Galaxy S23 Ultra may not Get New 200MP Camera Sensor

In early August, Samsung will launch Galaxy Z Fold 4 & Flip 4 smartphones with advanced features. All are waiting for the next foldable phone, but that doesn’t stop rumors from writing about the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone. The next successor of the Galaxy S22 Ultra has now received its first rumor and that is not in a favor of users. The latest camera sensor which Samsung has launched recently is not coming for S23 Ultra.

This month, Samsung has introduced an advanced 200MP sensor, the ISOCELL HP3, the most advanced camera sensor from the company. Earlier rumors stated, that the company may use this sensor in its upcoming flagship smartphone, but it may not come true.

According to the Ice Universe, Galaxy S23 Ultra will not adopt the new ISOCELL HP3 200MP sensor. It doesn’t provide the details behind it, but the explanation comes from Notebookcheck. Here is the reason according to Notebookcheck:

Galaxy S23 Ultra Camera News
Image: Galaxy S22 Ultra

According to Ice Universe, Samsung will not equip the Galaxy S23 Ultra with the new 200 MP ISOCELL HP3 after all. A quick look at the HP3’s spec sheet provides the reason: the new 200 MP sensor is not designed for flagship use.

For one, it’s a 1/1.4-inch sensor, making it smaller than the 1/1.33-inch HM3 on the S22 Ultra. The 200 MP HP3 features 0.56 μm native pixels, versus the HM3’s 0.8 μm pixels, and even after 16-in-1 binning on the HP3, the HM3 remains ahead at 2.4 μm, versus the new sensor’s 2.24 μm.