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- Samsung will rely on software upgrades for Galaxy S24 series cameras, an official has claimed.
- This suggests that we may not see any camera hardware upgrades next year.
THE Samsung Galaxy S23 series was mostly an iterative upgrade over the Galaxy S22 family when it comes to the camera experience. By saying this, the S23 Ultra upped the ante with a 200MP main camera compared to the S22 Ultra’s 108MP shooter.
Now tipster Yogesh Brar has claimed on Twitter that the Galaxy S24 series, and the S24 Ultra in particular, will get huge camera upgrades. However, Brar adds that these improvements will largely be due to software upgrades.
This suggests that we won’t see any major camera hardware upgrades. So don’t expect larger main sensors, improved telephoto lenses, or other component upgrades when the Galaxy S24 family inevitably launches in 2024.
Not necessarily the end of the world
There’s certainly a case to be made for sticking with current hardware. After all, companies like Google are showing that you can squeeze every last drop of performance out of aging camera hardware using great software. Besides, Samsung seems to have its fair share of camera-related challenges that could be solved by improved software, such as shutter lag.
Again, we’ve seen a trend towards ever larger camera sensors, such as one-inch main cameras. Samsung has also kept the same secondary camera sensors for a few generations now. So we’d like to see hardware upgrades across the board, especially on Samsung’s standard and Plus models.
Do you care if the S24 series doesn’t have camera hardware upgrades?
The lessor too noted that a few features seen in the relaunched Galaxy Enhance-X camera app were originally intended for the Galaxy S24. brar said Android Authority that the enhanced HDR tool in particular was intended for next year’s phones.
Here’s hoping the leaker is wrong and we’ll see some major hardware improvements next year. But Brar has a great track record, so you might have to wait for the Galaxy S25 series if you want hardware upgrades.