Galaxy S24 Ultra camera may capture 24MP images, just like newer iPhones

According to tipster Ahmed Qwaider, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will capture 24MP images instead of 12MP default. Although his tweet isn't very clear, we think he meant that the default image resolution on the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be 24MP instead of 12MP.

If this claim is true, Samsung may have likely copied the feature from Apple and its latest iPhone series. The iPhone 15 series uses its 48MP camera to capture images in a binned-down 12MP resolution (after 4-in-1 pixel binning) and then combines it with 48MP images to merge them into a 24MP image.

Samsung's phones offer the ability to capture 12MP, 50MP, and 200MP images from the primary camera. However, 50MP and 200MP images do not have a dynamic range as wide as it is in 12MP images. Moreover, 50MP and 200MP images take up a lot of space due to higher file sizes. So, Apple's method offers a good balance between details and file size. Samsung may do the same with the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

The Galaxy S24 Ultra is rumored to feature a 200MP primary camera with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide camera with autofocus, a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS, and a 50MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and OIS.