The wait of finally over! Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S23 series today. The company introduced three flagship smartphones while the standard model gets the most notable changes and upgrades in almost every aspect.
Samsung Galaxy S23 5G brings a major design overhaul, which looks even better with the new elegant color shades. It features the fastest Qualcomm processor worldwide, a larger battery, a brighter display, and the latest software to compete with other 2023’s flagship smartphones.
|Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S23|
|Software||Google Android 13 with Samsung One UI 5.1|
|Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy (4nm)|
|Display||6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 1080×2340 pixels, Infinity-O Edge display, 120 Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus 2, HDR10+, 422 ppi|
|RAM||8GB RAM LPDDR5X|
|Storage||UFS 4.0 – 128GB / 256GB / 512GB|
|Rear Camera||Triple camera: 50 MP (main camera, f/1.8, 24mm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS);
12 MP (ultra wide angle, 120˚, f/2.4, 13mm, Super Steady video, OIS);
10 MP (telephoto, f/2.4, 70mm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom)
|Front Camera||12MP (f/2.2, 80°, 26mm, HDR10+)|
|Sensors||In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.3, USB Type-C, NFC, Wi-Fi 6e|
|Cellular||2G (GPRS/EDGE), 3G (UMTS), 4G (LTE), 5G|
|Satellites||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo|
|Colors||Black, Cream, Green, Purple|
|Dimensions||146.3 x 70.9 x 7.6 mm|
|Additional||IP68 rating, dual SIM (2x Nano + E-SIM), GPS, face recognition, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Wireless PowerShare, DeX, child mode, data security: KNOX, ODE, EAS, MDM, VPN|
|Battery||3900 mAh, 25 watts fast charging, 10 watts wireless|
|Availability||Pre-order starts today|
|Price||Price starts at $799.99|
Most noteworthy upgrades
- Custom Processor
- Battery and charging
- Software features and support
Samsung has introduced a completely new design for the standard Galaxy S23 smartphone as it has removed the camera island we saw on the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22. The design now matches the Ultra model, featuring individual camera rings on the rear.
The Galaxy S23 equips the same 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a 120Hz refresh rate but the display is now brighter as it offers a peak brightness of 1750 nits, which is much higher compared to the S22’s 1300 nits.
On the other hand, this display is protected with the new Gorilla Glass Victus 2 which offers improved drop performance and durability on rough surfaces.
Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 50Mp Primary camera a 12MP Ultra wide-angle camera, and a 10MP 3x telephoto camera. Whereas, the front side has an upgraded 12MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
It is noteworthy that the company has significantly improved the Nightography of new Galaxy devices so that customers will not have to compromise even in a dark environment.
The new flagship phone features Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. But it is not the usual processor! It is Galaxy S23 specific and is much better than the regular one. Also, the company has ditched Exynox this year, which means S23 buyers will be able to take advantage of the Snapdragon’s performance all over the globe.
Battery and charging
Battery and charging are other aspects the company has focused on while creating the standard Galaxy S23 smartphone. It equips a larger 3900 mAh that supports 25W wired fast charging and 15W wireless fast charging.
Software features and support
Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone drives the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 software out of the box. The company ensures four major Android upgrades for the device in addition to five years of regular security patches.
US price of Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE revealed
According to MySmartPrice report, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE could come with a price tag of $599 in the US. This would make it $100 more cheaper than the S21 FE, as part of promoting it as the best budget flagship of this year.
This year’s FE smartphone doensn’t pack the same chipset as the flagship models. Rumors say that the S23 FE will be equipped with Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets, availability country-wise.
Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 handset reportedly starts at $699. Hence, the Galaxy S23 FE’s lower starting price could help Samsung capture those consumers who don’t care too much about camera performance.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 Shipments To Hit Historic 10 Million Unit Milestone
Shipments of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 are approximately 10% higher than last year’s models. If 7 million new products and 3 million units of legacy models are shipped this year, the number will reach 10 million units for the first time in history.
According to the info, shipments of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 were found to be 8-10% higher than the shipments of their predecessors. In terms of shipment volume by model, Z Flip 5 accounts for 60-65%, and Z Fold 5 accounts for 30-35%.
Component partners of Samsung say that the number of parts ordered for the two recent models did not change significantly or decrease slightly compared to expectations.
Earlier, it was expected that the Korean tech giant would order 12 to 13 million units of parts for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 by the end of this year. However, recent reports revealed that there may be a decrease of about 1 million units.
Samsung Powers Up: Delivering a Whopping 70 Million OLED Display for iPhone 15 Series!
By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.