If you were hoping for a camera revolution from the Samsung Galaxy S23 or Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus, you may be out of luck, as the latest leak suggests at least one of the sensors will be the same as the Samsung Galaxy S22’s – and there’s a reason to suspect that someone else might be too.
According to GalaxyClub (opens in new tab)the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus will both have a 10MP telephoto camera, as will the Galaxy S22 and Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus.
Now the site doesn’t know that this is an identical sensor, nor does it offer the same 3x optical zoom. But since it apparently has the same megapixel count, it’s probably the same on those fronts too.
We’d take this with a grain of salt as it’s extremely early for Samsung Galaxy S23 leaks and it’s not clear where the source got this information from, but it’s believable.
As the site points out, the 10MP telephoto camera used by the Samsung Galaxy S22 was only added this year – the previous two models used a different telephoto camera. Samsung isn’t one to cut out and upgrade every single component every year, so the company probably sees at least another year more life in this 10MP sensor.
Following the same logic, we could see the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus using the same 50MP primary sensor as the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus, as that too was new this year. While there are no rumors on that front yet, this is just speculation.
However, we can at least see upgrades to the ultra-wide camera, as the same 12MP has been used for several years now – and there have been upgrades to the selfie camera too.
Analysis: Bigger upgrades to be found in the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is already way ahead of the rest of the S22 line on the front camera, but the S23 Ultra could get even more upgrades.
Samsung has equipped the latest model with snappers that are identical to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, so an upgrade to at least some of them may be necessary for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, otherwise it may feel a bit old.
We have an idea of what one of those upgrades could be as well, as Samsung has unveiled a 200MP sensor, and at least one source thinks it could be used in the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
On paper it sounds like a decent upgrade from the 108MP main sensor currently in use, but we hope the rest of the cameras get some attention too. If they do, Samsung’s next Ultra will definitely rank highly among the best camera phones.
Via GSMArena (opens in new tab)