Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra rumored to keep the old 10MP 10x periscope module

26 July 2022
There could be different optics and a new sensor, but the module won't be too far off the S21 Ultra and S22 Ultra periscopes, according to an unconfirmed report.

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Anonymous, 26 Jul 2022S22U does not have zoom. Of course it has zoom. Stop with the semantics. If professional reviewers call it "zoom", why shouldn't I?

    Would have liked to see 12MP camera modules for the zoom, this time, but, if Samsung improves the quality even further, via other ways, then the 10MP should also seem fine.

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      • Anonymous
      • 8N3
      • 26 Jul 2022

      SShock, 26 Jul 2022I mean, they also lose money on every Galaxy S I don't... moreThey cost more. Actually.
      USA always have the cheapest phones.
      Where most sales are.

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        • Anonymous
        • 8N3
        • 26 Jul 2022

        T, 26 Jul 2022Samsung provides the best zoom in smartphones and you want ... moreS22U does not have zoom.

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          • Anonymous
          • Fvd
          • 26 Jul 2022

          T, 26 Jul 2022Samsung provides the best zoom in smartphones and you want ... moreThis is basically the reason. Almost nobody else is competing with them on the periscope front. So they have little incentive to improve this lens, at least until someone with a decent flagship comes around threatening it with their own 10x lens.

            notafanboy, 26 Jul 2022According to recent rumors, yes. Although there were simila... moreYeah, I heard that, I was hoping if there is anything new known, maybe with more solid evidence to support that rumor.

              Anonymous, 26 Jul 2022I doubt. Let's suppose than Samsung sells 25 milli... moreI mean, they also lose money on every Galaxy S I don't buy because I automatically get the inferior version of it with Exynos because I happen to be European. That's a bit silly "discrimination". Not to mention Exynos models weren't magically cheaper as a result. They cost the same as Snapdragon ones with VAT slapped on top to really seal the deal.

                Anonymous, 26 Jul 2022I doubt. Let's suppose than Samsung sells 25 milli... moreThey won't be giving that up, unfortunately. The cost will placed on the consumers. This industry doesn't even have to make an effort to lie about reasons to increase prices by 3-400%. " Some mining farm in Iran managed to hoard all the GPUs worth tens of billions of dollars". Because everybody knows how rich Iranians are.

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                  • Otten
                  • tDE
                  • 26 Jul 2022

                  well Samsung, there's an end for innovation. Especially if the device has small size/space.
                  But still better than iPhone, following every old feature that 2020s Android phones already have.

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                    • 26 Jul 2022

                    walkman8, 26 Jul 2022Why not at least bump it to a 12 mp unit? The 10 mp ones ... moreSamsung provides the best zoom in smartphones and you want even more?
                    Go buy a telescope or binoculars then sheeesh

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                      • Anonymous
                      • 8N3
                      • 26 Jul 2022

                      SShock, 26 Jul 2022Any info if Samsung is really going to only use Snapdragon ... moreI doubt.

                      Let's suppose than Samsung sells 25 million S series.
                      Now let's suppose 7 million devices are exynos variant.
                      Let's pretend Samsung Electronics pays $100/ exynos 2200 (I do not know price, zero idea).

                      If this math was the real scene, then Samsung Semicon would lose $700million.
                      That is huge money I doubt Samsung is willing to give up on.

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                        • Charles James
                        • L1q
                        • 26 Jul 2022

                        I'm tired of gsmarena rumours

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                          • Anonymous
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                          • 26 Jul 2022

                          SShock, 26 Jul 2022Any info if Samsung is really going to only use Snapdragon ... moreYeah dragon is miles better. No Exynos No MediaTek/Dimensity No Kirin...

                            SShock, 26 Jul 2022Any info if Samsung is really going to only use Snapdragon ... moreAccording to recent rumors, yes. Although there were similar rumors last year about the S22 series, so I would wait for official confirmation or something.

                              SShock, 26 Jul 2022Any info if Samsung is really going to only use Snapdragon ... moreMing-Chi Kuo says that the S23 series will use only Snapdragon, soo... maybe.

                              https://www.gsmarena.com/kuo_galaxy_s23_series_to_use_snapdragon_chipsets_globally_-news-54996.php

                                Why not at least bump it to a 12 mp unit?
                                The 10 mp ones they use are upscaling the files to 12 mp resolution, which inevitably leads to some picture quality deterioration.

                                  Any info if Samsung is really going to only use Snapdragon chipsets for Galaxy S23 models even in Europe? I'd kind alike to get myself Galaxy S23 (might even do something silly like getting the Ultra) if it had Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 inside...

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                                    • Anonymous
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                                    • 26 Jul 2022

                                    Samsung few years ago had the best APSC camera of its time.
                                    Still refuse to take advantage of this knowledge for their phones.
                                    Also, needs zoom lens. There are ppl there that know how to make one.
                                    Even Asus was able.