Is the Galaxy S23 camera good?

What we know about the upcoming S23 camera

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The new Samsung Galaxy S23 is fast approaching. If you are thinking of upgrading to this new phone you may be wondering: Is the Galaxy S23 camera good?

Samsung has held a firm spot as one of the best smartphone producers on the market. Their cameras always perform well and set the standard for what we expect from our mobile devices. Its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 has a phenomenal camera. During its release, we saw small effective improvements, particularly in low-light photography.

At one point last year, it even held the spot as the best smartphone camera on the market. Although, as the year wrapped up the Google Pixel 6a soon took that top position.

Let’s have a look at the expected camera specifications on the new Galaxy S23.

Galaxy S23 camera specs (predicted)

Thanks to GSMArena, we have a summary of the expected camera specs on the Galaxy S23 models. Bare in mind, these specs are all predicted and until Samsung makes an official statement at its launch event, we can not say for sure.

S23S23+S23 Ultra
Main Camera50MP, f/1.8, 23mm,1/1.56” sensor size, OIS, PDAF50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.56″, PDAF, OIS200 MP, f/1.7, 23mm (wide), 1/1.3″ sensor size, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
Telephoto Camera10MP, f/2.4, 69mm, 1/3.94″sensor size, 3x optical zoom,10MP, f/2.4, 70mm, 1/3.94″ sensor size, 3x optical zoom10 MP, f/4.9, 230mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.52″, PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom

10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.52″, 1.12µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
Ultra-Wide Camera12MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55″sensor size12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55″sensor size, Super Steady video12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55″ sensor size, dual pixel PDAF
Selfie Camera10MP12 MP12 MP

Looking at the table, it seems that the Galaxy S23 camera will not have any serious upgrades compared to the S22. However, this does not mean the photo quality will not be better. We hope that Samsung will make some image-processing advances to the new models. Hopefully, resulting in a sizeable improvement in this area.

Besides the clear 200MP improvement of the main camera on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, it seems that Samsung will rely on the current S22 Ultra specs. Similar, to its less premium sister models, we hope Samsung is improving the S22 camera through internal software upgrades instead.

On the topic of whether the Galaxy S23 camera will be better than the Galaxy S22 – we think it most likely will be. Samsung is great at releasing competitive cameras and we expect nothing less from the new flagship.

Final thoughts

At the end of the day, we do not know for sure what the Samsung Galaxy S23 camera will be like. To find out, we will have to wait for the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1st. Although looking at the quality of the Galaxy S22 camera, we do expect great things.

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