Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera images would be 24MP instead of 12MP by default, claims tipster

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could default to a 24MP photo instead of a 12MP click.
  • Samsung could stow in AI features like Photo Remaster.
  • There could be an ND Filter simulation as well on this phone.

The other day we heard Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could have more realistic camera processing than the S23 Ultra. Now, it’s being tipped that the phone could bring big camera upgrades in the form of a Photo Remaster feature with AI, an ND Filter option, and a 24MP default output. The company seems to be moving past the 12MP output, which has been the default resolution for its flagships for years now. Here’s what we think it’s cooking.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera upgrades (rumoured)

  • 24MP mode:As per tipster Ahmed Qwaider on X, the forthcoming Samsung flagship phone could produce 24MP photos by default. If true, that would be a leap from the 12MP clicks, not just in the number of pixels, but also in terms of quality. More specifically, the 24MP photos could be more detailed than the 12MP results. Meanwhile, the size difference won’t be much.
  • Samsung seems to be following Apple which introduced 24MP default photos on the iPhone 15 series. However, Apple is pixel-binning 48MP captures to 24MP output, while Samsung could be binning more pixels. The Galaxy S24 Ultra is rumoured to ship with a 200MP sensor.The Galaxy S23 Ultra also had a 200MP camera and it offered both full-fat 200MP clicks and a 50MP mode as an in-between choice. Let’s see what Samsung does with the successor.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera features (expected)

  • Photo Remaster: Samsung could be borrowing this feature from the Galaxy Book 4 laptops. If it’s similar in functionality, you could expect one-tap AI-based enhancements to photos. As per the tipster, when you click photos on the S24 Ultra, you’ll be presented with three options: Portrait, Remaster, and Delete. The former could be to add a faux bokeh effect and the middle one could be for the one-tap enhancement.
  • ND Filter:Camera geeks, don’t go expecting the real Natural Density Filter from DSLRs here. Rather, this could be a software trickery to control the exposure of the photos. This was already part of S23 Ultra’s feature set but was hidden in the “Expert RAW Labs” section.

The details are scanty but since the Galaxy S24 series is expected to launch next month, which is right around the corner, we should get more concrete details before long. Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 | 12 GBProcessor
6.8 inches (17.27 cm)Display
200 MP + 12 MP + 10 MP + 50 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAhBattery
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s camera processing is claimed to be more realistic compared to the Galaxy S23.
  • AI on the Galaxy S24 Ultra is claimed to be the biggest upgrade this year.
  • The Galaxy S24 Ultra’s frame will reportedly be made of titanium

Samsung Galaxy S24 series is expected to debut around January 2024, which is a month earlier than the usual timeline and this could be to better compete with other flagships. The lineup will include three models: Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra. Now, an X user Alvin has revealed newer details of the Galaxy S24 Ultra ahead of the launch. Interestingly, this post was reposted (retweeted) by prominent leaker Ice Universe, which means the information does weigh some credibility.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra could be a huge upgrade

  • The leakfrom Alvin claims the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s camera processing is more realistic compared to the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The company will control the sharpening and saturation more properly.
  • He, however, says this might change in the final software.
  • As rumoured earlier, AI will be the biggest upgrade this year. The phone is expected to have on-device generative AI and this could be called ‘Galaxy AI’.
  • The tech is rumoured to allow the phone to perform tasks like composing emails and translating messages.
  • Similar to the iPhone 15 Pro, the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s frame will reportedly be made of titanium, as reported earlier.
  • There will also be a Titanium Grey and the leak claims this looks better than the Natural Titanium iPhone 15 Pro.’
  • Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is tipped to be comfortable to hold in hands despite having flat edges. In comparison, the Galaxy S23 Ultra features slightly curved panels.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra specifications (expected)

  • Display:Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra might sport a 6.8-inch WQHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and there could be support for Dolby Vision.
  • Cameras:The flagship could feature quad-cameras, with a 200MP ISOCELL HP25X primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 50MP periscope camera with 5x optical zoom, and a 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.
  • The phone could house a 12MP shooter on the front for selfies and video chats.
  • Processor:The handset should be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and there won’t be any Exynos 2400 version.
  • OS: The handset is likely to run on Android 14 OS based on OneUI 6.0 custom skin out of the box.
  • Connectivity: 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for charging.
  • Battery, charging:There could be a 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging support.

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