Techpara has already started buzzing with Samsung’s next-generation S-series flagship smartphones. Even though the Galaxy S23 series has only been on the market for a few months, a lot of information about the specifications of the upcoming models has already started to emerge. But the top-end model in the series, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, is getting a little more hands-on. Rumor has it, the phone’s camera will see a major upgrade. Let’s get into this in detail.
The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra may feature a 5x optical zoom lens
According to a report by Galaxy Club, Samsung is planning to increase the zoom capabilities of the Galaxy S24 Ultra with a 5x optical zoom lens. To achieve this upgrade, Samsung is also said to be considering ditching the current 3x telephoto sensor. This 3x zoom sensor is paired with a 10x periscope lens on the current generation model. The move by the South Korean company marks the departure of the dual zoom sensor setup carried over by the Galaxy S21 Ultra and is expected to pave the way for the arrival of a more advanced zoom system.
Note that the evolution of camera technology in Samsung’s S-series smartphones is worth noting. For example, Samsung introduced a groundbreaking 100x digital zoom camera in their Galaxy S20 Ultra model courtesy of a 48-megapixel telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom. Subsequently, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 12-megapixel telephoto lens capable of 5x optical zoom and an impressive 50x space zoom.
On the latest models, namely the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung has included two telephoto sensors, each offering a resolution of 10 megapixels. 3x and 10x optical zoom is possible using the lenses of this setup. Until the launch of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the S-series was limited to a maximum spatial zoom of 100x.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra was initially rumored to have a new telephoto sensor with variable zoom in a triple camera setup. However, later reports suggest that Samsung has changed its plans and decided to keep the same quad camera configuration as the current generation on the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Notably, the possible inclusion of a 5x optical zoom camera in the Galaxy S24 Ultra has come as good news to photography lovers and smartphone users. As Samsung continues to push the boundaries of smartphone camera technology, the upcoming flagship device is expected to offer impressive zoom capabilities, allowing users to capture intricate details from afar.