Mehul Reuben DasAug 22, 2022 12:27:56 IST
Earlier this year, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will get a massive upgrade over the existing Galaxy S22 Ultra, in the form of its main camera. Samsung has now all but confirmed that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be getting their latest Samsung ISOCELL HP3 sensor, which comes with a resolution of 200MP.
To be clear, Samsung certainly won’t be the first smartphone manufacturer to give users a 200MP camera. Motorola, as well as Xiaomi, have already beaten Samsung to the 200MP milestone. However, both of the devices from these two smartphone brands use the older, and slightly inferior Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor.
The Samsung ISOCELL HP3 is a much better and refined version of the Samsung ISOCELL HP1, and therefore, is capable of much better photos and videos, even when you omit the software-based processing.
South Korea’s Korea IT News reported, that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will use the ISOCELL HP3 200MP sensor as its primary camera. It will be limited to the Ultra variant only, replacing the current-gen 108MP that has been in use for two generations now since the S20 Ultra.
The report also states that Samsung reportedly has asked its major camera partners about its move to commission a 200MP sensor on the upcoming Ultra model. It includes Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electro-Mechanics which are Samsung’s only wings to produce the 200MP sensors for its smartphones.
We may see the 200MP ISOCELL HP3 sensor trickle down to other budget-friendly devices in the years to come, but for now, the sensor has been limited only to Samsung’s flagship devices, starting with the S23 Ultra. The ISOCELL HP1 on the other hand may be found on some of the more budget-friendly mid-range devices from other manufacturers in about 6-8 months.
In other news, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be launching sooner than expected. Earlier it was reported that the Galaxy S23 Ultra would launch by the end of February 2023. However, recent reports suggest that the Galaxy S23 Ultra may be launched as early as the 31 January, 2023.
Samsung is planning for a global launch, which means Samsung’s patrons in India may be getting the Galaxy S23 Ultra at the same time as everyone in the world. However, given that Samsung hasn’t made any official statement about the S23 Ultra as of yet, there is a good chance that a few details around the launch may get changed.