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Remember that big Galaxy S22 camera upgrade? Yeah, not happening


Last updated: October 4th, 2021 at 15:36 UTC+02:00

Rumors about the Galaxy S22 series have been floating for several months now. That’s not surprising at all. Many are looking forward to the next flagship lineup from Samsung. Since the Galaxy S21 didn’t do so well, the Galaxy S22 needs to pick up the slack.

Major camera upgrades are always introduced with new Galaxy S flagships. However, it appears that the rumored collaboration between Samsung and an iconic camera company for the Galaxy S22 may not be happening.

Galaxy S22 series won’t have an Olympus-branded camera

It was first rumored back in April that Samsung could partner with Olympus for the Galaxy S22’s camera. Olympus is a leading Japanese manufacturer of high-quality cameras and optical technology. It could have contributed to improving aspects like color tuning and image processing on Samsung’s cameras.

This wouldn’t have been a unique partnership. OnePlus has a similar arrangement with Hasselblad. Huawei has had one with Leica for a long time. It may be more about the marketing strategy than it’s actually about technology but it seems to work.

If you were waiting for an Olympus-branded camera on what will definitely be one of the best Samsung phones in 2022, you’ll have to keep waiting. Olympus has denied the rumors of a collaboration with Samsung.

The Olympus rumor was actually linked to another claim about the Galaxy S22 Ultra featuring a 200-megapixel Olympus-branded camera. That rumor has been debunked. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is now expected to feature a 108-megapixel camera much like its predecessor. There’s little point in expecting this to happen now.

Samsung will introduce camera improvements with the Galaxy S22 series. That’s a given. Fans just have to manage their expectations a bit in light of these new developments. The Galaxy S22 lineup is slated for launch in early January.

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