The Galaxy S22 can be equipped with a 50 MP RGBW image sensor

A variant of the Samsung Galaxy S22, due early next year, was due to launch with Samsung’s own 200MP camera sensor – in the works. Recently, reports have denied the rumor and a news fills the boots. According to new rumors, the Galaxy S22 might feature a 50MP camera with an RGBW image sensor. This isn’t the first time an RGBW (short for red, green, blue and white) sensor has made the news; we have seen it 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 had some of the best cameras when it comes to mobile photography. To this effect, 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 leakster @Ice Universe stating that 50MP RGBW will arrive in September. To this, tipster @heyitsyogesh responds by predicting that “50MP will select clients and be seen on S22 series”.

Typically, OEMs prefer to choose RGB image sensors that read red, green, and blue light to mix them together to get properly colored pixels. Due to the square shape of the pixel, there is also a standard use of RGB – 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 RGBW is set to be introduced alongside the ISOCELL 200MP sensor – already in the works – in September.

This 200MP sensor isn’t coming to the Galaxy S22 but it could debut in the Xiaomi Mi 12. We don’t know how the storyline will play out in the next few days, but one thing’s for sure, we’re going to hear a lot about the cameras supposedly aboard the Galaxy S22, so stick around.

Michael C. Garrison