Samsung has its back to the wall: The Galaxy S22 has to be a blockbuster to keep the competition from China at a distance. The smartphone manufacturer does not want to get involved in daring experiments with the camera.
It was a terrifying crash that Samsung had to experience this year: the Galaxy S21 sold significantly worse than its predecessor, until the beginning of August the industry leader was only able to sell 13.5 million units of the S21 series across all models. So the successor has to hit like a bomb. So it comes as no surprise that Samsung is foregoing experiments such as a sub-display camera in its next flagship smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S22 shouldn't have a sub-display camera
The well-informed insider Ice Universe claims on Twitter: "I can confirm that the Galaxy S22 uses a camera hole," says the tweet. Nothing should change in the design of the perforation compared to its predecessor.
With the Galaxy Z Fold 3, on the other hand, Samsung was more willing to experiment and installed a sub-display camera for the first time - not entirely without disadvantages, as the test of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 showed. With the recently introduced folding cell phone, however, owners have the option of using the front camera of the external display or using the main camera directly to snap selfies. These alternatives are missing from a normal smartphone like the Galaxy S22 , which is why it is understandable that Samsung is playing it safe here.
In the video we show the Galaxy Z Fold 3:
Exynos 2220 disappoints in the performance comparison
According to the latest information, Samsung will not undertake any experiments with the main camera either and will use a 108 MP sensor for the Ultra version - just like in the predecessor. Together with the disappointing performance data of the Exynos 2200, which can't even beat the chip in the iPhone 12 (not to mention the new iPhone 13), the Galaxy S22 is showing an increasingly gloomy picture. So Samsung still has to score with one or two flagship features that are not yet known.