While Samsung is readying two new foldable phones for the Galaxy Unpacked launch event scheduled for July 26, you can be sure that the company is also working on its next-gen slab-type flagship phone, the Galaxy S24. For the 2024 model, some hardware components will get upgraded while others might not, and a new report says the selfie camera falls in the latter category.
After four years of using a 10MP selfie camera for the Galaxy S flagship lineup, Samsung switched to an improved 12MP sensor earlier this year when it released the Galaxy S23 series. And according to our colleagues at Galaxy Club, Samsung has no plans to use a higher-resolution sensor for the Galaxy S24 series next year.
The Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra should share the same 12MP sensor as the 2023 models. Reusing this year's sensor doesn't necessarily mean selfie photography won't experience any improvements next year. But if there will be any, they'll come through better camera software optimization and AI processing.
Samsung will replace at least one sensor
The ISOCELL HP2 debuted earlier this year through the S23 Ultra, and the Korean tech giant may have yet to squeeze everything out of this new sensor. Hence, it makes sense for Samsung to want to use it again merely one year after its release and, potentially, to improve the camera experience through other means.
If all this sounds uneventful, well, there is one component that could be replaced in 2024. Previous reports say the Galaxy S24 Ultra will get at least one significant camera hardware upgrade through a better telephoto camera. The Galaxy S23 Ultra uses a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and a 10MP 10x zoom unit, but the Galaxy S24 Ultra is said to replace the 3x telephoto unit one that's capable of 5x zoom.