The Galaxy S21 and S21 + use pretty much the same camera hardware as their predecessors in the S20 generation. This will not be repeated for the S22 generation, as Samsung will change its philosophy for next year’s models, according to leakster Tron.
The S20 / S21 cameras included a 12 MP main module with large pixels and a 64 MP module for zoom in. The large pixels on the main camera enabled high-quality night shots, while the high-resolution module allowed for full-resolution shooting without zoom as well as shooting 8K videos.
For Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 +, things will be different. They have a 50 MP main camera, a 12 MP tele module with a 3x optical zoom lens and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera.
Of course, this does not mean the end of large pixels. Samsung has a large 1 / 1.12 ”50 MP sensor with 1.4 nativem native pixels, which grows to 2.8 µm with binding. And it can record 8K videos as well as operate in 100 MP mode. Of course, when the S22 series was announced, Samsung may have introduced the third-generation GN sensor.
The camera setup on the current Galaxy S21 / S21 + (almost identical to the S20 / S20 + too)
And yes, there is plenty of time until then – the Galaxy S22 is at least half a year away, so this early rumor may be inaccurate or based on preliminary plans that change as development progresses.
If this rumor does not go away, it will mean that the vanilla and Plus Galaxy S models will miss out on periscope cameras for another year, that is the domain of the Ultra models (both S and Note).
In any case, current rumors suggest that the S22 generation will not have selfie cameras under display, nor do they have 3D ToF sensors.
A quick note on the code names for phones that Tron refers to as Samsung Rainbow R and G. “Rainbow” is the code name of the Galaxy S22 series, and each of the three models receives a letter fromRGB”- R is the vanilla model, G is Plus and B is Ultra.