According to the latest info, Samsung Galaxy S22 is unlikely to have a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor, which is used to accurately determine the distance to objects and helps to effectively blur the background in images.
The Galaxy S10 5G, Note10 +, and S20 used this technology, but it has been dropped from the Note20 and Galaxy S21 and doesn’t look like it will make a comeback in the Galaxy S22.
An insider familiar with the matter said that consumer response to cameras without a ToF module had been good, and so the company decided not to equip the Galaxy S22 with it. Samsung thinks its phones don’t need a ToF module yet.
Analysts believe that this sensor may return in the future when new augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) applications arrive. Samsung has pioneered ToF technology in its phones to keep up with Apple and Huawei.
Last year, South Korean company Samsung unveiled a new 3D sensor for a Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera dubbed the Samsung ISOCELL Vizion 33D. It allows you to get accurate distance data and track fast-moving subjects for fast autofocus and background blur in movies. At the moment, the company allegedly plans to sell it to Chinese smartphone makers.