It has been widely reported that the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s upgraded camera system will make every other smartphone look like a joke. Now, a purported sample photo taken with the yet-to-be-released Galaxy S23 Ultra looks to corroborate the accusations. Supposedly taken with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra and Pixel 7 Pro, the three images of a pumpkin you see below can be viewed below.
The images were originally posted by user “I ice universe” on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, and they appear to have been taken with primary cameras before being manually zoomed in and cropped. Assuming this is a Galaxy S23 Ultra, this is a sample shot from the 200MP primary sensor.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra Camera Captures a Lot More Details
The Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Ultra both have accurate color reproduction. That is to say, they appear to increase color saturation compared to the Google Pixel 7 Pro, resulting in brighter and more striking images.
Whether you like Samsung‘s or Google’s approach is largely subjective, but regardless of personal preference, these three photographs were zoomed in and cropped to emphasize the degree of detail. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is significantly superior to the other two phones in terms of the level of detail it provides.
When compared to the Galaxy S23 Ultra example shot, the photos taken with the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Pixel 7 Pro almost appear washed out. The latter captures a lot more of the pumpkin’s texture and color, while yet preserving many of the irregularities that give this pumpkin its special character.
If this is indeed a sample photo taken with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, keep in mind that it is still a ways off from being released to the public. In other words, it’s using unfinished firmware. When this phone finally hits the market next year, the camera software may have been improved even further.
As previously reported, Samsung is targeting early January or the first week of February 2023 to unveil the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Recent rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 200MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and two 10MP telephoto lenses—one with 3x optical zoom and the other with 10x foldable zoom.