Galaxy S22 Ultra: the same 108-megapixel sensor, but with a new feature?

While the iPhone 13 is doing a carton, Samsung is preparing the launch of its new high-end devices, those of the Galaxy S series 21. These will arrive early 2022 and while awaiting officialization, many rumors are already circulating on the web.

This week, for example, the Android Authority site is relaying a Korean source (Material IT Korea) who published an article about a new feature that could land on the Galaxy S 22 Ultra, for the camera: this novelty would be called “detail enhancer” or detail enhancer.

Since 2020, Samsung equips its “Ultra” smartphones with a 64 megapixel sensor. What is the interest of this sensor? When the light is good, this sensor allows you to have very detailed images. On the other hand, when the light is bad, the device uses a technique called pixel bining. This combines the adjacent pixels, generating images of megapixels instead of 108 megapixels, in order to capture more light.

Even more detailed images with the sensor megapixels?

According to Android Authority, Korean media have discovered code suggesting that the feature called “detail enhancer” is in development course for the Galaxy S 21 Ultra. It would also be explained that this mode will capture even more details. And this feature would only be available with the 64 megapixel sensor.

Unfortunately, there is no has no more details. But it is possible that this function is intended for macro photos of Galaxy S 22 Ultra.

Always 108 megapixels?

In any case, for the moment, Samsung is would content with 108 megapixels for its smartphones. However, the Korean giant already has a sensor with an even higher number of pixels.

This year, the Korean giant has formalized the ISOCELL PH1 sensor, which is a 200 megapixels. “Based on Samsung’s most advanced 56 pixels 0, the ISOCELL HP1 brings such ultra-high resolution in a small package that fits comfortably into today’s portable devices ”, the company said in a statement.

This 108 megapixel sensor also uses pixel bining technique to improve the brightness of photos. This one can take images of , 5 megapixels by generating pixels of 2. 56 μm which were created by merging 13 adjacent pixels (smaller in size ).

But obviously, Samsung is not in a hurry to use the ISOCELL HP1 on his mobiles.

And if the Galaxy S 21 Ultra became the Galaxy S 22 Note?

Currently, rumors also suggest that Samsung could position the Galaxy S 22 Ultra as the successor to its latest Galaxy Note. As a reminder, the Galaxy S 16 Ultra already supported the S Pen. And according to some sources, the Galaxy S 21 Ultra could, in addition to this support, have a location where the user can store the stylus.

By the way, the name of the device could even reflect this. Instead of calling this one Galaxy S 21 Ultra, Samsung could call it Galaxy S 22 Note. Thus, Samsung might not release new Galaxy Note in the second half of the year 2022, without frustrating fans of this range.

Why would Samsung want to say goodbye to the Galaxy Note (as a full range)? In order to prioritize its folding smartphones, whose sales are finally taking off. While sales of Galaxy Note have reportedly declined in recent years, those of Samsung’s folding smartphones are growing.