In the highly competitive world of smartphone technology, Samsung is poised to make a significant leap with its upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra. Following in the footsteps of Apple's iPhone 15 Pro series, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is reported to upgrade its RAW image capture resolution from 12 million pixels to 24 million pixels. This strategic move, as revealed by Ahmed Qwaider, signals Samsung's intention to match Apple's imaging prowess.
The current model, the Galaxy S23 Ultra, features a versatile 200 MP main camera that supports 200 MP, 50 MP, and 12 MP modes. It's anticipated that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will continue to utilize this high-resolution main camera. However, the true innovation lies in the device's advanced software capabilities.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra to adopt 24MP default RAW setting
One of the most notable features expected in the Galaxy S24 Ultra is the "Photo Remaster" function. Taking a cue from the Galaxy Book 4 series notebooks, Samsung is set to integrate AI technology to elevate the quality of captured images. The Photo Remaster function is rumored to offer three options: Portrait, Remaster, and Delete. The Portrait option aims to add depth of field to images taken in normal mode, enhancing the subject's rendering. The Remaster option provides a one-click solution for overall image enhancement, while the Delete option is expected to remove unwanted elements from photos, akin to the Magic Fraser feature seen in the Google Pixel 8 Pro but with a more refined approach.
Additionally, the Galaxy S24 Ultra is rumored to introduce a feature resembling the Natural Density filter found in DSLR cameras. This function would allow control over parameters like shutter exposure, although it's not a novel feature, as it currently exists in the Expert RAW Labs section of the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
This blend of high-resolution hardware and sophisticated software enhancements positions the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra as a formidable contender in the smartphone market, especially in the arena of mobile photography.