- The recently unveiled 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor will be part of the camera system on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
- The Galaxy S23 Ultra front camera is also changing.
- Samsung Galaxy S23 series signature colour options have also been revealed in a separate leak.
South Korean Samsung is all set to unveil the next instalment of its flagship Galaxy S series smartphones. The series will consist of three smartphones – Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra – launching on February 1st. However, ahead of the launch, tipster Ice Universe has leaked camera specs of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. The leak suggests that Samsung’s recently unveiled 200MP ISOCELL HP2 will be part of the camera system on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, besides the selfie camera getting an upgrade.
Samsung has changed all the camera sensors except the 10MP 3x and 10x telephoto units, which are still Sony IMX754 sensors, according to a recent screenshot – spotted by Ice Universe – from a hardware ID app outlining Galaxy S23 Ultra specifications. It is also said that all three Samsung Galaxy S23 models’ displays will have a maximum brightness of 1,750 nits.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra specifications
Instead of the ISOCELL HM3 sensor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has the ISOCELL HP2 sensor. It also reveals that the Sony IMX564 – rather than the IMX563 – is the sensor used in the 12MP ultra-wide camera. Specifications are lacking because it appears that the IMX564 sensor is new.
In addition to the rear cameras, the screenshot also confirms a decrease in total megapixels for the selfie camera on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, as well as a new, mysterious ISOCELL sensor. While last year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra featured a 40MP ISOCELL Slim GH1 front camera, this year, the S23 Ultra is presumably moving to a 12MP sensor. While it may seem like a downgrade, Galaxy S22 Ultra’s selfie camera used pixel binning, giving an effective resolution of 10MP for photos. S23 Ultra’s new sensor may reduce the need for pixel binning, wile giving a better resolution for end photos.
In terms of other specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will likely feature a 6.8-inch QHD+ curved AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It will sport a quad rear camera setup and will be powered by the overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra might house a 5,000mAh battery and 45W fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series signature colours
In a separate leak, tipster Evan Blass has spotted the pre-order marketing teaser, which hints that the signature Samsung Galaxy S23 colour will be Cotton Flower, while the Samsung Galaxy S23+ will come in Misty Lilac. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra can also be seen in an attractive Botanic Green colour option.