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Samsung Galaxy S25 Ultra: Leaker alleges major camera changes being tested for Galaxy S24 Ultra successor

A mock-up of the Galaxy S24 Ultra if it had three rear-facing cameras. (Image source: Notebookcheck - edited)
A mock-up of the Galaxy S24 Ultra if it had three rear-facing cameras. (Image source: Notebookcheck - edited)
Samsung is not expected to launch the Galaxy S25 Ultra until early next year. Regardless, information about a prototype unit has leaked online, which points to new camera hardware and the removal of one camera found in the current Galaxy S24 Ultra.

A relatively unknown leaker has shared detailed information about the cameras that could launch early next year inside the Galaxy S25 Ultra. To recap, Samsung made minor camera hardware changes between the Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S24 Ultra (curr. $1,099.99 on Amazon). While the latter adopted a new 5x telephoto camera, it retained its predecessor's 200 MP primary camera and quad camera set-up.

According to @ISAQUES81, Samsung is prototyping the Galaxy S25 Ultra with three rear-facing cameras. Please note that @ISAQUES81 has little to no credibility yet. As such, we would recommend employing extreme caution for now until more evidence surfaces. Supposedly, this early prototype features new primary and telephoto camera sensors.

Writing on Twitter, @ISAQUES81 reports that the former has the same 200 MP peak output and 1/1.3-inch optical format as the ISOCELL HP2 inside the Galaxy S24 Ultra. In other words, this matches with previous expectations. However, the Galaxy S25 Ultra' sensor is said to be more light-sensitive for improved image quality.

Moreover, the same account asserts that this new sensor will be challenged with generating 3x zoom photos. As a result, the Galaxy S25 Ultra is said to lack a dedicated 3x zoom camera. Instead, it is rumoured to have a single telephoto camera that has two optical focal lengths of 4-5x and 6-7x. Thus, the Galaxy S25 Ultra will not offer the rumoured full variable focal length of the Xperia 1 VI. For reference, Sony is expected to launch the Xperia 1 VI later this week, months before Samsung's probable January event for the Galaxy S25 series.

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-13 (Update: 2024-05-13)