The well-known tipster Ice Universe apparently has access to a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra or at least test images. He had previously shared a comparison with the current Galaxy S22 Ultra. Now you can also see the comparison in image quality to the Google Pixel 7 Pro on a third picture. The images are again cropped from a larger photo, but at least the subject is more recognizable this time – a pumpkin.
Camera comparison: Galaxy S23 Ultra / S22 Ultra / Pixel 7 Pro
The image processing in the first image is clearly Samsung-style with the typical rich colors. However, the texture of the pumpkin is sharper than on the second image from a Galaxy S22 Ultra, and also surpasses the Google Pixel 7 Pro in the last photo. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has a 200 megapixel-image sensor with a size of 1/1.3 inch and 0.6 µm big pixels. There are three shooting modes: 12 megapixel (default), 50 megapixel, and the full 200 megapixel resolution. According to Ice Universe, the dimensions of the images are 4,000 x 3,000, 8,160 x 6,120 and 16,320 x 12,240 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra renders
In fact, 16-in-1 binning of a 200-megapixel sensor should result in a 12.5-megapixel image. However, Samsung seems to cut away half a megapixel to achieve a smooth 12 megapixels. However, the impact on the field of view should be minimal. Also, the 200-megapixel sensor will be basically the same size as that of the S22 Ultra (108MP, 1/1.33-inch). However, the new model gets a slightly brighter aperture of f/1.7 instead of f/1.8. The tipster also praised the S23 Ultra’s performance in low-light scenarios, but has yet to back that claim with photos to match.
Usual warnings apply – the Galaxy S23 series is months away. It’s expected to hit stores on February 17th, so the Samsung team still has plenty of time to tweak the camera software. The image above may not be representative of the final result.