Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ rumors haven’t begun arriving by the dozen just yet as it’s simply too early, but you simply can’t stop the floodgates about Samsung’s next flagships. Now, Twitter tipster FrontTron may have dished out some Galaxy S22 and S22+ camera details. The leaker alleges that a “Samsung Rainbow” series will offer a 50MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 12MP 3X telephoto sensor. The source also cautions that the information should be taken with a pinch of salt.
FrontTron previously alleged that the Galaxy S22 series was called Rainbow, and that the models are called red (standard S22), green (S22 Plus), and blue (S22 Ultra). This information was seemingly corroborated by a Korean blog post. So the mention of “Rainbow” and “R/G” in the latest tweet indeed lines up with the S22 and S22 Plus.
This latest bit of information isn’t anything totally new. We’ve known about Samsung’s new 50MP ISOCELL GN2 sensor that has 1.4μm-sized pixels ever since its announcement this February, and from the looks of it, this sensor or an eventual successor could be snapping pics on a Galaxy near you next year.
A 50MP sensor will also allow for 8K video recording via the main camera, which should deliver better low-light video in theory compared to the S21 and S21 Plus. These models shoot 8K video via the 64MP hybrid telephoto camera, which has reduced low-light performance on paper.
Speaking of hybrid telephoto cameras, there’s no word on whether the apparent 12MP 3X telephoto camera listed by the leaker is a full-blown telephoto camera or another hybrid camera. Hopefully, Samsung switches to proper telephoto cameras on the upcoming devices for improved image quality.
Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ specs (Expected)
As far as some other S22-series specs are concerned, we expect a Galaxy S22 with a 6.06″ display, an S22+ with a 6.55″ one, and an S22 Ultra with a LTPO 6.81″, which will allow for a superior spread of the variable refresh rate, likely between 1Hz and 120Hz like the S21 Ultra.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 is likely to be powered by an Exynos 2100 chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Under the hood, it should run on Android 12 and pack a 4,500mAh battery with fast-charging support.