Updated on Nov. 13…
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone is going to defeat all its rivals with the world’s most powerful camera system this February. Earlier, alleged camera samples leaked of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, showing off major improvements in the photography, while IceUniverse now leaked one more shot, comparing it with S22 Ultra, Pixel 7 Pro.
Through Chinese microblogging site Weibo, tipster IceUniverse shared three image samples and asked users, which one is better. A few hours later, the source revealed that the shots are taken on Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra and Google Pixel 7 Pro respectively.
Well, it’s worth mentioning that the shots are not taken in 200MP mode on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, as noted by the tipster in a user’s comment. Ice said that all three smartphones captured the image in normal mode, still, the details and quality of the shot taken on S23 Ultra is worth noting.
Left to Right – S23U, S22U and P7P (Source – Ice Weibo)
Image of the pumpkin captured by the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera shows major improvements over its predecessor. Notably, it also defeats Google’s Pixel 7 Pro, which is gaining lots of praise because of its smart techniques based on software and machine learning.
The source pointed out that all the shots are taken in normal camera mode, which suggests neither Galaxy S23 Ultra used 200MP nor 50MP mode. ISOCELL HP2 200MP image sensor, which is under testing at Samsung seems to have notable upgrades over the two other puppies; HP1 and HP3.
Update 2 – November 13
After camera resolution, the same source claimed that the company is still working on camera optimization of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. In the current situation, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is better than its predecessor, while it’s still behind than the Pixel 7 Pro when it comes to HDR.
Update 1 – November 12
Tipster IceUniverse disclosed that the default camera resolution of the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone is 3000×4000 pixels. In the 50MP camera mode, the resolution is 6120×8160, while 12240×16320 in 200MP photo mode.
Some Samsung phones are not getting timely Google Play System Update
Earlier, it was noticed that Samsung’s top-line Galaxy smartphones were stuck on older Google Play System Update versions. Google sent out new updates to those Galaxy devices following several reports by users and media publications.
Well, the situation is the same on certain Galaxy models, mostly in Europe. GalaxyClub reports that their Galaxy S23, Z Fold 5, Galaxy A33, and other devices are lagging behind in Play System Update. In particular, various handsets are stuck on July 2023 Play System version, which is over five months old now.
The Galaxy S20 series makes it even more colorful, which currently does not progress beyond the May 1 update. Sometimes a manual check is followed by the message “Your device is up to date” or “Updates are temporarily unavailable.”
On the other hand, the Galaxy A52 got November 2023’s Play System update, while the Galaxy A53 September’s. You can check when your Galaxy received the last Google Play System Update via Settings -> Security & privacy -> Updates -> Google Play System Update.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE launches in South Korea
Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S23 FE in South Korea. Releasing tomorrow, this smartphone combines premium performance, an unrivaled camera, and a stylish design. The price starts at 847,000 won, it will be available in four colors including Mint, Graphite, Purple, and Cream.
In addition, Samsung.com and the Gangnam Experience Store will sell two exclusive color options – Indigo and Tangerine. The company also started “Galaxy perFEct Program for customers of the Galaxy S23 FE.
Customers who purchase the Galaxy S23 FE through this program can receive compensation for 50% of the factory price if they return the used product after 24 months.
Samsung will give away either the Galaxy Smart Tag 2 or a 25W PD charger (power-saving type) to customers who activate the Galaxy S23 FE by December 22. Customers who purchase can select the gift they want through the Samsung.com app.
Galaxy S23 FE has an iconic design that succeeds the S23 series. A floating camera and a small-sized camera hole were used, and durability was enhanced with an aluminum frame. With an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating, you can use it with confidence without worrying about dust or moisture.
Battery of Dream: Samsung’s solid-state battery won’t come to phones until 2027
Samsung is developing solid-state battery technology to replace the current electrolyte battery. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy devices are unlikely to get a solid-state battery (AKA battery of dream) unit 2027.
According to a new report, Samsung SDI formed a new team to promote commercialization of solid-state battery (ASB). The team will be led by Go Joo-young, head of the marketing team of the large-scale battery business unit.
Through the new organization, the South Korean tech giant plans to accelerate project speed with customers and expedite the commercialization of ASB. Samsung SDI aims to commercialize ASB by 2027.
Samsung SDI is focusing on the development of all-solid-state batteries with an energy density of over 900 Wh/L by adopting sulfide-based technology, which can achieve the fastest lithium-ion flow (ion conductivity) per unit volume.
The ASB is a next-generation battery, which transfers ions between the positive and negative electrodes, from liquid to solid, improving safety and performance. It has advantages such as higher energy density than conventional lithium-ion batteries and lower risk of fire or explosion.