The Galaxy S23 “family,” consisting of its base version, the S23 Plus, and the S23 Ultra. Being one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year – even more so after the tremendous success of the S22 and its ramifications – some leaks indicate some clear evolutions and other not-so-encouraging points.
To “warm up” this grand launch, we will analyze some features we already know that the new S23 will have and their possible impact on the smartphone market in 2023.
Main Differences From The Galaxy S23
Hardware And Processor
One of the main points of evolution is in the chipset of the Galaxy S23. As expected, the cell phone features the new Qualcomm model, an exclusive version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 entitled “For Galaxy.” This chipset will be available in the three versions of the S23, with a maximum clock of 3.36 GHz, resulting in a slight performance advantage over other cell phones with the Qualcomm chip.
Another positive point of this exclusive version is that the Adreno 740 GPU should have greater thermal management capacity, making the cell phone not heat up so much when used for long periods. The model is also a clear evolution of the Adreno 730 present in the Galaxy S22 Ultra, coming to rival well in terms of speed and efficiency with the standard version of the Adreno 740 present in other high-end smartphones, such as the Xiaomi 13.
In addition, these new models will come with Android 13 and should have One UI 5.1, a new user interface, with some improvements to native applications, such as a camera, gallery, new widgets, and progress related to security and privacy.
Despite the technology involved and the screen size is similar to what we are used to, the main novelty of the S23 in this regard is the presence of Gorilla Glass Vicus 2, the newest generation of resistant glass produced by Corning.
According to tests released by the brand, this new coating must withstand drops of up to 2 meters on asphalt and up to 1 meter on concrete, proving its central differential, which is to withstand impacts on rough surfaces.
Points Similar To Previous Versions
The base version of the S23 will have the same set of cameras as the S22, with three on the back with 50, 12, and 12 MP, respectively, with the only difference being the front camera, which increases from 10 to 12 MP.
The real change occurs between the Ultra versions of the S22 and S23, with the primary lens changing from 108 MP to 200, with optical stabilization directly on the sensor, resulting in fewer blurred photos.
Despite very similar numbers and specifications, the main difference must be in the photo and video post-processing software, a fact that we will only be able to confirm with the official launch.
Another great point with very little evolution, with the base version of the S23 having 3900 mAh, with 25W fast charging. The Plus version should have 4700 mAh, and the Ultra with 5000 mAh, with support for 45W super fast charging.
Even in the case of a top-of-the-line device, where it is common not to have such abundant batteries, 3900 mAh in the base version still needs to be improved, even having evolved about the S22 that had 3700 mAh. At the very least, it’s still a bigger battery than the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro.
Remember that, according to Samsung’s standard, all three Galaxy S23 do not come with a charger in the box. But anyone who is “ready” to acquire a logo at its launch can register on the event website to receive a Wireless Single Charger charger – but only for those who register by 3 pm on February 1st, be smart!
As for the numbers, we also don’t have any significant difference in the standard of smartphones currently launched, with versions varying between 128 and 256GB of internal memory in the S23 and S23 Plus versions, with the option of 512GB and 1TB only for the S23 Ultra.
The big question related to storage is that a recent rumor pointed out that the 128GB version of the S23 should use slower storage technology, similar to that used since the Galaxy S21. While the other models will use UFS 4.0 flash storage, the fastest option available, the most basic version should still be at UFS 3.1, but we will only be able to have proof at its official release.