Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera may offer all-new telephoto zoom tech: Report

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, which will not launch before January 2024, could drastically alter its telephoto zoom offering.

Highlights
  • The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could offer an all-new technology for its telephoto unit
  • The main camera of the S24 Ultra could remain the same as the upcoming S23
  • The phone in question, however, is one generation away at the moment

Samsung is all set to unveil its 2023 flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, in the coming months. However, even before we’ve gotten a glimpse at the Galaxy S23 series, a fresh set of rumours have already surfaced about the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra — a smartphone that is not expected any time before at least January 2024. According to the rumour, the purported Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is tipped to feature a significantly new telephoto camera technology — as opposed to what the Galaxy S23 Ultra is set to offer.

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What the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could offer

While it is not clear as to exactly what this significantly new technology may offer, the report, by noted tipster Ice Universe, claims that Samsung will adopt “a new solution” for its telephoto and zoom offering. The report, interestingly, comes a day after fellow Korean electronics brand, LG, unveiled a ‘true’ telephoto zoom smartphone camera lens, with a precision actuator and moving lens parts, for ‘true’ optical zoom on smartphones.

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It could be possible that the new solution in question alludes to this. At the moment, Samsung’s ‘Ultra’ flagship version uses two telephoto lenses, both with fixed focal ranges. This means that in, for instance, the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra, the latter will be able to offer optical quality zoom at its standard 1x focal length, as well as at 3x and 10x focal lengths. However, any point in between, which is what most people may anyway end up using, will be a digital zoom offering where the camera will crop into a sensor to give an impression of better quality zoom.

All of this, however, are only rumours for the moment, and it cannot be said for sure if this is what the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could offer. For now, Samsung is expected to equip the S23 Ultra with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, up to 12GB RAM and 1TB storage, and a quad rear camera with a 200MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide or portrait camera, and two telephoto cameras offering the said 3x and 10x telephoto zooms.

It could also get a 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging, and an Apple iPhone 14-like emergency satellite connectivity feature in select markets.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2200 | 8 GBProcessor
6.8 inches (17.27 cm) Display
108 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Price, Launch Date
Expected Price:Rs. 92,999
Release Date:15-Mar-2023 (Expected)
Variant:8 GB RAM
Phone Status:Rumoured