There’s a new Samsung Galaxy S23 leak to report: and this time an image allegedly taken with the S23 Ultra has been compared to similar photos taken on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Google Pixel 7 Pro.
This comes from a well-known informant ice universe (opens in new tab) (through notebook check (opens in new tab)), which initially posted a series of three enlarged pumpkin photos without naming the phones involved, asking for votes for which of the photos was the best.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra won the vote, beating this year’s Ultra edition and Google’s latest flagship – but You can decide for yourself which do you prefer. The photo apparently taken by a Galaxy S23 Ultra phone certainly looks the most detailed and vibrant.
We’ve already seen another photo from the same leaker that is supposedly of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, so it looks like Ice Universe may have gotten a unit in advance – the handset isn’t expected to launch until February 2023.
That means Samsung still has plenty of time to tweak the photo optimization algorithms on the S23 phones and make sure photos and videos look their best (in fact, this often continues after a phone launches, too).
We expect the Ultra edition of the Galaxy S23 to come with a triple-lens rear camera that isn’t too different from that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra – although the low-light photo capabilities are rumored to be significantly updated.
Review: Cameras keep getting better
The best handsets of 2022 – including the iPhone 14 Pro and Google Pixel 7 Pro – can take amazing photos, images of a quality you would hardly have believed when cameras were first attached to the back of smartphones.
However, these cameras keep getting better, and that’s thanks to improvements in two areas: the hardware (the actual sensors installed inside the phones) and the software (how the phone interprets and processes the information it gets from the cameras).
It’s Google that is perhaps best known for the way its algorithms can create brilliant-looking snaps even with non-high-end camera sensors, but other phone makers are also busy improving their core code, including Samsung.
That’s why we’ll have to reserve judgment on the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s camera until we can actually put it to the test – the camera specs alone won’t tell us the full story, even if the main sensor gets a big bump up to the mark. than 100MP.