Join us on Telegram | Early Samsung Black Friday deals, check them out right now!

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

The Galaxy S22 Ultra might not bring a massive camera update after all


Last updated: August 19th, 2021 at 14:59 UTC+02:00

Samsung is expected to stick to its new January launch window for the Galaxy S series, which means that the Galaxy S22 lineup should be less than half a year away. Make no mistake; rumors pertaining to the upcoming flagship — and especially its camera setup — have been floating around for a few months now, exploring various possible outcomes. But according to a new report from our colleagues at Galaxy Club, the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera setup might not be all that different from the Galaxy S21 Ultra, after all.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra will reportedly be equipped with two telephoto sensors, each with a resolution of 10 megapixels. One telephoto shooter will be capable of 10x optical zoom, while the other might top out at 3x zoom. So, same as the predecessor.

Much of the same setup but perhaps with continuous zoom

The source seems confident that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will be equipped with two 10MP telephoto sensors with up to 10x optical zoom, much like the Galaxy S21 Ultra before it. However, there’s no additional information regarding the inner workings of the periscope camera and whether or not Samsung improved the system.

We recently heard that the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s zoom camera could be capable of continuous zoom, with the internal lenses having the ability to move freely from anywhere between 3x and 10x zoom. This detail remains questionable, but there’s plenty of time left to learn more about the Galaxy S22 Ultra camera combo before Samsung spills the beans in January.

As for the standard Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+, a separate rumor claims that both modes could have an improved triple-camera setup comprising a 50MP primary shooter, a 12MP ultrawide sensor, and a 12MP telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom.

Phone Galaxy S22Galaxy S22 PlusGalaxy S22 Ultra
Load 4 comments

You might also like

Bixby Voice now supports Latin American Spanish on select Galaxy phones

Samsung’s AI-based voice assistant, Bixby, has just gotten smarter. The company announced today that Bixby Voice gained support for Latin American Spanish. Through today’s update, the voice assistant has become more useful than ever, particularly for customers in the United States, considering that the USA is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country. Add to that the fact […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 days ago

Carrier-locked Galaxy S22 units in the US get updated to November 2022 security patch

Earlier this month, Samsung released the stable Android 13 update to the Galaxy S22 series in the US. However, it did not bring the latest security patch to the smartphones in the series. Now, the company has started rolling out the November 2022 security patch to its current flagship Galaxy S phones in the US. […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 days ago

Experiencing performance degradation in One UI 5.0? This might fix it

One UI 5.0 on the Galaxy S22 is a real treat. The latest firmware update made the 2022 flagship feel snappier than ever — even the Exynos models — and the few additions One UI 5.0 has brought to the experience are all quite meaningful. Samsung’s new update is fantastic, but your mileage might vary. […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 days ago

I can’t stop geeking out over how snappy One UI 5.0 feels

I’ve been using the Android 13 One UI 5.0 update on my Galaxy S22+ for the past two and a half weeks. So far, I love it! Even though it didn’t bring as many visual changes as previous One UI versions, One UI 5.0 is becoming one of my favorite updates in recent memory. It […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 week ago

Samsung cuts prices ahead of Black Friday through Early Access Promos!

Although Black Friday is precisely two weeks away, today, Samsung has launched a series of discounts on its online shop in the USA. These so-called “Early Access Promos” last until November 18 and concern a variety of mobile products, including the Galaxy S21 FE, the Galaxy S22 series, the latest foldable devices, the Galaxy Tab […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 week ago

Samsung’s having a problem finding design sweet spot for its best phones

By adding an S Pen slot to the Galaxy S22 Ultra and making the S Pen support a standard feature on its Galaxy Z Fold line, Samsung put the final nail in the coffin of the Galaxy Note series. The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra were the last in the not-so-best-selling-yet-highly-popular Note […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 2 weeks ago