Depending on which aspect you check out, the Galaxy S22 series could be the simplest thing coming to Samsung or its biggest disappointment. The rumors around Exynos vs. Snapdragon chips, battery sizes, and cameras present an assortment of excellent and bad news, but that’s also a typical touch months before a replacement Galaxy flagship is released. The Galaxy S22+, especially, seems to be getting the short end of the stick, but this latest rumor might give buyers something to believe early next year.
The Galaxy S22 series is predicted to debut the new AMD-fueled Exynos 2200, but rumors suggest that there’ll be more models using the upcoming Snapdragon 888 successor instead. Unfortunately, it’d also get A battery downgrade rather than an upgrade, which might be one of the most important disappointments about it. Thankfully, the camera situation seems a touch more positive, presuming the unverified sources are on the mark.
According to GalaxyClub, Samsung will finally upgrade the Galaxy S22 and S22+ telephoto cameras. Since the Galaxy S20 series, the bottom and “plus” models have always maxed out with 1.1x optical zoom. Compared to the 3x and 10x zoom of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, it’s a really sad state of affairs.
Next year, however, the 2 phones will get a 3x optical zoom, requiring a minimum of match what the Galaxy S22 Ultra will have. Thereon note, the foremost expensive model will still keep the 3x and 10x optical zoom trick Samsung used on the Galaxy s21 Ultra. In other words, all three Galaxy S22 models may need an equivalent 12MP telephoto camera with optical zoom and, therefore, the same 12MP ultra-wide camera, with the top-tier model getting an additional 12MP 10x zoom camera.
The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ have also been leaked to use a replacement 50MP RGBW sensor, leaving the Galaxy S22 Ultra with an equivalent but slightly improved 108MP main camera. While these sound like much-needed upgrades, Samsung might get to do better if it wants the Galaxy S22+ to face out and be worth buying.