Samsung Galaxy S23 series launch timeline has been teased. The company is rumoured to launch its new flagship smartphone series in India and other markets in early 2023. According to previous claims made by the rumour mill, the Galaxy S23 series will debut in January or February 2023. A more precise timeline has now been confirmed by a Samsung Electronics executive.
“The S23 series will be shown during our own Unpacked event in the United States, which will be held in February,” the Samsung Electronics executive said to Korea JoongAng Daily. The Samsung executive did not reveal the exact date but the report, citing local media, claimed that the Galaxy Unpacked event will be hosted in San Francisco in the first week of February.
Let’s take a look at the Galaxy S23 series specifications, features and other details known so far.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Series: What We Know So Far
The Samsung Galaxy S23 series will get some incremental upgrades over the current generation models, which are available for purchase in India. According to the leaked design renders, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which will sit at the top of the lineup, will continue to sport the same design as the S22 Ultra. The phone’s biggest upgrade would be in the camera department. It is likely to use a new 200MP main camera along with a 12MP ultrawide camera. The quad-camera setup will include two 10MP telephoto sensors with 3x and 10x optical zoom, respectively.
On the front, there will be a 6.8-inch QHD+ 120Hz display with curved edges. There will be a hole-punch cutout at the top centre. Samsung is also said to offer a display that can get as high as 2200 nits. If true, the Galaxy S23 Ultra will sport the brightest display on any phone. Currently, the iPhone 14 Pro models feature the brightest display with up to 2000 nits of peak brightness. The Galaxy S23 Ultra will continue to feature an S Pen slot. There will be a 5000mAh battery under the hood with at least 25W fast charging and 15W wireless charging.
Moving on to the other two models — the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus. The two premium S23 series phones are said to get some design changes. There will be no camera module, according to the leaked design renders. Instead, the phones will sport three circular camera rings and an LED flash on the side. The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are said to feature a 50MP main camera, a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x zoom and a 12MP ultrawide camera.
The Galaxy S23 Plus will come with a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support. It will pack a 4700mAh battery with support for 25W wired fast charging and 15W wireless charging.
The Galaxy S23 5G, which will sit at the bottom of the lineup, will feature a 6.1-inch Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED display. It will also pack a 3900mAh battery and is said to feature support for 25W wired fast charging along with 15W wireless charging. The screen on both models is flat and sports a hole-punch cut-out at the top centre.
All three models will get the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC under the hood. Samsung is also said to introduce a satellite connectivity feature, which might be of huge help to users who want to reach out to emergency services when in a no-network area.
While the Galaxy S23 is likely to launch with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The other two models are likely to offer up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. Samsung is also said to launch its flagship phones with a 32MP front camera. The devices will boot on the latest Android 13 update. As expected, there will be a layer of One UI 5.0 on top of Android.