Check out the clearest and most detailed Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra images yet

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Check out the clearest and most detailed Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra images yet
Not impressed by the refined design of the "regular-sized" Galaxy S23 shown off in full in a fresh set of leaked "official marketing pics" yesterday? How about the instantly recognizable looks of Samsung's most advanced upcoming handset?

Yes, the jumbo-sized Galaxy S23 Ultra is the hero of the latest major mobile tech leak on the interwebs, which also claims to show "official press material" ahead of an actual announcement event scheduled for February 1.

Galaxy S23 Ultra (512GB) is available at Amazon

The Galaxy S23 Ultra with 512GB of storage is available on Amazon in limited quantities. The smartphone arrives at its standard price. Only the models in Green and Lavender are currently available.

Galaxy S23+ is available at Amazon at $51 off

The Galaxy S23+ with 256GB of built-in storage arrives at $51 off. You can trade in a suitable device to save up to $260 with an Gift Card.

Galaxy S23 is now available at Amazon

The vanilla Galaxy S23 sells at its standard price on Amazon. Limited color options are available. You can trade in a suitable device to unlock up to $260 in savings.

Four cameras, four colors, one name

No, the S23 Ultra is not radically different from its predecessor either. Not at a first glance, at least, or at a second, or at a third one. The curves are (even) less drastic than what last year's S22 Ultra has going for it, but the new screen does not appear to be completely flat, as some tipsters had previously predicted.

The front-facing camera is (thankfully) also very much not embedded into the likely unchanged 6.8-inch display, and the rear-facing shooters look... extremely familiar, at least in placement.

But the size of three of those four imaging sensors on the back of the Galaxy S23 Ultra may well have been increased substantially, and of course, the biggest upgrade is unlikely to be noticeable with the naked eye.

We're talking about the 200MP primary camera we've been hearing so much about for so long, which Samsung itself seems to be hyping up now in its first official Unpacked teaser videos. Its undoubtedly super-advanced features and capabilities are obviously not out of the bag yet, but nighttime photography and astrophotography should be among the phone's key improvement focus areas.

Compared to its smaller brothers, the S23 Ultra is unsurprisingly boxier and equipped with a built-in S Pen borrowed from the defunct Galaxy Note family. The main Galaxy S23 colors are expected to be identical across the lineup, and the above renders very nicely showcase the Phantom Black, Cotton Flower, Botanic Green, and Misty Lilac flavors of this state-of-the-art Ultra model.

Depending on where you live and how long you're willing to wait, rumor has it you'll be able to get the Galaxy S23 Ultra in a few additional hues as well including red, light blue, light green, and gray.

What else should you know about the Galaxy S23 Ultra?

Samsung's (early) 2023 crown jewel is widely expected to go up for pre-order on the day of its Unpacked launch (February 1, remember) and include a complimentary pair of fancy noise-cancelling Galaxy Buds 2 Pro when it begins shipping for super-early adopters on or around February 8.

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Until then, you can reserve Samsung's next big heavyweight contender for the title of best phone in the world and get a nice extra discount on top of that prospective freebie... without knowing how much you're actually going to pay for your new Galaxy super-flagship.

There's a chance all Galaxy S23 series prices will be increased compared to the Galaxy S22 family, although that sounds like a very ill-advised possible move on Samsung's part on multiple levels. The S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra never sold that well and the mobile industry as a whole is not exactly in a great position, so any price hike (no matter how small) could massively impact the mainstream appeal of these upcoming Android powerhouses.

Speaking of power, you probably already know that the S23 Ultra will pack an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, as well as up to 12 gigs of RAM paired with as much as 1TB internal storage space. Curiously enough, the single front-facing camera could be downgraded from a 40 megapixel count on the S22 Ultra to just 12MP while gaining a bunch of cool new features and reportedly taking a big leap forward in overall "quality."

The second, third, and fourth rear-facing shooters, meanwhile, should retain the resolution of their S22 Ultra forerunners and look to improve their real-world zooming and ultra-wide-angle photography skills mostly through software optimizations and other subtle enhancements.

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