Samsung Galaxy S23 series could be launching in the first week of February 2023. Korean media reports that Samsung is considering an early launch of its next flagship lineup as the worldwide smartphone market is rapidly shrinking.
According to Chosun sources, Samsung is planning to hold an Unpacked event in San Francisco, USA in the first week of February 2023 to introduce its next flagship smartphone lineup – Galaxy S23. If the company announces the S23 series in the first week, the products will be available to purchase from February 17.
The South Korean tech giant is rapidly working on the upcoming flagship devices as leaks and rumors continue to pop up on the web. Recent report revealed that it’s almost confirmed that the Galaxy S23 series will be shipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset globally.
The upcoming Galaxy S23 lineup includes three models – Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra, which were earlier spotted on Geekbench too. In addition to the Snapdragon chip, the S23 phones will be shipped with Android 13-based One UI 5.x software and support for four major upgrades.
Galaxy S23 Ultra is going to be the first Samsung phone equipped with an epic 200MP image sensor for striking mobile photography. Tipster leaked the image sample of the 200MP camera sensor that is reportedly under testing at Samsung for the S23 Ultra. Read more here
OnePlus 12 boasts ULTRA battery that Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra won’t
OnePlus 12 is on the verge of being unveiled in China, with global launch set to take place on January 23. Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the upcoming OnePlus 12 comes with a 5400mAh battery, which won’t be available in Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra.
Official teaser posters reveal that the OnePlus 12 is equipped with a battery with 5,400 mAh capacity, which is 400mAh larger than Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra. Moreover, the device supports 100W wired charging and 50W wireless charging functionality.
It’s worth noting that the OnePlus 12 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. This chip’s overclocked variant will power Samsung’s next Galaxy S flagship lineup. Hence, the OnePlus phone might easily beat the Galaxy S24 Ultra in terms of battery performance.
Samsung working on 1-inch camera with in-sensor crop zoom: Rumor
Samsung shipped its 200-megapixel camera with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Moving ahead, the company is expected to ship the next two S Ultra flagships with enhanced variants of its 200-megapixel sensor. A new leak reveals that Samsung is also working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor.
Tipster @Tech_Reve revealed that Samsung is working on a 1-inch ISOCELL camera sensor with 0.8µm pixels, dual-pixel autofocus, and in-sensor crop zoom. Apart from these details, the tipster hasn’t revealed the model number of this image sensor.
Earlier, the same source disclosed that the South Korean tech giant would bring a significant camera upgrade to the Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus. These flagships are said to introduce a new Sony image sensor, ditching the conventional ISOCELL camera.
Galaxy S25 to feature new Sony Camera rather than Samsung ISOCELL
Countless leaks and rumors revealed most of the things about the Galaxy S24 series. In a recent development, a new leak indicates that Samsung is ditching the ISOCELL image sensor in favor of a new Sony Camera on its upcoming Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus.
According to tipster Revegnus, Samsung’s Galaxy S25 and S25 Plus smartphones might not use an ISOCELL camera sensor, with an upgrade to a new Sony Camera solution expected. It’s worth noting that there’s no camera hardware upgrade in the Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus.
Great news: The S25 and S25+ will no longer use the dreadful GN3 sensor; instead, they will feature Sony’s image sensor. I’m very happy! https://t.co/P6pxMEmyMl
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) December 3, 2023
We are over a year away from the tentative unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S25 series. Throughout the year, there will be several leaks and rumors regarding the specifications. Meanwhile, Galaxy AI will be spotlighted at the next Samsung Unpacked, so prepare for epic 2024.