You may have thought that almost every aspect of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 phones had been leaked at this point, but that’s not the case: rumors keep generating more information about these flagship devices ahead of their release on February 1.
Today we have another piece of information from the well-known leak provider Ice Universe (opens in a new tab) (via GSMArena (opens in a new tab)), who took to Chinese social media platform Weibo to give us some details of portrait video mode on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
The source says that the mode will be capable of shooting in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, with the phone offering relatively good thermal control so that the processing power required to capture clips in this mode won’t overheat the phone.
We weren’t very impressed with the portrait video mode on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, especially compared to the cinematic mode on the iPhone. In both cases, the subject of a video stays in focus while the background is blurred.
The current Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra can capture regular video at 8K resolution at 24 frames per second, or 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. In portrait mode, that’s down to 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second.
What is not clear is whether or not the other two Galaxy S23 models will have portrait mode this time around. It’ll all be revealed when Samsung’s next Unpacked launch event rolls around, and it’s only a couple of weeks away.
Analysis: a tale of two sensors
Based on the rumors we’ve heard so far, we expect the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to come equipped with the new 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor that Samsung has revealed. Meanwhile, the standard and Plus models are rumored to stick with a 50MP main sensor.
That should mean the Ultra model is the one to look for the biggest camera upgrades over last year’s models. So far, we’ve heard that night vision capabilities will be better, and we’ve seen sample shots for comparison purposes.
There has also been talk of Samsung adding more modes on the software side, to go with improvements to the hardware. From a photography and video standpoint, you should be able to do more than ever with the upcoming Galaxy S23 phones.
In fact, there’s been so much buzz around it that we think the Galaxy S23 Ultra could be one of the best photo-taking phones of the year, and it might even have more to offer than whatever Apple is up to with iPhone cameras. fifteen. .