It seems that we have entered an era in which smartphone cameras have surpassed yesterday’s ludicrous numbers. It wasn’t too long ago when 64MP was seen as excessive, but now we have smartphones with 200MP cameras. As one of the first to actually announce a 200MP imaging sensor, Samsung won’t remain standing behind Xiaomi and Motorola in releasing its own phone sporting such a high-resolution camera.
According to ETNews, the company has already made those intentions known to its camera partners. What isn’t known at this point is which 200MP sensor will be used in the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung has two 200MP sensors, including the ISOCELL HP1 found on the Motorola X30 Pro. The ISOCELL HP3, on the other hand, is a mid-range option that will not meet flagship standards. There have been rumors about a new 200MP camera sensor to be announced later this year, one that would compete with Sony’s 1-inch 200MP IMX989 used in the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, so we’ll have to see how that plays out.
As for the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s other leaked specs, those include the same 6.8-inch 3088×1440 Super AMOLED display and the same 5,000 mAh battery found on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The only slight difference is reportedly in the dimensions, but even that is said to be negligible. Other than internal upgrades like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and this rumored 200MP camera, it sounds like hardly anyone will notice the Galaxy S23 Ultra unless they pay attention to the specs and features inside.