Do we really need 200MP smartphones?

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra colorful marketing shots
(Image credit: Samsung)

With the announcement of the new and exciting Samsung Galaxy S23 range of smartphones, came the news that the flagship S23 Ultra model would be equipped with a 200-megapixel main camera! This is certainly impressive, but is it necessary?

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra isn't actually the first flagship smartphone to feature a 200MP camera sensor, as other brands and companies got there first. But what does this really mean in terms of image quality and resolution, is it worth an upgrade?

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.