Elements on Samsung''s upcoming Galaxy S23 lineup have begun rolling in in the wake of the September Apple event. While many rumors about the Galaxy S23 Ultra having a 200MP camera, one leak has given us even more details on the phone manufacturer''s potential camera intentions.
In a tweet (opens in a new tab), Ice Universe declares that the S23 Ultra will have a 200MP camera.
Do not believe any imaginary news, everything is subject to me.100% confirmed, S23 Ultra main camera: 200MP0.6m1/1.3"F1.7 >It''s only slightly bigger than the iPhone 14 Pro and smaller than other Android flagship phone sensors in 2023. pic.twitter.com/UeHH5C6aJoSeptember 10, 2022
You might think that a camera with those megapixels would have a very large sensor, but Ice Universe claims that it is impossible to use a much larger main sensor and that they then go on to detail the sensor size and aperture of the lens it might be 0.0.6mm pixels, along with a larger aperture of f/1.7 for shooting more light.
To put the situation in mind, the 108MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy S22 has a 1/1.33-inch sensor with 0.8m pixels and an aperture. If true, this is an increase in the sensor size on the S23 Ultra, which would be only slightly bigger than the 48MP camera that was used for the iPhone 14 Pro.
In order to keep sensor sizes small, companies have been using a unique pixel binning technique to produce large image but combine it into a smaller one while preserving information.
Samsung does not have plans to do that on its next flagship, but we will need to see if the S23 Ultra is on our list of most camera phones.
Ever since Samsung''s 200MP HP1 sensor, it has been one of the most prominent rumors for the S23 Ultra. More recently, rumors suggest that the 200MP lens is pretty probable, but that it might be based on Samsung''s HP2 sensor.
Samsungs S23 series design
Another Galaxy S23 leak has suggested that the Galaxy S23 Ultra flagships will be similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. We had heard that the Galaxy S23 Ultra might be substantially identical to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but experts discovered that the tipster Ice Universe (opens in a new tab) has revealed the possible dimensions of the S23 phones. Apart from the very minimal height and width variations, they appear almost identical to the S22 phones.
Even the apparent screen sizes and resolution of the S23 handsets will be quite similar to their predecessors. This year, Samsung appears to have taken a page out of its Apples book, in which it appears the iPhone 14 was similar to the iPhone 13 in its design and resolution.
According to the leak, the Galaxy S23 will have a 6.1-inch 1080x2340 display, the Galaxy S23 Plus will have a 6.6-inch 1080x2340 display, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 6.8-inch 1440x3088 screen. For comparison, the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra are currently offering the same features.
Other concerns have raised about full HD+ resolutions for the S23 series, and the Galaxy S23 has been tipped to ditch Samsung''s Exynos chips in favor of Qualcomm''s upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. We should know more about the phones as soon as the launch will begin in January 2023.