Samsung reportedly introduces some camera design changes on the anticipated Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ to debut the new AMD-powered Exynos 2200, and a disappointment in downgrading the battery rather than an upgrade
The Galaxy S22 series may well be the best thing to come to Samsung or the biggest disappointment depending on how you look at it based on the rumors surrounding Exynos vs. Snapdragon chips, battery sizes and cameras present.
The Galaxy S22+, in particular, seems to be coming off the short end, but this latest rumor may give buyers something to think about early next year.
According to GalaxyClub, Samsung will finally upgrade the Galaxy S22 and S22+ telephoto cameras. Since the Galaxy S20 series, the base and “plus” models have always maxed out with 1.1x optical zoom. Compared to the 3x and 10x zoom of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, it’s a very sad state of affairs.
However, the two phones will get a 3x optical zoom that at least matches what the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have next year.
The most expensive model is still expected to keep the 3x and 10x optical zoom trick that Samsung used on the Galaxy s21 Ultra. In other words, all three Galaxy S22 models may have the same 12MP optical zoom telephoto camera and the same 12MP ultra-wide camera, with the top model getting an additional 12MP 10x zoom camera.
According to slashgear, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ have also been leaked to use a new 50MP RGBW sensor, giving the Galaxy S22 Ultra the same but slightly improved 108MP main camera. While this sounds like much-needed upgrades, Samsung may need to try harder if it wants the Galaxy S22+ to stand out and be worth buying.