Since 2021, Samsung has launched the Ultra models in its Galaxy S lineup sporting four rear cameras, two of which are telephoto units – a 3x telephoto joined by a 10x periscope telephoto unit. But according to reliable tipster Ice universe, that could change next year with the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
The tipster claims that Samsung removed the 3x telephoto from the Galaxy S24 Ultra and “merged” into the periscope telephoto. While Ice universe doesn’t get any more specific than that, another tipster claims Samsung dropped the 3x telephoto unit from the Galaxy S24 Ultra and added a variable folded telephoto with 3x to 10x zoom.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Last December, Ice universe said Samsung would replace the telephoto sensor from the Galaxy S24 Ultra seen on previous models and “adopt a new solution.” Well, this 3-10x variable folded telephoto could be that new solution.
Even though this information is coming from multiple sources, it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt and wait for more evidence to be sure of Samsung removing the 3x telephoto camera from the Galaxy S24 Ultra since we are more than six months from its unveiling and plans could always change.
– 4nm Exynos 2400(?)/ 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen3
– 24/24+ GN3
– Ultra 3x direct telephoto deleted; 3-10x variable folded telephoto added
– 3nm Exynos 2500 / 3nm Snapdragon 8 Gen4
– GN3 retired
– New 200MP with lots of new technology
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) April 14, 2023
In the meantime, you can read our Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s review if you are considering buying one or want to learn more about its camera system. We also have a video review which is attached below.
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