When Samsung announces the Galaxy S23 next year, it is expected to come with a camera upgrade that’s been overdue for years. However, it is still about half a year before the release of the next-gen Galaxy S series smartphones, and while it should already be in development, the main focus is on the 2022 Galaxy Z series.
Samsung will announce the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 at its next Galaxy Unpacked event in August 2022. The new foldable smartphones will come with new chipsets, display upgrades, and improved hinge systems with a less-visible crease. In addition, while the Z Fold 4 will get upgraded cameras, the Z Flip 4 will have a bigger battery capacity and faster charging.
Since the Galaxy S10 was released in 2019, the standard models of the Galaxy S series have shipped with a 10MP front-facing camera. The same also applies to the Plus models in the series, including the 2022 Galaxy S22 Plus. However, a new report has revealed that Samsung will finally upgrade the camera after three years. This new sensor should appear on the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus, expected to launch in 2023. Citing an unnamed source, GalaxyClub, reports that Samsung is considering a new camera with a 12MP resolution.
Not Ultra-Level But Still An Upgrade
While the jump to a 12MP sensor is not much of an upgrade compared to the Ultra models, which have a 40MP sensor, it should bring new features and improvements. However, it wasn’t revealed if the camera will be placed under the display like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or if it will remain visible, residing in a punch hole in the center of the display. Unfortunately, the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 4 won’t get a selfie camera upgrade as it has been reported to carry over the camera specs of its predecessor, which includes a 10MP selfie camera.
There are also no reports for now about a selfie camera upgrade for the Ultra models. Since the Galaxy S20 Ultra was released in 2020, Samsung has stuck to a 40MP sensor for its successors. However, there should be optimizations and new features if the Galaxy S23 Ultra has the same 40MP sensor. Furthermore, even if the Galaxy S23 Ultra does not get a selfie-camera upgrade, an earlier report disclosed it might be the first Samsung smartphone with a 200MP camera.
The Galaxy S23 series, like its predecessors, should be available in two processor variants despite the disappointing performance of the Exynos 2200 in comparison to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Samsung is already developing a new flagship chip which is called the Exynos 2300, which should appear in the Galaxy S23 phones that will be sold in select regions. However, those in the United States should get the variant powered by a Snapdragon chip.