Samsung hasn’t done much to improve the optical zoom on its flagship Galaxy S models. This year’s Galaxy S21 and S21+ as well as 2020’s Galaxy S20 and S20+ only come with 1.1x optical zoom. Due to the high resolution of the sensor (64MP), these devices can also use digital zoom to compensate for the lack of optical zoom. reports that Samsung seems to have plans to approach the Galaxy S22 and S22+ models differently for early next year.
 Sources, according to, claim that the Galaxy S22 will use 10 megapixel black and white lenses that support 3X optical zoom instead of hybrid zoom.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to keep the dual 10-megapixel telephoto camera setup found on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. A periscope lens offering 10x optical zoom will be one of the lenses. In spite of this, even if Samsung omits the lens that supports 10X optical zoom from the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus models, at least one enhanced optical zoom lens is expected to be included.
A previous rumour about the Galaxy S22 / S22+ models with a 50MP primary camera was also confirmed. It’s obvious that the 12-megapixel wide-angle lens is an obvious choice. What is left to know is the improvements to the front camera.
Many features of the Galaxy S22 series remain unknown. The Galaxy S22+, however, is rumoured to feature a 4500 mAh battery. Galaxy S22 series might be powered by Exynos 2200 processor with AMD mRNDA graphics. Software-wise, when Galaxy S22 is launched early next year, it will have OneUI 4.x built on Android 12.