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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra camera hardware details and boosted Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 confirmed in hands-on leak

The Galaxy S23 Ultra swaps out three of the S22 Ultra's five camera sensors. (Source: Notebookcheck)
The Galaxy S23 Ultra swaps out three of the S22 Ultra's five camera sensors. (Source: Notebookcheck)
A new leak has now revealed most relevant hardware details of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Screenshots from the Device Info HW app on a rogue unit of the S23 Ultra confirm the presence of the 200 MP ISOCELL HP2, new ultra-wide-angle and selfie camera sensors, and most importantly, a special variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra has been outed in full an entire week before its official debut. Camera samples showcasing the phone's low-light and zoom performance, as well as its impressive new selfie camera were revealed recently, and hardware details of the Galaxy S23 Ultra have now also leaked.

The leaked images are all screenshots from the Device Info HW app that lists most hardware specifications. For one, the app confirms that the Galaxy S23 Ultra is equipped with the 200 MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor, listed as the "S5KHP2". The ultra-wide-angle sensor is listed as the IMX564, likely an incremental upgrade on the IMX563 on the S22 Ultra. Both telephoto cameras retain the IMX754 from last year's phone and are paired with 3x and 10x lenses again. Gone is the 40 MP selfie camera on the S22 Ultra; in its place is a 12 MP " S5K3LU". 

The leak also confirms a few other hardware details of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. For one, it corroborates prior reports of a different Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for the S23 Ultra. The Samsung flagship will use a variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that has its Cortex X3 core clocked at 3.36 GHz, notably higher than the 3.2 GHz of the standard Qualcomm SoC. Contrary to rumors claiming this boosted version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 to have been built by Samsung, however, there's nothing indicating it isn't manufactured by TSMC like the standard model. 

Other hardware details include a new charging IC, from PCA9468 to PCA9481. Sensors like the accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, and NFC chips all look to be the same as the S22 Ultra's, though. 

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Ricci Rox, 2023-01-24 (Update: 2023-01-24)