The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has fantastic cameras. In fact, they’re good enough that this handset ranks second on our list of the best camera phones, but it looks like their cameras are about to get even better.
That’s because a new software update is rolling out for the phone and it’s packed with camera improvements. Strangely, the change log (opens in new tab) doesn’t mention this, but in a post on the South Korean version of Samsung’s community forums (opens in new tab)a spokesperson for the camera team detailed the changes.
These include sharpness and contrast improvements, memory usage optimizations when recording videos, improved portrait mode performance, and unnamed camera performance optimizations.
It also includes a niche update in the form of improvements to the automatic white balance algorithm, which allows it to provide more realistic white tones when taking pictures of puppies.
Finally, there is what is described as a correction to the “single-stop phenomenon during single-take shooting”. We’re not sure what this means, but it looks like a fix for a bug that would break Single Take mode.
So far, the new update appears to be rolling out only in South Korea, but we expect it to hit other regions soon, so keep an eye out for it.
Review: Great cameras with room for improvement
While we are generally very impressed with the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, they can always be better, as the existence of this update shows.
In our review, we’ve noticed that photos are sometimes a little saturated and that Portrait Video mode is not compatible with Apple’s Cinematic mode – which is one of the reasons the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max take the number a. spot above that on our list of best camera phones.
It’s unclear whether this Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra update will specifically address these issues, but either way it should make one of the best camera phones on the planet even better.
Through GSMArena (opens in new tab)