Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra will be the next major release in Samsung’s S series, and if some of the new rumors are accurate, the display and cameras may put the iPhone 15 Pro Max and even the iPhone 16 on notice.
Samsung wants to keep its telephoto crown
The first rumor is much more detailed with Ice Universe claiming that Samsung will be using a “new 3x 50MP, 0.7µm, 1/2.52″ sensor”. With this sensor, Samsung can get good 5x zoom image quality.” This latest piece is meant to contrast with previous rumors that Samsung would move to 5x optical zoom for its smaller telephoto lens on the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
That’s why the S24 Ultra was initially rumored to use a 5x sensor. Samsung will emphasize the sensor’s 5x image quality thanks to its 3x 50MP zoom.August 14, 2023
While the extra optical zoom range would be nice, the rest of these specs should put an end to any concerns about the quality of Samsung’s new small telephoto camera. To remind you of the 3x optical zoom found on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, it uses a 1/3.52″ 10MP sensor with 1.12µm pixels.
So this new sensor is much larger and although it has smaller pixels, that’s before you take into account the quad-pixel assembly that Samsung could use with a 50MP sensor. Hypothetically, this sensor should produce a 12.5MP image that combines four adjacent pixels to create the equivalent of a 1.4µm pixel, again at least in theory vastly outperforming the existing sensor. If accurate, it should give users sharper images and superior low light in the 3x-9x zoom range.
Samsung dominance in displays
The second part of the Ice Universe rumor is much less detailed. The tipster only offers that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will finally get an upgraded display. Yes, that’s it.
I can confirm that the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s display has finally been upgraded. pic.twitter.com/YXPiTN8j06August 14, 2023
Speculation is that this means Samsung may be using the M13 LTPO board for the Galaxy S24 Ultra. This is important because it’s also the technology that’s been rumored to be coming to the iPhone 16, you read that right, iPhone fans have to wait over a year to get their hands on this display technology.
The new panels will be thinner and offer enhanced energy efficiency, but we’ll have to wait for future leaks to give us a more detailed look at actual Samsung specifications for the Galaxy S24 Ultra screen.
Samsung has been getting some interest in going “backwards” a bit with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, so this should whet the appetite of fans looking for a big upgrade in 2024.