Samsung, Before moving to 108MP camera sensor in 2020 has been using 16MP or lower resolution cameras on its high-end smartphones for almost a decade. This year, the firm used a newer generation 108MP camera sensor for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. And it doesn’t seem to be considering a higher megapixel sensor for its next high-end smartphone. In other words, to the megapixel war has no intention to enter.
Samsung this year that it can introduce the 200MP ISOCELL camera sensor and was said to be able to use it on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. However, it seems that Samsung will not be able to take the lead in this megapixel race. According to leaker Ice Universe, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will feature the company’s third-generation 108MP camera sensor (ISOCELL HM3) and Samsung is working to optimize its performance with further optimizations.
Frankly, this can be said to be comforting news. A 200 MP sensor means even smaller pixels, resulting in lower light sensitivity and higher noise, especially in images where pixel binning doesn’t work. It would make more sense for Samsung to use the ISOCELL GN2 (or similar) camera sensor with a larger native pixel size and a sufficiently high resolution to record 8K images. ISOCELL GN2 is currently used in Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra, which leads DxOMark’s smartphone camera rankings.
Earlier rumors claimed that the Galaxy S22 Ultra could feature an advanced periscope camera with always-zoom capabilities for more detail at greater zoom levels. It was also expected to have an under-display selfie camera, but recent developments indicate that the Galaxy S22 Ultra may not be the first Galaxy S series phone with an under-display camera.