As per reports, Samsung is skipping the Galaxy Note series this year. Instead, the company will use August’s Galaxy Unpacked to reveal the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. For that reason, we’re not expecting big upgrades on the “standard smartphone” department until the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. Apart from the new faster chipset and improved screens, this time around, a new report suggests a big upgrade in the camera department.
The Galaxy S21 and S21+ use basically the very same camera hardware as their predecessors in the S20 generation. Samsung has chosen the “under the hood improvements routes rather than making big hardware changes”. However, this strategy will not be taken with the upcoming Galaxy S22 series. Apparently, Samsung will bring big hardware upgrades to the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus says, leakster Tron.
So far, the Galaxy S20 and S21 come with a main 12 MP module with large pixels and a 64 MP module that boasts zooming capabilities. The large pixels on the main camera-enabled high-quality night shots. The high-res module offered the option of full-resolution shots without zoom as well as recording 8K videos.
Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will bring a new camera arrangement
For the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+, Samsung will adopt a new strategy. The new smartphones will come with a 50 MP main camera, a 12 MP telephoto module with a 3x optical zoom lens, and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera. Of course, this can change in the future. After all, the new flagships are still several months away from a release. This rumor can be inaccurate or even based on preliminary plans that can change as the development keeps going forward.
However, if this rumor becomes an undeniable truth, then the vanilla and Plus models will miss out on periscope cameras for yet another year. So far, this is a feature that is only for the Galaxy Ultra models. Samsung is likely bringing the Ultra variant with the Galaxy S22. After all, the company intends to make the Galaxy Ultra variants replace the Galaxy Note series.
As far as the rumor mill goes on, reports are suggesting that the Galaxy S22 generation will skip the under-display selfie solutions for another year. We know that Samsung already has an under-display camera solution under the wraps, but the company probably isn’t confident with the results just yet. So we’re going for another year of punch-hole smartphones. The devices won’t have 3D ToF sensors either. The new devices will probably come in Qualcomm Snapdragon and Exynos variants. The Exynos-powered variants will likely be the ones featuring AMD RDNA2 GPU with Ray-tracing support.