A lot of Samsung fans have been wondering when the next iteration of Galaxy flagship phones will officially launch. The teasing for these phones has been a few months now. It looks like Samsung might be finally coming up on announcement with invites to the press media. The Korean tech giant has eventually confirmed the launch details for the Galaxy S23 series, which will happen as part of the Galaxy Unpacked 2023-part 1 event.
In contrast to the previous rumors, Samsung started teasing on its Columbian website that the next Galaxy Unpacked event will be happening on February 1, 2023. The teaser page has a tagline saying, “Epic moments are coming.” The teaser page also showing off the three rear cameras of the Galaxy S23 series with individual circles around them, looking quite similar to what we’ve been seeing in the leaked renders.
That’s it, not much has been officially confirmed about the upcoming flagships, but some significant improvements are expected. Specs wise, the Galaxy S23 series will come packed with flagship-level features, but the phones’ design overall looks near identical to their predecessors, according to leaked renders from prolific sources. Price wise, Samsung may or may not increase the pricing of its new flagship phones compared to the previous-gen series.
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Galaxy S23 Series Rumored Specifications
To start off, it should the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with the fastest core capped at 3.36GHz to help it better compete with other Android biggies and latest iPhones. This chipset will be a decent upgrade considering the Galaxy S22 ran on Snapdragon SoC. As for the memory options, you can expect up to 8/12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB UFS 4.0 as base model.
Samsung is also rumored to skip the 128GB model from this year for Galaxy flagships. Each Galaxy S23 model is expected to feature 12MP auto-focused selfie shooter with OIS and will ship with the latest One UI 5.1 based Android 13 OS out of the box.
Both the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ are rumored to feature a 50MP primary camera with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide camera with autofocus, and a 10x telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. The Galaxy S23 may have a 3,900mAh battery, while the Galaxy S23+ is expected to be fuelled by a 4,700mAh battery.
The top-tier Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a 200MP primary camera with OIS aside three other sensors on the back, including a 12MP ultrawide camera with autofocus, 10MP telephoto capable of 3x optical zoom, and another 10MP telephoto with 10x optical zoom. Recent publication of TENAA certification paperwork has confirmed the Ultra model will be offered with a 6.8-inch QHD+ display with a 3,088 x 1,440 pixel resolution, 5G connectivity, 8 or 12GB of RAM, and 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of internal storage, and a 4,855mAh/5,000mAh battery with 45W charging speeds.
The 12GB variant of the Galaxy S23 Ultra has recently passed through Geekbench 5, and managed to score 1,495 points in the single-core CPU performance test and 4,647 points in the multi-core CPU performance test.
Samsung’s above official picture (pictured on left side) proves that yesterday’s leaked renderings are fake.