Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S22 series early next year, but we haven’t heard many speculations about the next-gen S-series phones. A new report claims that the Samsung Galaxy S22 series would include the top-tier model Galaxy S22 Ultra similar to the existing Galaxy S-series phones. The top-in-line phone is said to carry the same camera hardware that comes with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. According to a new report from GalaxyClub, the Samsung S22 Ultra and could end up re-using the hardware from the Galaxy S21 Ultra, that is, a 108-megapixel primary camera, backed by a 10-megapixel periscope with 10x zoom, a 10-megapixel telephoto module with 3x zoom and a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens.
The report comes weeks after another report claimed (via tipster @FrontTron) suggested that Samsung might be tweaking the camera system of its flagship smartphone series. It was added that the regular Samsung Galaxy S22 might come with a triple rear camera setup, comprising a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, and a 12-megapixel telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom. Interestingly, Samsung used the same camera system (12-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 64-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.0 telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera) on both the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S21.
If the new rumour is accurate, it is clear that Samsung slowly wants to strengthen its mid-budget and foldable offerings to compete against Chinese brands, like Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Vivo. On the other hand, the company may shift focus from Galaxy S-series to its ultra-premium Galaxy Z phones. Earlier this year, it was reported that Samsung is not planning to launch a new Galaxy Note device at least this year. The company has also brought support for SPen on Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra, further triggering speculations on the Galaxy Note series’ swamsong.