Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra secret weapon against iPhone 14 Pro now looks confirmed

We‘ve had heard many rumors about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra getting a 200MP digicam sensor. Now a brand new report by Korean outlet ETNews (opens in new tab) seemingly confirms the improve. 

In line with the report, “Samsung Electronics’ Cell Expertise (MX) division shared confirmed data with main digicam companions that it’ll set up a 200-megapixel digicam on the Galaxy S23”. It goes on to say that the flagship Galaxy S23 Ultra would be the solely mannequin within the collection to function the 200MP digicam.

Ever since Samsung launched the 200MP HP1 sensor, the S23 Ultra had been tipped to get a 200MP digicam. A leak even recommended that the precise digicam sensor that the cellphone will use has not been launched by Samsung but. A tweet by dependable tipster Ice Universe (opens in new tab) stated that the 200MP lens is not going to be the beforehand launched HP1 or HP3 sensor, however could possibly be the unreleased HP2 one.

This time it isn’t a tweet or a rumor, however an precise publication that’s making the declare — which implies it’s extra probably that Samsung will carry a 200MP digicam on its flagship subsequent 12 months.

Within the pixel race, Samsung launched a 108MP digicam to its Ultra fashions beginning with the Galaxy S20 Ultra in 2020 and have been the very best decision cameras you could possibly discover on a smartphone. Lastly after three consecutive years of the identical 108MP on its Ultra fashions, Samsung is reportedly stepping as much as give us a 200MP sensor. 

In a bid to get the upper variety of pixels on telephones rapidly, smartphone producers are opting to go together with expertise that’s available. The Samsung HP1 200MP sensor simply made its debut in Motorola’s X30 Pro that beat Samsung to turn into the primary smartphone to get a 200MP digicam.

The digicam can take 200MP photos but when storage is a matter, it may well use pixel binning (a method that merges pixels to take a big picture and resolve it right into a smaller one whereas preserving particulars) to take photos at 50MP or 12.5MP. It’s potential that the Samsung S23 Ultra will observe go well with with the same functionality and the corporate’s earlier S22 Ultra mannequin had a 108MP digicam that might additionally produce 12MP pixel binned photos.

After the stellar efficiency from its cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22 Ultra all eyes are on Samsung’s subsequent flagships that might launch subsequent 12 months. The S23 Ultra already appears to have a vibrant future carved out for itself with a 200MP lens and it looks just like the flagship is gearing as much as tackle Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. 

Apple’s iPhone 14 collection is about to launch subsequent month and the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are tipped to incorporate a brand new 48MP fundamental sensor together with 8K video assist. This can be a far cry from 200MP however megapixels is probably not every little thing to show which is the higher shooter. Apple has at all times impressed with its computational images and picture processing due to its Bionic chips. With the brand new A16 Bionic chip that could possibly be seen on the iPhone 14 Pro, Samsung must step up its processing capabilities.

The S23 Ultra is rumored to get a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset globally. In our Galaxy S22 Ultra vs iPhone 13 Pro Max face-off, we discovered that Samsung’s digicam didn’t carry out as nicely and Apple had the crisper and brighter photos.

We must wait and see if the Galaxy S23 Ultra makes it to our finest digicam telephones record with its 200MP digicam. Samsung may launch its S23 collection in January subsequent 12 months. Till then, keep tuned to our Galaxy S23 hub for all the newest rumors and leaks on the upcoming telephones.