Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra leak points to the camera phone of my nightmares

When I hear rumors of super-high-res cameras coming to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and upcoming Motorola phones, I often think back to the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. That was the first mobile to have a 108MP sensor, and it’s one of my favorite camera phones I’ve tested – but as time goes on, I realise that my opinion was in spite of that high-res sensor, not because of it.

Three years on from the Mi Note 10’s launch, 108MP cameras are becoming commonplace in smartphones. From budget devices like the Realme 9 4G, all the way up to the premium Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, we’re seeing brands use them as a selling point for their new devices.