It seems Samsung might be satisfied with the camera on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Or at least, the company is happy enough to stick with the set-up for one more year.
According to a report by GalaxyClub (via GSMArena), the Galaxy S22 Ultra could miss out on a big upgrade in 2022. The report states that next year’s Ultra model will feature the same camera array as the current S21 Ultra.
This includes a 108-megapixel main sensor, a 10-megapixel periscope sensor with 10x zoom, a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x zoom and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor.
The news of a 108-megapixel main camera matches a previous report from tipster Ice Universe who denied other rumours that the S22 Ultra would pack the company’s first 200-megapixel camera in a post shared on Chinese social network Weibo in July.
Rather, Ice Universe believes “100%” that Samsung will polish the third-generation 108-megapixel sensor for next year’s Ultra.
Meanwhile, GalaxyClub has also revealed that the Galaxy S22 and the S22 Plus will see some bigger changes by packing a 50-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel wide angle lens on their backs.
Again, this information isn’t far off from other rumours we’ve seen.
On August 15, Ice Universe shared that the S22 will feature a 50-megapixel 1/1.55-inch main sensor, a 12-megapixel lens with 3x optical zoom and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens.
However, the tipster also claims that the S22 Ultra will receive a 108-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, a 12-megapixel lens with 3x optical zoom and a 12-megapixel periscope camera with 10x zoom, suggesting that the latter two lenses will be 12-megapixel sensors instead of the 10-megapixel ones detailed in the GalaxyClub report.
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The S21 featured a 12-megapixel wide angle camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens. If these rumours are true, the S22 will benefit from more megapixels on its main camera and significantly fewer on its telephoto lens.
We still have a while until the S22 series is expected to launch, meaning we’ll likely have to wait until 2022 to see if these rumours ring true.