Despite the projected impending rise of foldable smartphones, the Galaxy S series is still the face of Samsung’s mobile division. The next iteration of the S series handset the Galaxy S22 Ultra is expected to offer a host of new and significant advancements in various areas of smartphone technology. That includes an under-display front-facing camera, a continuous optical zoom with a variable focal length similar to DSLR, combined with Olympus sensor-shift camera technology.
The Galaxy S22 lineup will again have a 5nm processor similar to the S21 lineup, but if you’re thinking that because of the same processor nodes we won’t see massive performance gains then you’re mistaken because ARM has officially announced their new architecture for mobile with some massive gains both in performance and efficiency.
ARM says the processors using the Cortex-X2 will get up to a 30% performance boost over 2021’s flagship phones (which use the X1) when other improvements like more cache are taken into account. Arm also says you can expect a 2x boost to machine learning performance over the X1. That’s a huge improvement considering we’re still in the same 5nm chip-making process.
Arm has also issued a successor to the Cortex-A78, and the company is going with an all-new name in the Cortex-A710 which offers 10% improvement in performance, But a far bigger improvement is to be had when it comes to machine learning and battery life, with a 2x performance gain and 30% efficiency gain.
Next, finally, after 4 years, ARM has launched the successor to the little cores, Cortex A55, and named it the Cortex-A510. These cores handle basic tasks and apps including your most-used apps that don’t require much power.
As an end-user, here’s where you’ll see a massive difference in the S22 Ultra. Because these little cores bring a 35% performance improvement, a 20% efficiency gain, and a 3x boost to machine learning compared to a Cortex-A55 on the same process which quite frankly is big if we’re talking about a year over year upgrade.
So overall, the Galaxy S22 Ultra would theoretically offer a 30% jump in single-core peak performance, a 30% increase in sustained efficiency, and a 35% uplift in little core performance.
Another reason we’re seeing this big jump in performance is because of ARM’s new V9 architecture over the V8 that was launched a decade ago in 2011. Both the Snapdragon and Exynos chips next year will see this gain as both of them use identical architecture. The difference will be seen in GPU, AMD is finally making its debut on Exynos, and judging from the early benchmark it’s going to give Snapdragon’s Adreno a run for its money.
With that said, here’s the first look at the Galaxy Buds 2 that could launch alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in late July. It seems the design is similar to the Galaxy Buds Pro rather than the original Galaxy Buds. Even the case has a rounded square design. As for the features, it will have an improved audio quality and “active noise reduction or cancellation.
Anyway, Ice Universe also mentions that the Z Flip 3 will weigh the same as the original Z Flip at 183grams. According to the info we have about the handset, the Z Flip 3 will be more of an updated version of its predecessors, rather than a completely revamped model. The inner display size is exactly the same, only the cover display is increasing in size ever so slightly. But the good thing is it’s going to be affordable and might start at $999.
Samsung would be bringing the word strongest zoom camera setup on Galaxy S22 Ultra. Thanks to a brand new continuous zoom setup. A continuous zoom setup will be similar to the zoom of a DSLR Camera, which allows you to seamlessly zoom without losing any quality. This is now gonna happen on an actual Smartphone.
This common reflexes limitation we’ve seen on the zoom setup of the S21 Ultra. On the S21 Ultra the zoom only kicks in up to a certain level. For Example up to 3x or up to 10x. In between those numbers Samsung is using hybrid software technology to get out of extra noise and get that detail. But always the result isn’t all that good, plus you have just two focal lenses. They had to implement two telephoto lenses.
So according to Ice Universe, if all goes well Samsung will fix this once and for all. It is expected that the continuous zoom will go from 3x all the way up to 10x seamlessly and it will be all optical meaning you are not gonna lose quality on any of the numbers in between.
This tech will be miles ahead of the competition and its going to absolutely blow your mind. And by the way just to remind you Sony actually did something like this already on their Xperia 1III. It goes to 2x range to 4x range without losing any quality. But Samsung is try to bring 3x all the way up to 10x cover that extreme range. We will see this insanely powerful zoom camera setup on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.