A Live Image Leak of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Suggests a Redesigned Camera Module and a Glossy Finish

In February of next year, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S22 series of smartphones. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is expected to be used in the series. Now, an alleged live image of the Galaxy S22's base model has surfaced. The handset in the image has a design that is very similar to the Galaxy S21's base model. The difference is visible in the glossy finish, which contrasts with the Galaxy S21's matte glass back panel.

Ice Universe, a well-known tipster, shared the image on Weibo. Aside from the changes from the Galaxy S21, the Samsung Galaxy S22 appears to have a redesigned camera module. Unlike the S21, where the camera lenses were hidden beneath the surface, Samsung appears to have mounted the camera lenses on a protruding oblong. According to previous leaks, the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ will both have a 50-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens. A 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom are expected to be paired with the primary sensor. Both smartphones are said to have a 10-megapixel camera sensor.

The Galaxy S22 was previously reported to have a starting price of $799. It's also expected to come with a 6.06-inch display with full-HD+ resolution. Furthermore, this handset is thought to have been discovered on the FCC's (Federal Communications Commission) website in the United States. According to the rumored FCC listing, the Galaxy S22 will support 5G and Wi-Fi 6, as well as Bluetooth and NFC.

The FCC website also appears to have listed the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. According to the report, it will support multi-band LTE, 5G NR, and Wi-Fi 6. Wireless charging is also expected to be supported by the Galaxy S22 Ultra.