With the launch of the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung finally held its first Galaxy Unpacked event of 2023 following a long trail of rumors and leaks. Among other things, the series features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform with enhanced low-light photography and consists of the Galaxy S23, the S23+, and the S23 Ultra. Take a look at what the Galaxy S23 phones have to offer.
Galaxy S23 Ultra Features and Details
It takes the place of last year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra, which combined the best of both Galaxy Note and S phones. In addition to the 200MP Adaptive Pixel main camera, the phone is equipped with AI-powered image signal processing (ISP), resulting in detailed, color-accurate results, especially in low-light conditions. The phone’s main highlight is the 200MP Adaptive Pixel main camera. In addition, optical image stabilization (OIS) angles have been doubled.
The Camera has a 10MP telephoto lens with a 3x optical zoom, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, And a 10MP telephoto lens with a 10x optical zoom. There is also a 10MP Super HDR selfie camera with support for 8K video at 30 frames per second, object-based AI that recognizes every detail in the frame, the Expert RAW app, and a 100x space zoom.
Performance-wise, the modified Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform provides 30% improved CPU, 41% GPU, and 49% NPU performance. The Galaxy S23 Ultra has a data storage capacity of 1TB and 12GB of RAM.
In terms of the design, it matches the rumored expectations. A Galaxy S22 Ultra-like design with 12 recycled elements is included, along with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. There is a 6.8-inch QHD+ Edge Dynamic AMOLED 2X display on the front with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and a Vision Booster.
In addition to a 5,000mAh battery, there is a 45W adaptor and wireless charging support. Powered by Android 13, the Galaxy S23 Ultra runs Samsung One UI 5.1. The device is IP68-rated, supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth version 5.3, and comes with Samsung Knox and Knox Vault. It also has an enhanced vapor chamber cooling system and the S Pen.
Galaxy S23+ and S23 Features and Details
In this model, the Contour Cut design has been dropped. The display is slightly smaller at 6.6-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a 120Hz variable refresh rate. While the vanilla Galaxy S23 features a 6.1-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X 120Hz screen, both come with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
Offering 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, the Galaxy S23+ and S23 have Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoCs. While the Plus model supports a 45W adaptor, the standard model settles for a 25W model.
Instead of a 200MP main snapper, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a 50MP camera. It also comes with a 12MP ultra-wide lens and a 10MP telephoto lens.
The Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 feature IP68 ratings, 5G support, and One UI 5.1 based on Android 13.
Price and Offers
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra starts at $1,199 (₹98,200), and its Galaxy S23+ starts at $999 (₹81,800). Its Galaxy S23 starts at $799 (₹65,400), similar to the Galaxy S22 series. Starting February 17, the phones will be available in the US.
All three Galaxy S23 phones will receive four years of software and five years of security updates.