(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy S22 to get 200MP Olympus camera and January 2022 launch

Phone
By 

Last updated: July 12th, 2021 at 11:45 UTC+02:00

Once Samsung gets done with the August 11 launch of its new foldables, all eyes will then be on the company’s next flagship series. Since there won’t be a new Galaxy Note lineup in 2021, the Galaxy S22 series will be the next set of flagships from Samsung.

It’s silly season in the rumor mill with all sorts of claims flying around. The latest suggests that a 200-megapixel Olympus-branded camera will be onboard. January 2022 is when the Galaxy S22 launch might take place.

200MP camera and the S Pen are expected for the Galaxy S22

Citing multiple industry sources, a Korean publication is claiming that the Galaxy S22 launch will take place in January 2022. That’s not an outrageous claim. The Galaxy S21 series was unveiled in January last year and went on sale the same month. So a January launch would make sense.

The other claim is a bit out there. Apparently, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a 200-megapixel camera with the five-lens camera system carrying the Olympus branding. For those who are unaware, Olympus is a Japanese manufacturer of cameras and optical technology known globally for its high quality. A potential Samsung-Olympus collaboration was first floated about three months ago.

Smartphone manufacturers teaming up with big professional camera brands is not unheard of. It would be the first time that Samsung does something like this. Some even suggest that it was actually Olympus that approached Samsung with the idea of working jointly on smartphone camera technology.

Whether or not Samsung actually needs Olympus is another matter. Samsung used to make its own professional-grade mirrorless cameras. It’s also leading the way in smartphone camera technology. So a collaboration with Olympus might be beneficial from a marketing standpoint more than a technological one.

This isn’t the first time we’re hearing about the Galaxy S22 Ultra possibly featuring a 200-megapixel sensor. A recent report actually claimed that Samsung had given up on the idea. The Galaxy S22 Ultra was to feature Samsung’s third-generation 108MP ISOCELL HM3 sensor instead. It appears that at least some still believe that the 200MP camera remains a possibility.

Lastly, this report also claims that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is going to have S Pen support. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has it as well. So we can expect Samsung to maintain the status quo here.

Phone Galaxy S22Galaxy S22 Ultra
Load 12 comments

You might also like

Samsung trumps Apple in average 5G speeds in the US

5G has been prevalent in smartphones in the US and other key markets over the past couple of years. But which brand sells the best smartphones in terms of 5G connectivity and performance? Ookla, the company behind the famous SpeedTest app, has released a list showing which brands and smartphones delivered the best 5G quality […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 6 days ago

Galaxy S22 and laptops now covered by Samsung’s self-repair program

Samsung announced its self-repair program in the United States last year. It teamed up with iFixit to provide genuine replacement parts, tools, and guides to those who wanted to repair their devices themselves. The self-repair program initially supported the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series in addition to the Galaxy Tab S7+. Samsung is now […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 7 days ago

Oscar-winning filmmaker uses Galaxy S22 Ultra to shoot short film

For many years, Apple has been partnering with famous filmmakers to make short films that are shot using iPhones to showcase camera capabilities. In 2021, Samsung also stepped into the game and partnered with British filmmaker Joe Wright to make a short film using the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Now, the company has made a similar […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 week ago

Just In: Old Exynos chip beats newest Snapdragon in raytracing performance!

Samsung’s first smartphone chipset in partnership with AMD, the Exynos 2200, supports raytracing. It is a new graphics rendering method that calculates how light rays travel to offer a more accurate representation of lights, shadows, and reflections. However, there was no way to measure the Exynos 2200’s raytracing performance back then. A recently released benchmark […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 week ago

These phones will get One UI 5.1 update soon after Galaxy S23 launch

It is expected that Samsung will debut the Galaxy S23 series with Android 13-based One UI 5.1 software onboard. Going by the company’s track record, the new software will be rolled out to previous-generation high-end phones first, then to tablets and mid-range smartphones. Well, Samsung has now confirmed which phones will get the One UI […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 week ago

Exynos Galaxy S22 models get January 2023 security update

Samsung has rolled out the January 2023 security patch via software updates to a number of devices already, including the Galaxy S22 series. Up until today, the Galaxy S22 January update has been released for the Snapdragon variants in the USA, and Samsung has now turned its attention to the Exynos-powered S22 models sold in […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 2 weeks ago