In recent years, Samsung has been working hard to maintain the excellent camera specifications of its Galaxy S flagship products. But if the recent rumors are reliable, then the South Korean electronic technology giant may not launch the 200-megapixel rear main camera on the Galaxy S22 series of flagship products early next year, but will first open it to Moto and Xiaomi and other friends for commercial trials.
Even so, Samsung is still expected to equip the Galaxy S22 Ultra with a 108-megapixel main camera and compete with Apple iPhone 13 and Google Pixel 6. Not long ago, Samsung launched a new 22MP image sensor. At that time, many people speculated whether this move indicates that the Galaxy S22 series will usher in this upgrade, and it is still too early.
After years of pixel wars, this parameter is no longer the only way to improve image quality. Many Android device manufacturers have gradually calmed their minds and turned to concentrate on other aspects such as camera/algorithm improvements.
Although @UniverseIce disclosed on Twitter that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will not launch a 200-megapixel mobile image sensor, but intends to wait until the technology is mature in 2023 before adopting it, but he also shared the details of the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s rear four-camera.
It is reported that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be equipped with an improved version of the HM3 main camera with 108 million pixels, with a sensor size of 1/1.33 inches, a pixel size of 0.8 μm, and an 85° field of view. The sub-photograph is a Sony 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 0.6X magnification. The sensor size is 1/2.55 inches, pixel size is 1.4 μm, f/2.2 aperture, and 120° field of view.
The third lens is a Sony 10MP @ 10X telephoto lens, the sensor size is 1/3.52 inches, and the aperture is F4.9 / FOV 11. The fourth lens is a Sony 10MP @ 3X optical variable lens, the sensor specifications are the same, and the aperture is F2.4 / FOV 36.
If the above speculation specifications are confirmed, then the number of pixels and aperture (F value) of the Galaxy S22 Ultra camera module is quite similar to the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Finally, the chipset of Samsung’s next-generation flagship smartphone will also have a corresponding ISP specification upgrade. The Dimensity 9000 SoC of MediaTek supports up to 320 million pixels. As for Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, it is still to be announced next week.