Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: an ultra-boring flagship?

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Thanks to John Prosser of FrontPageTech and a tester who showed blatant disregard for the famous sticker Samsung to prevent leaksWe got a chance to get a first impression of what Samsung’s flagship 2022, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, is likely to look like.

Leaked photos not only confirms the presence of such features as the built-in stylus S Pen and the selfie camera made in the form of a hole in the screen, but also demonstrates the boring design of the back panel of the new flagship from Samsung in the Ultra version. Apparently, it is made of black matte glass, the same as in the S21 Ultra, only without the equally strong camera protrusion.

While this year’s flagship has a large bump that takes up almost one-sixth of the back, next year instead, users will be offered something closer to the LG Velvet back design. If you’ve forgotten what it looks like – and frankly, it’s hard to blame you for that – it’s essentially a few small lens bumps on the phone’s almost smooth back.

The black model, which has surfaced in recent leaks, is a bit boring compared to its immediate predecessor. The S21 series features a distinctive rear camera design across the entire product line, with the surface of the camera module blending seamlessly into the outer frame of the device.

We can compare what we see in the leaked photos of the S22 Ultra with the latest Google Pixel devices. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have a protruding camera module that stretches across the entire width of the device. It’s hard to argue that the Pixel is a Pixel, it can’t be confused with anything. And what about the S22 Ultra, the leaks of which we have been waiting for? Yes, the most ordinary smartphone, nothing like that.

But behind this “boring” design, most likely, there are impressive technical innovations.

The leaked images of the S22 Ultra follow reports that the smartphone has been designed with two design options, an alternative solution using a P-shaped camera module. And the fact that the design is free from protrusions is notable because of the camera specs we’d expect to see in the S22 Ultra. Periscopic cameras often take up a significant amount of space inside a phone, which usually requires some kind of protrusion. And Samsung has apparently managed to get around this requirement.

The protrusion-free design is also impressive because the need to integrate the S Pen affects how much space is left inside the phone. Apart from accommodating a supposedly large battery with a capacity of at least 5000 mAh and a periscope camera, a significant part of the interior space will be occupied by the stylus slot. Fitting it all into a phone – even one as big as this one – isn’t easy.

This solution is the exact opposite of what obviously does OnePlusaccording to the latest OnePlus 10 Pro leaks showing a design centered entirely around the camera bump. The end results of the flight of design thought can even be called somewhat comical. In turn, the alleged design of the S22 Ultra, although less distinctive, is closer to the kind of Platonic idea of ​​a smartphone, completely flat at the back and a solid screen at the front.

What’s more, given that this will be the device that will finally unite the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines, the flat back is a fitting addition to the Note-style rounded sidewalls.

Of course, it is difficult to judge a product of this level from a few unprocessed, low quality photos. Phones in general and Samsung phones in particular are often used by testers in the standard “black” color. In turn, you can expect brighter color schemes that may appear on the market. Most likely, these leaks are the same story. It is possible, and indeed very likely, that we will see Samsung address the overall dullness of the design by adding some eye-catching colors to the launch of the model (lately there have been rumors of the S22 Ultra in bright red, and most likely it will not be the only alternative to the black apparatus).

The tendency of the press and the public in general to be biased towards new product designs that leak out as scraps of information or individual photographs is the main reason many manufacturers hate leaks, aside from the understandable desire to control discussions of their key products. It’s not for nothing, after all, Samsung molds these notorious stickers on devices designed to prevent leaks.

Fortunately, the launch is expected in early February, so we won’t have to wait long to reach a verdict on how boring Samsung’s new flagship is. Are you looking forward to this event?


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