Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, S22+, S22 camera hardware details revealed
Samsung's new Galaxy S22 series looks to be impressive. The company is marketing the phones for the camera capabilities, and information on the hardware driving that performance has now surfaced, with a few surprises thrown in as well.
Starting with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the range-topping model uses the same 108 MP camera seen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra—the 1/1.33" S5KHM3 with 0.8µm pixels. It's joined by the 12 MP and 1/2.55" IMX563 beneath an ultra-wide-angle lens, and two 1/3.52" IMX374 under two different zoom lenses.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra used Samsung's K3J1 for its telephoto lens, and while the IMX374 is slightly smaller, it manages to take much better photos on the S22 Ultra—if review camera samples are anything to go by. It's interesting, though, that the main 108 MP sensors are the same as earlier reports leaned towards a new sensor for a while. At the front of the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the 40 MP, 1/2.8" S5KGH1 sensor, also on the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
The Galaxy S22 and S22+ get brand new main cameras, though. They both ditch the 12 MP IMX555 for Samsung's new 50 MP 1/1.56" GN3. The ultra-wide-angle snapper is the same IMX563 on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Finally, Samsung ditched the 64 MP fake zoom camera from the S20 and S21, in favor of an actual 3x zoom lens paired with a 10 MP K3K1. The K3K1 appears to be a mild variant of the K3J1 that was on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Both phones retain the 10 MP IMX374 from their predecessors on the selfie end.