South Korean brand, Samsung, is getting set to unveil its latest flagship series, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. According to reports, this device will be officially launched in February 2023. There are also reports that this series will have at least three models. We will have the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Today, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series passed Thailand’s NBTC and India’s BIS certification. These listings reveal some details about the series. Previous leaks about the series show that the Samsung Galaxy S23 series models include SM-S911B / DS, but it has not been confirmed. Today’s Thailand NBTC cert. shows that the product corresponding to SM-S911B / DS is the Galaxy S23 Standard Edition. It has since been revealed that Samsung will launch the exclusive 3.36GHz high-frequency version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen2. The Geekbench running score info for this device officially confirms this chip.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series to have three models
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+
The Samsung Galaxy S23 will feature a 6.1-inch 1080p 120Hz display. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S23+ will feature a 6.6-inch 1080p 120Hz display. Both phones will feature a 32MP front-facing camera. On the rear, there will be a 50MP main camera. This will be supported by a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 10MP telephoto lens (supporting 3x optical zoom).
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Standard Edition and S23+ models will still only be available in 8GB memory versions. In previous reports, the exterior renders of the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ have been revealed. From the renders, the two models are quite the same as the previous generation. The only change is that the frame of the camera module is no longer there. The new design brings an independent camera arrangement similar to the previous generation Ultra version.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
In addition, information about the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has also been exposed many times. In terms of design, the design of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is basically the same as the previous generation. The biggest change is the increase in the width of the middle frame. This reduces the curved surface of the screen and will be closer to the micro-curved screen. In terms of camera, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has a rear 200MP main camera, which can provide three modes of 12MP, 50MP and 200MP. Samsung is also expected to use Qualcomm’s ultrasonic 3D wide-area fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
Popular tech blogger, @iceuniverse reveals an exclusive report on the Galaxy S23 series. According to him, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s dimensions are 163.4×78.1×8.9 mm. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra dimensions are 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9 mm. Thus, we can see that the Galaxy S23 Ultra is smaller but not by very much. @iceuniverse claims that the S23 Ultra is the flagship with the smallest changes in Samsung’s history.
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Samsung Electronics Mobile Experience (MX) division confirmed with major camera partners that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will be equipped with a 200-megapixel camera sensor. This flagship smartphone will use the unreleased 200-megapixel sensor ISOCELL HP2 sensor. This device will also come with a 5000 mAh battery but will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 processor under the hood.
In addition, Samsung approved the Hexa²pixel trademark on July 19, which may refer to the six-in-one image readout mode. This can add the charges induced in adjacent pixels together and read out in one-pixel mode. The pixels are combined into one-pixel output, which can increase the sensitivity by reducing the resolution under the condition that the FOV remains unchanged, thereby improving the dark-light imaging effect.
Galaxy S23 display brightness exceeds 2200 nits
A new tweet from @RGcloudS reveals that this series will also come with an attractive display. The tweet reveals that the brightness of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series AMOLED display could exceed 2200 nits. He claims that the lowest is 2100 nits and it could be higher than 2200 nits. Furthermore, the display will come with a massive touch sampling rate of 960Hz. As for the PWM frequency, the tweet claims that it should be below 2,000 Hz.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra beats the iPhone 14 Pro series
According to Dylan Raga, both Samsung and Apple’s display panels use the same OLED emitters. However, the test settings for both phones are different. While Apple’s 2000 nits is gotten from a test with the screen set at 25% APL (Average Picture Level), Samsung’s 2200+ nits is gotten from a test with the screen set at 1% APL. Dylan claims that at 1% APL, the iPhone 14 Pro series will hit 2300 nits brightness. However, this is only a claim. In all, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series is still a flagship to watch out for. There are reports that its screen is 45% more power-efficient than its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S23 will come with a “light” mode to improve battery life without reducing the refresh rate
As we get closer to 2023, there are more reports and rumours regarding the coming flagship series. According to popular tech blogger @iceuniverse, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will come with a “light” mode. This new mode is quite different from the power saving mode that we already know. The main difference is that when this mode is active, the device will not reduce the screen refresh rate. This can improve the battery life at the expense of a fairly decent performance.
Samsung Galaxy S23 series will be released at the Galaxy unpack 2023 event in San Francisco, California, USA in the first week of February next year. If this launch holds, this device will launch 3 to 4 weeks earlier than usual.