Samsung hasn’t officially revealed the Galaxy S23, one of 2023’s most-anticipated phones. The company’s hardware releases are usually consistent and predictable. The S23’s exact design and specs are still unclear, although some information are emerging.
Here’s everything we know about the Galaxy S23 while we wait for formal confirmation and more details.
We predict the Galaxy S23 to come in three versions: the S23, the S23+, and the S23 Ultra.
The ‘regular’ S23 should offer the main Galaxy S23 experience at a lower price and smaller size. The S23+ may have a larger screen and battery for a higher price. S23 Ultra is for those who seek Samsung’s best.
Assuming Samsung’s typical release schedule. S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra debuted in 2021. The S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra debuted in 2022. For now, the S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra seem like safe picks.
According to leaks and rumors, the Galaxy S23 will likely appear like the S22. Most smartphone makers make minor design improvements every year.
The Galaxy S23’s curvature may have changed. Ice Universe says the S23 will have squarer edges than the S22, reducing the glass’s curvature. While not a major design change, the S23’s sharper edges may improve grip.
The S23’s new edges may be due to an internal metal frame. Its edges are wider than previous Galaxy devices, requiring a sharper curvature.
Only the Galaxy S23’s processor is known. Several sources provide contradictory data. Samsung may develop a Galaxy-exclusive processor for its 2025 flagships, leaving the S23’s chipset uncertain. Business Korea reported Samsung would work with MediaTek to deliver a processor, possibly the Dimensity 9000, but another leaker said the cooperation isn’t occurring.
Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the Galaxy S23 will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Kuo claims Qualcomm will provide the S23 line’s processors, which sounds sensible given Samsung’s concentration on new technologies. Kuo said Samsung doesn’t think Exynos 2300 can compete with Qualcomm’s newest chips. The third-party company will outfit all S23 models, instead of 70-30 for S22. This aligns with a collaboration Samsung and Qualcomm announced in late July, when it was stated we’d continue to see “Snapdragon platforms for future premium Samsung Galaxy products”
The Galaxy S23’s cameras have made waves despite a dearth of other details. Ice Universe claims the smartphone would include a 200-megapixel HP2 primary camera. The S22 was also believed to include a 200MP lens. This time, though, Korean IT News corroborates the facts. Samsung’s 200MP camera boasts brighter and more detailed photos.
According to Korean IT News, Samsung has contacted “major camera partners” to confirm a 200MP camera. The S23 will likely have a 200MP camera, based on the data. Now, Samsung must announce it.
GalaxyClub says the S23’s front-facing camera will be 12MP. GalaxyClub said the S23 will have the same 10MP telephoto lens as the S22.
The S23 may have the same 5,000mAh battery as the S22 Ultra. The S22 Ultra’s battery life and charge times weren’t as rapid as OnePlus’. If the S23 line has 5,000mAh batteries, we won’t complain.
Since the Galaxy S series has supported wireless charging for years, it’s safe to believe the S23 will as well. The S23’s charging speeds and wattages are unknown.
Release date and price
We don’t know when the S23 will be released because Samsung hasn’t said. Looking at past releases can provide us a sense of the company’s plans.
Galaxy S22 debuted in February 2022, S21 in January 2021, and S20 in March 2020. Based on the last two flagship releases, the S23 will likely launch in late January or February 2023.
Samsung will decide the exact date, but we won’t know until closer to that window. Part shortages and production issues have plagued the sector since the global epidemic began, so its distribution could be delayed. Since COVID-19 become a common issue, Samsung has released consistent hardware. Unless a serious supply chain problem arises, the S23 should debut on time.
Unknown is pricing. Galaxy S22 costs $799, S22+ costs $999, and S22 Ultra costs $1,199. Samsung may preserve those rates for the S23 series, but market and economic conditions could lead to a $50-$100 price jump per model.