Despite being many months away, we’ve finally started hearing Samsung Galaxy S23 leaks, and one of the first big ones suggests that the selfie camera will get an update.
This comes from the Samsung news site GalaxyClub (opens in new tab) – apparently Samsung will increase the resolution on the front camera by up to 12MP, marking the first resolution increase since 2019, when the Galaxy S10 received a 10MP snapper.
This refers to the standard and Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus models – the Ultra phone has always had a high resolution front camera.
An increase in selfie camera resolution wouldn’t just mean your face would have more pixels when you snapped it – 12MP would make it easier to record 4K video on the front camera, allowing you to make better looking movies using this snapper. Many premium phones already offer 4K selfie recording, and it looks like Samsung is finally following suit.
That being said, a 12MP camera doesn’t guarantee that Samsung will allow 4K video recording – it already has some budget phones with higher resolution front cameras, like the Galaxy A53 with its 32MP snapper, but it doesn’t offer the high resolution option. -res video resolution in your software.
So we’ll have to see what Samsung ends up doing – and whether this update happens – but we’re hopeful.
Analysis: Not exactly a selfie champ
Even though the Samsung Galaxy S23 has a 12MP front camera, it won’t exactly become a selfie powerhouse, because nowadays there are many phones that use self-portrait photography as a major selling feature.
One example is the Vivo V23, which has a 44MP front camera and a secondary depth sensor for taking great-looking photos.
Another, which only went on sale in China, is the Moto Edge X30 – it had a 60MP selfie sensor, and on some phone models, the lens was placed under the display.
Given how popular social media apps like TikTok and Instagram are, many people use their phones’ front cameras more than their back ones, and so it makes sense for companies to focus on this feature for certain shoppers.
A 12MP selfie camera on a Samsung phone isn’t going to wipe out this target market. But given that its Galaxy A series is aimed at younger, social media-savvy audiences, in terms of selfie capability, the company’s next device doesn’t need to draw attention – it just needs to stay in line with the rest of the best. smartphones on the market.