Both the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 are rumored to have the Galaxy S22 Ultra''s design. However, there might be a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the Galaxy S23 Ultra''s cameras.
In a new tab, a long-time Samsung leaker IceUniverse tweet claims that the cameras on the back of the Galaxy S23 Ultra may look similar to the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, with a raised "bezel" in order to avoid damage to the lenses (opens in a new tab).
In a later posting (opens in a new tab), IU compares it to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra''s camera block, which has recessed cameras in a rectangular bump on the back of the device. This isn''t quite the model we expect to see on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, although its rumored design (as well as those of the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus) is thought to be the Galaxy S22 Ultra''s, with individual cameras embedded in the back glass.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras have already metal frames around the lenses. IU''s claims that these metal parts will be taller on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is a subtle but significant change.
Raised bezels will mean it''s far less likely that the lens''s glass will come into contact with whatever surface you''re using, which would certainly limit the risk of scratches. However, it also sounds like a design that might collect quite a lot of dust and fluff from your pocket.
If the rumors of an 200MP camera upgrade proves to be true, you''ll want to be taking lots of photos with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. That includes a new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or Exynos chipset, and a new display, the S23 Ultra appears to be a reimagining of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, rather than a significant overhaul.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are expected to arrive early next year, according to one source. It may happen as early as mid-January, so we may see a significant drop in our best phones and Android phones ranking shortly until the new year.