The leaks and rumors about the Samsung S22 Ultra show that it will be a huge upgrade on the already astonishingly impressive Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The most highlighted features of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra by the rumors so far are the camera and its GPU which are going to have significant improvements.
Well without lingering further let me give you a further detailed review of rumors surrounding the latest Samsung smartphone S22 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Camera Rumors
The Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra have earned a place in the market because of their best camera features. Whereas it is rumored that Samsung S22 Ultra will jolt the market with the most upgraded camera of 2021.
Galaxy S21 Ultra is the current leader of best camera smartphones in our review of 2021 phones so far. The camera performance of the S21 is better than the iPhone 12 Pro Max in many aspects, though iPhone 12 Pro Max is good in some aspects, like selfie pictures.
Also the mush hyped Hasselblad branded OnePlus 9 Pro couldn’t stand against S21 Ultra camera either.
So building onto that here we are with much-hyped rumors of S22 Ultra. A legacy of Ultra’s that S22 has to carry forward and in the best way possible.
Continuous Camera Zoom – Pixel Binning Technology
As per numerous credible leaks, the S 22 Ultra could offer continuous optical zoom with its camera. Currently, most telephoto and periscope cameras in phones only offer one optical zoom level.
The Samsung had incorporated two zoom lenses in Galaxy S21 Ultra for a reason – one provides 3x optical zoom, and the other one provides 10x. Let us say that you chose 5x zoom in that case the phone will automatically switch to a hybrid zoom by combining 3x with the digital zoom lens. However, the results will obviously be not that impressive as compared to what you get with an optical zoom. S22 Ultra is also expected to use pixel-binning technology and video recording of 16k.
No 3D ToF Cameras
Leaks and rumors also have affirmed that Samsung decided against having 3D ToF cameras in the Galaxy S22 series. Samsung has already started to equip its devices in its flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series with DepthVision cameras, starting this in 2019 with the Galaxy S10 series. Samsung seemed to have abandoned the DepthVision camera in its Galaxy Note 20 series but as per rumors, it is returning to the DepthVision cameras after iPhone 12 series was equipped with LiDAR cameras by Apple.
Apparently, Samsung is adopting the DepthVision cameras just to give a better quality camera result to its customer as the brand believes that regular cameras can now achieve what Samsung users are expecting from augmented reality experiences, negating the need to include a 3D ToF sensor.
A subsidiary of Samsung is manufacturing ISOCELL Vizion 33D, a sensor that is used in 3D ToF since 2020, and to me, it seems pretty odd if Samsung is not going to use it on the flagship devices in upcoming years.
New zoom camera technology
If we label Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra as the best smartphone camera of the era then it would not be wrong and this is just because of the massive primary sensor, two iOS telephoto cameras (3x & 10x), and the autofocus ultra-wide camera. Samsung did not stop here and, is expected to launch an improved device next year with its brand new zoom technology.
Galaxy S22 Ultra will be launched with an upgraded periscope camera with continuous zoom, according to a leaker Ice universe. The elements inside the periscope camera move freely from 3x to 10x, producing perfectly enhanced optical sharpness with details at all magnification levels. This technology is just like the one used in DSLRs and other digital cameras.
Samsung S22 Ultra under-display selfie camera
Hey, wait! This is not it, there is more. The same news source has confirmed that Samsung S22 Ultra will have an under-display selfie camera, unlike other smartphones. Many rumors have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will perhaps be the pioneer Samsung phone to have such a snapper, therefore, it will not be unexpected the S22 Ultra comes with it too.
This under-display front camera means that the display will be smooth without any notch or hole for the camera. Having said that, let me tell you that ZTE Axon 20 5G tried this before. The camera was still visible in the display and didn’t produce good quality pictures, but we know Samsung definitely can do better.
Samsung Galaxy Ultra S22 Huge 200MP Camera Rumors
It is further rumored that Samsung is going to launch a 200MP Olympus camera this year. It was revealed by the company’s Twitter account Samsung Exynos account, that phone is going to have a 200-megapixel sensor, whilst referring to the Exynos 2100 chip. Galaxy S22 Ultra will be the first mobile to have it, and as well as some other devices from other brands, if rumors’ are going to be true.
This Samsung 200MP sensor is said to feature 0.64µm pixels. Although, ISOCELL, the principal manufacturer of imaging sensors for Samsung has not unveiled a new imaging sensor beyond 108 MP after HM3 which was used in S21 Ultra. However, a new 50MP sensor is in making at OSOCELL which is expected to be 50MP.
Samsung Galaxy Ultra S22 Release Date
There are not any rumors that have confirmed the release date of Galaxy S22’s launch. It is highly speculated that Samsung Galaxy S22 will likely be launched in early 2022. Samsung already moved up the release date of S21 from February to January 2021. So based on last year’s release, we can safely say that the S22 series launch date would be mid-January 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Price
The expected starting price of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in USD is $1,751.
The expected starting price in Pakistan is Rs. 234,999.
The expected starting price in India is INR 89,999.
The expected starting price in Bangladesh is BDT 144,999.
The above stated are the expected prices, however, the Galaxy S22 series is likely to be released with a similar ballpark as S21, but again its too early to say anything for now just like it’s release date.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Design
If we talk about the design of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, it is likely to share a lot of design traits with the S21 series. S22 Ultra will have evident changes in its design but as compared to the change that we witnessed in between S20 and S21 range these changes will be relatively smaller.
This model will be waterproof with a plastic back instead of glass, it will come with a USB Type-C port for charging. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, as per rumors and leaks, will have a non-removable 5000mAH battery. It will last more than 1.5 days easily. It also has been rumored to have S pen support just like the S21 range. Galaxy S22 Ultra is rumored to come in black, silver, white, and a cheezy green color.
Moreover, there can be a prominent jacket/housing for the camera on all the models of this series with an under-display front selfie camera.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Display Rumors
According to the available news and rumors, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is going to be equipped with an LTPO OLED 6.8inch screen. The display resolution will be 1440 x 3200 protected with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus with marginally curved edges. The display will come with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and support for HDR.
Display sizes of S22 series got leaked recently. Samsung S22 and S22+ will have smaller displays the S21 lineup
|Performance||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)/ Exynos 2200 chip|
|Storage||128GB (Expected for base variant)|
|Display||6.8 inches (17.27 cm)|
|Battery||Li-Polymer – 5000mAh (Expected)|
|Fingerprint Sensor Position||On screen (Expected)|
|Fingerprint Sensor Type||Optical|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer|
|Operating System||Android v12|
|Sim Slots||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|Sim Size||SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano|
|Network||5G: Supported by a device|
|Audio Jack||3.5 MM|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680|
|Colors (expected)||Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, Phantom Brown|
|Display Type||Dynamic AMOLED|
|Screen Resolution||1440 x 3200 Pixels|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Hardware and Software
Further, the sources seem to claim that S22 Ultra is expected to be powered by a Samsung Exynos chipset with AMD GPU which is expected to be more powerful than the GPU found inside Apple’s latest A14 Bionic chip.
It has been rumored in past as well that Samsung has partnered with AMD for its 2022 flagship Exynos 2200 chipset, so we can’t claim that it’s something new. However, based on the rumors we heard in past this is going to be a massive upgrade on the Exynos 2100(5nm) chipset found in the Samsung Galaxy S21 range.
It will have next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon and Exynos chipsets. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be a smartphone with an ultra-powerful GPU. Therefore, it also is expected to have a 2.9Ghz Octa-Core processor. The said performance chip can support a 200-megapixel sensor with a multi-camera setup.
The RAM of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected as 12 GB and the built-in memory 128 and 256GB with no microSD card slot. It contains a 6.8-inch display with corning gorilla glass and 5000mAh with 45W fast charging.
Believe it or not, as per rumors, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra deadly combination of an under-display camera, ultra-powerful GPU, and revolutionary zoom camera technology, Samsung might have another winner on its hands.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra other specs Rumors
As per rumors, the Galaxy S22 series is likely to offer at least 8-12GB RAM which will allow you to switch between multiple apps swiftly and come in a base model of at least 128GB of internal storage. So that without worrying about space constraints you would store all your songs, movies, videos, TedTalk, games, and more on the phone. Unfortunately, S21 doesn’t have any microSD and we are expecting the same for S22 ultra.
It will be a 5G device. it would have a non-replaceable 5000mAh battery with the feature of fast charging and fast wireless charging. However, following Apple iPhone 12 series – Samsung has decided not to include the charger in the box with the device.
Additionally, Samsung could be looking to offer 45W fast charging to future smartphones, like the S22. As far as performance is concerned the device is expected to ensure lag-free and fast performance while browsing the web, watching videos, or playing the best and intense graphics mobile games since it is expected to have Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680 processor.
S22 Ultra Connectivity Options
Various connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G are rumored to include WiFi – Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth – Yes, v5.2, and 5G supported by a device, 4G, 3G, 2G. Galaxy S22 Ultra sensors will include an accelerometer, barometer, compass, fingerprint, and gyro. The fingerprint sensor will be ultrasonic and under the display.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra VS iPhone 13 Pro Max
The biggest rivalries of the mobile world are sure to happen again between S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max and here is how it is looking as of now as per rumors
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra||iPhone 13 Pro Max|
|OS||Android v12||iOS v14|
|Colors||Black, Silver, White, Green (expected)||Black, Gold, White, Pink|
It’s early days for Samsung Galaxy S22 rumors, If the smartphone facelift comes with the latest rumored features, then it could be a very exciting handset.
- The devices in the S22 series will come with an upgraded camera technology called Continuous Optical Zoom.
- Also a major up-gradation in periscope zoom technology by improving the range of optical zoom.
- Specially highlighted features of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra include an AMD mobile GPU and an under-display fingerprint sensor, as per rumors.
- Unfortunately for some reason unlike Apple, Samsung will not have 3D ToF cameras in the Galaxy S22 series. 3D ToF cameras allow for photos with better, more accurate depth effects as well as more accurate augmented reality applications.
- Samsung is likely to adopt the DepthVision cameras just to give a better quality camera result to its customers.
- The charger will not come with the device in the box for S22 and other models after it, just like the move Apple took for iPhone 12 series and its successors.