Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: Details of new telephoto camera revealed
It was recently revealed that Samsung has no plans to improve the charging speed or battery capacity of its next-gen flagship, the Galaxy S24 Ultra, with it set to retain the 5000 mAh battery and 45 W charging of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It appears, though, that Samsung will at least equip the S24 Ultra with what appears to be a significantly improved telephoto camera.
As revealed by Ice Universe, the Galaxy S24 Ultra look set to feature a new sensor beneath its 3x zoom lens. Reportedly, the sensor in question will be a 50 MP unit with a physical size of 1/2.52" and 0.7μm pixels. Interestingly, however, the S24 Ultra is tipped to retain the same 10 MP sensor seen on the S23 Ultra and S22 Ultra beneath its 10x zoom lens. Any long-range zoom improvements will be due to lens and software improvements.
Seeing as the Galaxy S24 Ultra will use the same 200 MP ISOCELL HP2 used on the S23 Ultra as its main camera, it does seem like generational improvements in camera performance overall is unlikely. The new 50 MP sensor admittedly looks impressive compared to the 10 MP unit on last year's phone, but it should be pointed out that it still wouldn't be class-leading, with the OPPO Find X6 Pro, for example, already featuring a 50 MP 3x zoom camera, albeit with a significantly larger 1/1.56" sensor size.
yep— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) August 14, 2023
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra adopts a new 3x 50MP sensor, 0.7μm, 1/2.52 ".With this sensor, Samsung can get a good 5x zoom image quality.— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) August 14, 2023