Galaxy S23, S23+, S23 Ultra: Everything we know about Samsung’s next flagship smartphones

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Samsung is expected to unveil the new Galaxy S23 at the Unpacked event scheduled for February 1. Often, a good part of their secrets have already been revealed. This year, the South Korean high-end offering will be available in three devices: Galaxy S23, S23 + and S23 Ultra.

The first two should again share a large part of their spec sheets, while the Ultra version intends to strengthen its position in the premium segment.

Subtle changes

This new range should not offer significant changes in dimensions and design. The Galaxy S23 will still opt for a 6.1-inch display, while the Plus model will keep the 6.6-inch panel. Both will display a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

Galaxy S23 Ultra will remain the most impressive with a diagonal of 6.8 inches displayed at 3080 x 1440 pixels. Its screen should also be particularly bright, as it is rumored to offer a peak of up to 2,200 nits, surpassing the iPhone 14 Pro. It should also benefit from certain exclusive technologies such as LTPO 4.0 (1 Hz to 120 Hz) and compatibility with the S-Pen stylus launched in 2022 on the S series (Galaxy S22 Ultra).

Images shared on the site WinFuture offers a very similar look. The main change will be the disappearance of the photo island to highlight each sensor individually.

Snapdragon for everyone?

For years, Samsung has offered two versions of its high-end smartphones. One of them is equipped with Snapdragon chips manufactured by the American company Qualcomm and is intended for the North American and Asian markets. The second includes an Exynos chip manufactured by Samsung’s semiconductor division and designed for Europe. This version was often criticized because it failed to deliver similar performance and sometimes suffered from a more limited battery life.

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Aware of this dissatisfaction, Samsung has gradually phased out Exynos chips from certain models, but not from the latest Galaxy S22. This generation should mark Qualcomm’s definitive move into SoC. We imagine that the South Korean will choose the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipsets the top of the foundry range to revive its three new smartphones.

A 200 Mpx sensor in the tubes?

As we explained to you recently, the Galaxy S23 Ultra should have a 200 Mpx main sensor. It is not expected to be the Isocell HP1 or Isocell HP3, which were introduced earlier this year. It will probably be equipped with a new Isocell HP2 sensor that uses its technology pixel binding, which allows multiple photosites (0.6 µm) to be combined for brighter shots. However, such a definition is not synonymous with better images, as it is mainly the work of algorithms that make the difference.

The Isocell HP1 was the world's first 200-megapixel sensor.

The Isocell HP1 was the world’s first 200-megapixel sensor.

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This 200 Mpx sensor will be accompanied by three other devices including a 10 Mpx telephoto lens with x3 optical zoom, a 10 Mpx periscope sensor with x10 zoom and a 12 Mpx ultra-wide angle.

The Galaxy S23 and S23+ should retain the same configuration as in 2022. Thus, we will find a triple camera module consisting of an ultra-wide-angle module (12 Mpx), a 50 Mpx main sensor and an optical zoom x3 (10 Mpx sensor). ). Still, the use of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 can make a difference with the previous generation (in photos and videos).

More generous battery

Samsung also intends to improve the autonomy of the entire range. For this, the manufacturer would decide to increase the capacity of each device’s batteries. According to the website Galaxy ClubThe Galaxy S23 will be powered by a 3,900 mAh battery (vs. 3,700 mAh for the S22), while the S23+ will opt for a 4,700 mAh (up from 4,500 mAh).

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The Galaxy S22 and S22+ had 3700 and 4500 mAh batteries.

The Galaxy S22 and S22+ had 3700 and 4500 mAh batteries.

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The S23 Ultra will retain its predecessor’s large 5,000mAh battery. The S22 will still support 25W charging power. The same observation for the other two, 45 W will suffice. Semi-disappointing for a standard model that is supposed to be high end.

The combination of these new batteries, One UI 5 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 can really have a positive impact on daily consumption.

Relatively stable prices

according to RGcloudStransmitted by TechRadar, Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra price list should be stable or slightly higher. Thus, the price of the Galaxy S23 with 128 GB of memory may be $ 799, and the 256 GB version may be $ 849. On the Galaxy S23 Plus side, consumers across the Atlantic should expect a price tag of $999 for the 128GB version and $1,049 for the 256GB version.

Finally, the starting price of the Galaxy S23 Ultra should be set at $1,249 for the 256 GB version, $1,349 for the 512 GB version, and $1,499 for the 1 TB version. Recall that the S22 Ultra was listed at $1,199 for the 128 GB version. Inflation so get through it before it blows up the bill.

Four colors should be available for each model: matte black, forest green, lilac and cotton white.

We only have to wait two weeks to discover the three devices in detail, but new information should still trickle in until then.

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