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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra specs: Camera app code reveals possible new feature that could enhance image details
Samsung is not expected to ditch the 108MP main camera for the Galaxy S22 for a new component with higher pixels. However, the South Korean tech giant could be planning to improve the device’s photography features through some software improvements.
While some tech fans are clamoring for Samsung’s next high-end smartphone to move forward to having a 200MP primary sensor, reports have it that this change is unlikely to be implemented in the Galaxy S22 series. That means the 108MP camera, with a few upgrades, should still be the main shutter on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
However, IT Material suggested that upgrades to the 108MP sensor might go beyond some hardware tweaks. The publication reported finding strings in the Samsung Camera app code making references to a new feature called “Detail Enhancer.”
The name of the reported Samsung Camera feature is self-explanatory, and the same report speculates that it could allow the Galaxy S22 Ultra camera to operate like a microlens. Oppo made this type of sensor more popular among smartphone users with the release of the Find X3 Pro earlier this year.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Camera app strings suggest there could be a button for the Detail Enhancer feature. One string also includes the message: “Turn on Detail enhancer to capture even more detail.”
The same report, however, noted that the Detail Enhancer feature would leverage the 108MP primary sensor. That means the Galaxy S22 Ultra is likely the only model in the series to have this function. But given that this is a software-based camera improvement, it would not be surprising if Samsung brought the feature to older Galaxy phones with 108MP sensors at a later time. Existing Samsung phones with 108MP cameras include the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Previous leaks claimed that the Galaxy S22 Ultra cameras also include a 12MP ultra-wide camera, 10MP telephoto lens, and a 10MP periscope sensor. The standard Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ are expected to retain a rear triple camera array with a 50MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide angle shutter, and 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.
Samsung fans still have to wait for the company to confirm the reported camera hardware and features. The Galaxy S22 series is anticipated to launch in February 2022.
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