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See the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s new design in the first leaked live images

Published Nov 5th, 2021 4:14PM EDT

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With the launch set for early next year, it was only a matter of time before the Galaxy S22 leaked. On Friday, Jon Prosser published the first images of the final model of the Galaxy S22 Ultra on Front Page Tech. Prosser doesn’t actually have the model on hand, but confirmed with multiple sources that the leak was legitimate. As expected, the most notable change comes on the back of the phone. But the earliest leaks have been debunked, as there is no P-shaped camera array.

Galaxy S22 live images leak online

As you can see in the images Jon Prosser shared, Samsung has apparently given up on attempting to design around rear cameras. Instead, the cameras, the flash, and the laser autofocus are all bunched together in the top-left corner. Providing the images actually turn out to be accurate, this is the third generation in a row that Samsung will have changed the look of the rear camera array.

Leaked image of the Galaxy S22 Ultra powered on. Image source: Front Page Tech

Prosser also shared the specifications of the quad-camera setup. Up top is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, in the middle is a 108-megapixel wide lens, to its right is a 10-megapixel 3x telephoto lens, and at the bottom, you will find the 10-megapixel 10x telephoto lens. The sensor to the right of the ultra-wide lens is the laser autofocus, and the flash sits directly beneath it.

The other major change is the addition of the S Pen. As the leaks suggested, Samsung is building an S Pen into the Galaxy S22 Ultra. This will obviously fuel the already raging speculation that the company is (at least temporarily) retiring the Galaxy Note line. There’s an S Pen slot at the bottom of the phone where S22 Ultra owners can store the accessory when they aren’t using it. As a result, the S22 Ultra is going to be noticeably thicker than its most recent predecessors.

Leaked image of the Galaxy S22 Ultra S Pen slot. Image source: Front Page Tech

There was also some speculation that the Galaxy S22 Ultra would feature flat edges. The edges on this device are clearly curved, so consider that rumor quashed. Otherwise, while the S22 Ultra is certainly a change of pace from the S21 Ultra, it’s far from unrecognizable.

Prosser says Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy S22 series in the second week of February 2022. SamMobile came out with a similar report last week.

You can see Jon Prosser talk about the leaked images in the latest episode of Front Page Tech:

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.