Galaxy S23 Ultra could have a Telephoto Camera with Sensor-Shift Stabilization

Galaxy S23 Ultra

This week, we discussed the camera system of the Galaxy S23 Ultra and noted that while the primary camera will be increased to 200MP, the telephoto sensor will keep its 10MP resolution. However, Samsung may update the remaining sensors in ways other than increasing the pixel count. Moreover, recent data reveals that the Galaxy S23 Ultra may be the first smartphone from Samsung to use a telephoto camera with sensor-shift stabilization technology.

Since at least 2021, Samsung has been testing sensor-shift stabilization technology, but details were sparse in 2018. Now, Samsung has submitted a patent application to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a new telephoto camera with sensor-shift technology, which enhances the likelihood that the S23 Ultra will be the first device to employ it. Keep in mind, though, that this is a patent application, and we cannot infer absolute certainty from it.

Samsung will not allow Apple to outperform it

Other rival companies, such as Apple, have already incorporated sensor-shift stabilization into some of their most recent smartphones, leaving Samsung somewhat behind. In contrast, Samsung is one of the few smartphone manufacturers to provide a periscope-style telephoto camera with optical zoom on its high-end devices. The corporation appears eager to bolster and capitalize on its strengths.

However, presuming the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have sensor-shift stabilization technology for the telephoto sensor, it is unclear if Samsung would also want to implement similar technology for other cameras, such as the primary 200MP one. Regardless, the telephoto unit is the only one capable of 10x optical zoom (or 100x hybrid zoom), and image stabilization will likely make a significant impact at these zoom levels. This technique should allow Galaxy S23 Ultra zoom images to have a greater quality and clearer image in varying lighting conditions.

Uncertain if Samsung will incorporate this technology into the Galaxy S23 Ultra, but the gadget should be a strong challenger. In January, the business may introduce its next flagship line. And if the Galaxy S23 Ultra lacks this technology, it will likely appear in future Galaxy models.

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