Most smartphones still default to 12MP resolution for their photos, even though they dropped 12MP sensors years ago. Of course, these days the 12MP output is the result of pixel binning, so they could target another resolution instead – for example, Apple picked 24MP for its iPhone 15 models, all of which have 48MP main sensors.
Now Samsung is considering doing the same, according to leakster Ahmed Qwaider. Instead of defaulting to 12MP like the outgoing Galaxy S23 Ultra does, it will output 24MP photos instead instead. The S23 Ultra does have 50MP and 200MP options too, but those are used more rarely.
24MP is a good balance, offering more detail than 12MP, while not ballooning the file size like 50MP and especially 200MP do.
The leakster adds that the new Galaxy S24 Ultra will debut with a Photo Remaster feature. We recently saw this on the Galaxy Book4 laptops, where it leverages the new AI hardware to offer quick and simple photo touch-ups. By the sound of it, it will be a one tap solution – pick and image and choose Portrait, Remaster or Delete.
Another feature is mentioned, ND Filter. But this isn’t an actual Neutral Density filter, instead it is a post-processing simulation of such a filter that runs on RAW images. That is already a feature of Expert RAW, though it is still under the “Expert RAW Labs” section, so it is still experimental.