We’ve already heard plenty of leaks and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S23 long before its expected launch, but this shows just how excited people are about the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S22.
The last lot landed in early 2022, so don’t expect this new Android phone to launch until early 2023. However, many rumors have surfaced about this exciting flagship. As new leaks come up, we’ll add them to this article, so check back.
Below that, we also have a wishlist of what we want most from the Samsung Galaxy S23 and its siblings, based on our experience with the Samsung Galaxy S22 line.
Additionally, it includes information about the launch dates and prices of Samsung’s 2023 flagships.
get to the point
- what is that? Samsung’s next mainstream flagship phone
- When are you coming out? Likely early 2023
- How much will it cost? Likely over $799 / £769 / AU$1,249
Samsung Galaxy S23 release date
The Samsung Galaxy S23 will likely be announced in February 2023. Not only are all the leaks pointing in that direction, but with the exception of the Samsung Galaxy S21 (announced in January 2021), new models in the range have been consistently announced. Many years in February.
More precisely, the latest rumor we’ve heard regarding the launch window is that it will be the first week of February. The same source suggests that the phone could launch on his February 17th, so if you plan to buy it, adjust your savings schedule accordingly.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Price
As for pricing, it might be similar to the Samsung Galaxy S22, which starts at $799/£769/AU$1,249. We may choose this price, but the price may also increase slightly.
Price may also drop, especially as a leaker @chunvn8888 (opens in new tab) claims that the vibration motor has been downgraded. This could potentially save Samsung money.
Of course, we are talking about the standard model. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus starts at $999.99 / £949 / AU$1,549 and the Galaxy S22 Ultra starts at $1,199.99 / £1,149 / AU$1,849, so it’s likely that these successors will be similarly priced.
Samsung Galaxy S23 design and display
An unofficial render allowed us to see possible designs for the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus. These can be found below.
They show a phone much like the previous model, with a flat screen, a punch-hole camera in the same position, and a metal frame.
Also, according to the same source, the Galaxy S23 is 146.3 x 70.8 x 7.6 mm at 6.1 inches and the Galaxy S23 Plus is 157.7 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm at 6.6 inches, having the same screen size and similar dimensions. increase.
However, as you may have noticed, there is no camera block and the lenses stick out individually like the Galaxy S22 Ultra. These renderings and claims come from @OnLeaks who has a great track record, so it’s quite possible they’re accurate.
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As for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, the source is was suggested It’s possible that this has a screen that is curved on all four sides instead of just two, but I’m not at all sure about this.
In fact, not much may have changed with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, with this source recently stating that it will have dimensions of 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm, which are almost identical to the S22 Ultra. says it has a 6.8-inch 1440 x 3088 screen.
An unofficial render (one shown below) shows a nearly identical design to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, so this claim that little has changed seems likely. All of the above is bolstered by a supposed third-party leaked case across the S23 range, supplied by a popular leaker. ice universe (opens in new tab).
The main change is the dimensions. According to this source, it is slightly different at 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.8 mm and has a less curved design. This time around, the two smallest rear camera sensors could also fit flush with the back of the phone, and the metal lens perimeter could be slightly larger.
Sources also claim that the screen will see some improvements, including better HDR, better peak brightness and better color accuracy, but it will again be 6.8 inches.
We’ve also heard predictions that the Galaxy S23 will only come in beige, black, green, and light pink. It’s kind of a shift from the Galaxy S22, which had more colors available.
According to one source, the Galaxy S23 may also stick with a 6.1-inch 1080p screen like its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S23 camera and battery
We’ve already heard a lot about the camera, including that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra may have a 200MP camera. It’s quite possible that this is true, since you’re announcing it. Also, recently he heard for the second time and for the third time that a 200MP sensor was planned, so this seems very likely.
According to one source, this camera could be a big upgrade, which could greatly improve nighttime photos and videos. The same source also claims that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra he takes better telephoto shots than the S22 Ultra, although the optical zoom distance is apparently the same.
The improvement in the camera capabilities of the S23 Ultra model is evident in what we purport to be images taken with the phone. If the photo is indeed real, this is the first leaked photo taken with a cell phone.
Another camera leak suggests that the selfie snapper could reach 12MP resolution from the S22’s 10MP. However, another leak suggests that the Galaxy S23 won’t have an under-display camera.
And on the camera front, we’ve heard that the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus could feature the same 10MP telephoto camera as the S22’s predecessor. Similarly, the Galaxy S23 Ultra could also have the same periscope camera as the S22 Ultra.
The ultra-wide camera on all three models may be the same 12MP one we’ve seen for years.
The full specs leak for the standard S23 also shows that all cameras are the same as the S22.
Away from the camera, sources suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra may feature a 5,000mAh battery. That’s what we’ve heard twice now, with the second source adding that the Galaxy S23 Plus will carry the S22 Plus’s 4,500mAh to 4,700mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 gets a 200mAh battery boost as well, making it 3,900mAh. The source of this claim also says it charges slowly, since another source also points to the 3,900mAh battery and his 25W charge, so this is likely that’s right.
Samsung Galaxy S23 specs and features
Reports have made bizarre claims that Samsung could use the MediaTek chipset in the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, at least in some parts of the world. In previous models, the company always used Snapdragon or Exynos chips, so this would be a big change.
However, two other sources suggest that a move to MediaTek probably won’t be on the cards, so for now it’s unlikely.
Another leak has since suggested that Samsung will be using Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets everywhere instead of some regions using Exynos. This is apparently to allow the company to focus its chipset manufacturing resources on developing new custom his chipsets for use in future Galaxy S models.
That prediction was backed up by one of the phone business’s top analysts, and Qualcomm itself has since suggested that the S23 line will use its chipset globally (albeit with some wobble There are expressions that leave room for ). The Galaxy S23 is expected to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
Indeed, the same rumors have since resurfaced, with sources now specifically pointing to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 being used.
Admittedly, this is the chipset we expect to see in at least some regions, and Geekbench benchmarks for the US model of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra list it with just 8GB of RAM.
Yogesh Brar – a leaker with quite a track record – also points to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 used in the standard Galaxy S23, along with 8GB of RAM and a choice of either 128GB or 256GB of storage.
what we want to see
While we wait for the Samsung Galaxy S23 news and rumors, here are some things we really want to see.
1. Bigger battery
The Samsung Galaxy S22 only has a 3,700mAh battery, which isn’t particularly big considering its relatively compact 6.1-inch screen. The Galaxy S22 Plus and S22 Ultra do well at 4,500mAh and 5,000mAh respectively, but even those sizes don’t stand out.
That’s why we’d love to see the Samsung Galaxy S23 series come with bigger batteries across all models, but especially with the standard handset. Battery life is one thing that hasn’t really improved as phones have gotten better, but we really want it.
2. Everyone’s Snapdragon
Samsung offers different chipsets for different regions of the world on its Galaxy S flagship, which isn’t ideal. Because chipsets are never equal and can affect not only pure power but also battery life and camera functionality. about it.
Confusing aside, that means the reviews may not be reflective of the device you get.One chipset is inevitably worse, usually Samsung’s Exynos’ one. performance is worse.
So when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S23 range, we’d love to see Samsung ditch the Exynos and stick the next Snapdragon into them all. This almost certainly won’t happen, but you’ll get a globally consistent experience on your phone.
3.Further changes between standard model and plus model
The Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus are in most ways very similar to their previous generation phones. There’s a new chipset and some camera changes, but the design and some of the other specs are similar.
As such, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series needs a more drastic change like we saw with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. That might mean new designs or new features, but in short, we want them to feel new.
4. Sophisticated software
In our review of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, the phone’s software doesn’t feel as fast as rival interfaces such as OnePlus and Xiaomi, and it’s not as fast as stock Android.
Samsung’s One UI is rarely slow, but it can feel very slow at times. So I would like to see the company work on improving this on the version of software that the Galaxy S23 series runs.
5. New camera for Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra definitely has a great camera, but since it’s almost identical to the one on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, we’d like to make a few key changes to the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Early S22 Ultra rumors talked about continuous optical zoom. The phone can optical zoom at any level between 1x and 10x. We didn’t get that in the end as the phone was stuck with the 3x and 10x options, but that certainly helps mess things up, as does the rumored 200MP sensor. This is one wish we might get.
Watch the video here: Samsung Galaxy S23: What we know so far