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Galaxy S22 Ultra: a new tip purports to contradict previous camera-related leaks

This camera hump might get a worthy upgrade after all. (Source: Samsung)
This camera hump might get a worthy upgrade after all. (Source: Samsung)
The most recent leak concerning Samsung's next early-year flagship smartphone have painted a sobering picture for its camera upgrades relative to the existing S21 Ultra. However, the eminent leaker Ice Universe's latest word on this subject might turn these rumors on their head completely, putting some of the most cutting-edge upgrades back on the table for the putative 2022 device.

Samsung is widely predicted to launch a Galaxy S22 series at the start of 2022. This may imply potential for a direct successor to the S21 Ultra as this possible next-gen smartphone line's flagship. It might see ground-breaking upgrades - however, according to the latest leaks, most of them might take place on the inside.

Its rear cameras, on the other hand, have been put down as a sideways move at most compared to those of its predecessor. This idea might seem a little underwhelming, especially with hints of next-gen technology such as continuous zoom modules emanating from various players in the mobile photography industry, Samsung itself included.

However, according to the eminent leaker Ice Universe, this upgrade is to be featured in the Galaxy S22 Ultra after all. In fact, the famously cat-themed social media account now asserts that there will be dual continuous zoom technology involved, located behind the phone's 3x and 10x zoom lenses.

They are both slated to have a resolution of 12MP, as will the putative flagship's ultrawide-angle camera; furthermore, all 3 will have OIS. As for the phone's final and primary shooter, Ice Universe does agree it will be 108MP in resolution rather than 200MP, in line with earlier reports.

The increasingly familiar spec has not always been an outright winner in the premium smartphone market; however, as the tipster now suggests it may be a new ISOCELL HM-series variant, it is possible Samsung might have gotten it right this time.

The possibly updated shooter may also feature OIS, not to mention improved focusing capabilities. Finally, Ice Universe claims to have heard Samsung will stick with a punch-hole selfie camera, as in the S21 Ultra. This is due to plans to keep its resolution at 40MP for another year, which is incompatible with an upgrade to a newer under-display set-up.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09-10 (Update: 2021-09-10)