A curved display will be included
The “Ultra” model will also be larger than its siblings, while it will have a slightly thicker “chin” than the Galaxy S22+. Its display will be less curved than the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s, though. So, it won’t exactly offer a major curve, and will be far less curved than “Waterfall” displays. That is something people will surely appreciate. A display camera hole will be present on the display, and it will be centered as on the Galaxy S21 series. Samsung opted not to include an under-display camera here.
As already mentioned, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will basically replace the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. It will be a cross between a Galaxy S and a Galaxy Note device. It is rumored to ship with the S Pen, and a dock for it, similar to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Real-life images also surfaced
In addition to all that, real-life images of the device also surfaced. Those images give us an excellent look at the phone. You can clearly see the S Pen and the dock in the bottom-left corner. The display camera hole is visible, its curved display, and even the redesigned camera setup.
Both 12GB & 16GB RAM variants are expected
The base model of the device will likely offer 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but a 16GB RAM variant will likely launch as well, at least in some markets. Samsung will also offer 512GB of storage with both 12GB and 16GB RAM models. Who knows, maybe we even end up getting a 1TB model. A microSD card slot won’t be present, so you won’t be able to expand that storage.
Samsung will offer a 5,000mAh battery & 45W charging combo
The phone is rumored to keep the same 5,000mAh battery as its predecessor. It will also support 45W fast wired charging, based on rumors. Wireless charging will be on offer too, likely a 15W one, and you’ll be able to use reverse wireless charging to top up your TWS earphones, or something of the sort. Do note that a charging brick won’t be included in the box.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra will be IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, while it will offer stereo speakers. A 3.5mm headphone jack won’t be included in the package. Bluetooth 5.2 support is expected here, and the same goes for an in-display fingerprint scanner (an ultrasonic one). Gorilla Glass Victus is expected to protect both the display, and the phone’s backplate. The device will also offer dual SIM support, at least in some markets.
The Galaxy S22 series is expected to launch in February
So, when is the Galaxy S22 Ultra coming? The device is tipped to launch in February, along with the Galaxy S22 and S22+. The latest, and most reliable rumor claims that they’ll arrive on February 8. They will go on pre-order that very same day, and sales for all three phones will commence on February 18. We even know when the event is starting on February 8.