According to information from leaker Ice Universe, the Galaxy S24 Ultra would benefit from a 50 megapixel sensor associated with a x3 zoom. Enough to allow, in theory, lossless shots up to x6.
While Samsung has just officially announced its folding smartphones, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5, it’s already time to turn to the next generation of high-end smartphones from the Korean manufacturer, the Galaxy S24.
If the smartphones should not be announced before the beginning of next year, some leaks are starting to emerge, already suggesting the technical sheet of the different models. In this case, one of the latest information comes to us from the Chinese leaker Ice Universe, generally well informed about Samsung’s projects. According to him, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, future ultra high-end model from the Korean manufacturer, would benefit from a telephoto lens with x3 zoom associated with a 50 megapixel photo sensor of definition.
Remember that this year, the Galaxy S23 Ultra only benefited from a 10-megapixel sensor associated with the x3 telephoto lens. The same was true for the x10 telephoto lens, also associated with a 10 megapixel sensor. This configuration had the flaw of not allowing users to take advantage of intermediate zoom levels, unless they were digitally zooming into an already poorly defined photo, and therefore enjoying an image full of artifacts with levels between x3 and x10 .
Higher quality images, even at intermediate zoom levels
Switching to a 50-megapixel sensor should considerably reduce this problem since, like the ultra-wide-angle module or the wide-angle module, the new 50-megapixel sensor should benefit from a pixel binning function. This function will allow, by default, to record shots of 12.5 megapixels by grouping four photosites into a single pixel, providing better dynamic range. Nevertheless, by digitally zooming in the image, the user would then have to go up to a x6 zoom without loss of quality, keeping an initial image of 12.5 megapixels, without pixel binning, in which all the details would be preserved. Samsung would thus limit the zoom range with loss of quality from x6 to x10.
We should know more about the Galaxy S24 Ultra and its photo performance when it is officially announced. However, we will have to take our troubles patiently, since the announcement is not expected before the beginning of next year.
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