The Galaxy S22 has been around the rumors for quite some time, and the impressions seem to be a bit mixed. Aside from the Exynos 2200 processor that is expected to be available in only a few select markets, there isn’t much about Samsung’s upcoming flagships that sound incredibly exciting. The final word on phone cameras seems to emphasize that point by showing that it’s pretty much the same deal as the Galaxy S21 series earlier this year, albeit with a few minor differences.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is rumored to retain its 108MP main camera, and this advice given to The Elec reaffirms that theory. The key difference is that the 12MP ultra-wide camera will receive OIS this time along with that primary sensor. The two telephoto cameras are also being updated with 12MP sensors, but the 10x and 3x zoom will supposedly remain the same.
The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 + still only have three cameras, one of which could be a new 50MP RGBW sensor. The ultra-wide sensor stays at 12MP, while the 12MP telephoto camera gets a 3x optical zoom upgrade. On all three models, the front cameras remain the same at 40MP for the Galaxy S22 Ultra and 10MP for the other two, suggesting that there will be no under-panel sensor (under-display camera) next year.
Samsung is expected to start mass production in November with a launch scheduled for January, ending a long drought of a Galaxy S-series flagship. However, the report says the parts industry is not so hopeful about it. Galaxy S22 shipments, as he expects the phone to do only slightly better than the Galaxy S21 series this year. That’s not saying much, considering the disappointing numbers the Galaxy S21 had.
Meanwhile, Samsung plans to fill the gap with the Galaxy S21 FE. However, that Fan Edition version of the Galaxy S21 has encountered several obstacles along the way and could even be dead upon arrival. There’s no solid release date yet, but the latest rumors place it sometime in October.