Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+ to miss out on any significant zoom camera improvements
Last week, reports surfaced touting Samsung's plans to equip the Galaxy S23 and S23+ with new, improved 12 MP selfie cameras. While the phones look set for advancements in that aspect, it appears other cameras may not benefit.
According to GalaxyClub, the Galaxy S23 and S23+ are set to miss out on any improvements to their zoom camera hardware. Supposedly, the two models will maintain the 10 MP telephoto sensor on the S22 and S22+. That sensor, the S5K31, looks to be based on the 10 MP zoom camera on the S21 Ultra, and offers 3x optical zoom which performs a lot better than the 64 MP fake zoom camera on the Galaxy S20 and S21 non-Ultra models. Of course, while the sensor may remain the same, Samsung may well use better lenses on the S23 and S23+.
Considering the zoom camera improvements from the S21 to the S22, it makes sense that Samsung would maintain the same sensor on the Galaxy S23 and S23+, with the company generally looking to use sensors across two generations. The S20 and S21 both used the same 12 MP main camera and 64 MP "zoom" sensors, before the upgrade on the Galaxy S22 series. On the other hand, the IMX563 features as the ultra-wide camera on the S21 and S22, and so could be replaced on the S23. We'll keep you updated on that.