Galaxy S23 Ultra selfie camera details leaked

More details have surfaced about the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra and its selfie camera.

So far, we’ve heard a lot about the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s shiny new 200MP main camera, but relatively little about the phone’s selfie camera.

According to series tweeter Ice Universe, Samsung’s next flagship phone will feature a new front-facing camera. It will move from the Samsung ISOCELL Slim GH13LU used in the Galaxy S22 Ultra to a component labeled S5K3LU.

As revealed last December, this will ostensibly see a downgrade from 40MP to 12MP. However, it’s worth remembering that the aforementioned 40MP sensor uses pixel binning to produce 10MP footage.

If nothing else, this could enable Samsung to add 4K selfie video recording to the Galaxy S23 Ultra package, which has also been leaked. In fact, that’s what Ice Universe claimed in another post on Chinese social network Weibo. “Portrait video can go up to 4K 30fps,” says the tipster (via machine translation). The Galaxy S22 Ultra can only hit 1080p at 30fps.

He also noted that there is “better separation of portraits from the background,” suggesting that the new sensor will handle depth perception better. Perhaps this means that the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s selfie camera will support autofocus, just like the iPhone 14 series.

Adding 4K selfie videos might make you worry about extra heat buildup, but the leaker claims that the new phone has “relatively well-managed thermals.”

This seems to support previous rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will feature an improved cooling system.

Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy S23 series of phones at its Unpacked event on February 1.

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