When Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 Ultra back in 2020, mostly everyone wrote off the phone’s 100x camera zoom capability as a gimmick. While you could get great photos up until 30x zoom, going past that usually gave you smudgy results with next to no clarity.
With the Galaxy S21 Ultra, things didn’t really change all that much, but with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung’s new AI magic seems to be doing a great job at finally making that crazy 100x magnification actually useful. A video shared on Twitter shows how the Galaxy S22 Ultra seems to use some excellent post-processing to sharpen up a photo taken at 100x zoom – see the embedded video below for yourselves!
Samsung talked a lot about how it is using AI to improve picture quality with the Galaxy S22 series, and the company apparently wasn’t just saying all of that for marketing purposes. Of course, just one example isn’t enough to confirm Samsung’s claims, but it has certainly gotten us more excited to test out the Galaxy S22 Ultra and see what its camera setup can do.
Thankfully, we can get down to testing right away, as we now have the Galaxy S22 Ultra in the office, so look out for more content, including the usual full review (we’ll also be reviewing the other Galaxy S22 models), on our YouTube channel and here on the website. And if you haven’t already, check out our Galaxy S22 series hands-on to see what Samsung’s new flagships are all about, and let us know down in the comments if you’re thinking of picking one up.
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