Samsung has officially confirmed that its much-anticipated flagship Galaxy S23 Series will be launched on February 1, 2023, in San Fransisco, USA. The smartphone giant will unveil its next-generation smartphones at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked Event bringing another three top-tier smartphones – Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. While the launch date is a few weeks from now, much spec buzz has surfaced shedding light on the improvement they come packed with. In this post, we list out all the rumors we have so far on the Galaxy S23 series.
New spec rumors have emerged for this year’s flagship smartphone series Samsung Galaxy S23. We have the latest on its display, SoC, price, and its likely launch on February 1, 2022. The rumored specs hint at some improvement from the current Galaxy S22 lineup. Let’s find out more in detail about Samsung’s crown jewel for 2023.
The major smartphone releases are mostly over for 2022. Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series is well into the market and buzzing but the rumors are already swirling for next year’s flagship phones. The Samsung Galaxy S23 series which includes – Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra will be out in early 2023. So far, the company has kept everything covered regarding its features. But the specs have surfaced online which have got fans excited with improvements in some segments.
The post will navigate through the specs we have found so far from online leaks to rumors that could arrive in the S23 Series this year.
Let’s begin with the hot one. The upcoming Galaxy S23 is rumored to be coming with satellite communication. Reportedly, the feature will come via Samsung’s partnership with Iridium. Apple 14 has already launched the system this year but the good thing is Samsung plans to improve upon it. Apparently, S23’s satellite capability will go for more than just emergency service. The company wants its low-orbit satellite to enable its flagship device to “transmit data such as text messages and low-capacity images at hundreds of kbps.”
It’s very likely that Galaxy S23 lineups will get their power from the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It’s the same chipset that Qualcomm confirms will support the world’s first-ever two-way satellite communication. It further backs up the possibility that Samsung will introduce satellite connectivity to its upcoming Galaxy S23 phones.
Design and display
Galaxy S23 is likely to adopt the same design language as its predecessor Galaxy S22 lineups. In particular, the base model S23 and S23 Ultra have been rumored to continue similar screen sizes if not very distinct. Leakster Ice Universe mentions that the S23 Ultra might measure 6.43 x 3.07 x 0.35 inches, a minimal increase over the 6.42 x 3.06 x 0.35-inch dimension of the Galaxy S22 Ultra device. The camera is meanwhile expected to sport a larger module which could increase the overall thickness of the phone.
Likewise, the base model S23 is tipped to feature the same 6.1-inch screen size with 1080×2340 display resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy S23 Plus gets a 6.6-inch 1080×2340 display, and the S23 Ultra has a 6.8-inch 1440×3088 screen as per the leaks, virtually the same as the S22 lineups. The Ultra’s display could get minor upgrades in comparison to the current phones but we are not sure yet regarding its final profile.
While the phones may resemble similarities to their predecessors, their rears might differ. That is because of the individually configured camera sensors, just like S22 Ultra.
One of the highlights of the Samsung S23 series has been the 200 MP camera on the ‘Ultra’ variant. If that is to happen, it will be a significant upgrade over the current 108 MP camera on the Samsung S22 Ultra handset. Samsung has used 108 MP cameras in the last three Ultra variant phones, and now it could be a breakaway from the tradition for good. But there is no definite update on which sensor the phone will get between the regular ISOCELL HP1 sensor of the second-generation variant.
Similarly, Ice Universe has claimed that it is “100% confirmed” that the phone will get a 200MP camera with 0.6μm sized pixels, and a larger aperture of f/1.7 to get more light for the pictures. He also shared that the camera will be able to take snaps at 12.5MP and at 200MP, but not 50MP.
To the front, the S23 Ultra could feature a 40MP camera.
GalaxyClub says that the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus will get 10MP telephoto cameras, just like their predecessors. The Galaxy S23 Ultra will get a 10MP 10x optical zoom camera too, the signature zoom available in earlier S series phones.
Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are rumored to carry a 50MP camera lens.
It is in the news that Samsung could shelve its Exynos SoC in favor of the Snapdragon chipset for the entire S23 series. Users have long talked of lag while on Exynos-powered Galaxy phones and the company might have drawn its idea to make the S23 Series Snapdragon exclusive.
There are leaks suggesting that the S23 lineups will use Snapdragon Gen 2 which is very likely as that’s the latest from the US semiconductor.
Online benchmarks have surfaced showing the performance value of Galaxy S23 on single-core and multicore comparison. The device seems to show a remarkable performance probably due to the flagship Snapdragon chipset.
The performance yielded is from a Snapdragon chipset, likely the rumored Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, showing the Galaxy S23 delivering a single-core score of 1,524 and a multi-core score of 4,597 in the Geekbench 5 benchmark.
Leakster Yogesh Brar has also claimed that the S23 series will get the said Snapdragon flagship Soc. The base model S23 would come with 8 GB RAM with the choice of 128 and 256 GB of storage options.
Likewise, Brar suggests S23 will have an improved battery capacity of 3,900mAh but charging could remain 25W wired and 15W wireless.
Galaxy S23 Ultra benchmark shows potential
The benchmark result of Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-S918U) for the US market has appeared online showing a strong promise. The device in the test includes 8GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset featuring a high-performance CPU core clocked at 3.36GHz, three CPU cores operating at 2.02GHz, and four 2.8GHz cores for a total of eight CPU cores.
In Geekbench benchmarking, the S23 Ultra topped 1,521 points in the single-core tests and 4,689 points in multi-core tests. For comparison, the Galaxy S22 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 scores 1,100-1,200 points in single-core tests and around 3,000 points in multi-core. The benchmark tests don’t translate to real-world performance but do indicate its performance prowess.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Series launch and price rumors
Samsung will launch its flagship Galaxy S23 series on February 1 at its Galaxy Unpacked event in San Fransisco, USA. You could catch up with the event live on its official YouTube channel and its website here. The links for the live stream will be available soon. We will update it on this page as well.
Pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S23 could begin on February 1. The lineups could hit the market around February 15. Samsung has previously taken two weeks to take its devices into the market two weeks after the Unpacked event. It could follow the pattern again.
Not much is still known regarding the price of Samsung’s next-generation smartphones. But there are reports of a price hike for the upcoming devices. One leaker has claimed, citing SKTelecom that Galaxy S23 will cost 1,199,000 won in South Korea which is around $933 in the US. It is a 20 percent price raise from Galaxy S22’s starting price in South Korea.
Similarly, it is claimed that Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultimate will cost 1,397,000 won ($1,096) and 1,599,400 won ($1,253). The rumors point to a 10-20 percent price hike on their siblings from last year.
|Samsung Galaxy S23 Models
|Price in Nepal (expected)
|Galaxy S23 Ultra
|Rs 1.70 lakh
|Galaxy S23 Plus
|Rs 1.40 lakh
More rumors for the Samsung Galaxy S23 series are likely to surface in the coming days before its eventual release. We will update all the leaks right here so you can always stay updated with the possible specs of the device.
Which of the Samsung Galaxy S23 spec rumors is making you most excited? You can share with others in the comments below.
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