The Galaxy S25 Ultra surfaces for the first time this year

The Galaxy S25 Ultra surfaces for the first time this year
Samsung released the Galaxy S24 flagship series back in January this year which included the top-of-the-line Galaxy S24 Ultra. Thanks to Galaxy AI, the 2024 flagship series did very well helping Samsung report strong first-quarter earnings this year. Not that you probably thought for one second that Samsung wasn't planning to continue producing the Ultra model, but the Galaxy S25 Ultra has made its first appearance of the year which was spotted by Android Headlines when it surfaced in the IMEI database.

The model number attributed to the Galaxy S25 Ultra is SM-S938U with the "U" at the end a country code representing the United States. While the IMEI database listing is the first official sign that Samsung will be releasing a Galaxy S25 Ultra model in the States next year, that doesn't mean that we haven't seen several so-called "leakers" post what are essentially rumored specs for the Galaxy S25 Ultra.

Just last week, a tweet from a leaker named Sawyer Galox said that the Galaxy S25 Ultra will be equipped with the next iteration of Universal Flash Storage, UFS 4.1. The Galaxy S24 Ultra uses UFS 4.0 and UFS 4.1 will be incrementally faster and the increased read and write speeds should help the Galaxy S25 Ultra access data needed to run AI features. Faster data transfers also improve the multitasking capabilities of the phone which is necessary for AI features that run in the background including scene optimization for camera apps, and for real-time language translation. Additionally, UFS 4.1 will be more energy-efficient.

The same leaker says that the Galaxy S25 Ultra's base model will feature 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. However, the 512GB and 1TB models of the Galaxy S25 Ultra are expected to come with 16GB of RAM. That would make the Galaxy S25 Ultra the first Galaxy Ultra model since 2021's Galaxy Ultra 21 to have a variant that includes 16 GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S25 Ultra will have a quad-camera setup with a 200MP main camera, a 50MP Ultra wide-angle camera, a 50MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and a 50MP super telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 AP and the chipset was reportedly redesigned to run at faster clock speeds.

We expect the Galaxy S25 series to be unveiled next January. However, first up is the next Unpacked event which will take place in Paris on July 10th a week before the Summer Olympics begin in France. During the event, Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Z Fold 6, the Galaxy Z Flip 6, the Galaxy Watch 7 series, and the Galaxy Ring,

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