Alleged Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra camera sample compared with Galaxy S22 Ultra and Pixel 7 Pro

Have the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cameras surpassed the Pixel 7 Pro?

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra sample image shows sharper details compared to Galaxy S22 Ultra and Google Pixel 7 Pro.
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 series is set to debut around early 2023.
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is rumoured to ship with a 200MP primary camera

A Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra camera sample has surfaced online, courtesy of noted leakster Ice Universe. The sample is seen compared with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Pixel 7 Pro. The Samsung Galaxy S23 series is set to debut around early 2023, with the India launch happening soon after. The images appear to have been cropped from the full photo and yet they maintain proper details. As per usual standards, the Samsung images appear a bit more saturated, while the image from the Pixel appears more natural.

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The texture of the pumpkin image sample is sharper on the Samsung Galaxy S23 when compared to the 2022 Galaxy flagship and it even managed to top the Pixel phone. Rumours suggest the Samsung Galaxy S23 would come with a 200MP primary camera.

Samsung Galaxy S23 camera sample

The Samsung Galaxy S23 camera sample shows the phone will have superior optics but it’s too hard to draw conclusions based on just a single image. However, Samsung appears to be focusing on the optics with its upcoming flagship.

The 2023 flagship is said to get a 200MP primary camera with three shooting modes: 12MP (default), a 50MP secondary lens and a full 200MP mode. The exact resolutions according to Ice Universe are 4,000 x 3,000 pixels resolution, 8,160 x 6,120 pixels resolution and 16,320 x 12,240 pixels resolution. The 16-in-1 binning of a 200MP sensor will result in 12.5MP images. It appears that Samsung seems to be cropping off half a megapixel to touch that 12MP image.

The 200MP sensor is basically the same size as the Galaxy S22 Ultra (108MP, 1/1.33 aperture). However, it will be behind a slightly brighter aperture, f/1.7 vs. f/1.8. While the technical details aside, we’re curious to see how the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra would fare in real-world scenarios.