Take a look at the key details and specifications that has leaked ahead of the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series smartphones!
Samsung Galaxy S23 Series : All The Leaks So Far!
Ahead of the official launch of the Galaxy S23 series, key details and specifications of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphones have leaked!
Boosted Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
The Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones 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 series:
|Specifications||Galaxy S23 Series||Galaxy S22 Series|
|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|
200 MP Main Camera
Arguably the biggest upgrade in the Galaxy S23 Ultra is its new main camera, which is built around the 200 MP Samsung ISOCELL HP2 (S5KHP2) sensor, and features a slightly wider f/1.7 aperture.
This is a large 1/1.3-inch sensor with 200 million pixels, each of which is 0.6 μm in size. The Galaxy S23 Ultra camera will be able to combine up to 16 pixels to form a single large pixel – a pixel binning technique called Tetra2pixel.
The number of pixels binned will vary according to the photography conditions. In low-light conditions, up to 16 pixels can be combined to create a large 2.4 μm pixel, for a 12.5 MP photo.
On top of that, the new Samsung ISOCELL HP2 sensor also offers better auto-focus performance in low-light conditions through Super QPD autofocus. By using all 200 million pixels, which are physically grouped as four pixels under a single microns, the sensor can detect patterns in both vertical and horizontal directions for faster low-light focusing.
Similar Telephoto + Wide-Angle Cameras
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series will reuse the same 3X and 10X zoom cameras from the Galaxy S22 series, right down to their Sony IMX754 sensors.
The ultra-wide angle camera gets a newer sensor – the Sony IMX564, which appears to be an incremental upgrade of the S22 Ultra’s IMX563.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series smartphones will come in four colour options:
- Botanic Green
- Cotton Flower
- Misty Lilac
- Phantom Black
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra : Specifications Leaked So Far!
French specifications for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (SM-918B) smartphone have leaked!
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra|
|Display||6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
– 1440 x 3088 pixels (500 ppi)
– 120 Hz dynamic refresh rate (1~120 Hz)
– 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|
|8 GB + 128 GB / 256 GB
12 GB + 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB
|Front Camera||12 MP camera, f/2.2|
|Main Cameras||200 MP Dual Pixel camera, f/1.7
12 MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.2
10 MP 3x zoom camera, f/2.4
10 MP 10x zoom camera, f/4.9
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth : BT 5.3
USB : USB Type C
|S Pen||Yes, 2.8 ms latency|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, Under Display|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope,
Geomagnetic, Light, Proximity
|GPS||GPS, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass|
|Battery||5,000 mAh Li-Po battery|
|Charging||45 watt wired charging
10 watt wireless charging
|Dimensions||78.1 mm wide
163.4 mm tall
8.9 mm thick
Samsung Galaxy S23 Series : Prices + Offers Leaked So Far!
This is the only dampener amongst the leaks – be prepared to pay more for the Galaxy S23 smartphones! Here are the leaked prices for Europe:
|Galaxy S23||8 GB + 128 GB
8 GB + 256 GB
|Galaxy S23+||8 GB + 256 GB
8 GB + 512 GB
|Galaxy S23 Ultra||8 GB + 256 GB
12 GB + 512 GB
While the increased price may be disappointing, Samsung will potentially boost pre-order sales by offering a free upgrade to the next storage variant.
For example, if you pre-order the Galaxy S23 with 128 GB storage, you will get the 256 GB variant instead. This is based on a leak on the Samsung UK Business portal that states:
Pre-order from Samsung.com by 16.02.23. Operates as a price discount:
Pre-order the larger storage variant (S23 256GB, 523+ 512GB, 523 Ultra 512GB) by 16.02.23 and pay the future price of the smaller storage variant (523 128GB, S23+ 256GB, S23 Ultra 256GB).
This free upgrade will only be offered for the pre-order period, and is essentially a 10% discount on the price of the higher-capacity model.
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