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New Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra camera samples show off impressive nightography and improved zoom performance

The Galaxy S23 Ultra's cameras already impress. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S23 Ultra's cameras already impress. (Source: Samsung)
Following the hands-on leaks of the Galaxy S23 Ultra yesterday, camera samples from the February 1-bound flagship have now also leaked, showcasing the phone's apparently improved low-light and zoom camera performance.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra made its first live appearance yesterday. Ahead of its February 1 debut, the phone was unboxed and shown in the flesh, and new leaks have now also provided early camera samples straight from the flagship phone.

While it's difficult to gauge the quality of the shots without a side-by-side comparison with other flagship phones or even last year's Galaxy S22 Ultra, the leaked samples from the Galaxy S23 Ultra still manage to impress. The shots below, for example, show how well the Galaxy S23 Ultra performs in almost pitch-black conditions. It's unclear if the brighter shot was taken with just Night Mode or Astrophoto Mode. Night Mode would be more impressive, for example. 

This set of pictures, however, appears to showcase Night Mode in particular. While the Galaxy S23 Ultra eschews a type 1-inch sensor like the IMX989 in favor of the smaller 1/1.3-inch 200 MP HP2, it seems the Samsung flagship still delivers class-leading low-light performance. 

In addition to low-light samples, zoom shots taken on the S23 Ultra have also leaked. The four images below were reportedly captured at the 1x, 3x, 10x, and 30x zoom ranges. The 1x, 3x, and 10x shots all look excellent—no surprise, as they all use dedicated lenses without any digital zoom. The 30x shot, however, still manages to look pretty good, with leaker Ice Universe touting quality on par with a 20x zoom shot from the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

In any case, Samsung flagships tend to see significant improvements in camera performance over time with software updates. It appears the Galaxy S23 Ultra's cameras already perform well even while on pre-launch software. That bodes well.

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Ricci Rox, 2023-01-23 (Update: 2023-01-23)