Anyone considering purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S22 should wait a little longer. That’s because, according to a recent source, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, is slated to be released early next year. It will have a massive new 200-megapixel camera sensor.
According to ETNews, the sensor is being manufactured by Samsung and is being lined up for the S23 Ultra, based on supply chain sources.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Camera sensor
“Samsung Electronics is likely to include a 200-megapixel camera as the primary camera in the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which will be released next year. It is not, however, the final decision “According to the report.
The current Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has one of the greatest smartphone cameras on the market, certainly comparable to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and boosting the megapixel count from 108 to 200 won’t hurt. But it will have me reaching for my pocketbook.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the 200MP camera sensor upgrade; a similar report from a different source circulated last week.
According to 9to5Google, the addition of such a sensor would be the first major update to Samsung’s photo sensor hardware in three years. This is what intrigues me: it would be a significant change and, at least on paper, an enhancement.
Rumors of a 200MP sensor have been circulating since the Samsung Galaxy S22 was just an apple in Samsung’s eye, and this latest pair of claims seems to give weight to the idea that it is finally coming.
Including such a large sensor would almost probably make the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra the greatest smartphone camera available, at least on the surface. It would also highlight the gap with Apple, as the current iPhone 13 Pro Max flagship uses only a 12MP sensor. Even the iPhone 14 Pro is only expected to come with a 48MP sensor. Thus the S23 Ultra would easily outperform it if it did come with 200MP.