Galaxy S22 may not make use of a 200MP camera from Samsung and Xiaomi. Smartphone cameras are getting ridiculously large in terms of megapixel count, which is surpassing the imaging sensors that you would find even on professional digital cameras.
Galaxy S22 may not use a 200MP camera from Samsung and Xiaomi
“more” doesn’t always mean better, as some phone manufacturers have proven over the past years, but that has not stopped them from placing the best mobile cameras with triple-digit megapixel counts. Samsung and Xiaomi have also been rumored to be coming up with a 200MP ISOCELL sensor that might not be used in Samsung’s own Galaxy 22 next year.
Galaxy S22 200MP Upgrade
Given that Samsung is already in possession of a 108MP ISOCEL HM3 in the Galaxy S21. It is not exactly a big jump in expectations for it to try its hand at a 200MP upgrade. Of course, that is a lot easier said than done, given the fact that manufacturing and engineering hurdles such a Sensor would entail. Yet, Samsung and Xiaomi have done that dance right before with the ISOCELL Bright HMX, the first Sensor to extend beyond 100MP.
The two of them are reportedly working together again for that 200MP camera, but fans of Samsung might not want to attract your hopes at the moment. According to the Ice universe on Weibo, it is almost 100% certain that the Galaxy S22 next year would not make use of that component. Instead, it would hold on to the third-gen ISOCELL HM3, albeit a “polished” version.
Galaxy S22 Ultra Features Specs
This might seem disappointing for all those that are hoping to see the latest and best techs right in Samsung’s flagship line. On the other hand, it also might just mean that Samsung would be prioritizing the quality of its cameras over the sensational specs and headlines. Given how Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, Apple, and Vivo have outclassed on DxOmark, it looks like some polishing would be put in order.
As for the 200MP sensor, it might appear to happen much later in the year. It would, however, debut its first on a Xiaomi flagship phone, just like with the ISOCELL Bright HMX, allowing Samsung to enable its partners to test the waters before jumping.