Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S21 series much earlier than usual in January. With that new launch window established, we can’t help but expect the Galaxy S22 series to land in the same month next year. That said, it’s not a surprise to see these devices appearing in the headlines so often. Recently, reports emerged stating that the next year’s Galaxy S22 smartphones will fill the gap left by the Galaxy Note series. Samsung has skipped the Galaxy Note 21 series due to the chipset shortage, but apparently, the lineup is dead and buried. The Galaxy S22 Ultra will now wear the crown left by the king of phablets. Today, a set of leaked renders confirm the S22 Ultra design and also confirm recent reports of it having a dedicated slot for the S Pen.
Since yesterday, we have been seeing reports about the Galaxy S22 Ultra being the new “Note” smartphone. More recently, tipster IceUniverse confirmed that the device will come with a slot for the S Pen. As a result, users will not need to put a separate case to hold the stylus wherever they go. Apart from confirming the S Pen slot, the renders also confirm other design aspects such as the display and camera setup.
Galaxy S22 Ultra S Pen slot and unique P-shaped camera island confirmed
The leaked design renders come from tipster OnLeaks and Digit and confirm the S22 Ultra will pass through a major redesign. According to the leak, the design will make it look like a Galaxy Note smartphone. The device will have a flat top and bottom edge, the bottom part will have a dedicated slot for the S Pen. We assume that the device will come with the sensor that triggers some actions when you insert or remove the S Pen. The device will have a curved AMOLED display, and rumors suggest it is a 6.8-inch panel. The device will continue with the punch-hole cutout in the center. Moreover, Samsung will keep the high refresh rate of 120 Hz and we can expect a Quad HD+ resolution.
The Camera module is unique. According to OnLeaks, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will come with a P-shaped camera island. It will house a Quad-Camera setup with the LED flash placed inside the camera module. Unfortunately, details about the camera setup are yet unknown. The report, however, reaffirms some rumors of the device having a periscope camera lens. The other three sensors probably are wide, ultrawide, and telephoto zoom.
The renders also confirm the USB Type-C port and a speaker grille at the bottom edge. The SIM tray sits at the top edge of the device. Last but not least, the report says the device measures 163.2 x 77.9 x 8.9mm. Earlier today, tipster IceUniverse confirmed the device with a battery capacity of 5,000 mAh and a total weight of 228 grams. The device will support 45W fast-charging unlike its predecessor, but the charging adapter will probably be out of the package.