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All information about Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, the latest flagship of the South Korean company
The new generation of the Samsung Galaxy S family is now official, and for another year it’s already in its fourth year, with the ‘Ultra’ model bringing together Samsung’s latest technological advances. model definitive smart phone. This is, of course, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Samsung has provided the Galaxy S23 Ultra with several interesting improvements compared to the previous generation. And although it is difficult to appreciate the differences at first glance, the reality is that the company has managed to improve the weak points of the model presented last year.
We will review all the features, details, price and release date of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, the model that will lead the high-end segment in the first half of 2023.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, all information
|Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, technical sheet|
|Dimensions||163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm|
|Screen||6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3080 x 1440 pixels, Infinity-O Edge-Display, 1-120 Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus 2, HDR10+, 500 ppi|
|Software||Android 13 with Samsung One UI 5.1|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 4nm|
|main camera||Quad cameras: 200 MP (main camera, 85°, f/1.7, 23mm, OIS);
12 MP (ultra wide, 120°, f/2.2, 13mm);
10 MP (telephoto, 36°, f/2.4, 69mm, OIS);
10 MP (telephoto, 11°, f/4.9, 230mm, OIS, 10x optical zoom, 100x cosmic zoom)
|Front camera||12MP (f/2.2, 80°, 25mm, HDR10+)|
|sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, UWB|
|connection||Bluetooth 5.3, USB Type-C, NFC, Wi-Fi 6e|
|Mobile phone||2G (GPRS/EDGE), 3G (UMTS), 4G (LTE), 5G|
|satellites||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo|
|Colors||Black, Cream, Green, Purple|
|Others||IP68 waterproof, dual SIM (2x Nano + E-SIM), GPS, face recognition, 2 speakers, Dolby Atmos, Wireless PowerShare, DeX, child mode, data security: KNOX, ODE, EAS, MDM, VPN|
|Percussion instruments||5000mAh, 45W fast charging, 10W wireless|
|Release date||February 1, 2023|
Design and display: less curves in a more durable body
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has changed very little in terms of aesthetics. At first glance, it looks like the Galaxy S22 Ultra, although some important aspects have been changed.
The metal side edges of the device are now flatter and the tilt angle of the screen has been reduced to improve the phone’s grip. However, there is something important, because this is a device with a 6.8-inch diagonal screen and a weight of 233 grams.
Samsung prides itself on creating a smartphone that uses sustainable materials, including 80% recycled plastic and 20% marine waste to form certain elements of the chassis. In addition, the screen is made of 22% recycled glass.
The back of the device is almost the same as the previous generation, with each of the four cameras placed separately in its own module. Its size has, yes, increased compared to last year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra. Frosted glass continues to be used, and three new colors have been introduced this year: purple, cream and military green.
Speaking of glass, Samsung decided to adopt the next-generation protection technology of Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which is more resistant to breakage and scratches than the previous generation.
Its front is occupied by a large 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with slightly curved edges and a Quad HD+ resolution of 3080 x 1440 pixels. It is an LTPO type panel that can dynamically change the refresh rate between 1 and 120 Hz depending on the scenario to save power.
The panel can reach a maximum brightness of 1750 nits and hides a state-of-the-art ultrasonic fingerprint reader, which should provide a faster and more accurate experience when unlocking the smartphone.
Hardware: Qualcomm takes over from Exynos with an exclusive version of its flagship processor
Finally, the rumors came true. For the first time in years, Samsung has decided to bet on a Qualcomm processor in all variants of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, regardless of the market in which it will be sold.
All models come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy chip, optimized to power the South Korean company’s new flagship smartphone, offering a 33% increase in processor performance, a 45% improvement in the graphics department, and a 45% improvement in performance. 48% more powerful NPU. The largest cooling circuit ever seen in a smartphone from the brand is also included.
This is a TSMC 4-nanometer chip, with a total of eight cores, one of which is based on the new high-performance oriented ARM Cortex-X3 technology and can reach a clock frequency of 3.2 GHz. .
On the other hand, there are two 2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 cores, two 2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 cores and three 2.0 GHz Cortex-A510 cores, the latter aimed at reducing power consumption thanks to their higher efficiency.
Its graphics unit is supported by the Adreno 740 GPU, and in this configuration we find UFS 4.0 and LPDDR5x memory, two of the fastest technologies you can find in a smartphone today.
In this sense, we have versions with 8 and 12 GB of RAM and internal memory of up to 256, 512 GB or 1 TB.
Its battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh and supports 45W fast charging via cable, as well as fast wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
All this is backed by customized Android 13 with One UI 5.1, the new version that was announced a few days ago.
Cameras: 200 megapixels for better visibility in the dark
The Galaxy 23 Ultra camera system is led by a 200-megapixel main camera, which is unique in the history of the Galaxy S family. It is equipped with optical stabilization and has an aperture of f/1.7, with a focal length of 23 millimeters.
The camera is supported by various artificial intelligence-based systems designed to improve the sharpness of the shots. In addition, Samsung has included the Adaptive Pixel function, which allows you to group pixels in different ways to create 12, 50 or 200 megapixel photos.
In addition to the main camera, there are three additional sensors: a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens and a dual 10-megapixel telephoto lens each with 3x and 10x optical zoom, respectively, both equipped with an optical camera. stabilizer.
Samsung paid special attention to night photography during the launch, as it incorporated features such as Night Video, an improved recording mode for dark environments that uses a new ISP to reduce noise.
Speaking of video, VDIS technology is responsible for reducing vibration more effectively by using a new type of optical stabilizer with a wider range of motion that can better compensate for motion.
In addition, the company has joined hands with some third-party applications to improve the experience of taking pictures and recording videos on platforms such as Snapchat, TikTok or Instagram.
The front camera has a resolution of 12 megapixels and in addition to being compatible with the “Pro” mode included in the camera application, it also includes Dual Pixel technology.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra price and where to buy
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, as well as other models of the family, can be reserved from the day of its launch. They are available through Samsung’s official online store as well as other authorized retailers such as Amazon.
Finally, the price increase affected the entire Galaxy S23 family, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra became the most expensive model in the history of the family. Here are the prices for each of the three available memory and storage configurations:
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 256GB: €1,409
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB: €1,589
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 1 TB: 1829 euros
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