We recently heard that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra would be very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, with nearly identical dimensions and some similar specs too. Now, the source of that claim has revealed more design details, which point to similarities and differences.
According to @UniverseIce (opens in new tab) – a leaker with a good track record – the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is “100% confirmed” to have the exact same camera design as the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Of course, we’d take that with a pinch of salt, but they seem pretty sure of it, meaning Samsung’s floating lens design could stick around for at least another generation of phone.
They note one thing that could change in the design of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and that’s the shape, with the top and bottom edges – or “fuselage” as they call it – seemingly less curved on the S23 Ultra.
This can result in a more blocky look, with a more square look, as you can see below.
But this will apparently be the “biggest difference” visually between the S22 Ultra and the S23 Ultra, so if @UniverseIce is right, these two phones will be extremely similar.
It’s time to test your imagination. The biggest difference from the S23 Ultra is that the fuselage curvature has changed. It looks like this from above. Can you imagine this? pic.twitter.com/2BNRbxd6laAugust 25, 2022
Analysis: Keeping the camera design makes sense
Samsung only switched to this camera design with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, so it would make sense to keep it for at least another year.
Likewise, the rest of the design doesn’t need revision every year and was largely new to the S22 Ultra. So it is reasonable and believable that little would change visually for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
And, of course, that doesn’t mean things won’t change under the hood. A previous leak from the same source suggested that the battery and screen would remain pretty much the same, but the chipset will certainly be updated, and keeping the same camera design doesn’t mean using the same lenses and sensors, so we can see changes there too, with rumors of a 200MP camera.
We’ll likely find out for sure in early 2023 as that’s when the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is likely to be unveiled. But whatever the case, we’d be surprised if it didn’t end up in the ranking of the best Samsung phones.