📱 The Camera
Upgrade Based on rumors, Samsung‘s Galaxy S23 could bring some noteworthy upgrades to the camera. According to leaker Ice Universe, the rumored Galaxy S23 Ultra could include a 200-megapixel main camera, a huge jump from the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 108-megapixel main sensor. However, it’s important to remember that factors like sensor size and speed also play a very important role in image quality. The new 200-megapixel sensor is only said to be slightly larger than the iPhone 14 Pro’s and is reportedly a bit smaller than other Android flagships.
🎨 A New Design
Samsung may also give the regular Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus a tweaked design that more closely matches that of the Ultra model. Leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer suggests Samsung will eliminate the camera bump from the S23 and S23 Plus, replacing it with the protruding lenses found on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The new design looks cleaner and sleeker compared to the Galaxy S22’s camera bump.
In terms of performance, Samsung usually puts Qualcomm’s latest mobile chip in the new version of its phones that launch in the United States and certain other markets. That means we will likely see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in Samsung’s next Galaxy phone. The new chip offers better power efficiency, ray tracing for improved aesthetics in mobile games, and upgraded AI that can better separate you from your Zoom background, among other enhancements. The analyst Kuo even believes Samsung could ditch its own Exynos processors and rely solely on Qualcomm for the Galaxy S23.
I am excited to see whether Samsung’s 200-megapixel sensor actually makes a meaningful difference. It’ll be interesting to see how Samsung pushes the camera experience forward in the S23 lineup given the increased competition from Google’s Pixel series in recent years. I’m also in favor of the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus’ rumored design change to more closely resemble the Galaxy S23 Ultra. It looks cleaner and sleeker compared to the Galaxy S22’s camera bump.