Galaxy S23 Ultra selfie camera details leaked

More details have surfaced surrounding the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra and its selfie camera.

So far, we’ve heard quite a bit about the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s shiny new 200MP main camera, but relatively little about the phone’s selfie camera.

According to serial informant Ice Universe, Samsung’s next flagship phone will launch with a new front-facing camera. From the Samsung ISOCELL Slim GH13LU used in the Galaxy S22 Ultra, we’ll move on to the component labeled S5K3LU.

As it was announced back in December, it will ostensibly be downgraded from 40MP to 12MP. However, it’s worth remembering that the aforementioned 40MP sensor used pixel binning technology to create 10MP shots.

If nothing else, this could allow Samsung to add 4K selfie video recording to the Galaxy S23 Ultra package, which has also been tipped off. In fact, that’s what Ice Universe claimed in a separate post on Chinese social network Weibo. “Portrait videos can achieve 4K 30fps,” says Tipster (via machine translation). Galaxy S22 Ultra only supports 1080p at 30fps.

He also suggests that the new sensor will handle depth perception better, noting that “portraits are better separated from the background”. Perhaps this means that the selfie camera on the Galaxy S23 Ultra will feature autofocus support like the iPhone 14 range.

Add in a 4K selfie video and you may be concerned about additional heat build-up, but informants claim “relatively good heat dissipation control” on the new phone.

This seems to support previous rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S23 range will feature an improved cooling system.

Samsung will announce the new Galaxy S23 family at its Unpacked event on February 1st.

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