Everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S23 series

Samsung fans are eagerly awaiting the upcoming flagship series Galaxy S23, which will be launched in early 2023. And it seems like there’s a lot to look forward to based on the leaks and rumors circulating around the web.

Here are five new top features to expect in the Galaxy S23 series.

1. A new 200MP camera for the Galaxy S23 Ultra

Galaxy S22 Ultra camera
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Samsung first introduced its 108-megapixel camera with the Galaxy S20 Ultra launched in 2020. Now the company will introduce a new benchmark with the Galaxy S23 Ultra – its new 200-megapixel sensor. Some sources say that the S23 Ultra’s new 200-megapixel sensor allows for significantly more detailed shots with significant improvements in low-light conditions.

Credible leak ice universe also pointed out that the default image resolution on the device will be 12MP, which means that pixel binning technology will be used to combine neighboring pixels in a 16-to-1 matrix and the excess megapixels beyond 12MP to cut off.

You can also record at 50MP and 200MP and easily zoom in on your recordings without losing quality. However, the larger file size fills your storage faster.

2. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip for all regions

Perhaps the best news about the S23 series is that Samsung is using the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip for all S23 models across all regions, including Europe and India, which usually get Exynos variants.

We already explained why people hate Samsung Exynos processors. Because Snapdragon runs on all Galaxy S23 models, there are no performance differences no matter where you buy, resulting in consistent gaming performance, photography, and thermal management.

3. Faster storage and RAM

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Besides the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, the Galaxy S23 series will also introduce the next UFS storage standard UFS 4.0 and faster LPDDR5X RAM. As a reminder, current Samsung flagship phones use the UFS 3.1 standard and LPDDR5 RAM.

For comparison: UFS 3.1 offers read and write speeds of up to 2100 MB/s and 1200 MB/s, while the new UFS 4.0 standard promises double read and write speeds of up to 4200 MB/s and 2800 MB/s respectively – and all this with a high consumption 46% less power.

LPDDR5X RAM clocks a maximum speed of 8.5 Gbps, versus 6.4 Gbps achieved by the LPDDR5 predecessor. For you, this means a faster user experience, smoother animations, lower latency and a better gaming experience.

4. Small design changes for the S23 Ultra

If you were expecting a new design for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, you might be disappointed to know that most leakers are reporting that it will look almost identical to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, with perhaps a slightly larger camera module.

We also expect the sides to be flatter this time, so the front glass will likely be less curved than before. You might be a fan of boxy design, but it can also make the device more uncomfortable to hold – one of the main complaints we have with the S22 Ultra.

5. New design changes for S23 and S23+

The base Galaxy S23 and S23+ get a new look thanks to the redesigned camera module. Unlike the S22 and S22+, which have a contour-cut design, the S23 and S23+ mimic the look of the S22 Ultra, with the camera lenses protruding outwards.

Based on the renders we’ve seen, the design seems almost identical to the Galaxy A13 5G, which is a budget phone and some people might not like it. There’s conflicting information about the size of the bezels on the handsets, but you can expect symmetrical bezels on both models, like last time.

The Galaxy S23 will be better on the inside

Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed an official release date for the Galaxy S23 series, but based on previous launches, it’s safe to assume a February 2023 launch. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, UFS 4.0 storage, LPDDR5X RAM and a higher-resolution camera all suggest that the Galaxy S23 series is shaping up to be quite a powerful upgrade over its predecessor.


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