Heading into the tail end of 2022, all major smartphone releases are in the rearview mirror. The next big mobile gadget release comes in early 2023 when Samsung unveils the Galaxy S23. Technically, Samsung hasn’t confirmed this, but we know it’s happening due to a cursory reading of history and numerous leaks. There is another Galaxy S23 leak to describe the specs of Samsung’s next flagship.
The leak comes via Yogesh Brar, who has a record of giving accurate details of upcoming smartphones. Aside from Brar’s record, the rumored specs are so predictably boring as to be 100 percent believable — the Galaxy S23 is going to be another incremental improvement, which we can expect in the standard smartphone segment these days.
According to Brar, the base model Galaxy S23 will be built around Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Based on Samsung’s recently expanded partnership with Qualcomm, this could be the chip used in all versions of the Galaxy S23, whereas previous Galaxy S phones used Exynos. Chip in many international markets. RAM will only be 8GB, but you’ll have a choice between 128 and 256GB of storage.
The device will be the smallest in Samsung’s S23 lineup, which will almost certainly include a Plus and Ultra variant. The S23 will feature a 6.1-inch 1080p OLED with a 120Hz refresh rate, just like the current-gen S22. Another iteration from 2022 will be the camera setup with 50MP primary, 12MP ultrawide and 10MP telephoto. The selfie camera will also be at 10MP.
Samsung Galaxy S23
– 6.1″ FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC
– Rear Cam: 50MP (OIS) + 12MP (UW) + 10MP (Tele)
– Front Cam: 10MP
– 8GB RAM
– 128/256GB storage
– Android 13, OneUI 5
– 3,900mAh battery, 25W wired, 15W wireless charging
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) October 18, 2022
Samsung reduced the battery capacity a bit in the S22 vs the S21, but it reversed the trend in the S23. Brar claims the S23 will go up to 3,900mAh, but charging will be a mere 25W wired and 15W wireless.
A previous leak showed the alleged design of the S23 (top), which will borrow more from the S22 Ultra than the base model S22. This is turning out to be a very modest upgrade. Anyone who owns a Galaxy S22 should probably count on keeping it for another year. If you’re overdue for an upgrade and want a smaller flagship phone, the S23 looks like a fine device. It’s just not very exciting.