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New Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24+ do not feature camera sensor upgrades

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The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24+ may well end up being excellent camera smartphones, but they may have to do that with a camera hardware disadvantage, with new information showing a complete lack of upgrades on that end, compared to last year's S23 and S23+.

Samsung's latest flagship phones made their debut last week globally. While one would expect them to be the pinnacle of Samsung's mobile engineering, it appears the Galaxy S24 series does not offer much in the way of hardware improvements, at least on the camera side.

As previously reported, the line-leading Galaxy S24 Ultra only brings one change to the table camera-wise, by replacing its 10x zoom lens with a larger, higher-res 5x zoom setup. Some would consider that a downgrade but it seems worse on the Galaxy S24 and S24+, as those two fail to feature any changes on the sensor level. 

All the sensors from last year's S23 and S23+ make a re-appearance on their successors. The 1/1.56-inch 50 MP ISOCELL GN3 continues as the main camera, the 1/3.94-inch 10 MP S53K1 as the zoom camera, the 1/2.55-inch IMX564 as the ultra-wide camera, and the 12 MP 35K3LU as the selfie camera. 

It's a bit surprising, as Samsung tends to upgrade one or two sensors each year, going back to the Galaxy S10 series. The Galaxy S24 and S24+ represent a deviation from that trend. That said, though, there's more to camera performance than CMOS sensors, and it's likely Samsung may have made some changes to the Galaxy S24 and S24+'s optics, as well as software-level improvements. 

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Ricci Rox, 2024-01-22 (Update: 2024-01-22)