Galaxy S24 Ultra may not feature 5x zoom camera

Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 Ultra earlier this year with a new camera sensor, the 200MP ISOCELL HP2. It is the highest-resolution camera sensor in the market but not the biggest in terms of sensor size. So, sometimes it shows a few issues, including slightly higher noise in darker parts of an image. Some Galaxy fans hoped that Samsung would upgrade to a bigger sensor, but it doesn’t look like that will happen for the next two years.

Galaxy S24 Ultra will use the same camera specifications as Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung ISOCELL HP2 Camera Sensor

Yes, you’ve read that correctly. According to tipster Ice Universe, Samsung plans to use the same 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera sensor in the Galaxy S24 Ultra and the Galaxy S25 Ultra. He claims that Samsung is not upgrading from a 3x telephoto camera to a 5x telephoto camera with the Galaxy S24 Ultra. It was rumored earlier that the South Korean firm could replace the 3x telephoto camera from the Galaxy S23 Ultra with a 5x telephoto camera on the Galaxy 24 Ultra. Only the 10x telephoto camera on the Galaxy S24 Ultra seems to be getting an upgrade.

Even the Galaxy S25 Ultra is rumored to use the same 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor for the primary camera. As usual, it looks like Samsung will use the same camera sensor for three years, similar to what it did with the 108MP camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S21 Ultra, and Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Even Apple could trump Samsung in camera specifications

Even Apple is expected to use a 1/1.14-inch 48MP camera sensor from Sony in the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This new sensor is said to be similar in performance to the 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor used by several Chinese firms, including OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi. If that happens, Samsung could be trumped on specs by not only Chinese brands but even Apple. And that doesn’t appear good for Samsung in terms of optics.

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