The Samsung Galaxy S22 will aim to keep Samsung’s place at the top of our list of best Android phones, with the Galaxy S22 Ultra in particular looking like the phone to be based on current rumors. Another new leak on the S22 UYltra gives us yet another reason to anticipate this particular model.
According to Zaryab Khan, Samsung’s leaker, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will get a major upgrade from the S Pen, which could beat the Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro 2021. As spotted by XDA-Developers, Khan has released a new video that gives a potential glimpse of what Samsung has in store when the S22 line launches earlier this year.
Khan claims that the S22 Ultra’s S Pen will have an unprecedented latency of just 2.8ms. For context, the excellent Apple Pencil has a reported latency of 9ms. Compared to the 9ms latency also found on the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, this is a major generational improvement for the S22 Ultra.
Beyond the latency, Khan also reports that 12-bit HDR photography is coming to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. This will achieve vibrant colors when the images are displayed on a suitable HDR 12 screen.
To push out the colors that HDR 12 needs, it often needs a well-lit display. Considering that the S22 Ultra is also expected to have an incredibly bright 1,750-nit display, it makes sense that Samsung could combine these two features. Khan also predicts that the S22 Plus will get a super bright display as well, which was reported by SamMobile in December.
According to Khan, these AMOLED displays will supposedly offer 100% of the CDI-P3 color gamut.
Since the S22 Ultra will likely stick with the 108MP camera found on last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, combining it with HDR 12 photography could mean massive imaging improvements. In comparison, the iPhone 13 Pro, which offers 10-bit photo capture, could give Samsung a major edge in the smartphone camera war. Heck, Samsung could finally overtake Apple on our list of the best camera phones.
Either way, there are a lot of rumors to unwrap. But if these rumors prove to be correct, then we’re looking at a solid kit from Samsung. Right now, the Galaxy S22 lineup is expected to be unveiled in February.