When it comes to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 line of phones, it looks like the Ultra models will once again get the biggest upgrades — and those upgrades apparently include “Night Sight” features on their cameras.
This is from the well-respected leaker ice universe (opens in a new tab), he “emphasized again that the S23 Ultra’s night vision camera is really ‘night vision'” on Twitter. To us, that sounds like pretty good low-light photography ability.
We haven’t gotten any indication here of what exactly the camera module on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will include, but previous leaks have suggested a quad-lens 108MP+12MP+12MP+2MP rear camera on this particular smartphone.
Ice Universe appears to have access to an earlier Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra device, or was able to access images it captured: the same source previously published a photo comparison between the Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Google Pixel 7 Pro.
In the past, we’ve also heard Ice Universe talk about “greatly improved” low-light capture capabilities for both photos and videos. It’s clearly a notable upgrade, and should make the Ultra one of the phones with the best camera quality around.
Photos and videos taken during the day would not be left out either, as improvements are rumored here as well. Everything will be revealed when the Galaxy S23 phones are announced, which should happen in the first few days of February.
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There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S23 phones will bring many improvements over their predecessors – including performance upgrades – otherwise Samsung might as well continue selling the Galaxy S22 series of phones.
Still, the low-light photography capabilities of the Galaxy S23 phones are worth noting. Being able to capture photos and videos in difficult lighting conditions is one of the main differentiators between high-end flagship phones and budget devices that cost much less.
While the cheapest phones are usually great value, great performance, and a great camera setup, you’ll often find that it starts to struggle taking photos and videos in the dark. If you need the best night shots, then you probably want a flagship smartphone.
This is an area where phones like Google’s Pixel line excel, including the aforementioned Google Pixel 7 Pro. We’d be impressed if the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s night vision was this good.