A 200-megapixel primary camera is expected to be included in the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It’s most likely Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1 sensor, announced in September.
The primary camera on Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to be 200 megapixels. Although the Galaxy S23-series is still more than a year away from release, the latest speculations reveal some fascinating details regarding Samsung’s flagship smartphones for 2023. At all price ranges, smartphone photography has become a crucial differentiator. Still, at the top, where Apple’s iPhone and Google Pixel devices compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S-series, the battle is particularly severe.
The current-generation Galaxy S21 Ultra features a 108-megapixel image sensor, making it Samsung’s greatest mobile photography offering. However, according to some assessments, it still falls short of the iPhone 13 Pro Max in terms of photography. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is said to have a 108-megapixel camera, although one with an “enhanced” sensor with 1/1.33-inch sensor size, an f/1.8 aperture, and 0.8m pixels.
According to well-known source Ice Universe, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s primary camera will have a 200-megapixel sensor. The tweet doesn’t give any further details about the 2023 flagship, but it does say that the sensor will be used “for numerous years” by enhancing it for future devices. The sensor is most likely Samsung’s in-house 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP1 sensor, announced earlier this year. The sensor has 0.64-micron pixels, but it can shoot 12.5-megapixel images with 2.56-micron pixels because of pixel binning technology. It can also play 8K videos at 30 frames per second.
Samsung has optimized the 108MP sensor for three years, and the result is better year by year, which is better than replacing the sensor frequently. It is said that the S23 Ultra will adopt 200MP sensor from next year, and then it will be optimized for several years.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 25, 2021
The Galaxy S23 Ultra isn’t the first smartphone to feature a 200MP camera.
There’s no way to confirm the Galaxy S23 rumour, but even if it proves to be true, Samsung’s 2023 flagship may not be the first smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera. Because, according to recent speculations, Motorola will be the first company to release a smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera, ahead of Samsung, Xiaomi, Google, Apple, and everyone else. Xiaomi is also rumoured to be working on a smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera, although no further details on either product are available.
Samsung introduced the industry’s first 200-megapixel smartphone camera sensor in September. The ISOCELL HP1 sensor, according to the firm, can take 8K video at 30fps with “little field of vision degradation.” It is also supposed to boost low-light photography dramatically. Samsung also announced the 50-megapixel ISOCELL GN5 sensor, which has 1-micron pixels and ultra-fast AF capabilities and the 200-megapixel sensor.
Source: Ice Universe/Twitter