Following the Galaxy S23 launch, Samsung fans started wondering about receiving new camera features on older devices such as the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21. Meanwhile, Samsung moderator now revealed that Expert RAW 50MP/108MP modes and 360 Audio recording won’t come to Galaxy S22.
According to the information, the Galaxy S22 series won’t receive two camera-related functions that Samsung launched with the Galaxy S23 series namely 360 audio recording and 50MP/108MP high-resolution shooting in Expert RAW.
High-res RAW and 360 audio not coming?
As spotted by TheGoAndroid, the company’s software department doesn’t plan to offer a 360 audio recording feature to the Galaxy S22 lineup. Due to AP limitations, Expert RAW high-resolution raw shooting modes (100MP) would not be possible.
“It’s difficult to provide general usability due to processing time and memory usage.”
It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy S23 Ultra is equipped with a 200MP image sensor, featuring 4-pixel binning. It allows the lens to be used in 50MP resolution, but it’s not the same case for the 108MP camera sensor, hence, there are fewer chances of 50MP RAW mode on S22 Ultra.
While replying to a user, the Camera un charge replied, “the reason is that Expert RAW provides 16-bit raw images through multi-frame processing, but in the case of 100 million pixels, it is difficult to provide general usability due to processing time and memory usage. And in the case of 50MP, it is a resolution that is not provided by 100MP because it is implemented using the function of processing 4 pixels from 200 million pixels. For 360 audio, there is no support plan for S22 model.”
Google confirms Galaxy S23 FE coming in two SoC variants
Google Play Console database confirmed that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE will be available in two SoC variants. The company is about to introduce a handful of new Fan Edition products including a smartphone, two tablets, and a pair of wireless earbuds.
In a recent development, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE surfaced on the Google Play Console database, which not only confirmed that two SoC variants are coming but an image of the phone also got shared. The device will have Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips, based on market/region.
In addition, the S23 Fan Edition will bring 8GB of RAM, well, at least one of its variants will. It’s easily possible this will be the only RAM variant, though. Android 13 is also confirmed, while One UI 5.1 will be included on top of it as well as eligibility of 4 OS plus 5 years of security updates.
Here’s when Samsung Galaxy Z Fold rival by OnePlus going official!
OnePlus will launch its first foldable smartphone – the OnePlus Open on October 19. A reliable source revealed the launch date, following OnePlus’ announcement about the “soon” arrival of its first foldable handset.
The upcoming OnePlus Open reportedly features a form factor of OPPO Find N2. After Google’s Pixel Fold, the OnePlus Open will compete with Samsung, which has dominated the international foldable market.
Notably, the Chinese phone maker kicked out China’s BOE in favor of Samsung Display. This decision led the vendor delay the unveiling of the foldable phone as major change in its OLED panel supply chain.
OnePlus today announced that #OnePlusOpen is launching “soon”
Now let me tell you what soon means: The very first foldable smartphone from @OnePlus is launching October 19th! 🗓️
I’m truly excited about this device!
— Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) September 20, 2023
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus gains sequential improvement
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 Plus featuring the unreleased Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor visited Geekbench. Following its first appearance on the benchmark platform in late July, the Galaxy S24 Plus scored slightly better points in the fresh test.
According to the input, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, powering the Galaxy S24 Plus, scored 2240 points and 6743 points in Geekbench 6’s single-core and multi-core tests. For reference, the device reached up to 2242/6730 and 2233/6661 as of July 2023.
The South Korean tech giant will also introduce the Exynos 2400-powered Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus. These variants will be available in certain markets including Europe, with the Galaxy S24 Ultra only equipped with the Snapdragon chipset.