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Galaxy S22: A new leak purports to spill Samsung's new "Super Resolution" camera setting in advance

The S22 series might come with new camera settings. (Source: Samsung)
The S22 series might come with new camera settings. (Source: Samsung)
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 flagship smartphone series is tipped to arrive with updated rear cameras, the output of which is projected to improve in turn thanks to the OEM's latest AI trickery. Now, a supposedly official slide that outlines how the new setting leads to photos that are more "real" than ever before has leaked out.

Samsung is now slated to hold its Unpacked event for the long-anticipated Galaxy S22 series in February 2022. According to a new leak, part of this presentation will be devoted to the flagship smartphones' rear cameras and how they might have improved over those of its predecessors. This, according to a new allegedly leaked slide from the company, will involve software as well as hardware.

The material might shed more light on what Samsung might call its new "Super Resolution" mode. It is apparently rated to deliver "unimaginable clarity and depth" using 2 different sensors at the same time. One of these seems to be a "50/108MP" lens (and, thus, most likely the primary lens that will be of the higher value in the top-end S22 Ultra only), which activates to generate the enhanced detail required.

A 12MP sensor, possibly the ultra-wide angle lens that might be found across the entire S22 series, kicks in simultaneously to augment the image with brightness-related information. According to the slide, it might be capable of nona-binning for extra light-capture in Super Resolution mode - albeit in the Ultra only, possibly dropping to tetra-binning in the case of the S22 or S22+.

This detail is then put through Samsung's new "Adaptive Pixel" algorithm, run through an "improved" NPU, ultimately resulting in "photos that look like what you see" when taken by a new flagship phone. 

Meanwhile, the reliable leaker Ice Universe claims to have found yet more evidence of the S22 Ultra using a 108MP f/1.8 main shooter for such photos. It comes in the form of fiile details for images that might have been captured using this phone, showing that they might go up to ~32MB in size thanks to the increased resolution involved.

An allegedly genuine Samsung "Unpacked 2022" slide leaks...
An allegedly genuine Samsung "Unpacked 2022" slide leaks...
...alongside new potential S22 Ultra camera details. (Source:  @dohyun854 via SparrowsNews, Ice Universe via Weibo)
...alongside new potential S22 Ultra camera details. (Source: @dohyun854 via SparrowsNews, Ice Universe via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-01-30 (Update: 2022-01-30)