The Galaxy S22 isn’t due out for another few months, but it’s already building up to be a fantastic lineup. A fresh series of rumors says that the Galaxy S22 will receive a major camera improvement, as well as several other spec enhancements, in addition to unveiling Samsung’s GPU collaboration with AMD.
Over the last day or two, Ice Universe, a reasonably reputable source for Samsung leaks, has revealed some crucial details regarding the Galaxy S22. That starts with the camera, which is rumored to be getting a significant improvement.
According to Ice, the Samsung GN5 camera sensor will be used in both the basic Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+. This indicates that both phones will have 50MP camera sensors as the main lens. The Galaxy S20 and S21 featured 12MP primary cameras, thus this is a significant increase in terms of resolution. Of course, it’s conceivable that Samsung may utilize the sensor for one of the secondary lenses, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Video up to 8k at 30fps and 12.5MP output pictures using 4-in-1 pixel binning are also supported by the GN5 sensor.
Ice also claims that the Galaxy S22 will not include an under-display camera, instead choosing for the tried-and-true punch-hole style. That’s probably a good thing, because Samsung’s under-display camera on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 isn’t particularly excellent.
Another spec Ice mentions is the Galaxy S22’s charging speed, which is said to be 45W via USB-C. This isn’t a very new feature for Samsung phones; the Galaxy Note 10+ enabled fast charging a couple of years ago. However, most of Samsung’s previous smartphones only support 25W charging, so this is a significant improvement. However, it appears that this feature may be limited to the Galaxy S22 ultra .
Finally, Ice has some information about Samsung’s Exynos 2200 CPU, which is used in the Galaxy S22. The much-anticipated CPU will reportedly include one 2.9GHz Cortex-X2 core, three 2.8GHz cores, and four 2.2GHz cores. The AMD GPU, on the other hand, will run at 1250 MHz, but only on the S22 Ultra. S22 and S22+ will reportedly be adjusted significantly differently.