New rumour suggests that Samsung is working with Olympus to develop camera hardware for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S22 Ultra
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Samsung seems to have taken a page or two out of OnePlus' playbook if a new leak is to be believed. It is planning to team up with camera maker Olympus, presumably to improve the camera setup on next year's Samsung Galaxy S22. Only the top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will get the Olympus treatment, by the looks of it. However, we could also see it this year, on the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The information comes from Twitter user @heyitsyogesh. Weibo/Twitter veteran Ice Universe has also claimed to have heard about it from their sources. Furthermore, the specifics of the agreement between Samsung and Olympus is unknown at this point. At best, we're probably looking at some software tweaks and maybe Olympus branding on the smartphone. As always, leaks such as this one warrant for a healthy dose of scepticism. Interestingly enough, Olympus had let go of its imaging division some time ago, so one can't help but wonder just who exactly is Samsung dealing with here.
Samsung is undoubtedly better off than most OEMs when it comes to camera prowess. The Galaxy S21 Ultra may not have been as groundbreaking as it was hyped up to be, but it was significantly better than its predecessor- although DxOMark seems to think otherwise. The Galaxy S22 series is tipped to run an AMD Radeon mobile GPU. That, combined with Olympus-branded cameras, could be enough for it to outperform the competition.