Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Tipped to Sport a Display Brighter than the iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro models support 2000 nits of peak brightness.


Samsung Galaxy S23 series could launch early next year. Samsung is expected to host its first Galaxy Unpacked event in February 2023, where it will unveil at least three premium smartphones. These include the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra. The Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus are likely to get incremental upgrades and design changes. The top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, on the other hand, will get a new camera system, among a bunch of other upgrades.

The rumour mill is busy churning out more and more details about the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. The latest leak reveals that the Galaxy S23 Ultra could dethrone the iPhone 14 Pro series to become the smartphone with the brightest display. 

A new leak by tipster RGcloudS reveals that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have a maximum brightness of up 2200 nits. In comparison, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a peak brightness of 1750 nits. Samsung might bump up the brightness to a maximum of 2200 nits, which will make the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s display the brightest on any phone. Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro models currently sit at the top with 2000 nits of peak brightness, which is enabled automatically when the phone is being used in bright outdoor light. The Galaxy S23 Ultra could have the same mechanism.

In addition to this, the display is likely to offer support for a 960Hz touch sampling rate. It is also likely to have a Pulse Width Modulation(PWM) frequency under 2,000 Hz.

Other details of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra have leaked as well. Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra specifications, features and other details.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Specifications 

The Galaxy S23 Ultra is said to sport a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED, QHD+ display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. The screen will be curved on the sides and sport a hole-punch cutout at the top centre for the 32MP front camera.

On the back, the phone will sport a quad-camera setup. Instead of using a 108MP primary camera, Samsung is likely to use a new 200MP main camera. The device will continue to sport a 12MP ultrawide camera along with a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and 30x space zoom. The fourth sensor will be a 10MP telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom.

Under the hood, the phone will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It will come with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. There will be a 5000mAh battery under the hood with support for 25W fast charging, and 15W wireless charging at least. Lastly, the phone will run Android 13 out of the box and have a layer of One UI 5.0 on top.