Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra tipped to feature upgraded 50MP telephoto camera with 5x zoom



  • The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra might be capable of capturing photos at a full 50MP resolution of 6120 x 8160 pixels.
  • The EXIF data shared on Weibo shows the 5x zoomed-in image from the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
  • This suggests the telephoto camera on the Galaxy S24 Ultra could be upgraded

Samsung Galaxy S24 series is set to debut on January 18th, at least according to the latest leaks. The lineup will include the standard Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra. The series will be powered by ‘Galaxy AI’, which could be the brand’s version of ChatGPT and Google Bard. Now, tipster Ice Universe has reported the camera details of the Samsun Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra camera hardware

  • According to tipster Ice Universe, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra would feature a 50MP sensor with 5x optical zoom.
  • In comparison, the Galaxy S23 Ultra zoomed-in shots are limited to 12MP.
  • The tipster has shared an image on Weibo and this shows the EXIF data of the 5x zoomed-in image from the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
  • This reveals the flagship would be capable of capturing photos at a full 50MP resolution of 6120 x 8160 pixels in zoomed-in shots.
  • This also suggests the telephoto camera on the Galaxy S24 Ultra could be upgraded to 50MP from a 10MP sensor. This should result in better-quality images.
  • In comparison, the Galaxy S23 Ultra features a 10MP telephoto lens and a 10MP periscope lens.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra specifications (expected)

  • Display:The S24 Ultra is tipped to sport a large 6.8-inch Quad HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and a punch-hole cutout.
  • Processor:The Ultra model will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 paired with Adreno GPU.
  • RAM and storage:The handset could pack 12GB RAM and 256GB and 512GB of storage. There could also be a 1TB storage option.
  • Cameras: The Galaxy S24 Ultra could sport a 200MP primary camera with 3x, 5x and 10x telephoto sensors. There could be a 12MP snapper on the front for selfies.
  • Battery, charging:The S24 Ultra might be equipped with a 5,000mAh battery and 45W fast charging support.

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 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

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