The best camera feature of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is its 10x zoom periscope telephoto camera which allows you to take fantastic photos from a great distance – however it is not perfect and it seems the phone’s Galaxy S23 successor may not improve on it. it.
According to the Samsung fan site GalaxyClub (opens in new tab)based on information from their sources, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have the same periscope lens as before and will also be paired with a 10MP sensor like the S22 Ultra, although it’s unclear whether this will be the exact same sensor or not.
That’s a shame – while the 10x zoom is great, a 10MP sensor really doesn’t lend itself to high-res shots, particularly if you use digital zoom to get even closer.
We didn’t expect Samsung to use even longer-range telephoto lenses for its phones, but a high-res sensor could help a lot.
For example, simply increasing the resolution to 12MP would allow 4K video recording on this lens, which would be useful for professional videographers looking to shoot long-range video.
Analysis: what about the other cameras?
GalaxyClub also points out that the other zoom camera – on the S22 Ultra this one supported 3x optical zoom and had a 10MP sensor – will likely retain that resolution, thanks to the fact that the S23 will apparently have a 10MP zoom camera.
Other than that, GalaxyClub has no information about the extra cameras, but a previous leak points out that the main one has a whopping 200MP resolution.
There will likely be a fourth snapper with an ultra wide-angle lens, but leakers haven’t provided much information about this camera, likely due to the fact that this type of camera is a little less exciting than standard or zoomed ones.
So it looks like the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s main upgrade is in the main camera. The phone will need to bring camera improvements over the S22 Ultra, as that phone has had no camera hardware changes over the S21 Ultra – a high-res main camera is one, but we’d like to see more if this phone should get a shot. for our list of the best camera phones.