Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra to leave iPhone 15 Pro Max BEHIND with this camera upgrade

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has been tipped to get major camera upgrades, one of which could leave the iPhone 15 Pro Max in the dust.

| Updated on: Apr 26 2023, 14:25 IST
iPhone 15 Pro Max CHALLENGES Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with this MAJOR camera upgrade
Apple iPhone
1/5 Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone 15 lineup at the September event, and the leaks and rumours have been coming thick and fast. As per the latest detail, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro Max will be competing with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in terms of camera performance. A recent report has revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro Max could get an optical zoom lens with 5-6x zoom capabilities. (HT Tech)
iPhone 14 Pro Max
2/5 According to a report by MacRumours, the periscope camera on the iPhone 15 Pro Max could have almost double the optical zoom as the current iPhones. Just a few weeks ago, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple had chosen parts manufacturer Largan to make the periscope lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. (HT Tech)
image caption
3/5 MacRumours now report that this new periscope camera, which would be built into the telephoto lens, could offer 5-6x optical zoom, which is almost double the 3x zoom offered by the current iPhone 14 Pro Max. It is an exclusive feature that will be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro Max only, according to reports. (HT Tech)
iPhone 14 Pro Max
4/5 Advantages of Periscope camera: By redirecting light from the camera's aperture to align with the phone's body, periscope lenses enhance the camera's zooming capabilities without adding thickness to the camera module. This is particularly important for phones to remain pocketable and easy to carry. (HT Tech)
iPhone 14 Pro Max
5/5 The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra takes advantage of this technology to offer a stunning 10x zoom via a folded periscope lens. According to reports, the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s periscope lens could feature 5x or 6x zoom, which beats the current 3x magnification offered by the current flagship iPhone models. (HT Tech)
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
View all Images
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is tipped to launch next year with big upgrades. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)

It has been an exciting few weeks for Samsung fans as several leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 series have surfaced. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra in particular, is expected to get major upgrades in terms of specs, camera and more. Just recently, it was reported that the Galaxy S24 Ultra could get a big power boost with a powerful new processor. Now, another leak has surfaced that suggests the Galaxy S24 Ultra could get one camera upgrade which could even have the iPhones beat.

Bigger camera sensor

According to a report by SamLover, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could one up the iPhone 15 Pro Max by featuring a 1-inch camera sensor. This comes after a tipster claimed that the iPhone 15 Pro Max could miss out on the same.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra already has one of the best cameras in the market with the primary 200MP camera and the space zoom which makes it stand out. Currently, the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 0.78-inch sensor while the iPhone 15 Pro Max is reported to get a 0.87-inch sensor. If this report is true, then the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could get a major boost with this camera upgrade.

Not sure which
mobile to buy?

How does a big sensor help?

Having a large camera sensor allows more and larger photosites, which are able to gather more light. This produces better and cleaner images, especially in low-light conditions. The sensor's size also affects the dynamic range, exposure and sharpness of the image.

Other camera upgrades

Samsung introduced a new 200MP shooter with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which replaced the Galaxy S22 Ultra's 120 MP sensor. Although not many upgrades are expected, SamLover has claimed that Samsung could make some improvements to the sensor. Furthermore, the leaker also claimed that Samsung could improve the telephoto lens and it could offer enhanced zooming capabilities.

Meanwhile, a separate leaker going by as @Tech_Reve on Twitter has claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera could feature a 3x-10x folded telephoto lens. At present, the Galaxy S23 Ultra features dedicated 3x and 10x lenses which combine to offer 100x space zoom.

It should be noted that all these claims are based on unofficial reports, therefore they should be taken with a grain of salt. The official details about the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will only be known when the device launches, which could be some time next year.

Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews , also keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 26 Apr, 14:15 IST
keep up with tech