Galaxy S24 Ultra Factory Leak Confirms Worst Suspicions About the Phone

What you should know

  • The Galaxy S24 Ultra might not include the 10x periscope camera, which was a feature in its predecessor, the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
  • The 10x periscope camera could be replaced by a 50MP camera with 5x optical zoom in the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
  • An image leaked by @chunvn8888 shows the camera array of the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which does not include a 10x periscope camera.
  • The Galaxy S24 Ultra is rumored to feature a 6.8-inch screen, titanium design, 5,000mAh battery, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

Full Story

The buzz around the Galaxy S24’s launch date is growing, and so are the leaks about the phone. Recently, a rumor was floating around that the Galaxy S24 Ultra might hold onto its predecessor’s 10x periscope camera. But another rumor, from a more reliable source, pretty much squashed that idea.

Now, there’s more concrete evidence that suggests the phone will indeed say goodbye to the 10x zoom camera. The Galaxy S23 Ultra, with its 200MP main sensor, a 12MP ultrawide shooter, a 10MP 3x telephoto camera, and a 10MP 10x periscope unit, was one of the top camera phones of 2023. The 10MP 10x module was a standout feature, giving the phone a zooming range that other handsets just couldn’t match.

In September, word got out that the Galaxy S24 Ultra might lose the 10MP 10x camera. The rumor mill suggested it would be replaced by a 50MP camera with 5x optical zoom.

An image that seems to have been taken at a factory shows the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s camera array. The leaker, @chunvn8888, posted this image. If the leak is legit, the image clearly shows that the Galaxy S24 Ultra doesn’t have a 10MP 10x periscope camera.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra’s camera array, on the other hand, does have a 10x periscope camera. Sure, some folks will be bummed to see the 10x camera go, but this might actually be a smart move.

With the 50MP camera’s higher resolution, it’ll capture more details. And, the term “quad telephoto camera” implies that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will likely use sensor crop and digital zoom to achieve a zooming range of 10x.

The phone is rumored to have a 6.8-inch screen, a titanium design, a 5,000mAh battery, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. So, there’s that.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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