The Samsung Galaxy S22 is one of our favorite smartphones released in the past year, which has us excited to see what Samsung has in store with the Galaxy S23. As usual, there was no shortage of leaks and rumors leading up to Samsung’s official announcement, but not all of them are reliable. We’ve scoured the web to find reputable things that can actually happen.
Galaxy S23 will be launched in January or February
Unfortunately, we haven’t heard any reliable rumors regarding the Galaxy S23 launch date. However, we can use previous Galaxy releases to know when Samsung might announce and release new phones.
The Galaxy S22 family of devices launched in February, so we expect a similar time frame for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra. The battery of the phone, identical to the Galaxy S23 Plus, appeared for certification in South Korea in September, according to SamMobile(opens in a new window)which coincides with the February release schedule.
Samsung Galaxy S21 was announced on January 14, 2021, and went on sale on January 29, so we can’t rule out an S23 launch in January. According to the Korean website ETNews(opens in a new window)Samsung may look to release the phones as early as three weeks before the Galaxy S22, which would have the device out in mid-to-late January.
Whether in January or February, we’re confident we’ll see the Galaxy S23 within the first two months of 2023, so prepare your wallets if you’re in the market for a new Samsung phone.
Galaxy S23 has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip
Samsung has traditionally powered its S line of phones with the latest Qualcomm silicon in the US. Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, and we suspect that will be the chip that powers the phones.
Outside the US, we should also see a Qualcomm chip in the Galaxy S23, as mentioned by Ice Universe. chirp(opens in a new window) The European versions of the phone will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is excellent for unification.
Galaxy S23 will look familiar
We don’t expect Samsung to reinvent its design philosophies with the Galaxy S23 lineup. Instead, the phone is likely to be similar to the Galaxy S22, although there may be incremental differences.
According to OnLeaks and SmartPix(opens in a new window), the Galaxy S23 will measure 5.7 x 2.7 x 0.29 inches (S22 was 5.75 x 2.78 x 0.3 inches), and the S23+ will measure 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.29 inches (S22+ was 6.20 x 2.98 x 0.3 inches). This means that the phones’ size is somewhat unchanged from the S22.
ice world(opens in a new window) Dimensions of the S23 Ultra leaked. It will measure 6.43 x 3.07 x 0.35 inches, slightly longer and wider than the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 6.42 x 3.06 x 0.35 inches. If those measurements are accurate, the Ultra will be about the same thickness as last year.
Visualizations of the S23 and S23 Ultra came out thanks to OnLeaks(opens in a new window), and neither of the two phones seems to have changed much over the S22 phones. The punch-hole camera and flat screen remain on the base model, though Ice Universe reports that the bezels could be larger than the previous generation phone.
With regard to colours, Ross Young(opens in a new window) He claims that the phone will come in beige, black, green, and light pink (although there may be others).
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Galaxy S23 screens will not change
Once again we turn to notable leaker Ice Universe(opens in a new window), which tells us that the screens of the three devices will be the same sizes as their predecessors. The base model Galaxy S23 will come with a 6.1-inch display with a 1,080 x 2,340 resolution. The more expensive Galaxy S23+ will have a 6.6-inch 1,080 x 2,340 display, and the S23 Ultra will come with a 6.8-inch 1,440 x 3,088 display.
For those doing the math, these numbers exactly match the displays on the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra. There may be minor changes to the displays, such as brightness or contrast ratio, but the basic specifications will remain unchanged.
The Galaxy S23 will have an upgrade to the cameras
The biggest and perhaps most exciting rumor about the Galaxy S23’s cameras is that the Ultra will get a 200MP primary sensor, as reported by ETNews.(opens in a new window). This is a huge jump from the 108MP lens in the current Galaxy S22 Ultra. ice world(opens in a new window) He added that the phone’s 200MP sensor can get 0.6µm pixels and an f/1.7 aperture, which is also a nice improvement.
Side-by-side photos of the S23 Ultra’s 200MP sensor and the S22 Ultra’s 108MP lens
Rumors about the Galaxy S23 and S23+’s primary lens have been quiet so far, so we’ll have to wait for some new leaks to see what Samsung intends to do there for its more budget-friendly models. The lack of leaks suggests we won’t see much in the way of changes, though we can hope the 108MP sensor from the S22 Ultra makes it to the S23 and S23+. GalaxyClub Resources(opens in a new window) Claims that there will be no major changes to the other lens. Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus will have a 10MP telephoto camera. Galaxy S23 Ultra will retain its 10MP 10x optical zoom camera.
He will be here soon
Galaxy S23 is coming one way or another. As we get closer, we expect more rumors about the phone. We’ll keep this post updated as we get closer to the S23 release with all the latest rumors and leaks, so you know what to expect.
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