Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, Galaxy S23 Ultra Design Revealed Via Dummy Models Ahead of Official Launch


Samsung Galaxy S23 series is expected to launch early next year. If the rumour mill is to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series launch event will be hosted in the first week of February. Samsung is yet to announce the launch date of its next big Unpacked event. While we wait for that, the rumour mill continues to churn out more leaks about the upcoming Samsung smartphones.

The latest leak in the form of dummy units reveals the design of the upcoming Galaxy S23 series phones. Dummy units are usually made by case makers based on the leaked details by industry sources or the rumour mill. The latest set of images confirms the design and suggests that the leaked design renders were indeed legitimate.

According to the leaked design renders uploaded on SlashLeaks, the Galaxy S23 series will sport a slightly boxy, flat frame design. The Galaxy S23 Ultra resembles its predecessor, whereas the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus have received some design changes.

The two younger siblings match the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s camera cutouts design. There is no module now, which previously used to blend into the frame. Instead, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus have three circular cutouts for the triple-camera setup. There is also an LED flash next to the sensors. With the S23 Ultra, the premium Samsung flagship will have a quad-camera setup, laser auto-focus and an LED flash module on the back.

The images also reveal that the phones have the power and volume keys on the right edge, whereas the SIM tray is on the left. At the bottom, there are the microphones, speaker grille and a USB Type-C port. The front continues to sport a hole-punch cutout at the top centre.

Other details of the phones have leaked as well. Here’s a look at the Samsung Galaxy S23 series specifications and features known so far.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Series: Here’s What the Rumours Suggest

Starting with the top-of-the-line Galaxy S23 Ultra, the phone is said to sport a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED, QHD+ display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. While the screen size will be the same, it is said to be brighter than the iPhone 14 Pro models. According to a recent leak, the S23 Ultra’s display will have a peak brightness of 2200 nits. The latest iPhones offer 2000 nits of peak brightness.

The hole-punch cutout is said to feature a 12MP or a 32MP front camera. On the back, the device will come with a new 200MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera and two 10MP telephoto shooters with 3x and 10x optical zoom, respectively. The device will pack a 5000mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging, and 15W wireless charging at least. 

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Moving on to the other two phones. The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus will share the same camera hardware. They will feature a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera and a 10MP telephoto camera. For selfies, there will be a 12MP front camera.

The screen size and battery capacity will vary. The Galaxy S23 will feature a 6.1-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, whereas the S23 Plus will feature a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. Both models will come with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. Also, the screen will remain flat on both models.

The Galaxy S23 is said to pack a 3900mAh battery, whereas the Galaxy S23 Plus will feature a 4700mAh cell. Both models will support 25W fast charging and 15W wireless charging.

All three models will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC under the hood. There are rumours about Samsung and Qualcomm working closely for a custom-tuned variant of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC for the Galaxy S23 series to unlock more performance and offer better efficiency.

The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are said to offer 8GB of RAM at least, whereas the Ultra model will start with 12GB of RAM for the base model. All three devices will also run on the latest Android 13-based OneUI 5 update out of the box.