Samsung just launched the Galaxy S23, and here is everything you need to know about its latest compact flagship smartphone!
Samsung Galaxy S23 : Everything You Need To Know!
Samsung just launched the Galaxy S23 smartphone, and here is everything you need to know about its latest flagship smartphone!
Boosted Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The Samsung Galaxy S23 will use a specially-boosted variant of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile SoC, which features a quad-cluster architecture:
- 1 x Arm Cortex-X3 core (3.36 GHz, instead of 3.2 GHz)
- 2 x Arm Cortex-A715 cores (2.8 GHz)
- 2 x Arm Cortex-A710 cores (2.8 GHz)
- 3 x Arm Cortex-A510 cores (2.0 GHz)
Here is a quick comparison between the boosted Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile SoC used in the Galaxy S22:
|Specifications||Galaxy S23||Galaxy S22|
|Mobile SoC||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1|
|CPU Cores||1 x Cortex-X3 (3.36 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A715 (2.8 GHz)
2 x Cortex-A710 (2.8 GHz)
3 x Cortex-A510 (2.0 GHz)
|1 x Cortex-X2 (3.0 GHz)
3 x Cortex-A710 (2.5 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A510 (1.8 GHz)
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 740||Qualcomm Adreno 730|
Same Rear Cameras From Galaxy S22
The Samsung Galaxy S23 uses the same rear cameras as last year’s Galaxy S22.
- a 50 MP Dual Pixel camera, f/1.8 aperture,
- a 12 MP ultra-wide angle camera, f/2.2 aperture, and
- a 10 MP telephoto camera with 3X optical zoom, f/2.4 aperture
12 MP Selfie Camera
The Samsung Galaxy S23, however, gets an upgrade in the front, with a new 12 MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
This should be the same 12 MP front camera used in the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which I managed to test in an exclusive media preview session in Singapore, and found to be significantly better than the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s front camera!
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus smartphones will come in four colour options:
- Phantom Black
Read more : Samsung Galaxy S23 Colour Options Compared!
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
The Samsung Galaxy S23 is protected in the front and in the back by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is not just tougher, it is also made from 22% pre-consumer recycled content!
3,900 mAh Fast-Charging Battery
The Samsung Galaxy S23 comes with a large 3,900 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, which is 200 mAh larger than the Galaxy S22.
In addition, it also supports 45 watt fast wired charging, and 15 watt fast wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S23 : Specifications!
I created this table to quickly share with you the Galaxy S23’s key specifications!
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S23|
|Display||6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
– 120 Hz dynamic refresh rate (48~120 Hz)
– 240 Hz touch sampling rate (Game Mode)
– 1750 nits peak brightness
|Protection||Gorilla Glass Victus 2 (front and back)|
|OS||One UI 5.1 (Android 13)|
|Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2|
|CPU||1 x Arm Cortex-X3 core (3.36 GHz)
2 x Arm Cortex-A715 cores (2.8 GHz)
2 x Arm Cortex-A710 cores (2.8 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A510 cores (2.0 GHz)
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 740|
|Storage Options||128 GB / 256 GB|
|Front Camera||12 MP camera, f/2.2, 80˚ FOV|
|Main Cameras||50 MP camera, f/1.8, 85˚ FOV
12 MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.2, 120˚ FOV
10 MP 3x zoom camera, f/2.4, 36˚ FOV
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth : BT 5.3
USB : USB Type C
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, Under Display|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope,
Geomagnetic, Light, Proximity
|GPS||GPS, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass|
|Battery||3,900 mAh Li-Po battery|
|Charging||45 watt wired charging
15 watt wireless charging
|Dimensions||70.9 mm wide
146.3 mm tall
7.6 mm thick
Samsung Galaxy S23 : Prices + Pre-Order Offer!
Sadly, the Samsung Galaxy S23 will be significantly more expensive than last year’s Galaxy S22!
Here are the official launch prices for the two available storage capacities.
- 8 GB + 128 GB : RM3,899 (about US$914 / £742 / A$1,294 / S$1,200)
- 8 GB + 256 GB : RM4,199 (about US$984 / £799 / A$1,393 / S$1,294)
While the increased price may be disappointing, Samsung is offering some great pre-order offers:
- you get a free upgrade to the next storage option!
- if you buy from the Samsung Online Store, you get an RM400 e-Voucher
- you get 30% off Samsung accessories, Samsung Care+, Galaxy tablets, Watch, and Buds earphones!
- you get to save up to RM600 more when you trade in!
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra : All You Need To Know!
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus : All You Need To Know!
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Colour Options Compared!
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus Colour Options Compared!
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Colour Options Compared!