release date, price, photo… everything we know

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, as well as the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus, have already been revealed through images, leaks and rumors. 200 megapixel sensor, telephoto lens, Snapdragon chip, design… We take into account all the expectations surrounding the next flagships of the Korean giant.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra // Source: OnLeaks

Samsung should announce the Galaxy S23 Ultra early next year, in January or February 2023. The flagship of the Korean giant’s premium range is undoubtedly one of the most awaited smartphones every year. Obviously, it would be accompanied by two smaller brothers: Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus.

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After the S22 Ultra, it’s both exciting in terms of design (the Note-inspired ditching of the photo unit in favor of teardrop integration) and a little disappointing, at least in Europe, for its half-baked Exynos. 2200 chip, the S23 Ultra is more than expected. The same goes for the slightly cheaper segments of the S23 and S23 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S23 // Source: Onleaks

Design

For once not exclusive, French OnLeaks published renders of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 + ahead of the official release. A few hours later, it also showed the expected design of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Do I have to remind him? The leaker is known for his good information from industry sources. The pictures she shares are therefore very believable.

Below is a review of the classic Samsung Galaxy S23.

Here are some pictures of the Galaxy S23 Plus.

Finally, admire the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra below.

The mistakenly leaked promotional images of the Galaxy S23 Plus and S23 Ultra give you a little more insight.

Galaxy S23 promotional image leaked ahead of time. // Source: 91mobiles

Looking at these renders, the two models are said to be very similar in design aside from their different sizes. Like the Galaxy S23+, the Samsung Galaxy S23 will have the right to evolve in the photography department. It will have the same aesthetic as the S22 Ultra. In other words, each camera module will be integrated separately from the others. In addition, the colors should be a little less abundant than the previous year. We’d go for four colors versus nine on the S22.

Regarding the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, we should expect a slightly revised design at the level of the two cameras on the back (the two on the right). These will fit the chassis better so that they don’t stick out in relief unlike other protruding rests. Another nuance: the side edges will be much less rounded compared to the S22 Ultra. The latter was already too angular.

Source: Onleaks

The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra should differ little from their predecessors. Example:

  • S22 Ultra 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm;
  • S23 Ultra 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm.

The display, as it does every year, should set the standard for the rest of the industry. As we remember, Samsung provides most of the smartphone panels of its competitors, and therefore its flagships benefit from the best. As a sign of this progress, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s display will increase to 2,200 cd/m² this year.

Other things are almost certain: the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is on track to continue to carry the S Pen stylus (with a special slot for storage) and to always bet on excellent photo versatility thanks to a good set of cameras on the back. Little surprise, the stylus should be the same color as your phone case this year. We had four options to choose from: black, green, pink (Light Pink) and beige.

The new, if not necessarily visible, very useful Galaxy S23 Ultra could be one of the first phones to protect its screen behind the new Gorilla Glass Victus 2. Theoretically, it is enough to resist the fall of concrete at a height of one meter.

Image

Requires a premium smartphone, several leaks are photos in focus. If the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus have to use the photographic components of the S22 in advance, the Ultra model, in turn, can rely on a 200-megapixel sensor produced by Samsung. That would be the Isocell HP2 according to Ice Universe. better Of the three 200-megapixel sensors developed by the Korean firm to date. The brand recently officially unveiled the sensor that could be the upcoming flagship. This should significantly improve night mode, according to Ice Universe.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra won’t be the first smartphone with a 200-megapixel photo sensor. This title refers to the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

Samsung officially introduces its 200-megapixel sensor, the Isocell HP1. But powering the S23 Ultra would be the Isocell HP2. // Source: Samsung

Rumors are coming for the rest Galaxy Clubindicates that the phone should retain 10x optical zoom paired with a 10-megapixel sensor. If this were to be confirmed, it wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing, because this photomodule is making achievements.

Ice Universe has since published what it claims is a comparison between the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra and Pixel 7 Pro. It’s a product, which means we’ve come to zoom in on the image, and in this little game, the next Samsung phone could teach its little fellows a good lesson.

In the video, the Galaxy S23 will also have new features to spare. Indeed, it could shoot up to 30fps at 8K, versus 24fps before. It is better to adapt to televisions. Now all you need to do is find an 8K TV.

On the selfie sensor side, Samsung would make a surprising choice. So we would go from 40 megapixels to 12 megapixels. We hope this results in a quality gain.

Performance and autonomy

Now let’s take a look at what’s under the hood.

First news: a priori, Samsung will no longer push Exynos chips from the S23 generation. For the S23s, that means it will opt for the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 instead of the Exynos 2300. Qualcomm has also confirmed the information, so it smells pretty good. It’s even possible that the S23 will benefit from an overclocked version of 3.36GHz versus the base 3.2GHz.

If this might seem a bit technical, even second-rate at first glance, know that the S22 Ultra’s Exynos, and in-game temperature management in particular, were among the phone’s major shortcomings in our eyes. An S23 Ultra under Snapdragon would therefore be very good news for everyone.

The gain over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 could be significant. According to the leak, the device will gain 36% in CPU, 48% in GPU and 60% in NPU.

Moreover, Samsung and Qualcomm signed a big long-term contract.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. // Source: Qualcomm

Before moving on to autonomy, let’s pause for a moment on One UI 6 (Android 14). According to the website Android AuthoritySamsung will introduce in this generation“Flawless Updates”, understand these updates performed without locking the smartphone. Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra should come with a slightly improved version of One UI 5 called One UI 5.1. It is enough to add new software.

A popular leak in the battery Ice Universe It suggests that the S23 Ultra will retain the same 5,000mAh capacity as last year. We can only hope that Samsung finds a way to better optimize its phone for better autonomy. Replacing the chip may help. For its part, the S23 Plus will gain 200 mAh to reach 4,700 mAh, while the base S23 will gain the same 200 mAh at 3,900 mAh. In addition, the Galaxy S23 will introduce a new performance mode called “Light”, which will allow you to get a little more autonomy if the need arises.

In terms of performance, cooling can play a big role. Three Galaxy S23s wouldn’t be placed in the same boat in this little game. The S23 Ultra will benefit from a vapor chamber, the S23 Plus will have a heat pipe system, and the S23 will rely on several sheets of graphite and its unique chassis.

Let’s mention only the memory that will be increased in the Galaxy S23 Ultra. This can be up to 256 GB in the minimum configuration. Bad news on the charging side: the Galaxy S23 will always be satisfied with a maximum of 25W.

Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra price and release date

It is too early to comment on the availability or price of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. However, we can count on the nonchalance of a Samsung official who quietly announced that the phone will be launched in February 2023. According to Ice Universe, the set date will be February 1st.

As for the price, let’s recall the price list of the S22 Ultra when it was released: it went from 1259 euros for 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage to 1459 euros for 12 + 512 GB. In France and Europe, it wouldn’t be surprising if Samsung were to pick up the bill a bit more.


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