Ice Universe, a leaker with a strong track record, especially when it comes to Samsung phones, has been posting about the quality of upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra camera of the last days.
In short, Ice Universe has previously stated that the S23 Ultra will feature a 200MP camera with 0.6 µm pixels on a 1/1.3-inch sensor and an f/1.7 aperture on the front. Now it looks like the leaker has seen the power of this new sensor first-hand.
“The 200MP on the Samsung S23 Ultra is too strong,” he says. wrote (opens in a new tab)and added that it’s “stronger than all the 200MPs I’ve ever seen before.”
And while the telephoto camera specs remain the same as the S22 Ultra, Ice Universe says there are improvements here too.
“Although the 3x and 10x camera specifications are exactly the same as the S22 Ultra, the S23 Ultra still has an improvement in telephoto, and the improvement in color and some AI algorithms is obvious,” he said. wrote (opens in a new tab). Hopefully, that means S22 Ultra owners will see a telephoto improvement via a software update at some point.
But the biggest improvement comes in night mode, the filter claim (it is (opens in a new tab). This is apparently due to improvements to the CIS (contact image sensors) that have resulted in “the biggest improvement to Samsung’s flagship mobile phone in five years.” High praise indeed.
“Specifically, in a near-lightless environment, the S23 Ultra’s 5-second shot is much better than the S22 Ultra’s 6-second shot, not only brighter, but also significantly improved image quality,” he said. added later (opens in a new tab).
Twitter isn’t the only place Ice Universe has been talking about the potential of the S23 Ultra’s camera. In Weibo (opens in a new tab)emphasized the possible improvements of a 200MP camera with this comparison shot.
While this has been reported as a direct consequence Comparison S23 Ultra vs S22 Ultra in some sectors, there is actually no indication that this is the case.
The machine translated caption simply reads: “The resolution of a 200 million pixel cropped portion enlarged 16 times exceeds 100 million pixels. (AI detail enhancement is not activated) 1. The most powerful of 200 MP 2. The most powerful of 108 MP”. In other words, it’s a 200MP camera, but not necessarily the S23 Ultra as others have claimed.
But while it might just be a comparison between the S22 Ultra and the Xiaomi 12T ProLet’s just say, it’s still a good one. Remember that Ice said the S23 Ultra’s lens is “stronger than every 200MP I’ve ever seen before”, after all.
We could be putting the Samsung S23 Ultra’s camera to the test in a full review sooner than you think. One report suggested that Samsung’s next flagship phones will arrive in January both to make a jump on the 2023 competition and provide a solid rival for Google Pixel 7 Pro and the iPhone 14Pro. If Ice Universe is correct, it should be a fascinating battle.