photo, design, release date… everything we know

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, as well as the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus, have already been revealed through images, leaks and rumors. 200 megapixel sensor, telephoto lens, Snapdragon chip, design… We take into account all the expectations surrounding the next flagships of the Korean giant.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra // Source: OnLeaks

Samsung should announce the Galaxy S23 Ultra early next year, in January or February 2023. The flagship of the Korean giant’s premium range is undoubtedly one of the most awaited smartphones every year. Obviously, it would be accompanied by two smaller brothers: Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus.

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After the S22 Ultra, it’s both exciting in terms of design (the Note-inspired ditching of the photo unit in favor of teardrop integration) and a little disappointing, at least in Europe, for its half-baked Exynos. 2200 chip, the S23 Ultra is more than expected. The same goes for the slightly cheaper segments of the S23 and S23 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S23 // Source: Onleaks


For once not exclusive, French OnLeaks published renders of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 + ahead of the official release. A few hours later, it also showed the expected design of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Do I have to remind him? The leaker is known for his good information from industry sources. The pictures she shares are therefore very believable.

Below is a review of the classic Samsung Galaxy S23.

Here are some pictures of the Galaxy S23 Plus.

Finally, admire the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra below.

Looking at these renders, the two models are said to be very similar in design aside from their different sizes. Like the Galaxy S23+, the Samsung Galaxy S23 will have the right to evolve in the photography department. It will have the same aesthetic as the S22 Ultra. In other words, each camera module will be integrated separately from the others. In addition, the colors should be a little less abundant than the previous year. We’d go for four colors versus nine on the S22.

Regarding the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, we should expect a slightly revised design at the level of the two cameras on the back (the two on the right). These will fit the chassis better so that they don’t stick out in relief unlike other protruding rests. Another nuance: the side edges will be much less rounded compared to the S22 Ultra. The latter was already too angular.

Source: Onleaks

The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra should differ little from their predecessors. Example:

  • S22 Ultra 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm;
  • S23 Ultra 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm.

Other things are almost certain: the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is on track to continue to carry the S Pen stylus (with a special slot for storage) and to always bet on excellent photo versatility thanks to a good set of cameras on the back.


Requires a premium smartphone, several leaks are photos in focus. If the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus have to use the photographic components of the S22 in advance, the Ultra model, in turn, can rely on a 200-megapixel sensor manufactured by Samsung. That would be the Isocell HP2 according to Ice Universe. better Of the three 200-megapixel sensors developed by the Korean firm to date.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra won’t be the first smartphone with a 200-megapixel photo sensor. This title refers to the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

Samsung officially introduces its 200-megapixel sensor, the Isocell HP1. But powering the S23 Ultra would be the Isocell HP2. // Source: Samsung

Rumors are coming for the rest Galaxy Clubindicates that the phone should retain 10x optical zoom paired with a 10-megapixel sensor. If this were to be confirmed, it wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing, because this photomodule is making achievements.

Ice Universe has since published what it claims is a comparison between the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra and Pixel 7 Pro. It’s a product, which means we’ve come to zoom in on the image, and in this little game, the next Samsung phone could teach its little fellows a good lesson.

Performance and autonomy

Now let’s take a look at what’s under the hood.

First news: a priori, Samsung will no longer push Exynos chips from the S23 generation. For the S23s, that means it will opt for the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 instead of the Exynos 2300. Qualcomm has also confirmed the information, so it smells pretty good. It’s even possible that the S23 will benefit from an overclocked version of 3.36GHz versus the base 3.2GHz.

If this might seem a little technical, even second-rate at first glance, know that the S22 Ultra’s Exynos, and in-game temperature management in particular, were among the phone’s major failings in our eyes. An S23 Ultra under Snapdragon would therefore be very good news for everyone.

Moreover, Samsung and Qualcomm signed a big long-term contract.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. // Source: Qualcomm

Before moving on to autonomy, let’s pause for a moment on One UI 6 (Android 14). According to the website Android AuthoritySamsung will introduce in this generation“Flawless Updates”understand these updates without locking the smartphone.

A popular leak in the battery Ice Universe It suggests that the S23 Ultra will retain the same 5,000mAh capacity as last year. We can only hope that Samsung finds a way to better optimize its phone for better autonomy. Replacing the chip may help. For its part, the S23 Plus will gain 200 mAh to reach 4,700 mAh, while the base S23 will gain the same 200 mAh at 3,900 mAh. In addition, the Galaxy S23 will introduce a new performance mode called “Light”, which will allow you to get a little more autonomy if the need arises.

Bad news on the charging side: the Galaxy S23 will always be satisfied with a maximum of 25W.

Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra price and release date

It is too early to comment on the availability or price of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. However, we can rely on the previous year’s prices and release dates.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was released on February 9, 2022. We can expect a similar window in early February. Recent leaks confirm this calendar. However, rumors of an early January release are beginning to circulate.

As for the price, let’s recall the price list when the S22 Ultra was released: it went from 1,259 euros for 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage to 1,459 euros for 12 + 512 GB. In France and Europe, it wouldn’t be surprising if Samsung were to pick up the bill a bit more.

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