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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 10x telephoto camera may not be as good as Vivo, Oppo: Tipster



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Samsung’s swiftly working to unveil the Galaxy S23 series early next year. Ahead of launch, we are hearing more and more about the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra flagship, however, a tipster believes that its 10x telephoto camera performance will be defeated by Vivo and Oppo phones.

@UniverseIce predicts that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra “will rank third” when it comes to 10x telephoto camera performance by March 2023. The source further added that Vivo and Oppo smartphones will grab the first and second place in 10x telephoto.

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The existing Android camera beast – Galaxy S22 Ultra will rank fourth in the 10x telephoto camera test, as noted by the tipster. Ice is known as a reliable source for Samsung leaks, and no doubt, he’s a well-knowledged tech enthusiast, however, the real camera performance will be revealed in the wild.

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Leaks are just a glimpse of what’s going to happen next, and, surely, we suggest our readers take this information as a pinch of salt. Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone is going to beat all Android rivals with its innovative 200MP camera and well-optimized system.

Ending the statement, the source recommended Samsung find another camera solution for the 2024’s Galaxy S24 flagship. No doubt, the Galaxy S24 line will introduce meaningful changes over its predecessor, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra is still in the works, and camera capability is yet to be tested.

Galaxy S23 Series

It’s reported that the Galaxy S23 series may come with an overclocked variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, globally. These chips may be manufactured by Samsung Foundry under the leadership of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon development in charge.

The Korean tech giant has not yet revealed the launch date of Galaxy S23 series, however, Korean media reports revealed that it’s going to happen in the first week of February 2023. Instead of virtual, the Unpacked will be in-person in San Francisco, United States.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Unpacked

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Samsung cancels variable zoom camera on Galaxy S24 Ultra



Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Camera

The tech industry is now waiting for Samsung to release its next generation foldable phones. While the Galaxy Z5 launch is still away, we are hearing more and more about the next-gen Galaxy S flagships. New rumor claims Samsung has canceled the variable zoom camera on Galaxy S24 Ultra.

According a new rumor, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra may get the same quad camera setup as the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The company’s plan to install a new varible zoom camera on the Galaxy S24 Ultra has been terminated, resulting in the same design on the rear panel.

Since the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung has been maintainging the quad camera installation on Galaxy S Ultra smartphones. The S20 Ultra, S21 Ultra, S22 Ultra and the recently released S23 Ultra all equipped with quad camera system.

Earlier, the same source revealed that the South Korean tech giant is considering ditching a 3x telephoto camera in favor of new variable zoom lens. The Galaxy S23 Ultra has already broght a serious upgrade to 200-megapixel lens, therefore, the next yera’s model may remain untouched.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Variable Zoom Camera

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 crease hasn’t vanished, skipping waterdrop hinge?



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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 crease is almost the same as its predecessor, raising the question of whether it uses the rumored waterdrop hinge technology or not. Trusted source @UniverseIce recently revealed this news, hinting at the least upgrade in Samsung’s foldable history.

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According to the tipster, the display crease of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 looks the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 4. It was reported that the next foldable phone will be equipped with a new droplet hinge design to vanish the crease visibility.

Meanwhile, the “100% confirmed” leak points out it’s not changing this year. However, there is a probability of changes in the real product as the company is reportedly testing the durability of the device after applying the new hinge alongside the existing U-shaped hinge.

Various Chinese phone makers adopted the waterdrop hinge technology. Oppo’s Find N2 is a smartphone with the least visible crease in the industry as per the feedback of reviewers. However, durability always remains in priority as the foldable form factor is yet to mature.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 June 2023 Software Update: Everything we know so far



Samsung will rollout a major software update to the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra in June 2023. Similar to hardware leaks, we get to know pretty much about the content of Samsung’s June 2023 software for the Galaxy S23 flagships.

According to rumors, Samsung June 2023 software update will not only bring the latest security patch to the Galaxy S23 lineup. There will be a lot of improvements and optimizations related to camera functionality and upgrades to the native application.

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Samsung insider IceUniverse revealed that the company has developed a 2x Portrait Mode for the Galaxy S23 Ultra. This mode pictures at 50-megapixel using the main 200-megapixel HP2 image sensor of the smartphone. It will benefit users who love taking portrait shots with depth effects.

HDR vignetting is another severe problem, which often appears on select Galaxy S23 series units, which could be fixed with the next OTA. Meanwhile, the tipster has not directly claimed fixes for bananagate and photo blur-related issues on the Galaxy S23 and S23 Ultra.

In a recent development, the same source revealed yet another change, which is included in the June firmware. The company will be bringing updates to the video calling function as part of quality improvements for using third-party apps like WhatsApp and Telegram.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 June 2023 Software Update

  • 2x cropping at 50-megapixel for Portrait mode
  • HDR bounce/vignetting
  • Camera performance increment
  • Clear video calling through third-party apps
  • Bananagate/blur issue – Uncertain
  • June 2023 security patch
  • AI mode guides – Uncertain

Release Date?

Samsung could start rolling out the next big camera-centric firmware to the Galaxy S23 series between May 29 and June 5th. The availability is expected to expand further gradually, with the India release speculated between May 31st and June 7th.

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