If you have been following the leaks you will know that the Samsung Galaxy S23 is very much a sequel to the S22 – that means it follows basically the same spec recipe save for a few component upgrades.
Yesterday we got our first glimpse of the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which showed a promising Geekbench result. However, it also showed that the 2023 model will come with 8GB of RAM, just like the 2022, 2021 and 2020 phones. Is a bump to 12GB long overdue? Samsung doesn’t see it that way (the S20 had a 12GB option, Samsung knows how well it sold).
Leakster Yogesh Brar has shared a summary of the Galaxy S23 specification and those tell the same tale – 8GB of RAM, 128/256GB storage. The new model will have a larger 3,900mAh battery, well, larger relative to the S22 but not the S21 or S20 (both at 4,000mAh). And it will support the same old 25W wired and 15W wireless charging. Both Samsung and Apple have been quite conservative with the charging speeds of their smartphones, especially the smaller models.
Moving on, the new phone will have a 50MP main camera (with OIS), 12MP ultra wide and 10MP telephoto, plus a 10MP selfie camera. That reads the same as the S22 cameras, though it might involve new sensors and optics. It will certainly involve new processing thanks to the more powerful chipset.
Finally, the phone will have a 6.1” Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, still with 1,080 x 2,340px resolution, still not LTPO. That’s what the rumors say, anyway. Ice Universe claims that the bezels will be fractions of a millimeter thicker, but that isn’t the whole story.
We’ve seen from renders that the design will be reworked to be more in line with the S22 Ultra (the S23 Ultra will look basically the same). We’ve seen that in case designs as well – the camera island is gone, with only the individual lenses poking up from the back.
If you look back, the Galaxy S21 used the S20 cameras but put them in a redesinged body. The S22 reused the design but upgraded the cameras. Now we’re in for a new design and the same cameras. This seems to be Samsung’s upgrade cadence for the Galaxy S series, at least for the vanilla and plus models (the Ultras see bigger changes year to year).
At this point the one big question that remains is whether the S23 series will use Snapdragon chipsets exclusively or whether the Exynos team has convinced their colleagues to give them another shot.