Samsung Galaxy S23:Release information, features, cost, rumors, and news

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On February 2, 2023, at the Samsung Unpacked event, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will make its formal debut. We now get a sharper view of the three new Samsung flagship phones with less than two weeks left owing to recent leaks.

Even though information on the Galaxy S23 series is still classified, a fresh leak has surfaced that gives us a close-up view of the top-tier Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Samsung ceased offering bargains on the Galaxy S22 series after accepting presale reservations since the February 1 deals and preorder bonuses for the Galaxy S23 are just a few weeks away. The Galaxy S23 series will undoubtedly top lists of the finest Samsung phones thanks to these exciting new features!

Galaxy S23 release date


Announcemet Date

Release Date

Galaxy S23 series

February 1, 2023 (est.)

February 17, 2023 (est.)

According to the timetable of announcements for Samsung’s Unpacked event on Wednesday, February 1, the Galaxy S23 phones may be available on February 17, 2023. Samsung typically releases its Galaxy S series in a Wednesday-Friday release schedule prior to the annual MWC expo’s public opening. The Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra are scheduled to go on sale on February 17 with preorder discounts stacking on top of the reservation bonus in the interim.

Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra price

Galaxy S23 Ultra

$1199 (256GB)

The leaked prices for the Galaxy S23 line on Verizon indicate that Samsung will maintain the same pricing but double the base storage of the Galaxy S23+ and add a 512GB tier to better differentiate it from the S23 and its starting price of $799 for the 128GB version. The Galaxy S23 Ultra will cost $1,199.99 at Verizon, before trade-in incentives, or $33.33 per month for 36 months for subscribers.

Galaxy S23 Ultra vs Galaxy S23+ vs Galaxy S23 specs

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy may be the name of the customized Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 used to power the Galaxy S23 series, which will be produced in Samsung’s semiconductor foundries. The ARM-Cortex X3 primary core of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU “for Galaxy” operates at 3.36 GHz as opposed to the “normal” version’s 3.2 GHz.

The specifications for the Galaxy S23 series that Samsung is anticipated to release in early February are as follows:

Galaxy S23 Ultra

Galaxy S23 Plus

Galaxy S23


6.8-inch, 3080 x 1440 pixels, 500ppi,
1-120Hz Dynamic AMOLED, Gorilla
Glass Victus 2

6.6-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2340
x 1080 pixels, Infinity-O-Display, 48 120 Hertz, Gorilla Glass Victus 2,
HDR10+, 393 ppi

6.1-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 2340
x 1080 pixels, Infinity-O-Display, 48 120 Hertz, Gorilla Glass Victus 2,
HDR10+, 425 ppi


163.4 × 78.1 × 8.9 mm, 233g. weight

6.21 x 3 x 0.3 inches (157.8 x 76.2 x
6.88 oz (195 g)

5.76 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches (146.3 x
70.9 x 7.6mm)
5.89 oz (167 g)

Main camera

Custom 200MP 1/1.13″ ISOCELL HP2
sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 23mm, OIS,
85-degree field of view, Quad PD

50MP, F1.8 aperture, 23mm, 1/1.56″
sensor size, OIS, PDAF, 85-degree
field of view

50MP, F1.8 aperture, 23mm, 1/1.56″
sensor size, OIS, PDAF, 85-degree
field of view

Telephoto camera

10MP, 3.0X optical zoom, F2.4
aperture, 69mm, 1/3.52″ sensor
size, OIS, 36-degree field of view

10MP, 3.0X optical zoom, F2.4
aperture, 69mm, 1/3.94″ sensor size

10MP, 3.0X optical zoom, F2.4
aperture, 69mm, 1/3.94″ sensor size

Telephoto camera #2

10MP, 10x optical zoom, F4.9
aperture, 230mm, 1/3.52″ sensor
size, 11-degree field of view, 100x
Space Zoom;



Ultra-wide camera

12MP, F2.2 aperture, 13mm, 1/2.55″
sensor size, 120-degree field of view

12MP, F2.2 aperture, 13mm, 1/2.55″
sensor size, 120-degree field of view

12MP, F2.2 aperture, 13mm, 1/2.55″
sensor size, 120-degree field of view


12MP, f/2.2 aperture, 25mm, 80-
degree field of view, HDR10+

10MP, f/2.2, 80-degree field of view,
25mm, HDR10+

10MP, f/2.2, 80-degree field of view,
25mm, HDR10+


3.36GHz Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 ‘for
Galaxy’ chipset, 8GB RAM + 256GB,

3.36GHz Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 8GB
RAM + 256GB, 8GB + 512GB storage

3.36GHz Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 8GB
RAM + 128GB, 8GB RAM + 256GB


5,000mAh, 45W wired, 15W wireless charging

4,700mAh, 45W wired, 15W wireless charging

3,900mAh, 25 wired, 15W wireless charging

Because $999 for the same LTPS display would have been excessive, Samsung was able to introduce the Galaxy S23 and S23+ at the same prices by keeping all of the hardware aside from the chipset the same. The S23 Ultra may still benefit from this designation, which may have been Samsung’s intention all along given that it is the middle kid with the lowest unit prediction for sales.

Galaxy S23 camera

The 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera from Samsung, which was just introduced, will be the Galaxy S23 series’ most significant hardware update. The sensor uses a 1/1.3-inch optical format and 200 million 0.6-micrometer (m) pixels. This sensor size is used in the primary 108MP smartphone cameras, giving high-end smartphone consumers access to a high-resolution camera without having to contend with noticeable camera bumps.

Tetra2pixel is a cutting-edge pixel-binning technique used by the sensor. This enables the sensor to alter pixel sizes in response to ambient light levels. The sensor can record 50MP photos at 1.2m (4:1 pixel binning) or 12.5MP photographs at 2.4m in low light (16:1 pixel binning).

Galaxy S23 Ultra camera specs to expect

  • Main camera: 200MP custom Samsung ISOCELL HP2 1/1.13″ sensor with 0.60 micron pixel size
  • Front camera: 12MP with large pixels and AF
  • 3x telephoto camera: 10MP, Sensor size: 1/3.52″; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
  • 10x periscope zoom camera: 10MP, Sensor size: 1/3.52″; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
  • Ultrawide camera: 12MP sensor size: 1/2.55″; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Galaxy S23 Ultra 8K video recording mode

Samsung will soon offer smoother 30 frames per second 8K video recording thanks to the potent Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 imaging co-processor, which will be a windfall for filmmakers as the new high-def format increasingly finds its way into living rooms and streaming platforms.

While we wait for the Galaxy S23 series to support seamless 8K video recording, you can witness a clip purportedly taken on an S23 Ultra someplace in Nicaragua by a local tech blogger who happened to be in possession of the device.

According to a reliable tip source, Samsung may also have a solution to Apple’s Action Mode video recording termed “Ultra Stabilization.” It would be suitably named “Ultra Stabilization” and available only on the most expensive Galaxy S23 Ultra model as an addition to Samsung’s default Super Steady mode, which you can compare to the Action Mode of the iPhone 14 Pro Max below.

Galaxy S23 storage



Galaxy S23 Ultra

256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Galaxy S23+


Galaxy S23


As a producer of its own internal flash storage chips and RAM memory, Samsung can afford to be stingy with the gigabytes allocated to each of its smartphones. Samsung may have finally broken the cycle of starting storage with 128GB with the Galaxy S23 series, at least for the S23+ and Ultra models.

Samsung is able to be frugal with the gigabytes allotted to each of its smartphones since it manufactures its own internal flash storage chips and RAM memory. At the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung may have finally ended the trend of starting storage with 128GB, at least for the S23+ and Ultra variants.

Moreover, Samsung announced the latest version of its Universal Flash Storage (UFS) solution and version 4.0 will go into mass production during the third quarter of this year. UFS 4.0 will deliver big-time gains in speed and efficiency for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets and could be present on the 2023 Galaxy S23 flagship series.

Galaxy S23 design

According to the leaked press promo images of the phones below, there will be minor changes in the series’ design, with the Ultra adopting a boxier form while the regular S23 and the Plus variant will lose the camera island plateau on the back and adopt the individual protruding lenses from the Ultra.

Galaxy S23 Ultra colors

The base Galaxy S23 series colors to expect are as follows:

Botanic Green
Misty Lilac
Phantom Black
Cotton Flower

As if to confirm the colors at launch, the hues of the leaked S23 Ultra’s S Pen are exactly those, but Samsung usually shakes things up and offers exclusive colors that can only be had if one purchases the phones from its own store.

In the meantime, a list of leaked cases for the Galaxy S23 and S23+ shows that they both come in black, camel, green, white, cream, and lavender hues. The Galaxy S23 Ultra case colors, on the other hand, are an intriguing mix that include a camel hue for the leather cover, as well as navy and orange for the official silicone cases. As a result, these colors may be Samsung’s shop exclusives, or they may simply be new festive wrapper colors.

Galaxy S23 display

Although Samsung was able to incorporate variable refresh rate to the hybrid LTPS display, it can only go as low as 48Hz in the Galaxy S23 and S23+, but the LTPO screen in the Ultra versions can cover the entire 1Hz-120Hz range. and display static pictures while conserving battery. The screens of the Galaxy S23 and S23+ are anticipated to be brighter than those of its predecessors, with a brightness range of up to 1750 nits.

Regarding the premium model of the series, a quad-curved S23 Ultra display rumor was dispelled, and it is true that it doesn’t make much sense on a phone with a S Pen stylus integration as you need as much flat canvas to sketch on. However, judging from the rumored Galaxy S23 series screen protectors, Samsung will use a curved display—just the side slopes will be curved.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra will use a 6.7″ 1440p panel of Samsung’s most recent 12th-gen OLED display generation, similar to the one that gave the Galaxy Z Fold 4 a considerable increase in peak brightness over the Z Fold 3 or the one that gave the iPhone 14 Pro Max a record peak brightness of 2000 nits.

In fact, according to recent speculations, the Galaxy S22 Ultra screen would have a maximum brightness of 2200 nits, surpassing the best smartphone display now held by the iPhone. Samsung also calibrates their panels extremely well and gives them a very fine-grained range for refresh rate.

The S23 Ultra panel should be stunning if it outshines its predecessor in terms of brightness, as the S22 Ultra already has top brightness levels in the isolated scenarios that Samsung tests at. Additionally, all devices in the series are probably equipped with Corning’s most recent, harder Gorilla Glass Victus 2 version, which would prevent the inclusion of a complimentary S23 screen protector in the package.

Galaxy S23 battery life

The Galaxy S23 series’ battery life is anticipated to increase as a result of using the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which uses 4nm technology, as well as any potential new OLED panel generations. Given that battery pack sizes will only be somewhat larger, Qualcomm’s efficiency-focused Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU will be the only source of potential battery life improvement.

Its construction on the second-generation optimized 4nm process and clever combination of older and newer ARM Cortex core generations, in contrast to the 3GHz Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 monster, which heats up and throttles quite a bit under heavy load like 3D gaming, should make it very gentle on the battery with everyday tasks.

We now have proof that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will include a battery with the model number EB-BS918BY that has a rated capacity of 4,855mAh, translating to a normal capacity of roughly 5,000mAh, just like on its predecessor.

Galaxy S23 features and performance

The Galaxy S23, the S23+, and the S23 Ultra are expected to sport a number of new hardware and software features such as the ones in the list below:

  • 3.36 GHz Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy
  • 256GB base S23+ and S23 Ultra storage
  • Qualcomm X70 5G modem
  • 200MP Galaxy S23 ultra camera
  • 50MP Galaxy S23/S23+ camera sensor
  • Boxier Ultra lends its rear camera area design to the S23/S23+
  • Android 13 with One UI 5 on top
  • Larger S23/S23+ batteries

Samsung couldn’t achieve the power draw synergies between the Exynos 2300 chipset and its 5G modem as Qualcomm can for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and the X70 5G modem created on the 4nm process of TSMC, therefore Samsung will only utilize a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU to power the S23 series.

Furthermore, the S23 edition could run at 3.36GHz instead of the standard 3.2GHz, and there are rumors that the special Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 inside may actually be produced at Samsung’s foundries.

Gaming on the Galaxy S23 series

However, it appears that the graphics subsystem’s performance in demanding conditions, such as 3D gaming, has improved the most. With such a high frame rate, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 maintains cool in games like Genshin Impact unlike any other Qualcomm CPU before it.

Our own Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 benchmark tests on the Vivo X90 Pro+ peg it beating Apple’s chipset, and that gap may be further widened with the Galaxy S23 series, which will have a custom 8 Gen 2 processor. It even manages to rival Apple’s newest Apple A16 processor in the frame count per watt metric, while staying cooler under pressure than Apple’s high-clock monstrosity.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra model numbers

The Galaxy S23 Ultra’s model number is listed as SM-S918, which appears to be a follow-up to the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s SM-S908. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is internally known as DM3, and we have no idea what this stands for.

The following are all of the model numbers for the leaked Galaxy S23 Ultra: The Galaxy S23 Ultra is connected to the following models: SM-S918BDS, SM-S918U, SM-S918U1, and SM-S918W. The suffixes, as usual, also indicate the dual-sim and unlocked versions for different geographical areas.

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