A variant of the Samsung Galaxy S22, slated for release early next year, was due to launch with Samsung’s 200MP camera sensor – in the works. Recently, reports denied the rumor and news is filling the boots. According to the new rumors, the Galaxy S22 could be equipped with a 50MP camera with an RGBW image sensor. This is not the first time that an RGBW sensor (short for red, green, blue and white) has made the news; this has been seen in the past for example in the Huawei P8 launched in 2015, but with the Galaxy S22, for the first time, it will make room in a 50MP sensor.
Samsung phones have arguably some of the best cameras when it comes to mobile photography. To this end, the next-generation flagship smartphone – Galaxy S22 – will use the best of an RGBW image sensor to its advantage.
Reports that Samsung is using said image sensor in the Galaxy S22’s 50MP camera has been made public by reliable leaker @Ice Universe indicating that 50MP RGBW will arrive in September. To this, tipster @heyitsyogesh responds by predicting that “50MP will select clients and will be seen on the S22 series”.
So this 50MP is going to some customers and will be seen on S22 series
– 𓆩 Yogesh 𓆪 (@heyitsyogesh) August 1, 2021
Typically, OEMs prefer to choose RGB image sensors that read red, green, and blue light to blend them together for properly colored pixels. Due to the square shape of the pixel, there is also a standard for using the RGGB – with two greens to complete the arrangement.
With the introduction of additional white to the combination of RGB to form RGBW, we can assume that the sensor produces a low noise image in low light conditions. The 50MP sensor with RGWB is expected to be introduced alongside the ISOCELL 200MP sensor – already rumored in the works – in September.
This 200MP sensor will not arrive on the Galaxy S22 but it could debut in the Xiaomi Mi 12. We don’t know how the scenario will play out in the next few days, but one thing is for sure, we will be hearing a lot about cameras supposedly onboard the Galaxy S22, so stick around.