As announced earlier, Samsung took the wrap off it’s latest trio of Galaxy flagship devices. After months of leaks, and rumors, Samsung finally announced it’s Samsung Galaxy S23 series at it’s Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event. As expected, the series consisted of three devices – the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and the Galaxy S23 ultra. In this article, we will discuss the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S23 and the S23 Plus. We will discuss the Galaxy S23 ultra in the next article.
Samsung Galaxy S23 specifications:
The device looks identical to it’s predecessor as there are minor differences in the design of the device when compared to it’s predecessor. Most of the changes are under the hood as this time there is the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, better display, improved camera system, and a similar price tag as it’s predecessor.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 boasts a 6.1-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, and a 2340 * 1080 pixels resolution. This display is better and brighter than it’s predecessor, and it can reach up to 1750 nits of peak brightness in broad daylight. The display has a punch-hole cutout at the top center for the selfie camera, supports HDR10+, and there is an ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor underneath the display.
As expected, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. This is for the first time that Samsung is using the Qualcomm chipset for it’s entire S series globally and this chipset is designed especially for the Samsung S23 series with higher clock speed than the regular Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Qualcomm called this chipset “Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy”.
Earlier, Samsung launched the Galaxy S series Qualcomm chipset in selected markets and the Exynos chipset in the rest of the world. But this year, every country will get the Galaxy S series with the same chipset. The vanilla S23 comes with two storage options that are 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB. The RAM is the latest LPDDR5x, and there is a UFS 3.1 internal storage used in these devices.
On the rear side is the triple rear camera setup in the vertical arrangement. There is a 50MP primary sensor with optical image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture, and dual-pixel technology. The primary sensor is paired with a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 120-degree field of view, and a 10MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, 3x optical zoom, and a 36-degree field of view. For selfies, and video calls there is a 12MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 runs on One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 and is equipped with a 3900 mAh battery that supports 25W wired charging, and 10W wireless charging.
Other specifications include USB Type C, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.3, and NFC. It is available in three color options that are Cream Green, Phantom black, and Lavender, and it starts at $799.
Samsung Galaxy S23+ Specifications:
The plus variant comes with almost similar specifications but a few minor changes. The design looks identical to the base variant with the triple rear camera setup.
It comes with a slighter bigger 6.6-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with the same specifications as the vanilla model. The processor is the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset but it comes with 8GB + 256GB, and 8GB + 512GB of storage variant.
The camera system, other specifications, and Android system are also the same as the base variant. The Plus variant is equipped with a slighter bigger 4700 mAh battery that supports 45W fast wired charging, and 10W wireless charging. The color options are similar to the base variant and it starts at $999.
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