Samsung might downgrade the S24 Ultra, but I'd argue that's a good thing

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
(Image credit: Samsung)

Just as Apple launches its first iPhone with a periscope, sorry, tetraprisim, camera, word on the street is hinting that Samsung may be removing the periscope module from its next flagship phone, the S24 Ultra. This is surprising, given the S series has featured a periscope camera since the S20 Ultra of 2020. But it should be noted that periscope cameras aren't exactly the tech miracle they're often made out to be - check out my guide to periscope cameras, and their compromises.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.