Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra leaker just tipped big upgrade to fight iPhone 14 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s essential digital camera just had new particulars leaked thanks to Twitter tipster Ice Universe (opens in new tab). And it is sounding like the subsequent Samsung flagship telephone may have an unlimited essential sensor to go up towards the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

Within the first tweet on this subject, IU provides additional weight to the rumor that the S23 Ultra will use a 200MP essential digital camera. He provides that he is “nearly 100% certain” that the sensor shall be “an unreleased HP2”, referring to the ISOCELL HP sequence of 200MP sensors that Samsung Semiconductor makes. Samsung has already produced HP1 and HP3 sensors on this line, however as IU says in response to one other person (opens in new tab), the HP2 would be the better of the bunch.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra, just like the (*14*)Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S20 Ultra earlier than it, makes use of a 108MP digital camera, already one of many highest decision sensors you’ll find on a smartphone. Going up to 200MP would enable for much more element in photographs, or enhanced brightness by utilizing pixel-binning to mix pixels’ gentle knowledge collectively, because the 108MP S22 Ultra’s digital camera does by default.

By comparability, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are tipped to embody a brand new 48MP essential sensor together with 8K video help. Clearly, that decision is properly under the 200MP Samsung could supply for the S23 Ultra, however megapixels aren’t all the pieces. 

And that is the place issues get attention-grabbing. IU’s second tweet about this digital camera hints that the S23 Ultra’s 200MP sensor will use 0.6μm (micrometer) pixels. an earlier tweet from IU, this places the HP2’s pixel measurement between that of the HP1 (0.64μm) and HP3 (0.54μm). These are solely very slight measurement variations, however sitting between the 2 extremes will hopefully enable the HP2 to steadiness whole sensor measurement with the quantity of sunshine it is in a position to seize.

We now have seen what digital camera sensors of this decision can do thanks to the Motorola X30 Pro/Edge 30 Pro, which makes use of the HP1 sensor for its 200MP essential digital camera. It’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how Samsung manages to construct on this with the up to date HP3 sensor, its personal highly effective digital camera processing and efficient pro-grade digital camera apps like Knowledgeable RAW.

We just hope that if Samsung is upgrading the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s essential digital camera, we do not see the teething issues that the Galaxy S20 Ultra skilled. Samsung’s clearly realized from that have with more moderen 108MP digital camera telephones, however new {hardware} may trigger different issues that will jeopardize the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s excessive place on our greatest digital camera telephones information.

The place Samsung actually wants to step up towards the iPhone 14 Pro is computational pictures and picture processing. In our Galaxy S22 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Max face-off, we discovered that Samsung’s digital camera didn’t carry out as properly. The iPhone delivered crisper and brighter photographs, particularly indoors, and portraits additionally seemed higher by means of Apple’s digital camera. 

We’re most likely going to have to wait till January for Samsung to launch the Galaxy S23 sequence, together with the Ultra mannequin. Check out our rumor hub linked above if you need to know what’s been rumored to date, together with, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset worldwide and improved selfie cameras for the bottom and Plus fashions.