Why you shouldn't care that the Samsung Galaxy S24 might not get a new camera

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
(Image credit: Samsung)

Rumors are surfacing that next year's Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will use the same primary image sensor as that in the S23 Ultra, and even the following flagship Samsung phone, the S25 Ultra, may likely retain the current 200MP ISOCELL HP2 image sensor. 

This isn't entirely unexpected, as we've already seen Samsung carry over the 108MP camera from the Galaxy S20 Ultra into the S21 Ultra and S22 Ultra - another three-generation sensor life cycle. Google also has form with using the same image sensor hardware in its Pixel phones, with four generations (Pixel 2 - Pixel 5) receiving the same 12.2MP, 1/2.55" sensor.

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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.