There have been a lot of conflicting rumors about the camera setup on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Some say that the phone will reuse the S21 Ultra setup, others claim that it will be equipped with Samsung’s new 200 MP sensors. Leakster Ice Universe has chimed in and leans mostly towards the first option, but with improved telephoto cameras.
According to The Cat, the S22 Ultra will feature two zoom lenses with a variable focal length. The first starts at 3x, the second at 10x. These are the same magnification numbers as the current Ultra, though the new lenses should be able to zoom in further (specifics about focal lengths are unknown at the moment).
And there will be a small upgrade to the sensors used in the two tele cameras. The new model will use two 12 MP sensors with 1.22 µm pixels, according to the leakster, compared to two 10 MP sensors with the same pixel size (i.e. the new sensors will be slightly larger). Both cameras will feature Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
The main camera will be the same, save for a few tweaks. It will feature a 108 MP sensor with 0.8 µm pixels. It is not clear if this will be the same HM3 sensor used in the current Ultra or a new generation. It is said to bring an improved OIS, however.
The camera setup of the current Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The ultra wide-angle camera will reportedly stick to a 12 MP sensor, but will gain OIS. Electronic stabilization tends to do a good enough job on ultra wides, but this may enable interesting new tricks.
Finally, the selfie camera. It will still have a 40 MP sensor, just like the current Ultra and it will almost certainly not be the under display kind (Samsung’s first UD camera has only 4 MP resolution and there is under a year of development time). Samsung will improve the lens, however, so it’s not without upgrades.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series is expected in January 2022, we should get more reliable info as the launch draws near. The Galaxy S22 and S22+ may be looking at major camera upgrades with a 50 MP main cam and a proper telephoto lens (possibly the same 3x variable focal length module as the S22 Ultra).