Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra could come with a crazy powerful zoom camera

Highlights
  • The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra could come with a new camera technology called Continuous Optical Zoom
  • It essentially improves upon the periscope zoom technology by improving the range of optical zoom
  • Other expected Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features include an AMD mobile GPU and an under-display fingerprint sensor

Given that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is still only a few months old, it is far too early to talk about its successor, the Galaxy S22 Ultra. We don’t know a whole lot about the smartphone yet. However, Weibo leaker Ice Universe just shed light on some mind-blowing Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra specifications, including a never-before-seen camera system. It will use a modified version of a periscope lens that allows for greater flexibility in the optical zoom, tentatively called Continuous Optical Zoom. The feature can offer a wide range of magnification, between 3X and 7X, to Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra users.

Samsung seems to have developed the entire mechanism in-house. This is likely to address the zoom issues presented by traditional periscope lenses. Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 Ultra had less-than-stellar zoom prowess, which paled in comparison to the likes of some high-end Huawei and Xiaomi smartphones. 

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S22 series could get rid of 3D ToF sensor: report

Ice Universe also talks about other exciting Samsung Galaxy S22 features, such as an under-screen selfie camera. The technology isn’t particularly new, and ZTE even beat Samsung to the punch by launching the world’s first smartphone with an under-display selfie camera. Rumour has it that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, too. 

Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra could also ship with an AMD mobile GPU. Samsung and AMD have been working on it for quite some time and is rumoured to be significantly faster than the Adreno 660. It will make its debut alongside a new Exynos 2200 chipset.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy S22
Samsung Exynos 2100 | 8 GBProcessor
6.2 inches Display
64 MP + 12 MP + 64 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy S22 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 89,999
Release Date: 29-Jul-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured