Although the Galaxy S22 may not be released for another eight months, various features and rumors about the forthcoming flagship devices have already begun to circulate online. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has now been rendered by fans, revealing a gorgeous design and a large camera sensor on the back.
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LetsGoDigital’s renders of the Galaxy S22 Ultra demonstrate how Samsung could use a larger quad-camera array on the back and slim down the bezels surrounding the screen even more. Since speculations of an under-display selfie camera for the Galaxy S22 Ultra have been debunked, these renders depict a Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with ultra-thin bezels and rounded edges. There’s also support for the S Pen, but no special silo for it.
Another noteworthy feature visible in these Galaxy S22 Ultra mockups is an active cooling fan to keep the Exynos 2200’s temperature under control even during intensive workloads like gaming. Having said that, I believe Samsung’s flagship phones will use more passive cooling solutions. After all, when things get hot and heavy, no one wants to hear that internal fan whirling away. However, we do not believe that feature will be included in the Galaxy S22 Ultra. On the bottom, there is a USB Type-C port but no 3.5mm headphone jack. The overall design appears to be based on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, but with a larger camera and thinner bezels. The phone’s renders reveal five different colors: black, blue, green, red, and white.
There have been reports that Samsung may collaborate with Olympus on the camera for its upcoming Galaxy flagships, and this render reflects that. A large 200MP Olympus camera sensor, an ultrawide camera, a telephoto camera, a continuous zoom periscope camera, and laser autofocus appear to be on the back.
Unlike the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which has three identical-looking camera lenses and two smaller sensors, this prototype goes all-in with a single large camera lens in the center. This lens is 200MP and contains Olympus branding, which has been speculated for the S22 Ultra.
This concept, like the Galaxy S21 Ultra, has four additional sensors. Our best guess is that they’re the dual telephoto lenses, as well as an ultrawide camera lens and a laser autofocus sensor, that we’re hoping to see return. It’s unclear why these four sensors are all the same size, especially since this wasn’t the case on the S21 Ultra.
The continuous use of the big camera bump is obvious here. While having extra space for camera components is understandable, the fact that these bumps appear to be getting larger and larger is not a trend we’d like to see continue.
Hit or Miss? While these renders claim to be based on leaks and rumors, they aren’t official photos, so they don’t reveal anything about the Galaxy S22 Ultra or how it will seem when it releases next year. However, we can be sure of one thing that this premium device will be able to carry out complex tasks such as SMS transfer with ease. We still have a long way to go until we see some official-looking photos of the phone, so we’ll have to wait and see what Samsung has planned for early next year.