Since 2021, Samsung has been launching the Ultra models of its Galaxy S series with four main cameras, two of which are telephoto lenses. There is a 3x telephoto lens complemented by a 10x periscope telephoto lens. That could change next year with the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, according to a new tip.
The tipster claims that Samsung is merging the 3x and 10x telephoto lenses into a single periscope telephoto lens on the Galaxy S24 Ultra. However, there should be no loss of functionality. Instead, the new telephoto camera will offer a variable zoom of three to ten times. According to the tip, Samsung achieves that through a “variably folded telephoto” lens, whatever that means.
The rumor that Samsung will replace the 10x periscope on the Galaxy S24 Ultra has been floating around in the rumor mill for some time. This year, the Galaxy S23 Ultra got a new main camera, while the rest of the lenses remained largely identical to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. It makes sense that the zoom cameras are next in line. According to a tip from reliable tipster Ice Universe, Samsung will directly “introduce a new solution“. A variable lens with a 3x to 10x zoom could be just that new solution. In addition, Samsung would save a sensor and could significantly upgrade the remaining chip from the previous 10 megapixels in the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Galaxy S24 Ultra to also sport main camera with variable aperture
But that’s not all – the Koreans are also said to be working on the main camera of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. This should also become more variable, with a lens with a variable aperture. Such technology already exists, but is still extremely rare. The only manufacturers with corresponding products are currently Sony with the Xperia Pro-I and Huawei with the Mate 50 Pro. However, the information comes from several sources and so far it is only rumours. Also, the Galaxy S24 series is still more than six months away and plans might still be subject to change.