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Galaxy S23 Ultra with Advanced OIS? A patent raises hope

We have been talking for a long time about the shift of the sensor to the top of the Galaxy range, or about the optical stabilization of the sensor to put it in Italian. In April 2021, a rumor surfaced that Samsung had been working on a more effective optical stabilization for some time, on the sensor instead of the optics, and it was believed that it would arrive in the S22. We know the story as it is, and nothing has been done about it. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has a “classic” optical stabilization, but on the Galaxy S23 it may be different. Not that there are exact indications, keep in mind. Samsung has obtained a patent from WIPO, the body that manages it worldwide. This is a sensor shift* on the periscope telephoto lens, and as the company has been said to have been working on for some time, the grant of the patent may be a sign that it is finally time to move from theory to practice. The Galaxy S23 Ultra appears to be the perfect candidate to give the competition a punch: a 200MP main sensor on one side, and a 10x zoom lens with a sensor sensor on the other. Twice at first, which makes users and marketers happy. * The definition is attributed to optical stabilization that moves the sensor rather than the lens to compensate for subtle movements. Advantages? More effective optical stabilization, thus improving photos and videos in low-light conditions, the point is that the patents are technology baggage that the company files for primarily to protect them from competitors, so it’s not clear that they are used. But sooner or later Samsung will have to align itself with the competition that responds to the name Apple, introduced in the sensor change in 2020 with the iPhone 12 Pro Max to keep it in later generations. In short, there is a gap to be reclaimed with the historic competitor, and we have no doubt that Samsung wants to recover it as quickly as possible. All working in favor of the sensor-shift debut on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, a tool with which Samsung at that point could deal a heavy blow to Apple: to the 200-megapixel camera and to shifting the sensor onto the telephoto lens instead of the sensor. The main is as in the Cupertino, an option – Samsung’s – which in theory makes more sense, given that any telephoto lens with its zoom and a “closed” lens is more sensitive than the primary to vibrations or simple hand movements. The difference can be significant, especially in the 10x zoom on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and S23 Ultra.

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