Whilst Samsung is all set to launch its latest Foldable devices and a smartwatch or two as part of its annual Unpacked event, there seems to be a bit of buzz in relation to the Samsung Galaxy S22, which might launch in a couple of months.
The latest leak in relation to the Samsung Galaxy S22 which could launch in January of 2022 hints at an impressive camera array at the helm of the flagship.
Previous rumours have hinted towards the use of a 50MP sensor for all devices that are part of the Galaxy S22, but, now tipster Yogesh, whilst responding to Ice Universe on Twitter has suggested that this sensor could in fact be an RGBW or Red-Green-Blue-White unit.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Could Opt for RGBW Sensor
As of now, it is a bit too early to talk about the specifications of the Galaxy S22 series, but, the presence of an RGBW sensor could be an interesting addition to the camera setup.
Basically, for those of you wondering, this unit adds white pixels in order to help the sensor acquire more light information, not in one spot, rather across the whole spectrum, leading to an improvement in the sensor's overall performance in dim or darker conditions, wherein graining is quite common.
Going down memory lane, the first device to make use of the same was the Huawei P8, which had a sensor capable of taking some breathtaking shots, albeit with a touch of overexposure in bright conditions.
Given how that device launched a couple of years ago, the issues that accompanied it should have been fixed owing to advancements within modern software and optic sensors.
This marks a sort of return for the RGBW sensor since Samsung is not the only one who would be working on the same, as, in 2020, Vivo had announced its plans to launch a handset with an RGBW sensor in 2021, which could very well be the successor to the camera-focused Vio X60.
Do note that whilst Yogesh has been reliable when it comes to such leaks, this information should still be taken with a pinch of salt due to the current scenario and the giant gap that remains for the device to launch.
All of this seems to be shaping up to be Samsung's plans to take on the best of the best, as the company has previously been reported to have been working on a massive 200MP sensor to one-up its 108MP sensor.