We’re excited to see what Samsung has in store for us with its Galaxy S23 flagship next year, and the rumour is that the rear camera might be getting a huge upgrade: up to 200MP for the main sensor on the Ultra model.
ET News (via Android Police) reports that Samsung’s MX subsidiary has shared this information with business partners.
200MP sensors are genuine — the Samsung ISOCELL HP1 is in the Moto X30 Pro – but the question is if Samsung will incorporate one or more in 2023.
A pre-immersive Rumour
This rumour began circulating last year. Reliable sources say this will happen, but nothing is certain until it’s official.
If the 200MP sensor appears in the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, it will be in the Ultra variant. That matches the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, which boasts a 108MP primary sensor.
Everything will be disclosed next year, and it looks like the Galaxy S23 will be released in February — that’s when the Galaxy S22 was released.
Samsung looks to be preparing to pack its Galaxy S23 Ultra flagship smartphone with mouthwatering features to stave off iOS buyers. ET News has confirmed the 200 MP lens rumoured for the S23 Ultra’s camera:
Samsung’s MX division announced to camera partners that the Galaxy S23 will include a 200-megapixel camera.
The 200-megapixel camera is meant for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, but its use here will distribute the sensor among Android OEMs. It takes more than a 200 MP camera to make a flagship smartphone the new standard, therefore Samsung has also included Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor.
The 3D Sonic Max fingerprint reader covers a bigger area than previous sensors and can read two fingers at once, delivering more security. Alvin (@sondesix) noted that it’s already in use in phones like the Vivo X80 Pro and iQOO 9 Pro and incorporates anti-spoofing technology.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra should debut in the first quarter of 2023, according to another leaker. Anthony (@TheGalox_) says the top-end Galaxy handset will have a “new battery method” and “faster storage.” This could suggest the S23 Ultra has UFS 4.0 storage, which is faster and more power efficient than UFS 3.1. Denser batteries provide higher capacity without larger cells.